I love a bit of kitsch, and Artisan du Chocolat have made my dreams come true this Easter with this fantastic handmade chocolate Scotch egg.
Of course Scotch eggs are not Scottish at all and were actually invented in London, by Fortnum and Mason, as this rather irritating song attests. Traditionally they consist of a boiled egg covered in sausage meat, then breadcrumbed and fried. But as it's Easter, Artisan du Chocolat have recreated this picnic classic in chocolate form.
The egg itself has a dark chocolate exterior, which has been rolled in chocolate shavings to give it a breadcrumbed look. Sometimes I find dark chocolate too bitter (I am a milkybar kid at heart), but this stuff was perfect. A brief moment of sophistication before delving into the interior...
Order online or pick up another kitsch classic like this boiled egg from an Artisan du Chocolat shop.