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Chocolate is dear to my heart and with Easter coming up it's the perfect excuse to indulge until the very last chocolate crumb at the bottom of the foil is consumed. So where can you find the best Easter Eggs ?
Ganache Chocolates is a French inspired chocolate heaven and patisserie with two stores in Melbourne. Chocolate prices start at $1.50 for a bunny pop and goes up to $130 for a half egg shell filled with 50 hand made pralines. For anyone not in Melbourne you can buy online and get free delivery if you spend over $50. To buy online, or to visit their website click here.
Cacao Fine Chocolates and Patisserie have a small selection of Easter Eggs that I am told are sublime. Easter eggs are priced between $10 - $15. Online shopping and delivery is available to most Australian address. You can check out the range of Cacao Easter eggs here.
Cacao Chocolate eggs
Mornington Peninsula chocolates in Flinders has expanded to include a coffee shop and makes a great day trip from the city. Here you will find very delicate Easter eggs with intricate designs that look way too pretty to be eaten . Once you crack the egg open there will be no holding back as these Belgium and French milk chocolate eggs are delicious but expect to pay for the quality with eggs priced between $10 - $65 each. You can order the chocolate online but you really need to visit the store to see , taste and smell the aroma of these eggs. To see their Easter range or to order online click here.
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie is likened to Willy Wonka's chocolate shop, it's a chocolate lovers dream from seeing the chocolate being made, packaged and on shelves all before your eyes. Free taste testings are available by the handful and a cafe serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. I can't wait to see what giant Easter egg display they have this year. For my full review on Yarra Valley Chocolaterie click here or to view their website click here.
Koko Black sell some of the tastiest chocolates around and come highly recommended. Koko Black have a full 2014 Easter range available in store in Vic, W.A and Canberra. Eggs start at $5 for a 40 gm egg and go up to $100 for a premium hamper. To view their range click here. If you are in Melbourne visit the Koko Black store in the Royal Arcade, hidden upstairs is a cafe with the most decadent offerings and comfortable leather lounges you're likely to find.
Haigh's is an Australian company that started in Adelaide in 1915 and now has stores in N.S.W, S.A and Vic. Haigh's have an impressive range of Easter eggs including some super cute eggs with soft toys for children and lovely hampers. Haigh's chocolates taste amazing and I'm sure the recipient of these chocolates wont be disappointed ( that is if you can resist the temptation). Haigh's can be bought in store or online orders can be submitted for delivery Australia wide, but orders need to be placed by the 11th of April. Have a look at Haigh's Easter eggs here.
Handorf's chocolates started in Melbourne in 2001 and has been such a roaring success that there are now 10 stores in Melbourne and surrounding suburbs. Handorf's have Easter eggs in store but not on their website to view. For store locations and more information click here. We have visited Handorf's at Montrose and we found prices to be reasonable and quality to be good. To read my full review click here.
Chokolait is well known for their boxed chocolates and would make a nice Easter gift. For more info ]click here.
Darrell Lea Easter eggs have been an Australian favourite for years. Although Darrell Lea stores closed a while back there's no need to worry as they will be available in Safeway, Coles and IGA. To view all of Darrell Lea's Easter range click here.
Pink Lady factory Outlet
Max Brenner has a small online Easter Range starting at just $2.50 for a 40 gm egg. To view the full range click here.
Pink Lady have a selection of chocolate Bilbys and easter eggs. If you're in Melbourne get along to their factory outlet to grab a few bargains. Click here to read my full review on the Pink Lady factory outlet. My tip is to buy some chocolate bullets for the drive home, they are irresistible.
Oxfam online shop have some cool Easter products and fair trade Chocolatier Easter eggs. Orders over $80 get free postage Australia wide. To check out their Easter catalog here.
The Chocolate Box have a good range of Easter eggs including sugar free Easter eggs priced at $14.95 for a 100 gm bag of mini eggs. For more range and postage options click here.
Whilst many of the shops are located in Victoria just about all of them offer online shopping and free delivery if you spend over a certain amount, please check their websites highlighted within the article.
I barely dare to harken the door of this article with a name like "Big W", but just wanted to mention that they do have chocolate Bilbies there this year (Cadbury, Pink Lady, and I think one other brand); for the Aussies that can't bear the thought of endorsing an "Easter Bunny"! ;)