My Easter Egg review panel and I may not have liked Artisan du Chocolat's chocolate Easter egg offerings but oh my goodness, I absolutely must recommend their adorable little "Crème de la Crème Eggs"!
These are a clever reinterpretation of the famous Cadbury's Crème Egg but so much tastier!
Wrapped in coloured cellophane, like large boiled sweets, the eggs are made from a thick layer of chocolate containing a white chocolate ganache "egg white" and a "yolk" made from apricot and mandarin (in the dark chocolate egg) or passion fruit (in the milk chocolate egg).
The dark chocolate eggs, with apricot and mandarin were pleasant, but didn't light my fire.
But the passion fruit ones are utterly fabulous. A wonderfully robust and heady tropical fruit flavour, sweet like their name sakes and very addictive. You can buy them from Artisan's shops or online store for £1.50 each. That may sound like a lot, but in my opinion, it's totally worth it!
P.S. I heard there was a pistachio variant too – and certainly in the product image on their website, there's a third egg wrapped in green cellophane – but it's not described or sold on the website. If anyone comes across one, please get one for me to try!