As I mentioned before, this year I’ve been looking for Easter gifts that are just a little bit out of the ordinary. Plain old 200g hollow chocolate eggs just aren’t doing it for me any more.
And that’s why I’m reviewing these chocolate Gloucester Old Spot Pigs from Bettys. For those who really want to push the boundaries, Bettys are also doing a chocolate badger, but I’m just not ready to take that step yet.
This happy little scene weighs 170g and consists of a milk chocolat mummy pig with dark chocolate and white chocolate piglets.
I can only presume multiple daddy pigs were involved.
The milk chocolate is 38% cocoa solids and is really rather nice. It’s rich and creamy and so much nicer than the average mass produced Easter gift. I could happily eat it all day. I was less keen on the 65% dark chocolate and white chocolate piglets, but they’re Ok, and it’s nice to have a bit of variation in flavour.
Of course, with such a cute object, breaking into it is the difficult part. I genuinely felt a little sorry for my piggies as I was about to tuck in. It’s hard enough to crack a pretty egg, but when you break into this, you’re immediately confronted by what looks like a crime scene..
Yes, reader, I killed her in front of her children. And I felt so bad about it that I ate her head.
If you can handle the horror of it all, then I highly recommend this as an alternative Easter gift. It’s handmade with quality chocolate and a healthy dose of love, and it’s really rather tasty too.