From luxury British chocolate quail’s eggs to Art Deco-inspired confectionery gems, the plain old Easter egg is a thing of the past
How about these for a couple of show-stopping Easter eggs? Inspired by the black and white marble lobby at Claridge’s, the hotel’s new Art Deco Easter Eggs are made using only the finest dark, milk and white Valrhona chocolate. Each egg is filled with a selection of home-made chocolate quail’s eggs and packaged in a glam eau-de nil coloured box. McQueens at Claridge’s for £60 each.
Small is beautiful with these mini chocolate quail’s eggs from the good folk at Daylesford. Flavours include organic dark Manuka honey ganache; milk sea salted caramel; and solid white chocolate with lemon. There are 21 in a tin, so plenty to go around (if you are so inclined). £18. Daylesford
Fortnum & Mason never disappoints when it comes to Easter treats, and we like the look of this regal classic organic Easter Egg from the Highgrove Estate, filled with Marc de Champagne truffles. £20. Fortnum & Mason
Chocolate and caramel lovers are in for a serious treat with this filled extra-thick egg from Hotel du Chocolat. Inside, you’ll discover 12 mellow chocolates all devoted to caramel and milk chocolate in an assortment of shapes. Perfect for adults and children alike. £27. Hotel du Chocolat
If you’re looking for something a little different in the confectionery department, may we recommend this dark chocolate Grooved Easter egg from The Chocolate Society. Made with the finest Valrhona chocolate, it comes with six Dark Madagascan Truffles inside. £25, The Chocolate Society
Children will go quackers for this lovely hand-painted chick design Easter egg from Rococo. It reminds us of an illustration from a 1930s children’s story book – only tastier. £17.50 Rococo