Spring is finally upon us, and I’m exited! Easter is so late this year that we get to eat our Easter eggs in golden sun, smell cherry blossoms and feel the warm winds. Sounds like a killer combination to me. I have always loved Easter, especially the past few years. We have started this new tradition in our family, where we spend each Easter together at our cabin. Everyone is so busy all the time that is feels really great to have this sacred time every year where we get to enjoy some time together. I haven’t been able to go this year because of exams, and my heart feels a bit heavy from knowing that I will be spending it in the city.
My mom, aunt and uncle always arrange an Easter egg hunt for us “kids” and it’s the greatest thing! My mom made me and my brother and sister Easter eggs when we were little, and each of them are different. My mom and dad kept the tradition of hunting for Easter eggs when we grew up, and I absolutely love that we still do it. Solving riddles to get you to the right location, running around in the forest in search of it sure makes me feel like a kid again. Looking for your egg in the woods they almost look the same, and I have often found one that is not mine. Hence, the joy of finding your own is fantastic!
Since I’m missing out on my favourite Easter activity, I though I’d share with you my personal little Easter egg hunt in Copenhagen. I wanted to find the very best ones in the city, and present them in this little Easter egg collection test! I have chosen ten eggs from four different stores that friends have recommended. These are the ones I ended up deciding on from a huge range of different varieties:
I would be lying if I said that I didn’t have a favourite going into this. I’m sort a little obsessed with caramel these days, and have chosen a few caramel eggs, all with different flavours and I couldn’t wait to try them all!
These tiny little eggs are from Magasin Chocolade, and they are in the petite division, bite size eggs at 10kr a piece. I like how tiny they are and that they use real nuts to flavour the marzipan. The nougat is really soft, and the pistachio egg is delicious. However, the egg with caramel pieces was not a big hit. It didn’t really taste like caramel and the consistency was a little off. These ones came out on the top and the bottom of my final list.
These two beautiful eggs are from Sv. Michelsen Chokolade, and are huge. Really! They are so intense in the flavour, and combined with their size I couldn’t possible finish a whole egg (without the help a cup of coffee). They are both really delicious and at 25kr a piece they really give you value for your money. The one on the right is the best nougat egg I’ve ever tasted. It is so silky and soft and has this wonderful strong flavour of hazelnut. Simply amazing. The raspberry egg is quite good as well, but I’m not too crazy about the raspberry mixed in the marzipan, as it tastes just a little bit artificial. But both eggs are great!
The caramel egg on the left is from Peter Beier and might be one of the biggest disappointments in the test. I was expecting something amazing, but got something quite boring an uninspiring. It looks great, the chocolate is really good, but the filling is just bland. No real caramel in sight. The chokolade and the marzipan egg is from Meyers Bakery, and is also one of the eggs that disappointed me quite a bit. It is just plain boring. It’s a good classical egg, but the textures and flavours are not quite there for it to shine. Love the almond on top though! They both cost 25kr a piece.
These three eggs are from Summerbird, and this year they have made a collection of amazing eggs. I was super exited to try them, because last year I didn’t get the chance before they sold out! They introduced the caramel eggs this year, and I must say that it is a little bit unfair to compare these eggs to the others. These are really amazing little works of art (you’ll se what I mean in a second) and should be in their own ‘specialty egg’ division. They have this thick layer of marzipan in the bottom, and the filling is carefully separated by it by a thin layer of chocolate. This means that the consistencies stay perfect and I just love the crunch of the chocolate layer in between when biting into it. Well, I guess you already can tell I love these eggs. The liquorice and salted caramel egg is so good I can’t even begin to tell you.
The blackcurrant egg is a whole other story. I hated it. I think the filling was terrible and I did not take a second bite of it. At 14kr for a small egg, and 24kr for a big one these are well worth it! Coming from this, I’d like to present you to the result of this little taste test. They are placed in random order.
Not surprisingly, the two caramel eggs from Summerbird came out on top, with a super close call between third and fourth place. I usually don’t go for pistachio or nougat, but these little wonders surprised me! They were just so perfectly nutty and delicious. Super smooth nougat, super crunchy pistachios. The salt caramel egg is made of caramelized white chocolate, and makes the combination of a soft salt caramel filling just amazing. The caramel is so full of flavour, and the same goes for the liquorice egg that really gives you a nice kick. I’m not crazy about liquorice in general, but I’m crazy about this.
Now go get your own favourite egg, make yourself a great cup of coffee and enjoy!