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The only way I can ever enjoy white chocolate is if it’s combined with zesty flavours such as lemon. Thankfully the lovely people at Thornton‚Äôs have sent me the third and final of their Great British Puds Easter eggs. I must admit that I totally adored the Banoffee Pie egg and very much liked the Eton Mess one – and this egg is very much in that sort of fruity mould.
For your ¬£14.99 you’ll get a very decent amount of chocolate and other bits, in fact you’ll get 430g in total. One part I couldn’t work out, without breaking the egg into nothing was the actual main ingredients. What I’ve gathered is that the egg is made with white chocolate which has been flavoured with lemon, it has little meringue pieces (3.5%) which have been further coated with white chocolate and then there are some pieces of candied lemon peel incorporated into the front.
The main part of the egg has a thickness of about 4mm which is fairly decent, whilst the front part, with all those extra bits, has a thickness of about 8mm. And it’s this front part I love the most. It is actually like eating a lemon meringue pie. The crunch is obtained by those little pieces of the chocolate-coated meringue whilst there is some ‘hit’ from the bits of the candied orange peel that somehow manage to mimic the lemon curd type flavour of a true pie.
The textures also works very well together to portray the biscuit-like base, but part of me really does wish there was some biscuit in it, but I do realise that would have over-completed the egg both in terms of the production, but also the flavour. As it is the flavour is clean, crisp and simple and fantastic.
As I usually look at the nutritional information of the eggs, I best mention that obviously there are no cocoa solids used in this egg as white chocolate doesn’t have the solids. Other Easter eggs do use the much cheaper vegetable oil to give the egg the oils it needs to be ‘milk’ chocolate. Thornton‚Äôs doesn’t cut costs here; they do things properly and use the much more expensive cocoa butter – which is another element of the cocoa bean.
Even though I typically don’t like white chocolate, I can certainly appreciate this egg. Overall it gets a rating of ‘very good’, which is just one down from the Banoffee egg.