Scorpion Brittle is a toffee flavored, brittle-style candy with insects trapped inside, giving it the look of fossilized amber. Along with a cricket, a larva and a fern, the package features “The Story Of Amber”, adding education as you discover the past.
Amber one of nature’s best preservatives, is one of the most important fossils for the future. It occurs when sap from trees of the pine family hardens to a resin. The fact that it was at one time fluid is evidenced by the occasional insects that got trapped inside after taking a sticky bath. Scientists have cloned strands of genetic material from prehistoric creatures extinct for millions of years. The most important part of their fascinating research is to prove that useful DNA from extinct plants and animals has survived for eons encased in amber, can be extracted and cloned. We hope you enjoy your Amber Scorpion candy!