Were you caught by our April Fool this morning!?

The new scratch and lick menu at the Royal George in Colchester Road, Ipswich. Picture: IAN ENNESS

The new scratch and lick menu at the Royal George in Colchester Road, Ipswich. Picture: IAN ENNESS - Credit: Archant

As plenty of people may have guessed, our story this morning about the Royal George introducing lickable menus is an April Fool.

The new scratch and lick menu at the Royal George in Colchester Road, Ipswich. Picture: IAN ENNESS

The new scratch and lick menu at the Royal George in Colchester Road, Ipswich. Picture: IAN ENNESS - Credit: Archant

Were you fooled by the fake news!? Here’s what we reported earlier:

If you’ve ever found it difficult to choose what to have on a menu, the Royal George in Colchester Road has the answer.

The Flaming Grill pub, known for its flame-grilled steaks and epic food challenges, has launched the world’s first ‘scratch and lick’ menu.

Flavour experts from the Ipswich pub teamed up with food scientists and engineers to develop the new LickTech technology, which helps guests to taste their food before they order.

New items on the menu include barbecue marinated double dipped rib-eye steak, five flavour chicken skewers and the pub’s newest challenge dish, the mother clucker sandwich.

The menus also include a specially created Sani-safe coating, meaning that they are free from germs within five seconds of being licked.

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General manager at the Royal George Nicola Barter said: “We’ve all been there, everyone’s ready to order and you just can’t decide what to have.

“Even worse, you place the order, the food arrives and food envy immediately sets in.

“We’ve been working on the technology to allow guests to effectively try before they buy for a number of years now, and with our new menu having a wider range of flavours than ever before, we felt that now was the time to reveal the new offering to help guests make more informed decisions.”

New menus will be available at the pub from today.

Visit their website to find out more.

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