Satisfy your chocolate craving and celebrate the season with these egg-stra special treats...
We’ve got our hands full with crafts, camps and short vacays this March, but it hasn’t stopped us from looking forward to Easter and all the egg-citing traditions that go with it. While the bulk of fun happens on Easter Sunday, 21 April, we can get a headstart on the tradition of shopping for Easter goodies so that we’re all stocked up on the big day. Take a look at our pick of the best places to grab your Easter treats…
Pan Pacific Singapore is rolling out yet another round of brand new Easter sweet treats at Pacific Marketplace. Decorate your table with a Customised Standing Bunny ($32) and Tchin Tchin Matriochka ($23), cute as a button Maneki Rabbit ($26) and even a Poulailler Hut filled with Chocolate Pralines ($32). Appease the kiddos (so they don’t snack on the hut) with animal-shaped milk chocolate lollipops ($6), hot cross buns ($12) and marshmallow eggs ($24) galore. Looking for something more novel? Check out the Boîte à Sardine filled with, guess – Chocolate Seafood ($24).
Pacific Marketplace, Level 1, Pan Pacific, 7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595; pacificmarketplace.com.sg
Marks & Spencer
We can always count on Marks & Spencer for Easter treats and chocolate fare to impress. This year, apart from its impressive range of hot cross buns, its selection of Easter eggs have been thought up by Easter Egg Developer, Katy Patino who has spent a year curating Easter treats of all sorts, from dairy-free chocolate buttons ($24.90) to chocolate lollies ($4.90 each), choco dinos ($24.90) and large hollow eggs from $14.90. And if you’re moving on from the trad Easter basket this year, try a Hipster Bunny Bag ($19.90) instead for the kids’ chocolate loot? For something a little more fanciful, check out the egg-stra-flexible Yoga Bunny ($24.90) made from milk chocolate with a base of raspberry nibs. It’s a great demonstration for the pose we’ll be having to get in to work off all that chocolate after Easter!
Marks & Spencer, various locations, global.marksandspencer.com/sg
Godiva is springing into Easter with spring chocolate gift boxes (from $49) and milk and dark chocolate bunnies ($14 each). If you’re feeling indulgent, you can splurge on this extra special Bunny with Chocolate Easter Eggs. It doesn’t come cheap, cheap (see what we did there?) at $76, but with its five chocolate eggs and huge wow factor it deffo makes one egg-stravagant gift for any bunny-lover.
Godiva, various locations; www.godiva.com.sg
This premium artisan chocolatier is rolling out the cutest chocolate animals this Easter – from Belgian chocolate bunnies and chickens (from $15 each) to Easter eggs filled with salted caramel, noir and vanilla milk chocolate ($20). Anjali will also also holding a chocolate easter egg masterclass (from $175 per person) this March where you can pick up chocolate decorating techniques and create your very own yummy chocolate egg. Get all the deets from her website below.
Anjali Chocolat, Units #01-15 & #01-16, Block 73 Loewen Road, Singapore 248843; www.anjalichocolat.com
This chocolate shop has won awards for stocking some of the best chocolates from around the world, plus they do customised hampers filled with chocolates of your choice. The Easter collection features a range of bunny themed chocolate from around the world including vegan-friendly chocolate ($25). For a healthier option, try its low-sugar range. The best part? It delivers to your doorstep, so there’s something sweet and delicious to look forward to the next time you open your mailbox!
Hello Chocolate, kiosks at Pedders on Scotts and The Providore Downtown; www.hellochocolate.asia
Tucked away in the basement of Takashimaya, Venchi Chocolate has a wide selection of Easter goodies, ranging from milk chocolate egglets with crunchy whole hazelnuts ($14.90) to eggs laced with raspberry grains and salted nuts (from $45). Made using traditional Italian methods, these gluten-free mini eggs come in a variety of flavours, including coffee, hazelnut, nougat and dark chocolate. Worried about the kids hitting the ceiling with too much sweet stuff? Try the sugar-free alternatives to keep that sugar rush at bay: they’ll never notice the difference but you will!
Venchi Chocolate, Takashimaya, Basement 2, Food Hall, Singapore 238873; www.venchi.com
If you’re just heading back from a short vacay, don’t forget to swing by See’s Candies at Changi Airport Terminal 2. Here you can find everything from Easter Egg Lollypops (14.30) to Peanut brittle ($21.55) and chewy lime, lemon and cherry jelly bird eggs ($5.95). Spoilt for choice? Just grab an Easter favourites basket ($39.95) or Easter Treasure Egg ($13.60) for all your favourite treats. Other than the wide range of flavours, which include rocky road and angel flake coconut, also check out the fantastic Sweet Surprise Chicks ($8.35). Spoiler alert: It’s a teeny tiny tasty white chocolate chick.
See’s Candies, locations at Singapore Changi International Airport, Terminal 2, Departure South Hall and #01-K2 The Forum Shopping Mall; www.sees.com
Dolcetto by Basilico
This Easter we suggest you head to this gourmet pasticceria for a spot of tea or just to pick up some artisanal sweet treats. Pick up some Italian-style Chocolate or Blueberry Bunny Bombolone ($6/piece) or splurge on Superhero Easter Eggs ($50 each), which are stuffed with assorted pralines enough for the whole fam. Or how about a DIY Easter eggs ($60)? Choose from a dark, milk or white chocolate shell and then fill with assorted pralines or a gift of your choice.
Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715; shop.regentsingapore.com.sg
Top image: Pacific Marketplace
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