Things always seem to pile up in early spring and the Easter holiday weekend will be here before you know it. So be prepared – don’t show up empty handed for this year’s egg hunt.
How’s the best way to make it easy on yourself? Pop in to Charbonnel et Walker, Broadgate’s purveyors of all things chocolate.
Founded in 1875, the company is one of Britain's earliest chocolatiers. Encouraged by Edward VII (then the Prince of Wales), it first formed as a partnership between Mrs Walker and Mme. Charbonnel, devotees of the heavenly cocoa bean.
Since this successful enterprise has been up and running for such a long time, it goes without saying that their mouth-watering delicacies are absolute perfection. So where to start? You really can’t go wrong with the Paper Mache Egg. It’s filled with a selection of milk chocolate mini-eggs and comes in several elegant patterns.
Take your pick from a variety of luxurious gift sets, from chocolate bar sampler sets to stylish handmade boxes, tied with satin ribbons and chock-full of assorted Easter goodies. Of course there’s other specialty treats on offer, like the iconic Chocolate Fish – it’s hand-decorated with milk and dark chocolate swirls for a personalised touch.
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After something that scores a bit higher on the cuteness scale? Max the Rabbit or the White Chocolate Chicken will definitely put a smile on any face. And if you want to make a big impression, head straight for the Little Bertha. It’s a massive chocolate egg – six kilos, to be exact. Get yours for only £350.
If you’re having problems deciding, the Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles (by far their all-time most popular item) are a guaranteed winner. Not to mention any number of thins, mints, nuts, pralines and sugar confectionary – all part of the luscious chocolate experience. There’s even a traditional powdered version for drinking.
Do we really need a specific reason to savour the delights of specialty chocolates? Absolutely not, and Easter is the ideal occasion for being extra indulgent. And while the combination of bunnies, pastel colours and wicker baskets seems fairly random, chocolate is the one thing that makes everyone happy by bringing it all together.
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