As the chocoholics amongst us have no doubt noticed, Easter is on its way and for us foodies the countdown is officially on!
Alongside succulent joints of lamb, freshly baked hot cross buns and fresh fish Fridays, chocolate eggs will of course be on the menu. Eggs and chicks are prevalent during celebrations because they symbolise new life and rebirth, something that we enjoy during spring when animals are born and greenery fills our countryside once more. Within the Christian religion, an egg is also a symbol of the rock used to seal the tomb of Jesus Christ ahead of his resurrection.
Luckily for us, modern Easter eggs aren’t made of rock, or chickens’ eggs for that matter, but of delicious chocolate! The first chocolate eggs appeared in
during the 19th century, were solid in their form and had a very
bitter taste. As culinary developments were made and new techniques invented,
the chocolate used became sweeter and the insides were hollowed. Since then the
demand for chocolate Easter eggs has sky rocketed with us Brits now buying over
80 million on average every year! Germany
Here at Hunters of Helmsley we love Easter, the long weekend and a chance to celebrate with family and friends. We have a huge selection of eggs and much more just waiting to be popped into your basket this season.
With the average
child now receiving 8.8 eggs
every year, it’s often difficult to find something individual and different.
However, we have the solution….look no further than our friends at Ampleforth
Plus. Their incredible selection is available in-store now and will leave your
little ones in awe. Designs include wacky dinosaurs, classic ducklings and
lambs, and a very happy green frog. UK
As well as local suppliers we also have a huge range of luxury branded eggs. Firm favourites Green and Blacks’ chocolate eggs are all organic and come in a variety of flavours. Lindt and Lindor provide an egg-ceptional amount of both eggs and supporting chocolate gifts. Butlers dark chocolate eggs, wrapped in opulent purple packaging, are the perfect option for someone seeking something not-so-sweet, whilst their bags of mini eggs will come in handy should an impromptu Easter egg hunt take place.
For praline lovers, the Libeert Easter egg’s hollow Belgian chocolate shell comes filled with mini praline eggs. Those seeking an eggs-perience will also love cracking open the real egg shell exterior of a Gut Springenheide egg to reveal its indulgent praline interior.
If you’re looking for smaller gifts or add-ons, why not take a look at our selection of mini eggs and none-chocolate Easter presents. Our cute lamb mugs are perfect for that first cup of tea of the day, whilst our egg cups come complete with little chick’s feet and a very sweet design.
With all of that in mind you would be hopping mad to miss out on the Easter fun we have in-store!