Dove Chocolate recently sent me some of their Easter candy to sample and review here on the Chocolate Blog. I was sent chocolate eggs, peanut butter eggs and coconut cream eggs — all are milk chocolate, and wrapped in foil.
The Milk Chocolate eggs are small and egg shaped. They have a very smooth texture, and while sweet, they do have a nice chocolate flavor.
The Peanut Butter eggs are oval, domed and flat on one side. The chocolate shell is thick and once again, smooth in texture, although perhaps a bit waxy. The peanut butter filling is firm and nutty. Overall, I found it a bit sweet for my taste, but I tend to prefer dark chocolate.
The Coconut Cream eggs are similar to the Peanut Butter eggs in shape and appear to have the same chocolate shell. They smell strongly of coconut but have a nice mellow, almost buttery flavor. I liked these quite a bit despite their sweetness. And as an aside — my husband, who claims he doesn't like coconut — had one, not knowing what flavor they were, and liked it quite a bit. He attributed this to the smooth texture of the coconut cream center.
My 10 year old daughter liked all of these flavors, but her favorite is also the coconut cream — definitely different and something I would recommend.
I'm also happy to report that Dove told me these chocolates are all gluten free! In fact, their representative mentioned that all the Dove Chocolates are gluten free (although I would recommend that you always check the nutrition and ingredient labels.) So our gluten free household is very happy to be able to sample these Easter treats.