Easter Treats: Shop Local for your Easter Basket

Here are just a few of my favourite spots to shop for Easter sweets and treats.

Let’s start with Boston’s oldest chocolatier Phillips Candy House.  I recently sampled their chocolate dipped peeps and even though I’m not a Peep person, I loved the taste.  Each row of Peeps is dipped in a  different type of chocolate.  There are Peeps in a snow bank (white chocolate), Peeps in a puddle (milk chocolate), and Peeps in the mud (dark chocolate).  They also have some really creative chocolate eggs.  The rocky road fudge egg is nestled in “grass” and is a walnut marshmallow fudge coated in a thin layer of chocolate.

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Phillips Candy House has everything from treat filled Easter baskets to little bunny boxes made out of chocolate filled and filled with Easter candy.  You can place an order online or call 800.722.0905.  If you live locally, and have children ages 4 to 8 then don’t miss Phillips Candy House’s annual Easter egg hunt, which is this Saturday, March 28th at 11:00 a.m. sharp.

For the Anglophile then the only place to go for Easter treats is Cardullo’s in Harvard Square. They have all the Cadbury’s classics to fill your Easter basket with or you can buy the Easter themed sweets. Cardullo’s sells some items online, but you just have to pop in for the full experience.

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The best chocolate in town for the true chocolate lover and connoisseur is definitely EHChocolatier. This year they have upped their Easter game with everything from bunny pops, and chocolate bunnies to speckled eggs and their famous bonbons (with an Easter theme).  EHChocolatier orders must be placed online (or can be found at select stores like Formaggio Kitchen or Patisserie on Newbury).

If you’re celebrating Pasqua and you want a taste of Italy for Easter then a road trip to Salem, NH is a must.  Tuscan Market has everything that you don’t feel like making yourself for the Easter feast, plus the ingredients you’ll want to cook with.  I can’t say for sure, but I would bet the also have the largest Easter egg around.

These treats at Sofra caught my eye.  They are the perfect option for the grown ups and children who are looking for something new and exciting.  The colors, textures and flavours will take you on a journey, while still keeping within the Easter theme.

 (More about Easter: try decorating eggs like this.)

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