April 18th: Easter 2014 Bits & Bobs

It's been a long time since we last did you all a Bits & Bobs ChocolateMission special but the Easter season has given us the opportunity to make amends.

Today we are going to looks at some of the NEW smaller treats on offer from Kinder, Thorntons and Lindt. Sit back, relax and enjoy some Easter fun filled mini reviews.

Kinder Chocolate Ladybug
Kcal ? Fat ? Fat(sats) Carbs ?

Ladybugs!? Easter!? We see how they link in with the Spring season but they aren't the first thing you think of when contemplating the Easter season are they!? This 15.0g treat came with a £0.60p RRP and was described on the label as 'fine milk chocolate with a whole milk filling'. Aesthetically it was a little disappointing with only the Kinder logo moulded into the figurine shaped chocolate piece. The chocolate itself tasted super, super sweet and sugary. Is it us or is Kinder chocolate getting increasingly sweeter!? The low 14.5% cocoa solids would suggest it might not just be our imagination. One for the sweet toothed or smaller kiddies.

6.3 out of 10

Lindt Bunny Paw
Kcal 550 Fat 33.0g Fat(sats) 20.0g Carbs 55.0g

Joining the usual Lindt Lindor Chocolate Eggs (See HERE) we this year see the arrival of this Lindt Bunny Paw. This 20.0g single chocolate treat was one we bought on special offer in our local supermarket where they had them 3 for £1.00. Carrying the simple description of just 'milk chocolate' the shape looked impressive out the packet with both the Lindt logo and paw design embossed on the chocolate piece. Taste wise it was what we expected from Lindt. A decent standard of milk chocolate melted with a silky smoothness and the full three bites it took to consume all delivered a plethora of sweet cocoa and dairy cream flavours. If you like Lindt chocolate but not the texture of Lindor then these Bunny Paws should see you well this Easter.

8.0 out of 10

Thorntons Harry Hopalot
Kcal 573 Fat 38.0g Fat(sats) 26.0g Carbs 51.0g

Last but by no means least the Harry Hopalot jumps on to the scene this Easter offering a 'milk chocolate mould with chocolate truffle centre'. Design wise we liked the packaging and were similarly impressed by the chocolate piece itself with the bunny print clearly and cleanly cut into the chocolate surface. Weighing in at 24.0g the piece was the largest out of the three we consumed for the reviews today, though the smooth, fast melting centre meant it wasn't something we thought came across after consumption. Flavour wise the chocolate and truffle centre were no different to one another. The milk chocolate offered a decent amount sweet chocolatey cocoa taste experience but we thought it wasn't quite as creamy and luxurious as the Lindt Bunny Paw. A decent, fun looking option from Thorntons but there are superior Bunnys on offer this Easter.

7.5 out of 10