Easter brings about thoughts of many things. If you are into food, chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs might come to mind, especially if you are putting together Easter baskets. This year I decided to check out Easter confections from Cranberry Sweets.
I do not remember how I came across Cranberry Sweets. My best guess is that I was looking for cranberry based food items around Christmas time last year and their shop showed up in my search results. I can say I am SO happy I found their website. I have ordered multiple times from their online store, and each ordered has shipped out quickly and arrived safely. All the products we have tried have been outstanding in quality.
Cranberry Sweets: The Company
Cranberry Sweets is located in my home state. Since I have been trying to shop local, it made me happy to know I could support a relatively local business. They have two brick-and-mortar shops – one in Bandon, OR and one in Coos Bay, OR where customers can get fresh candy and other sweets made from the cranberries harvested from the local cranberry bogs. They also have a large selection of items in their online store.
Since I fell in love with their speciality items at Christmas, I knew they must have something for Easter, since they are a sweet shop and they create specialty chocolates. My hunch was correct. They offer chocolate bunnies, chocolate covered cream Easter eggs, and other sweets for the celebration. Some of the items they create are only available to customers who can shop their brick-and-mortar store. Since I do not live close to their store, I do all my shopping online. They currently offer chocolate Easter bunnies, cream filled Easter eggs, and Bunny Balls (spring colored, malted milk balls) in their online store. I chose to purchase Easter eggs, since they come in a variety of flavors, are unique, and can be shipped.
I decided to go all in (mostly) and ordered multiple Easter eggs in various flavors so I could decide which flavor I liked best. According to their website, the Easter eggs come in “Chocolate Cream, Coconut Cream, Cranberry Cream, Peanut Butter Fudge, and Vanilla Cream with Peanut Butter “Yolk.” This specific post covers their Cranberry Cream Easter Egg, since Cranberry is their signature flavor. According to their website, each Easter egg weighs 8 ounces and is filled with the flavor of your choice and enrobed in milk chocolate.
When the box of Easter eggs arrived I was more than eager to open up the shipment and dive into at least one Easter egg. Why wait for Easter, after all, if at least one of the Easter eggs is for personal enjoyment! I was pleased to see that the eggs were carefully packaged and protected in the box. It is obvious the owners of Cranberry Sweets want their products to arrive safely.
The website states that each Easter egg is “in a gift box tied with a ribbon, perfect for giving.” I wasn’t sure what to expect. Maybe I was expecting a plain white gift box. To my surprise, and very happily so, each Easter egg is packaged in a sweet Easter themed box, this year’s style being a cute Easter bunny theme. (The flavor of the Easter egg is labeled on the bottom of each gift box so you know which flavor is inside.)
Inside the box, the Easter egg is nestled in green, crinkle cut paper grass. One doesn’t even need an Easter basket, since the Easter eggs are so nicely packaged and ready for gifting.
The Easter egg is wrapped in a clear, sealed, cellophane wrapper to keep the Easter egg fresh. Each Easter egg is sweetly decorated with little Easter themed candies.
As a bonus, which I didn’t opt in to do, they will write the name of the gift recipient on the egg. When ordering, in the comments section, you tell them the name(s) to write on the egg.
If I used one word to describe the size of the Easter eggs by Cranberry Sweets, it would be hefty! I think I am too accustomed to the lightweight, hollow chocolates sold at the local drug store. These Easter eggs have weight to them. The description says 8 ounces, and although I didn’t weigh the egg, I believe the description. Imagine picking up a paperweight, that’s about the feel for one of these eggs. Very impressive!
The size of the egg makes it easy to share among family and friends. It took me nearly one week to consume one on my own.
Even though it is heavy, the egg filling is smooth. The cranberry cream was dense, not whipped, but so decadent. Cranberry Sweets did a fantastic job at making sure the cream filling was truly creamy.
The chocolate that enrobes the filling is just as smooth and creamy. It is the right amount of chocolate, just enough to give you a touch of sweet with the cranberry before getting the full effect of the tart and tangy finish.
If you ever watched Emeril Lagasse’s cooking show, he had his famous saying when something was done to perfection: “Bam!” That is exactly what happened to my taste buds when I took my first bite of Cranberry Sweet’s Cranberry Cream Easter egg.
Think of biting into a Sour Patch Kid gummy. You get the sour and then the sweet. Two distinctive, tongue tantalizing flavors. These Cranberry Cream eggs are the opposite. First you get the sweet and then the tart, tang hits and…Wow! The combination is truly a confection for the foodie who likes to be surprised at the end of the bite.
My husband, who really only likes chocolate chip cookies had this to say:
Mmmmm…WOW! That’s good! I saw the pink color and was expecting something gushing sugar like Peeps. That tang at the end is awesome! Really good!
Now that I have had one of these Cranberry Cream Easter Eggs, I think they might become an Easter tradition in our house. Each egg is presented so nicely that it is perfect for gifting. The size makes these eggs easy to share. The cranberry cream is so decadent and smooth. As for the flavor, that clinches the deal! Sweet but tart, with a definite Wow! factor that might convert even the most picky Easter candy eater.
Beautiful. Festive. Full Easter theme. Like a mini Easter basket with the egg nestled in green grass.
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