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Derby Brittle egg

I wrote this review weeks ago. It was one of the first things I tried at around Easter, but I just could not get this up until now. I wish I had done a more detailed review, but when I started out I didn’t really knew how to deal with reviewing. The picture isn’t that good as well; but still I want you to have this!

This one is one of the favorites of my mother. I really had to fight to get one of her eggs for reviewing. Not the high quality version I have here, I will get that next Season.

The mid-thick chocolate coating smells like sweet milk chocolate suiting to a usually sickly sweet crocant filling. It is creamy and melts really good, but I’d love to have a more intensive taste of chocolate.

Brittle is mainly made of hazelnuts  and sugar and it is very crunchy. The texture is alike a 5th Avenue bar from Hershey’s. You see, it was almost impossible to cut it into pieces with a knife, this candy is just made for taking bite after bite (It is just too much to put the entire 10g egg into your mouth! Not really recommendable!). As expected it is really sweet! Personally, I’d prefer bitter chocolate to the milk version to have a better contrast to the brittle filling.

Even though its sweetness, there is something special about that egg. I don’t really know why, but I kind of enjoy eating it. It differs from all the crème filled eggs around Easter. But I cannot deny the fact that the chocolate is rather low quality, and so is the brittle.

5 out of 10

Name: Blaetter-Krokant
Branch: Derby
Price: 0.79 Euro
Calories: 498kcal per 100g, 85kcal per egg
Fat: 23g per 100g, 3.9g per egg


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Aldi Marzipan with dark chocolate

At first I did not want to blog about this thing, but my friend Fabi convinced me to write about it, and here it is, the worst chocolate I’ve ever tried up to now!

Does this thing look delicious? Yeah? Well, then…This is an Easter egg leftover bought by my mother. She loves plain marzipan with a plain chocolate coating and when she found this at our ‘local’ Aldi store she needed to go for it. When I saw a row of tiny marzipan eggs on the table in our living room, I couldn’t resist asking whether I could have one – and of course I could; but my mother warned me. She told me that this chocolate was really sweet. Alright, dark chocolate that sweet? I thought she was just kidding.

Even though I highly doubed her, I tried it carefully. And, geek, this thing is just inedible! Never in my life I’ve tried such a bad chocolate, filled with an even worse marzipan. Well, this wasn’t actually marzipan, this was plain sugar.

Really, the dark chocolate tasted like nothing, there was a bitter flavor, but nothing similar to chocolate at all. It really deserves the prize for the worst low budget dark chocolate coming from Aldi. Eeew…For the marzipan, I cannot find any other words than: horrible. I love marzipan but this was just horrible.

I could not even eat the entire thing, spit out half of it and got laughed at by my mother who knew that this would happen – even she could not eat it, and this does not happen too often…

I’d give 0 out of 10 points… Can I get – points?

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Spring Jelly

Even though I prefer the more solid jelly gums, I got some soft jellies for Easter and I decided to keep them. “Sugared jelly with vitamin C” says the wrapper and the ingredient list tells me that there aren’t any artificial colorings in these (which I would have expected from due to their color). Furthermore, agar-agar is used instead of gelatin, so they are suitable for vegetarians.

The flower shaped jellies come in four different colors: Yellow, green, orange and red. I like the pastel tone of the green one most and except for the red one, they are all really light. Their smell is VERY decent.

The yellow flower has a scent of lemon. The first impression is rather sweet because of the sugar coating, but after a while it has a sour lemon edge. It tastes fresh, and I believe there is a little orange aroma in there as well.

The orange one smells like orange lemonade, and so does it taste. It reminds me of Fanta, just a little sweeter.

The apple-flavored one, which really looks best, has the worst taste of them. It is too sweet and a missing sour edge makes it boring to eat.

On the outside the red ones do not smell at all, just a little sugary. On the inside…well, they smell like a mix of strawberries and currant, but I am not entirely sure. And so it is with the taste. They are good though, a naturally tasting mixture.

All in all, I like them, but there are lots of fruitier products on the market, with less sugar. I would not buy them for myself again, but that’s rather because I’d prefer harder jelly candy.

6 out of 10

Name: Spring Jelly
Branch: Netten (Aldi)
Price: 0.59 Euro
Calories: 324kcal per 100g

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