08 April 2014 by

The £20 Million Easter Egg And 6 Other Eggs-treme Eggs

1. £20 MILLION FABERGE EGG

2. CHOCO-GEOMETRY!

Famous Japanese restaurant Nobu has designed a range of eggs created using the principles of Japanese design: the 'Nami' egg, meaning 'wave' in Japanese; the 'Zen' egg, inspired by a Japanese garden and, the 'Piramido', meaning 'pyramid'. An ode to Japanese urbanity and geometry.


£30 each at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.noburestaurants.com/london/experience/introduction/">Nobu London[/a], Old Park Lane.

© Harrods

3. BUNNY MANIA!

Master chocolatier Nicolas Cloiseau brings children's Easter dreams to life with a limited-edition choclate sculpture. Inspired by the La Maison du Chocolat workshops, the charming scene is made from milk, white and dark chocolate.

£730 at [a href="https://www.harrods.com/food-and-wine/easter" target="_blank">Harrods[/a]

© Selfridges

4. CHOCO-TASTIC!

A whopping 4.2kg of Noccoir latte chocolate egg, crafted by the masters of exquisite chocolate, Lindt. 

£249.99 at [a href="http://www.selfridges.com/en/Features-Gifts/Categories/Easter-Gifts/Easter-Eggs/Noccior-latte-easter-egg_556-81001649-854326/" target="_blank">Selfridges[/a]

© Waitrose

5. BEST NEST!

Just 8,000 of these limited edition eggs from Heston at Waitrose have been handcrafted. Each egg contains six mandarin ganache chocolate filled speckled hen eggs on a nest of vanilla flavour edible shredded paper. 

£20 at [a href="http://www.waitrose.com/shop/OfferDetails?merchId=eastereggs&wtrint=1-Content-_-2-homepage-_-3-hero-_-4-banner-_-6-10MWeggs" target="_blank">Waitrose[/a]

© Hotel Chocolat

6. THROW SOME SHAPES!

This 70% dark chocolate Facet Egg captures the dazzling geometry of a cracking egg, emerging like a jewelled face from an otherwise smooth shell. We love it!


£20 at [a target="_blank" href="http://www.hotelchocolat.com/uk/shop/easter-eggs/the-facet-luxury-dark-chocolate-easter-egg">Hotel Chocolat[/a]

© Pierre Marcolini

7. HEART TO HEART

Epitomizing the Maison Pierre Marcolini style, this charming rabbit family glow iridescent white and pale yellow on the outside, hiding velvety smooth milk chocolate on the inside.


£99 at [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/Epitomizing%20the%20Maison%20Pierre%20Marcolini%20style,%20this%20charming%20rabbit%20family glow%20iridescent%20white%20and%20pale%20yellow%20on%20the%20outside,%20hiding%20velvety%20smooth%20milk%20chocolate%20on%20the%20inside. %20£99%20at%20Maison%20Pierre%20Marcolini">Maison Pierre Marcolini[/a]

In March a very lucky American sold the world's most expensive Fabergé Easter egg to an undisclosed private collector for £20 million. He found it in a bric-a-brac shop in the Mid-West and intended to melt it down for the gold. But he later realised that he landed on a gold mine, literally, after reading a newspaper article and realising that his egg had once belonged to russian royalty, namely Tsar Alexander III who had gifted it to his wife the Empress Marai Feodorovna in 1887. Historical - and priceless - it is decorated with gold garlands, Cabachon blue sapphires and rose diamonds, and even contains a surprise Vacheron Constantine diamond watch.

Turns out that the groundbreaking Fabergé egg isn't Easter's only egg-stravagant egg. We've rounded up six more luxurious eggs pictured above, all of which are available now. A very good reason to start believing in the Easter Bunny we think!

By Victoria Grier @VicGrier

PS. If a £20million easter egg isn't for you and you'd rather celebrate Easter by helping a good cause, then look no further. Camila Batmanghelidjh of the charity Kids Company has teamed up with Millie Manu to launch the Buster Bunny Campaign, creating Easter Bunnies hand made in London from up-cycled Liberty print fabrics. All profits are going directly to feed the thousands of starving children in London. What's not to love? The bunnies are available to purchase on www.milliemanu.com for £19.

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