If you’re anything like me, you’ll find you never have quite enough chocolate. Yes, I have three rooms packed full of bars, bonbons and goodies, but it’s never quite enough. That’s where this Easter Egg from Thorntons comes in. It’s a beast of an egg, weighing in at a whopping 1Kg and standing almost 30cm tall.
The back of the box suggest you share this with “family”, but honestly, do they really deserve it? Best just to keep this egg to yourself I think.
It’s a bit difficult to get a sense of scale in these photos, so here’s the egg lying next to the standard unit of size comparison round here – a 20p coin.
So yeah. It’s big. But what’s the chocolate like?
It’s a 30% milk chocolate, and it’s… well, it’s just Ok. I wouldn’t go further than that. It’s quite sweet and very creamy, so Galaxy lovers might enjoy this egg. Importantly, there’s no added vegetable oil or flavourings in the chocolate, so that at least sets it apart from other confectionery Easter eggs.
As you can see, the chocolate isn’t particularly thick – a fact that initially disappointed me, until I remembered that it did still weigh 1Kg, even with a thin shell. More disappointing was the lack of any goodies inside. I wasn’t expecting it to be filled, but I did find myself imagining what it would be like filled to the top with caramel…
Thorntons do actually do higher quality chocolate eggs, but this one is clearly made for scale, rather than quality. If you’re the kind of person who thinks size matters, then this may be the egg for you. If you’re into fine chocolate with distintive flavour notes, then it definitely isn’t.
After having nibbled on some of the chocolate, I’ll probably use the rest for baking or my own sporadic attempts at making chocolates. I just need to clear out another room in my flat to store it all first…