It’s official – Australians are the world’s biggest consumers of chocolate at Easter! So, to help ensure that we continue to do our country proud, we have an awe-inspiring range of chocolate treats this year. All of our much-loved brands have their ranges of chocolate eggs, bunnies, nursery-rhyme characters, and more, proudly on display. Cadbury Crème Eggs, Mars MaltEaster Bunnies, Red Tulip Humpty Dumpties and Lindt Gold Milk Chocolate Bunnies are all featured in the Easter parade.
Here are our top 5 Easter product picks:
1. Easter Plush Toys
Easter treats don’t have to be made of chocolate. Say “Happy Easter” with a gorgeous soft-and-cuddly bunny or baby chick.There’s even an animated bunny with flappy ears! These cuddly toys make the perfect Easter present for children – or grown-ups – who can’t have chocolate, or for anyone in need of a hug. The kids will remember the fun of Easter long after the last egg has been eaten. (Search “Easter plush” to see our range at Coles online)
2. Chocolate Fairtrade Certified Bunny
New this year is the Chocolate FAIRTRADE Certified Bunny. This is a top-quality chocolate at an affordable price with no artificial colours or flavours and no palm oil. It has earned the right to bear the official FAIRTRADE Mark because it is made here in Australia from cocoa purchased from farmers who are paid a fair price for their produce. You’ll need to get in quick though, because this golden bunny will hop off the shelf! (Search 1138433 at Coles online)
3. Coles Finest Hot Cross Buns
What would Easter be without hot cross buns? Topping our list this year, Coles Finest Hot Cross Buns set the bar even higher with premium buns made by Laurent Bakery that are generously dotted with Australian-grown currants and spiced with cinnamon, cloves and vanilla. Search ’1151920′ at Coles online to add these to your cart. If on Easter Monday you have the (unlikely) situation of leftover hot cross buns, see coles.com.au/recipes for a creamy, dreamy, quick-and-easy tiramisu recipe using hot cross buns – and the deliciousness will continue!
4. Egg Decorating Kit
With the Coles Egg Decorating Kit, clever little bunnies can decorate eggs with their very own designer touch. Inside a little plastic egg carton are all the things that a pint-sized Picasso needs to be inspired. There’s a paintbrush and paints, a sticker sheet, ribbons, decorations and a tube of glitter. Included are three foam eggs all set for the creative touch and an instruction leaflet to help make this Easter the kids’ most creative ever. (Search 8861388 at Coles online)
5. Colouring Book
Cute & colourful – the Coles Easter Colouring Book, for ages three-plus, is just the thing to help keep kids entertained over the Easter break. There are 20 images, featuring eggs, bunnies, chicks and all things Easter. The kids will love bringing the pictures to life. (Search 8848335 at Coles online)
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