We’ve laid out the best eggs for 2015 and thrown in an egg-cellent competition…
Are we getting as excited about Easter as we are Christmas? We’re certainly at risk of over egg-citement at Fed Up & Drunk. Here comes a four day weekend, a heat wave and plenty of chocolate goodies.
With so much choice out there, we thought we’d lend a hand and provide the ultimate guide to the best Easter eggs on the market this year. Plus (because we are good) we’re offering the chance to win a Divine 70% chocolate Easter egg. Oooh it is a good day!
Have you ever seen a golden egg within a chocolate egg? Thought not. But Betty’s know how to push the boat out when it comes to edible extravagance. Their Grand Cru Swiss chocolate Easter egg is something to behold and, in true Betty’s style, has been handcrafted. Yes, those intricate roses have been hand-piped by skilled sugarcrafters – the same who have carefully carved windows in the outer shell to allow us a glimpse of the shimmering egg within.
This is Hotel Chocolat’s largest Easter egg to date, and before you ask, yes they did measure a real ostrich egg to make sure their chocolate replica is dimensionally accurate. Forget the usual thin egg shells, the Ostrich Egg is a thick slab of chocolate encasing a 27 carefully selected chocolates. Inside the egg you’ll discover pralines, Champagne truffles, dreamy caramels and tangy fruits, and hidden within the tissue paper are golden eggs for you to seek out. This is just the kind of Easter egg you dreamed of as a child – and it’s been worth the wait!
I’m not sure I could bring myself to eat this egg. Lick the Spoon’s Filigree egg looks so exquisite I feel it should sit on a mantelpiece and be admired. But then I remember that it is filled with chocolates from their spring collection, and there’s only one way to get them. This gorgeous egg would go down well as a present for anyone who loves Regency indulgence, and the guys at Lick the Spoon can personalise it to incorporate a name in the filigree, and it is boxed in a super cute keyhole box. It’s on my wish list.
Named, “the world’ sexiest restaurant” by The Observer, Nobu is a worldwide success. So, it’s no wonder their Easter eggs are totally out of this world. Last year their executive pastry chef, Regis Cursan turned his attention to chocolate eggs and created a range of space-age looking gold, bronze and silver eggs. Needless to say they went down a storm and are back with bang this year. Made with organic milk and dark chocolate, you can share one with your friends in the restaurant or take it home to give as a gift. They are only available from Nobu London so you’ll have to make the trip.
It’s not just beautiful clothes that Roberto Cavalli is responsible for. This egg proves he can design some pretty chic edibles. This egg simply screams Cavalli with its striking zebra pattern and is the perfect Easter gift for the fashionista in your life. Creamy white chocolate contrasted with dark chocolate zebra stripes means it is as delicious as it looks.
Is it just me or does this egg remind you of those retro egg swivel chairs? Dubbed the perfect gift for chocolate lovers and art lovers alike, the Egg in an Egg sure is a sight for sore eyes – stunning yet subtle in its elegance. The Chocolate Society are a small UK artisan chocolate company and are renowned for producing chocolate that is as good to look at as it is to eat. Harrod’s are lucky to have it gracing their shelves.
This is an egg like no other. Yes it looks fairly standard from the outside but its shell is infused with crushed raspberries and lined with white chocolate. Once you’ve cracked the shell and made a start on the egg you’ll discover inside and bouquet of award-winning Prestat red velvet truffles. Roald Dahl was a huge fan of Prestat, referring to them as the “the great chocolatiers of Oxford Street.” When you have the creator of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory praising a product, you know it’s something to heed.
Voted Good Housekeeping’s Easter Egg of the Year the hand-decorated, two tone caramel fudge egg is a steal at £7. Chewy caramel and chocolate fudge pieces add something a bit extra to a classic. This egg is perfect for my mum as she loves dark and milk chocolate and often can’t decide which she’s rather have!
A solid raw chocolate Easter egg just over a fiver? We’re there. Mulu’s Ecuadorian raw choloate egg is a limited edition and on the shelves (you can find it at inSpiral in London) at a mere £5.95. As with all Mulu’s products their silky smooth raw chocolate is crafted with care in an environmentally friendly space on the edge of Dartmoor. These won’t last long, so I’d get your skates on.
For the conscious-eater and Fairtrade champion this egg is the only choice. Divine’s Luxury Dark Chocolate Easter Egg is not only 70 per cent cocoa, Fairtrade and super scrummy, it comes with a new dark chocolate bar with raspberries and the chance to win a country cottage holiday for four courtesy of Stars & Canopy (see box for details). In case you didn’t know Divine is 45 per cent owned by cocoa farmers, and you see all the special symbols on their packaging? They are not just visually pleasing they are all West African Adinkra symbols and all have a special meaning.
We’ve got a Divine Luxury Egg to giveaway to one lucky reader (pictured above). Simply tell us who you would give your Divine Chocolate Egg to as a gift in the comments box below to be in with a chance of winning. Entries close at 5pm on Tuesday 31st March.
Hotel Chocolat has a stacked range of Easter treats, but we particularly love this chocolate homage to the egg-sandwich.
We all know someone who just loves rocks. I confess to being mesmerised by pretty geodes and agate, so imagine the sheer delight in finding an edible version from Artisan du Chocolat.
How cute is this egg? I don’t think I could bear to break its shell. It would make an adorable Easter gift for a niece or god daughter – and you would definitely go down as the cool aunty with this beauty!
It is talk of the town this Easter, and reported to have a rather beefy aroma. Love it or hate it the Marmite Egg is here.
Pot Noodle Egg
If could imagine anything worse than a Marmite egg, it would probably be a Pot Noodle egg. But take heart, this egg thankfully is chocolate flavoured and merely comes served in a Pot Noodle mug.
Don’t forget to enter our egg-cellent competition to win the Divine Chocolate Egg. Simply tell us who you would give your Divine Chocolate Egg to as a gift in the comments box below to be in with a chance of winning. Entries close at noon on Tuesday 31st March.