Friday 29 March 2013

French Foodie's Top 5 Easter Eggs

Oops! It's Good Friday and you haven't bought Easter eggs for your family yet. French Foodie is here to sort you out with a last minute selection of sumptuous chocolate choices, that really have that wow factor.

1. Real Eggshell with Praline Chocolate from Pandora Bell: My Easter Egg crush, three gorgeous praline chocolate eggs in real eggshell. The vintage packaging is stylish and this is just the right amount of chocolate for the ones who don't want to stuff their face. It's simple, elegant and the perfect gift for girlies! 

Pandora Bell, list of stockists here (picture from Pandora Bell's Facebook page).

2.Benoit Lorge's Easter Eggs: Benoit Lorge is a French Master chocolatier based in Bonane co. Kerry.  For a personalised gift, visit Donnybrook Fair today Friday 29th of March where Benoit will be signing his Easter eggs from 12pm to 6pm (or until eggs are sold out). You can read about Benoit's passion for chocolate here as I interviewed him for my series of French Foodies in Ireland.

Lorge Chocolatier, Today in Donnybrook Fair 89 Morehampton Rd, Dublin 4, (picture courtesy of Lorge).

3. Booja Booja Around Midnight Espresso Chocolate Truffles: It isn't easy sometimes to find a gift suitable for people with dietary requirements. These organic, gluten and dairy free truffles, packed in a stunning egg shaped tin are the solution. They are available in Fallon an Byrne in several different flavours and packaging. A beautiful gift for coeliacs or vegans this Easter!

Booja Booja, available in Fallon and Byrne, 11-17 Exchequer St Dublin 2, (picture from Fallon and Byrne's Facebook page).

4. Skelligs Easter Eggs: They come in lovely packaging and different flavours such as Milk/Orange Chocolate, Mint, Marshmallow Honeycomb or the classy strawberry and Champagne flavour. Prices start at €15 for these chocolate eggs, made in Ireland and guaranteed to make your loved ones feel special for Easter.

Skelligs Chocolate, list of stockists here, (picture from Skelligs Chocolate's Facebook page).

5. The Mystery Box from Cocoa Atelier: This egg box contains 6 funky chocolate creations handmade by Cocoa Atelier in Dublin. This is a great present if you want to offer something original. These aren't your ordinary Easter Eggs and will please that trendy person in your life, who would love the little characters designed on each egg: an egg with a moustache, an egg with sunglasses, etc...

Cocoa Atelier, 30 Drury Street Dublin 2, (picture from Cocoa Atelier's Facebook page).