The most spectacular gourmet chocolate eggs and artisan novelties for Easter 2015


Big Bertha, handmade English chocolate decorated in a Victorian design of spring blossoms and chocolate piping. Measuring 31 inches high, 67 inches in circumference. Made to order; 7.7kg £350 and 12.25kg £650, Charbonnel & Walker


Hand-decorated white chocolate egg, made in England with Fortnum & Mason’s tercentenary white chocolate blend and decorated with sugar flowers, filled with white chocolate shapes; £39.95 Fortnum & Mason


Bulgari Alain Ducasse Easter Egg, made by Ducasse’s La Manufacture de Chocolat and inspired by the shaping of clay on a potter’s wheel. The 400g egg is 75% dark chocolate, filled with various ‘fritures’ – little fish-shaped chocolates and pralines; £45 from the Bulgari Hotel & Residences


Nesting Dolls by Pierre Marcolini in dark or milk chocolate, contain praline eggs except for the small doll. Large doll 17cm 500g  £45, medium doll 14cm 250g £35, little doll 8cm £13.90; exclusive to Selfridges


Chocolate Beehive Sculpture, limited-edition Valrhona chocolate made by a mother-and-daughter team of chocolatiers and inspired by the store’s rooftop bees; £250 Fortnum & Mason


Dark Chocolate Fish, hollow decorated fish; £40 Charbonnel & Walker


Claridge’s Art Deco Easter Egg, limited-edition of 100 dark, milk and white Valrhona chocolate eggs inspired by the hotel’s checkerboard lobby, filled with chocolate quail eggs created by head pastry chef Ross Sneddon, £60 (hotel gift shop 020 7629 1508) Claridge’s


Harrods Limited Edition Hand Painted Couverture eggs, £195 each Harrods


The Chocolate Society Blonde Egg, made using white chocolate heated slowly over a long period of time which then caramelises to produce a buttery biscuity flavour, like a gourmet Caramac, £24.99 at Selfridges


Pierre Marcolini Hen Doll, milk chocolate with praline eggs, 24cm high 830g; £62 Marcolini and Selfridges


Zen egg by Nobu, created using organic Fair-trade chocolate inspired by the traditional rake pattern of a Japanese garden. Available in 70% dark chocolate, or 35% milk chocolate in gold, silver or bronze; £30 from Nobu restaurants.


Pierre Hermé Oeuf Galets, limited edition in Pure Origin chocolate from Peru studded with coloured discs (galets) in a variety of flavours from dark chocolate and raspberry ganache to passion fruit ganache. Filled with chocolate and praline eggs; £95 from Pierre Hermé and Selfridges


Melt Couture Egg, a homage to Alexander McQueen and the inspirational Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&A, handmade by Melt’s head chocolatier Eiichi Sukegawa. Available in dark chocolate from Ecuador or white; £350 to order at the Melt concession (020 7318 3477) in Selfridges


Paul A Young XL Easter Egg, a choice of four different designs, all individually decorated and measuring 1ft high, available to pre-order; £120 Paul A Young


La Maison du Chocolat Breakaway Flock,handmade figurines filled with a variety of eggs from crispy crêpe praliné and milk chocolate almond to dark chocolate hazelnut praliné and crunchy dark chocolate eggs. Shown here two Small Feather (200g) geese, £35 each, and Easter Stopover large goose filled with 100g of praliné eggs (750g) £105 from La Maison du Chocolat, Selfridges and Harrods



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