10 egg-centric Easter eggs
No need to go hunting - we've found the weirdest and wackiest Easter eggs up for grabs on the high street and locally this season. Cracking stuff!
Betty’s Imperial Easter Egg
Feel like you’re feeding the five thousand this Easter? Here, five kilos of chocolate should do it! Made with Grand Cru Swiss chocolate and delicately hand-piped, this whopper from Betty’s is only available from their Yorkshire shop (no surprises there – image putting this in the post). Luckily, there’s also a slightly more mangable version for sale at £32.
Choc on Choc Easter chicks
Which came first, the chick or the egg? Either way, these white chocolate chicks filled with salted caramel from Choc on Choc, based in Rode near Bath, are almost too cute to eat (hey, we said almost!).
Coco Chemistry Gold Flux Easter Egg
Artist sculpture or Easter snack? You decide! Pick up this eye-catching turquoise egg (complete with salted caramel truffles) from Coco Chemistry.
Harvey Nichols Eggs with Legs
It’s not often I see an Easter egg with nattier footwear than me! This hollow egg comes complete with its own hand-painted, individually decorated egg cup created by kitsch ceramic designer Mary Rose Young – but there are only 90 of each available, so snap it up quick!
Chococo Dinosaur Egg
Dorset chocolatier Chococo pays homage to its Jurassic Coast roots with this dinosaur-studded milk chocolate masterpiece. This one is a giant 400g version, but there’s also a smaller 175g version available for half the price.
Montezuma’s dark chocolate hen
No bad eggs here. Frizzle the hen is made from 70% rich dark chocolate, soya and cocoa nibs and is just one of the playful Easter alternatives from Montezuma’s egg-cellent vegan range.
M&S Harry Potter Golden Egg
Got Hogwarts fans in the family? They’ll go ga-ga for this golden egg from M&S, inspired by the fourth film. Luckily these ones don’t scream when you open them – but they do contain yummy white chocolate.
The Chocolate Society Coconut Egg
I should coco(nut)! Crack open the coconut shell – white choc mixed with dessicated coconut, covered in dark choc and then sprinkled with cocoa powder and scuffed with a brush to make it look like the real thing – to reveal the coconut truffles within. Lovingly handmade in Bruton.
Coco Noir Russian Fabergé Eggs
These Fabergé-style creations (inspired inspired by the elaborate imperial eggs created for the Romanov dynasty) from Coco Noir are considerably better for the budget than the real thing, coming in at a purse-friendly £12 a pop.
The Cocktail Man Espresso Martini Chicktail Kit
Think Easter eggs are just for the kids? Think again, my friend! This clever kit from The Cocktail Man includes everything you need to whip up an espresso martini inside your milk chocolate egg – definitely worth hunting in the garden for.