The round-up: sharpen your sweet tooth with these Easter-themed treats
In a few short sleeps the Easter Bunny will be doing its rounds, delivering chocolaty goodness all across the world. It’s a mammoth job and we don’t want to tell the Easter Bunny how to doit, but we have a few treat suggestions that will be a lot more memorable than simple milk-chocolate eggs. There is a veritable smorgasbord of unique sweets being made by Brisbane vendors that make for great Easter gifts, so if the Easter Bunny is listening (hint, hint) then have a look at some of these assorted goodies and see if you can find space in your busy routine to pick up a few.
Gelato Messina: This gooey bit of news is likely to have you scream with excitement. Dessert kingpin Gelato Messina is offering up its own spin on the creme egg with three yolked gelato creme eggs. Flavours include passionfruit yolk with white-chocolate gelato and a dark-chocolate shell, mango yolk with cheesecake gelato and caramel white-chocolate shell and a yellow peach yolk with vanilla gelato and a milk-chocolate shell. You can still place an order for these Easter-themed treats with the South Brisbane store to pick up between Thursday March 29 and Sunday April 1. Bring an esky if you’re travelling far.
New Farm Confectionery: One of the best choc shops around town is bound to have something tasty to sample at Easter, but we didn’t expect this haul! New Farm Confectionery is hawking bite-sized chocolate squares with gorgeous Easter imagery stamped on top, packaged in tins of 15 pieces. In addition to this, the store is also selling milk and dark-chocolate eggs filled with rocky road or honeycomb, dark-chocolate bunnies filled with salted caramel, and vegan dark-chocolate eggs filled with honeycomb.
Jocelyn’s Provisions: This spot is more than just a baked-goods dispensary – Jocelyn’s Provisions is a dessert-lovers dreamland and Easter is when the getting’s good. Those with a set of sweet teeth can nab and nibble on the likes of dark-chocolate eggs filled with mendiants, Easter sugar cookies, Simnel cakes, shortbread bunnies, mousse au chocolat and Russian honey layer cakes.
Cowch: Brisbane’s finest purveyor of funky desserts and sweet cocktails is celebrating Easter in its own signature style. Cowch at South Bank is serving an original Easter Bunny shake (served inside a chocolate bunny, no less) and a delicious creme egg cocktail. How good!
Noosa Chocolate Factory: With several spots around town to get your fix, Noosa Chocolate Factory is one of the handiest hotspots to get all of your Easter splurging done in one hit. Giant hand-moulded eggs, huge chocolate bunnies and more are up for grabs in addition to the rest of the Noosa Chocolate Factory exemplary range.
Mayfield Chocolates: This mighty fine chocolatier is getting into the Easter spirit with a gourmet array of goodies in the form of personalised eggs, solid chocolate Easter Bunny lollipops, giant bunnies and thoughtful gift boxes.
Murielle Vuilleumier Swiss Chocolatier: Chocaholics rave about the array of sweet treats made at this Teneriffe space and Easter brings a unique opportunity to up the ante in the creativity stakes. The popular Lou Lou Le Chick is back again, with this adorable bird handcrafted using premium chocolate. Also on offer is the Calimeri Easter Chick, available in half or full egg, made from exquisite dark chocolate.
Lick! Ice Cream: Dessert destination Lick! Ice Cream has whipped together something special for Easter – a special creme egg dessert. Fans of the iconic treat can now devour scoops of ice-cream imbued with the gooey goodness. We’re shook – we need a tub of this stat!
Passiontree Velvet: If you’re eager to get fancy over Easter, Passiontree Velvet’s Easter High Tea might be just the ticket. You and three friends can indulge in a range of decadent fancies, including an edible garden with chocolate soil, white chocolate carrots, Easter eggs and pistachio sponge.
Osbourne Hotel: This one isn’t a chocolaty treat per se, but it is filled to the brim with Easter spirit. The taps at the Osbourne Hotel will be pouring a limited-edition Bridge Road Magical Easter Unicorn Chocolate Egg Ale on Thursday March 29. Get in quick before this tasty elixir disappears.
The Bench: Here’s another one for the beer lovers. The Bench in Cleveland is tapping a keg of double chocolate stout from Bacchus Brewing Co for those that are keen to celebrate the Easter holiday a little differently.
Deliveroo: If you don’t have time to go out and get your hands on some Easter Treats, Deliveroo is ready and willing to do the legwork for you. The delivery service is distributing mini Easter Rabbit baos all across Brisbane until Monday April 2 courtesy of BBQ Duck Kitchen.
If you’re seeking more Easter-themed goodies, don’t forget to check out our hot cross bun and hot cross twist round-up here.
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