Easter Sunday is looked forward to as the day Christ rose and ascended into heaven.
Although that is very much important, Easter Sunday is also significant in that it is the day when chocolate is in abundance. More specifically, those of you who were stupid enough to commit to giving up chocolate for Lent, rejoice in the end of the 40 days and 40 nights of going without by feasting on chocolate bunnies and Cadbury’s mini eggs for days at a time.
I for one will never opt to give up chocolate for Lent – instead I give up swearing, which trust me, the Lord is thankful for. In fact, I’m a huge supporter of giving up swearing for Lent, I do it every year and I encourage you to do the same.
That is why I can sample all the Easter chocolates I want while still doing a good job of biting my tongue for the Lord. Last week, I think I tried every Easter chocolate that Phoenix carries, but this week, I upped my anti and went gourmet, all for the sake of research, of course. I even got my Dad in on the Easter chocolate-tasting action, which he agrees is the best job I’ve ever had.
First on our list was Galler, sold by The Gourmet Boutique on Reid Street, Hamilton. Although new to Bermuda, Galler has been around for 30 years and is in fact the only chocolate that is certified by the Royal family of Belgium as the best – put that in your pipe and smoke it, Guylian.
Next on our list were Easter Bunny Pralines from Godiva sold at Miles Market. Godiva reigns supreme on the island of Bermuda but we were interested in finding out which one was better, Galler or Godiva.
After sampling our Galler and Godiva chocolates several times, it was abundantly clear that our favorite hands-down was Galler. Who would have thought? It’s creamy white chocolate outside and smooth, milk chocolate inside with pieces of shredded coconut literally melts in your mouth and has you saying: “Oh my God, that is so good!” I would usually insert another word in that sentence for emphasis, but unfortunately, I gave up swearing for Lent.
Galler chocolate bars are sold at The Gourmet Boutique on Reid Street, Hamilton for $3.75 in an assortment of flavors. In addition to bars, they have ice-cream and pralines.
Godiva pralines are sold at the Godiva Cafe counter at Miles Market for around $5.00 a pound.