One of life’s simple pleasures is that first cream egg of the spring, full of the nostalgia of childhood and decadence of indulgence. Peeling back the shiny foil to reveal a perfect egg shape. The heavenly anticipation of cracking the chocolate top under the pressure of your eager teeth. Then the blissful creamy chocolate melding and melting together on your tongue with the sweet fondant cream as you take equal bite of shell and lick of soft sugary centre, the silky consistency clinging temptingly in your mouth, so rich and so moorish. For anyone needing a lesson in mindfulness, this is the perfect exercise in savouring all the sensory pleasures of the moment. But this was a pleasure I thought I’d seen the last of when I went vegan, because, surely, no vegan sorcery could replicate the Cadbury original to any decent standard. Well, at that point in my life I had yet to come across the Kind Craze (previously Vegan Choc Shop) and their own incredible version. I can tell you that they are virtually indistinguishable from the original in taste as well as texture, proving, as so many vegan products do, that you can be both a slave to your taste buds and your morals. As a cream egg expert I can also tell you that my description of enjoying a cream egg above also serves as a guide to the correct way to eat your egg – quite frankly, it is sacrilege to chomp though haphazardly, and don’t get me started on this eating it whole business. With this egg – the only type of egg that will ever again pass my lips – the Vegan Choc Shop has made my vegan food dreams come true.
Maybe you forgot to get yourself a vegan easter egg? No worries, you can make some of The Little Blog of Vegan’s extremely naughty little eggs at home, or have a go at the mother of all creams eggs over at Addicted to Dates.
I’d love to know what your favourite vegan easter egg is? Tell me in the comments below!
Happy Easter, and love as always, V x