The Golden Bunny Brings a Golden Egg:
Lindt milk chocolate tastes of childhood to me. Travelling across Europe before I was five years old, I can remember being introduced to the miracle of Swiss chocolate. MUCH better than the homegrown stuff, so my Father would tell me. Whatever, having camped out in Switzerland at the age of four I do remember eating a lot of Swiss chocolate. I’m sure I can remember being given ‘necklaces’ made of Lindt praline eggs, strung together with cellophane wrappers, though maybe they were one of my mum’s DIY jobs.
Easter chocolate is special, as much as anything because of the pretty foil and Spring theme. The Lindt chocolate bunny is one of those things that always delights – as much because of the quality of the chocolate as because of the kitch bunny with his red ribbon collar and bell. This year the Lindt bunny range is larger – there’s a giant carrot filled with mini bunnies, eggs and chocolate carrots, there’s a gold bunny soft toy, a story book and a range of different sized bunnies from 10g right the way up to 1kg! There are chickens, lambs and chick eggs in their own egg box.
This year’s new Taste of Spring Boutique Collection is a retro styled selection of praline eggs all presented in pretty pastels. Perfect end of term gifts for teachers or presents to take to whoever is cooking Easter Sunday lunch for you. I’ve been sampling some of the collection and I particularly like the subtle variety of the twist wrap praline eggs. Though that does rather mean you have to try every colour egg in the box.
Of course there are Easter Eggs too. A whole range of options which include the Lindor luxury egg with a cohort of mini eggs, a diving looking Strawberries and cream Easter Egg and the ultra dark Lindt Excellence egg. My personal favourite this year though has to be the Master Chocolatier Collection Easter Egg – a stunning 350g chocolate and hazelnut egg. Mine is safely tucked in the cupboard waiting for Easter weekend.
For me Lindt chocolate is one of the best family chocolate products on the market. It’s classy without being too grown up. Even the dark chocolate is kid-friendly. Everything is beautifully designed and packaged, as you’d expect from a premium chocolate offering, but nothing is too serious. This is chocolate to share, to make you smile and that everyone can enjoy.
You can buy Lindt chocolate easter eggs from most good supermarkets. The Taste of Spring Boutique Collection is only available from a limited number of department stores including Harrods, Selfridges and other premium outlets, or direct from the Lindt online shop
Disclaimer: I was provided with information about the Lindt Easter Range and a selection of products for the purpose of this review. All words are editorially given.