It's that time of year again when the country goes chocolate mad. We take a look at the best places to get your Easter Eggs from - prepare to salivate!
Easter comes but once a year and what better way to celebrate than with some delicious, quality chocolate.
The Easter Egg has been getting steadily more stylish year on year and some of the creations nowadays wouldn’t look out of place in a trendy boutique. Of course, they have to taste as good as they look to make it into the lovefood.com guide so we’ve hunted down some of the best places to buy Easter Eggs in the UK.
Let us do the hard work and all you need to worry about it eating them...
If it’s decadence you’re after, Hotel Chocolat won’t disappoint. Whether you want a traditional egg or something a bit wacky, their Easter gifts are beautiful to look at and even better to eat.
This is a fun take on a classic childhood favourite. Five praline filled shells are topped with a white chocolate fried egg and accompanied by a troop of white chocolate soldiers.
Nestled inside the extra thick white chocolate shell, lie eight cheeky little strawberry eggs. Super sweet and super pretty, I think this fruity little number will go down a treat.
Whoever gets this egg come April 24th will be smiling from ear to ear. Both shells come in Hotel Chocolat’s 40% milk chocolate and enclosed are 12 decorated mini eggs. Flavours include salted liquid caramel, hazelnut praline, chocolate brownie and more. Mmmm.
One of the great things about Thorntons is a lot of their eggs can be iced for free with the name of the recipient. If none of the ideas below grab your fancy then you can’t go wrong with a personalised egg!
White chocolate Lenny Lamb - £3.49
Lenny the Lamb is made of sweet, creamy white chocolate and comes with white chocolate buttons. If you’re worried about a chocolate overload this Easter then this sweet little lamb may be just plenty.
Milk Chocolate Toffee Egg - £6.50
As if a chocolate egg wasn’t good enough, this one is flecked with pieces of crunchy toffee. And if that still isn’t enough, there’s even a bag of Thornton’s Special Toffee to go with it.
Metropolitan Easter Egg - £19.99
All 32 of the delicious Metropolitan range at Thorntons find their way into this egg. The mouth watering centres are wrapped in either Ecuadorian milk chocolate or dark Dominican Republic.
Using only Fairtrade chocolate, you can much away on Divine Easter eggs guilt free...
Dubble Easter Egg Hunt Kit - £3.50
So much more exciting than a regular pack of eggs! Alongside six hollow milk chocolate eggs, there are a set of signs to cut out to create your very own Easter egg hunt. Well, you have to burn off the calories somehow...!
This rich, dark chocolate egg is perfect for those that find milk or white chocolate too sweet. It comes with delicious dark chocolate covered brazil nuts. All in all, this egg just screams sophistication.
Beautifully wrapped in gold foil and ribbon, this is the egg if you really want to spoil someone. The creamy chocolate is made using only the finest cocoa beans and the praline mini eggs are smooth and nutty – divine you might say!
Some of the Easter treats from Rococo Chocolates look like pieces of art. Thankfully, they’re not destined for the galleries but could be finding their way to a mouth near you...
Crate of Praline Quail Eggs - £6.50
These gorgeous eggs look just like the real deal. Lucky for you, you won’t have the fiddly job of peeling the shells. Simply pop them in your mouth and enjoy!
This hand-painted egg is so beautiful, it might be a while before you decide to crack into it. Not only does it look completely different from 99% of the Easter eggs out there, it tastes amazing and there are even more chocolate treats hidden inside.
This dark chocolate egg has been specifically designed for fans of floral chocolate. The egg is filled with a delicious selection of rose, violet, lavender and geranium creams.
Chocolatier to the Queen, Prestat know a thing or two about chocolate. And if they’re good enough for Lizzie, they’re good enough for us. Unfortunately they are not available online so we cannot link through to them, but they are available in Waitrose, John Lewis, Selfridges, Liberty’s, the Harrod’s concession and The Prestat shop.
Sea Salt Caramel Easter Egg - £25
The soft, sweet caramel infused with a hint of sea salt fills the dark chocolate egg to create a unique and sophisticated taste. The egg looks equally gorgeous, nestled inside its extravagant packaging with Prestat’s trademark gold and pink swirls. Even if you’re not royalty, you might feel it with this egg.
Rose and Violet Crème Easter Egg - £25
Crafted from 71% dark chocolate, this egg is filled with Prestat’s legendary Rose and Violet Crèmes which it has been making for over 100 years.
The Queen Mother had a lifelong love of these crèmes and it was them that led Her Majesty to award Prestat Her Royal Warrant.
The Marc de Champagne Easter Egg - £25
This velvety milk chocolate egg is filled with Marc de Champagne truffles, perfect if you’re looking to spoil someone this Easter.
Any places we’ve missed?
That’s our list, what’s yours? Any great Easter Egg retailers near you that we should know about? Please share your experiences using the comments box below!
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