With the Easter weekend just around the corner (hello having some time off), you may have been making some plans of what you will be going to do. It can be a good time to go away or spend time with friends and family, with those extra bank holidays; aren’t they just the best?
And if you are planning something nice, then how about making sure that you have something special for the occasion? You see for me, all chocolate is not created equal. And if you want something special for your Easter celebrations, or to give to someone else, then Hotel Chocolat, as always, has such a great selection.
One thing that is new this year is their pack of a dozen quails eggs. Well, the quails eggs aren’t new as such, but they come in a sustainable egg box made from bagasse, a by-product of sugar cane.
But all you need to know is that it is fully compostable, biodegradable and a great alternative to plastic.
It is great to see a company like Hotel Chocolat take steps to improving what they do. In fact, they have pledged that 100% of our packaging will be compostable, reusable or recyclable by 2021, which is great news. So for a special (and eco-friendly) choice, the dozen quails eggs (£10) would make a good addition at the Easter Table.
I like how the packaging makes it look like a proper box of eggs, so it is something really unique, especially when you open it and there’s tasty chocolate inside. The flavours are family-friendly ones, with no alcohol: Vanilla, Simple Dark, Illegal Gianduja, Salted Caramel Cream, Nuts About Raspberry and Salted Macadamia – yum!
If you are a big chocolate fan, or want to give a thick and tasty egg as a gift this Easter, then how about the divine Extra Thick Eggs from Hotel Chocolat? They are quite unlike anything you’ll find in a normal supermarket, and they turn 18 years old this year, believe it or not.
If you haven’t had one before, then it is important to say that they can actually be broken by hand, so don’t worry about braking your teeth when you hear the words ‘extra thick.’ From the hand-tied box that the egg comes in, to the striking design and exquisite chocolates that you find inside, it makes an amazing gift from start to finish. They really are egg-stra special. We have the patisserie extra thick egg (£27) and it is so tasty (though there are plenty of others to choose from, like a white chocolate egg, to rocky road, and a dark (vegan) egg.
The Patisserie Extra Thick Egg consists of:
- 50% milk chocolate and pecan praline half egg
- caramel chocolate, mascarpone, yoghurt and pinch of salt half egg
- Patisserie chocolates inside from carrot cake, to brownie, Eton Mess, and treacle tart (again, alcohol-free).
We are going to be having a little family gathering over Easter, so these will be perfect for that (if they last that long)! Have you got plans over Easter? It would be great to hear what you think.
*this is a collaborative post – all opinions are my own and I would only recommend something that I would buy myself.