Review: Hotel Chocolat Easter Egg

22 March 2013

The things I do for my readers. I only like to do reviews that are relevant to my readers so when Hotel Chocolat asked me to review one of their Easter eggs I knew you'd love to see one! Besides, a complete chocoholic like me can't say no to such an offer. I think it's fair to say I was very egg-cited!

So on my shopping trip to Manchester last week, we popped into the Hotel Chocolat shop in the Arndale Centre. All in the name of research of course. My goodness that shop is amazing! It feels like you're walking into a posh boutique. The walls are covered with chocolate {not literally of course, the boxes are all neatly lined up on shelves!} Unfortunately I didn't see the Salted Caramel Egg Sandwich that I was waiting to arrive. But I was too busy drooling over the huge Easter eggs, the thick chocolate slabs and the massive luxury boxes!

Well it arrived on Tuesday and I ripped opened it immediately. I nibbled a bit in secret in the kitchen before I shared it with the Hubby and the darlings!

Firstly, it looks beautiful. It comprises of two halves of a hollow chocolate egg attached to a very thick slab of milk and dark chocolate which is beautifully decorated with chocolate chips and salted caramel pieces.

My first thought was how creamy it tasted. The salted caramel is an interesting flavour if you like that kind of thing, but for me the jury's still out on the whole concept of salty caramel/chocolate. But if you're a fan you'll love it. Having said that, I liked that the salted caramel pieces in the chocolate gives it a slighty crunchy texture. It really is wonderfully luxurious and decadent and would be a real treat for Easter. I asked Oliver what he thought of it and he said 'very good'!

At £8 it's a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for in my opinion, and this is in a totally different league to your average supermarket Easter egg!
Hotel Chocolat has a brilliant range of Easter goodies. If anyone wants to buy me one, I'll have this Egglet Extra Thick Easter Egg...  pretty please!

*Disclaimer: I was sent the Hotel Chocolat  Easter egg for the purpose of the review. All views and opinions are 100% my own*


  1. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm I LOVE salted caramel! Research is a very important job, well done you! A x


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