This year the Heston from Waitrose & Partners range includes a collection of eggs that aren’t quite as they seem. The master of illusion’s Eggstraordinary Chocolate Hen’s Eggs have a soft and sticky two-tone banoffee centre, layers of fresh banana purée ganache and dark chocolate caramel ganache – all encased in a creamy white chocolate shell.
The chef’s Eggstraordinary Chocolate Speckled Eggs will be returning to shops this year, too. These British blue bird eggs have a crisp sweet coating and a silky smooth fleur de sel caramel centre.
Partner & Confectionery Product Developer
‘Inspired by the trend for bold fruit prints on the catwalk, we’ve lined up some fruity chocolate treats at Waitrose & Partners for Easter. With its blend of creamy white chocolate and citrus zing, this is one Spring Lemon that won’t leave you with a bitter taste in your mouth. Other fruit fusions include a Raspberry & White Chocolate Squiggle Egg, a new trio of Mini Chocolate Avocados with fruity ganache fillings and a cherry blossom chocolate egg in our No.1 Easter Edition Box.’
One of the front-runners for a Sunday roast to remember, and perfect for an alternative Easter roast, this succulent beef is carefully hand selected, cut with the bone left in and dry-aged for 30 days.
This traditional process makes the beef even more tender and flavoursome. Any leftovers will make the best beef sandwiches you’ll ever taste.
Waitrose & Partners grass and forage fed beef comes from a small group of British farmers, chosen for their high animal welfare standards and sustainable farming practices. Our butchers use expert techniques to prepare a range of cuts, from the rump and fillet, to the showstopping côte de boeuf.
Partner & Head Florist
‘This spring we’ve been inspired by fresh mint tones balanced with light and crisp pink shades – see our Mother’s Day flowers for a taster.
We’ve also got hanging plants with a handcrafted feel and pot plants in tonal glazed ceramics for green-fingered urban dwellers.
And don’t forget to check out the new No.1 range, which comes from specialist growers producing the most beautiful blooms for luxurious horticulture for the home.’
A theme that emerged from the Waitrose & Partners Food and Drink Report 2019-2020 is that we’ve rediscovered our spirit of compassion. People up and down the country are caring and sharing – 17% are cooking for others more now than they did five years ago.
And then there’s the gift of cookery itself. Sales of gift certificates for Waitrose & Partners Cookery School courses have risen by more than 25%, reflecting the desire to give presents that teach a lasting skill.
They’re just one of a range of amazing gift experiences to choose from – others include Wine Tasting at Home, and style or beauty experiences from John Lewis & Partners. Hosted by our knowledgeable Partners who make sure sessions are fun and informative, gift experiences can be purchased at Waitrose & Partners or John Lewis & Partners shops, and selected experiences are available online.
This Valentine’s Day and Easter, when gifting chocolate to loved ones, our customers can be reassured that all the cocoa in our own-brand confectionery will be 100% Fairtrade sourced. This will significantly increase the volume of Fairtrade cocoa sold at Waitrose & Partners, helping to improve living standards for cocoa farmers across the Fairtrade network.