The supermarket promises “an eggs-traordinary Easter range that will make you look twice.”
While there can be no doubt that this is set to be one of the strangest Easter celebrations we’ll ever experience, shops are stocking a range of products they hope will distract us from the present lockdown and bring smiles to the faces of families up and down the country.
Kate Kind, confectionery product developer at Waitrose, said: “This Easter we’re offering shoppers our most playful and colourful creations to date.
“In this year’s collection, we’ve focused on the art of illusion – a play on the unexpected, and the trend for fruity confectionery.”
She added: “We hope that shoppers will have as much fun tasting these treats as we had creating them.”
From chocolate hen’s eggs that might initially have you reaching for an egg cup or poaching pod, to a spring lemon almost indistinguishable from the fruit itself, their range is full of surprises.
Heston’s Eggstraordinary Chocolate Hen’s Eggs
The master of irresistible invention, Heston Blumenthal is back with his new Eggstraordinary Chocolate Hen’s Eggs.
Whilst they may look like they could be enjoyed on toast, closer inspection reveals the eggs have been created from white chocolate and house a soft, two-tone banoffee centre.
Crack open the delectable delights to reveal layers of fresh banana purée ganache and dark chocolate caramel ganache.
Continuing with the theme of illusion, the Spring Lemon – complete with a leaf as if it’s just been plucked from a tree – looks like it’s ready to be sliced and squeezed.
A surprising Easter treat, zesty lemon flavours fuse with smooth and creamy white chocolate for a unique sweet, yet citrusy flavour.
And the rest…
For a grown-up upgrade to a traditional Easter egg hunt, the Heston from Waitrose Eggstraordinary Speckled Eggs are back by popular demand.
At first sight, these blue speckled mini eggs might not look like anything out of the ordinary, however chocoholics will be delighted to find a delicious fleur de sel caramel filling.
Other Easter showstoppers include the irresistible hand-decorated Squiggle Eggs, available in three delicious flavours including: Dark Chocolate and Orange, White Chocolate with Raspberry and Milk Chocolate with Salted Caramel.
Younger shoppers can take a walk on the wild side with friendly-faced chocolate animals; a White Chocolate Elephant and a Milk Chocolate Lion.