It’s hard to believe that Easter is here, but yes, it's time to celebrate! So if you're looking for Easter inspiration, it’s time to start thinking about one of our favourite Easter traditions: Easter eggs, whether chocolate or savoury, filled or hollow, luxury or straight from the supermarket!
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So how much time do you have until Easter? Easter Sunday 2021 takes place on 4 April, while the Easter weekend bank holidays – Good Friday and Easter Monday – fall on 2 April and 5 April, respectively.
And we recommend youorder immediately if you’re shopping for Easter eggs online. Not only is time running out, but also because of the increase in online demand due to lockdown, chocolate Easter egg favourites like Cadbury or Thorntons or gourmet and speciality eggs are selling out.
When should you eat Easter eggs?
Well, for many of us with little self-control when it comes to chocolate, the day to eat Easter eggs is the day you bring them home! But chocolate-loving impulses aside, the most common days to tuck into your Easter treats are Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Easter Sunday is the most popular day, as that’s when children enjoy the traditional Easter egg hunt, a fun highlight of the weekend.
Now that you have your planning underway, all you need now is the Easter eggs! So check out our selection of the best easter eggs you can shop online for 2021.
Shop the best Easter eggs of 2021
Cadbury Dairy Milk Giant Egg, £11.95, Amazon
Total weight: 311g
If you want an Easter egg straight from the Cadbury website, shop quick! They're selling out fast, like this delicious classic Cadbury Dairy Milk Easter Egg, packaged with three Cadbury Dairy Milk Bars, which is no longer available. Luckily though, we were able to find it on Amazon!
Linden Lady Milk Chocolate Easter Egg, £11, John Lewis
Total weight: 100g
For an Easter egg that says Spring has Sprung, the 100g Linden Lady, made from sustainably grown cocoa beans, is hand-decorated with an Easter bunny and pastel confetti.
Cookie Dough and Ice Cream Sandwich, £10, Hotel Chocolat
Total weight: 135g
The Easter eggs at Hotel Chocolat are literally selling out by the minute! Still in stock is this quirky Cookie Dough and Ice Cream 'Egg Sandwich' with white chocolate and raspberry egg halves around milk chocolate 'bread' with carmel cookie and pecan pieces. We recommend you check out the whole jaw-dropping Easter egg collection.
Easter Praline Scotch Egg, £15.95, Fortnum & Mason
Total weight: 130g
Doesn’t this look amazing? Fortnum & Mason’s luxury ‘Scotch Egg’, inspired by the traditional centuries-old savoury snack, is made from milk chocolate praline surrounding an orange ganache ‘yolk’. The coating is created from roasted hazelnut and cocoa nib.
Cocoba Hot Chocolate Bombe Easter Eggs, set of 3, £12, Anthropologie
Place one of these chocolate eggs in a mug, pour hot milk over and watch as it 'hatches' to release colourful marshmallows for a very original cup of Easter hot chocolate!
Nut and Praline Collection Easter Egg, £10, Thorntons
Total weight: 206g
A luxurious hollow milk chocolate egg along with a selection from Thorntons' Nuts & Praline collection, including whole brazil nuts coated in milk chocolate.
Galaxy Indulgent Collection Easter Egg, £5, Tesco
Total weight: 308g
This gift pack includes a hollow milk chocolate egg and Galaxy favourites: Galaxy Smooth Milk, Galaxy Cookie Crumble and Galaxy Caramel.
Guylian Milk Chocolate Egg with Chocolate Seashells, £12, Moonpig
Total weight: 290g
This treat consists of a hollow milk chocolate egg by Guylian, filled with a dozen Belgian Chocolate Sea Shells. Note that this Easter egg contains hazelnuts.
Amazon's top-rated Easter eggs
Thorntons Dinosaur Egg, pack of four, £10, Amazon
Total weight: 604g (151g per egg)
A great option for kids is this fun pack of milk chocolate dinosaur Easter eggs from chocolate favourite Thorntons. Amazon's choice for 'Dinosaur easter eggs' has earned a rating of 4.6 stars.
Martin’s Chocolatier Luxury Easter Chocolate Assortment Family Pack, Amazon
Total weight: 210g
Amazon's Choice for 'chocolate Easter eggs' is this sweet collection with spring figures from bunnies to chicks. It's a 4.5-star buy.
Cadbury Mini Chocolate Eggs Bag 80g – Pack of 6, Amazon
Total weight: 480g
Yes, this Easter favourite is an Amazon favourite, too, with a well-deserved 4.6-star rating.
Cox & Co 100% Sustainable Vegan & Vegetarian Easter Eggs, from £8.99 each, Amazon
Total weight: 170g
Cox & Co's sustainable Easter eggs, with zero plastic packaging, have no refined sugars and come in flavours including Dark Chocolate, Raw Cacao Nibs, Coconut & Chia Seed and Honey & Bee Pollen. These special eggs also have a 4.5-star rating.
Divine Milk Chocolate Mini Easter Eggs, £7.99, Amazon
Total weight: 152g
Divine milk chocolate mini eggs are truly divine, with reviewers giving them a 4.9-star rating. These treats have no artificial flavours, are fairtrade and suitable for vegetarians as well.
Lindt Gold Bunny Easter Egg gift, £10, Amazon
Total weight: 360g
Amazon’s choice for ‘Easter Eggs for Kids’ is this adorable gift set with not just a gold foil-wrapped chocolate egg but a cute chocolate bunny to match.
Best white chocolate Easter eggs
Holdsworth Strawberry Popping Candy Easter Egg, £20, John Lewis
Total weight: 300g
If you love white chocolate and strawberry, just take a look at this Easter egg – one of the biggest sellers at John Lewis – with popping candy for an Easter surprise! Along with the main egg, and its fabulous swirl, are a selection of popping candy-topped truffles in milk, dark, pink strawberry & Marc de Champagne flavours.
Best diet-friendly Easter eggs
Buttermilk Dairy Free Salted Caramel Crunch Easter Egg, £6, Tesco
Total weight: 165g
One for the dairy-free chocolate fan, this egg contains generously thick caramel chocolate with sea salt and crunchy caramel flakes.
Moo Free Dairy Free Easter Bunnycomb Egg, pack of 2, , Amazon
Total weight: 220g
Dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan, the Moo Free Easter Bunnycomb egg is a 'milk' chocolate delight that comes in a pack of two. With a 4.5-star average on Amazon, these Easter eggs have found plenty of fans. As one 5-star reviewer wrote: "I bought these eggs for my granddaughter which she tells me she really enjoyed and took away the disappointment of not having “real” chocolate eggs like her friends."
Best small easter eggs
Cadbury Creme Egg, pack of 10, £6.11, Cadbury
What is Easter without a Cadbury Creme Egg? The traditional holiday trompe l'oeil - a milk chocolate egg filled with a fondant centre - can be purchased individually for £0.64 each, or in packs from five eggs and up.
Total weight: 40g per egg, 400g pack of 10
A dozen chocolate quails eggs, £10 each or 3 for £27, Hotel Chocolat
Total weight: 145g
How sweet are these bite-sized mini chocolate filled eggs? There’s a flavour for everyone: vanilla, dark chocolate, praline, raspberry with caramelised pecan, and last but certainly not least, salted macadamia nut and caramel.
Niederegger Marzipan Nostalgic Egg, £7.99, chocolatesdirect.co.uk
Total weight: 100g
For the nostalgia factor, go for Niederegger's classic marzipan eggs hidden inside a traditionally decorated card egg.
Booja Booja Organic Vegan Caramel Small Easter Egg, £14, Anthropologie
Total weight: 35g
Booja Booja's hand-painted reusable egg is organic and dairy and gluten-free and it's delicious - the beautiful decorative case contains three luxury truffles. You can shop a larger size for £34.
Mini Ripple Tasting Selection, available in-store, £4.49, Aldi
Total weight: 225g
For those of us who can't decide, there's an incredible Mini Ripple Tasting Selection from Aldi. And for those with dietary requirements, Aldi has launched a new caramel Moser Roth Free From Egg, which is suitable for vegans, but doesn't compromise on creamy indulgence. Perf-egg-to!
Best dark chocolate Easter eggs
Guinness Dark Chocolate Easter Egg, £17.99, Amazon
Total weight: 215g
If you're looking for a dark chocolate novelty Easter egg that will stand out – or you're just a really big fan of beer – may we present the Guinness Easter egg. You'll get not only a Guinness dark chocolate Easter egg but also six Guinness chocolate mini pints: dark and white chocolates with a Guinness flavoured liqueur centre.
Harry Specters Dark Chocolate Golden Easter Egg, £19.99, Prezzybox
Handmade in Cambridgeshire, this 60% dark chocolate egg is just one flavour in the Harry Specters collection, characterised by the painterly splash motifs. Also available are the milk chocolate Red Speckled Chocolate Egg and the white chocolate Rainbow egg.
Best large easter eggs to share
Neuhaus Easter Egg Ballotin, £47, John Lewis
Total weight: 500g
Presented inside a Neuhaus ballotin are 40 delicious dark, milk and white Belgian chocolate Easter eggs in 12 different flavours – there's surely a favourite for every taste!
Candyhouse giant Easter Egg jar, £27.95, Harvey Nichols
Total weight: 750g
This eggs-cellent ginormous jar is great for sharing. It's packed with 750g of foil-wrapped milk chocolate eggs and six floral hanging egg decorations. If you're hosting an egg hunt, then this jar should do the trick!
Giant prosecco milk chocolate egg with pink gin truffles, £35, Love Cocoa
Total weight: 500g
Well, this is a bit of a show-stopper! This giant prosecco milk chocolate egg features mouth-watering pink gin truffles and is great for sharing - if you can bring yourself to!
Marvellous Magnificent Easter Egg, £20, Thorntons
Total weight: 650g
It’s right there in the name - this Easter egg is marvellous and magnificent! Thorntons’ hopping 650g milk chocolate egg can be personalised with a message delicately iced by hand.
Savoury Easter eggs
The Snaffling Pig Eggstra Porky Crackling Easter Gift Pack, £16.50, QVC
Total weight: 275g
Do you prefer savoury snacks to sweet? The Snaffling Pig’s pork crackling Easter egg may be for you! The egg-shaped packaging contains 275g of pork crackling, with four flavours to choose from: perfectly salted, black pepper, maple or habanero.
Butler's Cheese Cheester Egg Egg, £9.99, Amazon
Total weight: 122g
If you really, really, REALLY like cheese, you'll certainly appreciate this Easter treat. Butler's 'Cheester' Egg comes in two flavours: Cheesealicious Cheddar, shown above, and Blacksticks Blue.
Personalised Easter eggs
Personalised Easter Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar, £14.99, Prezzybox
Total weight: 850g
If you're looking for an Easter egg alternative, this giant Cadbury chocolate bar is emblazoned with an Easter egg and ‘Happy Easter’ – and a personalised message of your choice.
Personalised Letterbox Easter Egg, £9.99, Getting Personal
An easy but thoughtful Easter gift during lockdown – an Easter egg that fits into the letterbox! Personalise this chocolate Easter egg with a name and special message message.
Empty Easter eggs to fill
Swedish Easter Äggs, £7.50, GAVA
Give more mindfully with Swedish Easter Äggs from Gåva, the design-led gift company that wants to share the Scandi art of thoughtful and sustainable gifting. Easter Äggs are the reusable Easter eggs you fill with what you like.
Most Popular Easter Eggs
These Easter eggs are so popular that they've already sold out online! If you can't resist the look of them, keep checking back for re-stock.
Extra Thick Easter Egg, £31, Hotel Chocolat
Total weight: 390g
Perfect for lovers of dark chocolate, the 390g Extra-Thick Easter Egg is created with a rich shell of Honduras 72% dark chocolate and Colombia 75% dark chocolate. Inside, you'll find rich, vegan dark chocolate fruit and nut treats: Macadamia Praline and Cherry chocolates, as well as 90% Dark Ecuador Raisins and Almonds.
Cadbury Ultimate Daim Egg £12, Cadbury
Total weight: 540g
Get 540g of chocolate in this special Easter egg pack - a delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk Ultimate Daim Egg with one sharing bar.
Milk and White Chocolate Easter Bunnies, £10 each, Marks & Spencer
Among Marks & Spencer's best selling Easter eggs is the retailer's 2021 chocolate Easter bunnies, available both in milk and white chocolate.
Stas Chocolatier Milk Chocolate Giant Nest Egg, £45, John Lewis
Total weight: 1.5kg
If you’re looking for an Easter egg to make a big statement, this whopping 1.5kg delicacy is for you! It's a milk chocolate egg decorated with a chocolatey nest filled with chocolate beans and mini eggs.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Giant Egg, £10, Cadbury
Total weight: 515g
We love this Easter egg combination - a delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk egg plus two sharing bars.
Extra Thick Your Eggselency Easter Egg, £29, Hotel Chocolat
Total weight: 390g
Doesn't this look divine? This is the half 40% milk chocolate, half 70% dark chocolate versionbut any one of Hotel Chocolat's 'Extra Thick' line of Easter eggs, with the signature variety of smaller chocolate eggs inside, would be a glorious treat.
Single Origin Milk Chocolate Egg with Truffles, £15 each, Marks & Spencer
Total weight: 300g
Among Marks & Spencer's best selling Easter eggs is the retailer's 2021 milk chocolate egg, made with Vanuatu chocolate, which comnes with creamy ganache truffles.
Hotel Chocolat Extra Thick Milk Chocolate Easter Egg, £28.99, Amazon
Total weight: 390g
The Extra-Thick milk chocolate Easter egg, has two different halves: one creamy 40% milk chocolate and the other a deeper 50% milk chocolate. While it's no longer available online directly from Hotel Chocolat, check availablity on Amazon Fresh.
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