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Chocolate Sprouts Set To Divide Opinion

Monday December 23 2013

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...

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Reply Posted by lauren on Monday December 23 2013 at 12:34
Made these myself yesterday for Sunday dessert Gordan Ramsey recipes and my kids were not impressed lol chocolate should be chocolate they both said not wi sprouts in um as my son said but they do eat sprouts wi out chocolate so not really bothered but I like them lol

Reply Posted by blanc on Monday December 23 2013 at 12:38
Lauren are you bloody daft.Gordon Ramsey recipe. All you do his dip sprout in melted chocolate..come on can.t be rocket science..Barnsley nerd!

Reply Posted by lauren on Monday December 23 2013 at 12:47
I was jus sayin I saw the recipe in a Gordan Ramsey cook book I got for his crimbo turkey stuffin he makes so stop bin a cocky c**t n do one got nowt positive to say then do one hate people like u did I say it wa hard to make or owt no I didn't I actually missed cook book off the end of the sentence

Reply Posted by LAUREN FROMBLANC on Tuesday December 24 2013 at 08:48

Reply Posted by Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know on Tuesday December 24 2013 at 08:46
Whats next? Toffee covered carrots, marzipan peas & cauli in custard?

Reply Posted by lauren on Sunday December 29 2013 at 10:49
Well at least u no what u r then eh

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