As a lover of both cake and chocolate, I couldn’t believe my luck (no pun intended) when I came across Lucky’s miniature cakes filled chocolates a couple of months ago. Fairly new on the scene back then, Lucky’s have recently signed a deal with both Harrods and Selfridges and can now be found in a number of large stores across the UK. Great news! I picked up two Tiny Pieces of Wonderland’s to sample, both with equally adorable names. The range consists of 12 different flavours plus larger chocolates filled with cake and another range includes a rather clever idea of cakes in glass jars. Due to the fact the chocolates contain a cake-like substance they have a best before date. I happened to eat mine after this date although I couldn’t really tell as both were still fresh.
This chocolate consists of a soft honey cake base which could be described as a gooey sponge, with a consistency similar to a brownie but still soft enough to be considered a sponge. Layered on top of the honey cake is a smooth creamy Baileys ganache loaded with chunks of walnuts. Covering the centre is a thick milk chocolate which easily broke away with a small bite. The flavour of the chocolate was fairly subtle which was ideal as it meant it didn’t overpower the flavours found in the centre. The chocolate tasted similar to those delicious red Lindt Balls, which I happen to love.
The flavours of Bailey’s, walnut, honey and chocolate were all very tasty but I found it difficult to identify each flavour without looking at the wrapper to see what they were. It was only on the last bite that the flavours really started to come to me and I remembered what they were. The honey cake really stood out along with the slight taste of alcohol found in the Bailey’s.
In this dessert I found a similar taste of alcohol to that found in Lazy Rabbit which is odd as Caramel Craze doesn’t contain any alcohol! This chocolate is made up of a chocolate brownie infused with drops of rich caramel. Again, the outer layer of chocolate was thick and creamy and the brownie centre was lovely and gooey. It was evident the brownie contained swirls of caramel but there wasn’t a great deal, which I believe is a good thing, as this would have made the chocolate too rich. I was surprised to find the brownie fresher than some of the homemade brownies I had tasted the previous evening. It was wonderful.
I really enjoyed my tiny pieces of wonderland from Lucky’s as both contained a greater range of textures and flavours than a regular chocolate, but are small enough to be enjoyed after a meal, similar to Squizzetta’s by La Sagra. They are now at £3.95 for a pair which is fairly expensive but this wouldn’t put me off purchasing them in the future, either to serve at a dinner party or to munch in front of the TV. You could even put one in your lunch box! Miniature chocolate desserts have become increasingly popular gifts and Lucky’s have some fabulous looking gift boxes. The word on the street is that they are opening their own London store, due to their increasing popularity. Keep your eyes peeled for future retail news and try some Tiny Pieces of Wonderland while you wait.
Living life, loving cake,