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Marks & Spencer Is Selling Edible Flowers To Spruce Up Food And Cocktails

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Marks & Spencer Is Selling Edible Flowers To Spruce Up Food And Cocktails

It looks like our plates just got a whole lot prettier, because Marks & Spencer has started selling edible flowers.

The premium supermarket is now selling British Edible Viola Flowers, and they're the perfect garnish to ensure that everything you cook is perfectly Instagram-able.

The flowers are grown in Evesham, Worcestershire, by a little family-owned business, and they're picked by hand to ensure only the most striking ones land on your plate.

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From chucking them on your avo' on toast for brunch, garnishing your salads with them or putting them on a cocktail to make it that little bit more stunning, whatever you're thinking of knocking together, these are the perfect addition.

Just imagine your friends' faces when you bring out a Pornstar Martini adorned with these at your next garden party?!

Instagram account @newfoodsuk broke the news of the flowers on their page, sharing a snap of them, and writing: "Edible Viola Flowers new to M&S! What are your thoughts on this!?"

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Marks and Spencer's edible flowers can be used in baking and in drinks (Credit: Marks and Spencer)
Marks and Spencer's edible flowers can be used in baking and in drinks (Credit: Marks and Spencer)

It seems that, overall, people were into the idea of the flowers.

'Howwww much will these level up my gins," wrote one, tagging a pal, while another shared it with their friend, too, writing: "For your pancakes".

"Will be upping his cocktail game with these," another penned.

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As a fourth chipped in: "Bet these would look amazing on a cake!"

The Edible Flowers can be bought for £1.50 in stores.

Brunch game just got majorly elevated (Credit: Marks and Spencer)
Brunch game just got majorly elevated (Credit: Marks and Spencer)

The product has come at the right time, as flower baking is really having a moment.

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The trend basically involves topping your baked goods with vegetables, herbs, candied fruit and real flowers in order to make your food as pretty as a blossoming garden.

It's a great opportunity to get creative, but worth noting, only some flowers are safe to eat.

Take a look at the Royal Horticultural Society's guidelines, or better still, just run to M&S where they've done all the hard work for you.

Our baking just got a whole lot more exciting...

Featured Image Credit: Marks and Spencer

Topics: Tasty Food, M&S, Food & Drink, Marks & Spencer, Tasty

Joanna Freedman
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