Easter is a festival and holiday that occurs every year in April. The traditional celebration is to recognise Jesus and his resurrection from the dead, and today, we celebrate with Chocolate Easter Eggs, eating hot cross buns and giving gifts to loved ones and friends.
This newer tradition isn’t so new though. Dating back to the 19th Century, Germany and France took a new lead in this artistic confectionary with success of moulding chocolate in the shape of an egg, which we still see today sitting on our supermarket shelves boxed up ready to enjoy on Easter Sunday.
From Cadbury to Mars, Lindt to Nestle. The big brands never fail to disappoint when Easter comes around, and although it’s nice to be able to pick up 3 Easter Eggs for £10 down at your local Tesco, there are some stunning new Easter Eggs that just look too good to be eaten this year.
The Top 12 Best Easter Eggs for 2018
Gorgeously Hand Decorated Milk Chocolate Egg
From: Fortnum & Mason
This beautiful Easter egg will impress and delight anyone who receives it. It is handmade in England using their expertly tempered Tercentenary-blend milk chocolate to ensure a flawless shine. The sugar decorations are made and applied by hand, meaning that every egg is unique and different, and the egg is filled with a selection of handmade chocolate shapes. It is a work of art in chocolate.
Milk Chocolate Easter Egg Sandwich
From: Hotel Chocolat
Hotel Chocolat claim they put a loaf of granary bread through a 3D scanner to create the slices for this Egg Sandwich, which is why it looks and feels so much like the real thing! This one is made with tempting mellow and 40% milk chocolate, for a satisfying cocoa hit with a mellow finish. It’s served in the traditional takeaway box to make it even more authentic because not everyone likes their eggs boiled – even at Easter!
Cadbury Dairy Milk Peter Rabbit Egg
This egg is a perfect Easter gift for any little one, Inside the box, you get a Peter Rabbit toy and a delicious Cadbury Egg wrapped in the iconic shiny foil.
Octagonal Hand Painted Belgian Chocolate Egg
From: Marks & Spencer
A stunning hand-painted egg crafted in exquisite Belgian chocolate, filled with mini Marc de Champagne shimmered truffles.
Rocky Road Easter Egg
From: Hotel Chocolat
A new design of egg with chocolates inside! The Rocky Road to Caramel is an egg of two generously proportioned halves: solid caramel chocolate with notes of dulce de leche, and creamy 40% milk chocolate studded with cookies and puffed rice. It comes wrapped in gold foil for a glint of anticipation when you untie the ribbon and lift the lid, then filled it with some of our mellowest recipes, which are wrapped in tissue paper for a little mystery.
Charbonnel et Walker Champagne Truffle Easter Egg
A decadent Easter treat courtesy of Charbonnel et Walker, the master chocolatier presents this milk chocolate egg filled with pink Marc de Champagne truffles. Tied with a romantic pink ribbon and encased in a seasonal decorative box, it makes for a delightful Easter gift.
Waitrose Jewel Dark Chocolate Easter Egg
A jewel in the crown of the Easter egg range, this diamond-shaped, hand-decorated egg is made with seductively rich, dark 65% cocoa chocolate. This decadent gift also contains six indulgent, dark chocolate fleur de sel salted caramels. A stunning piece of confectionary.
Gruffalo Easter Egg
All was quiet in the deep dark wood
The child saw the egg and the egg was good.
When you’ve read The Gruffalo to them 50 times, you know there’s only one Easter egg for your little one. This wonderful milk chocolate egg with white chocolate, dark chocolate and orange and green coloured decoration will delight the Gruffalo fan in your house.
Fruit and Nut Milk Chocolate Lattice Egg
From: Marks & Spencer
A handmade work of art, a milk chocolate Easter egg studded with crisp pistachios, salted and caramelised hazelnuts, almonds, golden juicy raisins and sour cherries. This year there really are some unique egg designs, so surprise a family member with this deluxe egg.
Ferrero Rocher Easter Egg
Ferrero Rocher makes your easter magical, a more simple yet timeless option for Easter, with a golden egg and 3 origional Ferrero Rochers this is a no-brainer as a gift for a loved one.
Lindt Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with 2 Gold Bunnies
For over 165 years, generations of Lindt’s Master Chocolatiers have dedicated themselves to crafting the finest chocolates with the highest quality ingredients. Their dedication, passion and skill have led to the creation of a wide range of chocolates – uncompromising masterpieces of quality. The ultimate indulgence – deliciously smooth Milk Chocolate Gold Bunny and Lindt milk chocolate egg.
Bunny On An Egg
From: Amelie Chocolat
Cutest Easter Bunny ever, All paws, pads & eyes. This lovable bunny is enough to melt any heart this Easter! A deliciously chunky milk Belgian chocolate plaque, hand decorated with pastel shades of white chocolate. Presented in a window gift box and finished with satin Amelie ribbon, add your personalised message for a delightful Easter gift with a difference … or simply a delectable personal treat!
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