Easter Sunday has arrived!!!
Well at least here in Oz, anyways
AND of course…
So has the time for chocolate.
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Earlier that morning I sat down by my desk and cried in total sadness and withdrawl. All week long I’ve been exposed to social situations where people have been handing easter eggs to each other, and sharing the joy of chocolate that always comes at this time of year – at least for most.
Unfortunately, for folks like myself who must vigilantly avoid soy, the Easter season becomes more of a test of determination and willpower than a celebration of any sorts.
Each and every year I spend countless hours at every supermarket, department store and retail outlet to find any chocolate treat that does not contain soy lecithin. Unlike some countries, *all* of the mainstream chocolate manufacturers in Australia use this wretched ingredient in virtually every chocolate product I’ve seen. Even *allergy-friendly* companies like Kinnerton and Sweet William have given virtually no consideration to those who suffer adverse reactions to soy (yet dairy, egg, nut, gluten and all other common allergen -free varieties are available). Quite pathetic, if you ask me! Especially for an allergen that is affecting many people, with even *trace* amounts of it causing life-threatening reactions. Just goes to show how notoriously powerful the soy industry has become (sigh).
Enough of the rant…
Now… for the good news…
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Thankfully, I have some great friends who have done some work at searching for some treats that are not only safe for me but also taste great so that non-soy-allergic folk can also enjoy them.
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And guess what I got??
Amedei Easter Eggs!!!
Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos as there was no camera on me at the time, so instead I included a photo (to the left) sourced from King’s Fine Food, the company I had told these friends about about a year ago. And they ordered some Easter eggs that they happened to see on their website just a couple of weeks before Easter!!
There were three varieties of easter eggs – white, milk and dark chocolate. All had a nutty-cream filling inside. Shockingly, no one else in Australia (apart from my friend) appears to have ordered these eggs before. Surely there must be a demand for high-quality soy free Easter chocolate over here, especially when it’s so ridiculously hard to find. Hopefully, with this post going live, they should gain some ground ‘down under’ future years.
The stunningly amazing presentation and the exquisite taste (as with all Amedei Chocolate) of the easter eggs in their baskets made my day! Hopefully they will continue to stock these wonderful gluten free, soy free delights that so many more can treat their friends and family to something that is safe and delicious!
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Amedei for their consideration for consumers like myself, and also Kings Fine Food for shipping the items Internationally. I plan on sampling some other products in the next month and should hopefully be able to blog some more on the high-quality products that are produced by this wonderful company that has not only developed a chocolate without the use of soy lecithin, but has also created some of the most outstandingly delicious chocolate in the world that even my friends have tried!
No soy products or gluten-containing cereals are used on premises. The eggs agreed with me very well, and I actually didn’t get sick on Easter Sunday for once!!!
As a result, of course, there will be no giveaways this time round! Sorry.
… But… please don’t leave this space, as more from this brand is on the way!
Now… Let me know, have you tried these yet? Or do you think you’ll check them out in the future?