Oh hey! Is it just me or is Easter kind of under rated as a public holiday? It comes in a pretty close second after Christmas for me. Why? Because its primary marker is food, obv. A four day weekend that often includes families getting round the table to eat a big old hunk of meat then gorge themselves on chocolate, it is so my style. Easter also marks a whole year since I started Cate in the Kitchen, my how time flies! I’ve got such a special giveaway coming really soon so keep your eyes peeled. In the mean time, here’s a few things I’ve picked out this Easter – you could rush out and buy them right now, or give it a couple days and go pick em up in the sales. I’m just saying… #halfpricechocolate.
Easter Eggs for Grownups
All of the chocolate shops bring it so hard at Easter, there’s been some really weird concepts this year (I’m looking at you pot noodle, and you marmite) which I refuse to include. I love the idea of Montezuma’s eco egg, stripping back all that packaging is something I’d love to see more of!
Hotel Chocolat Dark Egg & Soldiers //Lindt Gold Bunny Luxury Egg // £7 Montezuma’s Organic Milk and Butterscotch Eco Egg //£15 James Chocolates Cow Easter Egg £15 //Prestat Marc de Champagne Truffle Easter Egg // £7.99 Booja Booja Banoffee Toffee Easter Egg
Easter Eggs for Kids
Some of these things – nay, all of these things – are just the cutest. Forgive me for being oh-s0-mainstream and including the creme egg box but it was a firm favourite for me as a kid – and still is now! I think my favourite of the lot has got to be that white chocolate sheep, sweetest illustration of the year award, Waitrose know what they’re doing.
Waitrose Belgian White Chocolate Egg & Jelly Beans £4 Farhi String Carrot with Milk Chocolate Eggs £4.50 Prestat Colour Crazy Mini Eggs £8.95 Charbonnel et Walker Mini Eggs £7.50 Cadbury’s Creme Egg Easter Egg (available in all supermarkets for a few squid)
Treats Without the Chocolate
An essential. Not everyone likes chocolate and some people – god save ’em – are on a diet, but that doesn’t mean you should turn up to their house for a leg of lamb empty handed.
John Lewis egg shaped candles £4 // Marks and Spencer easter bunny mug £7.60 // Lakeland egg basket £18.99 // Paperchase carrot spoon and fork set £12.50 // Meri Meri Easter range in-store at Selfridges
What are your plans this Easter?
Are you baking a special cake? Hosting dinner for the first time? I want to hear all about it!