Along with the garden and farmland bird eggs these are part of the Chocolate Detective’s Curated Collection – her very favourite products from a lifetime of tasting chocolate. These eggs are the same as the salted caramel in the cuckoo which were selected as a Best Buy and given 5 stars in Jeremy Lee’s (Quo Vadis) taste test for the Observer last Easter.
Successfully reintroduced to Britain in the 19th century, this secretive bird has survived in what remains of our native pine forest, mainly in Scotland. The male Capercaillie has a prolonged croaking song that accelerates rapidly followed by a cork-popping sound and hissing and gurgling noises thereafter!
A bird that goes to those sorts of lengths to bring attention to himself had to be part of this collection!
Artwork is by Madeleine Floyd who has two lovely books of bird illustrations, ‘Birdsong’ and ‘Chickens, Ducks and Geese.’
Sugar, cocoa mass, caramel 12% (sugar, water, dextrose), concentrated butter (MILK), cocoa butter, whole MILK powder, glucose syrup, enrobing agents (gum arabic, carnauba wax, beeswax, shellac), starches, emulsifier: SOYA lecithin, ‘fleur de sel’ salt, natural vanilla flavouring, colouring ingredients (safflower, lemon, radish, blackcurrant and apple concentrates, BARLEY malt extract and E150c.).
See capitalised ingredients. May also contain traces of gluten, tree nuts, peanuts, eggs and sesame seeds as these are handled in our kitchens.
Per 100g: Energy 482 kcal, Fat 24g of which saturates 15g, Carbohydrates 61g of which sugars 58g, Protein 3.9g, Salt 0.18g
Part of the Chocolate Detective Curated Collection