Prepare for a Very Hoppy Easter 2024 with Keylink
Posted: 22 Dec 2023
Fill Your Customers’ Easter Baskets with Chocolate Goodies Galore
If there’s one date in the calendar that’s more synonymous with chocolate than Christmas, it’s Easter. A four-day celebration that traditionally includes chocolate eggs, homemade bonnets and an intense scavenger hunt around the garden to find yet more chocolate eggs.
Easter is one of the peaks of the chocolatier’s year, and while it’s a little earlier than usual (31 March 2024), we’re here to make it as smooth and stress-free as possible. Like an eggshell, if you will.
by Lyndsey Hall
22 December 2023
Make Chocolate the Star of the Show
With so many chocolate couvertures to choose from, your customers will be spoilt for choice this Easter. Whether you stick to your core milk, dark and white couvertures, branch out into ruby, gold or flavoured chocolates, or launch a premium range of single origin chocolate eggs, there’s something for every taste.
Looking for a good, old fashioned British chocolate to celebrate your national pride this March? Stewart & Arnold’s range of couvertures is specifically designed to delight the British palate, so your customers are guaranteed to love their flavours!
Or go a little more exclusive with a limited-edition range of Easter chocolates using Valrhona. Their Satilia range of milk, white and dark is a great, all-round chocolate that’s ideal for moulding, so perfect for your premium range of eggs, bunny figures and Easter bonbons.
Break the Mould with Modern Shapes and Styles
Make your Easter eggs stand out from the crowd with a variety of shapes, styles and stunning effects. Keep it classic with our selection of smooth egg moulds in a range of sizes from 70g to 300g. Decorate however you prefer with coloured cocoa butters, or even gold leaf!
Give your eggs a little texture with our stripe or swirl moulds, or really go to town with diamond and beehive eggs. Sprinkle the moulds with creative powder or hybrid petal dust for a sophisticated shimmering effect that will capture your customers’ eye.
Looking for a real showstopper? Take our smooth egg mould with frame for inclusions and go nuts! Fill the frame with any type of delicious addition, such as Nigay caramel crunch, popping candy, marshmallows or an Easter chocolate plaque. Simply spread a little melted chocolate in the window first and allow to set before packaging.
If you love the look of coloured and patterned eggs, but don’t have the time (or the patience) to decorate a hundred moulds by hand, take a look at our range of 3D blisters for Easter eggs! Create elegantly decorated and eye-catching chocolate eggs with very little effort and lots of reward! You can even wash and keep the mould to create more, unpatterned eggs in future, helping to reduce waste and doing your bit for the environment at the same time.
Decorate Your Chocs With (Hot Cross) Bunnies
Give your bars, shards and bonbons a seasonal twist with our fabulous Easter and Spring themed transfer and texture sheets. Perfect for differentiating between flavours in your range, or just for adding a little extra fun to your chocolate creations.
With a variety of painted eggs, bunnies, chicks and floral designs, there’s plenty of styles to choose from and they couldn’t be simpler to use. Watch our video on using texture and transfer sheets to make chocolate shards to see how it’s done.
Top Tip: Combine your patterned bonbons with a few pastel shades of our cut-to-size aluminium foil for a chocolate box your customers will be proud to gift this Easter.
Tied Up with Ribbons and Bows
Your exquisite Easter designs deserve to be shown off to full effect. Protect and display your eggs with our clear PVC and coloured card insert, Easter egg boxes. We’ve got the perfect size packaging to fit each mould, just browse the ‘This works with…’ section under each product.
And for those little bags of goodness that make perfect point-of-sale items, you can choose between our two Easter design polypropylene bags and fill them with your choice of chocolate novelties, shards, truffles, or anything else you fancy!
We’ve got everything you need to prepare for a very hoppy Easter, from exceptional couvertures and delectable fillings, to fun decorations and finishing touches.
Looking for more Easter inspiration? Check out our 2024 Easter nesting egg concept, and keep an eye out for our Easter bar recipe, and some very exciting Easter bakery ideas!