Spring Break is in full swing & The Disneyland Resort has sprung some amazing Easter treats on us. On a recent trip to my favorite candy kitchen on Main Street, I noticed something I had never ever seen before. Chocolate Easter Eggs!
Unfortunately they weren’t being made right at that moment, but I did take the time to ask the Cast Member working at the Candy Palace’s register a few questions.
With over 50 years of combined experience, I wasn’t surprised to learn that the creators of this confection are the “Disneyland Candy Gods” Chris Thompson & Rob McHargue. You know, the same guys who have been making candy canes forever and a day?
The Chocolate Easter Eggs are made only once a week during the Spring Break season, and they are made and sold only at the Candy Palace on Disneyland’s Main Street USA. Each egg is 8 oz and there are two flavors: Chocolate Nut Fudge & Vanilla Nut Fudge. The recipes were created by Rob, and these, like all of his other recipes, are actually patented by Disney. I got to thinking, just because the recipes are documented and protected doesn’t mean any ol’ candy maker can create the same amazing treats as these two pros. Who will take over when they retire?
This is where Tony (the World of Color Caramel Apple guy) comes in. Apparently he is one of their apprentices and is learning all of the tricks of the trade. You know who else is learning? Candy cane helper, Matt. I can’t even imagine how cool it would be to learn the secrets of candy making — especially from veterans Chris & Rob.
After all of my questions, I felt obligated to buy one of each of the two flavors of Chocolate Easter Eggs. There were probably less than 20 left and at $9.95 each I was a little leery. But then I remembered you, the readers, and realized it was my duty…
In order to neatly review these I decided it would be best to take the eggs home with me for a taste test. The first thing I noticed was that the packaging is adorable; bunnies, chicks, butterflies, & Easter eggs — you can’t get more “Springy” than that!
I did have to use scissors to break the hidden tape seal in order to get the eggs out of the boxes. When I did, I was really surprised by how solid they were. The box says 8 ounces, but they felt like bricks, super heavy.
If you are a fan of Disneyland fudge, these eggs were made for you. They are basically a huge brick of fudge covered in a thick layer of milk chocolate. As soon as the knife made it through the hard chocolate it slid through the fresh fudge like butter.
I immediately noticed the walnuts and beautiful golden color of the vanilla nut fudge. I tried a bite and it pretty much melted in my mouth.
Next I moved on to the chocolate nut fudge and it was just as fresh and smooth. The chocolate was a much richer flavor, a little too much for me, but remember I’m not a major chocolate person. If you are, you will be in heaven.
The vanilla was definitely my favorite. I’m so glad I accidentally stumbled upon these hidden gems. Did you know about them?
If you happen to miss out on these amazing Chocolate Easter Eggs, don’t worry. The Disneyland Resort has lots of other fun treats to get you through those Spring Break crowds.
Happy (EARLY!) Easter!