CHOCOLATE sprout truffles, anyone? Yes, you did read that right! 

They're the latest in crazy confectionery from Simpson's Chocolates at Elsecar Heritage Centre! 

Actually, it's not crazy at all, as the chocolate-dipped sprouts owner Andy 'Simmo' Simpson introduced a couple of Christmases ago were a taste sensation.

They even made a TV appearance and attracted queues of customers to the store, which sits alongside his other shop, Emily's Traditional Sweets, named after his 14-year-old daughter.

"It all started at a family barbecue five or six years ago when we had a chocolate fountain and I was looking for something to cover in chocolate," said Andy.

"I went to the salad graveyard that everyone has in their fridge and found sprouts."

Andy also works as a professional magician and it was definitely a magic trick when the sprouts - traditionally hated by youngsters - even proved popular with children.

"I did some talks at a school in Wakefield and the kids ate the lot," said Andy, 51, who lives in Ryhill.

He is also working on another creation - Marmite truffles. People will either love them or hate them...