If you’re serious about your chocolate, then Easter is probably one of your favourite times of the year. Chocolate is everywhere. You go to the supermarket to buy some bits for dinner and find yourself stood at the Easter egg display with just no idea how you got there (or so you say).
We have Easter eggs as they are a symbol of new life, but originally, eating eggs was not allowed by church leaders during the week leading up to Easter. Consequently, they were developed into chocolate versions way back in the 19th Century.
When Is Easter 2019?
Easter Sunday 2019 falls on April 21st, which is three weeks later than it was in 2018. So while you have to wait a little longer to get your sweet fix, it gives you three extra weeks to find your perfect egg or the ideal gift for the chocolate lover in your life. And the ones below are standouts:
The Best Easter Eggs For 2019
- BEST EXTRAVAGANT: Hotel Chocolat The Ostrich Easter Egg
Over a kilo of chocolate comes together in this lovely little presentation box. You get the all-important egg, as well as a tray of some of Hotel Chocolat’s most loved recipes. The perfect present (or treat for yourself, of course).
- BEST FOR THE ADULTS: Edinburgh Gin Elderflower Liqueur and Easter Egg
They love gin as much as they love chocolate, so this little bundle of a traditional egg and a 50cl bottle serving will be well-received all round. There are plenty of other flavours available, too.
- BEST FOR KIDS: Hotel Chocolat Easter Pen Pals
It will probably all be eaten before they see the designs even if you tell them to go easy, but still. If you want something a little different, it is the perfect alternative to the traditional egg shape.
- BEST FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT: Holdsworth Strawberry Popping Candy Easter Egg
Ideal for something a little different taste wise. This milk and white chocolate strawberry flavoured egg has a fizzy finish, and there is also a selection of milk, dark, pink strawberry & Marc de Champagne truffles. Plus it is one of the prettiest available, almost too good to crack open in fact.
- BEST FOR TRADITIONALISTS: Thorntons Continental Milk Dark White Gift Egg
Classic design, classic plain chocolate and from a name synonymous with making very good sweet treats. They will still have something a little bit special if they aren’t fussed about fancy designs.
- BEST FOR VEGANS: Montezuma’s Like No Udder Vegan Easter Egg
Dairy-free, vegan-friendly egg filled with buttons. And it has a brilliantly punny name which we love just as much.
- BEST FOR EASTER EGG HUNTS: Farhi Foiled Easter Eggs and Bunny Jar
All the eggs needed for the trail, and a present for the winner. If you have a lot of kids to entertain (big or little), then it’ll mean less effort for you.
- BEST FOR THE SWEET LOVERS: Natalie Double Fruit Jelly Easter Eggs
ome people much prefer candy as opposed to chocolate, and these sweets are egg-shaped, so the idea is there, but there is not a drop of chocolate in sight.
- BEST FOR THE NON-SWEET LOVERS: Edinburgh Preserves Ploughmans Box
Some people don’t like chocolate or sweets, and those who don’t likely love cheese. If this is indeed the case, this condiment package will be the perfect accompaniment to their next savoury snack night.