Easter is a big deal to me because, like every other holiday where calories ‘don’t count’, well, chocolate. As it’s my first vegan Easter, I’ve waved goodbye to mini eggs (sobbing – I will LOSE MY MIND the day they bring out a vegan version), but stayed optimistic and did lots of research into which chocolate bad boys I’d be spamming Boy with links to get me this year
It’s safe to say, this year will not disappoint. In fact (minus the mini-egg sugar coma), this may be one of the best years yet! It helps that I’m a big dark chocolate fan (as it’s a pretty dark choco heavy list), but there are some pretty insane options out this year. Even the UK supermarkets are joining in on the dairy-free fun and putting out their own-brand options!
This isn’t all the vegan Easter buys available, but the ones that I myself would want and I’d be VERY happy to come home to. And I know I call them eggs in the post (don’t be that person and point out that they aren’t all eggs), but eggs, not eggs, it’s Easter chocolate and that’s all that matters. ARE YOU READY?
1. HOTEL CHOCOLAT 70% DARK HARD-BOILED EASTER EGG
Hotel Chocolat absolutely owns Easter this year. This 70% dark chocolate egg with salt and puffed quinoa comes with six hazelnut pralines, and is absolutely my number one choice this year. They also have a 100% dark choccy egg with raisins and almonds (plus Gianduja hazelnut pralines) and a 70% dark egg with Indian ginger oil (plus Hazelnut & Ginger Crunches).
ON TOP OF THAT, all their dark choccy Chirp Chicks, City Bunnies, Big City Bunny, Rabbert Tiddly Pot (basically chocolate buttons), chocolate Egg Sandwich, and Gianduja Egglets (perfect as a little gift with wine if you’re attending any Easter lunches/dinners/parties) are ALL suitable for vegans. I just want to get them all and roll around with my mouth open.
2. M&S SINGLE ORIGIN CHOCOLATE QUIRKY BUNNY
This quirky bunny is the only own-brand supermarket option I’ve included in the list because it’s so damn gorgeous! It’s decorated with gold lustre, and even though I’m not entirely sure what lustre is, I know it means EXTRA FANCY.
3. GREEN & BLACK ORGANIC MINT EASTER EGG
We always have a few bars of Green & Blacks 70% in our kitchen pantry, so it’s only natural to include their Easter Eggs on this list! They do a 70% dark chocolate easter egg, but the Mint Easter Egg is a little different, and perfect to munch on after Easter lunch. You can never go wrong with Green & Black!
4. LINDT GOLD DARK CHOCOLATE BUNNY
When I was 18, I spent Easter with Frankie at Le Club 55 in St Tropez. For Easter Lunch, they had a big Lindt Bunny on every table setting, and I adored it. Since then, for any Easter lunch I throw, I always make sure to have a Lindt Bunny in front of each person when they sit at the table. I used to alternate milk and dark chocolate bunnies, but it’s pure dark from now on!
5. MELT DARK CHOCOLATE SEA SALTED EASTER EGG
How pretty is this Melt Easter Egg? It also packaged in a lovely box so it makes a great gift. For other people, or for yourself. Gifts to yourself are the best.
6. DIVINE RASPBERRY 70% DARK CHOCOLATE EGG
Hello, raspberry dark chocolate! I love that it has freeze dried raspberries in the shell. Raspberry and dark chocolate is definitely one of my favourite combinations (I love putting fresh raspberries in double chocolate brownies!)
7. CHOCOCO DARK CHOCOLATE EASTER EGG W/ CHOCOLATE COFFEE BEANS
One for the coffee lovers, not only is the egg super pretty, but this dark chocolate easter egg bad boy is filled with dark chocolate Colombian coffee beans. Handmade in Dorset!
8. COCO CARAVAN VEGAN PALEO EASTER EGGS – CARAMEL FILLED
This one is up there on my ‘most eager to try’ list. Handmade with smooth dark chocolate and filled with their SIGNATURE VEGAN CARAMEL? I’m seriously drooling just thinking about it. There’s 8 in the box, and I guarantee they will not even last me 8 minutes.
9. ROCOCO DARK CHOCOLATE FLORAL EASTER EGG
I’m gutted that there isn’t a picture of the actual Easter Egg, but the packaging is stunning enough to have won me over already. It’s a 65% cocoa dark chocolate egg filled with 4 rose and 4 violet fondant creams. It sounds so heavenly. I feel like I want to bite into a fondant cream as I frolic in an English field.
10. ANANDAS BUMBLES EASTER ROUND UP WAGON WHEELS
Okay, this one isn’t an egg or a rabbit, but these wagon wheels are the tits. Ming and I first tried them at VegFest, and after that I ordered about a million of them for Christmas (strawberry and champagne, original strawberry, orange and their special Christmas cherry flavour).
Their Easter special is a gelatine free marshmallow sandwiched between two handmade chocolate biscuits with a dollop of sweet fondant, rolled in honeycomb coated in dark Belgium chocolate. DROOLING.
11. COCOA LOCO DARK CHOCOLATE & GINGER EASTER EGG
This is one that Mama Bridges would jump for joy over, since it’s dark chocolate egg jewelled with nuggets of crystallised ginger (she looooves dark chocolate with ginger). Although it doesn’t say it in the description, there’s a picture of the egg next to some chocolate buttons, which makes me think that there are buttons in there too? Win win!
12. THE RAW CHOCOLATE PIE COMPANY MINI EASTER EGG
The Mini Easter Egg is another that I’m super curious to try. They sell other Easter Eggs too, but I’ve read online that this is supposed to be ‘the vegan creme egg’. Unlike the rest of the population, I actually hate creme eggs, but the fact that this raw chocolate egg is filled with raw vanilla fudge already sounds so much better. Like, vanilla fudge? VANILLA FUDGE? Get in my mouth.
Like I said, there are heaps more Easter Eggs out there, including so many own-brand supermarket options if you’re feeling lazy.
Moo’s Dairy Free Easter Eggs are also getting a lot of press and are a great option for kids.
Booja-Booja’s Easter Egg Collection is also pretty popular, but while I loooove their truffles, they’ve not made an edible Easter Egg shell or even rolled the truffles into little eggs, which would have made it much more appealing for me. I get it’s in a beautiful hand-painted egg, but it’s just going to be clutter and it’ll break my heart to chuck it away, which is why I’m not getting it in the first place!
Let me know if you spot anymore amazing options that I’ve missed, and tell me what you end up shovelling in your mouth at an aggressive speed!
Hotel Chocolat 70% Dark Chocolate Hard-Boiled Easter Egg
Green & Black Organic Mint Easter Egg
Coco Caravan Vegan Paleo Easter Eggs – Caramel Filled
Andandas Bumbles Easter Round Up Wagon Wheels
Cocoa Loco Dark Chocolate & Ginger Easter Egg
The Raw Chocolate Pie Company Mini Easter Egg