Earlier this week, Nestlé’s PR people got in touch to ask if they could send us some samples of their new Aero Mini Egg… and within a couple of hours of giving them the details, a courier turned up with a small packet containing five of them. Why can’t all chocolate be delivered that way..?
I ate three before I remembered I had to do a review. So I best get started.
First things first – the packaging is a little unusual. Rather than being simply wrapped in foil like most mini eggs, this one comes in a little plastic pouch. It certainly stands out as something different, but I’m not sure I like it. I don’t like plastic packaging much anyway, but with this particular wrapper, it’s almost impossible to tell that it’s either Aero or an egg at first glance. I would have thought that would be important for a new product.
Packaging aside, this is much as you’d expect. A little (24g) egg, roughly the size of a Creme Egg. Or a Mars Egg. Or a Cadbury Caramel Egg. Suffice to say, it’s egg size.
Now I have to admit, I’m not much of a fan of the full sized Aero. It’s just a bit too boring. But in this smaller, eggier form, I really quite liked it. Being a mixture of chocolate and air all the way through, it’s less sweet – and much lighter – than a Creme Egg, and I didn’t find myself feeling sick after having eaten
three four of them.
So if you’re the kind of person that normally picks up a Creme Egg or three every time you go shopping, I’d recommend picking up one of these and giving it a go.