Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dove Milk Chocolate Coconut Creme Eggs

Dove Coconut Creme Milk Chocolate EggsFor those who haven’t already noticed, it’s American Chocolate Week, and I’ve been featuring candies with American chocolate in them. You can read more about chocolate at the National Confectioners Association’s special website. Today I have something from Mars, who also makes their own chocolate for their candy products including the Dove Chocolate brand.

I picked up the new Easter product, Dove Silky Smooth Coconut Creme Milk Chocolate Eggs at RiteAid now that they’ve finally gone on sale. They were regularly priced at $4.99 for less than a half a pound, so I felt a little better picking them up at $2.99. 

The bag contains about 18 foil wrapped eggs (well, half eggs). The back of the package exhorts me to Indulge yourself this Easter season with the taste of Dove Pure Silk Chocolate.

Dove Coconut Creme Milk Chocolate Eggs

The eggs are wrapped in two different shades of light green. They’re about 1.66 inches long

The outside of the eggs is rather dull. They’re a molded egg with a cream filling (deposited). But the surface isn’t shiny, it has a very slight pebbled texture to it (I guess real eggs have that).

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The eggs have a sweet, milky and coconutty aroma. It’s much more complex than the standard suntan lotion smell of some coconut candies, so I was encouraged. The creme center is smooth and thick with a similar texture to the milk chocolate shell. It’s all very sweet with a thick and sticky melt. I want to love them, because the textures are so nice. But there’s something missing ... actual coconut. There’s coconut oil in there, sure, which is nice. It means these little candies clock in at an amazing caloric density of 161 calories per ounce. The center is just smooth cream without any chewy coconut. I miss it.

I’ve noticed with the coconut flavored items that Mars has been introducing (Coconut M&Ms and Coconut Twix Bars) that none of them actually have coconut flakes in them. It’s like Mars is afraid of the stuff. But I suppose there’s a demographic out there of people who like the milk chocolate products with the flavor of coconut added to it. Personally I prefer the combination of coconut and dark chocolate and feel like this could have been greatly improved with a Dove dark chocolate shell.

If you’re one of those people who prefers the actual stuff though, you might want to stick to the Hershey’s Coconut Creme Kisses (which are also back for Easter), the exceptional Russell Stover version (which is a great value) or Mounds/Almond Joy.

Sugar Pressure also gave these a whirl.

Related Candies

  1. Twix Coconut (Limited Edition)
  2. Dove Peanut Butter Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate
  3. Limited Edition M&Ms Coconut
  4. Dove Promises (Caramel & Almonds)
  5. Kisses Coconut Creme
  6. Dove Truffle and Snickers Eggs
  7. Russell Stover Cream Eggs


Name: Dove Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate Coconut Creme Eggs
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Mars
Place Purchased: RiteAid (Echo Park)
Price: $2.99
Size: 7.94 ounces
Calories per ounce: 161
Categories: Candy, Easter, Mars, Chocolate, Coconut, Kosher, 7-Worth It, United States, Rite Aid

POSTED BY Cybele AT 3:46 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewEasterMarsChocolateCoconutKosher7-Worth ItUnited StatesRite Aid

Comments
  1. Coconut oil is just so terrible for you and even sweetened coconut is not expensive. They should definitely incorporate it into their coconut products especially for the added textural element..

    Comment by Candy crusader on 3/23/11 at 4:10 pm #
  2. Hi Candy crusader, coconut oil isn’t terrible for you at all, quite the opposite, but I would avoid hydrogenated coconut oil. I used to believe that it was bad too, thanks to the mythology perpetuated in part by the vegetable oil industry. It’s actually one of the better fats for humans to consume, and has helped me personally to treat a low thyroid condition.

    Even Dr. Oz recommends it now, which really says something because, in general, Dr. Oz is quite conventional.

    Comment by Lillea on 3/23/11 at 8:36 pm #
  3. What a timely post.  I just tried the Seeds of Change dark chocolate (61%) and coconut bar today and was thinking how great the actual flakes were in the bar with the melty dark chocolate.  I think I prefer flakes—although I would pick these up in the after Easter clearance (but then again i’m not too choosy when it comes to 75% off) LOL

    Comment by mary on 3/24/11 at 7:49 am #
  4. I bought these at Target a week ago…they are AMAZING!!!!!!

    Comment by jiffys on 3/24/11 at 5:37 pm #
  5. I, too, bought some at Target.  I only bought one bag, thinking I’d try them to see if I liked them before buying more.  I loved them, and when I went back a week later, they were sold out!  I can’t find any anywhere else in our town.  Does anyone know where I can order them online?

    Comment by KimP on 4/13/11 at 6:14 pm #

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