Online orders for Easter eggs are open!
Easter Sunday is on 12 April this year which means that it’s time to start thinking and prepping this choc-fest holiday. As most of us will not be travelling for this long weekend with this year’s terrible circumstances let’s try to make the most of it staying safe at home! After all, isn’t Easter weekend a perfect excuse to spend time with your family to eat chocolate and other sweet treats?
If you are not sure on how you will spend your Easter Sunday at home, wee have got the best idea for you to make this a fun day. Easter wouldn’t really feel authentic if there was no Easter egg-hunt, right? So why not organizing an Easter egg-hunt at home? It’s an excellent way to keep your family entertained. All you need to do now is get your chocolates ready. We’ve got you covered!
At Laurent Bernard Chocolatier,Easter chocolate eggs have no more secrets. Our chocolates are handmade with very refined and carefully selected chocolates from all around the world. Our team is dedicated to prepare the most delicious and best-looking Easter Eggs in town. We offer a large selection of traditional chocolates like our Easter basket Margaret. What a classic! Don’t we all love those hen-shaped chocolates that are taking us back to childhood? Our Easter rabbits are also very popular because they look so adorable. The little ones particularly enjoy them.
For the older ones, why not getting the biggest and most delicious Easter egg of your life? You can’t imagine how much more chocolate is hiding inside each egg. Our beautiful eggs are standing on a base also made of chocolate. With praline or golden leaves, you will find your favorite flavor and design at Laurent Bernard Chocolatier.
Now the question is: How long will you wait until you crack open your Easter egg? It always feels kind of heart breaking to crack the hen and to start eating the chocolate right? We also never know where to start but it’s always a satisfaction once the chocolate melts in our mouth.
With our superb design you’ll want to keep your Easter eggs intact for as long as possible to keep admiring all the details. Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @laurentbernardchocolatier when you crack open your chocolate. We are exited to see the reaction of your little ones when they discover what’s hiding inside!
If you wish to order you can do so directly online and we will deliver to your door.
The first chocolate eggs appeared in France and Germany in the 19th Century, but they were bitter and hard.
As chocolate-making techniques improved, hollow eggs like the ones we have today were developed.
They very quickly became popular and remain a favorite tradition with chocolate-lovers today.
The chocolate Easter egg
The chocolate Easter egg has developed from the simple type wrapped in paper to the beribboned variety wrapped in brightest foil and packed in a box or basket.
The first chocolate Easter eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th Century with France and Germany taking the lead in this new artistic confectionery. A type of eating chocolate had been invented a few years earlier but it could not be successfully moulded. Some early eggs were solid while the production of the first hollow chocolate eggs must have been rather painstaking as the moulds were lined with paste chocolate one at a time!
John Cadbury made his first ‘French eating Chocolate’ in 1842 but it was not until 1875 that the first Cadbury Easter Eggs were made. This may have been because he was not sufficiently impressed with continental eggs to wish to compete with them or because he was too busy with other aspects of his growing business. In fact, progress in the chocolate Easter egg market was very slow until a method was found of making the chocolate flow into the moulds.
The modern chocolate Easter egg with its smoothness, shape and flavour owes its progression to the two greatest developments in the history of chocolate – the invention of a press for separating cocoa butter from the cocoa bean by the Dutch inventor Van Houten in 1828 and the introduction of a pure cocoa by Cadbury Brothers in 1866. The Cadbury process made large quantities of cocoa butter available and this was the secret of making moulded chocolate or indeed, any fine eating chocolate.
The earliest Cadbury chocolate eggs were made of ‘dark’ chocolate with a plain smooth surface and were filled with dragees. The earliest ‘decorated eggs’ were plain shells enhanced by chocolate piping and marzipan flowers.
Decorative skill and variety soon followed and by 1893 there were no less than 19 different lines on the Cadbury Brothers Easter list in the UK. Richard Cadbury’s artistic skill undoubtedly played an important part in the development of the Easter range. Many of his designs were based on French, Dutch and German originals adapted to Victorian tastes. From Germany came the ‘crocodile’ finish which by breaking up the smooth surface, disguised minor imperfections; still used today by some manufacturers, this was the forerunner to the many distinctive finishes now available.