As a kid there was always that searing feeling of disappointment at Easter. OK so you received plenty of chocolate; but how disappointing were those fancy packages – tons of glittery wrapping and the thinest chocolate ever. And if the egg was actually empty… as for those who brought the damn things they were equally unhappy having paid for so much wrapping and the same amount of chocolate found in a standard bar.
A few years have passed since those days of course but from what I see the Easter Egg market hasn’t changed all that much. I need an egg though for someone special, someone grown up and, lets be honest, one with a sophisticated palate and higher expectations than your average 7 year old!
I stumbled into the Hotel Chocolate Store in Reading last week – and discovered a fine array of classy looking chocs. Plenty to tempt the chocolate lover this Easter but the £18 Exuberantly Fruity Egg stood out.
One look at this 40% milk chocolate shell with its zingy raspberry white chocolate splash and you’ll have a good idea of the natural fruitiness waiting inside. Crisp chocolate shells filled with vivacious cream ganaches including peach & raspberry, blackcurrant, strawberry, redcurrant, mango and apricot. Rolled in real fruit powder for extra tantalising zippiness.
Minimalist packaging, an extra thick shell and stuffed with real fruit truffles. I should also mention that the shell has a “ripple of raspberry and white chocolate” running through it. Delicious.