Gone are the times the place Easter simply meant a easy milk or darkish chocolate Easter egg. In 2023, the world of Easter chocolate has exploded, and we have seen extra wild and wacky creations than ever earlier than.
And, it would not should be an Easter egg this yr – select between novelty chocolate turtles, chickens, pigs and even slices of toast as an alternative. Had chocolate overload? We have examined our first-ever cheese Easter egg this yr, to be served with crackers and chutney. We have rounded up some our favorite uncommon and novelty Easter eggs and chocolate beneath – which one will you strive?
Nonetheless on the lookout for Easter inspiration? Take a look at the outcomes of our Easter grocery store awards for our greatest buys on eggs, sizzling cross buns and extra, or browse our collection of the greatest Easter eggs to order on-line this yr, together with choices from Lindt, Tony’s Chocolonely, Divine and extra.
Essentially the most uncommon Easter eggs and chocolate price shopping for in 2023
Resort Chocolat ‘caramayo’ chocolate Easter egg sandwich
You possibly can depend on Resort Chocolat to push the boat out every year, and that is the primary time we have tried its chocolate ‘sandwiches’. The eye to element is exact, right down to utilizing 3D-scanned slices of actual bread to create the right form. The distinctive chocolate sandwiches can be found in a spread of flavours, together with cookie dough, ‘lamb and mint’, chocolate unfold or toast & marmalade, nevertheless it was the ‘caramayo’ that caught our eye. White half-eggs are sandwiched with creamy caramel milk chocolate for the sweetest sandwich you will have this Easter.
Resort Chocolat (£11)
Chococo massive half milk, half darkish egg
Who says you need to select between milk or darkish chocolate this Easter? For a very decadent deal with, this large 500g egg from Chococo is the final word indulgence. With one half made utilizing 47% Colombia milk chocolate and the opposite 72% Ecuador darkish chocolate, the egg is hand-moulded and adorned with a novel design. Plus, when you crack it open you will discover a collection of Chococo sweets inside – Dorset sea salt caramels, honeycomb clusters, milk chocolate orange gems and extra.
Harvey Nichols ‘Let’s toast’ sourdough chocolate toast
One other interpretation of an Easter ‘egg’, this providing from Harvey Nichols is hand-crafted and adorned in Somerset. The creamy milk chocolate toast is scattered with sourdough crumbs and a contact of salt for a real ‘toast’ flavour, and topped with a white chocolate fried egg for additional sweetness. It is fairly small at 160g, however makes up for it in cute impact!
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Harvey Nichols (£20)
Butlers cheddar cheese Easter egg
In case you have extra of a savoury than candy tooth, this cheddar cheese Easter egg is for you. The one savoury egg we have tried, it sees cheddar blended with delicate cheese for a barely delicate, half egg outcome – a centrepiece for an Easter cheeseboard that is positive to get visitors speaking. It is also accessible in a blue cheese selection, or deal with a fortunate liked one to an Easter hamper from Cartwright & Butler that features crackers and chutney, too.
Cartwright & Butler (Easter hamper together with egg, £32)
Butlers Cheese (egg solely, £6)
Gåva reusable Easter eggs
We love this extra sustainable strategy to Easter. Just like the idea of shopping for a material Introduction calendar to refill with treats each Christmas, Scandi model Gåva have a variety of patterned, reusable metallic Easter eggs crammed with sweets or chocolate that you would be able to preserve and use yr after yr. Our vibrant pink leopard print ‘Lola’ egg got here filled with bitter decide ‘n’ combine – a welcome break from low cost Easter chocolate. Additionally makes an ideal Easter present.
Gåva (from £12)
Cocoba combined Easter egg bombes
With Easter falling early this yr, we will not essentially depend on superb spring climate – a comfy sizzling chocolate could be simply the deal with. This combined trio of white, milk and darkish mini Easter eggs are stuffed stuffed with marshmallows that seem when the chocolate melts open – a very decadent sizzling choc. A trio made with vegan chocolate and marshmallows can be accessible.
Not on the Excessive Avenue (£9.95)
Gloucester Outdated Spot sow and piglets
Arguably too cute to eat? This uncommon Easter deal with has a chocolate pig and three tiny chocolate piglets packaged in a little bit straw nest. We weren’t positive whether or not to strive the pig or piglets first (each felt imply!), however can verify the chocolate is scrumptious – easy milk chocolate hand-decorated with creamy white chocolate spots. As a bonus, the chocolate is sustainably and ethically sourced, with chocolate sourced with the Cocoa Horizons Basis, which helps coaching programmes for girls in West Africa.
Daylesford Natural (£12.50)
Waitrose & Companions ‘Take it gradual Boe’
Persevering with the theme of branching out Easter chocolate into new animals, we have been gained over by Waitrose & Companions’ Easter turtle providing. Lovable character Boe gained one of the best youngsters’s egg class in our Easter grocery store awards for having an intricate, playful design matched by easy milk chocolate.
Waitrose & Companions (£6)
Pump Avenue Bakery sizzling cross bun rooster and eggs
Two basic Easter treats mix on this sizzling cross bun-infused chocolate rooster. You possibly can depend on Pump Avenue Chocolate to get quirky flavours proper, and this greater than delivered. The hole chocolate rooster is gently infused with spices, together with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, for a basic sizzling cross bun flavour, with tiny items of currants for chew. Creamy milk and darkish chocolate foil-wrapped eggs beneath additionally went down a deal with. We wish to strive the Pump Avenue Bakery croissant chocolate bar subsequent.
Pump Avenue Bakery (£9.95)
Soften strawberry Easter egg
For an early style of summer time this Easter, Soften’s fruity strawberry Easter egg not solely is designed to seem like a large strawberry, however can be made utilizing actual strawberries blended with 70% darkish chocolate. The posh packaging is solely plastic-free, and as a closing bonus, the egg is vegan, too. We additionally liked the coconut Easter egg with a delicate coconut design, lined with white chocolate and toasted desiccated coconut.
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