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Which chocolate chooks lay the best chocolate eggs?

By trevar 10 April 2009 27

Usually by this time I have ventured out and bought a very large chocolate egg for the kids to have on Easter Sunday, but this year, I kept thinking I should wait.

And now here it is, Good Friday, and I need to find a big egg by Sunday… 

So, I am wondering if anyone out there in RiotACT land can share their wisdom on the last minute purchase of chocolate eggs exceeding 1kg…

Life won’t be worth living if the three little trevars don’t have an enormous egg to break open come Sunday morning!

What’s Your opinion?


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poptop 10:57 am 12 Apr 09

I bought chocolate truffle filled painted genuine eggshell eggs for my various beloveds from Manuka Fine Foods – rather like an eggshell full of firm Nutella.

The base of the eggs had been chopped off, eggs cleaned and filled with the truffle stuff, a special sort of sticker over the hole and then the whole thing painted festively.

If I can work out how to get a clean cut on the bottom of some eggshells by next year, I think I might try making these myself.

ricci 10:43 am 12 Apr 09

I thought Lindt was Swiss chocolate?

RatsNest 4:20 pm 11 Apr 09

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

Has anybody else noticed that Easter egg chocolate tastes different than normal block chocolate? It tastes more like Laxettes. Does anybody know whether any extra ingredients are put into Easter eggs to make them taste different?

Avoid cheap import chocolate to avoid the laxette taste. Stick to darryl lea, lindt, cadbury and red tulip for the best tasting easter eggs.

As for the flavour change, IIRC, Cadbury eggs are made at the SA factory and blocks are made at the Tassie factory. Thus you have different water and milk supplies which will slightly alter the taste.

Granny 3:40 pm 11 Apr 09

You’re a wicked, wicked man, Trevar!

*lol*

I helped Loquaciousness make Easter eggs this year! It was terrific fun and I can highly recommend it. I was lousy at the fiddly colouring in bits, but I reckon I could make a pretty good basic egg, and as Woody said it was fun to fill them with smarties and jelly beans and freckles and baby foil-wrapped solid eggs.

Thanks, WMC!

: )

I probably won’t, but the thought is lovely!

Woody Mann-Caruso 12:35 pm 11 Apr 09

Has anybody else noticed that Easter egg chocolate tastes different than normal block chocolate

Cadbury increases the cocoa solids content of its Easter egg chocolate and reduces milk solids: Dairy Milk is 26% cocoa solids and 28% milk solids, while their eggs are 30% cocoa solids and 26% milk solids. A thinner shell and greater exposure to oxygen in the cavity also affects flavour compared to a block which is pretty much sealed from the elements.

trevar 10:47 am 11 Apr 09

I think I will undertake Woody’s suggestion next year… for now I got a 1kg egg for just under $20, which is cheaper than I’ve got them in the past, but it’s also a little smaller… which should lead to more entertaining arguments…

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster 10:36 am 11 Apr 09

Has anybody else noticed that Easter egg chocolate tastes different than normal block chocolate? It tastes more like Laxettes. Does anybody know whether any extra ingredients are put into Easter eggs to make them taste different?

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