Lichfield my darling darling darling gave me my ballotin of chocolate goodness well in advance of Easter this year, so I have had plenty of time to research which colours are the best. The results are in, and I can now reveal THE BEST Neuhaus Easter Eggs in plenty of time for you, me and everyone to get more while supplies last.
The contenders are:
dark green: dark chocolate with vanilla cream
dark red: dark chocolate gianduja*
gold: milk chocolate with caramel
light blue: milk chocolate with speculoos
light green: milk chocolate with praliné of almonds
light pink: milk gianduja*
orange: dark chocolate with praliné biscuit
purple: pure milk chocolate
red: dark chocolate with strawberry
silver-grey: pure dark chocolate
silver-white: pure white chocolate
turquoise: dark chocolate with praliné nougat
yellow: milk chocolate with crème brûlée interior
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
In Third Place, for consistent satisfaction every time, it's silver-grey, pure dark chocolate.
In Second Place, for a delightful change, it's the newcomer, in yellow, milk chocolate with crème brûlée.
And in First Place, because I have to lean back and close my eyes in pure pleasure whenever I eat one, it's the gold, milk chocolate with caramel.
I would also just like to say thank you to all contestants, it was a difficult decision but someone had to do it.
* Gianduja is a (smooth) blend of hazelnuts, almonds, chocolate and sugar - a cousin of Nutella, you might say.