Eggs and bunnies reign supreme, but with a twist
Easter is early this year, we can’t believe it’s this weekend! You may still be hunting for fine Easter chocolate to give to your friends and family. This is the perfect year to expand your chocolate horizons beyond your local grocery or drug store and visit your local chocolatier or chocolate maker! The gold bunny is not the only game in town. Need some tips about what to look for when you’re shopping? Click here to learn about looking for “real” chocolate for your little bunnies and chicks (or for the grown ups) on your list.
We always love to see what chocolatiers and chocolate makers create for their Easter chocolate collections. Here are just a few examples of the fabulous creations we noticed as we hopped around the internet. We had a hard time narrowing down our choices because there were just so many amazing products this year. This is definitely not an exhaustive list, we didn’t want to leave you reading until next Easter!
Chocolatier Anne Sellmer of Cochu Chocolate has created the quintessential chocolate bunny as part of her Easter collection this year. Just look at that sweet face! It almost makes you feel badly when you bite his head off…but not badly enough to stop.
Dick Taylor Chocolate
Made with 72% dark chocolate from Belize, this chocolate rabbit from award-winning Dick Taylor Chocolate is sure to please the sophisticated chocolate connoisseur on your list! As a chocolate maker, Dick Taylor Chocolate makes chocolate from dried cocoa beans (not sure how that’s different from a chocolatier? We have a blog post about that), so this little guy goes from bean to fine chocolate to rabbit all under one roof!
The Chocolate Rabbit has Returned! This 5 inch tall Rabbit is made with our award winning 72% Belize dark chocolate. We are frantically molding these classic chocolate treats, and will begin shipping on Monday. . . . #darkchocolate #rabbit #chocolaterabbit #craftchocolate #beantobar #dicktaylorchocolate
Colleen Heidecker Chocolates
For a completely different take on the more traditional chocolate bunny, we loved these geometric rabbits from Colleen Heidecker Chocolates. Colleen has taken a simple mold, and put her own spin on the design with the hand-painted colored cocoa butter. And the flavors you ask? Caramel/White Chocolate, Strawberry Dark Chocolate, Matcha Green Tea – we bet you want to try them all!
Just love my bunnies!! They are so adorable. Here is part of my Easter bunny chocolate collection. Caramel/White Chocolate, Strawberrry Dark Chocolate, Matcha Green Tea. Which one would you get? 🐰🐰🐰 . Trying to get as many of these made as possible with all the orders coming in. Going to be lots of sleepless nights and long days in the kitchen from now to Easter but will be worth it. . If you would like to have your own chocolate bunnies for Easter you can start ordering them now before they sell out!! Hop over to our bio and click on the link to order ↖️↖️↖️. They will sell out fast so order soon!! We'll also be at the Mercer Tavern Market on March 31 for you to shop and pick up your online orders. . . . . . . #yegfood #yegmade #yegmaker #madeinyeg #etsymadeincanada #etsyyeg #maker #edmontonmade #yeg #chocolatier #easterbunny #onthespotpopups #smallbusiness #darkchocolate #yegfoodie #yegsweets #localyeg #yegeaster #edmonton #yeggers #urbanyeg #thereedmonton #yeglove #bunny #yeghandmade #shoplocalyeg #yegeats #yegbossbabes #downtownyeg #yeglove
Looking for an Easter treat for your favorite vegan? Look no further than these cute bunnies from ExVoto Chocolates. Of course the color is striking, and they are blueberry and dark chocolate with hint of lavender! Their tiny size makes them the perfect little indulgence.
The Chocolate Lab
One of a kind, designer Easter eggs have become a big trend over the past few years, and Calgary’s The Chocolate Lab has definitely taken the trend to a whole new level since they started making their eggs last year. Each egg is painted by hand with unique designs, and as you can see from the GIANT WALL of eggs in the photo below, Dallas and his team are incredibly talented. They are also likely nursing some serious hand cramps from all that painting!
Welcome to our wall of eggs at the #chinatown location. It's an impressive sight worth stopping by to check out. We'll be adding to this wall every day during the month of March, until we're sold out. And yes, we will sell out. It's just a matter of when. We've created many more eggs than last year, so we'll hopefully have enough to last thru the month, but if you had your heart set on getting an egg this year, I would recommend not waiting until the last possible moment. #yyc #thechocolatelab #eggs #designereggs #chocolateegg #buildawall #eggwall #yyctreats #Calgary
This floral one is super pretty! 3 days left on the auction for this egg. There's still time to get your bids in. And a reminder, these auctions have a charitable component to them, so you're doing good by bidding on them. All #designereggs auctions are on our website. Link in bio. They are local only auctions. You must pick up your winning egg in person. #yyc #thechocolatelab #eggs #oneofakind #chocolateegg #design #flowers #auction #onlineauction #charity #yyctreats #calgary
Perfectly on trend with the explosion of avocado every where (avo toast anyone?), this avo-egg from Cacao Prieto is amazing! Not only is it made of chocolate, it’s also full of chocolate truffles. If you ever get a chance to visit their factory in Brooklyn, you have to go! Cacao Prieto is also a chocolate maker, so you have the opportunity to see the whole process from bean to bar.
Amy Jo Pedone of Valenza Chocolatier in Costa Mesa, California created these gorgeous, hand painted eggs as part of her Easter collection this year. Valenza Chocolatier pays homage to Amy Jo’s Italian roots, and that connection to the past inspires her products and recipes. Easter is no exception, with flavors including tiramisu, cioccolato and peperoncino!
Holy Cannoli…We can’t stop hatching chocolate eggs! Stay tuned for news on THE EGG 2.0, exclusively for our Easter Pop Up Shop at @thehoodkitchen on March 29th from 12-7pm. . . . #easterchocolate #EasterChocolateEggs #ItalianEasterEggs #EasterChocolates #ValenzaChocolatier #CostaMesa #BestofOC #FilledEasterEggs #solidchocolateeggs @chefrubber
Don’t let the name fool you, Bakedown Cakery is a specialty cake shop and bakery in Sydney, but Jen Lo also has mad chocolate skills. Check out this egg from her Easter collection. You can see from the photo that this is a serious egg, but it doesn’t stop at size. It’s also filled with espresso ganache spiked with Kahlua! Is your mouth watering yet?
In addition to the traditional egg and bunny, many chocolatiers like to create a themed Easter or spring collection. This one by Amanda Write of a519 Chocolate in Pittsburgh is clearly a treat for both the eyes and the lips! With flavors such as peanut butter meltaway, malted milk chocolate, strawberries and cream, dulcey, and vanilla marshmallow, this is the perfect for any grown ups on your list!
liv a lil chocolate
Another gorgeous spring chocolate collection comes from liv a lil chocolate in Kelowna, B.C. First, those spring colors stop you in your tracks! But the flavors are what will keep you coming back for more: Lemon Lime, Strawberry Rhubarb, and Pecan Caramel. They would make the perfect hostess gift for any spring gathering, or a treat just for you!
What is YOUR favourite Easter chocolate? Tell us in the comments! Happy Easter from everyone at Ecole Chocolat!