On a holiday known as the “moveable feast,” perhaps one of the greatest movements being made is the one from your couch to the Easter basket on your kitchen counter. Because, with the celebration of the end of Lent, it’s only fitting that our focus turns to how many of the little morsels in our wicker baskets we can devour before our little cousin gets his grubby, marker-stained hands on them. Here, we’ve compiled the best Easter specials and treats from the top shops, coast-to-coast. Whether you’re in the Midwest, South, West, or East region of this fine nation, we’ve got you covered.
The Midwest: Katherine Anne Confections
Carrot Cake truffles in 3-7-20 piece boxes, as well as Lemon Ginger caramels in 4-7-14 ounce boxes. The treats are available until April 30th for online and phone orders, and can be shipped right to your door. But why stay seasonal? Be sure to pick up one (or five) of Katherine Anne’s signature Rosemary Sea Salt caramels and Toasted Coconut Rum truffles.
The East: The Chocolate Nation
Known for their squares of Truffle Fudge with French Sea Salt, this online company based in New York has mastered the art of mixing sweet with savory, selling chocolates made by 22 carefully-curated nationwide chocolatiers. But this Easter season, The Chocolate Nation branches out, offering a ¾-lb Rocky Road Easter egg that combines Vanilla and Lemon-flavored marshmallows with dark chocolate and toasted almonds, and also a package of chocolate-dipped fruits, such as organic dried oranges, figs, and pears.
The South: Romanicos Chocolate
Featured on the Food Network and PBS, Romanicos sells 38-calorie Venezuelan truffles in wild flavors (Floridian Orange, Mango and Peppers) that Miami beach-goers can’t resist. This Easter, the shop is offering Key Lime Ganache Easter eggs and 12-piece assorted boxes of their signature Truffle Bites, featuring such favorites as Coconut Whimsy and Almond Cheer.
The West: Valerie Confections
Coined “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” on the Food Network show, LA-based Valerie Confection’s Rose Petal Petits Fours just might be exactly that. A refreshing departure from the aisle-crowding chocolate eggs and bunnies, these four-tiered vanilla bean cakes are layered with rose petal ganache and covered in white chocolate. Atop each petit four is a single candied rose petal, ushering in a flavor that’s both decadent and delicate. We don’t know how they do it. And if you’re searching for a chocolate bar that literally has it all (pears, apricots, raisins, almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts, peanuts, and sunflower seeds), then the Super Choc-O-Food bar is your consummate basket-stuffer.