Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Divine Milk Chocolate Egg/Milk Chocolate Praline Eggs

Divine is one of those brands that sit amongst the likes of Cadburys, Mars and Nestle on the shelves but offer that something a little bit more premium in terms of the quality of chocolate they use. Their milk chocolate is made using cocoa beans from Ghana and is Fairtrade, being the only chocolate company which is 45% owned by cocoa farmers.

Divine Milk Chocolate Easter Egg      

This milk chocolate Easter Egg weighs in at 260g and includes a small bag of milk chocolate praline mini eggs; you can also buy these praline mini eggs separately in a 169g bag if you desire. The shell is a good decent size but is actually quite thin when it comes to breaking a piece off; there's no unusual design on it at all and is quite a simplistic 'classic' Easter egg design.

Divine Milk Chocolate Easter EggDivine Milk Chocolate Easter Egg

The milk chocolate egg is a minimum of 26% cocoa solids and 20% milk solids and has a very mild, light, creamy chocolate flavour. It isn't too sweet and is overall quite a mellow milk chocolate, nothing offensive but nothing ground breaking either. The melt is smooth and creamy and quickly breaks down in the mouth leaving you with a light chocolate flavour.

Divine Milk Chocolate Easter Egg
The milk chocolate praline mini eggs are made up of 50% praline and then coated in milk chocolate with  a minimum of 17% cocoa solids and 13% milk solids; they're wrapped in either gold or blue foil but inside they're both exactly the same.

Divine Milk Chocolate Easter Egg
They're a good decent size and have a lovely sweet hazelnut praline flavour; the praline isn't the smoothest I've had but it's certainly not dry & gritty.

Divine Milk Chocolate Easter Egg
These are definitely pralines that will please the masses and for me, they reminded me exactly of Guylian seashells, an easy accessible praline with a balance of nut/sweetness popular with the mass market.

Divine Milk Chocolate Easter Egg

I feel like this egg/mini eggs offer that step inbetween the likes of Cadbury, Mars & Nestle and Hotel Chocolat; in a similar kind of league to the likes of Thorntons/Lindt albeit with Fairtrade and ethical credentials.

Divine Milk Chocolate Easter Egg
Taste - 7.0/10 - Mellow & simplistic milk chocolate, creamy and light. Praline eggs offer a flavour that will please the masses.
Texture - 7.3/10 - Smooth, creamy melt.
Appearance - 6.2/10 - Shell is quite thin, a nice design on the egg would have made it better.
Price - 6.2/10 - Priced at £10.00 for the 260g egg or £4.25 for the bag of milk chocolate praline eggs it's an accessible enough price; I'd say the mini eggs are better value for money though.
Overall - 6.7/10 - Nothing 'wow' but an easy pleasing milk chocolate egg/pralines.
Those looking for that step inbetween Cadburys/Mars/Nestle & Hotel Chocolat.

On Divine's site here and most retailers.

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