There are many species of edible Escargot snails, but the most popular ones are Helix Aspersa and Helix Pomatia or Escargot de Bourgogne, or Burgundy Snails. The helix varieties tend to be more plump and tender. Escargot snails are categorized and sold by size, ranging from small to extra large. Escargot or snails are commonly sold canned. Canned snails are cooked prior to canning. The cooking liquid may be as simple as water, salt, and spices, or it may also contain some vegetable matter.
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