Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ferrero Eggs: Hazelnut & Cocoa

Hazelnut Ferrero EggsFerrero Hazelnut Eggs are new in the United States for Easter. They’re based on the popular Ferrero line of Rochers, not their Kinder Eggs (which are illegal in the United States).

The bag is expensive. It was 3.5 ounces and cost $3.99. There are only 10 little eggs inside. However, I liked the spare packaging which did the job of protecting the foil wrapped eggs as they were all fresh and unmarred.

The package says that they’re Crispy bite size eggs smothered in milk chocolate with luscious cream. Each egg is about 1.5 inches long.

Hazelnut Ferrero Eggs

The chocolate shell is extremely light in color, the ingredients bear this out, with sugar as the first ingredient in the shell and milk as the second with cocoa butter and cocoa mass pulling up the third and fourth slots.

It smells extremely sweet, a little like pudding and nutella. The bite is soft, the construction is similar to a Ferrero Rocher. There’s a nearly liquid hazelnut cream center, a crisp cookie shell and then the chocolate coating on the outside. (There are no crushed nuts in this item.)

The creamy center is sweet, sticky and quite slick. The smoothness gives up the roasted hazelnut flavors easily, and matches the sweetness of the chocolate shell very well. The light wafery crisp of the inner shell is the only thing that breaks it up and gives a little malty corn flake note to it (it’s made with wheat flour).

Cocoa Ferrero EggsFerrero Cocoa Eggs are like Ferrero Rondnoir. There’s a dark chocolate shell, a wafery light shell under that and a creamy dark chocolate filling. There’s only a touch of hazelnut in there, according to the ingredients, and I really didn’t catch any of the flavors.

Like it’s hazelnut buddy, there’s also a bit of palm oil in the center, which is a little disappointing, but expected. The Ferrero group has pledged to sustainably source their cocoa and palm oil by 2015. They also say that they don’t purchase cocoa from slave farms, but don’t have a formal certification process yet.

Cocoa Ferrero Eggs

The dark chocolate is well rounded, with a strong fudgy flavor like brownies. There’s even a slight bitter note to it that’s balanced out by the much sweeter creamy filling and more bland wafers.

I liked the Cocoa Eggs a bit better than the Hazelnut. They’re both different from their year round versions as well, which means that they are a little more “special” than just a reshaping and some pastel packaging.

They contain nuts, milk, soy and gluten. The only artificial ingredient was vanillin. They’re filled with fat (delicious fat) and clock in at 163 calories per ounce, on the very high side for candy.

I found them expensive for the amount and quality of the product. They were good, but not fantastic. For the same money, I’d probably be happier with See’s Scotchmallow Eggs.

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Name: Hazelnut Eggs
Brand: Ferrero
Place Purchased: Rite Aid (WeHo)
Price: $3.99
Size: 3.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 163
Categories: Candy, Easter, Ferrero, Chocolate, Cookie, Nuts, 7-Worth It, Italy, Rite Aid

Name: Cocoa Eggs
Brand: Ferrero
Place Purchased: Rite Aid (WeHo)
Price: $3.99
Size: 3.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 163
Categories: Candy, Easter, Ferrero, Chocolate, Cookie, Nuts, 7-Worth It, Italy, Rite Aid

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  1. Why are the Kinder Eggs illegal in the US?

    Comment by Johnny Carruthers on 3/09/12 at 8:58 am #
  2. I agree with Johnny’s question, I never knew that. I’m German, btw.

    Does your government assume that American children are too dumb to eat them without injuring themselves? I’ve never heard of a Kinder Surprise Egg related death, lol.

    Comment by Dahlia on 3/09/12 at 10:35 am #
  3. Oh, apparently you have a ban on non-edible things inside of edible things?

    And as far as the choking hazard is concerned, everybody knows that you do NOT buy these for your toddler. We all read the instructions for the toys growing up, this is common sense.

    Comment by Dahlia on 3/09/12 at 10:42 am #
  4. I haven’t seen these, but they would make an excellent addition to my Easter egg parade… if I can actually make it through all of them.

    Also, on the topic of Kinder eggs, from the Wikipedia page (which we all know must be correct because it’s on the internet): “From 1991 to 1998, at least 4 children around the world have died of choking after swallowing the toy inside the Kinder egg.” Goodness.

    Comment by the candy fan on 3/12/12 at 2:20 pm #
  5. Cybele's avatar

    Jonny - yeah, Kinder Eggs (with the toy in the center) are illegal to sell or bring into the country because of the choking hazard of mixing non-food items with food.

    I know it’s easy to poo-poo it, but choking is the #5 cause of accidental death in the US (2,500 deaths per year), and most of those deaths are from small children. (The most common things to choke on though are actual food items, hot dogs being the most prevalent.)

    Comment by Cybele on 3/12/12 at 2:49 pm #
  6. I almost bought the Rocher Eggs the other day. But, I’m really bummed that I can’t buy a package (of any kind) of ONLY the Gardens (plain coconut; I’ve recently found out that there are quite a few mixtures with coconut for the Gardens) anywhere around here. They’re my favorites. While I love the Rochers, I’m not much of a fan of Rondnoirs. So, I see it as a waste buying the $10 (&^$#$%#!) pack with 8 each to not even want to eat a set. =[

    Comment by Cristin on 3/15/12 at 1:18 am #
  7. where to find this ferrero hazelnut eggs in malaysia.. i want to buy this chocolate but i don’t know where to get it.

    Comment by a_sia on 3/26/14 at 7:27 pm #
  8. Ferrero Hazelnut Eggs look so yummy. I will look for them at Rite Aid.

    Comment by Melonie on 3/30/14 at 5:40 pm #
  9. where is it?

    Comment by a_sia on 3/30/14 at 5:52 pm #
  10. So the Kinder Eggs are illegal in the US because they have toys in the middle, but isn’t there a plastic baby in, oh…idk, KING CAKES!?! And I can definitely remember hearing about someone swallowing and/or choking on those when I was younger. Anyways, the eggs are delicious. I discovered them easter of last year and fell in love with them. Can’t wait to get my hands on them again.

    Comment by Livi on 2/14/16 at 1:45 pm #
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