Your loved ones deserve the best at Easter. If you haven’t splurged on the Dukeshill Easter Hamper, there are still plenty of luxurious options to surprise and delight the favourite people in your life with this Easter. Here are some top choices over £20 as selected by the discerning chaps on Team SLOAN!
Sal De Riso
The sourdough for this Citrus Fruits Colomba (1kg) from Sal De Riso is made with buffalo milk butter and studded with candied oranges, lemons and mandarins grown along Italy’s Sorrento coast. And it’s all finished off with a drizzle of hazelnut icing. Have yourself a slice or two of this speciality and raise a cappuccino or a glass of something sparkling to the arrival of Spring.
Was £45 Now £36 from www.sacla.co.uk
Belgian chocolatier Pierre Marcolini has created nine new seed praline recipes in a bare egg form that combine hazelnut, almond, and pistachio pralines with toasted sesame, linseed, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. The 24-piece Creativ’Eggs malline box contains generous little eggs that show off their delicious seed praline and seed centres. Blond sesame seed carries subtle notes of hazelnut whilst the dark sesame is full-bodied. Linseeds offer a tantalising crunch and pumpkin seeds are for sheer tasting delight. Each praline skilfully blends creativity and modernity. The Maison atelier has also worked with kinako, which comes from soy beans, whose rich roasted undertones add extra depth. Each Creativ’Egg is topped with a chocolate shell made with 100% natural colouring.
£39 in-store at Harrods, Selfridges & Marylebone and online at eu.marcolini.com/en
Smooth and creamy, this is a single origin Luxury Giant Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with decadent Salted Caramel Truffles from Love Cocoa by James Cadbury. A chocolate lover’s dream. Made using sustainably sourced cocoa and with 100% plastic-free packaging. And every purchase plants a tree in East Kenya as part of Love Cocoa’s Plant A Tree initiative (in 2021 the brand planted one tree every minute). Smooth and creamy, this is a single origin Luxury Giant Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with decadent Salted Caramel Truffles from Love Cocoa by James Cadbury. A chocolate lover’s dream. Made using sustainably sourced cocoa and with 100% plastic-free packaging. And every purchase plants a tree in East Kenya as part of Love Cocoa’s Plant A Tree initiative (in 2021 the brand planted one tree every minute).
£36 from lovecocoa.com
A firm favourite at Harvey Nichols, South London’s Rococo is a multi-award-winning chocolatier whose progressive Vegan Milk Chocolate Easter Egg is comprised of an extra thick and nutty chocolate made with cashew milk. So creamy, it’s hard to believe that it’s dairy free. The egg has then been filled with a generous helping of roasted hazelnuts, which have been dipped in more vegan chocolate and dusted with cocoa. Ready to gift, the Vegan Milk Chocolate Easter Egg comes wrapped in foil, hand-ribboned and nestled inside one of Rococo’s iconic boxes. The Vegan Milk Chocolate Easter Egg is definitely a nutty treat to squirrel away for the eco-conscious chocolate lover in your life.
£34.95 from Harvey Nichols and www.harveynichols.com
Looking for delicious Easter treats or an alternative Easter gift for your loved ones? This beautiful Happy Easter Gourmet Popcorn Gift Tin is filled to the brim with three tantalising gourmet popcorn flavours. The perfect gift for every popcorn lover out there! With a beautiful and elegant design and the most delicious contents, this is a gift that will definitely go down a treat this Easter! This popcorn gift tin contains three gourmet popcorn flavours, packed in separate bags to ensure freshness and the best possible taste and wrapped with a beautiful bow. The tin contains the following flavours:
- Butterscotch – A sweet, classic and smooth butterscotch flavour with a hint of sea salt. It’s buttery without the use of any butter. Winner of a 2019 Great Taste Award. Gluten free and suitable for vegans.
- Chocolate – A cocoa-infused caramel baseis topped with yummy, smooth Belgian milk chocolate. Gluten free and suitable for vegetarians.
- Cheddar Cheese – A deliciously rich, ripe and creamy mature cheddar cheese flavour. Sharp, tangy and ridiculously addictive. Winner of a 2018 Great Taste Award. Gluten free and suitable for vegetarians.
Once you’ve eaten all of your delicious popcorn treats, you can re-use the tin as a decorative piece in your home or a handy storage tin for everything from biscuits to socks. What’s not to like about that!
£25 from popcornshed.com
With pink coloured white chocolate, this Easter egg (also available in a large version) is filled with chocolate figurines representing Maison Ladurée’s iconic pastries, and adorned with a bow, in the purest tradition of the Easter holidays. Discover Ladurée’s other version of this Easter Egg in dark chocolate blend 62% cocoa and milk chocolate 35% cocoa.
£25 from Ladurée shops in London & Manchester
Läderach’s Easter bunny Lou, made with creamy white chocolate, has its left ear stylishly adorned with edible glitter dust and is hand-decorated by artisan chocolatiers in Switzerland. The perfect centrepiece for any Easter basket with its cheerful face and big eyes, a colourful blue scarf adorns Lou’s neck.
£21 from shop.uk.laderach.com
Colomba di Pasqua (Easter Dove) is a truly madly deeply Italian treat at Easter. It’s traditionally baked on Good Friday and is a rich fluffy cake, studded with candied fruit and baked in the shape of a dove. Italians serve their fluffy Colomba Easter cake with fresh berries and perhaps a drizzle of chocolate, a ladle of Zabaglione or a dollop of whipped cream. So have yourself a slice or two of this speciality and raise a cappuccino or a glass of something sparkling to the arrival of Spring.
Was £20 Now £16 from www.sacla.co.uk
Chocolate lovers are in for a treat this Easter with the Thorntons’ new premium chocolate egg collection. The delicious taste of Thorntons is loved by generations. That special someone in your life deserves a magnificent Easter egg, so Thorntons have pulled out all the stops to create something truly special with the Marvellous Magnificent Easter Egg. Created with 650g of delicious milk chocolate, this luxurious egg is perfect for your significant other or favourite loved one. As with many of Thorntons’ Easter eggs, you can add that extra special touch with personalisation.
£20 from www.thorntons.co.uk
It’s a remarkable 70 years since a Lindt Master Chocolatier crafted the first Lindt GOLD BUNNY. With its golden coat and little bell tied with red ribbon, the Lindt GOLD BUNNY is now iconic worldwide, heralding spring – no Easter egg hunt is complete without one! To celebrate this momentous occasion Lindt Chocolate Shops and their online shop is exclusively offering a Lindt GOLD BUNNY 500g in a recyclable card carrier this Easter – an impressive gift for a loved one.
£20 exclusively from www.lindt.co.uk/shop and Lindt Chocolate Shops