Yes it’s time to taste more Easter Eggs. It’s a tough life, isn’t it?
What we have here is a selection of four 60g milk and dark chocolate eggs from Lucky’s. Made with Valrhona chocolate, the milk chocolate versions are a healthy 40% cocoa solids, while the dark chocolate ones are a more modest 60%.
Lord Dark Toffius
As you might guess from the name, this is a dark chocolate egg with a toffee – well, caramel – filling. As with all these eggs, the filling is actually inside the shell, sandwiched between two layers of chocolate.
Despite being dark chocolate, this is quite sweet, primarily because of the sticky toffee shell filling. There isn’t much of it, but it’s pretty good.
Sir Namon Chai
This is a milk chocolate egg with a ‘spiced’ ganache filling to the egg. Unfortunately, nowhere on the box does it say what the spices are. The ingredients simply list them as “ground spices (not irradiated)”. Which is a little odd. Nice enough, but a little too sweet for me.
Monsieur Coco Noir
A dark chocolate egg with coconut marshmallow in the shell. I quite enjoyed this one! The marshmallow isn’t too sweet, and it’s very easy to eat most (all) of the egg in one go.
As you can see from the picture above, actually breaking into these eggs isn’t easy. On every attempt at cutting the eggs neatly, they broken into many sticky pieces. So really the only way to eat them is in one go…
Duke Of Nutting Hazel
Milk chocolate egg with hazelnut praline. Very sweet and nutty, with a little bit of crunch from the large pieces of nut in the praline. Tasty and sweet. Reminds me of a Snickers, particularly when tasted at the same time as the caramel egg.
Overall, an interesting collection of eggs, but as is often the case with Lucky’s, the price is still high for what they are. At £6.99 for a 60g egg, you’re paying about 12p per gram of chocolate, and despite the use of Valrhona, I’m not sure they can be called fine chocolate – especially as Valrhona itself seems to be having a lot of quality issues at the moment.
If they were sold as confectionery at half the price, I’d recommend them more, but as it stands, they’re borderline. Recommended only for those with deep pockets who want to give something a little different this Easter, and really only for those with a sweet tooth.