Camille Walala and Harrods
Throw out that cream egg this Easter and head over to Harrods because the famous department store and Camille Walala have created some colourful confections for the holiday season. Tese limited-edition eggs are made from the store’s unique milk chocolate blend and hand painted by the in-house artisan chocolatier. Each egg features Walala’s signature tribal pop style, which blends elements of Ndebele tribe prints, Memphis group designs, and Victor Vasarely’s art to create a one of a kind look. Equal parts fun and delicious; these eggs are the perfect addition to any Easter basket.
Six Golden Praline Eggs by Fortnum & Mason
London Piccadilly’s grandiose department store Fortnum & Mason has gone (slightly) understated for this year’s Easter treats. But don’t judge an egg by its egg tray. These shining little bites pack a taste punch. Placed in an authentic cardboard box, real hen eggs have been hollowed out through a pin-prick hole, painted with edible gold and then filled with salty-sweet praline chocolate. An insider tip from Fortnum’s: gently heat them, crack open as you would a boiled egg and dip brioche soldiers for a highly indulgent treat.
The Kimono Doll by Pierre Marcolini
Chocolate pistachio praline also pops up in Pierre Marcolini’s Kimono Doll. The haute chocolaterie is renowned for creating some of the world’s prettiest edible treats, as it did last year with its rabbit-hole inspired collection. This year’s Japanese-inspired Easter special takes holiday kitsch to a whole new, glorious level. The dark and white chocolate doll, blushing coyly, comes with an array of miniature eggs in six different varieties (fondants, pralines, nougats) alongside an extraordinary procession of caramel animals. Almost too dainty to eat. Not quite.
Nest Egg by Bulgari Hotel, London
Crack into your Nest Egg, courtesy of Bulgari. An extraordinary work of confectionary art, this egg is handcrafted from the finest 6 per cent dark cocao chocolate from the Trinitario beans of the Caribbean islands. The shell is encased in a luxurious red velvet coating and surrounded by marbled feather-like creations, all resting upon a dark chocolate lattice nest and a bed of white and dark chocolate chips. The egg is available to enjoy in the Bulgari Lounge, or to take away.
The Limited Edition Chocolate Avocado Egg, by Melt
Melt has said that its handmade 2017 Easter egg doesn’t look ’super delicious’. Avocado fans will beg to differ. Like our favourite smashed avo breakfasts, this chocolate version ticks all the boxes in terms of healthy eating. A dark chocolate shell is filled with an exposion of chocolate mini eggs, each hand-embellished with bee pollen, almond nibs, cracked cacao shells, goji berries and quinoa.
Art Deco egg by Claridge’s
Claridge’s do festivity like few else. Now spring has (finally) sprung, the London hotel have marked the season’s arrival with the release of their latest Art Deco Easter egg. This year’s design takes inspiration from the hotel’s chequered marble lobby. The limited-edition treat is crafted from white and dark Valrhona chocolate and filled with hand-made chocolate quail eggs, wrapped in geometric black and white foil. Nestled in an elegant mint-green box, the egg combines the hotel’s glamour with its art deco heritage.
Lacerated Egg by Pierre Hermé
French patisserie master Pierre Hermé evokes Lucio Fontana’s Olii works with his devillish Easter treats. The chef pays tribute to the important 20th century Italian artist, who has inspired him since he discovered Fontana’s Fine di Dio during a museum stroll several years ago. Rendered in Belizean chocolate, then slashed dramatically with a knife, these avant-garde sweets are giving us cultural cavities. Worth it.