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The Best Luxury Easter Chocolate Treats

With Easter rapidly drawing closer, it is time to start putting some serious thought in to your chosen method of cacao overdose this year. Indulge in something a little finer than your average mass-produced egg and raise the chocolate bar up a few notches this Easter, with these delicious, unique creations from some of Australia’s best chocolatiers.

Gelato Messina Crème Eggs

While the focus is well and truly on chocolate at Easter, the masters of dessert recreation have thrown their own frosty take on the Easter egg in to the mix. Gooey, sticky and straight from the freezer, the Gelato Messina crème eggs ($70 for three) are a tantalising combination of gelato and curd, encased in a hard chocolate shell.

Each gift box contains a trio of flavoured eggs – one passionfruit yolk with white choc gelato and dark choc shelled egg; one mango yolk, cheesecake gelato and caramel white choc shelled egg; and one yellow peach yolk, vanilla gelato and milk choc shelled egg.

The trio of eggs can be ordered online and instore, and can be picked up from any of the Sydney, Melbourne or Queensland outlets between Thursday March 29 and Sunday April 1. Don’t forget to bring an esky with you to transport the eggs safely back home.

Sue Lewis Chocolatier White Chocolate Egg

Lovingly handcrafted by the namesake herself, it goes without saying that Sue Lewis Chocolatier’s limited edition Easter range is perfectly finessed.

Crafted in-store daily, her elegant chocolate eggs ($20 each) are a sophisticated adult treat that are just at home on any Instagram page as they are in your stomach. The prettiest looking pick of the lot? The creamy white chocolate, cardamom and rose petal egg, dusted with just a touch of gold. It is delicate, pretty and picture perfect, and even comes filled with some extra mini white chocolate eggs.

These pretty handmade eggs are only available at the Sue Lewis Chocolatier flagship stores in Perth’s Como Treasury or Yagan Square.

Burch and Purchese Venezuelan Single Origin Egg

If you have been tasked with purchasing for the serious chocolate aficionado, put the Burch and Purchese 72% Venezuelan single origin egg ($42) on your shopping list.

Just like a fine coffee, the dark chocolate that Burch and Purchese use to make this stylish Easter treat is made from cacao beans sourced from the singular geographical area. Finished with a fine spray of silver and a smaller silver brushed egg, the egg looks just as exceptional as the chocolate used to make it.

Of the utmost quality, this dark chocolate egg is certified as vegan, dairy free, nut free and gluten free. It is also a fragile creation, so orders must be picked up from Burch and Purchese’s Melbourne store, or be arranged to be sent direct via courier.

Kakawa Large Praline Filled Egg

The best Easter eggs are the ones that keep on giving, and the Kakawa Chocolate praline filled egg ($62) doesn’t disappoint. Packed full of fun, chocolatey surprises, there is more than meets the eye with this grown-up Easter treat from Kakawa.

Nestled inside this hand-crafted egg are a selection of Kakawa’s finest truffles and pralines. Expect to see some of the usual suspects like champagne and salted caramel, as well as some more left-of-centre flavours like the limited-edition Easter ‘hot cross bun’ praline and caramelised olive.

Order online, or pop in to either their Chippendale or Darlinghurst boutique and pick one up in person.

Cacao ‘10 Piece’ Easter Gift Box

Think outside the box this Easter and opt out of a traditional egg, and for an array of chocolates inside a box instead. Cacao’s Easter gift box ($27) combines good old childish fun with the more refined styles and flavours we have come to know of artisanal chocolate.

Mini marzipan ‘fried eggs’ sit atop 5 crème brulee flavoured chocolate truffles adding a fun touch; while the ‘Prana Chai’ infused chocolate ganache eggs take a more sleek, traditional form.

This fun little box is available for delivery Australia wide. If you are feeling extravagant, you can add a bottle of Les Parcelles Bouzy Grand Cru champagne to your order at checkout for $95.00.

Luka Chocolates’ Champagne And Chocolate Gift Box

The only thing better than chocolate is chocolate accompanied by a glass of Veuve, and Luka Chocolates are no fools to this.

A chocolatey treat reserved for the adults only, their 25-piece assorted box of chocolates ($139.95) not only comes with a premium bottle of bubbles, but it is laden with booze laced chocolates and truffles. They even dabble with flavours for a more distinguished palette like chili chocolate and a white chocolate and balsamic vinegar combo.

Deliverable Australia wide, you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your couch for the luxury of these artisanal chocolates and the accompanying cheeky tipple.

Koko Black’s Delicate Quail Eggs

Koko Black’s delicate praline quail eggs are back for another year, with rich hazelnut truffle encased in a realistic speckled candy shell ($24 for an egg carton of 12). The more traditional Easter eggs come spiked with cashew nut brittle, caramelised coconut or cookies and creme, and for purists, the couverture chocolate bunnies are hard to go past.

Published 19 March, 2018