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Easter Chocolate – What are you hoping for in your basket?

Easter Chocolate – What are you hoping for in your basket?

Eggs and bunnies reign supreme, but with a twist

Easter is quickly approaching! 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!

Christopher Elbow Chocolates

Chocolatier Christopher Elbow of Christopher Elbow Chocolates has created a beautiful and delicious Easter collection. We love these bunny bonbons, they would be the cutest addition to any Easter celebration.

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Mindo Chocolate Makers

The Easter collection from award-winning Mindo Chocolate Maker includes their Luna Bunny made from 67% single origin chocolate and is sure to please the sophisticated chocolate connoisseur on your list! As a chocolate maker, Mindo Chocolate Makers makes chocolate from dried cocoa beans (not sure how that's different from a chocolatier? We have a blog post about that), so this gal goes from cocoa bean to fine chocolate to bunny all under one roof!

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Mellis Chocolate

Many of us grew up with those familiar chocolate eggs with the toy hidden inside. How cute are these Mellis Surprise eggs from Mellis Chocolate in Toronto? But unlike the ones from your childhood, it's all edible, from the capsule to the surprise inside! Everyone in the family, young and old, is sure to love them.

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Formosa Chocolates

We love this spring bonbon collection from Formosa Chocolates. They are the perfect combination of elegant and cute, with flavors including passionfruit white chocolate, sour cherry and pistachio, and peanut butter.

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Tempt York

Looking for an Easter treat for your favorite vegan? Look no further than these adorable sheep lollies from Tempt York, a plant based chocolaterie in York in the U.K. They also have many different eggs and other vegan treats in their Easter collection!

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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 beautiful example in the photo below, Dallas and his team are incredibly talented. They are also likely nursing some serious hand cramps from all that painting!

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Cocoa Therapy

We love when actual eggs make an appearance in Easter collections. Made by Cocoa Therapy, this milk chocolate fried egg bar is sure to put a smile on everyone's face when they peek inside their Easter baskets.

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Cocoa Nib Artisan Chocolate

Aren't these eggs from Australia's Cocoa Nib Chocolates beautiful? Perfect for the adults at your Easter celebration, these hand painted eggs are filled with chocolate nougat and Bailey's ganache!

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Happy Easter from everyone at Ecole Chocolat!


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Photography by Jessica Washburn, Bliss Chocolatier and Ecole Chocolat

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