Egg-ceptional chocolate

Easter, It’s one of the busiest times in a chocolatier’s calendar, and Schoc Chocolates is hard at work creating Easter-themed sweet treats to keep up with the demand.

Schoc Chocolates in Greytown is where Murray Langham and his dedicated team create all of their much-loved morsels, including an extra unique range of Easter goodies that have recently hit the shelves. Planning starts early to ensure the pre-Easter supplies are well-stocked, and although the Easter break isn’t until late April this year, the deluxe chocolate eggs and bright-eyed bunnies are already being snapped up by sweet-toothed confectionary fans.

The latest treats in store include a Hot Cross bun-flavoured tablet, which captures the taste of the season with hints of mixed spice, cinnamon, and sultanas infused into the chocolate. There’s also melt-in-the-mouth marshmallow eggs, made the old-fashioned way and finished in either milk or dark chocolate, and whimsical speckled eggs made from marzipan, layered in chocolate and coated in crunchy candy.

The young and the young at heart enjoy the coco bunnies and the larger size ‘Miffy bunny,’ while art lovers can choose from the Schocolart dark chocolate painted eggs, decorated in five different looks that reference the natural elements.

Murray has been making chocolate commercially since 2002 and says while customers often remark on Christmas chocolates arriving in store too early, Easter goods are always a welcome sight

Regardless of your favourite sweet treat, it pays to get in quick to secure your chocolate fix. “We get particularly busy about two weeks before Easter, as a lot of people like to scope out what’s on offer first and then buy closer to the time. But at this rate, we can’t guarantee there will be anything left by then!”