Tried and tasted: the best new Easter eggs for 2023
We don’t know about you, but Easter this year has us wanting to go all out with the eggs like never before. Maybe it’s the huge array of choice on offer, or perhaps we need escapism from all this rain we’ve been getting, who can say…?
Without further ado, here are the best new Easter eggs for 2023. From single origin chocolate chickens, to eggs full of hazelnuts from Piedmont, or a giant Toblerone egg. All products featured here can be purchased online or from major supermarket chains.
Dorset-based Chococo uses chocolate produced in the country of origin, which aims to bolster local economies – and has given the Easter bunny a geometric makeover. Creamy Colombian oat choc is new this year – the recipe is dairy-free (although it may contain traces). It joins Colombian milk and Ecuadorian dark. Available from Chococo (£9.50 for 115g).
Pump Street’s dinky hen-on-nest design (with eggs!) packs a flavour punch. Pick from Madagascan milk choc, Jamaican dark or Ecuadorian dark flavoured with real hot cross buns from its bakery. This chocolate is as comforting as it gets, and the Suffolk bean-to-bar producer works directly with cocoa farms it lists online. Available from Pump Street Chocolate (£9.95 for 63g).
Arthouse Unlimited’s stunning range of soaps, mugs and more are adorned with work by artists with neuro-diverse and physical support needs, including the new ‘Full of Joy’ button bags. We rate the caramel chocolate ones. Available from Arthouse Unlimited (£4.95 for 75g).
The pistachio filled chocolate egg by Stratosferico is richly decadent, but not overly sweet. Involving two layers of dark chocolate, plus a soft and sweet gianduja cream, and the best bit: ground pistachios. This egg offers all the best things you expect from fine Italian chocolate, and its nuttiness hints at the indulgence of praline. It is on the pricier side, but it’s also huge (350g), and will easily last a week in the right hands. We appreciated the impressive box and the foil wrapping, a little bit Cadbury’s, a lotta bit luxe. Available from Eataly (£38.90 for 350g).
You might know fine food producer Dukeshill for its quality ham, but don’t miss out on the brand’s sophisticated sweet treats. It’s splatter design Easter eggs offer the best of both worlds: the grown-up glossy shells with arty flecks of colour conceal trimmings-encrusted interiors, rocky road-style. Sweet tooths will love the blonde chocolate egg, studded with shortbread spheres and tart freeze-dried strawberry (£22.95 for 230g). The accompanying blonde chocolate truffles, lusciously soft inside, are buttery and well balanced, too. Fruit and nut fan? Opt for the dark chocolate egg, pepped up with chewy dried cherries and crunchy caramelised almonds. Or spoil yourself (or someone else) and order the Easter hamper (£120): it includes both eggs, plus a simnel loaf, praline mini eggs, salted caramel ‘quail’ eggs and chocolate-covered honeycomb, all in a wicker basket. Divine! Available from Dukeshill (£22.95).
Lindor Blood Orange Milk Chocolate Easter Egg
Lindt’s latest Lindor flavour, blood orange, delivers an added aromatic edge to the classic chocolate and citrus combo. It’s a pleasing marriage with the truffles’ signature melt-in-mouth texture – and the new variety are available paired with a classic milk choc egg for Easter. Available from Sainsbury’s (£11 for 260g).
There’s white chocolate, and then there’s this: an egg from Selfridge’s that’s the perfect balance of sweet and milky, with the nutty toastiness of malt. It’s ideal for those whose sweet tooth is geared towards the light roundedness of white chocolate. It’s made in the UK, and we love the bright, mood-lifting yellow box, to boot. Available from Selfridges (£19.99).
Classic, crowdpleasing praline eggs dressed up in a rainbow of coloured foils. Gorgeous to look at and gorgeous to eat. And great for sharing, too, if you want to do that… Available from Farhi (£17.50 for 370g).
Love Cocoa Sea Salt Dark Chocolate egg (vegan)
Could this be the egg to convert dark choc haters? Love Cocoa’s moreish Sea Salt Dark Chocolate number is refined but not bitter, and Maldon’s cult ingredient adds a delicate salty edge. The brand works with suppliers that guarantee farmers above-market prices and a tree is planted for every product sold, to fight deforestation. Available from Love Cocoa (£15 for 150g).
This egg from Venchi is extra special. Made with top quality chocolate and housed in a practical Venchi drawstring backpack, it’s as luxury as an egg will get. Kids, nieces, nephews and friends will be delighted with the chocolate, and the bag is ideal for taking on a spring picnic when the weather finally turns… Available from Venchi (£25).
M&S’s Extremely Chocolatey Dark Chocolate Peanut & Pretzel egg is another that could tempt you to the dark side. Thick, knobbly and studded with salty pretzels and caramelised honey peanuts, it’s smash-another-bit-right-now good. Available from M&S (£7 for 210g)
It’s hard to believe this is the first Toblerone egg! The popular chocolate has been transformed into an Easter egg – but with triangular panels, of course (and six minis inside). Fans of the honeyed original should approve. Available from Tesco (£12 for 298g).
For those who prefer their Easter chocolate in bar form, Hip London doughnut shop Crosstown has added another feather to its cap (alongside ice cream and cookies) with six stylish chocolate bars. There’s something for everyone: plain milk and dark bars (excellent quality with a satisfying snap), almond brittle, and matcha tea and yuzu-passion fruit numbers with ganache centres. We really rate the coffee, a collab with Caravan Coffee Roasters and reminiscent of a well-made mocha. Available from Crosstown, £5.95 each (3 for £14.45, 6 for £27.95).
Who needs chocolate when you can have salt liquorice? This is a luxurious alternative to an Easter egg, where little bites of salt liquorice are covered in crispy caramel chocolate, finished with an edible-silver dusted crunchy sugar shell. These are impossible to stop eating. A crunchy toffee version is also available, for those with an extra sweet-tooth. Available from Lakrids by Bülow (£24).
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