Easter is approaching rapidly, and that can only mean one thing – more Easter Eggs from Hotel Chocolat. They’ve been kind enough to send us a couple, and I’m starting with the smaller of the two.
This 100g egg is made in two mirror image halves, each with a thick ‘base’ that form the sandwich when pushed together.
Unfortunately, the design on the egg halves does tend to make them look a little bit like a pair of chocolate Easter breasts when you take them out of the box…
I’ve no idea if that’s deliberate or if it’s just my messed up mind, but it does seem a little odd.
The milk, white and caramel chocolate all taste of caramel to some extent, but the milk chocolate also has some rather pleasing cocoa notes as well. The overall effect is very sweet and very creamy, but at only 100 grams, it’s all gone before you have a chance to make yourself really sick.
The quality is great, but I can’t help thinking that a lot of the Hotel Chocolat products I’ve tried lately have been just the same old chocolate poured into different shaped moulds.
This egg could undoubtedly be improved no end if it had been filled with luminous, lime-green prawn cocktail flavoured foam (or similar). I’m sure kids will love it as it is, but aside from looking like a pair of chocolate breasts, it just doesn’t quite have the sense of fun that I want from Hotel Chocolat.