Chocolate, Easter, Luxury
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Luxury Easter Eggs: Hotel Chocolat and Heston Blumenthal/Waitrose

Each year Tim and I buy each other an Easter Egg and this year, we both ended up buying each other dark, rather luxurious eggs. I bought Tim the Heston Blumenthal Easter Egg from Waitrose:

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It’s in a very nice black and gold box – it almost looks more like a whisky/spirit box than an Easter egg!

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It opens up from the side to uncover a golden painted chocolate egg and when you crack into it, it reveals dark chocolate on the inside with a number of smaller mandarin flavour eggs, on a bed of edible straw. It’s all very ‘Heston’!

Tim bought me the Rabot 1745 Easter Egg from Hotel Chocolat:

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I adore Hotel Chocolat – it’s pricey, but the chocolate is always so delicious. It’s the closest I’ve ever found to the chocolate we tasted in Belgium, many years ago.

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The Rabot 1745 egg is one of their ‘extra thick’ range – one side is pure Madagascan 72% dark chocolate, and the other in  Saint Lucian 70% milk chocolate – it’s going to take me a while to eat the former, as I can only handle small bits of dark chocolate at a time, as I find it very rich! But I’ll give it a good go 😉

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Inside are 14 individual chocolates and as with all of Hotel Chocolat’s products, the egg is beautifully packaged in a hat box style container.

The Heston Blumenthal egg cost £20.00 from Waitrose and the Rabot 1745 egg cost £29.00 from Hotel Chocolate.

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