Waitrose Easter food 2022: Heston Blumenthal’s alternative Easter egg is a chocolate apple

It might still only be February, but that hasn’t stopped us from already dreaming about all the delicious Easter food that will soon be on offer in the shops. Easter Sunday falls on 17 April this year, so while there’s plenty of time before the big foodie weekend commences, the supermarkets are already releasing their Easter food offerings – and we are excited to see what Waitrose has to offer.

Waitrose always pulls out the big guns for Easter, with wacky chocolate innovations and moreish flavour combos – and the Waitrose Easter food for 2022 is no different.

The standout item has to be Heston Blumenthal’s alternative Easter egg, which this year is a chocolate apple.

chocolate apple
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Heston said of his zany creation: ‘Easter is, of course, the time to indulge in something deliciously and luxuriously chocolatey. Normally this would be an egg – the traditional symbol of spring and renewal. Inspired by Isaac Newton, I’ve chosen an apple instead – signifying new discoveries, keeping an open mind and questioning everything. Something to ponder, perhaps, as you dig into the blonde chocolate surface of this gorgeous Golden Apple and discover the rich dark chocolate and crunchy praline feuilletine chocolates within.’

From the creative to the sophisticated, Waitrose has some excellent food in the pipeline for this Easter, including two new hot cross bun innovations – sticky toffee hot cross buns and hot cross brioche rolls. We will also see the return of Heston’s previous alternative Easter eggs from years gone by – the chocolate spring lemon, the chocolate pomegranate and the chocolate scotch egg.

Sarah Breadmore, Waitrose’s Confectionery Product Developer, said: ‘This Easter we’ve got some really exciting new Easter creations. Whether customers are looking for something a little more sophisticated from our No.1 range or fancy something cute and fun like Sunny Side Sam, we hope that everyone has as much fun tasting and indulging in our Easter eggs and treats as we’ve had creating them!’

Waitrose Easter food 2022

chocolate apple
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Heston From Waitrose The Golden Apple, £15, Waitrose

salted caramel carrots
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Salted Caramel Carrots, £3.50, Waitrose

white chocolate and lemon hot cross buns
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4 White Chocolate & Lemon Hot Cross Buns, £1.65, Waitrose

sunny side sam
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Sunny Side Sam Easter Egg, £5, Waitrose

blonde chocolate easter egg
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No1 Blonde Chocolate with Salted Caramel Truffles Easter Egg, £10, Waitrose

easter chocolate cake
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Easter Egg Drip Cake, £30, Waitrose

triple chocolate hot cross buns
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4 Triple Chocolate Hot Cross Buns, £1.65, Waitrose

sticky toffee hot cross buns
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4 Sticky Toffee Hot Cross Buns, £1.65, Waitrose

mini chocolate eggs
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No.1 9 Delectable Duo Eggs, £6, Waitrose

hot cross brioche rolls
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Hot Cross Brioche Rolls, £1.50. Waitrose