Recently See's Candies asked if they could send me some of their Easter candy for review. Being a fan of See's for many years, I was quick to say yes!
They sent over three different holiday items, pictured at the top is the Easter Egg Box which contains a nice selection of their chocolates, including the Easter only Lemon and Raspberry Truffles. I loved the White Chocolate Lemon Truffle, which was sweet and tart, with a true lemon flavor. (The ingredients list both lemon puree and freeze dried lemon.) The Raspberry Truffle was also very good, with a bright, jammy flavor. Also included are their famous Molasses Chips, as well as one of my favorites, the Bordeaux — a brown sugar buttercream.
They also sent the Easter Assortment, which comes in such a pretty box, that I had to include it in the photo. This assortment includes chocolate bunnies, assorted truffles, two of their Marshmallow Eggs and a Scotchmallow Egg, plus a few other little candies. I have to say that the surprise winners in this assortment were the Marshmallow Eggs — I absolutely loved them. The eggs are nice and plump with a wonderfully thick coating of sweet and creamy chocolate. The marshmallow was fresh and delicious — they use honey in the marshmallow which gives it a unique flavor and color.
Since the chocolate bunny is such a big part of Easter (at least for a chocolate lover like me), I wanted to show off one of the two bunnies in the assortment. To me this bunny, which looks slightly old fashioned, fits in nicely with See's image. The "undressed" bunny has some nice detailing and looks to be well tempered. The chocolate is exactly what I expect in an Easter bunny — sweet and mild with a hint of vanilla.
Finally we have the Scotchmallow Eggs. If you've ever had See's before, it's likely you've had one of their Scotchmallows, which come in truffle form, but also various shapes throughout the year. The Easter version is a plump egg that starts with a layer of the honey marshmallow that I mentioned before, topped with caramel and covered in dark chocolate. The caramel is smooth, but holds it shape, and has a nice caramelized sugar flavor — sweet and a bit salty. The texture and flavors here really complement one another. The chocolate has enough flavor to stand up to the filling and the chewy caramel is wonderful against the bounce of the marshmallow. These are a classic and I'm not safe alone in the house with a box of them.
If you haven't tried See's yet, I highly recommend them for that old fashioned taste that you will remember from when you were a kid. You can purchase See's Candies at their shops or through their online store.