Chocolate and French fries, together again!
A Borders butcher has created an “eggsperimental” delicacy to mark Easter.
On sale at Foston’s Fine Meats in Duns are scotch eggs – with a chocolate twist.
For butcher Greg Foston has replaced the traditional hens’ eggs with Cadbury’s Creme Eggs.
He has wrapped the Easter treats with sweet chilli pork meat which, he claims, compliments the chocolate “perfectly”.
Science has solved the problem of how to make a chocolate teapot that can withstand boiling water long enough to let the tea brew for two minutes before pouring. And if you don’t stir the water in the pot (that’s the key — don’t stir the water!) the tea comes out with only a slight hint of chocolate.
In 1987, paleontologist Tom Rich was leading a dig at Dinosaur Cove southwest of Melbourne when student Helen Wilson asked him what reward she’d get if she found a dinosaur jaw. He said he’d give her a kilo (2.2 pounds) of chocolate. She did, and he did.
Encouraged, the students asked Rich what they’d get if they found a mammal bone. These are fairly rare among dinosaur fossils in Australia, so Rich rashly promised a cubic meter of chocolate — 35 cubic feet, or about a ton.
The cove was “dug out” by 1994, and paleontologists shut down the dig. Rich sent a curious unclassified bone, perhaps a turtle humerus, to two colleagues, who recognized it as belonging to an early echidna, or spiny anteater — a mammal.
Have a butchers at Graham Eyes’ cracking Easter invention – Scotch Creme Eggs.
The creative meat man proved he’s not chicken of trying new things and regularly sweetens up his customers with seasonal treats.
Graham, from Southport, Merseyside, has created the wacky Easter-themed snacks in a bid to entice more customers through the doors of his shop.
The 53-year-old is renowned for his unusual concoctions and, after the success of last year’s Cadbury’s Mini Egg sausages, he decided to put his thinking cap on once again.
His latest offering is a Cadbury’s Creme Egg, wrapped in sausage meat – or not, for those watching their waistlines – and flavoured with a variety of seasonings.