Wouldn’t you though?

This beautiful piece of contemporary sculpture – I mean, this sculpturally superior Valrhona chocolate Easter Egg – was created by artisan chocolatiers The Chocolate Society.  Foodie entrepreneurs and brothers Duncan and Alisdair Garnsworthy (who’s been trained by French chocolate makers Valrhona), make the luxury chocs in their small factory in Wincanton.

Their minimalist Monochrome Egg has been made from blonde chocolate (a caramelised milk chocolate), sprayed with a thin layer of white chocolate and then each of the holes has been painstakingly cut by hand – the trouble they’ve gone to! ChocolateMonochromeEggThere are two other Monochrome Eggs: a milk chocolate egg covered with coloured white chocolate and dark chocolate egg covered with black cocoa butter. It would be rude not to. £29.95

three eggs

This is not a coconut. This is a coconut Easter Egg and making one is an intricate process: first you make an egg out of white choc, next you spray it with a light layer of dark choc and then brush it by hand to create the coconut shell effect. Whip off the top and and line the inside with a layer of desiccated coconut. The egg comes with six fresh coconut truffles. Oh, go on then. £29.95

coconut-easter-eggs

 

This blonde egg’s been been textured to create a ‘hammered’ effect and then covered in edible gold glitter. Also available in milk and dark choc; all come with truffled hazelnuts, which are caramelised before being covered with layers of milk chocolate and hazelnut gianduja (a mix of chocolate and hazelnut) and then rolled in cocoa powder. Yes please. £29.95

hammered-milk-egg

The Muddlets will want to get their little Muddy mitts on all of these (they’re very greedy, no idea where they get that from): fried egg lollies and bunny rabbits available in milk, dark and blonde chocolate. If you insist. £4.95

rabbitseggs

All the Easter Eggs are made using fine Valrhona chocolate, a French company who’ve been making chocolate since 1921. You can buy online from The Chocolate Society.

The Chocolate Society, High Winds Farm, Higher Holton, Wincanton, BA9 8AU Tel. 01963 824366. chocolate.co.uk

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