I picked up several different varieties of Cadbury and Russell Stover eggs at Walgreens the other day. They stocked truly a dizzying array of Easter-themed eggs, and I picked several that I have not had previously. Though I considered reviewing a few at once, at this moment and before I am utterly sick to death of chocolate eggs, I believe that each one deserves its own day in the sun (not too hot or we’ll get melty). With that said, LET THE EGGS BEGIN!
The first egg comes to us from Russell Stover, a fine purveyor of chocolate products. This is a Marshmallow and Caramel egg, which sounded delicious to me, actually. I couldn’t wait to break it open and see… oh. That. That looks horrifying, doesn’t it? The caramel inside this egg was yellow, very runny, and yolk-like. Almost too yolk-like to be appetizing. I have a feeling that this will be the most visually-like an actual egg and while I appreciate the realism, it was a little gross. The marshmallow was similar in consistency to marshmallow fluff, which held up well enough against the caramel liquid onslaught.
I have always been a person who hollows out the inside of chocolate eggs and then eats the shell, so when I dipped my index finger into the marshmallow and caramel goo, I was happy to find that it gave up its position easily and without a drippy mess.
The combination of marshmallow and caramel inside the egg is actually quote pleasing. Though they are markedly different in texture, they can be temporarily mixed like oil and water, or the suspension cough syrup my mother used to force down my throat. Bad association. Back to marshmallow and caramel. I found the mixture to be sweet, but not too cloying, which was probably due in part to the caramel element being lesser than marshmallow. The chocolate egg itself was good, but quite sweet. I think a dark chocolate egg would have suited its filling more appropriately in this situation, and I hope to see that next year.
Overall, I enjoyed my first egg. I’m looking forward to the ellipsoidal parade to come, after which I assume I will be completely nauseous at the thought of them and so ready to move onto… wait, what’s the next candy holiday? I think its Halloween, (so far away!) but there’s always Sweets and Snacks Expo 2012 to look forward to in May. Chicago may have lost G8, but as long as SSE still calls the Windy City home, I’m a happy camper.