Delectable Delights: Sustainable Easter Treats

Chocolate needn’t be a guilty pleasure. We’ve picked out our favourite artisan and sustainable brands to ensure that your Easter treats are free from the bad stuff and have a positive impact on the people that make them.

 

For a visual feast…

Adventurous chocolatiers are experimenting with colour and pattern this season. We love The Chocolate Society’s Pollock-inspired creations that look almost too good to crack into! Choose from dark, milk or blonde chocolate adorned with metallic splatters for a contemporary update on a classic seasonal treat.

Each egg is individually handcrafted and decorated by the team in its rural Somerset location. The company only uses the highest quality chocolate and flavours, avoiding artificial preservatives or stabilisers to create fine quality chocolates that are the world away from the sweet treats of your childhood.

 

For a playful present…

We can’t wait to try Rococo’s hen’s eggs – a whimsical take on the classic Easter egg. Packaged inside a pastel egg box, they look exactly like the real thing yet are filled with a delicious praline instead. Rococo’s suggests eating warm with brioche or fruit soldiers for dipping – the ultimate indulgent Easter breakfast if you’ve given up chocolate for Lent!  

Brand to trust Rococo is committed to creating beautiful chocolate that enriches the lives of the growers. Much of the chocolate used by the brand come directly from its own Grococo farm in Grenada – where the chocolate is made from tree-to-bar directly on the island.

 

For the purist…

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They may not offer traditional Easter eggs, but you’d be hard pressed to be disappointed with a treat from Askinosie Chocolate. We love their CollaBARation Collection – each of the five chocolate bars are made in collaboration with an artisan food or drink producer to create unusual flavours such as Black Liquorice or Ancho Chile & Pistachio.

The small-batch manufacturer sources 100% of its beans directly from the farmers, sharing profits with the farmers and enhance their livelihoods. In addition, Askinosie also supports a number of charities in its neighbourhood of Springfield, Missouri to strengthen the local community.  

 

For a bold centrepiece…

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Chocolatier Compartés is the favourite of trendhunters everywhere for its delicious flavours and contemporary packaging. If you’re planning a seasonal party, the edible chocolate basket filled with delectable chocolates would make a fantastic centrepiece to any Easter table.

All the chocolate is made in its Los Angeles workshop from the freshest and purest ingredients, combining chocolate from South America with locally sourced ingredients from California farmers’ markets.

 

For a chocolate alternative…

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If your sweet tooth craves something other than chocolate, Jealous Life makes gummy sweets for grown-ups. Inspired by classic confectionery, you’ll find familiar classics such as Grizzly Bears and Tangy Worms, yet all are vegan and free from gluten and artificial colours or flavours.   

 

Sophie Corfan