A different kind of egg for Easter

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The Full English Scotch Egg

This wasn’t the post I was planning to write, as I was busy looking at Simnel cakes. Fortnum & Mason is one of my go to sites for Simnel, which they still do, but was distracted by their big focus on Scotch Eggs.

I’d love to see someone’s face on Easter morning if they opened a box of Scotch eggs, but if they’re a savoury lover then it might just make their day. The Full English version looks incredible, and the box of 6 quail eggs would be a great looking gift.

If you wanted to send a huge variety of flavours, or something a bit different, then it has to be The Handmade Scotch Egg Company for me. I mean, where else would you go for a Scotch Egg that included pork, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, or pork, beer, mustard and cress. Or even one with no egg, and no meat but smoked salmon, cream cheese and potato.

I’m always up for a gift that’s a bit different, a bit fun without being gimmicky, naff or lacking in taste, of the food variety. Which is why these appeal hugely to me. Although I think delivering a pair of freshly shot rabbits might be taking the alternative theme a bit too far.

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A very British delight

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The Full English Scotch Egg

We’ve been introducing a friend’s American girlfriend to British culinary delights today, starting with the Scotch egg. No summer picnic is complete without them, but if you’re going to do them, do it properly! Truly, you need to be getting your eggs from The Handmade Scotch Egg Company, these are the eggs to end all eggs!

As gifts for foodies go, it’s not the first thing that would leap to mind, but these guys will send your loved one a mixed box, large ones or small ones, with flavours including tarragon and garlic, smoked bacon, paprika, chilli…even one based on an Irish white pudding recipe! I promise you, they will never look at the ones in the garage fridge in the same way again!

If you don’t want to buy online, then check out their events page to find out where they are going to be next.

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