I loved Easter as a child. Big shiny eggs, bright yellow bunnies and ALL the chocolate. As a large family with not a great deal of money it was a big treat to have a huge chocolate egg all to yourself – ok it probably wasn’t huge in fact I’m sure it was mostly a Buttons egg ( my personal favourite anyway ) but I loved it.
Now that I’ve got a child with lots of allergies I realise that Easter can’t just be chocolate related so there are some other options here too. Hope you find something you like:
Elizabeth Shaw have some really gorgeous eggs this year. From the whiskey collection to the zesty one which is just dreamy.
Green & Blacks are my fail safe go to chocolates. There isn’t one flavour that I don’t enjoy and although normally I love darker chocolate, I’m a huge fan of their milk chocolate with sea salt. This large collection would make a great gift for a family of chocolate lovers:
Nothing marks the start of Easter like the iconic Lindt Gold Bunny. This delightful character has long been a firm seasonal favourite and comes in many varieties and sizes to provide an Easter treat for one or an enchanting gift to share. They have also introduced a Lindt Gold Bunny Storybook
A perfect gift to bring home the magic of Easter – The enchanting Lindt Gold Bunny Storybook (125g, £6.49) brings the Gold Bunny to life in an engaging and interactive story. This new gift also contains a selection of 15 Lindt milk chocolate treats to enjoy with storytime:
I’ve also discovered a slight weakness for this…
Whittard have some incredible chocolate options this Easter from single origin chocolate bars to hot chocolate flakes and even chocolate tea! The Uganda 80% dark chocolate is amazing and I’ve managed to stretch it out for at least ummm a week because you really do only need a little at a time.
How about some fudge instead of chocolate? You don’t get much better than the Fudge Kitchen. These are absolutely incredible. These are delightful. Two sinfully rich and creamy Chocolate Classic, two indulgent Double Trouble Chocolate and two delightfully fruity Lemon Tart hand-decorated fudge. Sublime fusions of the sweet creaminess of fudge infused with natural ingredients for a truly remarkable taste sensation.
So maybe you can’t eat chocolate or just don’t like it .. Do such people exist??
Well here are some ideas starting with a few for children:
Vivid Toys have some gorgeous bunny options from the Peter Rabbit range which I can personally vouch for as we have several of them. They are well made, super cute and an ideal gift for children who can’t eat chocs.
We love these adorable 6” cuddly versions of Peter Rabbit, Lily Bobtail, Benjamin Bunny and new addition, Cotton-tail, will appeal to fans old and new (RRP £6.99 each). With silky soft fur, these soft toys are perfect for little ones to cuddle up to and take with them on their travels.
Lindt have this soft, snuggly version of their famous gold bunny just be sure to the remove the chocolate bunnies hidden inside for anyone with allergies:
Whittard also have this gorgeous set of Alice in Wonderland treats including this pretty cup which comes with free chocolate eggs 🙂
Lindemans have some great bottles of wine which could be paired with your Easter Meal or enjoyed alongside chocolate ..or just in the bath!
Roast Lamb, a traditional Easter dish, can be served with a fruity glass of Lindeman’s Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon. This oak-aged wine has a deep flavour, and the fruity undertones accompany the warm flavours of roasted meat.
Gin plus chocolate – perhaps not the most immediately obvious combination, but well worth a closer look.
This is a very aromatic product that is drunk first with the nose. The rich, warm, scent of the dark chocolate is enjoyed before the glass is even lifted. On tasting, the drinker experiences a very balanced hit of both gin and chocolate – neither vying for supremacy, neither overwhelming the other, but both working together to create a warming and very enjoyable whole.YUM.
There are also a lot of fun activities going on around Easter, our girls at the perfect age for joining Easter Egg trails ( although Chloe can’t eat them ) One in particular we definitely plan to join in with is this one:
Over a quarter of a million Cadbury Eggheads are being delivered to National Trust properties ahead of the annual Cadbury Eggsplorers Easter Egg Trails taking place over 3rd-6th April.
National Trust staff have taken delivery of 21.5 tonnes of chocolate eggs for the event. With thousands of eggs to store, staff have been getting creative about where to conceal the eggs so no one finds them before Easter. Temporary locations include inside of grandfather clocks, pianos, vases and bookcases.
The 250,000+ Eggheads are now ready and waiting for families to unleash their inner explorer at these adventurous trails taking place across the country. Now in its eighth year, over 300 properties are taking part and with 680,000 people getting involved last year, the National Trust is expecting a huge turnout, especially if the sun makes an appearance!
*Some of these products were gifted for the purpose of this feature.