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Rococo Chocolates just isn’t about appearance, even though they have a sensational brand. It’s also about wonderful chocolate, both novelty and artisan. It’s about making delightful chocolate accessible¬†to people with discerning tastes. ¬†Over the past few years I’ve reviewed a variety of their beautiful, classic and unusual Easter chocolates, so it was nice to try something a bit more serious and solid.
One of my favourite flavour combinations with chocolate is pepper and chilli and Rococo have done a duo of solid Easter eggs: a milk chocolate one which¬†incorporates¬†sea salt to flavour and dark chocolate one which has a heady mixture of pepper and chilli, and I must say I love them.¬†Part of me is fed up hollow Easter eggs that are just 2mm thick. It’s been a busy few weeks and I deserve something more substantial and sophisticated – and I certainly get them with these two eggs.
The milk chocolate egg does taste rich and creamy and actually tastes like it has less than the 37% minimum cocoa solids it says on the reverse of the gorgeous box. There’s a¬†distinct¬†sweetness that one wouldn’t expect from a more refined chocolate and after having a pre-emptive nibble of the peppery dark chocolate egg, there isn’t a great deal of the salt coming through.
The yin to the milk chocolate yang is offered in the form of an absolutely gorgeous solid dark¬†chocolate¬†egg. Here the texture is fine but to my mind it’s more about the flavour. The black pepper comes through at first with an almost sweetness and then the heat of the chilli comes in at the back of your throat and¬†certainly¬†takes centre stage. After the while that becomes muted and the pepper at the front of your mouth will come to the fore.
If you are looking for an inexpensive Easter chocolate gift for a couple or to share then I think this one would be a good option. Each of the two eggs is offered in halves so each half of the couple can have half of the milk and dark without causing any arguments.
If you wanted something different then I’d certainly recommend it and is very much worth the ¬£9.95 I paid for it. Overall I’d have to give it a rating of ‘very good’.