The Easter chocolate Bilby has been around for a few years, albeit often hard to find and quick to leave the shelves. It’s been a popular Easter treat, not least because it raises money to help save the endangered Bilby but also helped by the fact it is something that Australian children can relate to. Needless to say, we were thrilled to see that finally, a chocolatier has expanded on this idea to include another threatened Australian animal, the platypus.
Chocilo Melbourne, formerly the Chocolatier Australia Shop have been handcrafting chocolate since 1985. They are true chocolatiers, passionate about creating insanely delicious chocolates at surprisingly affordable prices. Think luxury chocolates with heart.
The first Australian Easter Egg Platypus
Chocilo Melbourne’s latest creation, Puddles the Platypus is a 190gram hollow chocolate platypus made of pure milk chocolate. Presented in a blue box reminiscent of an Australian waterhole, it is accompanied by 2 gold foil chocolate Easter eggs. When you purchase a Puddles the Platypus easter box you can also feel good about the fact they are donating 25% of all profits to the Platypus Conservancy. The best part is, it only costs $13.95 (plus shipping) and they are happy to send their delicious chocolates all around Australia.
Other Easter chocolates
We thought we should include some of their other Easter chocolate highlights that you can purchase at the same time.
- Giant Easter eggs with a range of flavours from strawberries and cream to a chocolate stevia Easter egg for those of you who prefer a sugar free indulgence.
- A chocolate Easter bunny riding a motorbike called “Bikin Bunny”.
- Easter hampers for those truly special people in your life or a great gift idea for family who live interstate. Many of these hampers include Puddles the Platypus.
- Easter smash cakes which can be a fun idea for a first Easter photoshoot.
- Hunting eggs to make it easy to stage your own backyard Easter Egg hunt.
When you purchase from Chocilo you know that you are purchasing from an Australian business and supporting Australian workers. We love that you can add to this goodwill by purchasing a chocolate Easter Platypus and in doing so support the hard work that goes into trying to save one of our most unusual and iconic species.
Find their entire range including Puddles the Platypus at Chocilo Melbourne’s online shop