If Andy Williams was crooning a song about Easter, he would surely describe it as the most chocolatey time of the year. So with Easter almost upon us, Chocolatier.co.uk decided to check out what some of the top chocolatiers have got planned.
Award winning chocolatier William Curley has put together a range of fantastic eggs made using Amedei chocolate with a selection of surprises inside to tempt any tastebud. In his fruit and nut range, eggs contain a choice of Caramelised Piedmont Hazelnuts, Roasted Gianduja Almonds or Orangettes.
The Couture collection the chocolate eggs contain a choice of dark truffles, milk truffles, sea salt caramels, framboise truffles, Moutard Champagne truffles or confit ginger.
Paul A Young, who last year opened his third London store, has come up with a sea salted caramel filled egg. The hen-sized egg is made from 64% Madagascan chocolate and decorated with splashes of red, white and blue. This Rule Britannia themed will be found across Young's easter egg range in a nod to both the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics.
Fortnum & Mason also echos the celebrations taking place this year with its Jubilee Silk Egg Box. For those who aren't planning an austerity Easter, this luxury gift box is "crowned with a garland of flowers and a regal hat pin" and "lined with Fortnum & Mason tissue paper." The box contains a selection of Fortnum’s handmade chocolates and truffles.
The Queen's Grocer, who teamed up with Vivienne Westwood to design its egg sleeves also has a Fortnum's Silk Egg Box which is decorated in covered in eau de nil silk.
Not wanting to be left out of the race to come up with the most patriotic eggs this Easter, Thorntons have their Great British Puds collection. Classic British desserts have become the inspiration for three, bright, colourful eggs: Eton Mess, Banoffee Pie and Lemon Meringue Pie.
For something a little more bespoke, Thorntons have the Perfect Egg - a half egg chocolate shell which you can pick any 12 truffles to be put inside, in store, before being expertly wrapped.
And here's a chocolatier.co.uk suggestion: A large bag of eggs placed from the Chocolate Trading Company, placed strategically around the garden, should keep the kids busy hunting while you tuck into these very grown up adult Easter treats.
There's some ideas from us but what Easter eggs have caught your eye this year?