Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Princess Marshmallow Eggs

Princess Marshmallow EggThis one is just for UK readers who have access to the Princess line of confections from Tangerine Confectionery: the Marshmallow Egg.

Princess is currently known for their marshmallows and Tangerine is known as the company who manufactures the Anthon Berg line of filled chocolates, so it seems natural that they’d combine these skills for an Easter egg. At about the same size as a Cadbury Creme Egg, they’re still a little lighter. (The package didn’t say, but I’m guessing this is less than an ounce.)

The pastel foil wrapper holds a very pretty chocolate egg with a swirl on both sides. Mine were pristine and without the usual dings and scrapes that most of the eggs get at the store because they were sent right from the PR folks handing the Princess account. (Yay!)

Princess Marshmallow Egg

It smells lightly of milky chocolate and a little like raspberry. In fact, I wasn’t sure if it was a flavored marshmallow until I bit into it.

The marshmallow doesn’t quite fill the hemispheres, there’s a little gap, as it’s apparent that they fill the halves and then join them together. The marshmallow is pleasantly plump and foamy, a little dry and very pink. It’s a little grainy at times, but not in an unpleasant way. The raspberry flavor is just an essence, a whiff, no hint of tangy berry overtones.

It was sweet, but not too sticky or overwhelming like I find the CCE. Though I think I still prefer the Russell Stover Marshmallow & Caramel Egg, this one is pretty tasty too, and of course cute and hefty enough to impress any child if it were in the Easter basket on a Sunday morning.

I couldn’t read the little print on the foil wrapper, but the press kit emailed to me heralded that “Princess Marshmallow Egg contains only natural colours and flavours, no added salt and no hydrogenated fats.” (They actually do have all that stuff on their website, so few American companies actually do that.) There’s actual real vanilla in there too ... I’m kind of jealous that the Brits get to have real chocolate with real vanilla in it for less than a dollar.

UK readers can pick these little gems up for about 40p in corner shops, garage forecourts and Somerfield supermarkets.

Related Candies

  1. Peeps Mash Ups
  2. Melster Marshmallow Eggs
  3. See’s Scotchmallow Eggs
  4. Cadbury Orange Creme Eggs
  5. Kinder Egg
  6. Littlejohn Caramel Marshmallows
Name: Marshmallow Egg
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Princess (Tangerine Confectionery)
Place Purchased: samples from Tangerine Confectionery
Price: retail 40p
Size: unknown
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Chocolate, Marshmallow, United Kingdom, All Natural, Easter

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:08 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. I love your blog!  I agree with a lot of your assessments.  My husband is English, so we eat a lot of good English/European chocolate at our house. 

    One question I have is how come you don’t have Ghirardelli listed as one of the brands?  Ghirardelli has some wonderful chocolate, as does Lindt and Scharffenberger.  Just some suggestions!

    Comment by Holly on 3/04/08 at 8:55 am #
  2. I cant say I have ever seen these in the UK :S :S they look intresting though would definately like to try them. Cybele I reviewed the Baby Ruth today over a Chocolatemision… I wasnt to impressed to be honest. I cant see to find your review of it.

    Comment by James on 3/04/08 at 10:46 am #
  3. thanks for the UK coverage! I’ll have to keep an eye out for these, my boy loves marshmallows…

    Comment by melissa on 3/05/08 at 4:15 am #
  4. How much gelitine is in it? I ate one of your eggs and then I found out it had beef in.

    Comment by veggie on 3/15/08 at 3:35 am #
  5. i love marshmallow eggs!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by vanessa on 3/18/08 at 3:57 pm #
  6. They’re in Tesco now and only 44p. I’ve just tried one and thought it was pretty great for a mini egg at that price!

    Today was the first time I’ve ever seen them, however.

    Comment by Easter Egg Reviewer on 1/25/09 at 10:18 am #
  7. Are the marshmallow eggs halaal?? suitable for muslims?? plz let me no a.s.a.p

    Many thanks x

    Comment by Asma Mulla on 3/06/09 at 5:07 am #
  8. Cybele's avatar

    Asma Mulla - no, they’re not Halal. (I doubt you’ll find Easter candy that traditionally has gelatin in it that’s Halal or Kosher.)

    Comment by Cybele on 3/06/09 at 5:13 am #
  9. I am eating one of these now, and i have to say the chocolate is so lovely. They should make it in a bar. This is a very good blog.

    Comment by Danielle on 9/27/09 at 3:01 am #

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