We can't quite decide if this is the most brilliant thing we've ever seen — or the most disgusting. Yes it's a scotch egg, but the egg white is vanilla ganache, the yolk is passion fruit ganache, the pork is chocolate marshmallow with puffed rice, and the breadcrumbs are grated chocolate. Still, nothing celebrates the resurrection of the Lord Jesus like a ball of fake sausage meat.
The "Scotch Egg", £14.99, is part of Kitsch Me If You Can, a new range of eccentric Easter eggs (NB. we didn't say "egg-centric"... Dammit!) from Artisan Du Chocolat. Other unusual offerings are "Pimp My Egg", £29.99, a gianduja-lined egg flecked with 18-carat gold (below left), and "Pin Up Egg", £29.99 (below right), which has a sort of sexy zipper down the front and was apparently inspired by Fifties' pin-up Betty Page (and is presumably delivered by the Easter Playboy bunny). They've also done posh versions of two perennial favourites, which you may be able to decipher from the names: the "Creme De La Creme Egg", £14.99 for a bag of 10 and the "Kitscher Surprise" £9.99.
The collection is available now through mail order, though certain items are available at the London stores only. For details visit www.artisanduchocolat.com