Monday, March 16, 2015

Russell Stover Lemon Cake Egg

DSC_8720rbRussell Stover Lemon Cake Egg is a new egg for Easter. Though Russell Stover has some other new eggs, most of those are just reshapes of novelties from other seasons.

Like the other Russell Stover eggs, this one is one ounce. I found mine on sale for 39 cents, though they’re usually two for a dollar and sometimes as much as 59 or 69 cents each. 

The Lemon Cake Egg wrapper is just a touch confusing. The picture on the front shows a nice yellow cake with white frosting. But this egg is lemon cake filling with a dark chocolate coating. Not a big deal, but it seems like it would be easy to make it a lemon cake with chocolate frosting in the picture ... or perhaps a white chocolate coating on this egg.

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It’s very lemony. Even just opening the package, the zesty lemon scent is strong. Biting into the egg, the yellow center is quite bright, like a cream made from highlighters.

The chocolate shell is bittersweet, which is a nice complement to the lemon cake. Like the other dessert-themed eggs, this is a paste type filling made from actual cake mix. The consistency is thicker than batter and thinner than cookie dough. Though there’s wheat flour in there, it doesn’t taste raw like some cookie dough items do.

The lemon flavor is very well balanced, there are a lot of citrus peel notes, so much that there’s a light bitterness to it, which might also come from the chocolate. The whole thing is far less sweet than some of the other cake-themed eggs, like the Birthday Cake and Red Velvet. It’s rather refreshing, less cloying. I wish there was just a little more of a vanilla note, like a rich pound cake. But I do give them credit for trying something a bit out of the ordinary.

The eggs contain wheat (gluten), milk, soy and actual eggs as well. They may also contain traces of tree nuts and peanuts.

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Name: Lemon Cake Egg
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Russell Stover
Place Purchased: Walgreen's (Echo Park)
Price: $.39
Size: 1 ounce
Calories per ounce: 140
Categories: Candy, Easter, Russell Stover, Chocolate, Cookie, 7-Worth It, United States, Walgreen's

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:40 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewEasterRussell StoverChocolateCookie7-Worth ItUnited StatesWalgreen's

Comments
  1. What a deal! These eggs are 99 cents at CVS!

    Comment by Sylvia on 3/17/15 at 1:54 am #
  2. Mmmm, that one looks really tasty.

    Comment by Erin @ Brownie Bites Blog on 3/17/15 at 8:00 am #
  3. Have you seen/tried the chocolate wedding cake egg (covered in white chocolate)?

    Comment by Kate on 3/17/15 at 4:18 pm #
  4. Cybele's avatar

    Kate -

    Yes, I thought it was pretty sweet, but if you like that kind of thing, it has some great textures.

    Comment by Cybele on 3/17/15 at 4:52 pm #
  5. This sounds amazing!!

    Comment by Callie lee on 3/17/15 at 5:29 pm #
  6. Oh sorry, I meant a different one. It’s “chocolate wedding cake” and it has a chocolate center vs. a vanilla/white one. The whole thing is covered in white chocolate, like the normal wedding cake one. My Walgreens also has a tasty dark chocolate, coconut macaroon one.

    Comment by Kate on 3/17/15 at 7:20 pm #
  7. I tried one of these at your recommendation! It was so yummy it is now officially my favorite Russell Stover candy.

    Comment by Mantelli on 3/18/15 at 12:09 pm #
  8. There seem to be a zillion flavors this year! I really like the lemon cake one. And the eggs are still just 39 cents at Walgreen’s here. smile!

    Comment by JefferyK on 3/18/15 at 1:02 pm #
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