Do you know why eggs are associated with Easter? This is because Eggs symbolise new life and have been adopted to signify a new lease of life or start for the spring festivals.
Chocolates Easter eggs first started in France and Germany in the 19th century and have evolved so much and there are so many variations of them available now.
Easter is an amazing excuse to indulge in chocolate easter eggs and here is my ultimate guide to the best ones out there, ranging from classic eggs to organic and dairy free versions.
If you are not a fan of Easter eggs, I also have some alternative ideas for you!
Cadbury’s Mini Eggs – contains 1 chocolate easter egg and 1 bag of mini eggs.
Guylian, who is my favourite for their Sea Shells, have a luxury milk chocolate egg and 11 chocolate sea shells.
Green & Blacks organic Easter Tasting selection has a dark chocolate egg with 24 assorted mini chocolate bars.
Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate egg with assorted chocolate mini eggs.
Dairy milk & Oreo – need I say more?You get 1 egg and 1 bag of mini Oreos.
Love whisky? The Famous Names Whisky collection Easter egg is for you!
Organic and Dairy Free Eggs
Holland and Barrett Dairy Free egg £3.99
A delicious, organic, Fairtrade milky chocolate Easter egg for those seeking to avoid dairy, gluten and nuts
Booja Booja Hazelnut Crunch Truffle Easter Egg £9.99
These multi award-winning, melt-in-the-mouth, organic chocolate truffles by Booja Booja are made with a generous helping of sweet-roasted Italian hazelnuts and fine organic chocolate from the Dominican Republic, as well as being free from dairy and gluten. They are hand packed in a beautifully exquisite Easter egg case which has been handmade and painted by a talented artists in Kashmir, India.
Alternatives to Easter Eggs
Haribo Jelly Bunnies – nom nom nom!
Haribo Chick ‘n’ mix is a fun one for kids (or adults).
Beech’s Bunny family and mini eggs
I have recently discovered Beech’s chocolate and they have some fabulous milk chocolate mini eggs and a milk chocolate bunny family available.
Haribo Easter Hunt mini mix
This is another fun idea for kids or to use for an Easter hunt.
This is always a popular choice and these come in packs of 3.
The classic Lindt Gold Bunny
This is a favourite of so many!
The Lindt Easter Fun Bugs & Bees
This is something different and lovely treats for anyone. I used to love these chocolate bugs when I was growing up.
Reseter Bunnies or any peanut butter fans!
These taste amazing.
If you haven’t tried these you need to get yourself a box pronto. I eat these for dessert as they are so good! The Dairy Milk Egg ‘n’ spoon box.
Creme eggs – got to love them and they pop up everywhere during Easter!
Dairy milk mini bunnies – these are adorable and taste good too!
Ice cream – if you fancy something totally different!
Cadbury Creme Egg® Stick is a luxuriously creamy vanilla ice cream, wrapped in thick Cadbury milk chocolate, with its own pool of gooey yolk in the centre of the ice cream. (RSP £2.00 / 3x100ml)*
Cadbury Creme Egg® Mini Cone is a treat size mini cone filled with an indulgent creamy vanilla ice cream, with a pool of gooey yolk in the centre encased in a biscuit wafer cone, and generously dunked in Cadbury milk chocolate. Mini, yet perfectly formed. (RSP £2.00 / 8x25ml)*
Cadbury Creme Egg® Tub is a deluxe sharing tub packed with creamy vanilla ice cream, swirled with fondant sauce and generously doused with chunks of Cadbury chocolate. (RSP £2.00 / 480ml)*
Available nationwide at Asda, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.
All Easter eggs, alternatives and Haribo sweets can be found in major supermarkets.
The Dairy free and organic versions can be found from Holland & Barrett http://www.hollandandbarrett.com
Beech’s chocolate are available from http://www.beechsfinechocolates.com
What are your Easter favourites? Let me know below.