Co-operative unveils raft of Easter treats including Truly Irresistible Fairtrade egg

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New Fairtrade egg

New Fairtrade egg

The Co-operative Food claims it will be delighting customers this Easter with two Fairtrade Easter eggs and other tasty Easter treats.

New for 2013 is The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Fairtrade Raspberry and Pecan Easter Egg (385g). This hand-decorated Fairtrade milk chocolate egg is filled with raspberries, pecans, hazelnuts and white chocolate buttons.

And, by popular demand, The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Fairtrade Butterscotch Easter Egg (270g), has been brought back to satisfy shoppers. The premium egg is made from Fairtrade milk chocolate and chunks of creamy butterscotch. Decorated with white chocolate, the egg is said to be a real treat for those celebrating Easter.

The Easter eggs will be available in selected stores from 6 February 2013 priced at £7.50 each. From 13 March to 31 March 2013 inclusive, the eggs will be priced at £5.00.

There are a number of products aimed at children too including chocolate bunnies in nets and chocolate eggs with crème fillings.

The Co-operative’s Easter Baskets are also said to be ideal for gathering Easter hunt treasures, while the Make Your Own Easter Bonnet kit will help to keep the kids entertained for hours.

In the bakery aisle, there are hand-decorated Gingerbread Chick Cookies and Gingerbread Easter Bunnies and, for grown-ups, there are The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Hot Cross Buns.

There are also some Easter bouquets in store, including The Co-operative Easter Celebration Bouquet.

Shoppers can check out the selection of half-price fizz and wine. Charles de Cazonove Champagne is £15.99 a bottle (previously £31.99), while the Gran Tradicion Cava Brut is £6.49. Additionally, Marques de Valido Rioja Reserva and Nobilo Limited Release Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc are both £5.49 a bottle.