Extra Thick Easter Egg. Do you remember those thick shelled chocolate eggs we all got as children? False memory syndrome most probably, but Hotel Chocolat have tried to address the issue.
So? Two large milk chocolate egg halves wrapped in thick gold foil and contained in an attractive boutique style box that was somewhat reminiscent of a hat box, I thought. One egg half was covered with a rocky road mixture of crispy puffed rice, cookies and chocolate chunks and the other half with a layer of caramel chocolate. These were enough to satisfy the most voracious of chocolate appetites. The chocolate is the standard house 40%, which although sweeter than I like, is still way ahead of most of the high street chocolate available.
I particularly enjoyed the Billionaires Shortbread which was a lovely mix of caramel, cookie pieces and praline. The Choc Chip Cookie was also fun: milk chocolate with whole hazelnuts and pieces of dark chocolate cookies scattered throughout.
I was thrilled to see three liquid caramels, two of which were my favourite salted caramels, one in a milk chocolate shell and one in a dark one - mmmm.
As well as a solid milk chocolate bunny, there was a really cute little chick (which I had thought was an owl until I read the description). I was still happy to bite its head off and was very glad I did as it contained crushed caramel pieces and Maldon sea salt - another big yum!