Hotel Chocolat Quail Eggs

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on March 28 2011 | Leave A Comment

Easter is rapidly approaching, and this little plastic box of a dozen ‘Quail Eggs’ from Hotel Chocolat made me smile.

First off, the simple, clear plastic egg box with all the dark, milk and white chocolate eggs showing through just looks cute. Each egg is decorated with a different colour signifying a different filling.

The fillings are Whisky Truffle, Vanilla Truffle, Strawberry Truffle, Rum Truffle, Liquid Caramel, Classic Praline, Chocolate Truffle, Blueberry Truffle, Caramel Praline, Chocolate Brownie and Amaretto Truffle.

With three (quite strong) alcoholic flavours, these might bot be the ideal gift for the kids, but they’re a little too cute to share with the children anyway.

It’s the fillings that take centre stage here. With each egg having a different flavour, there’s bound to be at least a couple that everyone will like. I like fruity flavours, so what a little disappointed that the blueberry and strawberry were both white chocolate, but that didn’t stop me scoffing them both.

The alcohol filled eggs were a little strong for my tastes, but I scoffed those too.

I paid less attention to the more every day flavours like the caramel and praline, but also scoffed these. Basically, I scoffed the lot.

The chocolate is standard Hotel Chocolat fare for this type of promotional product. Good quality, but not out of this world. Frankly, it doesn’t need to be, as any complex flavours would quickly be overtaken by the flavour of the filling. It does the job of looking good and keeping all the yumminess inside.

If I have one minor complaint with these eggs, it’s that the join where the two halves have been sealed is quite prominent, and they lose out to Rococo’s Chocolate Quail Eggs in the prettiness stakes. At £9, they’re not cheap, but they are a little different from your average Easter Egg, and I’d be happy to receive them.


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  1. I really like the caramel eggs and like that I can buy a pack of just those eggs. I bought an advent calendar at Christmas and was really dissapointed. The liquor chocoaltes are way too strong and half of the calendar ended up going to waste.

    • Dom (Chocablog Staff)

      The alcohol ones are stil quite strong, but there’s only three of them and they’re clearly marked. I think I prefer having a mixture like this.

  2. wow these are delicious looking! a nice present for the entire family and just in time for Easter too.

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