I reviewed the Rocky Road to Caramellow Extra Thick Easter Egg last year and all that seems to have changed is the name and the packaging – everything else is just as fantastic! The box is still fairly large at over 14cm deep and 17cm tall – this is no small Easter egg that would vanish in seconds.
Inside the box you’ll get a wonderful site of an egg wrapped with thick, strong metal foil which not only serves to keep the Easter egg fresh, but also gives it a substantive quality – it certainly looks like you’re getting your money’s worth.
As you prize the two shells apart you’ll see a selection two balls of tissue paper (which was more metal foil last year), which house the chocolates. Some of these chocolates you’ll get in some of their other Easter chocolate selection boxes. You’ll get ten chocolates in total, comprising: a Pod Bunny (caramel chocolate), a fruit and nut Pavé, caramel mini truffles, an Easter Chick made from 40% milk chocolate and cocoa cripies, a Pecan Praline, a Sticky toffee milk chocolate Pavé, a Macadamia & Coconut Cube, a Chocolate Brownie, a Florentine Dream and a Caramel crunch.
I thought I’d try a sample of them and started first with the Pecan Praline. This had a pecan nut on the top and was had a typical praline filling – gritty as it should be, but with a nice mellow flavour. This one would be perfectly acceptable for those that normally don’t like pralines.
I then ventured on to the Chocolate Brownie which, again, was mild, but had the sort of dry flavour which brownies often have (even though they may be moist). There’s also a salty, nutty edge to it but has a great biscuity texture – I really did like this one.
And why not finish off the quick sample with a Caramel Crunch? It certainly did have a crunchy underside, but a very sweet, fairly stuff caramel centre. It’d be difficult to eat too many of these, but I know caramel lovers will gobble it up!
Now we come to the important bit – the thickness of the Easter egg. Now, I think it must be me, but I don’t think it was as thick as last year. The rocky road side may be, but the stripped side, I’m sure isn’t.
The Rocky Road half is absolutely fantastic, there are so many textures and flavours going on, that every bite will be completely unique. There are pieces of crushed cookies, nuts and more – delightful.
Some might think the price is a bit steep at £22.00 each. But you do get a 420g extra thick Easter egg that won’t vanish in seconds. Also it’s not a Nestle Easter egg, which I’d rather have a series of painful piercings that eat. This is a good quality, filling, interesting Easter egg that is a whole more interesting than you’ll find in most supermarkets.