M&S have pushed boundaries this year by creating a super fancy Easter egg, retailing at €60. The showstopper has been created with deliciously smooth milk chocolate delicately hand-piped and lustred with gold, then finished with a mini golden lattice egg that sits proudly in the centre. Only 7,500 of these beautiful eggs are being produced, each with a limited edition number. The egg is hand-made and decorated by skilled Irish chocolatiers LIR, with each one taking almost an hour to make. Over eight people help create the finely piped milk chocolate lattice, four people dust the egg with golden lustre and four people place each individual chocolate bead on to the egg.
M&S Chocolate Developer, Alexandra Emerson White, commented ‘This year we wanted a show-stopping egg that not only looked amazing but tasted divine. We’ve been working on perfecting the egg for years but the intricate structure and time it takes to make the egg means we can only make so many. We’ve made the chocoholics’ dream come true this Easter – make sure you snap it up before it sells out!’