Chilli company launches Buckfast and Irn Bru Easter eggs
A Scottish chilli company has come up with an eggs-quisitely Scottish range of Easter eggs - featuring Irn Bru, Buckfast and whisky.
Chillilicious, a 2.5 acre chilli farm, sells a range of products made from their home grown peppers, including hot sauces and dressings.
But this year, they decided to branch out with a “crazy idea” and create chocolate chilli Easter eggs with a uniquely Scottish twist.
The mother and daughter firm in Ceres, Fife have just started selling their new range of eggs - Buckfast chilli, Irn Bru and Bacon chilli and whisky chilli.
Daughter Stacey Galfskiy, 29, who is in charge of making the chocolate, said: “I have some really mad ideas, as you can see.
“And being the chocolate boss, I get to try out whatever crazy idea comes to mind.
“Luckily we have a huge following of chilli chocolate lovers who are more than willing to try my culinary concoctions.
“We’ve had super feedback on the chocolate so far and the Easter eggs are a further development to that.
“A lot more work goes into making an egg than a bar. You make the two halves separately then essentially ‘glue’ them together with chocolate.
“I usually spread this out over two days to make sure the chocolate fully cools.
“We’ve had a great response to the eggs and I’m looking forward to expanding the range further.
“I have been making our own chilli chocolate since 2015 and it’s the best job in the company, in my opinion.”
Each 250g Easter egg costs £9.95.
Stacey added: “We were just doing chocolates for a wee while and wanted to do different flavours.
“We thought Irn Bru and Buckfast were a bit more interesting than plain chocolate. They have unique flavours.
“We did a bubblegum one before which was successful.”
Chillilicious began in 2010, when Stacey and her mum Tricia decided to open Scotland’s first chilli farm.
Tricia, 54, said: “Our range started off small with just a couple of chutneys, made from the chillies we grew on the farm.
“The company expanded quickly to the demands of our loyal customers and went on to create a diverse range of products that are still all handmade by us on the farm.
“We grow over 4,000 chilli plants every year in over 75 different spicy varieties.”
The farm has two large polytunnels, an all chilli farm shop, fused glass studio, purpose built kitchen unit and biodiversity pond walk, and is open to visitors.
They are also planning on starting chocolate chilli workshops in the future.