Easter candy is famously cloying; Marshmallow Peeps and Cadbury eggs are fine for children, but a bit of a disappointment to the adult palate. Thanks to London’s Rococo Chocolates, the holiday gets a much-needed epicurean upgrade.
Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you; these hen’s eggs are the real deal — the center is blown out and the shell is filled with a delicious hazelnut praline. As if the treats themselves weren’t beautiful enough, their oval-shaped package is printed with Rococo’s signature pattern, based on images taken from a catalogue of exquisitely detailed 19th-century chocolate molds.
Got a chocolate craving that can’t be quenched by mail-order? Get yourself to London for the School of Chocolate at their Motcomb Street store. The nearby Halkin Hotel in Belgravia is the ideal place to put up your feet after a day on the truffle gang.