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The Best Easter Treats To Devour This Weekend

By Shannel Milne
kiss kiss' easter cocktail

This Easter we’re after one thing; the best treats in town. Eggs, bunnies, hot-cross buns, ice-cream, and maybe a cocktail or two. Anything with an Easter twist is going on this list!

Kiss Kiss

1 Rocklands Avenue, Mt Eden
Kiss Kiss' Pastel Punch Pop.

While we all love chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and the abundance of sweet treats that accompany the Easter holiday, sometimes we adults like our treats with a bit more kick. Kiss Kiss has just released their new cocktail for Easter and we couldn’t be more excited – the Pastel Punch Pop combines all the things we love: Larios’s gin, peach schnapps, blue curacao and dry lemonade. With a pink sugared stick to stir your cocktail it’s impossible to avoid the allure of easter. Kiss Kiss is open all Easter weekend to provide you with delicious cocktails and mouth-watering food, make sure to try the brand new Gai Pad Kee Mao, a serious mix of flavour to spice up your weekend.

Giapo

12 Gore Street, Auckland CBD

If you’re looking for a masterpiece then Giapo is the place to go, their innovative ideas come to fruition in their ice-creams. This year, using the crowd favourite flavour ‘nothing else matters’ they have an Easter surprise in the form of the Giapo-Egg. The half-waffle and half-ice cream creation join together to form the perfect Easter egg. Giapo breaks down all the barriers surrounding ice-cream and its versality as a dessert on a daily basis, creating expressive edible artwork that offers the world a new narrative on the once traditional dessert. Visit Giapo to take a different approach to Easter this year, you won’t regret it.

Miann

Morningside, Fort Street, + Britomart
Miann's 2021 Easter Eggs.

In Gaelic 'Miann' means 'to desire, to crave', and this Easter they fulfil that name with all of their delicious treats. No one does Easter quite like Miann, they check all the boxes for both sweet and savoury. It’s best to pre-order their best-selling hot cross buns before the big weekend as they fly out of the oven at a record pace. The list of treats goes on with tempered chocolate, macarons and Easter eggs so beautiful and luxurious, eating them will feel like a crime. Take a seat in their gorgeous outdoor courtyards and share in the Easter excitement or take your spoils home to curl up in front of the TV and put on an Easter favourite.

House Of Chocolate

78 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna
House Of Chocolate's sweet selection.

Have you ever tried pink chocolate? We have and it’s not to be missed. We always feel a strong chocolate factory vibe from the House of Chocolate; with an abundance of choice, you can’t go wrong. They specialise in satisfying every sweet tooth with all their chocolatey options; from caramel chocolate, hazelnut, mixed fruit and pink chocolate. They bring the Easter bunny to life and it wouldn’t be Easter without a traditional chocolate egg. This time of year is when the House of Chocolate thrives, don’t miss out!

City Cake Company

426 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden

 There’s truly a cake for every occasion, including Easter! City Cake Company, a boutique cake and dessert store, creates luxurious treats to celebrate every area of life from gender reveals to weddings and birthdays. Depending on the size of your sweet treat cravings you can dive head first into a full-sized chocolate Easter cake or nibble away at a cupcake covered in Mini Eggs. If you’re needing a break from all the chocolate then try one of their Easter-inspired gingerbread biscuits, some are disguised as carrots so you can pretend to be healthy on the sweetest holiday yet. Pair your treat with a steaming cup of tea and bask in the giddiness of the Easter Holiday.

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