Easter came and went, how fast is time passing us by? Wow, it felt like it was Christmas just yesterday when I was decorating my tree. I wish that days consisted of thirty hours at the least instead of twenty-four. I can certainly get so much more done. I also would love it if us humans did not need to sleep for eight hours, or any at all. Perhaps be invincible somehow. Those eight hours could be utilized in such a productive manner. Yikes, why do we need to sleep? Well, I will leave those questions for curious scientists, I am just a chocolate chemist, that is my expertise, he he he. Anyhow, on to the review. The Lindt Coconut Chocolate Eggs are new, and introduced recently at the Lindt Boutique. I think that it is always a great idea to combine chocolate with coconut. Actually, any part of the coconut whether meat, or oil makes almost everything taste just a little bit better. Imagine sprinkling coconut on pancakes, or making coconut cookies, coconut muffins. My lengthy list is endless. I must first mention prior to starting the review that the colour wrapping of the coconut egg is magnificent. Such a gorgeous aqua with a tinge of green. Lindt needs to add more colours as such to other flavours of chocolates. The pastels are gorgeous. It makes people feel happy. I can look at this egg and feel amused, no need to even eat it. Ohhhh, this is a great weight loss strategy that I just created. The more you stare at the pretty sweets, the less likely you will consume it just because it is so fancy.
Moving forward: The middle of the egg is creamy, white in colour, unbelievably tasty, and quite rich. It is enough that the egg is made of chocolate, but to add coconut is extraordinary. I gobbled the whole thing down, and it took less than twenty seconds for it to melt. You get the point as to how smooth it is. The coconut flavour is very prominent on a positive notion. The sugar content is balanced. Perhaps the coconut oil helps to stabilize it out. The aftertaste though is a bit bitter, and strangely enough, that is when the sweetness emerges on a much stronger note. It is due to the sugar being the very first ingredient on the list. Since we are on this topic, I am also not loving the ingredient list. It consists of, amongst others, palm kernel oil, soya lecithin, barley malt extract, artificial flavour, seriously, WHY??? Points deducted for this, and it is too bad because otherwise, the coconut egg would have received a prime rating. If you are looking for a tasty chocolate treat with some serious coconut oomph, this is certainly the way to go, especially if you are not a health freak, and can dismiss the few atrocious ingredients.
ChocolisciouslyDelightful Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Milk Ingredients, Palm Kernel Oil, Cocoa Mass, Lactose, Coconut Powder (Coconut, Maltodextrin, Modified Milk Ingredients), Soya Lecithin, Flavour, Barley Malt Extract, Artificial Flavour
Please note that this Chocolate Egg is not GF (Gluten Free) as it does contain Barley Malt Extract. For anyone who is intolerant or allergic to wheat, I would advise to stay away.
Please note that this Chocolate Egg may contain Peanuts and Tree nuts.
ChocolisciouslyDelightful Rating: 2.3 / 5.0
11/1/2018 06:30:25 pm
This brings back so many memories! I remember back when I was younger, all the stores in our school and neighborhood sold these chocolate eggs. I probably most of them, but kidding aside, I think that chocolate eggs are a wonderful treat. It was just so simple though, it was just an egg shaped chocolate, I wonder if people have tried something new. Just at the top of my head, I can think of so many ideas on how to innovate the chocolate egg.
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My name is Soriah and I am an enormous lover of fine chocolates. I enjoy strolling through charming towns and by chance, finding a little, delightful chocolate gem hidden in the corner, offering bon bons that are ready to be just devoured.