The Handbook
The Handbook

Coming at the end of Lent, Easter is a time of indulgence, and we are ready to stuff our faces full of chocolate and sweets. Supermarkets and stores have stepped up the mark with some incredible Easter goodies for 2020 and we cannot wait to get our hands on them. 

From traditional simnel cakes, to grand chocolate eggs, rabbit sweets and nest cakes, we have our Easter baskets at the ready for an epic egg hunt in the garden. 

Here’s what’s on offer for 2020…

Marks & Spencer

We can always rely on M&S to deck out our tables full of goodies for every occasion of the year and Easter is no different. Here to make every kids (and adults) Easter egg dreams come true, they have unveiled a new chocolate sloth egg called Seth, a chocolate fudge Easter sundae egg (complete with a chocolate straw) plus an exclusive Percy the Pig choccie egg almost too cute to eat.

And the fun doesn’t stop at just eggs, Colin the Caterpillar cake has been given a bunny-themed upgrade and the M&S decadent tulip cake will really wow your dinner guests. Savoury-lovers won’t be missing out either, pick up a pack of their new chilli and cheese hot cross buns in-store, perfectly paired with some smashed avo or cream cheese for that savoury goodness.

Selfridges

Department-store giant Selfridges has got all bases covered for the end of Lent. From indulgent and traditional Simnel cakes to chocolatey goodness we are ready to pack in all of our favourite sweet-treats to mark the occasion.

The Candy House foiled milk choccie eggs in Easter baskets are perfect for the kids and the baskets can be used for the all important Easter egg hunts round the garden. For the adults, indulge in the luxe Venchi milk chocolate egg topped with roasted hazelnuts.

 

Hotel Chocolat

Easter can feel quite isolating for vegans and those with dairy allergies, but here to make the day choccie filled for everyone is none other than Hotel Chocolat. With an incredible range of dark chocolate eggs and free-from choc bunnies, we can all stuff ourselves silly on Easter Sunday.

For those who love to indulge on some dairy treats, then boy oh boy, Hotel Chocolat has some incredible offerings. Their extra chunky eggs means our sweet treats may just last longer than 5 minutes and the cute chocolate farm animals, from Wooliam, Elizapeck and Rabbert, these are just too sweet (literally) to not pick up.

Waitrose

If you missed their Christmas chocolate Avo’s then fear not, Waitrose’s Easter classic is back and better than ever. Enjoy the stand-alone version or the three mini avocado eggs each filled with a milk chocolate, raspberry and passionfruit ganache. Yum. And their novelty desserts don’t stop there, tickle your tastebuds with their Sicilan lemon and white chocolate dessert or try the Heston Blumenthal Scotch ‘egg’ to really confuse your tastebuds.

Decking out our Easter Sunday tables doesn’t have to be fancy and Waitrose are on hand to help us make the most of this festive day. Their mini bunny crackers will have the whole family smiling and joining in with some seasonal fun.

Fortnum & Mason

Hamper-connoisseurs Fortnum & Mason are on hand to reign in Easter in-style. Brimming with tasty treats from rainbow eggs, chutneys and curds to loose-leaf tea and bottles of fizz, we will be disappointed if we don’t see one of these on our doorstep come Sunday morning.

Fortnum’s is also serving up some iced Easter biccies plus some fizzy carrot sweets, perfect for the whole family to snack on. And their hand-decorated eggs are one of the most beautiful chocolate delights we have ever laid eyes on…love at first bite.

Bettys

We love this Yorkshire tea room and even better their London and Yorkshire tea rooms have a delivery service, so we can order the goodies straight to our door. Winning.

Order some hot cross bun macaroons and lemon fondant fancies for a bite-size treat or upgrade your table centre-piece with their incredible Chocolate Easter nest cake. If you’re as indecisive as I am then go for an Easter gift box and try a little bit of everything.

 

Not On The High Street

From baskets to personalised jars and chocolate galore, Not on the High Street has everything one could want for Easter at the click of a button.

Create a magical Easter garden hunt for the little ones by hanging these 12 speckled mini eggs from the trees (just watch out for the dog) and have the kids collect up all their goodies in some adorable bunny wicker baskets. And who said you can’t have chocolate for breakfast on Easter Sunday? Indulge in this breakfast turned sweet treat and have rich milk choccie eggs and dippers for a good start to your day. After all, Lent has finished.

Charbonnel Et Walker

Loved by the Queen and us, one of Britain’s finest chocolatiers Charbonnel Et Walker is gearing up for Easter and their offerings have us drooling.

If you’re stuck on what to bring over to your family Easter dinner then a Charbonnel gift will certainly be welcome. Pick up an Easter chick filled with speckled eggs or some delicious gianduja sea salt eggs that will sit pretty on any dining mantlepiece. For the Peter Rabbit fans, their milk chocolate egg filled with mini eggs tied with a pretty blue bow will be loved by all, not just the kids.

Harrods

London’s luxury department store Harrods has some decadent chocolatey offerings for us and we are so excited.

Crack open the shell to their Belgian chocolate Easter eggs and indulge on thick slabs of milk chocolate and cocoa dusted almonds. For those who want a little bit of luxury the Harrods chocolate gold bar will delight your senses, with chewy nougat pieces and smooth creamy squares of chocolate, this rich snack will only set you back £11.00, bargain!

Godiva 

Premium Belgian chocolatiers, Godiva have got our chocolate cravings covered for the end of Lent. Buy the little‘uns a plush easter bunny complete with some yummy milk chocolate eggs.

If you are a firm believer of the mantra ‘sharing is caring’ then Godiva’s Easter hampers make as an excellent post-Easter lunch treat for everyone to enjoy. Or for a roulette game, try the POP’s, with 10 flavours from praline, white, milk, dark and Belgian biscuit, each mini egg will be a welcome surprise.