It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. Purely, for the purposes of research, the team at the Cranleigh Boutique have been sampling the very best luxury
Easter wares from the high street, so that when you go hunting for chocolate goodies, you’ll be completely clued up. We’ve done all the hard work for you!
The Chocolate Society Dark Monochrome Egg: £29.99, Selfridges:
The detail in this egg is extraordinary. Created in rural Somerset, the dark chocolate shell is covered by a very thin layer of white chocolate, which
is then coated in black cocoa butter, giving it an almost velvet-like feel. The taste is dominated by the dark contingent, which has a delicious
intensity only discernible after a few seconds in the mouth.
Harrods Artisan Milk Chocolate Easter Egg: £39.95, Harrods:
The price you’re paying for this egg from high-end department store, Harrods, is explained in part by its intricate crafted appearance. The speckled,
hand-painted exterior is beautiful, and the egg itself will please those who prefer sweeter chocolate. An additional bonus comes in the form of
some small Gianduja chocolates tucked away inside!
Betty’s Large Milk Chocolate Spring Flowers Egg: £49.95, Betty’s:
You’ll probably have to enlist the help of fellow chocoholics to finish this one off – weighing in at 600g and standing 24cm tall, Betty’s of Harrogate
has created an exceptionally big Easter egg! It can only be described as a work of art, with its floral, hand-decorated exterior.
Fortnum & Mason Six Golden Eggs, filled with hazelnut praline: £25 for 300g:
It wouldn’t be Easter without a beautiful creation from the world’s finest food halls! This particular novelty is a very sweet offering and a great
idea. You have to crack through real egg shell to get to the solid chocolate itself. The hazelnut praline is strong and rich. Definitely on our
Easter egg list!
Marks & Spencer’s ‘Single Origin Cocoa Pod’; £12 for 265g:
Good old M&S! They never fail to disappoint on the food front and this egg is no exception. The design of this Easter egg is lovely. The chocolate
is very dark and rich which gives it an intense flavour.