SelectionDark, milk or white, filled with praline, garnished with fried foods or vegan, here is our selection of the best artisanal chocolates.
What if the best way to fight the gloom due to the pandemic was to eat chocolate? We’ve tasted over seventy eggs, chickens, and other Easter bells (and almost had a liver attack, just for you) available for click and collect, delivery, or shipping. Here is our 2021 list, in no order of preference.
The smoothest: the grain egg from Edwart Chocolatier
Created in 2014 by Edwin Yansané, Edwart is a Parisian chocolate factory offering combinations of flavors as varied as they are surprising. For Easter, we find the “black grain” egg with grand cru dark chocolate filled with a signature vegan praline or the ultra gourmet “green grain”, milk chocolate garnished with a smooth pistachio praline.
The most “trompe-l’oeil”: the shell egg filled with praline from Bonnat Chocolatier
The recipe for eggs signed by Bonnat dates back over a hundred years and is still as good today. Inserted into a real eggshell – which just needs to be peeled before tasting -, we find an excellent dark chocolate (blend of several origins: Madagascar, Ecuador, Chuao, Puerto Cabello and Ceylon) filled with praline based on roasted and crushed almonds and hazelnuts from Provence. The end result is very addicting on the palate.
The most committed: the player dolphin by Edouard Hirsinger
Guaranteed without preservatives or aromas and never stored at a negative temperature, the work of this Meilleur Ouvrier de France chocolatier is highly renowned in the Jura. Very concerned about the preservation of wildlife, Edouard Hirsinger has designed a piece in the shape of a dolphin, filled with homemade almond praline. Worked on chocolates from South America, the dolphin is in milk chocolate, the base in dark chocolate and the multicolored balloon in white chocolate with cocoa butters of different colors.
The most vegan: the Lenôtre tree in vegan chocolate (Maison Lenôtre)
To celebrate spring, Maison Lenôtre immerses gourmets in a world where nature awakens. In this collection from Jardin Nature, the tree is made with a vegan grand cru chocolate. The result in the mouth is quite impressive because the sweetness and smoothness of the almond blend very well with the aromatic power of pure cocoa from Madagascar. Pistachio chips decorate the foot of the tree which is also garnished with vegan chocolate frying.
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