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The Good Guide to Easter

Treat yourself or your loved ones this Easter holiday with these indulgent gifts and experiences. Because what’s a long weekend without a bit of sweetener?

Gifts galore

Boutique store The Chocolate Bar specialises in ethically traded and high-quality chocolate delivered to your door. 

There’s an array of Easter chocolate to drool over. If you can’t decide, we recommend the Easter Gift Box, featuring the flavours Gingerbread, Hot Cross Bun, Cranachan Milk Chocolate (honey, oats, raspberries and whisky) and Cinnamon & Raisin Milk Chocolate. 

Adults-only

For those in Wellington, why not indulge in an adults-only Easter treat at the waterfront favourite St John’s Bar and Eatery

Serving up Eggspresso Martinis, the boozy cocktail is made with vanilla vodka, Kahlua coffee liqueur, cold brew coffee and served in a hollow chocolate egg atop whipped cream. The Easter Bunny has most certainly outdone himself! 

Slow-baked cake in a jar

Indulge in a slow-baked cake this Easter with Sweet Talk’s signature cake jars. There’s a variety of seasonal flavours to choose from, all involving gelato-like meringue-based buttercream. 

We have our eye on the S’mores Cake Jar, which features layers of rich chocolate artisan cake, couverture chocolate ganache, marshmallow fluff and graham cracker cookie crumb. Yes, please!

Egg-clusive afternoon tea

The Easter Bunny has teamed up with Park Hyatt Auckland to bring you an Afternoon Tea menu featuring Easter delicacies like a toasted hot cross bun, milk chocolate & confit pear choux, spiced butternut & bitter honeycomb tart, and a moist walnut cake with burnt vanilla cream and caramelised white chocolate ganache – the latter being a special collaboration with Giapo!

Served from 31 March to 4 April 2021, you can book online here.

A vegan Easter

In celebration of a vegan Easter, Lush’s new range will refresh and rejuvenate you over the long weekend with its sweet array of soaks and suds. 

From the lustrous Golden Egg Bath Bomb Melt to the delightful Funfetti Cake Lip Scrub, you’ll feel so treated you may even forget about the chocolate! 

Support the Kiwi

A classic New Zealand favourite (and ethically-made), we love Whittaker’s Chocolate Kiwis, available in either Five Roll Refined Creamy Milk or 50% dark chocolate.

They’re the perfect treat for those wanting to support a great cause, with 20c from every Chocolate Kiwi bought going to Kiwis for Kiwi and their kiwi breeding programme. 

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