Walker’s Chocolates With their rainbow-hued splatter patterns, these artistic Easter eggs make for an eye-catching seasonal centrepiece. Walker’s uses coloured one-of-a-kind design on every egg. Crack open the hollow chocolate shell to reveal a surprise hidden inside. Burlington, walkerschocolates.ca cocoa butter and an airbrush to create a
4 artisanal chocolate makers Swap your usual drugstore Easter treats for these high-quality alternatives from some of Ontario’s top chocolate purveyors.
by Jessica Huras
DesBarres’s Caramel Crunch Bunny Drops are an irresistible sweet-meets-salty Easter snack. Crushed caramel pieces are mixed into bite-size 72-percent dark chocolate drops and finished with a sprinkling of sea salt from Newfoundland Salt Company. The drops also come in raspberry and plain sea salt flavours. Uxbridge, desbarreschocolate.com
Hummingbird Chocolate Hummingbird’s aptly named Mega Egg is a gooey, delicious Easter treat that’s big enough to share (but only if you want to). Made from 70-percent dark choc- olate, the egg is filled with ganache, toasted pecans and caramel, and then drizzled with more chocolate for good measure. Almonte, hummingbirdchocolate.com
Chocolate Barr’s Candies This Stratford mainstay crafts solid and hollow chocolate animals from scratch and decorates each by hand. With shapes ranging from classic bunnies to hens to horses, these chocolate creatures are a nostalgic option for families who want to continue a chocolate-bunny-gifting tradition but with finer chocolate. Stratford, chocolatebarrs.com