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This year it’s been an absolute nightmare to find either Easter eggs that are eco or environmentally friendly or which have cocoa nibs in them. Mix those features with the fact that this egg is also gluten free, suitable for vegans, free from soya, genetically-modified ingredients; and without either artificial colouring or¬†preservatives¬†then that’s a whole heap of people this Easter egg should appeal to. What’s more, it’s damn nice too!
There are two major downsides to Easter in my mind, one of them is the sheer volume of packaging used. This egg ¬†from Montezuma’s may still be covered in foil, but that’s a necessity if you’re not going to use cellophane, but the fact that it uses¬†recyclable, biodegradable and compostable packing is a huge plus point in my mind. The fact that I can just throw it in a compost heap or just leave it randomly in my garden without worrying too much about the impact it’ll have on the environment can only be a good thing. Of course I could just use the blue bin outside my house, but I really don’t know what happens to contents of those bins, but by the looks of it much of it is transported abroad to be recycled – surely that’s not a good thing?
The shape of the container served the egg well during the journey, but it was also heavily wrapped in large bubble-wrap, and I’m not sure of the environmental impact of that stuff. That being said, it’s still a huge advantage over the endless heaps of plastic and rubbish most Easter egg manufacturers seem addicted to and lazy to find a solution to avoid.
The egg itself is lovely. Many people see cocoa nibs as being bitter, and they can be, but these add a great deal of fruity, sweet acidity and a touch of random crunch that I just adore. The 73% dark chocolate also isn’t bitter as there’s a nice layer of caramel sweetness behind it all. There is a touch of acidity that does dry the mouth, but this is something dark chocolate lovers will crave.
Overall, I’m going to have to give it a rating of ‘eggscellent’! I just loved it and for ¬£8.99 it’s just exceptionally good value for money and must be a ¬†must buy if ¬†you’re looking for an evo or ethical Easter egg! And if you wanted to know, they also do a milk chocolate one with butterscotch which I wish I bought as well!