La Maison Du Chocolat say this is a “Small Egg Coffret“, but don’t think the box is small and don’t think you’ll only get a handful of mini eggs. In fact you’ll get forty delicious mini eggs of a variety of flavours. In terms of Easter gifts I think it’s the best looking selection I’ve reviewed so far this year.
The great thing about companies sending you chocolate is that you never know exactly what you’ll be getting. A brown cardboard box with your address on it could contain literally anything. I knew it was from La Maison Du Chocolat so I knew it was going to be classy. What I didn’t know was that it’d be anything as sophisticated as this Small Egg Coffret.
When you untie the ribbon and then remove the black piece of protective paper you’re met with a veritable delight of colours. If you didn’t know what the different colours signified then you’d be stood aghast, not knowing which to choose first.
The first I tried was the Dark ganache Quito egg which is a blend of cocoa from Venezuela, Trinidad and Ecuador which was rich, creamy with a slight vanilla flavour. It wasn’t as dark and bitter as I expected. Even with the creamy nature, it had more of a lighter flavour which did leave you wanting more.
I then plumped for the lighter looking ganache which, indeed, had a milk chocolate shell but will was filled with a lighter ganache which tasted much more fruity than the first and felt like a Gu Pudding filling. I really did like this one as the flavours were much more playful on the tongue.
In the green foil was the dark chocolate crunchy praline. The shell had a tortoise texture which housed a sweet and crunchy praline centre. Praline may not be my cup of tea and I found this one excessively crunchy for personal taste. I can, however, appreciate that others will like it a lot.
Then there’s the dark and the milk chocolate versions with praline slivers in them. I didn’t get much of the almond slivers but there was a good hint of it. I did, however, find the milk chocolate version a touch too sweet.
Overall I was impressed with them. I wasn’t so fond of the praline versions. But, I know for the vast majority of people they’d be exceptionally grateful to receive a box of these mini eggs at Easter.