Tried and tasted: the best new Easter eggs for 2022
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 it’s the energy we’re getting from all that spring sunshine, who can say…?
So without further ado, here are the best new Easter eggs for 2022. From single origin chocolate chickens, to eggs full of hazelnuts from Piedmont, or a giant love affair between Biscoff and KitKat. All products featured here can be purchased online or from major supermarket chains.
Pistachio is certainly the flavour de la mode this year, with it cropping up left, right and centre. M&S’s nutty version is one of our favourites: the quality of the large, delicate egg is top notch, and it comes with boozy truffles to boot. Watch out though, this egg is incredibly sweet – it’s one for the white chocolate lovers. Available from Ocado, £8.
Because it’s such a popular flavour that every brand tries their hand at, chocolate orange can often go wrong… One brand getting it absolutely spot on however is Rococo. Their chocolate orange Easter egg is one of the best we’ve tried. The shell is super thick, the orange flavouring is sharp but not synthetic, and the packaging is simply iconic. Splash the cash this Easter and treat someone to this one. Available from Harvey Nichols (£29.95).
Nuts get lots of love in recipes, but seeds? Not so much. Enter Pierre Marcolini’s range of pralines for Easter, showcasing the unique flavours of pumpkin seeds, linseeds and blonde and dark sesame seeds, plus kinako (roasted soybean flour). And the taste is ‘out of this world’ according to our tester. The price is steep, but the elevated finish helps in swallowing it. Available from Pierre Marcolini, £21 for 12 or £39 for 24.
Lactose intolerance sufferers need not worry: we’ve sussed out this dairy-free egg from Selfridges which is a top choice. It’s not as creamy as the milk-based options but the taste is something really different and the packaging is extra special too. A great gift for anyone in the oat milk fan club, though bear in mind this on the pricier end of things. Available from Selfridges (£22.99)
Coffee lovers are catered for with these generous, full-flavoured eggs in two flavours from All Press, which were such a hit last year they’re back a second time. AllPress have again collaborated with New Zealand chocolatier Bennetts for these, which are packaged up for Easter in a recyclable classic egg carton. With three eggs of each flavour, the box includes dark chocolate double espresso eggs, and a velvety milk chocolate egg with a double shot of espresso roast. These are dense eggs, so be careful cracking open! Available from AllPress (£15).
We challenge you to find us a sweeter Easter treat than these single origin chocolate chickens from bean-to-bar producer Pump Street. The chickens are available in 3 options: the Madagascar Milk chicken comes in at 58%, with our favourite, the fruity-as-anything Jamaica dark chocolate chicken being 75% cocoa. Then there’s an option for our dairy-free and vegan friends: the oat milk chicken which brings a densly fudgy bite and notes of dulce de leche and nuts. Available from Pump Street (£6.95 for 35g).
Break through the dark shell of these morsels and experience a wave of luscious, light-roasted Sicilian pistachio cream: a real eyes-closed moment. Sisters Emilia, Sofia and Nina were inspired by their heritage to launch namesake brand Strazzanti and collaborate directly with Sicilian producers. Shaped as eggs for Easter, but the truffles are available year-round – hurrah! Available from Strazzanti, £18 for 300g.
Be still our beating heart… it’s the Easter egg we’ve been dreaming of for years! A KitKat/Lotus Biscoff hybrid. Enjoy a full-sized KitKat chocolate egg alongside three KitKat Chunky bars filled with Lotus Biscoff spread. There’s plenty to share (if you’re feeling kind). Available from Tesco (£5 for 274.5g).
If you’re looking for something different to the usual egg, we love this dinky chocolate octopus as an option for kids. The milk chocolate flavour is just the right level of sweet, texture is creamy, and the design will have the recipient smiling. Available from Ocado £5, 135g.
Mmmm-worthy milk or dark chocolate eggs, hand-made in seaside Dorset with chocolate impeccably sourced from South America, finished with a fetching cocoa-butter paint job. Plus, crack one open and you’ll find the inside studded with chocolate starfish and turtles (5% from each sale goes to the Ocean Giants Programme supporting marine conservation). All-paper packaging too. Available from Chococo, £13 for 175g or £27.50 for 400g.
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 £15.95, 6 for £29.95).
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 salted dulce de leche caramel chocolate, finished with an edible-silver dusted crunchy sugar shell. These are impossible to stop eating. A banana-flavoured version is also available, for a fruity twist. Available from Lakrids by Bülow (£27).
This mini egg from Venchi is so special. Made with top quality Italian hazelnuts from Piedmont, gently toasted to perfection, and hand wrapped, it’s as artisan as an egg will get. Fans of Cadbury’s Whole Nut will be besides themselves with this. We think the giant (540g!) whole nut version will also blow your mind but it’ll set you back over £50, so it’s one for a special someone. Available from Eataly, (£12.99 for 70g).
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