We'll always have a sweet spot for Cadbury Creme Eggs, but this Easter, go luxe—eccentric, even—with these 12 alternatives
Written by Krista Soriano
San Francisco's newest treat is a bittersweet chocolate bunny infused with California olive oil.
Olive Oil Bunny, $10, POCO DOLCE, pocodolce.com
Armani engraved Easter's traditional hollow egg—in dark, milk and white chocolate—with the "A" logo and filled each with a gift.
Armani's Easter Egg, $65/200g, $145/700g, available only at Armani flagship store (717 Fifth Avenue) or by phone (212-339-5950), ARMANI/DOLCI, armanidolci.com
A sugar rush for the savory-toothed: this dark chocolate egg is filled with buttery soft bacon caramel.
The Goose's Golden Eggs: Bacon & Eggs, $22, VOSGES, vosges.com
Chocolate-covered strawberries have nothing on this dark chocolate truffle with a smooth raspberry chocolate center.
Raspberry Truffle Egg, $10, EDWARD MARC, edwardmarc.com
Easter's newest face: luxe Belgian chocolatier Neuhaus created cockerel John — and an entire family of chocolate hens and chicks to boot.
Chicken Family, $15/individually, $45/family, NEUHAUS, neuhauschocolates.com
Cheers to the UK chocolatier's Marc de Champagne truffles and indulge in ganache made from Épernay grapes.
Marc de Champagne egg, $27, available at Chelsea Market (New York) PRESTAT, chelseamarketbasket.com
In the West Village, spoonfuls of sorbetto and gelato come in praline-sized bites at PopBar. The three flavors in each box are made fresh daily with real fruit.
PopBites, $13, available in store and online, POPBAR, pop-bar.com
Why wouldn't anyone want to crack open a fine sugar shell filled with chocolate-covered salted caramel ganache?
Crate of Superior Seagull Salted Caramel Eggs, ROCOCO CHOCOLATES, rococochocolates.com
Because pastels are so Easter. And so are all things fluffy.
Strawberry marshmallows, $8.50, WONDERMADE, newyorkmouth.com
It's not all bunnies and chicks. According to French chef François Payard, Easter's wild side is made exclusively from Valrhona chocolate—and covered in cheetah and zebra prints.
Jungle Wild Easter Egg Collection, $48-$52, available at François Payard Patisserie locations, PAYARD, payard.com
A chocolate lace egg takes delicate to a whole new level.
Oeufs de Pâques Les Marquis, $18/small egg, $56/large egg, call 646-558-3157, LAUDEREE
For conventional chocolate egg die-hards, Sugar and Plumm's Upper West Side location offers a 22-pound, 30" tall $1,000 winner.
Giant Egg Chocolate, $1,000, SUGAR & PLUMM, sugarandplumm.com