March 1st: New 2013 Easter Chocolates

The month of March is now with us and the countdown to Easter is really on. You guys and girls may already be sick at the sight of all the Easter goodies that have been on our shelves since last December :-) but there are a few NEW tasty treats for you all to check out this year. Over the next few weeks we will be reviewing chocolates from the likes of Hotel Chocolat, Mango Mystique etc, but today we are going to focus on more widely available chocolates you can find in any decent retailer here in the UK.

Cadbury 'No box, less waste' Mini Eggs Egg
Kcal 530 Fat 30.0g Carbs 56.5g (per 100.0g)

We weren't going to feature this egg but we couldn't deter ourselves away from the complete nonsense of the product here. This 'No box, less waste' concept has to be one of the stupidest ideas to come out of Cadbury HQ recently. Had Cadbury taken a bold decision and taken ALL of their Eggs out of boxes this year that would have been something. Instead we have have this small amount of eggs that hidden away on the shelves, priced the same as their prettier boxed equivalents - where is the incentive for the consumer to switch to the non-boxed version??? Cadbury FAIL!!!

Thankfully not all of Cadbury's 2013 new products are a complete nonsense - check out the Cadbury Egg n Spoon - See HERE.

Thorntons Brumble Bunny
Kcal 573 Fat 37.7g Fat(sats) 26.2g Carbs 51.3 (per 100.0g)

These 24.0g Thorntons Brumble Bunny chocolates were the only one we deemed worthy of a ChocolateMission scoring chart today. Yes these milk chocolate Brumble Bunnies can be found in your local supermarket, most likely on a 3 for £1.00 deal. The chocolate bunnies contain a 'smooth milk chocolate filling' - a rather uninspiring sounding addition but actually rather good.

The cute looking bunny is suitable for consuming in two mouthfuls - decapitation being the name of the game :-) how awful does that sound!!! The milk chocolate is of a better than average quality, the sweet cocoa  and milk notes are crisp and light and the flavour delivery is smooth and non-jarring. To our surprise and subsequent delight, the softer filling actually had a very enjoyable mellow note of caramel to it. This really enhanced our enjoyment of the Brumble Bunny and took the whole experience a notch up on our expectations. Certainly worth a look at if buying from these affordable options.

8.0 out of 10

Nestle Aero Choc Lamb
Kcal 146 Fat 8.3g Carbs 15.6g (per lamb) 

Nestle must have liked what the Nestle Aero Mint Choc Lamb has done for them as this year it has followed up with a plain milk chocolate alternative. We think this one is going to be much less popular - those wanting a plain aerated milk chocolate will likely just go for a Cadbury Wispa, those who like mint milk chocolate will likely just stick with the Lambs minty carnation.

Nestle Milkybar Bunny
Kcal ??? Fat ??? Carbs ???

Not so much big news but we thought you might want to also be made aware of these Nestle Milkybar Bunny figurines which are also now available. We find Milkybar sweet as sin but we know it still has its fans! Worth a look out if you want a smaller Milkybar offering to their larger cows.