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Move over 'spice bag' -- the 'munchy box' is the new revelation in takeaway food


OVER THE PAST week, you may have seen an image of a ‘mega spice box’ or a ‘munchy box’ doing the rounds on social media.

Be warned: it will make you feel very hungry.

So, what is it exactly?

The ‘munchy box’ is a Scottish delicacy that basically involves flinging an assortment of fast good into a box. Think chicken wings, chips, kebab meat, garlic bread and onion rings all served up together in a pizza box.

Like so.

When you buy two cans to pretend this isn't all just for you #dietwhatdiet #cheektobuydietjuice #munchybox #heartburninabox #passtheomeprozole Source: garthlandgrannies

Recently, however, Chinese takeaways across Scotland have started putting their own spin on the humble munchy box.

So what’s in it?

Well, the munchy box for sale in this Glasgow takeaway contains 10 onion rings, 8 chicken balls, 6 ribs, 8 vegetable spring rolls, 8 large pieces of shredded chicken, fried rice, chips, sauce and a can for a measly £12.

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munchy Source: Just Eat

The whole thing is such a big deal that it’s actually making headlines in Scotland.

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Such a big deal that takeaways can’t keep up with demand.

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And do you want to hear the good news? Munchy boxes seem to be available in Chinese takeaways across Dublin, too.

This is what’s available in Scent@Home in Churchtown.

muncy Source: Just Eat

munchy Source: Just Eat

Meanwhile, New Land on Dublin’s South Circular Road does a ‘mega spice box’ that’s basically the same thing.

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megaspice Source: Just Eat

Ditto Pen Tower in Rialto.

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And Eddie’s Dynasty in Ballymun.

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You know what you’re eating tonight.

Do you know of any other establishments across Ireland selling munchy boxes? Let us know in the comments.

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