Edible flowers are all set to be the food trend of the summer.
As the days get longer, now is the perfect time to bring your summer cocktail game to the next level, and Marks and Spencer have the very ingredient to take it there.
The UK supermarket has launched their latest innovation, British Edible Viola Flowers, and they look delicious.
These little gems would be right at home in a large glass of gin, but they would be equally perfect as a garnish for food too.
Just picture them sprinkled round your brunch, or placed lovingly on top of your dessert.
On top of that, they are beyond beautiful and are guaranteed to elevate your future IG food snaps.
The flowers themselves, which are perfectly safe to eat, are grown by a small family-owned farm in Evesham, Worcestershire.
A food blogger, NewsFoodUK, share a snap of the latest product on their Instagram page earlier this week.
Fans reacted positively to the update, with many brainstorming the best ways to serve them up.
Needless to say, on top of a gin and tonic was the most popular answer, and rightly so. With the future of bars and restuarants remaining uncertain, we may as well embrace our inner barmaid and serve up lavish drinks in our homestead.
For now, it seems the British Edible Viola Flowers are only available in UK stores, but we will be keeping an eye out for when they reach Irish branches.
Until then, there are plenty of places Irish shoppers can nab their own flowers to munch on.
Bumblebee Flower Farm in West Cork, for instance, sells edible flowers grown on this island.
On top of that, you can rest assured that you’ve made an environmentally friendly choice by buying from this Irish farm. Their motto is, after all, “Always Grown, Never Flown”.