It’s almost time to indulge our love of all things chocolate, so we’ve rounded up five of the best British Easter eggs.
Pink card egg, filled with pecan praline truffles, Presat, £7.25
Holder of a Royal Warrant, Presat in London’s Piccadilly was founded in 1902 and was a favoured haunt of Roald Dahl, who loved its truffles. This lovely printed card egg is filled with Pecan Praline truffles for a delightful take on the traditional Easter egg.
Easter chocolates tin, Biscuiteers, £35
Everything is handmade the old-fashioned way at Biscuiteers in London. This delightful box of chocs spells out the simple message “Happy Easter”, the letters interspersed with hand-iced bouncing bunnies, fluffy chicks and, of course, Easter eggs.
Crème de la Cream Eggs, £16.95, Fortnum & Mason
This Easter, London’s iconic Fortnum & Mason has created a creamy quartet of chocolate eggs using exclusive recipes. This collection of four eggs in a presentation box houses two milk chocolate eggs with a silken Strawberry and Champagne cream filling, while two dark chocolate eggs are filled with a smooth Bucks Fizz fondant. Fortnum’s own champagne is used to create each cream and the eggs are abstractly hand painted for a final flourish of artistry.
Melt London, Chocolate Abstract Egg, £120
Melt London’s stunning Easter ‘Abstract Egg’ has been painstakingly handmade, using gorgeous colours and an innovative design based on stained glass windows an is the epitome of luxury. Each Egg is a unique work of art and takes skilled Chocolatiers many hours to make. It is filled with six delicious salted squares.
Kentish Crème de la Crème Eggs Coop, Artisan du Chocolat, £25
Artisan du Chocolat’s Crème de la Crème eggs are a cult artisan classic for Easter. Inspired by a certain commercial egg that was the nation’s favourite its 12 creme eggs contain fresh layered and infused ganaches. Its own chicken coop is the perfect place to store a dozen creme eggs.
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