Food and Drink

The Best Non-Boring Easter Gifts to Buy This Year

Skip the big brands, and go local this year.

Forget giving the same Cadbury creme egg you hide every year. This year, we’re all about supporting the little guy, and that includes our local chocolatiers who are doing some out of this world things with chocolate, including creating salted caramel easter egg cocktail kits, a vegan chocolate bunny, the fluffiest marshmallows, and chocolate bars infused with native Australian ingredients. 

So if you’re looking to impress your family and friends this Easter, pick up one of these Easter treats.

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Mr Black X Koko Black

Coffee and chocolate are a match made in heaven, so Mr Black is teaming up with Koko Black to give customers a sweet treat. Simply order a bottle of Mr Black and get free Koko Black chocolate marbles. Buy here.

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Koko Black The Burrow of Hidden Treasures

Give the kids the gift of adventure this Easter, with Koko Black’s Burrow of Hidden Treasures. Behind each door is a chocolate bunny or egg. Another kid-friendly option is the Easter Feast Puzzle Box, which comes with a puzzle and chocolate treats.

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Koko Black Foraged Feast Gift Pack

Whether your giftee likes dark chocolate or speckled eggs, the Foraged Feast Gift Pack is the perfect gift for even the fussiest of chocolate lovers. Inside this chocolate compendium, find an array of treats, including pralines, bunnies, hot cross bun bites, and more.

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Koko Black Big Eggs and Mighty Bunnys

Go big or go home, right? Koko Black has two big chocolates that will make for a unique gift. The first is the mightiest bunny, available in milk, dark, or white chocolate. Then there’s the biggest egg, which you might need to share. It’s also available in milk, dark, and white chocolate. Consider the Nest Eggs packed with sprinkles or hot cross bites. You also can’t go past the dozen praline eggs. They’re the best!

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The Hippity Hop Pop-Up Box

If you have kids or a lot of family members to gift for, get the Hippity Hop Pop-Up Box. It’s a fun way to gift easter chocolates. Packed with the ultimate selection of chocolate treasures, this box is guaranteed to be the hero of any gathering.

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Sacred Taste Cacao

Drinking chocolate is the perfect gift for your choc-obsessed friends and family members. Who doesn’t love hot chocolate on a cool winter night? Sacred Taste Cacao blends Raw Amazonia Cacao with plant-based whole-food ingredients to create a unique and delicious drink. Yes, it’s vegan. There are also five tasty flavours to choose from, including Original Cacao, Chili Cacao, Rose Cacao, and Matcha Mint Cacao. The best part, it’s 20% off storewide right now.

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Adora Tall Easter Chocolate Basket

This basket is edible and comes filled to the brim with more of Adora’s delectable chocolates including truffles, and spotty eggs. As for the flavours, expect Australian Almond Splinter, Roasted Coffee truffle, Pepe Saya Cultured Butter truffle, Vanilla Bean Truffle, Liquid Caramel, and Fresh Raspberry Truffle.

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Rabbit and Duck in Egg

Does it get any cuter than a baby rabbit and baby duck emerging from an egg? This unique Easter chocolate is made from white chocolate and milk chocolate, or dark Belgian chocolate can also be requested. It even comes in a gift box, although it’s too delicate for transport, so you will have to go instore and pick it up.

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Nestle Easter Range

Nestlé has launched a new Easter range eliminating any unnecessary plastic and boasting 50% less packaging weight compared to the average weight of the five top-selling boxed Easter eggs. It’s the first to be Australian made in 12 years, with the Easter caskets featuring Milky Bar, KitKat, Scorched Almond Bites, Allen’s Retro Party Mix, Allen’s Freckles and Allen’s Mini Chocolate Raspberries available at all major retailers across Australia. 

Chocolate easter eggs basket
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Coco 88

This family-run business handmakes all its chocolates and they ship nationwide. Coco88 is a name not many know, but should. You will find playful and colourful treats, including a smash easter egg that’s covered in hundreds and thousands and filled with lollies. Their caramel marshmallow eggs look like the real deal, and when you break it open, the yellow caramel resembles yolk. Other treats include almond easter pebbles, eggmojis, hot cross biscuits and domes, and a sunny side up marshmallow.

Cocktail Porter Easter Kit
Photo Courtesy Of Cocktail Porter

Cocktail Porter Easter Kit

For the adults, Cocktail Porter has put together a special treat for you—DIY Easter cocktail kits. There are two kits, a Messina dulce de leche and coffee cocktail or a Lindt chocolate espresso martini. The Messina cocktail is served in a chocolate egg because it’s Easter and comes with Baileys Irish creme, cold drip coffee and Mr Black coffee liqueur. The instructions are also included so you know what to do. The espresso martini includes A rich blend of Kettle One Vodka, Seven Seeds cold filter coffee and Mr Black coffee liqueur—to be served in a Lindt bunny. They also come in small and large sizes, so you have enough for everyone.

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Haigh’s Bilby Hamper

This bean-to-bar establishment is a favourite for many, and it’s Australian owned. Their super creamy, smooth chocolates are a gift to all chocolate lovers. Shop their Easter collection to find your usual chocolate eggs—solid and hollow—gift boxes with plush toys, honeycomb eggs, and more. They also have Easter hampers that have a little of everything so you can decide which treats to give to who. The bilby hamper is part of the new collection. Haigh’s has stores in NSW, ACT, VIC, and SA, or you can order online.

Hunted + Gathered

Hunted + Gathered are Melbourne chocolate makers, focusing on the flavours of the cacao bean. Their bars make for a unique gift this Easter, and the range of options makes it easy to find something people will like. The flavours include fennel seed, hazelnut, coffee, salt and pepper, honey walnut, and mint and cacao nib. You will also find a Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin, and honey walnut bars, that are sure to turn some heads.

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Ms Peacock

Ms Peacock is the brainchild of Lisa Morley, a trained pastry chef and chocolatier, so expect big flavours, and fine chocolates such as chocolate coated candied macadamias. They have a freckled easter egg, mini egg cube, honeycomb flat eggs, macadamia butter crunch, salted toffee almonds and more. The packaging is vibrant, and colourful, just like the feathers of a peacock. Although their storefront is in Sydney’s Southern Highlands, they do ship nationwide, so happy shopping.

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Pana Organic

For your vegan friends and family, Pana Organic makes vegan friendly chocolate Easter eggs, so they don’t have to miss out on the hunt. Choose from almond mylk, macadamia white chocolate, mylk chocolate, and salted caramel eggs. They also have fun flavoured bars, including strawberry and pistachio, sour cherry and vanilla, and fig and wild orange. 

Ferrero Rocher Easter Collection

Ferrero Rocher’s new Easter collection includes iconic favourites such as the Ferrero Rocher Golden Squirrel and the Grand Ferrero Rocher as well as some new additions, including the much anticipated Ferrero Rocher Golden Easter Egg — delicious milk chocolate and hazelnut egg with three iconic Ferrero Rocher packaged in a beautiful gold gift box and the Ferrero Collection Easter Eggs—now available in a caramel flavour. 

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Cadbury Marvellous Creations Easter Range

Looking for a delicious surprise that will spark everyone’s attention from the lead-up to, and Easter morning? Find the answer with the beloved Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations with Beanies, Jelly and Popping Candy, now available in loveable Bunny form as a single chocolate, bringing the iconic crunch, chew and pop as a sweet indulgent treat for yourself ahead of Easter. You can also find Cadbury Micro Mini Eggs Bunny, Cadbury Micro Mini Eggs Gift Box, Cadbury Easter hunt Assortment, and a Dairy Milk Strawberry Egg Bag. Find the range here.

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Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.


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