Those who know us, know we love nothing more than an excuse for a celebration in chocolate.
And Easter has to be the pinnacle of the calendar from that point of view.
Not only is it a time of unashamed, full-on chocolate enjoyment, but the heady hint of Spring on its way makes this particular season doubly enjoyable.
So, as you’d expect, we’ve been busy in the chocolate kitchen of our Dyer Lane shop, creating a host of gorgeous and gorge-able creations to suit every taste and budget – from the refined treat to the kinds of fun novelties that make this season what it is.
And our series of themed events and edible delights available across both the shop and café in the weeks ahead, promise to heighten the enjoyment.
Firstly, let’s cut to the chase and talk EGGS, and boy do we have some treats in store for you!
At the top end of our range, we have hand-painted, chunky 440g Faberge-style eggs, which offer a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds, costing £35.
Then, we have our classic, mid-range Easter eggs, which we expect will be particularly popular with children, in either white or milk chocolate and filled with a little bag of buttons and a signature white rabbit. These weigh in at 190g and are priced at £10.99 (or two for £20 when bought from our shop).
We also have a range of four different 250g delectably flavoured eggs, including a lemon meringue with lemon meringue mini chocolate galettes inside; a milk chocolate caramel egg filled with honeycomb rock and a fudge brownie egg with chocolate-dipped fudge pieces inside, not to mention a dark chocolate orange and ginger egg with chocolate-dipped orange pieces and ginger inside. These beauties are priced at £18.
We also have a range of special Easter truffles, featuring hot cross buns, simnel marzipans and Russian Easter ‘Pashka’, and Easter painted tiles, as well as our popular novelty shapes, including Bunny in Bloom, with a carrot inside, for £9.99; Woolly Sheep, with a lamb inside, for £9.99; and Easter Hen, who has her own selection of mini eggs, for £10.99.
Our chocolatier and chief cook Amy said: “The colour work on our faberge-style eggs was inspired by a trip to Paris, where I saw eggs like this in the window of a chocolatier’s shop, all hand painted in vibrant colours. They were different from anything I’d seen before and so I was keen to recreate the effect.
“I think the edible art thread is key to Easter, as it reminds us all of our childhood memories of hand-decorating our own Easter eggs.
“I also wanted to create some substantial, chunky eggs in different flavours, as I think part of the enjoyment is the indulgence of breaking into a really big, solid egg with different textures and flavours.”
She added: “Hopefully we have something for every pocket, so that everyone can enjoy a special taste of the season.”
And it’s not just in our shop that we have lots of timely tastes on offer.
In our café
From St Patrick’s Day on March 17, we’ll be offering a range of seasonal cakes and biscuits in our cafe, as well as Easter-themed tea parties for £8.50 a head and featuring mini Easter shapes, white and milk chocolate chicks; and egg, chicken and duck-shaped limited edition easter pralines.
Street theatre fun
Don't miss our chocolate-inspired Easter Eggstravaganza of street theatre fun for all the family over the bank holiday break - find out more in our blog.
For more details of our Easter products, and to order, visit our shop at 14-16 Dyer Lane, in Beverley, or our online shop.