Malta’s approach to Halloween might still be a relatively young one, but that hasn’t stopped local restaurants from dusting off the skeletons in their closet and dishing up some truly terrifying (in the best of ways) treats for us all…
Halloween in our books means three things: candy, crazy costumes and another day of specially-made freakishly delicious foods on offer
1. Balance Bowl’s Black Widow Burger
Balance Bowl, known for bringing Tamara Webb’s favourite mantra to food, have knocked the burger game out of the park with their Black Widow iteration of a surprise between two buns. They’re willing to offer it off of their special menu for tonight, but it’s also available alongside a hearty pumpkin soup and the whitegirl of desserts: a pumpkin spice cheesecake.
2. Burger King’s Ghost Whopper
Last year, we got some green buns that ran out quicker than you could summon the spirit of every chopped down tree. This year, they’ve summoned the spirits themselves and gifted every cheese lover the Casper-ass bun we truly deserve. Our only gripe with this is that there’s too much salad.
3. Shakes n Bakes in Naxxar’s Dios Della Muerte
A colossal meal, featuring two spicy chicken strips, a 180g beef patty topped with bacon, melted cheese, caramelised onions, jalapeño poppers, habanero sauce, and garlic mayonnaise. Instead of asking for a trick or treat, they’ll just ask you to choose between sweet potato fries or regular in-house style.
4. NapolEat’s Pumpkin Pizza
Pumpkin, bacon, provolone and baked potatoes on a Napolitana pizza base? We’re hooked, lined and sunk – and you can be too, until Sunday.
5. Roll & Chill’s Tarantula Topping
We’re obviously not going to forget about dessert, and since it’s Halloween, either are Roll & Chill. They’re topping their rolled creations with giant gummy spiders for free – and if that ain’t a treat we can all enjoy then I don’t know what is.
6. Starbuck’s Phantom Frappucino
What’s better than an iced coffee when the weather can’t make its mind up still? Our heads tell us winter but the skies say “no”, our hearts? Starbucks.
With a base of coconut milk, mango essence and what they’re calling “lime slime” (let’s hope it’s not the Bogeyman’s bogies), all that’s missing is a selfie with the wrong name spelt on your cup and you’ll have created the scariest whitegirl costume there is.