Lindt isn’t the only one that’s taken the charcuterie concept and taken it to the next level by adding pops of color, chocolate, and candy. Social media, which has become the fountain of all shared wisdom on the trendy food front, is also getting in on the act by sharing photos of new ways to present Easter treats. We’ve seen boards loaded down with a selection of Peeps, marshmallows, and non-Lindt branded candies, as well as fusion boards that bring the old and new together. By that, we mean cheeses and cured meats sharing food real estate with chocolate eggs, cookies, marshmallow chicks, and pastel-colored candy for a yin-and-yang experience (via Taste of Home). Mm, mm, mm.
As the last few months will tell you, there’s really no limit to what you can do should you decide to take out a wooden platter and load it down with all the seasonal treats you can find to set up a festive display. Traditionalists might consider the desecration of the traditional meat and cheese board as yet another unfortunate consequence of the year of the dumpster fire that was 2020, but it’s your kitchen, your special occasion, your way of celebration – and we say, you do you.