There are bunnies and eggs made of chocolate in Gastown!

Easter is here and where better to hunt for chocolate eggs than Gastown. We have two exceptional chocolate crafters in the neighbourhood, East Van Roasters and Rogers Chocolates. They have been busy imagining all sorts of delicious Easter treats for children of every age and now’s the time to fill your basket!

We have discovered some of the cutest and tastiest sweets to savour this Easter and they’re all waiting to be found in Gastown!

East Van Roasters is forever conjuring up wondrous bits of chocolate magic. This Easter is no exception. House made right from the bean (organic fair trade), East Van Roasters has a great variety of sweets inspired by the holiday including bunnies, eggies and pops!

Designed to provide training and employment to the women residents of the Rainier Hotel, East Van Roasters creates organic ‘bean-to-bar’ chocolate and coffee roasted and prepared on site.

There are many scrumptious treats to choose from. For boxed chocolate choose from two options: The Easter Egg Box – 9 eggs (3 Marshmallow, 3 Raspberry Nib and 3 Melted Ganache) $20 or

The East Van Roasters Sampler Box – 6 eggs (2 Marshmallow, 2 Raspberry Nib and 2 Melted Ganache) and 1 Buckwheat Bar $20

Super cute are The Crunchy Bunnies (puffed quinoa and toffee)– sold individually for $10

Also wonderful are The Bunny Pops or Carrot Pops – made from 70% dark chocolate $3.25 each. There’s also a larger single origin Chocolate Easter Bunny at $25.

Check out their Easter Contest where you can win a gift basket worth $100 by correctly guessing the amount of beans in the jar!

Hurry though and hop to it! – East Van Roasters, located on 319 Carrall St, is open today & Thursday (9-5) and Saturday (10-5). They are closed Friday, Sunday and Monday.

Rogers Chocolates is steeped in tradition, using recipes and techniques that have won the hearts and taste buds of the young and old. Their Easter selection is rich and plentiful with a fantastic variety of bunnies, eggs, hand made chocolates and gift baskets. There is a special treat for everyone this Easter at Rogers Chocolates and the presentation and taste is sure to delight! What’s also great is that their chocolate is sourced from fair trade suppliers.

The Easter Gift Box offers a nice variety of sweets – housed in a vintage style hatbox, the inside is filled with a 5 Piece Victoria Cream Egg Roll, Milk Chocolate Rice Crispie Bark, Dark Chocolate Easter Bar and 3 solid chocolate eggs in milk, dark and white chocolate $59.99.

For those who love a classic box of chocolates, there’s the Hippity Hop Assortment of 16 Pieces. It’s an adorable bunny shaped box filled with an assortment of mini creams, truffles, caramels, an almond and a large hand-wrapped nougat cream egg. $24.99

Quite charming is The Hoppsy Bunny – solid and made in either white, milk or dark chocolate $4.99

A fun little option is  The Charlie Bunny Lollipop – solid and made in either white, milk or dark chocolate $4.99.

A little lighter on the sugar this Easter? Then go for The NSA (no sugar added) Moppsy Bunny – made in Milk Chocolate or Dark $5.99

Roger Chocolates Gastown is located on 389 Water St and is open Monday to Saturday 10.30-6pm and Sundays and Holidays 12-5pm