If the Easter Bunny is scheduled to visit you this weekend and you just can’t face another Easter of waxy chocolate bunnies and Peeps you’ve come to the right place! Here are a few spots in Surrey where you can pick up delicious Easter treats sure to satisfy the most discerning … and even the less discerning … palates of the littles in your lives.
If you find you’ve been hankering for something delicious and sweet, Into Chocolate, in Cloverdale, will give your sweet tooth the workout it’s been yearning for. Choose from Easter basket classics, like solid dark chocolate bunnies, chocolate marshmallow eggs and a wide selection of BC’s own Rogers Chocolates. (Cloverdale | #127 – 17449 56 Avenue)
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, has taken the basic Easter basket up a notch with its adorable, chocolate creations. Customize your own basket with a selection of milk chocolate bunnies, eggs and chicks, or choose a ready-made gift package like the Easter Essential box containing Rocky Caramel Popcorn, Cookies and Cream Covered Chocolate Egg, a milk chocolate bunny bar (I’m All Ears), foil eggs, and a milk chocolate bunny. (Guildford | Town Centre, 10355 152 Street)
The award-winning Mink Chocolates, now with two Surrey locations, is ready for Easter with their stunning hand-painted milk and white chocolate Easter bunnies, a Baker’s Dozen Eggs (13 assorted hollow chocolate eggs), and 6-packs of chocolate ganache-filled eggs in flavours like orange caramel, marshmallow coconut and speculoos & dark chocolate ganache. (South Surrey | #110 – 15775 Croydon Drive and The Border | 101 – 358 175a Street)
You can’t go wrong with a classic and Purdys Chocolatier is about as classic and iconic as you can get. Founded in 1907 in British Columbia, this chocolate maker is all about “hoppiness” for every bunny. And rest assured that everyone, big and small, will be thrilled to find Purdys chocolate bunnies and chocolate eggs in their Easter baskets. (Guildford | Town Centre, 10355 – 152 Street and South Surrey | Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, 1711 152nd Street)
Belgian chocolate is considered the standard by which all other chocolates are measured, and Surrey’s Leonadis Chocolates is stocked for Easter. Fill that Easter basket with an assortment of praline, ganache or cream-filled eggs, and finish it off with a chocolate bunny (milk, dark or white). (Cloverdale | 6820 188 Street)
Easter means mini-egg season at Just Cakes Bakeshop! With 2 locations in Surrey, you’re never that far from being able to satisfy your sweet tooth with a visit to Just Cakes! Pop by for deliciously chewy mini-egg cookies or smooth and creamy mini-egg cheesecake in a jar. (Newton | #5-7548 120 Street and Cloverdale | 103 – 17767 64 Avenue)
Sweet Avenue Bakery turns up the cuteness factor at Easter. Order a beautifully decorated mini egg mini cake or a selection of adorable macarons and cupcakes. Pick up some decorated sugar cookies, or have the kids decorate their own cookies with their Cookie Decorating Kit which includes a dozen cookies, icing and sprinkles. (Cloverdale | #135 – 17455 56th Avenue)
Pack this year’s hunt with handcrafted confections made with sustainable and fair trade couverture chocolate from Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut. Choose an amazing pre-packaged Easter basket or put your own together with chocolate bunnies, “natural” chocolate eggs, smash eggs (with a chocolate surprise inside), filled chicks and bunnies (chocolate, peanut butter or caramel) and Easter-themed chocolate bars. (South Surrey | #240, 15355 – 24 Avenue)
What better way to round out those Easter baskets than fun, colourful candy from one of Surrey’s snack shops! Pop into the Sweet Factory in Guildford Town Centre for a rainbow of jelly beans (perfect to pop in a plastic egg). And Snack Plug (102 – 14377 64 Avenue) and Mr Munchies (9172 120 Street) both have an amazing collection of imported and retro candy and snack items.