If Christmas means mince pies and gingerbread, Easter equals chocolate in all varieties. Here at olive we have tried and tested some of the best luxury eggs on offer – from coffee-chocolate delicacies to lavishly decorated smooth milk chocolate eggs.
We focussed on their taste, texture and overall appearance to guide you on your perfect Easter chocolate this season. If you are looking for more than an Easter egg to bring to friends and family, browse our carefully curated list of our best Easter gifts. If you have been designated chef this Easter, we have our list of the best Easter recipes to inspire you, whether you want to roast the perfect leg of lamb or make our easy no-knead hot cross buns for a simple but delicious brunch.
Looking for the best hot cross buns? Check out our favourite supermarket hot cross buns to buy.
At a glance:
Best crowd-pleasing chocolate Easter egg: Melt Acorn Easter egg, £34.99
Best showstopping Easter egg: Venchi Gourmet caramel white chocolate and salted almond egg, £64.99
Best dark chocolate Easter egg: Charbonnel et Walker dark chocolate Easter egg with rose and violet creams, £32
Best grown up Easter egg: Bettys vegan Venezuelan dark chocolate egg, £23
Best innovative Easter eggs: Allpress chocolate Easter eggs by Bennetts of Mangawhai, £15
Best extravagant Easter eggs: Hotel Chocolat extra-thick rocky road to caramel Easter egg, £30
Best luxury alternative eggs: Lakrids by Bülow crispy caramel egg, £27
Best miniature Easter eggs: Strazzanti pistachio cream-filled mini Easter eggs, £18
Best luxury Easter eggs 2022
Acorn Easter egg, £34.99/300g, Melt
Best crowd-pleasing chocolate Easter egg
Made with incredibly silky chocolate, this best-of-both egg is perfect for those who can’t choose between dark or milk. It also comes embedded with shards of almond and a novel candied orange stem.
Gourmet caramel white chocolate and salted almond egg, £64.99/540g, Venchi
Best showstopping Easter egg
Italian chocolatiers Venchi have created this blonde caramel Easter egg studded with crunchy salted Sicilian almonds. It is the perfect salty-sweet combination, rounded off with a hint of vanilla.
Dark chocolate Easter egg with rose and violet creams, £32/245g, Charbonnel et Walker
Best dark chocolate egg
A decadent dark chocolate egg with 70% cocoa solids. This Easter egg comes with sweet and fragrant rose and violet creams, all wrapped up in a whimsical spring box.
Vegan Venezuelan dark chocolate egg, £23/210g, Bettys
Best grown-up Easter egg
This is an elegant-looking and complex-tasting dark chocolate Easter egg, with notes of cherry and coffee that linger on the tongue. A well-tempered geometric shell has a satisfying snap and smooth flavour.
Chocolate Easter eggs by Bennetts of Mangawhai, £15, Allpress Espresso
Best innovative Easter eggs
Inspired by your morning coffees, these foil-wrapped Easter eggs come in a stylish egg carton. The double espresso egg is an indulgent dark chocolate spiked with espresso for a bittersweet bite. The milk chocolate variety is a great interpretation of a flat white – containing 45% cocoa, it combines velvety milk chocolate with a touch of espresso and vanilla.
Extra-thick rocky road to caramel Easter egg, £30/490g, Hotel Chocolat
Best extravagant Easter egg
The walls of this Easter egg are extra thick, consisting of crumbled cookies and puffed rice encased in sweet and smooth 40% milk chocolate. The egg comes filled with an indulgent selection of dessert-inspired pralines, caramels and chocolates.
Crispy caramel eggs, £27, Lakrids by Bülow
Best luxury alternative eggs
These eggs are the perfect alternative to a whole chocolate egg and great for grown-ups. A speckled shell conceals caramelised dulce chocolate with a sprinkle of liquorice powder. These are perfect for sharing over the Easter holidays (if you can keep your hands off them). If you're not usually a fan of liquorice don't be put off as they have been known to convert many.
Sicilian pistachio cream-filled truffles, £18/box of 12, Strazzanti
Best miniature eggs
Harvested every two years in Sicily, lightly roasted pistachios make up the sweet and nutty filling that oozes out of these crisp dark chocolate eggs.
Other luxury chocolate Easter eggs we tried:
Lindor strawberries and cream Easter egg, £13.99/260g, Selfridges. Buy now
Muscovado caramel and lemon fondant gulls eggs, £17.95/130g, Fortnum & Mason. Buy now
Ferrero Rocher golden Easter milk chocolate and hazelnut egg, £16.99/275g, Selfridges. Buy now
Spring bloom egg, £32/315g, Bettys. Buy now
Milk chocolate egg, £20/160g, Salcombe Dairy. Buy now
Milk chocolate chicken, £5.95/35g, Pump Street. Buy now
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