Chocolate Teapot, £24.99, The Fowndry
The saying may be… as useful as a chocolate teapot, but this eccentric idea is sure to solve a gift idea for tea-lovers, surrealists and chocoholics alike. Made from fine Belgian chocolate, this life-sized hollow egg melts to make your very own fondue. Add a few tablespoons of boiling water and gently shake the teapot then get ready to dive in with fruit skewers or marshmallows.
Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Filled Egg, £16.95, Chococo
Created by artisan chocolate company Chococo on Dorset’s Jurassic coast, this innovative-shaped egg is made with 43 per cent Venezuelan milk chocolate, which has been daintily dusted with a gold shimmer. However, crack it open and you’ll find the real prize. Six mini dark chocolate cocoa pods filled with smoked sea salt caramel. This is definitely one for the grown-ups.
Which Came First?, £15, Marks and Spencer
Made with milk chocolate from Ecuador and dark chocolate from the Dominican Republic for the hollow egg, this would be a great gift for anyone who likes to know the origin of their ingredients. But the gem in this egg is the sweet little gold decorated chicken nestling inside. We’re not sure whether you’ll decide if the chicken or egg came first, but this is great-tasting chocolate that anyone will love to receive.
Lily O'Brien's Petit Desserts Collection, £5.50, Waitrose
If you’re visiting family or friends this Easter, then pop a box of these sweet treats in your bag for your hosts. Inspired by the very best flavours, try raspberry crème, orange chocolate ganache or our favourite, sticky toffee. This is a box full of 18 decadent bite-sized chocolates, which are almost too good to share.
Milk Chocolate Gourmet Popcorn Egg, £11, Divine
As collaborations go, this one is a winner. What could be better than a gourmet egg and award-winning popcorn from Joe and Seph? We couldn’t resist this Fairtrade egg when it came into the cooked office and we suddenly had a lot of willing testers visit our desk. The milk chocolate shell has the popcorn cleverly embedded in its surface, so that each mouthful gives that perfect combo of smooth milk chocolate and crunchy sweet and salty popcorn. Anyone would love to receive this one, us included, can you tell?
Taste the Difference Belgian Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with cocoa Nibs, £6, Sainsbury’s
With Jackson Pollack-inspired swirls across it this brightly coloured egg wouldn’t stay hidden for long in an Easter egg hunt. It’s made from 70 per cent dark chocolate and crunchy cocoa nibs, and while there’s nothing hidden in the centre, the egg is so good that no one will mind. Buy it for the dark chocolate fan and they will love it.