These chocolate treats from boutique studios and confectionery legends look as good as they taste. Whether you prefer dependably delicious chocolate bars or more complex polyhedrous pralines, these treats are a delectable edition to any Easter basket. 

Chocolate gifts that raise the bar

BRIK Chocolate

Brik London chocolate Easter eggs
London based chocolate studio BRIK makes chcolate bars inspired by terrazzo, concrete, marble and other arhcitectural materials with innovative flavour combinations like grapefruit and black pepper or seaseme charchol and black pepper. 
 
For thier special edition Easter egg collection, the brand has made an ‘egg box’ with 10 miniature eggs and individual ‘flat eggs’ with dark, ruby and caramel chocolate flavours.

Bantu

bantu chocolate bars

Bantu is a new, ethically-minded chocolate brand that uses a regenerative agriculture approach on it’s Cameroon cocoa farm- planting thousands of banana, plantain, and avocado trees- to enhance the region’s biodiversity. 

Thier range of five chocolate bars vary from intense to subtle, with the intense berry and toffee flavours of Voodoo 83% being the richest and Nostradamus 35%, a sweet blend of toasted white chocolate, hibiscus, and cocoa, being a bar for gentler pallets. 

Casa Bosques

Casa Bosques DeVonn Francis Yardy chocolate gifts

Casa Bosques is the brand for art lovers who love chocolate. Established by Savvy Studio, a New York- and Mexico City-based creative studio, the brand calls on a network of artists and designers to collaborate on one-of-a-kind chocolates. Past contributors include the conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner, textile artist Megumi Shauna Arai, and DeVonn Francis, the founder of the gastronomic collective Yardy.

The chocolate itself is made from beans grown exclusively for Casa Bosques on a farm in southern Mexico, and is blended with intriguing flavours such as beetroot-stained dried apple slices and Castile flower with pistachio. 

Pierre Marcolini

Pierre Marcolini dark chocolate gifts

Pierre Marcolini is the authority on chocolate, so a box of his creations is the best choice for those looking for a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. We would recommend indulging in Marcolini classic chocolate tablets or champagne-filled truffles. 

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Oro de Cacao

Oro de Cacao swiss chocolate bars

Oro de Cacao infuses the traditional expertise of Swiss chocolate-making with an exuberant, Instagram-worthy aesthetic. Founded by Swiss industrialist, musician and conceptual artist Dieter Meier, Oro blends its kooky aesthetics with equally kooky flavour combinations, like figs and white pepper, or bananas and cinnamon. 

What really makes Oro special, though, is its unique production process, which preserves the authentic aroma of the cacao bean and releases its rich taste without any bitterness.

Marchesi 1824

Marchesi 1824 box of ‘Assorted Cremini’ chocolate gifts

Prada-owned Pasticceria Marchesi is one of the world’s most elegant destinations for sweet treats. When it comes to chocolate, the Milanese landmark’s Assorted Cremini box is an infallible choice. The cream-filled candies are made from fine cocoa and hazelnuts from the hills of Piedmont and come in milk chocolate, whole hazelnut, dark chocolate and Sicilian pistachio flavours. While these chocolate gifts’ pastel and gold packaging makes them look like they came right off Marie Antoinette’s dessert trolley. 

Pars pralinen

Pars pralinen chocolate gifts

Artist and chocolatier Kristiane Kegelmann makes angular, multi-coloured chocolate praline pieces that look nothing like any chocolate you have ever seen before. Kegelmann crafts and sells the chocolates at her Berlin store, Pars, where she collaborates with regional farmers, distillers, and pharmacists to create sweet treats that taste as beguiling as they look. 

Favourites include the Limo Omani & Walnut chocolate, which blends Persian limes with cardamom, as well as the Maca Ginseng chocolate that combines a ginseng elixir from pharmacist Dr Jaglas with bitter dark chocolate. 

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