It's not even March, and the Internet is freaking out over this chocolate ostrich egg from Hotel Chocolat. Yes, it's from the UK, and yes, it'll set you back £75 (plus £15 shipped to the US). That's roughly $125. Before you panic, listen to what's inside the adorable hatbox. The two extra-thick half-chocolate shells are actually different. One is 40 percent milk chocolate with crispy puffed rice and crunchy cookies (think fancy Nestlé Crunch bar), and the other is 50 percent milk chocolate with crisp feuilletine (think Ferrero Rocher). Inside the shells, there are 27 chocolate candies. The most delightful-sounding are carrot cake (with real carrots and walnuts), billionaire's shortbread (caramel, hazelnuts, and shortbread), and Eton mess (crisp meringue and strawberry mousse). But if that seems too excessive for you, there's always the Just Milk Extra Thick Easter Egg, which will only set you back £27 (plus shipping).
Would You Pay That Much For an Ostrich Egg?
Hell, yes. Give me chocolate or give me death.
No way. Cool idea, but no.