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I recently went out shopping for Easter egg gifts and found these Nestle KitKat Chunky eggs at Asda where they were reduced to only £1. I ended up buying a couple more than I actually needed so I decided I might as well eat them myself!
The whole package consists of a large foil wrapped milk chocolate egg (about 5 inches tall) and one normal sized Kit Kat Chunky bar which sit inside a fun carboard wicker printed basket. These come boxed in a large red thin cadboard box which is fully recyclable. In fact Nestle have made a point of removing any plastic windows on the box so you can recycle this more easily. Where there was once plastic windows is now just a cut out shape. The box is printed on the side with full ingredients for both the egg and the Kit Kat Chunky bar. It also provides contact information for the brand.
The ingredient information tells me that the milk chocolate egg shell contains cocoa solids of 25% minimum, 14% milk solids minimum and vegetable fat as well as cocoa butter. It may contain traces of nuts and wheat gluten. The Kit Kat Chunky also has it's nutritional values listed on it's wrapper but these can also be found on the box. As far as energy values goes the milk chocolate egg has 176 calories per quarter of the egg and 9.5 g of fat for the same amount. The entire KitKat Chunky bar has 261 calories per bar and 13.4 grams of fat.
Neither is listed as being vegetarian.
As far as this being a child friendly easter egg I'm not so sure. The inner cardboard basket is cute but I imagine would be instantly discarded if a child opened this box. It would probably be more fun to place the egg and the chocolate bar inside the cardboard basket and let your child find this like an easter egg hunt. The basket itself isn't even a true basket shape as it's designed to hold the egg and the chunky bar in place inside the main box so one side of the 'basket' has funny indents in it. There aren't any activities associated with the box either - no cut pictures to examine or colour in. There is a little picture of an easter chick on the back of the box though. I would say this easter egg could appeal to a wide age range and would also be suitable for giving to adults. It certainly doesn't have the kiddie appeal of some of the other Easter eggs on sale as the KitKat Chunky bar is really a confectionary item aimed at adults.
The easter egg is wrapped in shiny gold foil and is well wrapped so the chocolate tastes fresh once you peel off the foil. The egg is molded together in two halves and is printed with a hexagonal type pattern to make it look pretty. The egg has quite thick chocolate around the joints - you can try and pull it into two bits but it just cracks into large pieces. The chocolate is quite thick and tastes high quality. It has a very creamy, mild flavour and melts in the mouth. I do think it has a similar taste to the chocolate of the KitKat Chunky bars but I think texture wise it is much less waxy and much smoother. I really can't fault the chocolate egg at all as far as taste and quality is concerned. The KitKat Chunky is just a regular bar of the big biscuit treat. It consists of a wafer slice smothered in thick milk chocolate. It's a bar that is quite filling so you'll want to save it if you've already tasted the egg!
The 168g easter egg package is priced at £2 normally at Asda and I think it's worth every penny. I think it makes a great easter gift and have given them to some of the children in my family who certainly haven't complained!
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