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Would you try a reindeer meat doner kebab for Christmas?

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Do you know all the names of Santas reindeer?

If youre well versed in all things Christmas, you might know that one of his trusty sleighers is a reindeer named Dunder previously named Donder or Donner.

And that gave kebab connoisseurs I Am Doner a bright spark; to make the fried goods using reindeer meat.

I Am Doner came up with the idea after their success with a similar Christmas-themed kebab last year. This year theyve gone one step further and created it out of reindeer meat.

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The idea for the Döner & Blitzen kebab came to the folks at the store on a trip to Finnish Lapland and was inspired by the traditional food of Finlands indigenous Sámi people, who serve reindeer in a flat bread.

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The meal is a blend of reindeer and beef doner meat, topped with tangy lingonberry crème fraiche, Christmas dinner gravy, parsnip crisps, spicy chilli jam, root veg sauerkraut and traditional stuffing.

If not to everyones taste, or for those wanting something plant-based, the reindeer meat can be swapped out for I am Döners vegan doner or any other meat.

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I am Döner Founder Paul Baron said: We launched a Christmas kebab last year and it went nuts, it got us thinking about what we could do this year. As a chef, I am always looking for inspiration from the world around me and when the opportunity came up to visit Lapland, meet other chefs and discover their cuisine, I jumped at the chance.

It was there, in the home of Santa Claus, that we discovered how important reindeer meat is in their culture. We met a reindeer farmer whose family had been farming this way for over 300 years and an award-winning chef that helped us understand the ingredients and flavours they use.

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From each purchase, 50p will be donated to local childrens causes in Yorkshire.

Reindeer meat is low in fat and is considered one of the leanest meats, according to the restaurants research. It contains more than double the values of some nutrients than others and is high in B-12, omega-3, omega-6 and essentials fatty acids. Its also naturally farmed, traditionally eaten in Nordic countries.

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A large kebab costs £9.45 and a regular £6.95.

Would you try it?

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