Easter Eggs Breaking the Mould
Wednesday 4th April 2012
t’s always fun to see what ideas chocolatiers can come up with to make the humble Easter egg original and exciting and this year there are some amazing products on offer – here are just some of our favourites:
We love the bubble wrap effect on Damian Allsop’s Golden Egg made from Virunga 68% by Original Beans. It not only offers an interesting texture but also that satisfying ‘pop’ of the bubble with the clever use of a little popping candy. Available from British Fine Foods, priced at £45.
Demarquette’s Sea Shell Egg is just beautiful. Painted with a duck-egg blue wash, it is decorated with delicious sea salt and strawberry caramel shells and available in dark or milk chocolate. Amazingly good value at just £30, it is available in store or online.
Indulge your childish side without skimping on luxury with Lucky’s Humpty Dumpty Egg. When the hapless nursery rhyme character is inevitably smashed open, you’ll find a double-layered shell filled with, depending on your choice, praline & hazelnuts, coconut ganache, milk caramel or spiced ganache. Lucky’s Humpty Eggs are available online, in two sizes: 60g for £6.99 or the luxury gift edition for £29.99.
What can you say about La Maison du Chocolat’s Chocorico apart from “Wow”? This intricate limited edition Easter scene, complete with gorgeous Aardman-esque chicks and hens is visually stunning. Weighing in at an impressive 5.1kg, it’ll set you back £500; individual hens are also available priced at £56, or £116 for in store.