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Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate

Because...Easter.

Written by Laura Kingston
Published 20.03.2021

La Chocolatrice

It’s no secret that team HLN is a huge fan of La Chocolatrice. Our editor Laura and La Chocolatrice founder Zoë both set up their businesses at the same time in November 2019 and have followed each other’s journey since the beginning. 
 
Zoë lived in France for four years where she spent some time studying, and sampling, Patisserie and Chocolate.  Chocolate is an important part of French culture and in most towns in France, there is a Chocolaterie or chocolate shop. The one she used to visit was magical and in La Chocolatrice, Zoë hopes to have captured a small part of that magic to share with us. This Easter, she has a gorgeous range including bunny bars and hand-painted Easter eggs. 

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The Berry Bunny - £4.50

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Hand-Painted Easter egg - £7.50

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The Yummy Bunny - £4.50

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The Artsy Bunny - £4.50

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The Crummy bunny (dairy-free) - £4.50

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The Bouncy Bunny - £4.50

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Hannah Rose Chocolatier 

Hannah is a talented chef with a serious passion for all things chocolate. She is currently working as a chef at the fantastic (and Michelin starred) Black Swan in Oldstead, by Tommy Banks. Luckily for us chocolate lovers, she put this immense talent into creating chocolate masterpieces during time out of work (ah, pandemic). Working as a chef for a top restaurant and also opening her own business, all at age 21, is pretty impressive. Her chocolates are selling out each time, and with only a limited number available, we really advise ordering ASAP! Each chocolate is handcrafted and filled by hand. Hannah uses only the best ingredients – fresh produce, local fruits and foraged herbs. These eggs are an Easter masterpiece and a definite HLN top choice. FYI – Eggs are collection only from North Yorkshire – York, Thirsk or Harrogate (and London) – drop Hannah a message if you are near these areas and want to see if Hannah has any flexibility. The chocolate boxes can be posted. 

Rose Gold Easter Egg – £26.00. Collection from Thirsk, York or Harrogate. (also London – enquire for info)

Scarlett Easter Egg – £27.50. Collection from Thirsk, York or Harrogate. (also London – enquire for info)

Signature Collection – £21.00. Delivery or collection available.

Salted Caramel bars – £8.50. Delivery or collection.

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Studio 28 Patisserie

Studio 28 Patisserie, based at Hoults Yard, is a patisserie and chocolate business owned and run by Naomi Longfield. To find out more about her journey, read the interview we did with her earlier this year, here.

This year’s Easter collection is BEAUTIFUL, with a range of white, milk and dark treats from eggs to buttons and bonbons. 

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Bobbie's Brownies - The 3 Pack - £18.99

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Honeywell Biscuit Co - Easter Milkshake Kit - £15.00

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Strazzant - Make-at-Home Sicilian Pistachio Cake Kit Hamper - £34.00

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Pistachio & White Chocolate Colomba Gift Box - £29.99

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Careless Collection - Caramelised White Chocolate bars - £15.00

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Fiasconaro x Dolce & Gabbana Strawberry & Chocolate Colomba - £44.99

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Fenwick 

From a handcrafted burrowing bunny to a box of fudge-filled scotch eggs, the Fenwick Easter collection has an egg for everyone. 

Burrowing Bunny – £8.99

Milk Chocolate Eggs with Oozy Yolks – £11.99

Decorated Chocolate Quail Eggs – £8.99

Fudge-filled Scotch Eggs – £9.99

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Cutter & Squidge - Cookies and Cream vegan egg - £19.99

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Cutter & Squidge - Chocolate Easter Cake - £29.90

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The Bottled Baking Co - Mini Egg Cookie Kit - £9.99

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Lakrids - Banana Liquorice Egg - £24.00

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Coco - Golden Hen Eggs - £14.95

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Play-in-Choc - Rabbit Gift Set - £15.00

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