March 18th: Artisan du Chocolat Crème de la Crème Eggs

During the month of March it is easy to get overwhelmed by the vast amount of egg shaped chocolate goodies tempting us everywhere we turn. There are multitudes of Easter offerings everywhere you look from the simplest offerings like Cadbury Mini Eggs, to the more unique Hotel Chocolat Ostrich Egg (you have to see this to believe it!!). Luckily folks you have us here at ChocolateMission to guide you through this chocolate Easter egg extravaganza - today we give you the rundown of what Artisan du Chocolat have to offer this year.

We aren't afraid to admit here that we do love the majority of Artisan du Chocolat send us as time and time again they prove themselves to be a brand offering consistent high quality chocolate products - we are lucky that we get to test them out.

For Easter this year our contacts at Artisan sent us two things. The first we are showing you today are these amazing Artisan du Chocolat Crème de la Crème Eggs - a product we reviewed previously back in April 2011 - See HERE. At this point in time we scored them a massive 8.8 out of 10 and said that they were 'really setting the standards for the rest of the Easter products to come' that year. Well fast forward three years later and we can confirm they are still every bit as good as we thought previous - they even come in all new snazzy looking cardboard packages which is a step on from the basic cellophane wraps of a few years back!

This year, the dark chocolate eggs have a sensationally creamy vanilla creme filling that has a delightfully refreshing mint 'yolk' centre. We thought the milk chocolate variation was also similarly impressive with the same vanilla creme filling built upon by a wonderfully fruity Japanese Yuzu lemon flavoured 'yolk' that had zesty notes of orange and mandarin coming to the fore. Given the Creme de la Creme Eggs are made with fresh cream it is important these are stored well and consumed in a timely manner from purchase. Luckily that gives you all the more reason to get stuck in to these - believe us you wont be needing a second invite.

Overall its fair to say that mint fans will die for the dark chocolate eggs, and that the fruit flavoured milk chocolate variation will similarly go down a storm for fans of chocolate of that genre. Yet again this year we feel extremely comfortable giving out a score of 8.8 out of 10 for these. The quality of these eggs is incredible so those looking for something a little more special than the common market offering can rest assured they are getting what they are paying for here. Highly recommended. Be sure to check in later this week when we review our second Easter offering from Artisan du Chocolat.

8.8 out of 10