Chocoholic’s Dream Come True – Easter Shopping Guide 2014

Chocoholic's Dream Come TRUE!

Chocoholic’s Dream Come TRUE!

Hello My Dearest Readers :) Are you all ready for Easter? Have you done your Easter shopping? Bought chocolates for all your loved ones? If you’re lost for ideas or want to get something something special, this blog post is for you! I’ve always wanted to do an Easter Shopping Guide, because I love going around to different chocolatiers and see what they have to offer. I am one lucky girl because Mr Bao spoiled me and took me chocolate shopping and asked me to pick one or two things I wanted. A few chocolate companies such as Sisko and Ganache was also very kind and sent me some of their Easter range to try ~ I hope this guide will help give you some ideas and help you find the perfect gift!

Round Egg with point beak $22

Round Egg with pointy beak $22

Let’s start with the chocolate from Sisko Chocolate, I met Christina last year at an event, and I promised I was going to visit her. It took me a while but I finally paid her a visit and checked out her Easter range, she was so kind to give these products to me as a gift for this blog post. She gave me a Roung Egg with a little pointy beak and also a flat egg. I find her designs more modern and abstract which would appeal to adults more and she only uses the best chocolate she can source, and her favourite is from Spain :)

Flat Egg Medium $12

Flat Egg Medium $12

I don’t think I’ve seen any other place that do a flat egg for Easter, it’s definitely a more mature take to the average Easter egg. The eggs come in white, milk and dark chocolate with a range of patterns to choose from. Christina explained that these patterns are made from sugar and are all printed in France, where they then transfer it onto the chocolate.

Sisko Chocolate
330 Auburn Rd,
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 10 – 6, Sat: 10 – 3
PH: (03) 9818 5772
Website: http://www.siskochocolate.com.au/

Large Chocolate Bunny $20

Large Chocolate Bunny $20

On our recent trip to Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-Creamery, Mr Bao bought this large cute bunny for me and said that we sort of look alike… ummm not sure if that’s a compliment but hey it’s chocolate so I forgive him :P Sorry guys but Mr Bao lost the receipt so we’re not sure if it’s actually $20 but we remember it’s around that price range.

Medium Easter Egg $10

Medium Easter Egg $10

I also bought this medium sized Easter egg with pretty yellow and orange lines through it for my little nephew Aden who’s coming to visit next week (super excited!). I bought him the milk chocolate because he’s not a fan of dark chocolate yet hehe. They have a lot of free events and Easter egg hunt down at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie so if you don’t have anything planned over the long weekend, would be a good place to take the little people :D

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice-Creamery
35 Old Healesville Road
(cnr Melba Highway)
Yarra Glen Victoria
Opening Times: Every day (except Christmas) 9am-5pm
PH: (03) 9730 2777
Website: http://www.yvci.com.au/

The B&P Easter Bunny $28

The B&P Easter Bunny $28

I am a huge fan of Burch and Purchese and they had some super cute things in their Easter range this year. I had a hard time choosing what I wanted the B&P Bunny or the Pablo Easter penguin, my friend Siok suggested the bunny because it was cuter. Actually, it’s so cute I’m not sure I want to eat it!

Burch and Purchese 
647 Chapel Street 
South Yarra VIC 3141
Opening Times: Every Day 10am-6pm
PH: (03) 9827 7060
Website: http://www.burchandpurchese.com/

Ganache Easter Range 2014

Ganache Easter Range 2014                                                                                                                            Traditional Bunny – $16                                                                                                                                             Easter Egg filled with Chocolate $25                                                                                                                     Frau Austria Bunny $25                                                                                                                                       Mini Bunny $4

Mr Bao actually took me chocolate shopping at Ganache first where we picked up the Traditional Bunny and Easter egg filled with Ganache chocolates. Which is actually one of my favourites this Easter, because I think it’s so nice to have the chocolate truffles first and then you slowly make you way through to the Easter egg hehe

Easter Egg with Chocolates $

Easter Egg with Chocolates $25

Coincidentally, that week Sian and Arno emailed me and said that they had a little Easter bag for me. They’re always so nice and generous. I missed the Frau Austria Bunny, which has such a regal look ~ And for those on a diet maybe you’ll like one of the mini Easter bunnies instead? :) If you do pop down Ganache, you must must must have my favourite classic Belgian hot chocolate!

Ganache Chocolate 
South Yarra Store
250 Toorak Road, South Yarra
Opening Times: Mon-Thu 9am-8pm, Fri-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm
PH: (03) 9804 7485

Collin St Store
245 Collin St, Melbourne
Opening Times: Mon-Thur 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-10pm, Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-6pm
Website: https://www.ganache.com.au

Easter Collection Tin $29

Easter Collection Tin $29

There is a Lindt store just a couple stores down from Ganache on Collin St, so Mr Bao picked up an Easter Collection Tin for me :) It has a good range of Easter eggs, mini bunnies and the more adorable carrots made out of chocolate. A great Easter gift for a whole family to share.

Lindt Australia
They have 4 stores – Chadstone, Collin St, Chapel St and Southgate
Please check website fore more details 

271 Collin St, Melbourne
Opening Times: Mon-Wed 9am-6pm, Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6:30pm
PH: (03) 9667 0900
Website: http://www.lindt.com.au

Half Dark Chocolate Egg - Dark Almonds $22.50

Half Dark Chocolate Egg – Dark Almonds $22.50

We then went to a more traditional Australian Chocolate brand which is also my sister Win Win’s favourite Haigh’s chocolate, where we bought this half dark chocolate Easter egg filled with dark chocolate coated almonds. A similar egg as the one from Ganache, it’s like an Easter egg that keeps giving, because you need to get through the chocolate almonds before you eat the actual egg. We have since gave this Easter egg to Mr Bao’s mum and she’s really enjoying it :)

Haigh’s Chocolates
They have multiple stores across Australia please visit their website for more information.
I went to the Hawthorn Store
715 Glenferrie Road,
Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122
Opening Times: Mon-Tue 8:30am-7pm, Wed 8:30am-8pm, Thur 8:30am-9pm, Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8:30am-2pm
PH: (03) 9819 5000
Website: http://www.haighschocolates.com.au

Hollow chocolate egg $15 and Chocolate soft boiled egg $9

Hollow chocolate egg $15 and Chocolate soft boiled egg $9

Last but not least, we bought some traditional hallow Easter eggs from Cacao, they came in 3 colours which I assume to be white chocolate (yellow eggs), milk chocolate and dark chocolate in the middle. But what really impressed me was the little soft boiled egg made out of chocolate. It looks super real from a far!

Cacao

I’m definitely keeping this soft boiled egg to myself :) I haven’t eaten it yet, but I’m pretty sure it’s made out of white chocolate and colouring is mixed into to make that yellow yolk.

Cacao Fine Chocolate & Patisserie
They have a few stores around Melbourne, please visit their website for more information.
I went to the Doncaster store closest to me
Westfield Doncaster 1st Floor, Kiosk 107
619 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster East
Opening Times: Mon-Wed 9am-5:30pm, Thur-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm
PH: (03) 9840 2269
Website: http://cacao.com.au

Now that’s a wrap guys! Really hope you liked this Easter chocolate shopping guide and it will help you in anyway. I’ve had such a ball going around buying the chocolate and of course eating it! But sharing is caring so I will be giving some of these chocolates away to my favourite people :)

Wishing you all a very happy, safe and chocolate filled Easter!!!

Except for Ganache and Sisko Chocolates, all chocolates were individually paid for thanks Mr Bao :D 

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22 thoughts on “Chocoholic’s Dream Come True – Easter Shopping Guide 2014

  1. andy1076 April 16, 2014 at 10:18 pm Reply

    ooooooooooh…….chocolate heaven indeed and so cute!! :)

  2. Sandie @ AppleBee Lane April 16, 2014 at 10:35 pm Reply

    That large chocolate Bunny from the Yarra Valley is just too cute for words!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2014 at 1:01 pm Reply

      Hahha I’m actually not a huge fan of the Yarra Valley bunny looks sort of too big and scary to me haha

  3. charliedelta67 April 17, 2014 at 3:13 am Reply

    Oh wow that’s a lot of chocolate! Love the B&P bunny!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2014 at 1:02 pm Reply

      Me too :) it’s so pretty that I don’t even want to eat it hehe

  4. mrbaobao April 17, 2014 at 6:41 am Reply

    Now! thanks for eating all the Easter chocolates and share with the whole world!! Hahaha~
    My personal favourite so far is Haigh’s half-egged almond chocolate coz I love almond coated with dark chocolate so I am biased man!!

    Anyway, Happy Easter everyone!!!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2014 at 1:02 pm Reply

      Wow what a surprised to see you leave a comment hehe :) I like the Haighs chocolate too with the almond but to be fair we haven’t tried it all!

  5. Keren April 17, 2014 at 5:46 pm Reply

    Oh wow, I am definitely going to have to check out Sisko and Cacao now!!

    A word of warning, we went to Yarra Valley C&IC last year at Easter and it’s a mad house over the weekend! Don’t get me wrong, if you have kids it’s probably great but we really enjoy our quieter (comparatively) visits more.

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2014 at 1:03 pm Reply

      Yes you do :) Must must must go to Sisko they are awesome and they have some amazing products! Haha I totally agree with you about Yarra Valley it gets so busy….can’t even breathe!

  6. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella April 17, 2014 at 6:09 pm Reply

    This post is so fitting for you Daisy, the sweets queen! I hope you have a chocolate filled Easter! :D

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2014 at 1:04 pm Reply

      Hahhaa yes definitely :) it’s so so me and I’m thinking of doing even more posts like this hehe

  7. Choc Chip Uru April 18, 2014 at 6:38 am Reply

    Great chocolate list – how heavenly :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  8. hotlyspiced April 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm Reply

    What an excellent selection. I’m trying to work out which one I would want most. It’s such a difficult choice but I think the bunny with the cute face for $20 is my pick. I hate to confess, but I haven’t bought a single egg! I’ll be lucky to get anything decent as tomorrow is the last shopping day and I’m staying in in the morning to make hot cross buns and then I’m hitting the shops for a last minute desperate dash and I do worry what will be left over! xx

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2014 at 1:07 pm Reply

      Awww doesn’t matter Charlie :) i’m sure your kids especially the two teenages and now Archie is 21 an adult he wouldn’t mind too much whether he gets chocolate hehe

  9. Ling April 23, 2014 at 9:01 am Reply

    OOOH The cacao ones are so cute!

  10. GourmetGetaways (@GourmetGetaway) April 26, 2014 at 10:21 pm Reply

    Oh what a glorious range of chocolates! I can’t even tell you which were my favourites there were too many!! The flat printed egg was very beautiful but I think I like the idea of the filled ones in the egg carton too!

  11. tech.libresoft.es June 7, 2014 at 8:03 am Reply

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