“ Brand: Bon Bon Buddies / Type: Egg „
I bought my ten year old granddaughter a Hannah Montana Easter egg as she is a big fan and I thought it would make a nice change from the normal Cadbury's eggs she receives from friends and relatives. What swayed me if I'm honest is the fact that the egg comes with a mug as my granddaughter broke her special mug a few days before Easter and she needed a new one, I knew she'd enjoy drinking her hot chocolate out of a Hannah Montana mug.
The egg isn't a huge one, it's big enough to sit snugly on top of the mug in the packaging but really the girls' end up with such a ridiculous amount of chocolate over the Easter period that the size of my egg was irrelevant as I knew it would be the mug my granddaughter was most impressed with.
I was right, as soon as she saw her egg she wanted it unwrapping so that she could use the mug. I think the mug is nice enough, it's a very girly design in pink and purple with a picture of Hannah singing on the front. My granddaughter thinks it's the best mug ever made but personally I think it looks a little cheap now it's out of the packaging and after just a few days of use the purple backing colour is starting to chip away slightly. Last year I bought everyone Cadbury's eggs which came with a matching mug and these were much better quality with most still be in use now, including my own Crunchie one!
The chocolate egg itself was OK, I don't really like Easter egg chocolate too much and a mouth full of this one confirmed that it was very cheap Kinnerton-type chocolate of the sort you'd expect to find in cheaper Advent calenders at Christmas. My granddaughter enjoyed it though and that was the main thing of course, but I couldn't help wishing I'd bought her the Galaxy or Chocolate Orange Easter eggs she'd had her eye on.
The whole thing is very girly and attractive, the outer box shows a very glamorous looking Hannah Montana although my granddaughter did pick up on the fact that Hannah looks much younger on her Easter egg than she does in recent episodes of the show. The packaging isn't as over the top as most eggs, the box is a thin recyclable card and inside there is a small plastic inner to keep the egg secure and in one piece.
I paid £2.50 for this egg in Tesco, which is reasonable I think although in hindsight I wish I had gotten her a different egg as despite the fact that it comes with a nice Hannah mug the whole thing is rather cheap looking and tasting.