Lemon Meringue Pie in Chocolate!
Thorntons British Pudding Easter Eggs
– A Delightful Review –
There is nothing so nice as being sent something sweet and decadent to review, and I was the lucky recipient of a wonderful Lemon Meringue Pie Easter Egg last weekend, with much thanks to Thorntons Chocolates for sending this egg to me. I was sent a Lemon Meringue Easter Egg,which is art of the Thorntons Great British Puds range; this thick white chocolate Easter egg is flavoured with lemon, giving the egg a soft yellow colour, and is decorated with lemon and meringue pieces on the front of the egg. This classic dessert, which has been made into an Easter egg by Thorntons, in packed in a clear box so you can see the lemony look straight away. It’s one of three Great British Pud eggs, the other two are the Thorntons Banoffee Pie Easter Egg and the Thorntons Eton Mess Easter Egg.
The front of the egg has the meringue and lemon pieces attached, in a rather attractive way – however, don’t expect any more meringue or lemon bits in the rest of the egg, which is a plain lemony flavoured white chocolate. You have to be a lover of white chocolate to appreciate this egg, as well as a lover of flavoured white chocolate too………the egg has a creamy texture to it and is quite tangy with lemon.
Compared to some exclusive high street chocolatiers, the egg was a very competitively priced £14.99 for 425g, which is just short of 1lb in weight. The shell was thick and there was a lot of chocolate in the egg compared to some thinner and cheaper Easter eggs. I rather liked the idea of a Great British Puds range, and would have happily eaten the other two in the range – the Eton Mess Easter Egg, which has a pink (white chocolate) shell that’s strawberry-flavoured with raspberry and meringue pieces in the front and the Banoffee Pie Easter Egg which has real pieces of Special Toffee in the shell (milk chocolate) as well as slices of banana that decorate the front of the egg.
This egg would make a great Easter gift for someone who is lover of white chocolate, and also for someone who likes something a little different – there are enough flavours in the British Pud’s range to appeal to most chocolate lovers and I was also pleased to see the minimum of packaging used in this egg. There are some lovely alternatives to this egg on the Thornton’s website here: Thorntons Chocolates, and although these eggs will probably appeal to teenagers and adults, there are some wonderful eggs for children on offer, again, you can browse the site to choose your Easter Gifts and Treats!
Thorntons deliver their eggs and chocolates if you cannot get to one of their local stores, and I was surprised to see that they also deliver internationally too, so you can treat a loved one to an Easter treat if they live overseas!
With thanks to @thorntonschocs who arranged for me to receive this review egg; these are my own unbiased opinions and in no way have they been influenced due to my egg being sent to me at no cost. I am happy to promote Thornton’s Chocolates, as a British chocolate company that was established in 1911.