Feature: Easter Eggs and Treats

We know that Easter will be very different this year, with many families separated and celebration potentially a little further down on everyone's list at the moment.


We’ve rounded up our pick of Easter treats, just in case you can add them to your online shop - and we hope they can be shared in the future. Stay safe.


Heston From Waitrose & Partners


Magician of sweet treats Heston Blumental’s Waitrose range never disappoints – we love the sound of these White Chocolate Hens Eggs. The realistic-looking chocolate eggs have a soft and sticky two-tone banoffee centre, with layers of fresh banana purée ganache and dark chocolate caramel ganache.


www.waitrose.com


Joe & Seph's Chocolate Popcorn Mini Eggs


North London-based family of popcorn makers, Joe & Steph’s have a new product out just in time for Easter - Chocolate Popcorn Mini Eggs! Founder Joseph Sopher created the popcorn eggs after many late nights experimenting in his kitchen. Extra-large popcorn kernels are coated by hand in Joe & Seph’s salted caramel sauce and each piece of popcorn is individually placed in an egg-shaped cup of milk chocolate. Great for egg hunts!


www.joeandsephs.co.uk


Cutter & Squidge


Winning hands down for the most fun and colourful is Cutter & Squidge Funfetti Egg. A decadent looking milk chocolate shell filled with caramel sauce and layered with chocolate sponge and creamy pink white chocolate ganache. Inside it’s packed full of mini eggs and topped with funfetti sprinkles, crunchy white crispy pearls and salty pretzels. What an artwork! Check out the rest of the equally impressive looking range on their website.


cutterandsquidge.com


Fortnum & Masons Asparagus Spears


Ok, not an actual ‘egg’, but if you’re looking for an adult Easter gift we LOVE these hand painted gin & tonic flavoured chocolate hand-painted asparagus spears at Fortnum & Mason.


fortnumandmason.com

Buttermilk Non Dairy Choc Honeycomb Egg


Vegan’s can take their pick this Easter with an increasing amount of dairy-free options around. Family-run Cornish confectioner Buttermilk has a range of Easter eggs including a delicious Dairy Free Choc Honeycomb egg. It’s made with honeycomb pieces and hand-decorated with a white chocolate alternative.


www.buttermilk.co.uk (available at Sainsbury’s and Holland & Barratt online)


Mummy Meagz Vegan Chuckie Eggs

Holland & Barratt has launched this year’s plant-based answer to the classic crème egg. The vegan egg is coated in sweet dark chocolate and the inside ‘yolk’ tastes totally creamy with not a drop of dairy in sight. This got our thumbs up during the taste test.


www.hollandandbarrett.com


Blacksticks Blue & Cheesalicious Cheddar Easter Eggs


No need for the savoury-toothed to miss out on the action at Easter. Multi award-winning cheesemaker Butler’s are hatching cheese eggs at their family-run dairy in rural Lancashire! Add Blacksticks Blue Cheester - a cheese egg with a rich and mild, spreadable blue cheese interior; or their Cheesalicious Cheddar egg to your Easter cheeseboard for a cracking end to your Easter lunch.


butlerslarder.co.uk

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