13 April 2014

Easter Egg or Not?

 

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.



36 comments:

  1. A lovely Easter collection of goodies. Cooper looks very pleased with his giant Easter Bunny.

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    1. He is, but if he thinks he is eating all that he is very much mistaken!

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  2. Oh my that is one huge chocolate bunny. Almost as big as Cooper!

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    1. I know, I couldn't believe it when it arrived.

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  3. Interesting dilemma. We've pretty much not bought eggs for each other for the last few years but I've been creme egg crazy this weekend so I've had my fill and probably won't bother next weekend. Maybe give the big egg away to charity?

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    1. I could do, but I think there would be a lot of tears. Lets see if he notices first, maybe I will edge it out of his sight then figure it out. Maybe children's ward or something. Although there are so many rules these days. I might take it into work and let the children devour it.

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  4. That bunny is almost as big as Cooper!! I would have gone mad for that as a kid :D Loving that rooster plate as well, so cute.

    I always try not to go overboard at Easter re: chocolate and buy a few nice things for folks and us at home. Our supermarkets have sales just before Easter though, so it's very hard not to stock up!

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    1. I know it i a bit of a temptation. I don't remember getting a lot of eggs as a child, I think some of my aunties gave money instead of eggs.

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  5. I have dropped more than enough hints that I would like a dark chocolate egg from Hotel Chocolat. :)

    We're actually on an extended family holiday for the Easter weekend with Mr K's brother's family, their mum and my sister-in-law's mum. Really looking forward to it!

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    1. That sounds like a lovely way to spend Easter weekend. I hope the dark egg arrives too. Unfortunately I will be working Friday, Saturday and Monday Easter weekend :(

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  6. I am with you on buying chocolate for Easter. I will be getting the grandchildren a gift instead because I know they will be getting enough chocolate from everyone else!

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    1. That's the thing, it's weighing up how much they will be bought from the rest of the family.

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  7. That rooster plate is really pretty. Our youngest boy has four older brothers and sisters so he always has far too much chocolate at easter - we break it up and put it in tupperware boxes and let him have a little each day, it lasts for months.

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  8. That is one monster of a chocolate Easter bunny! Growing up in Canada we used to get solid 1lb chocolate bunnies from our grandparents for Easter. I've never seen them for sale here in the UK; they're always hollow for some reason. Still, if you're not wanting that bunny feel free to send it my way! ;)

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    1. Wow they must have been amazing. I like the hollow ones but think it is a shame if you break it open and their is nothing inside. Putting it separate in the box just isn't the same.

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  9. I'm a real sucker for chocolate eggs and find Easter time a good excuse for eating unreasonable (silly!) amount of them :)

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    1. Just as well you don't have that giant bunny then Sylvia, haha!

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  10. That Easter bunny is huuuuuuuuuuge, Goodness. I think my lot are getting face paint and dvd's

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  11. Good chocolate is wasted on kids. Tell him he can have a Thorntons bunny when he's 25!

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    1. Haha, you may have something there Hayley :)

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  12. A great collection of easter goodies. I love the egg seedlings, how fun. GG

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    1. I know I love them too. A great alternative to an Easter egg.

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  13. Ooooh that M&S nest cake looks incredible!! Lovely round-up Jac :) Sugar sends my boys nuts so i'm trying to clamp down a bit this Easter and ration it a bit. We do an Easter egg hunt in the garden with those little hollow eggs in coloured foil, which they absolutely love. We usually have to reset the trail two or three times as they love doing it so much!!! We *may* snaffle some of their eggs once they've gone to bed to prevent chocolate overload ;-)

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    1. The choc cake is gorgeous! All that lovely chocolate buttercream. I love the idea of your hunt. I may have Cooper do a hunt in the garden for those little fluffy chicks or something like that. Or actually maybe a dinosaur hunt and have a dinosaur egg hidden, now he'd love that!

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  14. That bunny is absolutely enormous Jac, no wonder Cooper is pleased. Easter was one of the few times of the year I was allowed chocolate, so I still get rather excited by it. Those little Egglings look rather fun though.

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  15. ooh I love the chocolate nest cake. And I am with you - too much chocolate at Easter, though hard to deny kids a little treat! love the egglings too!

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    1. I know, it is an exciting time for them, but there's just too much chocolate around.

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  16. HUGE bunny! Lucky Cooper and I love the final two in the round up - the M&S nest cake - that's clever - and the bunny t-shirt! Have a fab Easter Jac! x

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    1. They are both great choices for Easter Ren.

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  17. A GREAT selection, but the winner for me was that GIANT Rabbit that Cooper is holding! LOL! Such a GREAT photo too! Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen, you can see from his cheeky smile how pleased he is with himself.

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  18. Tom doesn't want chocolate - he is more of a fruit man. Somehow. He is however hoping very much for the Lego movie game on the PS3 - at £36!!!!
    He's getting chocolate!

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    1. Haha, quite right. It's great that he loves fruit so much though.

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