As you'll know if you read my earlier review (here), I love Burnt Sugar, as much for their wacky sense of humour as for their utterly delicious sweeties, so I was overjoyed when I was given the chance to review their Milk Chocolate Honeycomb Egg. There may have been criticism when Easter Eggs hit the supermarket shelves as early as the New Year, but I didn't think twice about cracking open this egg way before Easter - all in the name of serious reviewing, of course !
My first thought was that it's like a grown up version of the Crunchie egg really ! I don't really know why but it just seems extra (you don't know how tempted I was to write eggstra then !!) luxurious and indulgent somehow. The chocolate is richer and creamier and - yummm ! - the egg itself contains tiny little pieces of crunchy honeycomb that pop in your mouth and melt on your tongue as you let the smooth chocolate melt on your tongue.
As well as the egg (which weighs 115g), you get a 100g box of deliciously naughty honeycomb chunks dipped in milk chocolate. The good news for your waistline is that you won't actually want to sit down and eat the whole lot in one go because they would get rather sickly ... but make sure you hide the box carefully because otherwise, they will all be gone in no time at all. Everyone in our house, kids and adults alike, love them and can't walk past the box without eating one !
For all you foodies out there who like to know you're eating something made with quality ingredients, Burnt Sugar explain that the honeycomb is made using golden unrefined Fairtrade sugar. Although, in their inimitable Burnt Sugar style, they do also reveal that "no actual honey is used in our honeycomb and we're not actually sure how honeycomb (the sweet) got its name ... (answers on a postcard please), but we like bees and we think our Milk Chocolate Honeycomb Easter Egg really is the bees knees ! We hope you do too !"
Well, I certainly do ... and so does everyone else at the Madhouse. The bad news is, you'll have to wait for a couple of weeks to find it in the shops !
star rating : 4.5/5
RRP : £8.99
Available in Waitrose, fine food stores, Borough Market and London Bridge from 21st Feb 2011
For more information : http://www.burntsugar.co.uk/
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