Hotel Chocolat Rocky Road to Caramel Extra Thick Easter Egg Review
It’s a bit of a silly question, asking me if I’d like to review chocolate so when Hotel Chocolat asked if I’d like to review one of their easter eggs, well you know the answer
I chose to receive the Rocky Road to Caramel Extra Thick Easter Egg and I most certainly wasn’t disappointed!
The first thing to say about this egg, is the beautiful packaging! If you were to judge a book by it’s cover, then you’d expect this egg to be something special just by looking at the box, it’s sturdy, wrapped in a ribbon and really does look good. This is one box that won’t be going in the recycling bin though, I think I’ll be using it to store MissB’s crayons etc in afterwards. It’s far too nice to throw away.
On opening the box, you are faced with 2 thick (and I mean very thick halves of chocolate egg) and 14 luxurious chocolates.
“Both half-shells are cast in our mellow 40% milk chocolate, with one half-shell studded with crispy puffed rice, cookies and chocolate chunks. The other half-shell with a layer of caramel chocolate over a base of milk chocolate. And inside the dreaminess continues – with praline with cookies, liquid caramel and silky smooth milk chocolate ganache along with solid bunnies and chicks cast in milk and caramel chocolate and more.”
The chocolates are (well were ) delicious – they included Orange Praline (melt-in-the-mouth, mellow praline with a little zesty orange), Billionaire Shortbread (a generous blend of caramel, cookies and silky smooth praline), Choc Chip Cookie (whole hazlenuts and cookies in mellow milk chocolate) and Caramel Praline (melt-away pecan and hazlenut praline with a touch of caramel) to name a few. Hotel Chocolat chocolates never fail to disappoint me, there is something a little different about them compared to the bog standard chocolates you get from other companies and are just luxury on your tastebuds
As for the chocolate egg! Well when they describe it as extra thick, they aren’t joking! I always consider most easter eggs as a bit of a con and disappointing as a rule with their flimsy little eggs made with substandard chocolate but oh my goodness Hotel Chocolat have definitely got this one right. The chocolate is thick, delicious and one half is studded with cookies and chocolate chunks and crisyp puffed rice. It’s almost too much to take in! I can normally eat a whole easter egg in a few minutes but it’s taken me about a week to work my way through the Hotel Chocolat one
At £26 there is no denying that this isn’t an Easter Egg for the kiddies, no this is a luxury egg that’s you’d buy for somebody special. Is it worth it? Well if I was given a gift like this I’d be a very very happy lady so I guess that’s a yes then isn’t it