March 13, 2017

The Ins and Outs of our Josh Early Easter Eggs

by Josh Early Candies

 

The Ins and Outs of our Josh Early Easter Eggs

Each spring, we at Josh Early Candies take great pride in making our hand-rolled Easter eggs. Not only because they are a tradition for our family business (we use the same recipe developed over 80 years ago by Josh Early IV), but also because they are a holiday tradition for so many of our customers.


We’ve shared with you how we make our trademark eggs in a previous blog post and thought it might be fun to give you some insider tips on how to identify the filling of our eggs just by looking at them. With 15 varieties of Easter eggs, including a sugar-free version of our Peanut Butter Nut Fudge Egg, we’ve assigned each variety their own pattern of decoration.

Pay close attention, though… While the differences are there, they are very, very subtle!

 

At the heart of our Dark Chocolate Butter Cream Egg is a filling that consists of 50% chocolate butter cream and 50% vanilla butter cream. The egg is coated in our signature dark chocolate and decorated with a broken flourish hand-piped in milk chocolate on the top. To dress the egg for spring, we place a flower on the wider end of the egg and finish it off with an ornamental gold leaf.


Our Coconut Cream Eggs are available in either Milk or Dark Chocolate. The velvety center of these eggs comes from yet another decades-old family recipe, and the combination of coconut and chocolate translates to pure decadence.

The Dark Chocolate Coconut Cream Egg (pictured above) features a continuous flourish of dark chocolate, while the Milk Chocolate Coconut Cream Egg features that same S-shaped flourish in milk chocolate. Both have the extra flower-and-leaf embellishment.


 


Included on the list of our most popular Easter candies are our Peanut Butter Cream Eggs, available in either Milk or Dark Chocolate. Shown here in Milk Chocolate, you can see the creamy peanut butter center in all its glory. This variety features a broken milk chocolate flourish, while the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Egg will have a similar-looking decoration piped in dark chocolate. And don’t forget the flower and the leaf! 


Our Shredded Coconut Eggs, available in Milk or Dark Chocolate, may be a little easier to identify on sight. The texture of the freshly shredded coconut used for the filling gives the whole egg a slightly rippled shape.

The Milk Chocolate variety shown here is decorated with a continuous flourish piped in dark chocolate. Conversely, the Dark Chocolate Shredded Coconut Egg will feature a similarly-shaped flourish in milk chocolate. Both will be further adorned with a candy flower and gold leaf.


 

If you’re a fan of the Easter eggs that offer just a little bit more in the filling department, then you’ll love the varieties that are coming up next. At the center of our Milk Chocolate Nut Fudge Egg is our rich chocolate fudge combined with fruity pecans.

It only made sense to decorate this variety of egg with a broken flourish of dark chocolate and two whole pecans in place of the candy flower and gold leaf. This way you get a little hint as to what’s inside. 


 

Did you know that our White Peanut Butter Truffle Egg is the only Easter egg we make that is enrobed in our sweet white chocolate? Filled with a soft center of our peanut butter mousse and crunchy pecans, this egg is decorated with a broken flourish of milk chocolate and topped with two whole pecans.

We’re positive that you’ll fall in love with it after just one bite. That is, if you haven’t already!




Our Chocolate Mousse Eggs, available in either Milk or Dark Chocolate, offer you a double dose of chocolate – first with the thick shell of chocolate on the outside and then with our decadent chocolate mousse on the inside. 

But that’s not all you’ll get on the inside! As a bonus, you’ll get an extra shot of sweetness from the gooey marshmallow filling within a filling.

To identify these Easter eggs, look for the drizzle of dark chocolate on the Milk Chocolate Mousse Egg and the drizzle of milk chocolate on the Dark Chocolate Mousse Egg with a candy flower placed at the center of each one.

 

To wrap up this tutorial of sorts, we have two more Easter egg varieties to share with you – the Peanut Butter Mousse Eggs, pictured above in both Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate. Since they, too, are filled with mousse rather than cream, these eggs get the drizzle treatment instead of being decorated with piped chocolate. The white drizzle distinguishes them from the Chocolate Mousse Eggs mentioned above.

We combined the peanut butter mousse with a wee bit of vanilla filling to create the ultimate Easter egg experience. We dare you to keep your hands off these eggs!

So… were you able to keep all the different varieties of Josh Early Easter Eggs straight? Which ones, available in 1/2-pound or 1-pound sizes, will make their way into your Easter baskets this year?