Easter is a time of new beginnings, Spring awakenings and, of course, fine chocolate. From tempting truffles to the very best milk and dark chocolate in oval form, here’s our pick of the very best Easter eggs.
Hotel Chocolat Dark Ostrich Egg
Large enough to feed an entire family, this stunning gift features two enormous shells cast in Hotel Chocolat’s dark chocolate, studded with crunchy almond slivers and yet more dark chocolate. Filled with pralines, caramels, amaretto and delicious truffle eggs.
Camille Lesecq’s “Poule-au-Pot”
For the ultimate in style, the Dorchester Collection's Parisian hotel Le Meurice has created a quirky take on the traditional French dish "Poule-au-Pot". The chicken is made from white chocolate and the vegetables are created using almond paste.
£25, available from the hotel's Le Dali restaurant
Carluccio’s Group Uovo decorato
This beautiful hand decorated sweet treat from Carluccio’s is almost too good to eat. The Uovo Grande is available in milk, dark or white creamy Italian chocolate. Buona Pasqua!
Dubble box of chocolate eggs
Divine chocolate’s sister brand Dubble has created this colourful milk chocolate egg box perfect for entertaining children with Easter egg hunting.
£3.50, divinechocolateshop.com (also available from Waitrose and Oxfam)
Charbonnel et Walker Dark Chocolate Egg
From the royal chocolatier Charbonnel et Walker this dark chocolate egg filled with rose and violet creams is just the thing for old-fashioned English luxury treat.
Clawson Dairy Cheese & Chocolate Egg
Divine chocolate eggs
Best for ethical chocolate lovers are the Divine chocolate eggs. This egg comes beautifully packaged in gold foil decorated with a chocolate-brown ribbon and sits in a beautiful powder blue case.
Godiva Chocolate Filled Egg
For the ultimate Easter treat choose the enormous gourmet Godiva egg with a milk, dark or nougatine shell filled with a hand-picked choice of chocolates.
Butlers Milk Chocolate Truffle and Praline Eggs Tin
Creamy Irish Easter treats wrapped up in a retro orange tin by Butlers chocolates.
Sainsbury's Bunny tin
For an Easter gift that lasts all year, choose the Taste the Difference Bunny Tin which has 10 solid chocolate eggs inside.
John Lewis Make Your Own Easter Egg
The perfect choice for children, this make your own egg comes with a set of chocolate facial features which you stick on to the egg shaped chicken head with edible candy glue.
Monty Bojangles best of British egg
Sweet lovers will adore the Monty Bojangles knickerbocker egg - inside the milk chocolate egg awaits a fruity mix of strawberry & vanilla sweets.
£6, Waitrose and ocado.com
Hotel Chocolate Eggs & Soldiers
The sophisticaed alternative to a Creme Egg. Milk chocolate and praline filled shells are topped with a white chocolate ‘fried egg’ and accompanied by creamy chocolate soldiers.
Lindt Kissing Bunnies
Combine romance with indulgence with this sweet two-pack of Lindt's classic chocolate rabbits.
Monty Bojangles Buttons egg
The large buttons egg created by the confectionary makers Monty Bojangles features large chocolate egg with edible dark and white chocolate buttons.
£18.29, available from larger Waitrose stores