Yes, you heard me correctly. The special ingredient is horny goat weed, Epimedium. Personally, I would have gone with one of its other names in my marketing – randy beef grass. This Chinese plant is known as an aphrodisiac and also credited with having benefits for osteoporosis. So, if you’re feeling in need of a little extra spice in your life, or have come across a bit brittle then this is the jam for you.
It is a great little jam – full of fruity strawberry sweetness. I tested mine on my porridge and thoroughly enjoyed it. The champagne adds a little unusual dimension to the flavour and lord only knows what the horny goat weed added. Perhaps I wasn’t eating enough.
Anyway, it’s a bit of a laugh, ain’t it? So if you’re looking for the Valentine’s Day gift for the person who has everything, I’d definitely recommend this. Set yourself up for a banging breakfast on Valo Day morning, and spend an inordinate amount of time laughing at the alternate names for Epimedium that come up in a quick internet search. Plus you’ll have yourself a lovely pot of jam. I might whip up a batch of especially Tarty Tarts with the rest of mine. And maybe create some Randy Rice Pudding. I will certainly continue to giggle endlessly over jam-related innuendo, and so should you.