An enormous box duly arrived in the post - my otter! He came so well wrapped, it was like pass the parcel. As I peeled back each layer, I kept thinking I had arrived, only to find another one and then another. But it was just as well, it would have been very sad to have spoiled the beauty of this gorgeous beast. A handful of broken chocolate shards in a bag just wouldn't have cut the mustard.
I so didn't want to break this lovely creature up and seriously contemplated keeping him for ornamental purposes. But this was a review and I did need to try the chocolate. Now this otter weighs in at a grand 430g so I wasn't sure quite how thick the chocolate was and how I was going to break into him. After ceasing the rolling pin and putting it down again a few times, I hardened my heart and gave him a bash on the back - oh dear! He wasn't hard to break. The top half of the otter was thin skinned and he sat on a very thick and solid bottom.
Bettys Dark Chocolate Selection and Bettys Christmas Gugelhupf. The chocolate tasted of chocolate and melted smoothly on the tongue releasing noticeable caramel tones - it was delicious.
An otter isn't just for Easter you know. Although he's perfect to eat at any time of year, I feel he has a certain spring like quality. I'm assuming, of course, he is a he - I didn't check that carefully. Made by hand from Swiss chocolate with 38% cocoa solids, this beats your average Easter egg hands down. At £20, he isn't cheap, but quality will out. If you don't fancy an otter Bettys has plenty of other Easter and spring time treats available via their online shop.
Thanks to Bettys for the chocolate otter. There was no requirement to write a positive review and as always all opinions are my own.
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