I have to admit to being a little surprised that Green & Black’s make Easter Eggs at all. It just seems a little frivolous for what is normally such a serious chocolate brand. Something tells me they wouldn’t have done this in their pre-Cadbury days.
We’ve already reviewed this chocolate in bar form and given it a positive review, but sometimes the shape of chocolate can affect the case so I was curious to see if this was any different.
As you can see, the packaging is decidedly average for a good quality chocolate egg. A cheap card box with a cheaper plastic insert and some gold foil. Not the best start.
My biggest disappointment was reserved for the contents of this egg though. It’s 100% organic air! No artificial flavours or colours. No… well, anything.
With the Green & Black’s range expanding rapidly, you’d have thought they could fill their eggs with something interesting. At just £2.39, I wasn’t expecting much, but something would have been nice.
The actual chocolate is just as tasty as it is in bar form. If anything, I think I prefer it slightly. Because it’s a little thinner than the bars, it melts in the mouth a little more quickly. It’s smooth, tasty and quite sweet for a dark chocolate.
But looking at what’s left of my egg, my overwhelming feeling is one of disappointment. Green & Black could have done something spectacular with their eggs, but instead they’ve apparently just chosen to make them as cheaply as they could.
Easter eggs should be fun. At the very least they should make you smile, rather than stare blankly at them and say “Oh. Is that it?”. I have so many childhood memories of incredibly disappointing Easter eggs, and I think I’d be getting that feeling again if I received this. So I can’t really recommend it. If you like Green & Black’s, you’d be better off buying a couple of bars instead.