Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ferrara Chocolate Candy Coated Chocolate Covered Almond Eggs

Ferrara Pan Candy Coated Chocolate Covered Almond EggsFerrara Pan which is known for Lemonheads and Atomic Fireballs got into the chocolate business a few years back making very good domestic versions of segmented chocolate oranges (with Belgian chocolate) and panned nut treats. This new Ferrara Chocolate group is also creating some new holiday items, I was excited to see these fun speckled eggs called Candy Coated Chocolate Covered Almond Eggs at Walgreen’s.

The bag is priced pretty well, at $2.49 for a half a pound, it’s about what I will pay for Almond M&Ms on sale.

Ferrara Pan Candy Coated Chocolate Covered Almond Eggs

The eggs are a nice size, indicating that they either have a lot of chocolate in there or start with very large almonds. They’re a milk chocolate product with a lot of milk in them. The first ingredient in the chocolate coating is sugar, the second is whole milk. So, that’s some milky chocolate. The coatings are attractive. They start with a pastel base and have little speckles on them. Some are quite speckled, others have barely a burnishing of color.

Ferrara Pan Candy Coated Chocolate Covered Almond Eggs

The ratios are great, the chocolate is thick and the almonds are nicely sized and well roasted to a crunch. The milky chocolate is sweet, but not that Easter-cloying sweetness. The level of milk in it gives it a cool melt on the tongue and a light toffee and dairy finish. The other notes are a bit of smoke, either from the chocolate itself or the almonds and maybe a hint of cinnamon (they are the makers of Red Hots). The shell is a little thinner than M&Ms so it has a lighter crunch.

They’re good. Good enough that I ate the whole bag in three days. They’re different from M&Ms, the melt of the chocolate is less sweet and less fudgy and a little smoother, but the flavor isn’t quite as intense. I prefer the look of the Ferrera to M&Ms and the consistent shape of the candies.

The candies are Kosher and made in the United States with Belgian chocolate. No gluten statement. There’s also no statement about the sourcing of the cacao and ethical concerns on the package or their website.

Related Candies

  1. Hershey’s Pieces - Milk Chocolate with Almonds
  2. Marich All Natural Holland Mints & Chocolate Jordan Almonds
  3. Ferrara Belgian Milk Chocolate
  4. Brach’s Indulge Almonds: Coconut & Caramel
  5. Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Almonds
  6. Sconza 70% Dark Chocolate Toffee Almonds
  7. M&Ms Line


Name: Candy Coated Chocolate Covered Almond Eggs
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Ferrara Pan
Place Purchased: Walgreen's (Echo Park)
Price: $2.49
Size: 8 ounces
Calories per ounce: 140
Categories: Candy, Easter, Ferrara Pan, Chocolate, Nuts, 8-Tasty, United States, Walgreen's

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:21 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewEasterFerrara PanChocolateKosherNuts8-TastyUnited StatesWalgreen's

Comments
  1. those look great!
    born and raised a chicagoan always lived about
    5 miles away from ferrara pan.they have a great little outlet store with extremely low priced
    candy.its always fresh as its connected right to the factory!gotta check and see if they have these yet,thanks!

    Comment by joe on 2/22/12 at 3:26 pm #

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