Easter eggcitement

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 20 April, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 20 April, 2011, 12:00am
 

The Easter egg is a symbol of rebirth and new beginnings. Traditionally, chicken eggs were coloured with dye or hand-painted. These days real eggs have been generally replaced by chocolate eggs and Easter bunnies wrapped in colourful foil. Some of our readers joined the Young Post team to have a fun sampling of some of the best chocolate eggs and chocolate bunnies in town.

Marks & Spencer Easter Bunny and Eggs

HK$126

Tara Lee, 16, Diocesan Girls' School (with Phila Siu)

Presentation 7/10

Taste: 6.5/10

This bunny looks like an alien with its metallic blue foil, overly large ears and eerie eyes. Its yellow bow is cute, though. As for the taste, just one word: ordinary. It is plain milk chocolate, which is neither too bitter nor too sweet - but it isn't a real treat, either. It will do, however, as a sweet to share with family or friends after a holiday meal.

Green & Black's Organic Dark Chocolate Egg

HK$85

Jeremy Chan Zhing-yin, 11, Diocesan Preparatory School (with Susan Ramsay)

Presentation 8/10

Taste: 7/10

This dark chocolate is very bitter and is more suitable for adults than children with a sweet tooth. But it does have some real cocoa bean content, which will linger on the taste buds if you let the chocolate melt in your mouth. If you like dark chocolate, you will definitely like this Easter egg.

Lucullus Smiling Bunny with Carrot

HK$99

Ken Cheung Kwan-kiu, 16, YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College (with Wong Yat-hei)

Presentation 6/10

Taste: 5/10

It is an unusual-looking rabbit with a strange facial expression. When we opened the box, the carrot just tumbled out. The chocolate the bunny is made of tasted so-so. It reminded us of those chocolate gold coins from the mainland we have at Lunar New Year. It was certainly not something to savour.

Godiva Beaded Easter Egg

HK$400

Shreena Thakore, 16, South Island school (with Joyee Chan)

Presentation 10/10

Taste: 9/10

The casing is an enormous egg embedded with coloured sequins and beads and decorated with tulips and butterflies. Inside we found lots of colourful mini-eggs with four different flavours: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and chocolate with coconut cream and almond butter filling. The chocolate was smooth and creamy. From first glance to final bite, I was smitten.

Lindt Bunny Family

HK$170

Matt Masiruw, SCMP intern (with Man Wai-yee and Mabel Sieh)

Presentation 9/10

Taste: 7/10

The chocolate is nice and creamy and melts like butter in your mouth. It's a bit on the sweet side, though. There is a nice-looking big bunny with a few little ones so this makes for an ideal gift to share with friends. Overall, it's a nice treat both in its look and taste. P.S.: Sorry for making a mess on the table!

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