I'm torn about chocolate eggs at Easter. Cooper is already a bit of an chocoholic (thanks Grandad), but I don't like him eating too much chocolate. I usually buy him a wee gift instead of an egg at Easter and we make sure we go out and have a fun day out to celebrate instead. I know fine well my parents will buy him an egg and that is quite enough for one small boy.
So you are perhaps goggling at that giant chocolate bunny. Yes, me too! It was sent to me as a thank you. It's Thorntons special Easter gift this year. They do 250g white and milk chocolate versions for £5, but goodness knows how much this monster costs. It comes in at a staggering 1.1kg of chocolate.
Cooper is going to expect to eat this chocolate. Ahhhhhhhhhh!
We've also been enjoying a few other Easter goodies and I've been looking around the web for something to buy for Cooper instead of more chocolate. Have a look at the selection I've put together.
Will you be going chocolate crazy this Easter?
1. Alex Clark Rooster Dinner Plate £5 from Amazon with free delivery
I love these rooster plates by Alex Clark. I don't think I could just keep them for Easter though. You will see from the photos further on that I have already started using one as a cake plate. Just gorgeous!
2. M&S Simnel Cake £12 can be ordered online (Food to Order) for collection in store or check your local M&S
We tucked into this one today as my in-laws are over from Cyprus and won't be here for Easter. My father-in-law really enjoyed the cake with his coffee. The fruit cake was moist and rich, just as I like it, but I'm not overly fond of marzipan, so this isn't one for me. Great to have on standby for any guests who may drop by on Easter weekend.
3. Neapolitan Egg Sandwich £8.50 Hotel Chocolat
A more reasonably sized piece of Easter chocolate from Hotel Chocolat. Creamy strawberry white chocolate and dreamy vanilla white chocolate, sandwiched between two halves of a milk chocolate egg and topped with zingy strawberry pieces. AND IT'S ALL MINE!!!! I am NOT sharing this with anyone. If anyone goes near it they will be in deep trouble!
4. Raffia Easter Basket £4 Paperchase
This would be great for carrying your decorated eggs on Easter Sunday morning. You know when they are all beautiful before they are rolled down a muddy hill.
5. Nodding Chick £2.50 Paperchase
Isn't that the cutest thing? I have to have few of these. They come in a white and yellow duck and a cute little bunny.
6. Magnum Easter Egg £8
A thick magnum chocolate egg with 3 magnum chocolate bars filled with vanilla truffle. What can I say but yum!
Mini Milk Egg £6
A Mini Milk chocolate Easter Egg and 4 Mini Milk Chocolate lollypops with a whipped middle all packaged in a van. I am steering my parents towards this one for Cooper.
7. Grow Yourself Mini Garden Egg Kit £12.95 notonthehightreet.com
This is a great non-chocolate Easter gift for kids. The seeds are already in the soil in the eggs, you just crack the top of the large, life-like eggs. Choose from a prickly cactus, spicy red peppers, petunia flowers, wild strawberry's, lavender and basil! What a brilliant idea!
Cooper is Disney Cars and Planes Crazy. Our house if full of those little smiling vehicles. So for him and little boys like him this is the perfect Easter gift and hours of fun. He is going to be so excited unwrapping this on Easter morning and who knows it may even take this mind of chocolate.
9. M&S Easter Chocolate Nest Cake £10 can be ordered online (Food to Order) for collection in store or check your local M&S
Cooper and I have already tucked into this one. It's moist and chocolatey just how it should be. It's filled and covered with chocolate buttercream and a nest of chocolate strands and finished with chocolate mini eggs. It's glorious and you couldn't get a better chocolate cake for Easter weekend. Highly recommended!
10. Chalk and Tees Bunny Chalkboard T-Shirt £19 notonthehighstreet.com
What a cool idea. A t-shirt with a chalkboard bunny on the front. Fun and messy, just perfect for kids.
I hope you enjoyed my roundup of Easter fun. Are you doing anything special on Easter Weekend?
Disclosure: I was sent some of these products to try, the other I searched for to include in m roundup. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.