It doesn’t matter whether it’s your first Easter in Beijing, or whether you’re gearing up for your family’s tenth Easter celebration in our fair city, it’s not always easy to know where to get the Easter goodies like they come at home. That’s why we’ve collected some information about how to navigate Beijing’s stores, and where to get the chocolates, jelly beans, white-shelled eggs, food coloring, and cakes.
Comptoirs de France
Comptoirs de France has a good variety of fun Easter products, such as chocolate eggs, rabbits, chickens, hens, egg bells, and DIY cookie boxes that you can buy in store, and decorate at home with your family. Box sets are perfect for those without ovens. Goodies are available at all of their locations, although if you want to get more intricate Easter cakes you will have to place an order in advance. Prices range from RMB 58 for smaller rabbits to RMB 568 for large and intricate dark chocolate roosters.
Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer, as any British expat living in Beijing will know, loves to jump in on festivities with Easter eggs in all different shapes and sizes, with a range of different price tags. There’s even Hello Kitty and Frozen-themed eggs for the little ones, which come at a slightly higher price.
April Gourmet and Jenny Lou’s
April Gourmet and Jenny Lou’s are the places to get your jelly beans (RMB 17.50 for a 100g bag) just in time for Easter. This is also where you’ve got the best range of food coloring and white-shelled free-range eggs to set up your own Easter egg coloring station at home. There’s also plenty of cleaning supplies for afterwards …
The Kempinski at the Lufthansa Center’s Kempi Deli has a wide range of chocolate items available alongside their usual collection of baked goods and sweets, especially for Easter. Prices range from RMB 38 for Danish chocolate eggs to RMB 248 for a much larger and more intricate chocolate duck, with everything else in between.
If you’re looking for over-the-top Easter eggs covered in sequins, then this is your place. A large sequin-smothered egg costs RMB 520, and smaller Easter eggs are RMB 200 for 100g, which is probably about 6-7 eggs.
Kerry’s Pantry at the Kerry Hotel
Many Easter creations are on offer at Kerry’s Pantry at the Kerry Hotel, including this gigantic bunny for RMB 998 for the child who’s not easily scared…
The Sweet Spot by China World
Creative Easter goodies including cookies, large chocolate eggs covered in marshmallows (RMB 68), M&M’s (RMB 88), and chicks entirely made of white chocolate (RMB 88).
Full Time CVS
The convenience store Full Time CVS has some cheap Easter goodies available if you’re looking for something quick. There’s also some Valentine’s and Christmas treats left if you like to be prepared early.
Very small collection of Italian imported chocolate eggs at about RMB 20 a bag, including different flavors.
InterContinental Hong Kong; Comptoirs de France; Kempi Deli