When I was a child I was always looking forward to the period before Easter, because that would be the time of the Easter eggs. My parents would usually get a bag of these chocolate eggs in shimmery foil with loads of colors. At that time, most of the eggs were made of solid dark, milk or white chocolate and on a rare occasion you would find some filled with praline or hazelnut. Things sure have changed since then. Nowadays you can buy Easter eggs with filled with everything you can imagine. One of my favorite candy stores, Jamin, even sells 40 different flavors! And they add new flavors every year, how cool is that? This was beyond my imagination and I decided to test 15 of the most appealing and creative flavors.
I chose only 15 different eggs, because I felt that taking all 40 would be too decadent (actually 39, because the new brownie flavor was not available at my local store). It is already a feast to choose your favorite flavors, and because there are so many, there will be something that appeals to anyone for sure! I chose the following 15 eggs (from top to bottom, from left to right):
- Dulce De Leche Milk
- Tiramisu Milk
- Cappuchino Milk
- Caramel Dark
- Dame Blanche
- Apple pie Milk
- Coconut Milk
- Straciatella Dark
- Merengue Dark
- Strawberry White
- Pistache White
- Cookies and Cream Milk
- Praline Biscuit Milk
- Coffee Milk
- Extra Dark
Basically, there was no kind of chocolate and filling combination I didn’t like, but there were some that stood out and some that were not that special:
The absolute best were the Dame Blanche, Merengue Dark and the Caramel Dark for me. The Dame Blanche is made of white chocolate with a creamy dark chocolate filling, not a praline. The dark chocolate cream is amazing and it really resembles the taste of the icecream. I don’t know how they managed it but the merengue in the Merengue Dark egg is super crispy! This creates a lovely bite. It is not overly sweet, so this egg tastes great as well. The Caramel Dark is fabulous because of the gooey caramel that oozes out of the egg as you bite it. It’s creamyness in combination with the bitter taste of the dark chocolate is just great!
I also really liked the Strawberry White, Coconut Milk, Cookies and Cream Milk and the Tiramisu Milk eggs. The one with Strawberry was a nice surprise: it tasted like strawberry icecream in white chocolate, which I really liked. It didn’t taste as artificial as I expected, which was a good thing! The Coconut Milk has a white cream in it with toasted coconut pieces. I already smelled the coconut before I opened the foil and it had a real cocnut taste indeed! Love the texture in this one! The Cookies and Cream Milk has little pieces of crunchy cookies inside with a vanilla cream. Cookies, vanilla and chocolate is always a good combination, that’s enough said. The Tiramisu had less of an alcohol taste to it than I had expected, but still resembles a tiramisu with hints of coffee, alcochol and a nice cream.
Some of the eggs were not that special but still very nice. The Cappuchino Milk and Coffee Milk were very comparable in my opinion, both had a coffee taste to them, nice but not too different. The Dulce de Leche can be compared to the Caramel egg, but the only difference was that the taste of the caramel was a bit different, less creamy somehow, but also nice. The Extra Dark was nice and bitter, but if you have had real extra dark chocolate before, it is not as bitter as you would expect. The Praline Biscuit I liked, but I had to look up which flavor it was, because I hadn’t recognised the biscuit bits.
Expected more of:
I expected more of the Straciatella Dark, Pistache White and Applepie Milk eggs. With the Straciatella, I would have expected more dark chocolate pieces in the vanilla cream, I almost couldn’t discover any. Still tasted ok though. The Pistache had a white cream with pistache flavor inside. I would have expected either a green filling or pieces of pistachio nuts in it, so this was a little bit of a dissapointment after all of the other creative fillings. With the Applepie Milk, I didn’t taste any apple, maybe a little bit of cinnamon, but if I hadn’t known which egg I was eating I probably would have guessed a different flavor.
I would really like to try the Brownie egg sometime as well, so I am hoping it will be in stock next time I visit Jamin.
Have you tried any of these and do you have a favorite Easter Egg?