It’s almost the Easter holidays, the weather is glorious and I have been sampling Hotel Chocolat products in the form of fine cream truffles and a whopping Extra Thick Chocolate Easter Egg – so all is good! In case you are beginning to think about what wonderful delights are out there this Easter, I have started some of the (very hard) ground work for you by sampling this lovely egg and one lucky reader will get the chance to try one for Easter, too.
The high street is bursting at the seams with chocolate and Easter products, but true to form, the Easter Gifts range from Hotel Chocolate stands out, ticking all the right boxes for quality and originality.
This year, the range starts from £5.00 for goodies such as the Keepsake Easter Tin (with three chocolates) or the Easter Egg Box (with four chocolate eggs) to the staggering Ostrich Easter Eggs at £70.00. So, whether you are looking to impress with luxury Easter eggs or want something fun and quirky for the kids, there is something for everyone.
Looking a little more closely at the range, I think The Champagne Truffle Easter Egg or The Gianduja Truffle Easter Egg (both £38.00) are equally stunning eggs and would be sure to impress. The Rocket Easter Egg and The Flutterby Easter Egg (both £12.00) are also in my basket already for the kids!
Your Eggscellency Extra Thick Easter Egg
Whilst happily nibbling away (just like the Easter bunny) at the Your Eggscellency Extra Thick Easter Egg, I was most impressed by the unusually-flavoured cream truffles that came along with it – 12 in total. The Bison Grass Vodka truffle won hands down – “Iconic Polish vodka with subtle herby notes in mellow milk chocolate truffles.” I love Bison Grass Vodka and so to taste it in a chocolate truffle did bring a little smile to my face. The Pink Champagne Truffle came a close second, a dusting of strawberry powder, a good taste of alcohol through the truffle cream and a lovely thick case of milk chocolate.
The egg shells themselves were indeed, extra thick, to the point of almost needing a good bash! It was nice to get half a shell of 70% dark chocolate and the other half 40% milk chocolate. The truffles are classed as either having a little alcohol (to preserve and soften) or a generous dash. I found them all to have a very good kick of alcohol within – never a bad thing in my book!
But don’t just take my word for it, enter the Hotel Chocolat giveaway below for the chance to win a taste of your own Extra Thick Easter Egg.
Here’s how to enter:
1. Visit the Hotel Chocolat Easter Range online and tell me in the comment box below which of their Easter range is your favourite. Whatever your selection, you will still receive the Your Eggscellency Extra Thick Easter Egg (RRP £26) as your prize.
3. Copy and tweet the following “I would love to win the Hotel Chocolat Your Eggscellency Extra Thick Egg via @RenBehan”
5. Follow Fabulicious Food! on Networked Blogs for a final bonus entry, just let me know you are doing so.
You can enter this competition via any of the five ways described above but you please leave me a separate comment for each time you have entered to make it easier to count your individual entries. No details of any of the entrants will be passed onto anyone else.
The winner will be chosen by an online randomiser. I will be able to see your email and contact you if you have won, but your email will not be visible to the public and will NOT be passed on.
This giveaway is open to all UK readers.
Closing date: Tuesday 3rd April 2012 at midnight.
The winner will be announced shortly after closing.
Review/Sample – I received a Your Eggscellency Extra Thick Easter Egg for free. Hotel Chocolat have offered a second giveaway prize of equal value to one reader of my blog. I only recommend food/products or services I use personally and believe my readers may be interested in.