Friday, March 07, 2008

Easter eggs

Easter is round the corner, so can you blame me for thinking Easter eggs? Here are three of my favourites from this year's scrumptious collection at http://www.hotelchocolat.co.uk/.


Option A: You Crack Me Up™ - Extra Thick Chocolate Easter Egg
Half the egg is made from a milk and white chocolate fusion, the other from 40% milk chocolate, bursting with smiley face pralines, happy chicks and bunnies.


Option B: Your Eggsellency™ - Extra Thick Chocolate Easter Egg
Half the egg is made from 72% dark chocolate, the other from 40% milk chocolate. Filled with cream truffle eggs made with champagne, bellini, tiramisu, kirsch, amaretto and more.


Option C: The Eggsibitionist™ - Extra Thick Milk Chocolate Easter Egg
Two 40% milk chocolate shells flaunting a dozen gorgeously decorated chocolate mini eggs filled with melt-away pralines and silky-soft ganaches.

Which one(s) should I buy? Help me choose by casting your vote!

21 comments:

Loops said...

Err - don't you mean one of these?
Then throw an Easter Egg eating party to see how much can be eaten in 1 night!
You'd better hurry up coz another friend of mine was buying up eggs earlier today and, knowing him, he's probably bought up half the stock already!!!

Tinsie said...

To be honest, I don't think I can eat *that* much chocolate in one sitting!

Loops said...

Hmm - not even during a BSG session?

Tinsie said...

Mmmm yes, I might manage one during a monster BSG session :-)

MrsB said...

the chocolate easter eggs look damn delicious, i can't wait to start munching through some easter eggs! Yum yum!

Karen said...

Option B!!! I think you should buy two and send me one! How large are these and how much do they cost?

Tinsie said...

@ MrsB: Same here :-)

@ Karen: Your Eggsellency is 147mm high by 100 mm wide, 360g in weight, and costs 20 GBP. Hotel Chocolat have a US site too (I've just discovered!) but they only stock The Eggsibitionist (Option C) - it's 12.73 oz and costs 40 USD.

They're not cheap, but they're the best chocolate you can buy in the high street in London.

Tinsie said...

They also do Easter Egg Sandwiches that are smaller (100g) and much cheaper (5 GBP or just under 8 USD). I have my heart set on the Creamed Caramel one.

Tinsie said...

Slices of swirled milk and white chocolate studded with caramel milk chocolate drops, then pressed between eggs shells cast from caramel milk chocolate. Decorated with white and natural purple tinted chocolate.

Indie said...

I'm salivating just at the thought. I vote the caramel one or the Eggibitionist. Oh how I love chocolate!!! Sniff! Haven't had any in a month.
Rather pricey though. But anything with caramel in it is worth it. I'll need a 100 word description of the experience once you've eaten it,ok? I need to live vicariously through you:-)

Anonymous said...

olo tina vale kai kanena ovelia...ante kai kalo mas pasxa

Tinsie said...

@ Indie: They're not cheap, but they're certainly mouthwatering. Not sure 100 words will be enough ;-)

@ Olo: Bliax!

palmtreefanatic said...

yum yum yum!
Those look egg-celent...I would have no problem eating all them!

Cheryl said...

All of them! Sorry, it's chocolate. I can't focus beyond.

Tinsie said...

@ Palmtreefanatic: They certainly look appetising, don't they?

@ Cheryl: I know what you mean :-)

Shionge said...

Wooo wow! Can you buy all ;)

Tinsie said...

I wish I could afford all of them - in money as well as calories!!

RennyBA said...

What great and tasty eggs!

Your welcome over to see how we hunt them in Norway:
http://www.terella.no/2006/04/16/the-easter-egg-hunt/

Tinsie said...

Looks like great fun, Renny! Esp. the hot dogs ;-)

Karen said...

Ok, I'm in! Do you think I have to get one for the hubby, too? I won't bother with the kids, who are happy with cheap milk chocolate.

Do you notice that posts about food always, always get the most comments?? :-)

Tinsie said...

Oh no, this isn't chocolate for kids. Give them Cadbury's, that's what I say ;-)

Indeed. Food is a universal topic of interest!