UK Chocolatiers Create Harry Potter Sorting Hat Easter Egg

Discover your house and eat your way through a sea of chocolate callets.

By Ethan L. Johns
February 22, 2018

Image: Slattery Patissier & Chocolatiers

Harry Potter fans might not be able to put the sorting hat on for themselves in real life, but thanks to one English chocolate shop, this Easter they’ll be able to discover their house by way of enchanted chocolate egg.

Slattery Patissier & Chocolatiers of Manchester know a thing or two about success when it comes to viral chocolate. Last year, the shop had wild success with its chocolate Unicorn Egg—because unicorn—which had customers phoning in from far and wide, hoping to get their hands on one. This year, the chocolate makers are working their viral magic with Harry Potter-inspired chocolate “Sorting Eggs,” which sort chocolate lovers into their rightful Hogwarts House.

The Sorting Eggs are made of airbrushed milk chocolate, giving it a shining shell reminiscent of that wonderful world of witchcraft and wizardry that has enchanted earthly Muggles for over two decades. Each egg comes complete with mini sugar paste sorting hat and chocolate pretzel broomstick. Once broken open, chocolate callets (read: fancy chocolate chips) come pouring out.

And that’s where the fun begins. Inside this sea of chips is a very special letter, which is inscribed with the name of your Hogwarts house. Not satisfied with the selection? Guess you’ll have to buy two and hope for the best!

They are relatively labor-intensive, according to The Independent; it takes 2 hours to produce a batch of 18 handmade eggs. The eggs cost about $20 (£14.95).

Since the eggs are delicate, they are only available for pick-up at Slattery in Whitefield, Manchester. For the Potter-obsessed, it might just be worth a trip.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns