It’s time to get egg-cited because Easter is nearly here and we havefound some eggs-tra delicious choccie treats
Other tasty treats
If you’re looking for something a bit diffferent for a sugar hit then there are plenty of other options available.
Haribo jelly sweets have an Easter theme, chicks and eggs, and come in bright and quirky packaging. They are fun for kids and very good value. Ideal for children not keen on chocolate. Are there any?! Haribo, Twist & stick, £2.50 and Chick Mania, £2, from most supermarkets.
Cakes are also another scrumptious treat and are great if you are having a family gathering. Carluccio’s Columba cake, is a buttery cake full of candied peel, with hazelnut icing, almonds and pieces of sugar on top. In Italy Colomba cake is to Easter what Panettone is to Christmas and this cake is shaped like a bird (Colomba means dove in Italian). The cake costs £13.95 from www.carluccios.com
Or try the Meg Rivers simnel cake. It’s packed with vine fruits, flavoured with cinnamon and nutmeg with a layer of natural marzipan baked into the centre. Marzipan decorates the top, with the traditional 11 balls said to represent the 12 Apostles minus Judas. It is lightly toasted to enhance the nutty flavour of the ground almonds. It comes in a presentation tin and costs £20 from www.megrivers.co.uk