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Are Black Country orange chips all they're cracked up to be? We asked Wolverhampton people to decide

It's a topic which has split families across the Black Country, caused arguments and created debates.

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In a region that prides itself on its fish and chips, the question of whether plain chips or battered orange chips are better is one which has been asked for years, with many chip shops offering both as a choice.

As part of National Fish and Chip Day, the annual celebration of battered fish and deep fried chips, we took to the streets of Wolverhampton to offer those out shopping and those working in the city centre the choice of both to see which they preferred.

With a packet of battered orange chips and another of plain chips in hand, both smothered in salt and vinegar, it was time to ask people what they thought of the two types.

What became clear was that while those trying the chips liked the taste of the plain chips, the battered ones were the ones which got the most attention, with all of the 50 people we spoke to saying they preferred the orange chips.

Among those enjoying the taste of the orange chips was Amie Wilson from Sedgley, with the 23-year old saying they had more "character" to them.

Amie Wilson said she liked the orange chips as they had more taste to them