Sunday, 6 March 2011

Review: Hotel Chocolat Easter Egg + a giveaway!

I may have mentioned once or twice in the past that I am a rather big fan of Hotel Chocolat so it will come as no surprise that when I was asked if I would like to review one of their products, I literally jumped at the chance. 

Hotel Chocolat have an amazing range of Easter products (all of which I would love to get my filthy mitts on...) and I was sent the rather stonking You Crack Me Up Extra Thick Easter Egg


My first impression was of the great packaging, it's a real quality product and the packaging lives up to the expectation. The egg itself? Well of course, it is as described, an egg made of extra thick chocolate and it's delicious.  One half of the egg is pure 40% milk chocolate (40%) and the other half is mellow milk with a dash of white chocolate. But the best bit? It's filled with all those cute little characters you see above. 

I'm a sucker for something cute as you might well now and these had me at "hello". Look at their smiley faces? How could you resist!  The flavours include Milk Praline Fried Egg, Chocolate Brownie, Smooth Praline, Orange Praline, Cocoa Pod Bunny, Chirpy Chick, Vanilla Butter Cream, Crunchy Praline and Strawberry Mousse.  I'm not normally a strawberry chocolate kind of gal but oh my, the strawberry one was good and it actually tasted like mousse!

I loved this egg and so did Mr M. Well I had to share some of it didn't I? The contents are substantial and I'd like to say that the little happy faces on the pralines makes this a suitable and fun product for children but my advice would be - buy it for the kids and eat it yourself! You won't be disappointed.

The You Crack Me Up Egg from Hotel Chocolate retails at £24.00 and is the perfect gift for the chocolate lover in your life.

Now here's the really good part...

Hotel Chocolat are going to give one of my lovely readers their very own You Crack Me Up Egg!  All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below telling me which of the little eggs listed above you think would be your favourite AND send a quick email to athomewithmrsm@btinternet.com so that I am able to contact the winner.   

After the giveaway has ended your email address will be deleted and not used for any other purpose.  The prize will be sent direct from Hotel Chocolat.  This giveaway is one entry per person and open to people in the UK only. Sorry!

The giveaway closes on Friday 11th March 2011 at 3.00pm and the winner will be chosen at random.

Good luck, and in the meantime, do check out the other Easter goodies that Hotel Chocolat stock and if anyone is feeling generous *cough* I really think that in the interests of quality control I need to test some of those quail eggs...

love & kisses
Mrs M x

53 comments:

  1. Those faces look so cool. I reckon the cocoa pod bunny would be my favourite. Nom.


    @jumblyMummy

    email incoming!

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  2. Oh I would like the cracked egg one best I think, but really I need to win to find out!

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  3. Mmm, that egg sounds delicious. I think my favourite would be the crunchy praline as I like nutty things and a bit of crunch is always a good contrast against a smooth egg. Mmm, my mouth's watering at the thought of it...!

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  4. I want strawberry mousse!

    Will e-mail you now

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  5. This egg looks adorable. I think my favourite would be chocolate brownie. :0)

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  6. AH ha! I need chocolate and a competition appears! I'd have Smooch Chocolate - it is pulling a face just like my Amelie does :D

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  7. Wow, how fab!! I've never seen a egg like this one before, looks yummy.

    I think my favourite would be the Strawberry Mousse, i love anything creamy and fruity!!

    Enter me please:

    sadiebutterflywings@hotmail.co.uk

    E-mail to follow x

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  8. It would have to be 'orange praline' as this is a match made in heaven and Hotel Chocolat have already earned their wings to go there.
    I would of course enjoy them all - but you did say to choose!

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  9. These look great, I like the sound of the chirpy chick.
    will email now.
    thanks
    Helen

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  10. I think I would go for chirpy chick.. as I try and be one at all times!

    Thanks for yummy giveaway!

    Maggy

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  11. They all sound absolutely delicious but if I had to choose one, Vanilla Butter Cream leaps out at me (and stright into my mouth !)

    @cherylp59 (off to email now)

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  12. I like the sound of the chirpy chick.
    Thanks for the giveway, will mail now

    Alison

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  13. OMG - how good does that look? I'm pretty sure my favourite would be the praline fried egg. I'm a sucker for anything with praline in it. I would totally break my diet for this!

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  14. This is so cute! The Cocoa Pod Bunny has to be my favourite, but hard to decide. It wouldn't do for my Mum - she'd insist on keeping all the little characters lined up on her dressing table :)

    Off to email you now.
    Many thanks
    Diana

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  15. Kate Pollard7 March 2011 20:34

    I think I would like the chocolate brownie egg the best... sounds absolutely scrummy!
    @yummymumto2

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  16. The praline for me I think....looooove praline!

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  17. The Crunchy Praline one would be my favourite as a. I love praline and b. it has a faintly dubious expression as though it knows that all this admiration is going to lead to it being EATEN ALL UP.

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  18. They all look delicious but think I will go for the Orange Praline!

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  19. crunch praline sounds delicious as it's got my favourite flavour of a chocolate with the added crunch

    email sent

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  20. How cute are they, would love to try the Strawberry Mousse one

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  21. Aww they are so cute, could I eat them............. Hmmmmm, YES!!
    I love the Chirpy Chick

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  22. The chirpy chick has to be my favourite, although they all look very good. A clever idea and better than anything I have seen on the high street for Easter.

    Joe.

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  23. they are so cute! i think i would love Chocolate Brownie karen s

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  24. They are so super cute! Love it. I think Chocolate Brownie sounds delicious.

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  25. Strawberry Mousse would be the first to go in our house. How divine they all look though.

    @domesticgoddesq

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  26. Mmm vanilla butter cream sounds lovely. This is such a cute egg!

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  27. yum yum! they all sound delicious but the praline ones would probably be my favourites.

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  28. I think mine would probably be the Chocolate Brownie. Would love to win as I love their chocolate!

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  29. The cocoa pod bunny is my favourite

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  30. The chirpy chick cos it would remind me to stay positive and fight the ever-lurking depression devil.

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  31. oh my! I'd be all about the orange praline! om nom nom! They look so adorable!

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  32. I love the sound of strawberry mousse - like you I'm not really into strawberry fondants, but this sounds divine!

    Thanks
    x

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  33. Cocoa Pod Bunnyismy fav

    Bardi111

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  34. Crunchy praline would be my choice yum!!

    @buzylizzy1

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  35. I think I'd have to go for the classic chirpy chick - I just love Hotel Chocolat chocolate, unadulterated! I would of course be willing to try the other flavours, as research you understand....!

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  36. Chirpy Chick, Vanilla Butter Cream, sounds yummy

    email on its way

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  37. Strawberry Mousse looks soo cute

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  38. They all look lovely but I espcially like the Milk Praline Fried Egg

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  39. i think chirpy chick looks gorgeous, it would be a shame to eat him!!

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  40. I would love the Rocky Road To Caramel Extra Thick Easter Egg because I am addicted to rocky road

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  41. I think my favourite would be the Cocoa Pod Bunny.. looks so cute and delicious! Almost too good to eat!!

    @stickyt_pud

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  42. I would love Chocolate Brownie! :) yum yum!
    x

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  43. I think the crunchy praline would be my favourite as I love the chocolate and nut combination

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  44. Wow, they all sound and look amazing. I guess if I had to pick just one, Umm (one hour later) I'd say Milk Praline. Drooling now.

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  45. They all sound delicious but the Strawberry mousse would be my favourite because I've always been one to go for the soft fruity centres first!
    @LindyHine

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  46. Vanilla butter cream sounds delicious, then again so does the strawberry one ...and the... and the... :)

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  47. I'm another vote for the chocolate brownie as it sounds like heaven!

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  48. Milk Praline Fried egg would be my choice - it look so cute! <3

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  49. i like the look of the milk praline fried egg one too - they all look so good though!

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  51. I love chocolate bars and eggs like a kid)

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  52. i like chocolate very much) i visited Poland and saw a shop called "majsternja shocolady" (kinda sweet shop)and bought a chocolate rabbit) it was the most delicious dessert I`ve ever tasted!

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