Easter Chocolate Treats

Flying cars, rubber ducks and French frogs are what we're going to be biting into this Easter to satisfy our chocolate cravings.

Paris's famous Hôtel de Crillon has unveiled a break in tradition with the hotel's talented pastry chef creating a smashing treat for Easter. The dark chocolate egg sees the hotel's iconic D.S. car break through it, creating an original Easter egg filled with mini praline chocolate Easter eggs.

French chocolatier Maison Caffet is renowned for its praline chocolate and as a Living Heritage Company, the maison never disappoints. This year Maison Caffet is putting on a spread of chicks, hens and eggs all filled with the house's creamy praline chocolate made with Piedmont hazelnut.

Inspired by traditional Moroccan pottery the Royal Mansour hotel in Marrakesh has created an edible work of ceramic art. Made entirely with milk chocolate and decorated with dark chocolate to create the fine details of the hand-painted terracotta-inspired Easter egg, the trompe-l'oeil pot also holds mini praline chocolates inside.

French pastry chef Christophe Adam, famous for his multi-flavoured eclairs, is celebrating Easter this year with a giant rubber duck. The edible chocolate duck weighs in at almost one kilo and is made with smooth milk chocolate and covered in creamy white chocolate.

A chocolate explosion bursting with caramelised almonds and hazelnuts is offered this year by pastry chef extraordinaire Philippe Conticini. The traditional egg-shaped Easter chocolate is a milk chocolate and praline delight waiting to be cracked.

Sweeping traditional eggs, rabbits and hens to the side, Fauchon is celebrating this Easter with friendly frogs. The international gourmet food mecca is bringing its French roots to the festivities this year with creamy milk chocolate and smooth dark chocolate.

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