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Mar
14



Ferreo Eggs Hazelnut

I have been seeing these bags of Ferrero eggs on the shelves in a lot of places this year. They come in a small bag like the Lindt Lindors but in a fun, pastel colored package. They are described on the front as “crispy eggs with a creamy hazelnut filling”. I like the “European” feel of these, they remind me of a Kinder Bueno, but in egg shaped form. I’m really drawn to that sort of thing, so I nabbed a bag for the blog.

The bag holds a lot of eggs. So I felt like I got a good deal for the price that I paid for them. The eggs are small, and I’m trying to think of a size comparison. They’re smaller than a golf ball, but bigger than the mini Cadbury creme eggs you see this time of year. I’d say they’re around the size of a kumquat? I think I’ll go with that.

Each egg is individually wrapped in foil, with a gold top and bottom with a colored band with the Ferrero logo on it. Unwrapping the egg, it has a beautiful medium brown color. It smells very sweet and milky. I get intense notes of cream and caramel in there. The aroma is just heavenly.

My first bite reveals that there’s a wafer shell just inside the chocolate covering, so you get this nice crisp when you break into it. The texture contrast is really nice. The hazelnut interior is creamy and delicious. It’s like Nutella on steroids. It’s intensely flavorful and nutty, with a great chocolate flavor. Overall with the chocolate shell and the wafer, this little egg packs a whollop in the flavor department.

They’re so flavorful and luxurious, I find that I can only eat one of these at a time. They’re heavenly with a cup of coffee in the morning. I can see these as being a nice little addition to Easter Brunch. I managed to try the other variant of these, the chocolate filled egg, thanks to a co-works candy generosity. It was good, but it wasn’t chocolately. I certainly think that the hazelnut is the better flavor of the two.

Rating: Will Eat Again

 

Will Eat Again


Links Ferrero Website


Mar
12



Cadbury Chocolate Creme Egg

So exciting! We have a new Cadbury egg this year! Although, to be fair I do recall another chocolate cream Cadbury egg a few years ago. I’m thinking like in 2004, 2005, or 2006. So in candy terms, a looooooonnng time ago! Still, it’s exciting to see a new addition to the Cadbury line. As soon as I saw these Chocolate Creme eggs, I immediately swiped one up and knew it had to be one of the first candies I needed to review for Easter.

These Cadbury egg has a very low profile wrapper. It’s mostly a deep brown color with only a splash of yellow where the logo is. They’re the same size as the normal Cadbury cream eggs, so there isn’t much difference to report there.

The smell less sweet than the normal and caramel Cadbury cream eggs. There’s something muted about this one’s aroma. Unwrapping the egg you can see the familiar design of the chocolate eggs shell. Three rings around the outside and they “star” in the center. If this was left on the table unwrapped with other normal Cadbury eggs, I don’t think there would be a way to tell the difference.

My first bite in and the flavors are already very familiar. The chocolate shell is that standard Cadbury chocolate with the sharp tangy taste of dry milk powder and notes of caramel. The chocolate creme interior is dark in color, darker than the milk chocolate shell. It’s thick and shiny and looks a lot like frosting, except it’s much more soft. The flavor of it by itself is rather unimpressive. It’s very sweet, with only a slight cocoa flavor. I’m sorry to say that most of the chocolate flavor you taste in this egg is coming from the shell, not the filling.

So these were a disappointment to me. I was expecting a “bigger” chocolate flavor, but as I say that I wonder if anyone could handle such a thing. Since Cadbury creme eggs are known to be so sweet and overpowering on their own. Still, I was hoping the creme interior would have a little more of a say for itself, and instead it was relatively forgettable. I’d rather have Cadbury bring back the Orange Creme Egg. I liked that variant much more.

Rating: Might Eat Again

 

Might Eat Again


Links Cadbury Website


Mar
05



Simon Coll Chocolate

Simon Coll Chocolate is a brand I am unfamiliar with. I had never even heard of it before seeing it in a gourmet store that I stopped in on a whim while passing through Hollywood. It was a place friends had recommended to me for their hamburgers (I love hamburgers), but what I didn’t realize was this place was half deli counter and half gourmet store. I eagerly perused their stock while I waited for my order, and that’s where I found these Simon Cool chocolates.

Since I was hoping for a sampling, I grabbed only three of the available five flavors. They also had larger chocolate bars from their collection, but I figured in this case I didn’t want to go overboard with a chocolate I was unfamiliar with. The three flavors I chose were “Milk Chocolate”, “50% Chocolate” and “White Chocolate”. I was hoping to get a good idea of their range with these flavors.

“Milk Chocolate”, 32% cocoa solids, 20% milk: Surprisingly light in color for a milk chocolate. It’s creamy brown, almost beige in color. The smell is slightly creamy and sweet with a delicate flavor. It’s sweet at first, then you get some chocolate flavor. Then you get a big rush of creamy flavor of the milk. The end of the flavor is very chocolatey and sweet which gives a nice throat burn.

50% Chocolate: It’s not considered a dark or milk chocolate by any means (has no milk added to it, by the way). It’s a nice middle brown color, like I’d expect from a 50% chocolate. It has a subtle shine to it, and it’s very pretty. The aroma is wonderful, it’s chocolatey with notes of caramel and marshmallow. The flavor is very chocolatey as you get the richness of the chocolate flavors and can really taste the nuances. I get notes of cream, coffee, and a little almond in there. Absolutely lovely, The texture is nice and smooth too, really wonderful.

White Chocolate: It’s a creamy, off white color and it’s very smooth looking. It smells sweet and buttery. The flavor is very smooth and it’s slightly chocolatey since it is made with cocoa butter. Its has intense creamy notes which are very tasty. This bar is all about fat and sugar, and it’s absolutely delicious.

My overall impression of the Simon Coll Chocolates is a very favorable one. The chocolate was very good, had nice flavors and a great texture. I hope I can find more of it in the future so I can try it.

Rating: Will Eat Again

 

Will Eat Again


Links Simon Coll Webpage


Feb
29



Ritter Sport Straciatella

I admit upon seeing this bar, I was confused as to what “Stracciatella” was. The wrapper shows an ice cream cone on it, so my first assumption is that it’s an ice cream flavor. Interested by all of this, I bought the bar and took it home to review.I cannot resist new things.

Also some poking around the internet, I found out that Stracciatella is the Italian version of our Chocolate Chip ice cream. Which is essentially vanilla ice cream with chocolate flecks in it. Simple, yet tasty. I break open the wrapper to examine it, and as always, Ritter Bars are beautifully pristine. I snap off a row of chocolates and I see the white cream interior, complete with chocolate flecks.

The chocolate has a nice layer of white cream flecked with chocolate bits in it. The flavor is milky at first, then there’s an accent with nice notes of the chocolate. The chocolate is rich, but not too sweet. The center is very creamy and tastes like vanilla and milk. I’m immediately reminded of ice cream. I can’t really taste the chocolate flecks, but the chocolate exterior more than makes up for that. The two parts together makes it a nice chocolate/vanilla flavor mix. Like a chocolate vanilla twist soft serve ice cream cone.

I found this bar extremely tasty, and it’s nice to have a bar with a more vanilla cream filling than a chocolate one. It feels more unique to me for some reason. Everyone I shared this bar with really enjoyed it too, so I know I am not alone in my opinion. If your flavor preference run more on the classical side, I’d give this one a try. It feels new, but with the flavors we all know and love.

Rating: Will Eat Again

 

Will Eat Again


Links  Ritter Sport Website

 


Feb
27



Ritter Sport Cornflake

One of the first times I ever heard about a Ritter Sport bar, was in regard to this specific one with the cornflakes added to it. I recall it’s bright yellow package and thinking about how the color matched the hue of cornflakes. I also recall thinking about what an interesting idea it was, to finally use a different type of cereal in a chocolate bar. Now that I think about it, the possibilities are endless. So naturally I’m confused as to why only one with crisped rice and cornflakes exist. I digress. I am excited about finally trying this bar after admiring for so much time.

The cornflakes have been crushed, so they’re not the full cornflake size. I was a bit worried about that, because if they were full size they wouldn’t fit well in the chocolate bar or my mouth. Plus I imagine that could possibly hurt!

The bar is incredibly crispy. Think of it as a Nestle Crunch bar on steroids. It’s not too chunky, but just enough to be addicting and satisfying. The milk chocolate is sweet and creamy. It doesn’t taste too tangy, unlike many European chocolate tend to taste like. Instead it’s just sweet and chocolatey. You don’t really taste the cornflakes at all, just a nice crunchy texture.

I really liked this bar! It’s familiar yet different at the same time. Id certainly go so far as to say this is one of my favorite Ritter Sport bars. The texture contrast of the smooth chocolate and the crispy corn flakes is incredible, and it makes eating this bar all the more fun. I look forward to when I will treat myself to another one.

Rating: Will Buy Again

 

Will Buy Again


Links Ritter Sport Website

 


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