Marks & Spencer is building once again on their egg-cellent reputation for holiday-appropriate desserts, and this Easter is no egg-ception. From their iconic ‘love sausage’ for Valentine’s Day and their spooky Colin the Caterpillar for Halloween to their bestselling Yumnut (a hybrid of a yum-yum and a doughnut) that launched last year and has been reimagined with chocolate fondant and chocolate speckled eggs, it’s fair to say they’ve mastered the art of the punny food product.
This Easter weekend, try their brand new Egg-clair, a choux pastry filled with whipped cream and passionfruit-flavoured creme patissiere, topped with white chocolate fondant and a yellow chocolate ‘yolk’. Following the success of their Best Ever Éclair last year – a seven-inch scene stealer which sold over 700 every hour and featured 50 per cent more cream and 20 per cent more choux than their standard éclair – this pretty, witty, limited-edition pudding is sure to fly off the shelves, too.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy these one-off Easter treats: stock up and serve to your family for a fancy afternoon tea, complete with M&S’s other indulgent Easter staples and a cup of English tea, or pack them in a picnic for you and your friends – M&S’ new cheese and marmite hot cross buns have become an overnight sensation, while their hot cross bun-flavoured cream liqueur is a fun way to celebrate the festivities.
Made with fresh cream from the Ballyrashane Creamery, Northern Ireland’s oldest dairy, it’s just £5 per bottle. There are also limited edition Percy Pigs and Colin cakes, Easter bunny-shaped crumpets, hampers and gift sets to make your Easter table extra special.