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3 Classic Easter Treats for Every Basket

Spring is a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. However, when it comes to Easter, sometimes we just want to stick with tradition. Those old family recipes passed down from generation to generation make us feel warm and fuzzy inside, and that is no different when it comes to the sweet treats we put in our Easter baskets. Check out these three classic Easter chocolates that have proven year after year to put a spring in your step!

Traditional Window Boxed Eggs


Hand-rolled and decorated with a sugar flower, Traditional Window Boxed Eggs have been a beloved Easter classic for decades. Delicious filled centers are rolled into an egg shape. Then they are doused in milk or dark chocolate and topped with a sugar flower before being boxed up. Flavors range from Coconut Cream to Fruit & Nut, from Peanut Butter to Vanilla Butter Cream, and are even available in 4oz., 8oz., and an amazing 16oz. sizes!

Old-Fashioned Handmade Eggs

Nothing says “yum” like handmade chocolate covered Easter eggs! Either coconut cream or peanut butter is hand rolled into bite-sized pieces, and then they are coated with the most delectable chocolate. Available in Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and even White Confectionary, our 24-ct. handmade classic egg boxes are the perfect addition to any Easter gathering.


Solid Chocolate Bunnies

When you think of Easter, you think of chocolate bunnies. It’s as simple as that! There is no Easter treat more recognizable than a chocolate bunny made from solid milk chocolate or white confectionary. You can even get them in a sugar-free option! Ranging from bite-sized bunnies to large shareable rabbits, Asher’s has chocolate Easter bunnies in every size you could need.


It’s time of year that we all look forward to filling our Easter baskets full of classic goodies. You can rely on Asher’s Chocolate Co. to have all the timeless chocolates from your childhood. Be sure to grab your springtime favorites before they’re gone by calling Asher’s at 855-8-ASHERS or visiting us online at!

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Asher’s Delivery Fleet Refreshed with New Truck Wraps

It’s official: the Asher’s Chocolate Co. delivery trucks have an all new look with new truck wraps, and they are now on the road making the rounds! Our newly refreshed delivery fleet have been re-wrapped with bright, fresh artwork to make every mouth water. You can now spot them on the road making deliveries in the greater Philadelphia area.

Up until recently, our delivery trucks were simple and plain, with minimal identification on them. Old logos and worn graphics outdated the few trucks that had artwork. We knew it was time the trucks got a bit of a refreshment, so we had fun with it!

Different designs adorn each truck, displaying Asher’s diverse product portfolio. The truck wraps, showcasing Asher’s Snack Boxes, Coffee Bags, Individually-Wrapped Pieces, and of course our famous Gourmet Pretzels, are not only beautiful and eye-catching, but also make for a wonderful display of product and packaging alike.

These new trucks wraps are unlike anything we have done before, and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome!

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What Does the Cacao Percentage on a Chocolate Bar Mean?

The percentage of cacao on a dark chocolate bar refers to the cacao content by weight. Cacao can be added to a chocolate bar in a variety of different forms, including liquid, butter or powder. If you pay attention to chocolate bars, you may notice that some brands give a cacao percentage, while other brands give a cocoa percentage.

Cacao powder in a wooden bowl with the text "Cacao: what does the cacao percentage really mean?" placed over the image.

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At What Temperature Does Chocolate Melt?

melting chocolateOne of the most common problems people make when working with chocolate is failing to melt it properly. As a result, you are left with fudge that doesn’t set right, frostings that are thick with clumps, candy with an uneven, even gritty texture, and glazes that remain runny after they’re chilled for hours. When correctly heated and handled, chocolate should turn out glossy, smooth, and even-textured. Different types of chocolate also require different melting temperatures. What works for dark chocolate, for instance, won’t produce the same results with milk or white chocolate. Lighter chocolate is more delicate and requires the use of lower temperatures. Continue reading At What Temperature Does Chocolate Melt?

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How Does Chocolate Affect Weight Gain?


There’s a dilemma that those of us afflicted with a sweet tooth have been facing for years: Do we want our treats in lieu of the health of our body? Since the 16th century chocolate has been a mainstay in the dessert practices of people around the globe. Since that time there has been much debate on what constitutes ‘too much’ of the snack. One of the primary fears of those that know not to eat the treat is the idea of weight gain. Put simply, folks are afraid that chocolate makes them fat. As it turns out, this isn’t quite the case. Research shows that chocolate can actually be a healthy part of your diet! Continue reading How Does Chocolate Affect Weight Gain?

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Step into Spring: Staying Healthy and Still Enjoying Chocolate


Staying healthy takes work. You need to eat right, exercise, get plenty of rest, and reduce your stress. Some believe that part of this means denying yourself of foods that you enjoy. Did you know that you can enjoy chocolate and still enjoy a healthy lifestyle? Yes, it’s true!

Chocolate is plant based, so it does provide health benefits such as flavonoids, which act as antioxidants. These antioxidants, in turn, help to protect the body from many age related conditions like heart disease, and contribute to lowering blood pressure and cholesterol as well as promoting the balance of certain hormones. They are found in many foods, including blueberries, strawberries, and tomatoes. However, dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants – almost eight times more than are in strawberries – giving us a great reason to eat our chocolate! Continue reading Step into Spring: Staying Healthy and Still Enjoying Chocolate

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History of the Asher’s Chocolate Easter Egg

eastereggblogOne of spring’s richest traditions at Asher’s Chocolates is the Asher’s Chocolate Easter Egg. Decades of expertise means that this quintessential seasonal treat meets expectations year after year. Asher’s Chocolate Easter Eggs have been enjoyed by generations of consumers. It all started with Chester A. Asher, a Canadian farm boy with family roots in Scotland. He his passion for fine chocolates to launch one of the country’s most cherished providers of finely crafted chocolate confections. Continue reading History of the Asher’s Chocolate Easter Egg

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Beyond the Bunny: An Asher’s DIY Easter Basket!

peeps_web_We all know about the traditional chocolate bunny for Easter, but did you know that there is a whole world of goodness out there just waiting to find its way into your Easter basket? Step away from the bunny and try some of these delectable delights to celebrate Easter in a whole new way.

Jelly Belly Speckled Chocolate Malted Eggs
You can’t go wrong with Jelly Belly! Their tasty creations are a favorite addition to many an Easter basket Continue reading Beyond the Bunny: An Asher’s DIY Easter Basket!

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Top Easter Gifts from Asher’s

easter basketWith Easter just around the corner, it is time to start thinking of bunnies, baby chicks, and chocolate! Putting together Easter baskets and getting yummy Easter gifts are two of the most fun parts of the holiday.

There are many creative ways that you can celebrate Easter and by letting Asher’s be a part of your festivities you can rest assured that you will have a top quality product made from the freshest, purest ingredients. Continue reading Top Easter Gifts from Asher’s