Monday, March 15, 2010

Dean and Deluca Easter Treats

Easter is generally not my favorite season to find new foods. Many products simply receive a dash of pastel coloring or an egg shape. And that's it. What I (vainly) look for in Easter gifts are new flavors in exciting,innovative forms. When I opened my email today & saw these Dean & Deluca treats,though, I went "Oh, cuteness overload! Need an Easter shopping spree now!"

Marzipan Bunny Family
"Every holiday, Rebecca Russell crafts charming figures for us out of flavorful almond marzipan. This Easter she's outdone herself with her adorable bunny family, all dressed up for spring and each toting a colored egg. We love them as placeholders at the Easter table."

Easter Mini Cupcake Candies
"These may look like little cupcakes, but they're actually chocolates dreamed up especially for us by the talented artisans at Knipschildt Chocolatier™. Each box contains nine 71-percent Ecuadorian dark chocolate shells topped with a milk chocolate nest and a hand-painted egg that gives a clue to the luscious filling inside. The red egg perches atop a dark chocolate ganache filling, the yellow egg nestles on passion fruit ganache filling, and the green egg sits on coconut ganache filling."

Garden Patch Cookies
"ONLY AT DEAN & DELUCA. Eleni started her business baking trays of her mom's oatmeal cookies from her New York City apartment. Luckily for us, she's added a few things to her repertoire since then. She's become famous for these hand-iced sugar cookies in whimsical designs. We can't get enough of them and think these Garden Patch cookies perfectly capture the freshness of spring."

Easter Glory Baskets
"The extraordinarily talented artisans at Knipschildt Chocolatier™ craft each one of their chocolate eggs by hand, one at a time. They then fill them with passion fruit ganache, and hand paint them with glorious spring colors before tucking them into bright little baskets that are sized up just right to show them off."