Cooked Burgundy snails in garlic butter. These snails are a popular French delicacy. These days they are imported into France from other European countries. tirc83/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption tirc83/Getty Images The Salt Mon Dieu! Burgundy Snails Aren't French Anymore July 27, 2017 Declining snail populations in France have led to imports of Burgundy snails from European countries. Consumers love them, but not French snail farmers, who want people to eat locally raised snails.