Hotel Chocolat’s Easter Eggs 2015, an assortment of milk, white and dark chocolate Easter eggs from the luxury high street brand Hotel Chocolat.
Hotel Chocolat have a large range of Easter eggs and Easter chocolate, with twenty different eggs to choose from, the 2015 chocolate Easter egg selection combines the return of popular Hotel Chocolat eggs, reinvented Easter eggs and new innovations in chocolate.
The Ostrich Egg
The largest Hotel Chocolat Easter egg is the enormous Ostrich egg, this egg has two extra-large and thick chocolate shells with a selection of chocolates; the egg is filled with Easter chocolates and mini gold foil wrapped chocolate eggs.
The Ostrich Egg is presented in ribbon tied hat box with splashes of gold. The very impressive Ostrich Easter egg is £75.00, and weighs just over a kilo in weight.
Hotel Chocolat’s Extra Thick Easter eggs are fast becoming a must have for Easter, these luxury Easter eggs are very popular; large Easter eggs with two chunky extra thick shell halves filled with a selection of Easter chocolates inside matching the flavours and type of chocolate the egg is made from.
In total there are seven Hotel Chocolat Extra Thick Easter eggs in different combinations of milk, white or dark chocolate:
Rocky Road to Caramel, a milk chocolate extra thick egg, the Rocky Road half is 40% milk chocolate covered in crispy puffed rice, cookies and chocolate chunks and the caramel half is also 40% cocoa with a layer of caramel chocolate, accompanied by twelve milk chocolate Easter chocolates.
For dark chocolate fans there the is the Serious Dark Fix egg, both egg halves are made with Hotel Chocolat’s, award winning, 70% cocoa dark chocolate. Inside the extra thick dark chocolate egg are twelve dark chocolates with classic flavour combinations and boozy centres.
Inside the chunky, 40% milk chocolate, Egglet egg are twelve Egglets, flavoured mini eggs, in a selection of milk, white and dark chocolate filled with caramel, praline and fruity truffles. This was previously called The Eggsibitionist egg.
Chocolate chicks, Easter bunnies, smiley faces and chocolate fried eggs are packed into the fun You Crack Me Up egg, a milk and white chocolate egg – ideal for children or “big kids”.
One for the adults – Your Eggscellency is half dark chocolate and half supermilk chocolate with a selection of twelve alcohol infused chocolate truffles, including; Irish Coffee, Speyside Specia, Calvados, Pink Champagne and Ruby Port – hick!
White chocolate is showcased in the White & Light egg, thick white chocolate shells and twelve white chocolates; flavoured white chocolate Egglets, chocolate bunnies and white chocolate mini slabs.
Hotel Chocolat Extra Thick Easter eggs are not only larger than other eggs but the shell is up to three times thicker, so more chocolate.
Each egg is £27.00 and is presented in hat box style box, the weights vary from 390g to 510g.
The seventh is egg is a little different, made with cocoa from the Rabot Estate the Hotel Chocolat Rabot 1745 Extra Thick Easter Egg showcases dark chocolate in a variety of cocoa strengths.
One half of the egg is made with 72% cocoa dark chocolate from Madagascar and the other shell half is made with 70% Saint Lucia Island Growers milk chocolate and inside the chocolates tasting squares are made with even more cocoa variations.
A little more expensive, and a smidge less chocolate, than the other Extra Thick Easter eggs at £29.00, 350g, but the same thick shells. Made with chocolate from around the world.
The Facet Easter Egg
Hotel Chocolat’s Facet Egg, this quirky egg, which was introduced last year, is both unusual and interesting. Easter eggs are essentially one shape, the egg shape, the Facet egg plays with geometry, the classic egg shape is changed by adding hexagonal pyramids, which curve perfectly with the shell of the egg, creating the rather beautiful Facet Easter eggs.
The Facet egg is even made from a fascinating type of chocolate, Hotel Chocolat’s Supermilk, the flavours of milk chocolate with the strength of dark chocolate, 65% cocoa milk chocolate and less sugar than a dark chocolate.
Scrambled Easter Eggs
New for 2015 from Hotel Chocolat are the Scrambled eggs, four chocolate Easter eggs decorated with swirls of chocolate on the shell and presented in a box with a selection of chocolates.
The milk chocolate Scrambled Easter egg is made from milk chocolate with swirls of natural coloured chocolate decorating the shell and a packet of six Scrambled Pralines, decorated to look like the egg.
Also made with milk chocolate, but Milk-Free chocolate, is the Milk-Free milk chocolate Scrambled Easter egg, and as the name suggests the chocolate is dairy free and vegan as the milk element has been removed from the chocolate and replace with almond powder, the egg also comes with six Nutty Fruitcases, made with the same Milk-Free chocolate.
As with the milk chocolate Scrambled egg, both the dark chocolate Scrambled Easter egg and the white chocolate Scrambled Easter egg are presented with Scrambled chocolates; hazelnut Giandujas for the dark chocolate egg and white chocolate pralines for the white egg.
Each egg is 150g with 60g of chocolates, 210g, £15.00.
Easter Egg Sandwiches
Hotel Chocolat’s Easter Egg Sandwiches may be smaller than their other Easter eggs but they are packed with flavour and chocolate. Each egg is made of two Easter egg halves which been squished into two slabs of chocolate and sandwiched back-to-back and packaged in sandwich, style, boxes to create the colourful, fun and tasty Easter Eggs Sandwiches. The sandwich eggs come in four different flavours:
The milk chocolate Easter egg Sandwich is made with 50% cocoa milk with crispy feuilletine and the Hotel Chocolat Caramel Chocolate Easter Egg Sandwich is also milk chocolate, but flavoured with Hotel Chocolat’s famous caramel.
The “bread” in the White Chocolate Easter Egg Sandwich is made from white chocolate with a hint of vanilla whilst the “egg” is made from caramel flavoured chocolate.
Hotel Chocolat’s Dark Chocolate Easter Egg Sandwich is made from 70% dark cocoa chocolate and is the only egg Sandwich where the egg isn’t decorated with white chocolate to look like an egg, so it can be vegan.
Small chocolate Easter eggs packed with flavour. Each Easter Egg Sandwich is £9.00, 130g.
Goose Easter Eggs
Hotel Chocolat’s Goose eggs are also new for Easter 2015 and just like the Ostrich egg, the goose eggs are the same size and shape as their namesake.
The Goose eggs are speckled with chocolate and are available in three different flavours; milk chocolate, caramel chocolate and Milk-Free chocolate, and like the Scrambled eggs each egg comes with chocolates, in this case either mini eggs or chocolate buttons.
Both the milk chocolate Goose Easter egg and the caramel chocolate Goose Easter egg are boxed with a bag of mini chocolate eggs, Egglets, wrapped in gold foil. The milk chocolate Goose egg is made from 40% cocoa milk chocolate and the mini eggs are filled with molten caramel. The caramel Goose egg is accompanied by smooth pecan praline mini eggs.
The Milk-Free milk chocolate Goose Easter egg is presented with a bag of large chocolate buttons, Puddles, and both the egg and buttons are made from, 56% cocoa, dairy-free and vegan Milk-Free chocolate.
Each Goose egg is £10.00 and 130g.
There are twenty Easter eggs in total, in six different styles, not including Egglets, and is not all of the Easter chocolates from Hotel Chocolat for Easter 2015, they have even more for Easter and a massive selection non-Easter chocolate on their website; Hotel Chocolat.
All available to buy now from the Hotel Chocolat website or from John Lewis.