For those of you who chose to give up chocolate for Lent, Easter provides the perfect opportunity to gratify our cocoa cravings, heightened no doubt by 40 days of abstinence. With a vast array of Easter eggs on display – in some leading supermarkets since January, our choices are limitless; personally if I gave up chocolate for Lent I would break my chocolate fast in style – no Cadbury Crème Eggs for moi, I would opt for the exclusive route via a luxury retailer in order to tantalise my eager taste buds. For shamelessly indulgent treats, check out these suggestions:
For those who want to coordinate their Easter egg with this summer’s key trends – yes really! The Chocolate Society, renowned for their fine artisan chocolates have granted the Easter egg with a fashionable makeover, inspired by Valentino, Paul Smith and Marc by Marc Jacobs: choose from camouflage, monochrome and stripes.
Committed chocoholics will adore Booja Booja’s organic truffles enclosed in a hand –painted wooden egg. Spoilt for choice, these truffles are available dairy -free and gluten –free, in a range of delicious flavours: champagne, espresso and sea salt caramel.
Booja Booja Large Wooden Easter Egg with Espresso Truffles (150g) £27.50; Booja Booja Wooden Easter Egg with Champagne Truffles (37.5g) £12.95; Booja Booja Espresso Truffles Wooden Egg (35g) £10.90; Booja Booja Wooden Easter Egg with Banoffee Truffles (37.5g) £10.95.
Purveyors of fine chocolate Rococo have surpassed themselves with their Easter collection, created exclusively for Harvey Nichols. The mouth watering range comprises of: Salt & Pepper Eggs – one blended with sea salt and the other chilli and black pepper; and Quails Eggs – French hazelnut praline covered in chocolate and a fine sugar shell.
Italian –based Guido Gobino, famed for their stunning hazelnut chocolate, has combined passion and innovation for the creation of the N’ouvo Egg. Available exclusively at Harvey Nichols and cost £39.95.
For those seeking a contemporary alternative to the traditional chocolate Easter egg then Lakrids Dulce de Leche covered liquorice balls, resplendent in slick black and silver packaging, is bound to hit the spot. Cost £19.95.
Celebrate Easter in style in true extravagant fashion – your taste buds deserve it!
For further information please visit: www.harveynichols.com