I see the light, it’s getting bright. We’ll make it through, I swear.
It’s been such a rough year. 2020 was — I’ll say it one last time, unprecedented. But I feel like we’re coming around the bend. I daresay that with infection rates declining and vaccines becoming more widespread and available, things are looking up. As restrictions are easing and we’re moving into a lighter, brighter tier, I feel more of a spring in my step (no pun intended, this time). I’m starting to plan visits with friends that I haven’t seen in a long time, I’m stalking my favorite restaurants, hoping to dine-in. I’m starting to research trips. Although it might still be too soon for that city-wide Easter egg hunt, I think we might try and invite some friends over for a small get-together.
This year, Easter has definitely snuck upon us. We are still figuring out what we’re putting in our kids’ baskets and are scrambling to make sure we get everything in time. Luckily, they’re pretty young and not too picky, but right now they are very deep in a Scooby-Doo phase and exploring every episode, which I’ll admit is better than the previous obsession with youtube hamster maze videos. Regardless, I’d like to take a moment and offer my top five suggestions for some egg-stra special vegan Easter chocolates to help fill your basket or send to friends.
#1. The Gummy-filled Bunny
Almost every holiday now, we’ve treated our kids to a melk chocolate confection filled with those fruity vegan gummies. It’s become a staple. A really delicious and highly anticipated one.
Available in dark or dairy-free melk chocolate, these fun, flat eggs are filled with crunchy, handmade peanut butter and decorated with natural organic colors made from raspberry, matcha, and turmeric powders.
#3. 3ct Filled Eggs
One box contains dark chocolate eggs filled with chunky peanut butter, the other has melk eggs filled with creamy caramel. The vibrant colors make me smile and I honestly can’t decide which I prefer. Luckily, I’ve got two kids, so I don’t have to choose.
The individually wrapped bunny bites are just too cute. The green ones are a tart and bright coconut lime flavor in coconut milk chocolate, the cobalt bunnies are cinnamon churro encased in white chocolate, and the magenta bunnies are cherry in dark chocolate. The reusable crate is great for storage or gifting once all the bunnies have been consumed
This one is best for Easter dinner, or sending to that cousin, mother, or friend. From classic flavors like gianduja hazelnut and pecan caramel to new nods like Irish cream and cherry pepper caramel, this assortment is sure to please a wide palate and includes all our organic, vegan chocolate types.
I can’t wait until Easter is here and we see the joy shining in our kids’ eyes when they see that glorious basket laden with colorful goodies and fun activities (I promise that the basket isn’t full of JUST Sjaakolates). But I’m also looking forward to seeing my friends and family, coworkers, and colleagues BEYOND just the immediate (let’s be honest, quasi-immediate) bubble. I am cautiously optimistic for a more social future.
The hidden design element for our Easter series is an animal that is also gregarious and social. A herd animal that flocks together for protection and safety. They are pictured on our boxes and tags individually, but they, too, prefer to be together. I can’t wait until our own herd immunity is established and we can all be together again as well.
Find our hidden design element and comment below. All responses received by Easter will be entered into a drawing for the ultimate post-Easter chocolate basket.
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by Nicha Leaser