Easter bunny, are you listening? Because this year our expectations are high. The list of new chocolatey treats including eggs, bars and bundles coming to supermarkets and online is bigger (and better) than ever, and we’re intent on trying as much of it as possible.
As our favourite confectionery brands start to reveal their big plans for April, we’re seeing some exciting new creations come to light, including white chocolate Oreo eggs and huge bundles from luxury names like Hotel Chocolat.
There’s many more to come, but what we can say is that you’ll want to clear your cupboards and your schedule so that you can dedicate the next few months to scoffing as much chocolate as possible.
Keep scrolling for our favourite new Easter chocolate for 2021 (with a few old faithfuls we couldn’t resist), and check back for updates coming soon.
Bun House is the neighbourhood Cantonese-style steamed bun specialist in Soho which has earned cult status thanks to its holiday-themed deliveries throughout lockdown.
For Easter, Bun House is transforming its deliciously soft buns into cute chicks. Up until 4 April, bun-lovers can order the Easter chick set of three, each filled with creamy coconut Kaya butter and a sweet Malaysian jam.
The dough is carefully coloured and each bun is finished with an orange beak and red comb before being steamed to soft, pillowy perfection. Yum.
Bun House’s Easter chick three-bun set is running with limited availability from 26 March until 4 April, priced at £14.88.
The Good News Baker
If you’re going to treat yourself or anyone else to Easter treats this year, wouldn’t it be lovely to invest in fresh brownies from an independent baker?
The Good News Baker is a self-started, female-owned brand which really delivers when it comes to taste. For Easter you can expect three types of thick, moist brownies deliciously made from cookie dough.
Each box includes peanut butter, chocolate and vanilla brownies with lashings of white or dark chocolate ganache. Plus, every brownie is decorated with white chocolate carrots and dark chocolate bunnies, so they’re cute to look at, too.
The Chocolate Gift Co Easter tin of treats
The Chocolate Gift Co is a gorgeous independent brand; so aesthetically pleasing and delicious, that you’ll never want to buy a chocolatey gift anywhere else again.
The website has a whole range of Easter chocolates available, but this tin of treats is the perfect happy medium. Inside the pretty tin you’ll find crunchy mini eggs, milk chocolate Easter eggs, a mini milk chocolate bar and a ‘Crottes De Lapin’, which is a little box of four milk chocolate truffles, finished with a tied ribbon.
Colin the Caterpillar Easter cake bundle
Unleash your inner child and indulge in this whole bag of goodies themed around one of M&S’s most famous confectionary characters, Colin the Caterpillar.
This special Easter edition includes an Easter bunny Colin the Caterpillar cake (don’t worry, it’s Colin as you know and love him, just with ears), mini egg hunt Colin the Caterpillar cakes, Colin the Caterpillar Easter egg, veggie Colin the Caterpillar and veggie Colin the Caterpillar fruit flavour sours.
Love Cocoa Salted Caramel 'Good Eggs' Easter
If you like eking out your Easter chocolate to make it last a little longer, this collection of smaller eggs from Love Cocoa could be right up your street.
Each egg has a crunchy sugar shell which covers a layer of creamy milk chocolate with a gooey, salted caramel center.
It’s also an ethical purchase, as Love Cocoa prides itself on being plastic free, palm oil free and against slavery.
Nestle KitKat Chunky Cookie Dough Large Egg
If its name sounds like a bit of a tongue twister, it’s probably because there’s so much going on with this incredible-sounding new Easter egg.
Shaped from cookie dough-flavoured KitKat Chunky milk chocolate, this glorious creation is about as sweet as it gets.
What’s more, after chomping your way through the egg you’ll also get three KitKat Chunky cookie dough bars to snack on for later (or maybe just straight away).
Hotel Chocolat Abundantly Easter Collection
Do you really love Easter chocolate if you haven’t invested in the ultimate sugary extravaganza, aka, Hotel Chocolat’s Abundantly Easter Collection?
This impressively large bundle includes six chocolatey treats including the Egg On My Face milk chocolate slab, five white chocolate ganache half-eggs and five smooth hazelnut praline soldiers stand for dipping, as well as 16 Caramel City Bunnies.
You’ll also find two milk chocolate and gooey caramel City Bunnie Selectors, and last but definitely not least, sweet farmyard friends caramel-milk chocolate Elizapeck and white chocolate Woolliam.
Cadbury White Chocolate with Oreo Egg
The Cadbury White Chocolate Oreo Egg is a new creation for Easter 2021 and we can confirm it is just as delicious as it sounds.
The large egg blends sweet white chocolate and Oreo cookie crumb, for a creamy, crackable treat.
Cadbury Mini Eggs Bar
There’s been a lot of hype around Cadbury’s new Mini Egg bar, and once you’ve tasted it you’ll know why.
Mini Eggs are an Easter time favourite and here the chocolate brand has fused this treat’s famously crunchy shells with a large bar of smooth milk chocolate to create something irresistible.
Hotel Chocolat Extra Thick You Crack Me Up
This extra-thick Easter egg is already sumptuous but once it’s been cracked open you’ll find a whole host of goodies inside.
Its contents include Caramel City Bunnies, Praline City Bunnies, Winning Smile egg, Poker Face egg and Happy Egg.
We love that each mini egg has its own personality and adds a humorous feel to this yummy treat.
Cadbury Chocolate Orange Buttons Easter Egg
Is there a better combination than milk chocolate and orange? We think not. The smooth, creaminess of chocolate matched the rich, zest of orange is enough to make us weak at the knees.
Which is why we’re so thrilled about this year’s new release which fuses all of this, with a packet of giant chocolate buttons thrown in too.
Nibble your way around this large milk chocolate egg and treat yourself to a packet of giant chocolate orange buttons afterwards, just for good measure.
Twix White Chocolate Easter Egg
White chocolate seems to be a bit of a theme this Easter, with even the classic Twix treating us to a blanche makeover.
This hollow white chocolate egg comes with three white chocolate edition Twix bars, just in case your still peckish.
Hotel Chocolat Extra Thick Champagne
Give your Easter a decadent flare and treat yourself to this luxurious extra-thick egg, filled with Mercier Champagne truffles.
Not only is the egg itself extravagantly thick with an ombre effect (making it almost too pretty to eat) it has been crafted with strawberry-white and milk chocolate, to serve your tastebuds a fruity twist.
Inside there’s not just one but two types of truffles hidden away. The pink champagne truffles have notes of rosé sparkling wine which are evoked by pressing strawberries in champagne to create an uplifting, tangy taste on the tongue. They are then rolled in strawberry powder for an added burst.
While the milk chocolate champagne truffles focus on the blend of a chocolate ganache, coupled with a splash of champagne.
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