22 March 2016
You Crack Me Up Extra Thick Egg (@HotelChocolat) [By @Cinabar]
Well folks it is almost Easter and if you are looking for a special treat, this could be it. Hotel Chocolat kindly sent us another of their fab eggs to review. It is called You crack Me Up and is in the Extra Thick range, with shells in milk chocolate and a combination of white and caramel.
The egg is impressively packed in a box with a black bow on top, it makes an impression and looks superb. Inside you can see an egg wrapped in gold foil.
The egg is in two halves each of which are filled with six chocolates, so twelve in total. The chocolates are fun and Easter themed, from egg shaped chocolates filed with buttercream or praline and biscuit through to white chocolate soldiers filled with praline. There is also mini slabs of white chocolate with and an egg design and bunnies filled with praline or caramel. It is a good selection of goodies. The white chocolate praline soldiers are just fabulous, the chocolate is thick and so very creamy, and the praline is smooth and super nutty, these are the chocolate I'd fight you for. Okay and the praline bunnies. Yeah, I’m not sure I’d share! :-D
The egg shells are both different and extra thick too, which means you do get a decent amount of chocolate. The only negative part is it makes breaking chunks off difficult, but these are just some of the trials a blogger has to go through!
The first half I tried is milk chocolate, and it is embossed with the Hotel Chocolat logo. Their milk chocolate is in a league of its own, with its clean but creamy taste, the cocoa is always perfectly balanced. If you haven't tried it, I heartily recommend it.
The second half of then egg is a mix of Hotel Chocolat caramel milk chocolate and their white chocolate. The inside of the egg is predominantly the caramel milk chocolate, but the outside looks very white. It is quite an even split though, it just depends which piece you pick up.
The taste of this chocolate is one for those with a sweet tooth. The caramel sings out in unison with the creamy sweet white chocolate, and this side of the shell feels naughty and indulgent, which an Easter egg really should.
I can't recommend this egg enough, the mix of shells means it caters for a range of tastes, and the cute chocolates inside are perfect for a fun loving recipient, but the flavours are still perfect for the mature audience too. I know I’d be over the moon to receive one this easter.