THE argument raged over whether they were a starter or a main – but now Scotch eggs have become a dessert, too.
Chocolate versions of the snack – which usually combines sausage meat, egg and breadcrumbs – are the must-have gift made by posh companies this Easter.
Last year, government ministers were left scrambling over whether a Scotch egg constituted a “substantial meal” that would allow Tier 2 pub-goers to get a pint, too.
Finally, ministers confirmed Scotch eggs did qualify as an appropriately sized meal.
Now this Easter, shops are offering chocolate versions for those with a sweet tooth – but sadly without a pub pass.
Here we look what’s on offer.
HARVEY Nichols Scotch eggs (80g, £8.95 at ocado.com) come in a box of four, made to look like they are nestled in a bed of straw.
A salted caramel fudge “yolk” is contained inside milk chocolate.
THE KatealisiousCakes creme egg brownie Scotch egg on Etsy contains a Cadbury’s Creme Egg in its centre, encased in a chocolate brownie and then rolled in flakes of chocolate.
At £5.50 it’s the cheapest of the bunch.
REAL Whisky Scotch Egg truffles really are Scotch as they are made in Edinburgh – and they are the only ones that contain booze.
They are made with a ginger crunchy coating and whisky ganache centre and cost £11.99 from firebox.com.
HESTON Blumenthal from Waitrose The Chocolate Scotch Egg (110g, £4.80) is one of the largest and most realistic, filled with a mango sauce and a chocolate and caramel ganache.
The unique treat has proved so popular it is sold out online, but still available in store.
AT 130g each, Fortnum & Mason’s Easter praline Scotch egg is the largest on offer.
Costing £15.95 it’s the priciest too.
Described as a “lip-licking innovation”, it has a simnel-flavoured milk chocolate praline and an orange ganache centre, wrapped in a chocolate and hazelnut coating.
NOT On The High Street chocolate Scotch eggs (£11.99 for four) are made by artisan chocolatiers as “the perfect alternative Easter gift”.
The eggs contain a fruity, white chocolate and mango-flavoured sauce.
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FENWICK fudge-filled Scotch eggs (160g pack, £9.99) are hand-made in Bath and described as having “layers of deliciousness”.
A white chocolate “yolk” contains a caramel fudge centre – and it’s all wrapped in milk chocolate.
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