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Sweet treats to indulge in this Easter

The hunt for Easter bakes, cakes, and eggs is over.

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Fontaine Cheng
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Not that we need an excuse to treat ourselves these days, because let’s face it, if there was ever a time to deserve a little joy, it is definitely now. Plus, how can you resist a warm fluffy hot cross bun, or a sweet bunny, chocolate egg or chick? So, here it is, a list of the best treats in town for Easter and if you get through it all, I promise there will be no egg puns, even though I make cracking good ones. Ahem, starting now.

RECOMMENDED: Those looking to make a meal out of it can also check out the best Easter menus in the city too.

Best treats in Hong Kong to indulge in this Easter

Plantin Kaviari
Photograph: Courtesy Plantin Kaviari

Plantin Kaviari

Bringing the finest French culinary brands to tables across Hong Kong and Macau since 2009, online retail shop Plantin Kaviari presents an exquisite spread this season. Chocolate lovers will enjoy French brand Valrhona’s Easter eggs and treats filled with luscious dark ganache, milk chocolate, white praline, dulcey chocolate, and strawberry – all of which are available in limited quantities and can be pre-ordered for delivery from March 30. For further indulgence, Plantin’s crunchy pearls of milk and dark chocolate are infused with black truffle, while Kaviari offers ‘Easter eggs’ in the form of Kristal caviar as part of their bundles for a superbly luxurious Easter and are now available with 10 percent off the regular prices.

Order online plantinkaviari.hk

Charbonnel et Walker
Photograph: Courtesy Charbonnel et Walker

Charbonnel et Walker

British chocolatier Charbonnel et Walker does it again for Easter with a series of limited-edition chocolates for the season. The sweets will be available at their pop-up store at The Murray hotel, flower-cart at Prince’s Building, and online store. From hand-moulded Easter eggs packed with signature truffles ($488); egg-shaped boxes filled with their dark and milk chocolate selection ($588); classic Pink Marc de Champagne mini truffle eggs ($388); a limited-edition Peter Rabbit Charbonnel et Walker milk and white chocolates book box ($198); an Easter chick ($198) filled with mini Easter eggs and much more, this is Easter done elegantly. 

Order online charbonnel.com.hk

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It’s all about spring for Venchi’s new Easter collection with highlights including the Mediterraneo ($350) which celebrates a vibrant spring in the Mediterranean with white chocolate, pistachio and candied lemon zest; a gourmet 75 percent eChocoviar egg ($390) adorned with crunchy cocoa pearls; and Venchi’s dried fruits egg collection in which chocolate eggs come with toasted Piedmont hazelnuts, almonds, or salted dried fruits ($510). Other items include chocolate puppies ($95), bunnies ($150), and little hens ($95), among other Easter-themed items.

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Who’d have thought that Easter could be guilt-free? Well it can, thanks to The Cakery. Their vegan chocolate Easter egg collection includes a large spring-inspired ombre yellow egg ($588) with 24 shimmery easter eggs inside, and a jar packed with small bite-size Easter eggs ($268) with freeze-dried raspberry and white chocolate. The vegan picnic basket ($618) is another great option for celebrating Easter and comes with vegan savory bites, sandwiches, salads and freshly baked sweets including lemon and chocolate tarts, cupcakes and more. Complete the meal with organic sodas or add on a bottle of vegan wine (additional $128). Those who return the basket will be refunded $30.

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Dating back to the 12th Century, these soft, brioche-like, sticky and spiced loaves are the quintessential treat for Easter. Best eaten warm, Dang Wen Li’s hot cross buns ($168/six pieces) are light, bouncy, and combined with cinnamon, orange, raisins, and candied lemon, before baked until golden brown and coated lightly with a cinnamon star anise glaze – perfect for tea time this Easter.

Nina Patisserie
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Nina Patisserie

Nina Hospitality, which was rebranded from L’hotel Group, also recently launched their new pastry online shop called Nina Patisserie. Their baked signatures include light and buttery Nina palmiers ($128) and a series of Nina Napoleon cakes ($45/individual; $338/1lb; $668/2lb) which piles high crispy puff pastry, creamy custard, and refreshing fruit. They also have a selection of Easter bunny cakes made with passion fruit and white chocolate mousse or mango and milk chocolate mousse. 

Order online eshop.ninahotelgroup.com

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Upgrading their signature candy cubes for Easter, Beverly Hills-based confectionery brand Sugarfina amp up the cuteness for spring with florals and colourful packaging filled with sweets including rich and crunchy Robin's egg caramels ($88), adorable little bunny tails ($88), and baby butterflies ($88). There is also an Easter buddies tasting collection with seasonal treats, and a two-piece candy bento box filled with cotton candies and milk chocolate marshmallow eggs for when you are too spoiled for choice and can’t decide.

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Be it chocolate or hot cross buns, popular butcher and grocer Feather & Bone have you covered this Easter. Chef Mick’s classic hot cross buns ($20/one; $68/four; $100/six), which are exclusively available until April 5, are lightly spiced and best enjoyed with a nice spread like honey or salted butter, which the store stocks too. Or for those who prefer chocs, they also carry L’Atelier du Chocolat’s Easter eggs which are filled with 70 percent cacao and crunchy almond hazelnut praline. Plus, kids that visit the stores and spot the Easter bunny hidden somewhere within the grocer’s shelves will win a little Chocolate Easter egg. Let’s the hunt begin!

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  • Central

For Easter, La Viña has joined forces with Hong Kong’s sweetheart actress Grace Chan to create an exclusive set of confections which include a spring rendition of their signature burnt basque cheesecake. The Japanese inspired yuzu and red bean cheesecake ($368/6in; $38/3in) is infused with zesty yuzu peel and juice and red bean from Hokkaido, and then topped with an egg nest made from chocolate and yuzu cremeux. They also have a floral Japanese sakura cheesecake ($308/6in; $48/3in) made using Tea WG’s fragrant cherry blossom Ivory Palace tea, a carrot cake ($198/4in) with crunchy walnuts dresses as an Easter bunny or a bunny tail, and a picnic bread basket ($168) made up of classic hot cross buns, chick buns filled with Smoke & Barrel’s pulled pork, and a jar of housemade jam. The items are available until 5 April in stores, the IFC pop-up, and online.

Order online order.lavina.hk 

Cookie Smiles
Photograph: Courtesy Cookie Smiles

Cookie Smiles

Homegrown social enterprise Cookie Smiles, which comes under the Edible Artists Global Academy Association, is offering cookies for both humans and dogs this Easter. Their ‘Blessed Easter’ cookies come as egg-shaped shortbread decorated with icing and sprinkles ($80 for a set of two) while their Woof Twisters ($80 per 200g pack) are all-natural and nutritious snacks. Both types of cookies are baked by disadvantaged bakers and help to support the local community with 20 percent of the group’s annual profits going towards the Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association, Splash Foundation, and the SPCA.

Order online cookiesmiles.com.hk

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