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April 15, 2010

Haggis-flavored chocolates


Umm, haggis.

Here's an April 11, 2010 BBC News story with the details.


Haggis-flavoured chocolates 'puzzle' customers

There is now a new way to tuck into Scotland's national dish, after a firm launched haggis-flavoured chocolates.

Edinburgh-based chocolate maker Nadia Ellingham said people had been a "bit puzzled" by her creation.

The 43-year-old came up with the idea after creating chocolates inspired by chestnut and cranberry stuffing.

Her recipe includes a range of spices used in haggis, such as nutmeg, black pepper and oatmeal, but excludes the offal part of the dish.

The recipe for haggis varies but it can be made using a sheep's stomach bag which holds a mix of sheep's liver, heart and lung, oatmeal, suet, stock, onions and spices.

Ms Ellingham, founder of the Thinking Chocolate firm, said she "scoured around lots of different haggis recipes to find a lot of the common ingredients".

"I filtered it down and came up with the ingredients that come up most often, eliminated the offal aspect of the dish, did some recipe development and it went from there," she said.

"At first taste it's a dark spicy chocolate, but then the more peppery notes come through."


Ms. Ellingham told The Independent that "We do them now in January for Burns night and the rest of the year people can order them via our website."




[via Weird Universe]

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A haggis goes into a pub and orders up a bottle of the best whisky.
“You’re looking awfy smug wae yerself,” says the barman.
“Aye,” says the haggis, “Ah’ve jist been sewing ma wild oats.”

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