I should probably have given everyone a heads up that there would be a few more chocolate and candy reviews than usual over the next couple of weeks because of Easter. It’s a candy-heavy holiday and I just can’t resist. This collection of chocolates is a premium one: the Ferrero Rocher Prestige Collection. I’ve seen several different packaging variations of this mix, but these particular candies came from a lovely Easter egg-shaped package that is perfect for a grown-up Easter present.
I’m a big fan of the classic Ferrero Rocher chocolates. Pictured in the center of each photo, the milk chocolate and hazelnut combination is very well done, though I must admit that my favorite part is the contrast between the crisp wafer shell that is unique to the brand’s chocolates and the ultra-creamy chocolate filling. Opening the package, I was looking forward to trying the two new (new to me, anyway) flavors included with the original.
I started with Garden Coco (left in photos). The candy has an almond at the center of a truffle-like ball of coconut cream. The center is wrapped in a crisp wafer, enrobed in white chocolate and rolled in shredded coconut. It was delicious – perfectly balanced and very light. The third flavor in the set was the dark chocolate Rondnoir (right in photos). This candy is similar to the original, as it has a hazelnut in the center of a smooth chocolate filling, a crisp wafer shell and is enrobed in chocolate, though all the chocolate is dark, not milk. I found the center to be somewhat more dense than it is in the milk chocolate version, but this only served to highlight the intensity of the flavor.
Coconut might very well be my new favorite flavor in this mix, although it’s a very close race. Overall, it’s a great mix of chocolates and I’m glad that it’s not a seasonal one even if the packaging is. I wouldn’t want to wait another year to pick up another box.