Aldi runs a good chocolate game during the Christmas season, but the other time of year when the grocer’s private label chocolate brand really shines is Easter. It’s a time when you can buy the classic standbys such as chocolate bunnies and foil-wrapped chocolate coins, but you can also find some more novel chocolate offerings. The Choceur Chocolate Surprise Egg is an Easter favorite that Aldi has sold for years.
This year, another unique option popped up in stores: hollow milk chocolate eggs with a sweet crème filling packed in miniature egg cartons, with plastic spoons included for scooping out the filling.
Choceur Chocolate Crème Eggs (the online Aldi ad called them Chocolate Dip Eggs) cost $2.49 for a 5.08-ounce cardboard carton that contains four individually foil-wrapped chocolate eggs.
These chocolate eggs are a product of Germany and are made with Rainforest Alliance-certified cocoa produced with social, economic, and environmental sustainability in mind. The eggs come in two flavors: one with a cookies and crème filling and one with a milk crème filling. I bought one of each for my family to sample.
The eggs are an Aldi Find (Special Buy), which means they’re only in stores for a short time. Aldi does not offer online ordering for its specials, so once these sell out at your local store, they’re gone.
Everything about these chocolate eggs is cute and novel, starting with the packaging. The eggs are sold in smaller versions of traditional cardboard egg cartons with a colorful cardboard wrap (the cartons are perfect for adding to your home countertop composter and tumbling compost bin after you’ve torn them up). Each egg is wrapped in foil, and each carton has two small plastic spoons tucked in among the eggs.
When you peel back the foil, you’ll reveal an egg-shaped chocolate that has markings around the top that look like a cracked egg or an egg in the process of hatching. Our eggs were in pretty good shape, with only one egg slightly cracked when we peeled it open.
I wasn’t sure how easy it would be to crack open the chocolate shell on these eggs to access the filling, but my kids discovered they could poke the plastic spoon into the section that looks like a cracked egg.
From there it was easy to lift off the top of the chocolate shell.
After that, it’s easy to enjoy your egg. Simply scoop the filling out and eat it with one of the included spoons and then eat the chocolate egg. Or if you prefer, you don’t have to scoop out the filling and can just bite into the whole thing like you would a Cadbury Egg or other piece of chocolate; the filling is thick enough that it won’t be too messy.
The packaging recommends cleaning the spoons before using, but we were so excited to dig into the eggs that we forgot to read the fine print and clean our spoons, and we’re still alive.
My kids said they had hoped the eggs would have more filling, as they were only about half full probably due to how the eggs are manufactured, but otherwise these eggs got an enthusiastic thumbs up from my family. We prefer the cookies and crème flavor, which has tiny crunchy cookie bits mixed in. The milk crème filling has a slightly lighter texture than the cookies and crème, and it tastes more like a traditional chocolate filling — good, but not as exciting as cookies and crème.
As far as nutrition goes, these are chocolates with filling, so their ingredients vary, and the cookies and crème flavor has a longer ingredients list.
One egg in either flavor will net you 200 calories, and they have 13 grams of fat (17% DV), 7 grams of saturated fat (35% DV), 5 mg of cholesterol (2% DV), 30-40 mg of sodium (1-2% DV), 19 grams of total carbohydrates (7% DV), 18-19 grams of total sugars, 13-15 grams of added sugars (26-30% DV), and 2-3 grams of protein.
If you’re avoiding allergens, the cookies and crème flavor contains milk, soy, and wheat and may contain tree nuts and egg. The milk crème flavor contains milk and soy and may contain tree nuts, egg, and wheat.
Choceur Chocolate Crème Eggs or Chocolate Dip Eggs are a fun Easter treat featuring hollow milk chocolate eggs with either a milk crème or cookies and crème filling. The eggs are individually wrapped in foil and packed in cardboard egg cartons for a nice presentation, with plastic spoons for scooping out the filling included. If you’re a chocolate fan, we recommend giving these a try.