As a mum there are some questions you quickly tire of. Are we nearly there yet? Will you wipe my bottom? Why has T got more sweets than me? Hotel Chocolat have managed to find a question that I’d be happy to hear every day. Would you like to review one of our extra thick chocolate eggs? Well, the speed of my response was whiplash inducing. Having bought from them before I’ve found they always have a fantastic combination of quirky designs made with top quality chocolate and beautiful presentation so I had high hopes for their Easter eggs.
An irrepressibly upbeat egg cast in 40% milk chocolate and bursting with our cheeriest chocolates, from smiley face pralines and happy chicks to classic Easter bunnies
Hotel Chocolat did not let themselves down on the presentation. The egg arrived really well packed in a lovely solid box (a bit like a hat box) beautifully decorated and adorned with a ribbon and it included a gift card. You get a real impression of quality and feel you’re in for a treat before you even open it. Inside the box you find a good sized egg, twelve very substantial chocolates and a ‘menu’ which is a nice touch.
The egg itself knocks spots off the usual thin, cheap tasting offerings you often get at Easter. This is the kind of egg you look forward to sitting down with after the kids have gone to bed on Easter Sunday rather than one you pull from the back of the cupboard in desperation two months later. It’s made of velvety milk chocolate and is so much thicker than a normal egg. Having said that it’s not quite as thick all over as it looks in the picture because the edges turn out even thicker.
The chocolates inside are just what I expect from Hotel Chocolat, a great variety with a sense of humour. They are quite big, two or three mouthfuls, and there is something for everyone including a traditional looking milk chocolate bunny, a chick with caramel pieces, praline and chocolate brownie smiley faces and (my personal favourites) a fun fried egg and white chocolate dipping soldier.
The ‘You Crack Me Up’ Extra Thick Easter Egg costs £26 which is obviously much more than your standard supermarket bought eggs but because the quality is so much better I don’t think you can really compare them. I think the combination of the decadent egg and the fun chocolates inside make it a perfect gift for a family rather than individual eggs and that approach also makes it easier to justify the cost. If you like the style of this egg but don’t want to spend as much Hotel Chocolat have a great range of eggs of all sizes and Easter themed gifts starting from £5. I particularly like the idea of their ‘Choc cross buns’.
- Beautiful presentation
- Great quality chocolate
- Quirky design that will appeal to adults and children alike
- More expensive than an average egg
[Hotel Chocolat provided the egg for the purpose of review. The opinions are my own.]