Find something extra special for Easter, with chocolate loose leaf tea and praline quails eggs.
If you’re looking for something a little special at Easter, we have plenty of ideas for indulgent buys, from chocolate loose leaf tea to praline quails eggs.
Hand designed eggs
Paul A Young’s Easter collection of chocolate eggs have been inspired by his love of colour and glamour, with each egg covered in free hand designs. His Easter range includes dark chocolate gold Easter bunnies (£8.95), and half eggs filled with Paul’s award winning hand made chocolates (£25.00). Paul’s innovatively designed Easter range has taken inspiration from the Paris catwalks of this year’s fashion week. His range also includes glamorous offerings such as small eggs with chocolate pearls, and Swarovski crystal eggs. Available from: http://www.paulayoung.co.uk/
If you love chocolate so much that not even a tea break can feature without it, Newby Teas of London have come up with this creamy blend of Ceylon, with hints of rich mocha chocolate. Left to infuse, this loose-leaf tea imparts a caramel flavour, with an added chocolaty hit in the shape of white chocolate chips, which melt in the brew. Available in 100g loose-leaf caddies priced at £4.95, 100g loose leaf cartons priced at £3.60 and 25 tea bags in a carton, priced at £2.90 from selected delicatessens.
For a taste of traditional Italian Easter cake, Carluccios’ Colomba Tradizionale is typically light and moreish, flecked with candied peels and topped with sugar icing and crunchy almonds. Wonderful with coffee, or eaten slice by slice on its own. Priced at £14.95, available from: http://www.carluccios.com.
Daylesford Organic have come up with a beautiful and very reasonably priced Easter hamper. Stuffed with hot-cross buns (made to a traditional recipes), Simnel cake, organic chocolate ‘hen’s’ eggs and a bottle of organic champagne, it contains everything you need for Good Friday. Priced at £49.95, available from: http://www.daylesfordorganic.com.
Praline quails eggs
These gorgeous little chocolate eggs from Rococo look so realistic, that one visitor to their shop on King’s Road asked if these eggs were better boiled or fried! The delicate French hazelnut pralines with a fine sugar shell are best enjoyed as is: unadulterated in their purely praline form. Priced at £5.95, available from: http://www.rococochocolates.com.
Sugar coated chocolate eggs
For something that looks as sweet as it tastes, this box full of sugar coated chocolate eggs are an eye-catching buy. In pastel shades of pink, yellow and green these eggs make a perfect present for sweet-toothed friends. Priced at £9.95, available from: http://www.carluccios.com.
Fortnum & Mason’s jar of milk chocolate eggs come in delicately speckled pastel shells. A great present, and ideal for a mini egg Easter egg hunt around the house. Enjoy straight out of the jar, or use to decorate Easter cakes, biscuits and baked treats. Priced at £9.50, available from: http://www.fortnumandmason.com.
Ginger Easter egg
Prestat, one of London’s oldest chocolate houses and purveyor of fine chocolates and truffles to Her Majesty The Queen, has created a ginger Easter egg. Perfect for ginger junkies, this luxuriously dark chocolate egg has been filled with succulent pieces of crystallised ginger, enrobed in even more dark chocolate. Well worth cracking the egg open for. Priced at £22.00, available from Prestat: http://www.prestat.co.uk/, and larger Waitrose stores.