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As Easter approaches, we have again had the very difficult job of trying out the Easter Eggs on offer this year. Here is a selection of the best for children, adults and also chocolate alternatives to tickle your taste buds!
ASDA Extra Special Raspberry & Marshmallow White Chocolate Easter Egg £6 from Asda
A tempting blend of extra thick Belgian white chocolate studded with a sprinkling of raspberries and marshmallows. This Easter egg is lovingly hand decorated for an indulgent Easter treat.
Lily O’Brien’s Desserts Chocolate Easter Egg – £12 from www.lilyobriens.co.uk and Waitrose
Delicious milk chocolate egg from the much loved Irish confectioners, with 9 handcrafted chocolates inspired by the nation’s favourite desserts including Crème Brulee, Raspberry Infusion, and Key Limey Pie.
Milk Chocolate Praline Mini Eggs Luxury Gift Box, £17.50, www.farhi.co.uk
A delicious assortment of chocolate pralines each wrapped individually in jewel coloured foil, making this a gorgeous looking gift perfect for Easter.
Extremely Chocolatey Biscuity Egg – £8 from M&S
Extremely Chocolatey Biscuits are one of M&S’s best sellers with 110,000 packets sold every week, so what better Easter Egg to create than one studded with crunchy pieces of the biscuits? A moreish treat any day of the week!
Cadbury Dairy Milk Ultimate Chopped Nut Easter Egg – £12 from Tesco
Extra large egg made with the Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate that we all know and love, studded with chopped hazelnuts. The egg also comes with a Chopped Nuts Sharing Bar too – but whether you share or not is up to you!
Lakrids by Bülow Chocolate Coated Liquorice – £27 each from www.lakridsbybulow.co.uk
This premium Danish confectionary brand have created two limited edition liquorice flavours for Easter. Twisted Banana combines sweet banana, salty liquorice and creamy white chocolate, while Crispy Caramel has a liquorice core surrounded by smooth dulce chocolate and a crispy shell dusted with sea salt.
Thorntons Continental Gift Easter Egg – £12 from www.thorntons.co.uk
This delicious milk chocolate egg is decorated with white and dark chocolate swirling loops giving it a classic design. It also comes with 8 sumptuous Continental chocolates that Thorntons are famous for.
Happy Easter Gourmet Popcorn Gift Tin – £28 from www.popcornshed.com
Presented in a colourful reusable tin, this Easter gift contains 3 different flavours of gourmet popcorn packed in separate bags for freshness. A great sweet alternative to chocolate.
KitKat Chunky Lotus Biscoff Giant Easter Egg – £5 from Tesco, Londis and Premier Convenience stores
KitKat have teamed up with the highly popular Lotus Biscoff to create their new KitKat chunky bars. This hollow egg comes with 3 full size bars of the new flavour for you to enjoy!
KitKat® Chunky Salted Caramel Popcorn Incredible Chocolate Easter Egg – £10 from Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys, Co-op, Iceland and B&M
Another brand new offering from KitKat, this chocolate egg is infused with real salted and roasted corn pieces, along with 3 full size KitKat chunky bars in this new flavour.
Lindt Gold Bunny Animal Print – £4 from Tesco
The delicious and iconic gold bunny from Lindt has been given a makeover – exclusive to Tesco. Choose from Zebra and Leopard prints for a fashionable twist on the classic. Still the same creamy chocolate and of course not forgetting the little gold bell!
Choc Corn Egg – £8 from M&S
This large egg is made from indulgently creamy milk chocolate with salted toffee popcorn pieces. A delicious combination of salt and sweet.
Tesco Free From Strawberry Crunch
Chocolate Egg – £4
This white chocolate and strawberry flavoured egg has freeze dried strawberry pieces and biscuit flavour rice balls for a bit of crunch. It is free from gluten, wheat and milk, making it a perfect choice for food allergy sufferers. It is also suitable for vegans.
Asda Free From Choc Honeycomb Egg – £3.75
A smooth chocolate egg finished with crispy honeycomb pieces. Free from gluten, milk and egg this is a delicious treat for allergy sufferers and vegans.
Eggcellent Mini Egg Cookie Mix in a Bottle – £10.99 by www.thebottledbakingco.com also from John Lewis and Waitrose
This cute, eco-friendly bottle handmade in Yorkshire contains all the dry ingredients you need to bake scrumptious mini egg cookies. A great alternative to chocolate, and fun for all the family. For every bottle bought, the company also plant a tree. Win win!
Toucan Box – £16.95 from www.toucanbox.com
The Toucan Box makes a great fun-filled, chocolate alternative gift for children ages 3-8. It includes 2 wonderful crafts – marbled meadow paint pouring, coloured wooden flowers for a springtime display, and also build a wibbly-wobbly labyrinth for woodland creatures.
Farm Animal Eggs – £12
Packaged in a traditional egg box, this sweet set contains 6 wooden farm animal eggs for hours of play. Features a pig, lamb, bunny, chicken, chick and cow. Suitable from 3yrs
Thorntons Happy Bunny – £7
This adorable Easter Bunny is made with delicious milk chocolate, with white and green chocolate decoration. The perfect gift for a little one who is sure to delight in every mouthful!
Inky the Octopus – £5 from M&S
Inky is a cute hollow milk chocolate octopus sure to delight the little sea explorer in your life. With his pink cheeks and wide smile, children will love tucking in to this tasty chocolate.
Space Eggsplorer Chocolate Egg – £5 from M&S
Future astronauts can shoot for the stars with this milk chocolate space shuttle complete with seven milk chocolate balls coated in a candy shell – are they space rocks or planets? There are also interesting space facts on the packaging too.
Haribo Chick n Mix – rrp £3
from all good retailers
For those who prefer sweets to chocolate, this little chick gift box is filled with TangfastChicks, Starmix Fried Eggs, Jelly Bunnies and Spring Time Friends.