Since it's Easter, I'm focusing today on eggs. These were among my favorite in Barcelona.
|Chicks flanked by dark and white chocolate eggs at La Boqueria.|
|Milk chocolate eggs from Bubo.|
|Real eggs--emu, ostrich, chicken and eggs with a guaranteed two-yolks at La Boqueria.|
|Barça eggs featuring football artists, Messi, Xavi and Iniesta.|
|Eggs decorated with fuzzy chicks.|
|Eggs atop brownies.|
|The gem in the jewelry case at Bubo.|
|Colorful eggs sit atop bonbons. Edible jewels.|
The following bombón were not Easter eggs and shaped (and sized) more like golf balls, but I am taking liberties here since they were my favorite among the chocolates I tried. The white morsels are crispy and the center of the bombón is chocolate hazelnut ganache. Chocolate hazelnut ganache! This stuff brings me to my knees. I want to shoot myself for not bringing more of these back. These were available in white, dark and milk chocolates. I bought these from Xocoa, but they were available elsewhere as well.
|Not too sweet for me (Nutella is more so); not too rich. Just right, with crispy and creamy textures.|
My last evening in Barcelona was spent watching the Barça - Madrid final of the Copa del Rey, a passion-filled showown that involves fireworks, food, and gathering around TVs in any building that has one, including restaurants and cafés. My hosts--who are sweeter than any of these confections--presented a Catalan Easter egg for dessert. I had seen such eggs all over the city. On this one was a mosaic of primary colors. It was half dark and half white chocolate, filling the room with the scent of vanilla.
|An egg in the flesh!|
|These eggs cannot be cracked the conventional way. One must use a tool.|
|The inside of the egg. At the bottom was a figure of a caped superhero, and some candies.|