Over the last few years, the Easter Egg market has gone from strength to strength, with innovative new moulds used as well as creative and sublime artistry used to elevate the humble chocolate Easter Egg to something that's next level. We're now a long way away from a basic egg mould and a plain thin shell.
So, while you're stuck at home being socially responsible to help slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), you can, at least, feast your peepers on some delicious and beautiful works of art. Here are my top picks for the fanciest (and tastiest) Easter Eggs that you can order online for delivery to your door, subject to availability and while both the chocolate makers and delivery drivers are still allowed to work (pre-total lockdown).
I've ordered this list in price descending order, so you'll find the more expensive Easter eggs at the top. I've also included many eggs from small local chocolate makers and chocolatiers.
In this article:
- Hotel Chocolat Dark Chocolate Ostrich Easter Egg
- Cocoba Giant Chocolate Easter Egg
- Melt Chocolates Wild Chocolate Easter Egg (Vegan)
- 5D Chocolates 50% Colombian Easter Egg Set
- Demarquette Topicalis Alphonso Mango Dark Chocolate Easter Egg
- Coco Chocolatier Talisker Whisky Easter Egg
- William Curley Cinder Toffee Classic Easter Egg
- Hotel Chocolat Extra-Thick Rare & Vintage Easter Egg (Vegan)
- Cocoa Loco Giant Bakewell Easter Egg (Vegan)
- Cheeky Nilla Deep Sea Easter Egg (Vegan)
- Coco Chemistry Nebula Easter Egg with Strawberry Truffles
- The Chocolate Society Coconut Easter Egg
- Cathryn Cariad Chocolates Dragon Egg
- Chocolates by Eloise Flower Easter Egg
- Chocolarder Wild Gorse Flower 50% Milk Chocolate Easter Egg
- Bettys Venezuelan Dark Chocolate Easter Egg (Vegan)
- Sugarsnap Chocolate Rainbow Egg
- Chococo 65% Madagascar Mega Milk Easter Egg
- The Pod Chocolates Lime & Ginger Dark Chocolate Easter Egg
- Cocoa Delicious Biscoff Rocky Road Easter Egg
- Fortnum & Mason Easter Praline Scotch Egg
- Langleys Dark Chocolate Easter Egg With Lime Rocky Road
- Artisan du Chocolat Crème de la Crème Eggs
- Harry Specters Ruby Jewel Egg
- Cox & Co Bee Pollen and Honey Dark Chocolate Easter Egg
- Lick The Spoon Pixel Easter Egg
- The Cocoa Bean Company Sheep Egg
- Chocim White Chocolate Easter Egg
- The Gourmet Chocolate Pizza Company Digging Bunny Truffle Egg
- J. Cocoa Milk Chocolate Mini Eggs
- Honourable Mentions
1 Hotel Chocolat Dark Chocolate Ostrich Easter Egg
This monster by Hotel Chocolat is packaged in a reusable tin and weighs in at over a kilogram. It is what happens when you dream hard enough that chocolate makers produced Easter Eggs with properly thick shells. It uses a 70% dark chocolate, with one half mixed with almonds and the other half with hazelnuts for added crunch and variety. And, because that's not enough chocolate, there's also a tray of 20 assorted filled chocolates. £80; 1.095kg.
The classic milk chocolate version is also available°. The classic edition features a 40% milk chocolate side with crunchy cookies and puffed rice, sandwiched with a 50% milk chocolate half blended with crispy feuilletine. £80; 1.060kg.
Hotel Chocolat Dark Chocolate Ostrich Easter Egg
2 Cocoba Giant Chocolate Easter Egg
This supersized Easter Egg by Cocoba is a giant. There's no other words that best describe this 2kg chocolate Easter Egg. It's crafted out of Belgian milk chocolate and his hand-finished with ribbons of dark and white chocolate. £49.95; 2kg.
Cocoba Giant Chocolate Easter Egg
3 Melt Chocolates Wild Chocolate Easter Egg (Vegan)
Truth be told, I wasn't sure what a "wild Easter Egg" was (cue images of Eggs roaming free in the wilderness...). It turns out, the handcrafted Wild Easter Egg by Melt Chocolates is crafted with rare and organic cocoa beans from wild trees in the Bolivian Amazon rainforest. The exotic and rare cocoa beans are collected by Chimane Indians travelling on horseback or in dugout canoes.
The resulting vegan Easter Egg exhibits a smooth, fruity flavour. It's also beautifully decorated with green, pink, and yellow hues, and nestled in plastic-free packaging. £44; 350g.
Melt Chocolates Wild Chocolate Easter Egg
4 5D Chocolates 50% Colombian Easter Egg Set
This option by 5D Chocolates combines a beautifully decorated Easter Egg with an 18-piece box of their Easter Chocolate Collection. The 12cm tall Easter Egg is handcrafted in a rich 50% Colombia milk chocolate and finished in a vibrant orange-red-yellow colour.
The 18-piece box contains 6 pieces of a limited-edition Easter Chocolates (Apple Caramel and Salted Caramel) , 6 pieces of the Oslo (Salted Caramel), and 6 pieces of the New York (Apple & Calvados Caramel). £40.
5D Chocolates 50% Colombian Easter Egg Set
5 Demarquette Topicalis Alphonso Mango Dark Chocolate Easter Egg
This bright Easter Egg by Demarquette is full of colour and life, but is bittersweet in that it is designed to highlight the seismic devastation deforestation of the rainforests is having on the nature and the world. The 18cm-tall Easter egg is hand-painted in green to represent the large foliage of tropical plants. Two bright orange Alphonso mango caramel frogs - made with a house blend 71.6% dark chocolate - cling onto the egg. £38; 480g.
Demarquette Topicalis Alphonso Mango Dark Chocolate Easter Egg
6 Coco Chocolatier Talisker Whisky Easter Egg
This dark chocolate and Isle of Skye sea salted Easter Egg by Coco Chocolatier contains a surprise - a batch of Talisker Whisky Isle of Skye Salted Caramel chocolates. It doesn't, however, come with with a bottle of 10 year old Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky so you might want to buy your own bottle to pair with it!
The dark chocolate egg and the salted caramels are decorated in a beautiful complimentary colour scheme of pale blue and white strokes. £35; 250g.
Coco Chocolatier Talisker Whisky Easter Egg
7 William Curley Cinder Toffee Classic Easter Egg
This classic milk chocolate Easter Egg by William Curley caught my eye, not only thanks to the chunks of milk chocolate smothered honeycomb hidden inside, but also its appearance. I especially like the mould used to create an indent in the egg revealing an intricate pattern. It almost looks like Curley has pulled back the curtain of milk chocolate to reveal what is beneath. £35; 400g.
William Curley Cinder Toffee Classic Easter Egg
8 Hotel Chocolat Extra-Thick Rare & Vintage Easter Egg (Vegan)
I recently reviewed a selection of Rare & Vintage bars and found them an easy way for many people to experience the taste of single-origin chocolate - a step-change if you've never tried craft chocolate before.
This thicker-than-average vegan Easter Egg by Hotel Chocolat arrives in a reusable tin and features on half in a fruity Honduras 72% dark chocolate (with tasting notes of red fruits, raisins, and oak) sandwiched with another half in Colombia 75% dark chocolate (with tasting notes of Chardonnay and butterscotch). There's a helping of fruits and nuts coated in single-origin chocolate, along with two bûches, one in macadamia praline, and the other in hazelnut and cherry. £31; 390g.
Hotel Chocolat Extra-Thick Rare & Vintage Easter Egg (Vegan)
9 Cocoa Loco Giant Bakewell Easter Egg (Vegan)
I've said it before and I'll say it again - cherry and dark chocolate are best friends and a sublime flavour combination. In this Easter Egg, Cocoa Loco pairs the two flavours with flaked almonds to create a Cherry Bakewell inspired Easter Egg. This large vegan-friendly Easter Egg features a shell of 73% dark chocolate and is studded with organic Fairtrade blanched almonds and tart sour cherries from Uzbekistan. £29.99; 1.25kg.
Cocoa Loco Giant Bakewell Easter Egg
10 Cheeky Nilla Deep Sea Easter Egg (Vegan)
This underwater-themed Easter Egg by Cheeky Nilla oozes bags of charm. A must for seafarers and aquatic nature lovers, this hand-made vegan Easter egg is beautifully crafted. It uses a vegan chocolate recipe and also features vegan friendly cinder toffee. It's embellished with dairy-free dark chocolate seashells and beautifully painted. £27.99; 400g.
Cheeky Nilla Deep Sea Easter Egg
11 Coco Chemistry Nebula Easter Egg with Strawberry Truffles
Stunning; mesmerising; captivating. This gorgeous specimen of an Easter Egg comes courtesy of Coco Chemistry and is a work of art. The unique two-toned hand-finished paint job on this egg is beautiful, punctuated by silver speckles. A galaxy far, far away, delivered to your door! It also comes with 10 strawberry fruit caramels, which you can munch on while gazing at this intergalactic masterpiece. £25; 340g.
Coco Chemistry Nebula Easter Egg with Strawberry Truffles
12 The Chocolate Society Coconut Easter Egg
I've never looked at an Easter Egg and thought "that looks like a coconut", but having seen The Chocolate Society's creation, I now can't unsee it.
This handcrafted Coconut Easter Egg is made in a seven-step process, using white chocolate as a base, with dark chocolate and cocoa powder layers to make this egg look just like a real coconut. For good measure, the Coconut Easter Egg comes with 6 Coconut Truffles. £25.
The Chocolate Society Coconut Easter Egg
13 Cathryn Cariad Chocolates Dragon Egg
Wales is home to many things - including this fabulous chocolate blog - but it's also home to dragon eggs courtesy of Cathryn Cariad Chocolates. Forget Easter Eggs, as these eggs come with a baby dragon inside! A thick milk chocolate egg is decorated with golden Dragon footprints. Inside, you'll find a solid chocolate dragon, a chocolate crispy nest, and a clutch of Mini Eggs. Cute, fun, and tasty! £24.95; 250g.
Cathryn Cariad Chocolates Dragon Egg
14 Chocolates by Eloise Flower Easter Egg
When you need a prettily-painted chocolate work of art, you can always count on Chocolates by Eloise to knock it out of the park. And, this floral Easter Egg is a testament to that. This handmade hollow chocolate egg is available in a creamy milk chocolate or a rich 72% dark chocolate. It's painted by hand with blooms of multi-coloured flowers using edible cocoa butters, making each egg uniquely individual. £22.99; 120g.
Chocolates by Eloise Flower Easter Egg
15 Chocolarder Wild Gorse Flower 50% Milk Chocolate Easter Egg
Have you tried wild gorse flower? No, me neither. According to Chocolarder, they're a right old pain to pick from prickly hedgerows along the Cornish coastline, but the small yellow flowers impart a warm coconut fragrance to the rich 50% Nicaraguan milk chocolate used to make this Easter Egg, so the result is worth it. The chocolate makers reckon you'll taste notes of toasted coconut, fudge, roasted nuts, and light red fruit in this flavoursome four-ingredient Easter Egg. You'll also have noticed the plastic-free, recyclable packaging, which gets another big thumbs up from me. £22; 185g.
Chocolarder Wild Gorse Flower 50% Milk Chocolate Easter Egg
16 Bettys Venezuelan Dark Chocolate Easter Egg (Vegan)
Bettys' Venezuelan Dark Chocolate Easter Egg has been getting a lot of attention recently, and has scooped a Good Housekeeping Institute award for taste. This 17cm-tall vegan-friendly egg is made using Swiss 65% dark chocolate to showcase the rich and complex flavours of Venezuelan criollo beans. I particularly love the bronze shimmer finish, and the geometric design of this Easter egg. £19.95; 210g.
Bettys Venezuelan Dark Chocolate Easter Egg
17 Sugarsnap Chocolate Rainbow Egg
Sugarsnap Chocolate lists a variety of finishes for its bespoke Easter Eggs, but I'm most drawn to this incredible graduated rainbow effect. It's vibrant, sublime, and almost too pretty to eat. As these eggs are made to order, they can be ordered in Madagascan 65%, Tanzanian 75%, Ghana 40%, Blonde, or white chocolate, in three different sizes, and in four different finishes. £19.50 - £36.
Sugarsnap Chocolate Rainbow Egg
18 Chococo 65% Madagascar Mega Milk Easter Egg
You can't deny, this 65% Madagascan milk chocolate Easter Egg looks pretty. This golden diamond-faceted egg is made using Raisetrade chocolate produced by Chocolaterie Robert at their factory in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Branded a "mega milk" chocolate, it contains 65% cocoa solids which is more than you'll find in some dark chocolates! There's 27% milk solids too, leaving just 8% added sugar. Chococo reckons you'll pick up notes of bright red berries and creamy caramel when tasting the egg. Inside, you'll also find four 65% Mega Milk chocolate gems which are studded with toasted hazelnut. £18.50; 215g.
Chococo 65% Madagascar Mega Milk Easter Egg
19 The Pod Chocolates Lime & Ginger Dark Chocolate Easter Egg
This Easter Egg by The Pod Chocolates jumped out as it combines fiery ginger with tangy lime against a Belgian 54% dark chocolate. The handmade egg is studded with pieces of crystallised ginger, and even contains a surprise. Inside, you'll find an assortment of ginger creams and dark chocolate-dipped crystallised ginger pieces.
In case that wasn't enough, the packaging is plastic-free and recyclable, as it uses sustainable board, biodegradable / compostable clear wrap, tissue, and raffia. It's a tasty feel good Easter Egg in every way. £17.99; 410g.
The Pod Chocolates Lime & Ginger Dark Chocolate Easter Egg
20 Cocoa Delicious Biscoff Rocky Road Easter Egg
This is probably as naughty as it comes - half an Easter egg shell stuffed to the brim with tasty Lotus Biscoff biscuit spread and rocky road. This creation by Cocoa Delicious starts life as an extra thick milk chocolate Easter egg half shell. It's then filled with a layer of Lotus Biscoff spread (a paste of caramelised biscuit), before its topped with rocky road. For good measure, it's topped with a chocolate Easter bunny motif, white chocolate mini eggs, and crumbled pieces of Lotus Biscoff speculoos. Perfect for gorging upon in front of the telly! £15.95; 350g.
Cocoa Delicious Biscoff Rocky Road Easter Egg
21 Fortnum & Mason Easter Praline Scotch Egg
While Fortnum & Mason has a range of intricately decorated traditional Easter Eggs on sale, it's their Easter Praline Scotch Egg that caught my eye the most. Produced in Wales and presented in a F&M blue box, this take on a traditional Scotch Egg boasts a rich, simnel-flavoured dark chocolate praline wrapped in a crumb of roasted hazelnuts and cocoa nibs. Its 'yolk' is a lively orange ganache to add a citrus twist. £15.95; 130g.
Fortnum & Mason Easter Praline Scotch Egg
22 Langleys Dark Chocolate Easter Egg With Lime Rocky Road
The recyclable packaging certainly stands out with this Easter Egg by Langleys. Inside, there's a dark chocolate shell hiding either 5 or 10 pieces of Lime Rocky Road Dark Chocolates, depending on the size you order. I reckon the dark chocolate and lime should pair beautifully, but if you'd prefer milk chocolate instead, there's a Lime and Sea Salt Milk Chocolate alternative available too at the same price. £12-£20; 220g-400g.
Langleys Dark Chocolate Easter Egg With Lime Rocky Road
23 Artisan du Chocolat Crème de la Crème Eggs
A playful take on the more commonly spotted Creme Egg°, this Crème de la Crème version by Artisan du Chocolat is made using a fresh ganache and fruit filling rather than a sugar fondant centre. The passion fruit and white chocolate ganache 'yolk' is encased in a speckled dark chocolate shell. A bag contains 7 bite-size eggs. £11.99; 285g.
Artisan du Chocolat Crème de la Crème Eggs
24 Harry Specters Ruby Jewel Egg
This beautiful pink egg comes courtesy of Harry Specters. It's made using ruby cocoa, a naturally pink chocolate. The blushing Easter Egg is then finished with brush strokes of natural red colour. The ruby chocolate has a quality similar to white chocolate, with a gentle berry flavour complimented by a slight sour tang. £11; 180g.
Harry Specters Ruby Jewel Egg
25 Cox & Co Bee Pollen and Honey Dark Chocolate Easter Egg
The Bee Pollen & Honey 61% Dark Chocolate Easter Egg by Cox & Co is one of three in the range (the others being the Coconut & Chia 37% Milk Chocolate egg and the Raw Cacao Nibs 85% Dark Chocolate egg). It's made with 61% Columbian cacao that's blended with honey. The Egg is sprinkled with bee pollen to decorate. The packaging is sustainable and makes use of fully-biodegradable card, vegetable-based inks, and compostable film bags. £10; 170g.
Cox & Co Bee Pollen and Honey Dark Chocolate Easter Egg
26 Lick The Spoon Pixel Easter Egg
I bet 'hundreds and thousands' were a big part of your childhood. Remember eating ice cream topped with multicoloured sugar balls? How about Jazzies° (or Jazzles or Gems)? Chocolate buttons topped with hundreds and thousands were one of my go-to sweets when filling up a paper bag of Pick 'n Mix sweets at Woolworths. Ah, the good ol' days!
Now, Lick The Spoon has supersized that idea and created the gorgeous Pixel Easter Egg, a 45% cocoa single-origin Madagascan milk chocolate covered in hundreds (or thousands) of colourful sugar balls. This colourful Easter egg is packaged in plastic-free home-compostable Natureflex film. £9; 180g.
Lick The Spoon Pixel Easter Egg
27 The Cocoa Bean Company Sheep Egg
How lovable is this sheep egg from The Cocoa Bean Company? This cutie is available in either white chocolate or milk chocolate, and is finished with dark chocolate detailing. It's ideal as something a little bit different for the kids this year. £7.95; 300g.
The Cocoa Bean Company Sheep Egg
28 Chocim White Chocolate Easter Egg
This distinctive, artistic masterpiece comes from Chocim Artisan Chocolate and is made with a white chocolate shell. Coloured cocoa butters are used to create a unique hand-painted finish. It certainly is eye-catching and would make a great gift. £7.
Chocim White Chocolate Easter Egg
29 The Gourmet Chocolate Pizza Company Digging Bunny Truffle Egg
Part of the Easter line-up for The Gourmet Chocolate Pizza Company, this small truffle egg features a cutesy design of a burrowing bunny, on the hunt for carrots.
Each plastic box contains a half-egg shell made from Belgian milk chocolate, filled with white chocolate truffle, and decorated with sprinkles, a milk and white chocolate bunny, and fondant sugar carrots. Small, but very cute. £5.99; 165g.
The Gourmet Chocolate Pizza Company Digging Bunny Truffle Egg
30 J. Cocoa Milk Chocolate Mini Eggs
Think of Mini Eggs and you might picture these classics° by Cadbury. However, these alternative small fresh chocolate eggs are made by J. Cocoa using a rich 55% Nicalizo milk chocolate and no preservatives. Nicalizo is a cocoa bean variety ethically sourced from the Nueva Guinea region in Nicaragua. Inside, the shell is a silky smooth caramelised milk chocolate ganache. Each bag contains a dozen small eggs and a great way to delve into the world of bean-to-bar chocolate at a great price. £4.50; 60g.
J. Cocoa Milk Chocolate Mini Eggs
Mr Carrots, from Reykjavik-based Omnom Chocolate, doesn't travel well, and in the current climate with Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading like a modern day plague, I don't blame him. So, you'll need to live in Iceland to pick this bad boy up. But he's a handsome devil and worth a visit to the capital if you can. Made from Lakkrís chocolate (milk chocolate with liquorice), he's a tasty little bunny too. 4990 Icelandic Króna (around £30); 300g.
Make Your Own Easter Egg
Wick's Caithness Chocolate is selling a flat-packed Easter Egg that you construct yourself at home - which is perfect for sending through the post. Chunky oval slabs of speckled milk chocolate slot together to form a three-dimensional Easter Egg shape. A vegan alternative is also available.
Swedish Furniture-inspired Easter Egg
We can't really talk about flat-packed Easter Eggs without a nod to the Swedish furniture retailer, Ikea. And that's exactly what The Chocolate Library has done, with the Egg (or should that be Ägg?) milk chocolate bar, affectionately branded as a "flat pack Easter Egg." This 100g solid bar is available in your preference of milk chocolate, 70% dark chocolate, white chocolate, or with a variety of toppings, and is meant to be a bit of playful fun. It's ideal for sending as a quirky gift. £7; 100g.
Flat Easter Egg
This Easter Egg by Luisa's Vegan Chocolates is another letterbox-friendly design and is made using a dairy-free cashew nut-based alternative to white chocolate. This vegan-friendly flat Easter Egg - that's also free from refined sugars - serves up smooth, nutty notes along with the flavour of Madagascan vanilla. It's available in a medium or large size. Medium £4.50; Large £8.50.
Egg and Soldiers
Ditch the standard Easter Egg and switch to a fried egg, sunny side up! This ultra-realistic Easter Egg by Choc On Choc is made from Belgian white chocolate with a runny white chocolate mango-flavoured yolk. It's a quirky alternative to the usual chocolate egg this Easter. £15; 360g.
What came first, the chicken or the egg? While Pump Street Chocolate doesn't settle the debate, it has produced a cute single-origin chocolate chicken using Jamaica 75% dark chocolate. It comes with a very reasonable price tag and is a great way to try single origin craft chocolate without spending a fortune. £5.95; 30g.
I think you'll agree there are plenty of stunning, delicious, and quirky Easter Egg options in my list this year. Which one tops your wish list? Let me know in the comments below.