Tuesday, 24 March 2009

March 24th: EASTER 2009 Mini Eggs Superpost Part 3

The products featured in today's Superpost Part 3 are all items that have been requested to be reviewed by Chocolate Mission readers. As with the previous Superposts (which you can see HERE!), I will offer my brief thoughts on the product and of course give it a score on the ChocolateMission scoring system:

Nestle Milkybar Mini Eggs: 

Kcal 500 Fat 23.3g Fat(sats) 14.2g Carbs 68.4g (per 100.0g)

I must say I was pretty reticent to trying these having really not enjoyed the Nestle Milkybar White Moments (Review HERE). Described as 'white chocolate mini eggs in a crisp sugar shell' they appeared to be an none to dissimilar proposition - thankfully I was wrong.

The product was presented well and included the usual Milkybar themed branding on pack. The eggs themselves were the smallest of all the eggs I tried this Easter 2009, though this would eventually turn out to be a positive thing. As with most sugar coated products the eggs really lacked any telling aroma, though a mild sweetness was detectable when searched for. 

Unlike the sugar shells on the 'White Moments' the ones implemented on these eggs were noticeably much thinner - and this made for a much more enjoyable product. I got great pleasure from placing a few eggs in my mouth and waiting just a few seconds for the inner chocolate to melt within its crispy shell before crunching. Upon breaking the crispy shells the usual wonderful plethora of creamy, vanilla flavour influences exerted themselves .... yum!

Overall these were as well received as any other Milkybar product I have tried on ChocolateMission and had a very moreish nature about them. The thinner shells meant they avoided being overly sugary like the 'White Moments' and made for a thoroughly enjoyable product. Recommended for white chocolate fans!

8.0 out of 10


Marks & Spencer Speckled Eggs:

Kcal 500 Fat 24.9 Fat(sats) 18.5g Carbs 63.5g (per 100.0g)

My Easter 2009 reviews wouldn't be complete without at least one offering from M&S would it? These eggs came billed as 'Belgian milk chocolate eggs with a decorated candy shell'. 

Frankly I was a little freaked out by the presentation of this product. Now don't get me wrong I don't have a problem with chocolate coming in an egg shape ... that is all pretty evident by the rest of the reviews! But looking at these eggs did make my stomach turn just a little ... they looked a little real for my liking! The Blues ones especially looked quite like small birds eggs ... whats next? Kinder putting fur on the Kinder Bunnies you see below? Anyway ... I personally didn't like it!

Unfortunately for M&S the presentation of the sugar coated shells wasn't the only area I thought let them down. Despite the shells providing a nice crunch to the product I found them to be too thick, which meant it not only took an age for the chocolate to come into the taste, but also meant that a very strong sugar hit had to be experienced. Personally this wasn't too my liking, and ruined the pleasent creamy, milk flavours of the chocolate that lay below.

Overall these were probably one of the poorer products I tried this Easter. The sugar shells here were implemented far too thickly, which meant that too much of the focus was taken away from the milk chocolate. I hope I am not the only one to find the look of these a little worrying as well? Maybe it is just me being too sensitive?

6.2 out of 10


Kinder Easter Bunnies
Kcal 562 Fat 35.3g Carbs 51.4g (per 100.0g)

I know these aren't Mini Eggs but I couldn't possibly let ChocolateMission reader Rose down with her first ever request. I picked up a pack of these Bunnies in my local OneStop for what I thought was quite a pricey sum of £1.19 - pricey considering they only equated to 45.0g worth of chocolate!

I thought the presentation was very good. The bunnies were held within a nice cardboard holder, whilst all three pieces were wrapped in a very colourful foil wrapper. As you will be able to see above the chocolates themselves were nicely moulded into the bunny shape and actually contained quite a lot of detail worked into their surfaces. Although not quite as striking as their appearance they had a reasonably nice smell that had strong dairy connotations.

If you have ever had a Kinder Surprise Egg or Kinder Maxxi before you will know what to expect from these bunnies. The product was formed of two thin layers of both milk and white chocolate, which made for a none to surprising sweet, creamy taste. As it happens the sweet milk based flavours made for a real moreish nature; the only problem with this though was the problem that you get with most Kinder products ... the minimal portioning!

Overall these Kinder Bunnies very much delivered a very familiar story that happens all too often with Kinder products. The product tasted delicious, yet failed to deliver a satisfying experience as it was all too short lived due to the crazy smallness of the product. If your after just a small chocolate treat then these are a nice little option; if your looking for something that is a bit more substantial though you better look elsewhere.

7.0 out of 10  


Well that concludes my Easter 2009 posts this year - I hope you have enjoyed them. If you still want a product reviewed drop it in a comment and I will endeavour to do my best!
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