The long weekend is coming and Jo Aspin has rounded her favourite treats & seasonal sweets to see you through your Easter Weekend.
Easter Macarons & Cookie gift bags from Jack & Beyond
Nothing says Easter more than cute bunnies and chicks right? Fulham-based artisan bakers Jack & Beyond have created some seasonal farm animal inspired macarons. Made with free-range eggs and almond paste they come in three different flavours: rich chocolate ganache, salted caramel, and raspberry and lemon & elderflower.
Meanwhile, their seasonal cookie bags are filled with cut out cookies in the shapes of eggs, bunnies (and our favourite) bunny bottoms - made the kids giggle! The biscuits are a mix of vanilla shortbread and gingerbread and decorations are all iced by hand.
Chocolate Eggs & Bunnies
Check out Baileys Salted Caramel Egg for total indulgence featuring a glittering gold-flecked ethereal chocolate egg flanked by four crunchy salted caramel chocolates with Bailey’s salted caramel centre. Hello!
Green & Blacks always gets our vote for their high quality fair-trade chocolate. Shop their sophisticated range of Easter eggs featuring a luxe-sounding range including this Dark Chocolate Large Shell Egg (pictured) made up of organic chocolate made with 70 % cocoa solids, crystallised ginger pieces and toffee.
Fashion world take notes, the Lindt Bunny has had a makeover for 2021. No doubt as excited to get out and about this Spring as the rest of us, the classic gold-wrapped chocolate rabbit has been given some extra bling sporting a leopard-skin coat. Inside the same winning milk chocolate recipe.
Niederegger Luxury Easter Eggs
This one’s strictly for the grown-up palate. Classic German confectionary brand Niederegger has created a range of booze-based Easter eggs. Covered in brightly coloured foils, unwrap to find a mix of marzipan, and dark chocolate infused with different tipples including Grappa, Irish Cream, Orange Souffle and (our fave) Marc De Champagne.
If you’re a marzipan these are for you!
For Your Easter Tea: Bird & Blend Hot Cross Bunnies TEAster Egg
We are big fans of Independent Brighton-based tea company Bird & Blend and here’s an egg that adults and kids will love in equal measures.
This large tea-infused milk chocolate egg comes in a grown-up looking eco bunny wrap complete with a yellow bow and pink tissue pom pom on the egg’s behind. Bird & Blend have partnered with artisan chocolatier, Only Coco, to produce these hot cross bun flavoured tea-infused handmade Easter eggs. Plus, break open your egg to find three cream egg teabag infusions hidden inside – adorable. All packaging is either recyclable or biodegradable.
Moorish Chocolate Dip
Here’s a new love it or hate it Marmite-style product on the market apparently a BIG hit already in the USA. Chocolate hummus anyone? If there’s ever a time to serve up a chocolate dessert dip for starters then surely it’s Easter! This chickpea-based chocolate dip is salty, and coconut based so not overly sweet. It’s made from cocoa, coconut milk, tahini, and chickpeas sweetened with pomegranate. If you’re a chocoholic and can’t get enough of cocoa in all forms this one’s for you!
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Chatting Food Contributor Jo Aspin
Half American / half (born and bred) Londoner, Jo Aspin is a food writer and established freelance food, drink and lifestyle PR. She’ll be reporting on all the latest restaurant openings and news from the capital. When she’s not eating her way around London, she’s planning her next trip abroad.