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Your guide to having a fashionable and chocolate-filled Easter is here

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It’s that time of year again when it’s perfectly acceptable to stock up your shopping trolley with chocolate and of course, chocolate related goodies.

We’re all about indulgence and the idea of treating yourself, especially when it’s the mandatory time of the year to do so, being Easter. This festivity only rolls around once a year, so make the most of it this year and relish this holiday in all its glory.

Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth for colourfully wrapped treats, or you enjoy your chocolate intake in the form of beauty products, we’ve compiled a list of the best fashionable and oh-so-chocolatey Easter products to get you in the spirit:


Queen Anne Dark Chocolate Mousse EggsQueen Anne Royal Marshmallow Eggs

Feeling like a mocha hit? Try Queen Anne’s marshmallow eggs, that, in our opinion, are best enjoyed . They come in halves, to help you pace your Easter indulgence (or hey, if you want to eat them all at once, there’s no judgement here!). They’re also gluten free which is a plus..

$15 for 8 halves, from Smith and Caughey’s.


Lush bath bombs and cocoa sugar scrub

Lush Easter bath bombs and cocoa sugar scrubs

Get ready to er, hop into the shower with Lush’s cocoa-sugar scrub bunny bar, golden egg bath bomb melt or this bunny bath bomb; perfect for achieving bright and soft skin and cute to boot.

From $9.50 at Lush stores.



Bennetts 1.1kg Moa Egg

This dapper Easter egg is larger than life, weighing in at an impressive 1.1kg. Bennett’s Chocolates artfully created this giant Easter egg in gourmet milk and dark chocolate and it’s presented on a lush wooden crate for full effect.

$95, from Bennetts.


Butlers Chocolate Large Gift Wrapped Egg

Butlers Chocolate Large Gift Wrapped Egg

Tied with a lavender bow and packed with mini eggs of caramel, dark truffle and vanilla truffle, Butlers’ latest creation is the gift that keeps on giving.

$40, from Butlers Chocolates.


Bohemein chocolate eggsBohemein Sea Salt-Mallow Filled Mini Eggs

Inspired by Bohemein Chocolate’s award-winning sea salt caramels, this cara-mallow egg is rich with flowing caramel and balanced with light vanilla marshmallow, encased in a dark chocolate shell.

$12 pack of 3, from Bohemein Fresh Chocolate.


Whittakers Kiwi Creamy Milk chocolate

Whittaker’s Creamy Milk Chocolate Kiwi

Whittaker’s latest creation offers moulds of deliciously smooth chocolate into an adorable Kiwi – Easter doesn’t get much more “New Zealand” than this! Better yet, 20 cents from each purchase goes to the organisation Kiwis for kiwis to help save our endangered namesake.

Available from all good supermarkets.

READ: Where to find the best hot cross buns in Auckland this Easter


Body Shop soap bunny

The Body Shop bunny shaped soap

100% vegan and fruity scented? We’re all in for The Body Shop’s range of bunny soaps. The perfect Easter treat for when you’ve eaten your weight in chocolate and want to soak in a bath, this soap is a go-to for ultimate Easter relaxation.

$5, from The Body Shop.


Valhrona Chocolate Family
Sabato Valhrona Chocolate Family

This happy family by Valrhona features dark and blond choc figures filled with salted caramel ganache and Dulcey ganache, talk about dreamy.

$16.90, from Sabato.


Ferrero Rocher chocolate squirrel

Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Squirrel 

We didn’t think we could love Ferrero Rocher more than we already did, but they’ve outdone themselves with their latest addition. The newest take brings milk chocolate and hazelnut to life in the form of a cute and decadent squirrel figure.

$5, from all leading supermarkets.


Wellington Chocolate Factory Craft Chocolate Solomons Islands Egg
Wellington Chocolate Factory Craft Chocolate Solomons Islands Egg

The Wellington Chocolate Factory is offering one of its most popular chocolate bars in Easter egg form. We love the artwork of the packing that accompanies the 85% dark fair-trade cocoa egg, making this one a perfect Easter treat.

$9.50, from Wellington Chocolate Factory.


Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer

Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer

A beautiful matte and tanning bronzer that smells exactly like chocolate? Yes, please! Made with 100% real cocoa powder, this bronzer has antioxidant benefits, so we think this most definitely needs to be added to your Easter wishlist.

$52, from Mecca.


Schoc chocolatesSchoc Schocolart chocolate egg

From Schoc’s Chocolate Therapy cottage in Greytown comes a rich dark chocolate egg that is equal parts art and chocolate. The Aura egg is an array of beautiful colours and we think this is probably one of the chicest Easter eggs on the market.

$25.99, from Schoc.


Sokoglam Manuka Honey & Chocolate Body Soap

Sokoglam Manuka Honey & Chocolate Body Soap

Try your best not to eat this body soap, but we don’t blame you if it’s hard to resist the temptation. This body bar has scents of chocolate, honey and shea butter and makes for the perfect all over delicious moisturiser.

$10.90, from Sokoglam.


Hot Cross Bun ginGin Tales Hot Cross Bun Gin

If chocolate isn’t your thing (seriously, what?!) the next best thing is a bottle of finely infused Hot Cross Gin by Gin Tales. It’s made with fresh citrus fruits, sultanas, cinnamon and nutmeg for that unmistakable hot cross bun taste. It’s not available for delivery in New Zealand but if you have friends in the UK, we’re sure they would appreciate this gift (or you could con them into bringing some back).

Approx. NZD$62, Not On The High Street.


Lush chocolate lip scrub

Lush chocolate lip scrub

If you’re all out of Easter eggs but your not ready to give up choccy just yet, the chocolate lip scrub by Lush is the perfect alternative to satisfy your sugary cravings.

$11, from Lush.


Words by: Maxine Fourie
Photos: Supplied

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