EXTRAVAGANT EASTER OFFERINGS: LUXURY EDIT
With Easter just around the corner we have scoured the South to find the very best in luxury offerings. Easter Eggs don’t have to be dull, conventional eggs make way for unique, indulgent, hand crafted chocolate. Here are our top six decadent, chocolate-themed presents that will ensure that the family have an egg-cellent time this Easter.
Bee & Bear Bakery - Easter Brownies from £18.00
There are a dozen in the box, and two bases to choose from: original (GF & DF) or Vegan. The key thing about the Vegan option is that they are totally Free From - they're gluten-free, soya-free, refined sugar-free and nut-free. The mini eggs are made by me using 100% coconut sugar chocolate.
They start at £18 per box including postage and gift-message (if required) - the Vegan option is £20 per box.
Cocoa Crystal - Easter Chocolate Making Workshop 23rd April - £45.00
Begin with careful guidance through the preparation of your batch, using only the finest organic Criollo cacao.
The focus of each workshop is table tempering, using science – and solid marble slabs to carefully work your cacao. Finally flavour with natural oils and sugars before pouring your chocolates. Learn the facts, history and science behind modern and traditional chocolate making, the future of chocolate and how to choose the best bars considering flavour, ethics and cost. Take your handmade and packaged CocoaCrystal chocolates home.
For this event, it doesn’t matter if you’re totally new to chocolate making, coming alone or with friends as the classes are full of facts, fun and accessible for everyone. All ingredients are completely organic, vegan and free from palm oil. A drink from the bar is included in your ticket price
Fortnum and Mason
Handmade Pistachio & White Chocolate Nut Egg, 150g £35.00
Smooth white chocolate is blended with rich Sicilian pistachios to create this delicious handmade treat. Crack open the shell to find three lemon and three sea salt napolitains – altogether, perfect for an Easter gift.
Harrods - Godiva Chocolate Hamper - £80.00
Laden with rich chocolate treats fit for royalty, this Moreish Hamper by master chocolatiers Godiva makes for a wonderfully indulgent gift. Including decadent dark chocolates and silky truffles, crunchy prestige biscuits make an appearance while classic milk chocolate tablet gives a dose of smooth sweetness.
Hotel Chocolat - Extra - Thick Champagne Easter Egg - £27.00
When we first started making our Easter eggs 18 years ago, experts told us to make them as thin as possible. We did the opposite, opting for lavishly thick shells that are the epitome of indulgence.
You’d expect real Champagne to pour, yet many truffles named after the decadent drink don’t require the ‘pop’ of a cork. Ours do. We always favour real ingredients, from Mercier Champagne to fresh whipped cream. The rosy hue of our Pink Champagne Truffles? Natural pressed strawberries. Authentic is always our first preference, from real fruit to French Champagne.
We go against the grain of the majority who favour Marc de Champagne (a colourless brandy produced by distilling grape skins and seeds). Sweeter, with a lingering alcohol burn, it’s incomparable with the real thing. Fill your Easter with real Champagne.
Noble and Stace - Dried Fruit Easter Egg
An Easter Egg made with our classic smooth Dark chocolate embedded with plump dried fruit and decorated with milk chocolate.
We also make a range of other Hollow Eggs, Embedded Eggs and Eggs with truffles inside! You can find selected Easter chocolate at some of our retail partners, check our ‘Where to buy‘ page for details of our local stockists. Not all our stockists will have all products though so please check with us before travelling!