Wondering which Chocolate Easter eggs to get this year?
You are not alone. I don’t normally buy into this holiday tradition of stuffing my face for the next week or so with chocolate which arrived in the form of an egg, but I really fancy one this year. I don’t just want the bog standard commercial kind, it has to be quality and worth the guilt. I want it to be an egg I can nibble on for at least a week savouring the rich creamy texture of the chocolate egg and enjoying the accompanying miniature delights, so I thought I’d do some research a pick out few quality contenders.
The Independent released a great top 15 for 2015 list on their top pick for chocolate easter Eggs. I’m quite envious of the tasting session they must have had to put this list together! You can view the list for yourself here. While the Hotel Chocolat The Ostrich from hotelchocolat.com looks a real treat, I’m not sure I could ever justify melting £75 on an Easter egg! Coming down in price but still rather out of my budget, the Fortnum & Mason’s Sea Salted Caramel Chocolate Egg which would set you back £37.50 looked rather tasty. I am rather enjoying sweet salted flavours at the moment, and it is ever so trendy but unfortunately I think I might have to give this one a miss too. Getting into the more attainable price range of £6 and £7 the colourfully packaged Monty Bojangles Flutter Scotch Truffle Easter Egg from Waitrose sounded appealing with the accompanying “flutter scotch” truffles although the independent themselves recommend the Waitrose Caramel Fudge Chocolate Egg as the all round family winner.
If you are buying multiple eggs this Easter you might be interested to know that Waitrose are doing a two for £10 deal on Green and Blacks organic fairtrade chocolate Easter eggs which are available in milk, dark, butterscotch and mint varieties. Sounds like a very ethical bargain to me!
Be careful of supermarket deals though, make sure you check the chocolate price per kg cost, what seems like a great deal might not always be the case when you look a little closer.
I am rather partial to Lindt chocolate bunnies, I know not strictly a chocolate egg and they have no little extra miniature accompaniments, but they are very cute and more to the point very tasty.
For a really pretty Easter egg treat this year I thought this one from Artisan du Chocolat was absolutely stunning! Beautifully packaged this Easter egg would make a gorgeous gift for a lover of fine chocolates, the main egg with hummingbird design is accompanied with mini eggs, truffles and chocolates available in milk and dark chocolate. Priced at reasonable £24.99 for the quality and design I thought this was a real show stopper.
Win your Easter Eggs
I looked up Willies Cacao to see what they were doing for Easter. If you are not familiar with them you might be interested in reading my review on their regular chocolates. I noticed that they were running a little competition, so get your art box out and send in your best dressed pictures of your Easter egg designs by the 29th for a chance to win one of five delicious chocolate egg creations.