Yes: Jelly Ears. Yummy, right? These admittedly weird-looking mushrooms are bang on in season now and can be found growing all over dead and dying elder trees in parks, hedges and woodlands. Learn to identify elder trees and you will soon find huge clusters of one of the easiest mushrooms to identify as a beginner.
They are clearly named for how they look and feel, and are actually something you might have eaten before as they feature very frequently in oriental soups and broths. They don’t taste of much on their own, but their ability to dehydrate and rehydrate is something we have taken advantage of here, by rehydrating them in our own salt and vinegar blend (lacto-fermented wild garlic brine and wild mirabelle plum-infused apple cider vinegar, since you asked) before dehydrating them again to give them a satisfying crunch whilst retaining their newly adopted flavours. The result is what must be one of the healthiest crisps ever produced, with no frying or oils in sight! A lot of love has gone into this product, and we really hope you are blown away by a unique product we are really quite proud of.
Enjoy these as you would any salty pub snack.