When it comes to indulgent chocolate Easter eggs, La Maison du Chocolat has the ultimate creation in store for chocoholics. It is called the “Unidentified Flying Egg” (UFE Egg) and it will set you back a couple thousand dollars — S$2,400, to be exact.
This year, head chocolatier Nicolas Cloiseau has chosen a space theme for La Maison du Chocolat’s seasonal offering. This year’s pièce de résistance is a giant chocolate creation inhabited by curious chocolaty creatures.
An Out Of This World Chocolate Easter Egg
No doubt the Easter chocolate collection is serious business for Cloiseau, the head chocolatier of La Maison du Chocolat. Renowned for being a Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman in France) in the field, the chocolatier looked to the cosmos for this year’s inspiration.
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Opting for a space theme, he has produced the UFE Egg. The creative confectionary’s centrepiece is a giant egg — standing half a meter tall and just as wide — which takes the form of a flying saucer. Inhabited by small beings, made from 39 percent pure milk chocolate from Peru and 66 percent pure dark chocolate from Ecuador.
Entirely handmade, this UFO egg houses no less than 50 praliné eggs. It has also been crafted almost like lace, with over 650 handmade perforations. It is no doubt a stunning (and highly-edible) chocolate creation, that weighs in at 7 kilograms and is priced at €1,500.
To give you an idea, that works out to S$330 a kilo or S$8 a gram. But then again, when it comes to the love of chocolate, sometimes money – and calories – are no object.
La Maison du Chocolat is only producing 10 versions of this artistic and highly elaborate Chocolate Easter egg creation. But for those on somewhat tighter budgets, the chocolatier is offering the little aliens for purchase separately. Costing €35 (S$56) apiece, it is an indulgent chocolaty Easter treat with praliné and roasted caramelised pecans or hazelnuts.