Hotel Chocolat’s 2014 Easter egg collection includes the biggest Easter eggs, with the giant Ostrich eggs, extra thick Easter eggs, innovative eggs with the new Facet egg and fun eggs called Splat eggs.
Hotel Chocolat have a large range of Easter eggs and Easter chocolate, with over twenty different eggs to choose from, classic eggs are back for 2014 and new eggs have been added to the selection so you will be able to get your favourite egg and try something new.
Ostrich Easter Eggs
The two largest Hotel Chocolat Easter eggs are the enormous Ostrich eggs, each egg is two thick chocolate shells with a selection of chocolates; a chocolate box layer of Easter chocolates and mini gold foil wrapped chocolate eggs. Both eggs are presented in black and gold boxes.
The Classic Ostrich Egg, also called The Milk Chocolate Ostrich Easter egg, is made with 40% milk chocolate studded with cookie pieces, crispy puffed rice and chunks of white chocolate and comes with a selection of twenty-nine, milk and dark chocolate, Easter chocolates.
The Half and Half Ostrich Easter egg, or The Dark Chocolate Ostrich Easter egg, is half dark chocolate and half milk chocolates. One shell made with 70% dark chocolate and the other half is made from 50% milk chocolate, the selection of, twenty-nine, chocolates are similar to the Milk Chocolate Ostrich Easter egg but with more of a dark chocolate theme.
Both giant Ostrich Eggs are presented as ribbon tied foil wrapped eggs, nestled in chic black tissue paper inside the ribbon tied hatbox style boxes, below the eggs is a drawer with the complimenting collections of Easter chocolates inside, and another ribbon holds the lid in place. The very impressive Ostrich Easter eggs are £75.00 each and weigh just over a kilo in weight, the milk chocolate egg is just a little heavier.
Facet Easter Eggs
New for Easter 2014 are Hotel Chocolat’s Facet Eggs, these quirky eggs are both unusual and interesting. Easter eggs are essentially one shape, the egg shape, the Facet eggs play 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. Even then boxes the Facet eggs comes in are different.
There are two Facet eggs, the milk chocolate Facet egg and the dark chocolate Facet egg, both are exactly the same shape, just different types of chocolate. The milk chocolate version is made from 40% cocoa milk chocolate and the dark chocolate egg is made with 70% cocoa dark chocolate.
Both eggs are 200g and are £20.00 each.
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 milk chocolate with a selection of twelve alcohol infused chocolate truffles, including; ruby port, mojito cocktail, Champagne, amaretto and gin – 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 £28.00 and is presented in hat box style box.
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 75% cocoa dark chocolate from Trinidad 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 £30.00, but the same thick shells made with chocolate from around the world.
Children’s Easter Eggs
Hotel Chocolat’s children’s Easter eggs or the Tiddly Eggs as they used to be known are called Chirp and Hop.
The Chirp egg is a white chocolate egg, coloured bright yellow, with a selection of Tiddly Chicks and Bow Tie Bunnies in milk and dark chocolate. The Hop egg is caramel chocolate with the same chocolates. Both eggs are presented sitting in tubs with the chocolates inside.
The cheapest eggs in Hotel Chocolat’s Easter range at £7.00 each.
Splat Easter Eggs
Another new range for 2014 from Hotel Chocolat, the fun Splat eggs, four chocolate Easter eggs with splats of chocolate on one side adding flavour and texture, and making them rather amusing.
The milk Splat Easter egg is made from 40% cocoa milk chocolate with a splat of white chocolate, coloured pink. Also made with milk chocolate with splat of white chocolate is the caramel Splat Easter egg, but as the name suggests the milk chocolate is caramel flavoured and the splat is yellow rather than pink.
The white Splat Easter egg is the caramel Splat egg in reverse, a white chocolate egg with a splat of caramel chocolate.
Made with 70% cocoa dark chocolate the dark Splat Easter egg is finished with a splat of pink chocolate, coloured white chocolate.
Presented in clear tube style boxes, colour coordinated with the eggs inside, you can see the colourful Splat eggs inside.
Each egg is 150g and £12.50 each.
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 three different flavours:
The Crispy Caramel sandwich is smooth caramel milk chocolate with crispy feuilletine and cocoa biscuits for crunch.
Based on a ice-cream sandwich, with the flavours of the classic ice-cream is the Neapolitan is white chocolate flavoured with strawberry and vanilla with milk chocolate and on top crisp strawberry pieces.
And for later the on in the evening the After Dark egg combines 70% cocoa dark chocolate and mint, filled with mint crisps and topped with a sprinkling of crunchy cocoa nibs.
Small chocolate Easter eggs packed with flavour. Each Easter Egg Sandwich is £8.50, 100g.
These are just the Easter eggs from Hotel Chocolat for Easter 2014, they also have a huge selection of Easter chocolates, a massive selection non-Easter chocolate on thier website; Hotel Chocolat.
All available to buy now from the Hotel Chocolat website or from John Lewis.