You've seen them at the supermarket (for months). They're also at the petrol station, and probably at the local Post Office too. Try as hard as you might, you simply can't escape the seasonal deluge of Easter Eggs. While kids will happily chomp through the vast majority of mass-produced budget chocolate Easter Eggs this year, adults are left wanting something a little special.
So, this year, I've scoured my extensive list of local chocolate shops and found a selection of pretty (tasty) gems from chocolate makers, chocolatiers and chocolate shops up and down the land. This year, I seek something traditional (perhaps with a quirky shape here and there) and something special. Something a little more sophisticated, perhaps?
My list is in no particular order. I think they're all great, which is why they made my list. My round-up includes Easter eggs of all shapes and sizes that are somehow different to the stuff you'll find in your local supermarket.
I hope you find this guide helpful and I hope you make an egg-scellent choice when buying your grown-up Easter egg!
Oh, and in case you're looking for supersized chocolate Easter eggs, I've put together a separate guide for these.
In this article:
- The Egg Filled With Rose, Pistachio & Cardamom
- The Egg Filled With Salted Caramel And Marshmallow
- The Egg Filled With Sticky Toffee Pudding and Maple & Pecan
- The Egg From The 1920s
- The Egg Made With Super Berries Chocolate
- The Egg That Empowers Autistic Young Adults
- The Egg That Features A Hand-Painted Chick
- The Egg That Looks Like A Chicken
- The Egg That Looks Like A Forest
- The Egg That Looks Like A Pineapple
- The Egg That Looks Like A Rabbit
- The Egg That Looks Like A Strawberry
- The Egg That Seeks To End Period Poverty
- The Egg That Thinks It's A Beehive
- The Egg That Thinks It's Tea & Biscuits
- The Egg With A Bunny Doodle
- The Egg With A Gooey Centre
- The Egg With A Hammer
- The Egg With A Lucky Dip Design
- The Egg With A Tiny Carbon Footprint
- The Egg With A Welsh Flag
- The Egg With Cherry & Almond Praline
- The Egg With Koi Carp
- The Egg With Ready Salted Crisps
- The Egg With Rocky Road
- The Egg With The Splat
- The Egg You Make Yourself
Many chocolatiers produce Easter eggs but only a fraction of these are brave enough to post their products. Be aware that Easter eggs are fragile beasts and so they may arrive with cracks or damage. If you'd rather order online and collect your egg(s), you'll find your local chocolatier here. Not all chocolatiers allow collection but many do.
1 The Egg Filled With Rose, Pistachio & Cardamom
- Who makes it? The Painted Peacock, Harrow.
- What is it? Two vegan Easter eggs filled with rose, pistachio and cardamom.
- Why do you need it? Before Christmas, I had the absolute pleasure of tasting a selection of delightful flavour combinations by Yugna of The Painted Peacock. This Easter, The Painted Peacock presents two options for its eggs. One is filled with passion fruit and coconut (in yellow) while the other rocks a pretty green shell and sports a rose, pistachio and cardamom filling. The latter is paired with a dark chocolate shell, making these small-but-perfectly-formed eggs suitable for vegans.
The Painted Peacock Vegan Rose, Pistachio & Cardamom Filled Easter Eggs
2 The Egg Filled With Salted Caramel And Marshmallow
- Who makes it? The Mallow Tailor, Brecon
- What is it? A dozen mini chocolate eggs filled with French style marshmallow and salted caramel.
- Why do you need it? Read my Caramallow review and you'll quickly realise why these mini eggs need to be on your radar. These Belgian chocolate eggs are created in two halves (dark chocolate with salted caramel and milk chocolate with vanilla marshmallow) then sandwiched together and drizzled with white chocolate. They're packed in a gift box that can be personalised, making this an excellent Easter gift for someone near and dear.
The Mallow Tailor Caramallow Mini Eggs (Box of 12)
3 The Egg Filled With Sticky Toffee Pudding and Maple & Pecan
- Who makes it? Bullion, Sheffield.
- What is it? Two small Easter egg halves, with your choice of filling.
- Why do you need it? Bullion's 'make your own Easter egg' service is back for 2021. Cast in Ecuadorean chocolate, each half can be filled with your choice of salted caramel, orange caramel, coffee caramel, praline, sticky toffee pudding, or maple and pecan. Each half can have a different filling, and you can order more than one pair of shells so you can sample more of the range.
Bullion Build Your Own Easter Egg
4 The Egg From The 1920s
- Who makes it? Lick The Spoon, Corsham, Wiltshire.
- What is it? A glam Easter egg with a selection of eight chocolate truffles.
- Why do you need it? This one's definitely for the style-conscious, with its art deco 1920s vibes. Cast in 75% single-origin dark chocolate, the shell is studded with orange crunch pieces. It's presented in a keepsake plastic-free box and comes with a handful of chocolate truffles. The flavours of the chocolate truffles are drawn from the most popular cocktails of the era - Brandy Alexander, Mary Pickford, Pink Chamapgne, and Negroni.
Lick The Spoon Dark Deco Orange Easter Egg
5 The Egg Made With Super Berries Chocolate
- Who makes it? Explore Chocolate, Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire.
- What is it? A dark chocolate egg with Super Berries chocolate decoration.
- Why do you need it? This Easter egg is certainly beautiful to look at, but it has a trick up its sleeve. In the main, it's a 70% dark chocolate egg but Explore Chocolate opt to contrast this with their Super Berries chocolate. What's Super Berries chocolate? It's a white chocolate alternative that they produce with freeze-dried berry powders and white rice as a substitute for milk. So, that's a beautiful and tasty dairy-free Easter egg then.
Explore Chocolate Dark Berry Easter Egg
6 The Egg That Empowers Autistic Young Adults
- Who makes it? Harry Specters, Ely, Cambridgeshire.
- What is it? A rainbow-splattered white chocolate egg.
- Why do you need it? This speckled white chocolate Easter egg is hand-decorated with natural colours. But it's not just pretty as Harry Specters serves to empower autistic young adults. Each egg purchased helps to create employment and work experience opportunities for staff on the autism spectrum. So, this is taste-good, look-good, feel-good chocolate in action.
Harry Specters Rainbow Egg
7 The Egg That Features A Hand-Painted Chick
- Who makes it? Fortnum & Mason, London.
- What is it? A hand-painted hollow Easter Egg.
- Why do you need it? I've no idea how many hours go into producing each egg, but the result looks stunning. This egg is crafted in Wales exclusively for Fortnum's and features a layer of 45% Colombian milk chocolate together with a layer of 40% white chocolate. The Easter chick decoration is made from natural pigments and is hand-painted over the course of many weeks, claims the Fortnum & Mason website.
Fortnum & Mason Hand-Painted Chick Easter Egg
8 The Egg That Looks Like A Chicken
- Who makes it? Montezuma's, Chichester.
- What is it? Three chocolate Easter eggs in the shapes of cute chickens.
- Why do you need it? I'm a sucker for things that look cute, so this marbled mother hen (made with organic milk, white and dark chocolate) together with her 37% milk and 74% dark chocolate chicks is a winner in my eyes. I love the unusual shapes of these hollow eggs which set them apart from their more traditional counterparts.
Montezuma's Mother Hen & Chicks Easter Eggs
9 The Egg That Looks Like A Forest
- Who makes it? Cheeky Nilla, London.
- What is it? An intricate hand-painted vegan dark chocolate egg.
- Why do you need it? This beautiful green egg is crafted from 55% dark chocolate and is hand-painted into a unique work of edible art. The shell is embellished with dark chocolate flowers, roses, and leaves. It's available with or without cinder toffee (opt for without to make the egg gluten-free). If you'd prefer a nautical theme, check out their underwater seascape egg.
Cheeky Nilla Dark Forest Chocolate Egg
10 The Egg That Looks Like A Pineapple
- Who makes it? ChocOnChoc, Rode, Bath.
- What is it? An Easter egg that looks like a pineapple, filled with chocolate buttons.
- Why do you need it? Once you look at an Easter egg that looks just like a pineapple, you can't unsee it. This chocolate pineapple comes from Choconchoc, specialists in making things that look like other things out of chocolate (chocolate cheese, chocolate biscuits, etc.). Handcrafted in Belgian milk chocolate, this pineapple Easter egg is dusted with edible golden shimmer and comes with a generous bag of milk chocolate buttons to pop inside. It doesn't come with the green fronds though, but I suppose you can make these at home should you wish.
Choconchoc Chocolate Pineapple
11 The Egg That Looks Like A Rabbit
- Who makes it? The Edible Museum, Sible Hedingham, Essex.
- What is it? A hollow milk chocolate Easter bunny.
- Why do you need it? "That's not an egg" I hear you cry. And you'd be right. But on a technicality, if you turn an egg on its side, you get a shape that lends itself nicely to a cute, ultra-realistic chocolate bunny. Sarah Hardy has knocked it out of the park once again. Known for creating insanely-detailed chocolate brains, anatomical chocolate hearts and creepy chocolate toads and insects, this time she's created one of the best chocolate rabbits I've ever seen. Cast in thick Belgian milk chocolate, this hand-painted beauty is almost too cute to eat. Almost...
The Edible Museum Easter Bunny
12 The Egg That Looks Like A Strawberry
- Who makes it? Melt, Notting Hill, London.
- What is it? A vegan Easter egg that looks like a strawberry.
- Why do you need it? Why a strawberry? Why not?! It's a fun and whimsical Easter egg crafted by Melt Chocolate. It's made with 70% dark chocolate and strawberries to add a fruity edge to this fun-looking egg. The green tip is made from a passion fruit chocolate to add contrasting flavour and colour.
Melt Chocolate Vegan Strawberry Easter Egg
13 The Egg That Seeks To End Period Poverty
- Who makes it? Rococo, London
- What is it? A salted milk chocolate Easter egg with salted caramel truffles.
- Why do you need it? Rococo's Period Egg supports London-based charity Bloody Good Period, which helps refugees, asylum-seekers and those who can’t afford or access essential period products. Rococo is donating £5 for each egg sold to the campaign to end the stigma around menstruation and period poverty. The egg itself is milk chocolate-based, with a hint of Anglesey sea salt in the mix. It also comes with a helping of cocoa-dusted Salted Caramel Truffles.
Rococo Period Egg
14 The Egg That Thinks It's A Beehive
- Who makes it? Sylvia & Terry, Romney Marsh, Kent.
- What is it? A milk chocolate Easter egg styled as a beehive.
- Why do you need it? This cute Easter egg is ideal for honeycomb lovers. It starts with the 38% Valrhona milk chocolate egg that breaks away to show a golden honeycomb structure complete with twee chocolate bees. There's also a helping of milk chocolate-smothered honeycomb to accompany the egg. It's cute, fun and whimsical.
Sylvia & Terry Handmade Luxury Milk Honeycomb Easter Egg
15 The Egg That Thinks It's Tea & Biscuits
- Who makes it? The Chocolate Society, Bruton, Somerset.
- What is it? A blonde chocolate egg studded with biscuit pieces plus six chocolate truffles.
- Why do you need it? This grown-up Easter egg blends blonde chocolate with bergamot to evoke an Earl Grey tea flavour. It's enhanced by small crunchy dark, milk, white and blonde biscuit pieces. It's the flavour of tea and the texture of biscuits all wrapped up in one egg! There's also a bundle of six Blonde Chocolate Bergamot Truffles finished in a crushed biscuit crumb for good measure.
The Chocolate Society Tea & Biscuit Blonde Chocolate Easter Egg
16 The Egg With A Bunny Doodle
- Who makes it? Heavenly Exquisite Desserts, Llandeilo.
- What is it? A white chocolate egg with cocoa butter decoration and a bag of white chocolate buttons inside.
- Why do you need it? It's the cute rabbit decorations of Dotty and Dicky that grabbed my attention. It's a simple yet elegant Easter egg that feels sophisticated and grown up. Your inner child will be satisfied by the sweet white chocolate shell and the fact that there are chocolate buttons hidden inside.
Dotty and Dicky Rabbit Easter Eggs
17 The Egg With A Gooey Centre
- Who makes it? White Rabbit Chocolatiers, Hull.
- What is it? A small milk chocolate egg filled with fondant
- Why do you need it? Here is a pretty-looking milk chocolate egg that is filled with vanilla fondant to resemble egg white and egg yolk. The shell also features a marbling of white chocolate to balance the sweetness together with coloured cocoa butter decoration.
White Rabbit Chocolatiers Cream Egg
18 The Egg With A Hammer
- Who makes it? Mocha of Richmond, North Yorkshire.
- What is it? Coffee heaven in Easter egg form, served with a mallet
- Why do you need it? Any Easter egg that comes with a wooden hammer has to be good, right? This coffee lover's milk chocolate Easter egg is all kinds of good, as it is loaded with chocolate-covered coffee beans and crunchy cappuccino pieces, before it is sprinkled with Grumpy Mule coffee. You can include an optional message with your order and can get it gift-wrapped too, should you be sending it as a gift to a coffee-loving chocoholic.
Mocha of Richmond Smash & Grab Easter Egg
19 The Egg With A Lucky Dip Design
- Who makes it? ChoColours, Evesham, Worcestershire.
- What is it? A mid-sized chocolate egg with the chocolatier's choice of design.
- Why do you need it? The chances are when you order this egg, this won't be the design you receive. Sure, you can choose between a white, milk or vegan dark chocolate shell, but that's it. The unique, hand-painted design is left entirely to the chef, so you could receive pretty much any design. Examples on the website include a colourful rainbow egg, floral patterns, speckled eggs and ombré designs. If you're a fan of mysteries and you love chocolate artistry, you'll like this lucky dip. Your egg also comes with a box of six Easter chocolates for good measure too.
ChoColours Medium Easter Egg
20 The Egg With A Tiny Carbon Footprint
- Who makes it? Chocolarder, Falmouth, Cornwall.
- What is it? A dark chocolate Easter egg made with sail-shipped cocoa.
- Why do you need it? So, you want an ethical Easter egg that is packaged in plastic-free packaging, made with just two ingredients, and has arrives at your door with the bare minimum of food miles. That's the Sail-Shipped 67% Dark Easter Egg, then. The cocoa is cultivated by the Arhuaco people in Colombia and then transported from Santa Marta to Falmouth aboard De Gallant using sail power alone. The carbon footprint is miniscule but the flavours are huge, with notes of sweet toasted bran morphing into a mixed citrus burst.
Chocolarder Sail Shipped Arhuaco 67% Dark Easter Egg
21 The Egg With A Welsh Flag
- Who makes it? Brecon Chocolates, Brecon.
- What is it? A hollow milk chocolate egg, decorated to resemble the Welsh flag.
- Why do you need it? Just look at it! It's perfect for anyone living in the land of our fathers, or anyone who is missing a taste of home. Hand made and painted in Brecon, this hollow milk chocolate egg is simply stunning. Brecon Chocolates also has a large range of interesting and pretty Easter eggs so if this doesn't float your boat, I'm sure something on their webshop will.
Welsh Rugby Hollow Milk Chocolate Easter Egg
22 The Egg With Cherry & Almond Praline
- Who makes it? Zara's Chocolates, Bristol.
- What is it? A white chocolate egg, layered with white chocolate cherry and almond praline.
- Why do you need it? Everything about this Easter egg oozes excitement. From the beautiful packaging to the equally exquisite individual hand-painted artwork, there's nothing to fault here. The egg itself is cast in 38% white chocolate and is layered with a white chocolate cherry & almond praline as well as crunchy roasted almond.
Zara's Chocolates White Cherry Almond Egg
23 The Egg With Koi Carp
- Who makes it? Demarquette, London.
- What is it? A milk chocolate egg with chocolate fish inside.
- Why do you need it? This colourful hand-painted egg draws inspiration from pond life. The blue-green painted milk chocolate duck egg-sized shell hides a surprise. Inside, you'll find a pair of Koi Carp filled with Yuzu Caramel. This beautiful creation comes in a keepsake red Demarquette drum box.
Demarquette Pocket Pond Egg with Fish
24 The Egg With Ready Salted Crisps
- Who makes it? Chocolate Moments, Chelmsford, Essex.
- What is it? A milk chocolate egg with ready salted crisps.
- Why do you need it? Yes, you read that right. Milk chocolate. Ready salted crisps. Together. It's an odd combination but it's also curiously satisfying, and now it's in egg form courtesy of Chocolate Moments. The crunchy salty crisps riff off the sweet creamy milk chocolate to create a taste sensation.
Chocolate Moments Bar Of Crisps Easter Egg
25 The Egg With Rocky Road
- Who makes it? Mrs Potts Chocolate House, Bristol.
- What is it? Milk, dark or white chocolate Easter eggs studded with rocky road ingredients.
- Why do you need it? Available in your choice of milk, dark or white chocolate, each of these eggs is studded with a tasty selection of ingredients you'd typically find in a rocky road recipe. The 28% white chocolate egg boasts vanilla marshmallow, roasted macadamia nuts and raspberry chunks. The 34% milk chocolate egg features vanilla marshmallow, roasted slivered almonds, glacé cherry and sultana chunks, while the 55% dark chocolate egg boasts vanilla marshmallow, roasted hazelnuts and dried cranberry chunks. The eggs are filled with pieces of rocky road made using the same chocolate as the shell.
Mrs Potts hick Loaded Rocky Road Easter Egg
26 The Egg With The Splat
- Who makes it? Inspired Chocolate, Leyburn, North Yorkshire.
- What is it? A milk chocolate egg filled with gummy egg sweets.
- Why do you need it? This egg is cast from milk chocolate and features a splat fried egg decoration on the outside. Inside, you'll find a helping of Haribo gummy egg sweets. It's fun, playful and perfect for the kids.
Inspired Chocolate Splat Easter Egg
27 The Egg You Make Yourself
- Who makes it? Davenport's, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
- What is it? A kit to make your own chocolate Easter egg and truffles
- Why do you need it? If you're the type of person that looks at an Easter egg and thinks, "I can do better than that," this kit is for you. It contains everything you need to get started, including moulds, copious amounts of milk, dark or white chocolate, and even chocolates to eat while you work. There's also a how-to video and simple, easy-to-follow instructions. It's time to let your creativity flow.
Davenport's Make Your Own Easter Egg Kit
Which Easter egg do you love the most this year? Let me know in the comments below.