Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Review: Hotel Chocolat Easter Gifts

You know how I love Hotel Chocolat as I've done a couple of reviews for them over the past year so when I was asked if I'd like to pick an Easter gift to review, I was hardly going to say no was I? Their Easter eggs are out of this world, just in terms of presentation alone. Last year I was lucky enough to try the You Crack Me Up Egg which was amazing so of course I was keen to get my mitts on another.

This time I opted for the Rocky Road to Caramel Extra Thick Easter Egg which it's wonderfully crazy shell.  Both halves of the shell are 40% milk chocolate but one half is studded with puffed rice, cookies and chocolate chunk and the other has a layer of caramel chocolate.

The egg was so beautiful presented with a ribbon on the box, I didn't want to open it. I'd honestly be thrilled to receive something like this as a gift but I doubt my darling husband would ever be so thoughtful. I could tell by the weight of it that it was going to be a good'un.

The extra thick eggs are a triumph. Apparently Hotel Chocolat were advised by experts to make Easter eggs as thin as possible and pop the chocolates outside to make the product look as big as possible - but they went and did the opposite and came up with these beauties.

Inside the egg is just as good - 14 luxurious chocolates including liquid caramel, praline with cookies, chocolate ganache, solid bunnies and chicks.  Mr M thankfully left the salted caramels to me as he's not keen on the concept of salty chocs.

You can view the rest of the Hotel Chocolat Easter range here. I've got my eye on the Dark Eggs and Soliders next!

With thanks to Hotel Chocolat.

1 comment:

  1. We tried the same egg...it's amazing isn't it?!


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