I am always excited about upcoming holiday seasons; not because of the holiday itself, but because it means Demarquette will be bringing out a new season selection of goodies. Their Easter chocolates have something for every member of the family. Chicken size harlequin eggs are funs for the kids, especially with the choice of three different coloured egg boxes. On the outside they look like ordinary supermarket eggs, but on the inside, you have a splendid box of hollow milk and dark chocolate eggs, hand painted to perfection.
Unlike most companies that add colouring to white chocolate, Demarquette's chocolate is milk and dark chocolates are far more stunning with glossy edible paint that makes them look like a work of art. That is particularly the case with their Luxury Chocolate Easter Egg Gift Box, which are designed to look like Fabergé ornaments.
Retailing at £19.75, this box of twelve caramel quail sized easter eggs is Aimed at an adult audience. There are three flavours, from which, I instantly recognised their signature blue salted caramel. Using their award winning 71.1% CacaoLux pure dark chocolate, Demarquette's caramel is exquisite. Unlike the overly sweet caramel fillings you get in chocolates from the supermarket, this is something else entirely. How you make something that made almost entirely of sugar not taste overly sweet is something of a miracle, but one that Demarquette has managed to achieve, most probably because of its combination of Cornish sea salt and dark chocolate. I also suspect that they use brown sugar to give it a deep rich flavour.
The yellow egg is milk chocolate with a banoffee filling. Usually Demarquette goes for subtle flavours, but here I whole heartedly approve of the strong banana notes that knock you right back. So intense in the taste that you can only have one in a sitting without feeing sickly. That also goes for the lime egg, which is very sharp; it is literally like biting into a lime, and I almost forgot I was actually eating chocolate.
If twelve caramels are too many or you want to send them as a small gift, you can also buy smaller boxes of six or in a mixed ganache selection.