Whether you’re looking for a gift to give someone special, or simply need to fill that Easter chocolate void, we’ve rounded up our favourites of the season. If only we were still young enough to get to search for them in the garden.
Burch & Purchese
The team at Burch & Purchese are known for their craftsmanship when it comes to chocolate. They create things that look more like trinkets than they do food. They also taste ridiculously good.
This year, tiny white chocolate chickens painted blue are almost too cute to eat, while their famous salted caramel is hidden inside half dark chocolate eggs. There is also a honeycomb and popcorn chocolate slab that will make your dreams come true.
Burch & Purchese
647 Chapel Street, South Yarra 3141
(03) 9827 7060
Monsieur Truffe is making Easter a little bit fancy. The chocolatiers in Collingwood and Brunswick East have an all year offering that is good enough in itself with milk chocolate caramelised hazelnuts, and white chocolate thins filled with goji berries. We hear that this easter there is a dark chocolate rabbit sitting in a car that is perfect for the present giving part of Easter.
90 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066
(03) 9416 3101
351 Lygon St, East Brunswick (aka the little red door)
(03) 9380 4915
When you want to indulge, enjoy incredible flavours, and feel good about it afterwards, Pana Chocolate is for you.
While they sell their raw, vegan chocolate bars in countless outlets across Melbourne, their shop front in Richmond is where the magic really happens. Here they sell handmade individual chocolates, raw cheesecakes, and chocolate bar creations that you won’t believe is good for you. It’s chocolate everyone can enjoy.
491 Church St, Richmond VIC 3121
1300 717 488
Don’t forget the hot cross buns
After you’ve eaten more chocolate than anyone ever should, it’s time for hot cross buns, because what else could make you feel better than more sugar? Again, the team at Burch & Purchese are serving up the goods. This time, more traditional than experimental.
La Madre Bakery from Geelong makes a mean dark chocolate and cherry bun that should always be toasted and covered in butter. If you want to push the boundaries of the little doughy goodness, you can try the Hot Cross Doughnuts at Tivoli Road Bakery. Happy sugar coma.