Everyone loves Easter and one of the best things about it is definitely the chocolate. However, supermarket shelves start filling up with mass produced Easter eggs far too early and overly sweet chocolate in gaudy packaging isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. For an extra special Easter, head to one of these divine chocolate shops:
1. William Curley
William Curley has been awarded Britain’s Best Chocolatier crown four times, so it’s no surprise that his chocolates are to die for. If you’re staying at a hotel in London, head to the boutique in Belgravia to get your chocolate fix or visit the original store in Richmond. The Easter eggs are no frills but completely fabulous. The dark chocolate Easter egg filled with apricot and heather honey truffles sounds like a little bit of heaven for your taste buds.
2. Coco Chocolate
Coco Chocolate in Edinburgh, specialises in delicious organic chocolate, making it a great buy for the health conscious Easter bunny. The dark chocolate and raspberry eggs are completely vegan whilst the marc de champagne truffle Easter egg is a truly indulgent treat. If you’re staying in Edinburgh, be sure to visit the seasonal spiced hot cross bun bar in one of the two boutiques. Our second favourite Easter treat.
3. White Rabbit Chocolate
Found in Beverley, Yorkshire, all the chocolate at White Rabbit is hand made by artisan chocolatier, Sally Hawkes. This tiny shop boasts a whopping nine great taste awards and the chocolate creations definitely scream, “Eat Me!”. If you’re after an original Easter egg, Sally Hawke will love to create a bespoke beauty in any of your desired flavours. The Yorkshire honeycomb is hard to beat! Stay in nearby Hull for a short country escape.
If you’re staying in a Travelodge near Birmingham, be sure to visit Chouchote to buy your Easter treats. These luxury French chocolate eggs are handmade in store. Most of the products are also sold online, but the Easter eggs are deemed far too fragile for the post so you can only pick them up in person. Special occasions such as Easter feel all the more wonderful if you’ve travelled to a destination to pick out your favourite egg.
5. Paul Wayne Gregory
Based in Surrey, Paul Wayne Gregory makes creative chocolates for very special occasions. Paul Wayne Gregory even made the chocolates for the Queen’s 80th birthday. The colourful Easter eggs are hard to come by, so make sure you check your desired egg is available before you visit. For an extra special Easter, ordering a bespoke piece of chocolate artistry is a sure way to win some smiles! Stay nearby in Croydon for a good base that’s close to London.