The best Easter eggs 2020: 57 must-try chocolatey creations

Featuring white, milk and dark chocolate eggs

Updated on 19 March 2020 • Written By Eamonn Crowe

The best Easter eggs 2020: 57 must-try chocolatey creations

If you have someone in your life that says Easter eggs are ‘just for kids’, we recommend cutting them out of your social circle immediately. While it is true that the Easter Bunny rudely only chooses to visit the younger half of the population, grown-ups can still get their chocolate fix by snapping up an Easter egg for themselves.

No matter how old we get, there’s something about the joy of a chocolate Easter egg that fills us with glee. Whether it’s unwrapping the foil coating or discovering the hidden treats inside, our love for Easter eggs is as strong as when we were five years old.

In the last few years though, Easter eggs have taken on a bit of a life of their own, as shops and online retailers race to see who can come up with the most Instagram-friendly or unique offerings. If you are looking to go all out for Easter this year, there are plenty of options that should tickle your fancy, ranging from dark chocolate sourced from Venezuela, to an egg that has been fashioned to look like like the brunch classic of a halved avocado (yes, really).

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There are still plenty of options for the traditionalists too though, as well as people who never really grew out of their Milkybar and Cadbury’s phase (and there’s nothing wrong with that!). To help you decide which of the best Easter eggs 2020 to choose this year, we’ve rounded up the best options that we could find, covering a range of styles and budgets.  

We’ve even tried a few ourselves (all in the name of journalism, of course) so look out for our ‘editor’s notes’ on some of the eggs to see our expert opinion. Now, all that’s left to do is for you to nab yourself an egg or two, or three or four…

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Luxury Easter eggs

When it comes to chocolate, we’re of the opinion that there is no such thing as too much. If a luxury Easter egg is the only option for you this year, check out our pick of over-the-top chocolate creations below.

Godiva Golden Egg

What: We’ve all heard of the goose that laid the golden egg, we just didn’t realise she left it in Selfridges. With this Godiva treat, you get a collectable golden egg to keep (that can be used as a trinket box post-Easter), which is filled with the brand’s signature mini chocolate eggs. 
How much: £50 
Buy the Godiva Golden Egg 

Hotel Chocolat Thick Rocky Road to Caramel Easter Egg

What: The only thing better than a luxury Easter egg is a luxury Easter egg filled with chocolate goodies. This extra thick creation from Hotel Chocolat comes stuffed with pralines and caramels to munch on.
How much:
£29
Buy the Hotel Chocolat Thick Rocky Road to Caramel Easter Egg

Venchi Milk Chocolate and Hazelnut Easter Egg

What: Proving that chocolate eggs aren’t just for children, this high-end take on the traditional egg is filled with Venchi’s signature Piedmont hazelnuts, which are chopped and roasted then coated in a layer of milk chocolate.
How much:
£52.99
Buy the Venchi Milk Chocolate and Hazelnut Easter Egg

Charbonnel et Walker Milk Chocolate Easter Egg With Milk Chocolates

What: It would be hard to find an Easter egg in prettier packaging than this one, which is replete with springtime pastels. Inside, things are just as pretty – expect a milk chocolate egg filled with miniature chocolate rabbits, birds and bumble bees.
How much:
£26
Buy the Charbonnel et Walker Milk Chocolate Easter Egg With Milk Chocolates

Fortnum & Mason Hand-Painted Cockerel Easter Egg

What: Almost too pretty to eat, this arresting Easter egg from Fortnum & Mason has been hand-painted using natural pigments and weighs in at a hefty 500g. The price tag is chunky too, but it’s clear that this egg is of the highest quality.
How much:
£95
Buy the Fortnum & Mason Hand-Painted Cockerel Easter Egg

Tesco Finest Pearl Egg

What: Luxury doesn’t always mean having to break the bank, and this egg from the Tesco Finest range proves it. The three-layer egg combines white, milk and dark chocolate shells, using gold shimmer and chocolate flakes as decoration.
How much:
£10
Buy the Tesco Finest Pearl Egg

Hotel Chocolat The Ostrich Egg Classic

What: The title of this egg isn’t hyperbole, as it’s the size of an actual ostrich egg. The shell is made of milk chocolate that has been filled with crunchy cookie pieces and puffed rice, while the egg also comes with a tray of 20 chocs, meaning the whole thing amounts to over 1kg of chocolate. Just the right amount for one we think.
How much:
£80
Buy the Hotel Chocolat Ostrich Easter Egg

Waitrose Milk Chocolate Marble Easter Egg

What: Almost too attractive to eat, this milk chocolate egg from Waitrose comes with a marble swirl effect that looks seriously cool, and is large enough to last for a few days (if you’re able to control yourself). We’re also fans of the simple baby blue packaging.
How much:
£15
Buy the Waitrose Milk Chocolate Marble Easter Egg

Chococo Ocean Studded Egg

What: This gorgeous egg (available in milk or dark chocolate) is covered in glitter and finished off with streaks of ocean blue. Inside, you’ll find a handful of milk chocolate turtles and starfish to tuck into, while a portion of the sales from each egg goes towards the Sea Life trust. 
How much:
£12.50
Editor’s note: “This is one of the best Easter eggs we’ve tried this year, which both looks and tastes high-quality. The charitable donation is a nice touch too.”
Buy the Chococo Ocean Studded Egg
 (available from 17 February)

Ferrero Rocher Easter Egg

What: Although you can find them in pretty much every supermarket, there’s still something about Ferrero Rocher that feels a little special. This year, you can buy a Ferrero Rocher egg with a milk chocolate and hazelnut shell, plus a box of eight Ferrero Rocher to enjoy.
How much:
£15
Buy the Ferrero Rocher Easter Egg

Chococo Gold Treasure Egg

What: This golden egg is finished off with dark chocolate hatching as well as a dusting of edible glitter. The egg is made from caramelised white chocolate and inside, you’ll find eight mini chocolate gems made of 45% Venezuelan origin milk.
How much:
£12.50
Editor’s note:
“This egg is pretty and tastes great too! The almost fudge-like flavour makes it perfect for chocolate lovers with an unstoppable sweet tooth.”
Buy the Chococo Gold Treasure Egg
(available from 17 February)

Milk chocolate Easter eggs

Traditionally, milk chocolate Easter eggs are what most people enjoy on Easter Sunday. Sometimes, there’s nothing wrong with sticking with tradition, so check out our pick of milk chocolate eggs below and snap them up before they’re all gone.

Artisan Milk Chocolate Easter Egg

What: A treat for the eyes as well as the taste buds, this milk chocolate egg is made from sustainably sourced, single-origin Columbian chocolate. The best part is that the company behind itLuker Chocolate, has planted more than 2 million trees across Columbian forests.  
How much: £29.99 
Editor’s note: “We were super impressed by the decoration of this egg and the quality of the chocolate shines through too.” 
Buy the Artisan Milk Chocolate Easter Egg 

No1 Gloriously Nutty Milk Chocolate Easter Egg

What: If you enjoy a bowl of Crunchy Nut cornflakes every morning, this is probably the egg for you. The hollow milk chocolate shell is coated with a ‘gloriously nutty’ combination of crunchy almonds and cocoa nibs, which you’re certain to go nuts for.
How much:
£9
Buy the No1 Gloriously Nutty Milk Chocolate Easter Egg

Decorated Milk Chocolate Easter Egg

What: If you are of the opinion that your Easter egg should be as glamorous as any other ornament on your mantle, check out this milk chocolate decorated egg, hand painted with pastel hues using coloured cocoa butter.
How much:
£15
Buy the Decorated Milk Chocolate Easter Egg

Aldi Luxury Butterfly Easter Egg

What: Aldi might be well known for its bargain buys, but this truly gorgeous egg justifies a price point that’s slightly higher than normal. The decorated milk chocolate egg conceals a smaller, caramel-filled egg inside, and the whole thing is pretty as a picture.
How much:
£14.99
Available in-store only

Easter Doug the Dinosaur Milk Chocolate Figure

What: Ok, so maybe we’re slightly stretching the definition of an Easter egg here, but when a chocolatey treat looks as adorable as this, how could we resist? The hollow dino is a mixture of milk chocolate and white chocolate, and is perfect for little ones.
How much:
£3.50
Buy Easter Doug the Dinosaur Milk Chocolate Figure

Baxter Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny

What: While this milk chocolate creation may not be in the shape of an actual egg, it’s too cool for us not to include. The gold finish and sharp edges complement the chunky chocolate within the bunny’s shell.
How much:
£20
Buy the Baxter Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny

Quality Street Easter Egg

What: Sure, Quality Street may usually be reserved for the festive season, but we say that there should be no limits on when you can enjoy chocolate. Expect a smooth chocolate egg accompanied by a handful of Quality Street classics, such as the green triangle.
How much:
£6
Buy the Quality Street Easter Egg

Thorntons Milk Chocolate Dinosaur Easter Egg

What: If you are on the hunt for an Easter egg that will impress the little ones in your life (or perhaps the big kids), look no further than this milk chocolate egg from Thorntons, which boasts a rather fearsome looking dinosaur on its front.
How much:
£2.50
Buy the Thorntons Milk Chocolate Dinosaur Easter Egg

Crunchie Easter Egg

What: Made with Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate, this Crunchie Easter egg features a hollow chocolate shell, as well as two Crunchie bars to enjoy. The perfect treat if you or someone you know is a bit of a honeycomb fiend.
How much:
£6.00
Buy the Crunchie Easter Egg

Thorntons Milk Chocolate Unicorn Easter Egg

What: If adulthood means you stop believing in unicorns, we’re pretty happy to never grow up. This cutesy milk chocolate egg from Thorntons is decorated with a while chocolate unicorn, and at only 151g, is perfect for children or those who don’t want to indulge too much at Easter.
How much:
£2.50
Buy the Thorntons Milk Chocolate Unicorn Easter Egg

Celebrations Easter Egg

What: If you thought boxes of Celebrations chocolates were only for Christmas, think again. This Easter, you can get a Celebrations branded egg, complete with a handful of classic flavours, ranging from Galaxy Caramel and Snickers, to Twix and Bounty.
How much:
£4
Buy the Celebrations Easter Egg

Wine Gums Easter Egg

What: If you are the type of person who prefers sweets over chocolate, why not combine the two this Easter? With this option, you’ll get a hollow egg made from Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate, as well as a packet of wine gums to enjoy.
How much:
£3
Buy the Wine Gums Easter Egg

White chocolate Easter eggs

It might not be the most sophisticated kind of chocolate out there, but we’re not afraid to admit that we love white chocolate. It seems we’re not alone, as there are plenty of white chocolate Easter eggs for sale this year. Check out our favourites below.

Thorntons Personalised White Chocolate Egg

What: If you are really looking to get in someone’s good books, then a personalised egg is the way to do it. This white chocolate egg from Thorntons can be ordered with personalised icing, so you can have whatever Easter message you’d like emblazoned across the front.   
How much: £8 
Buy the Thorntons Personalised White Chocolate Egg 

Decorated White Chocolate Easter Egg 

What: Made with Fairtrade cocoa, this pretty white chocolate egg has been decorated by hand with coloured cocoa butter. We also love that the simple light blue packaging allows the egg to do all of the talking
How much:
£15
Buy the Decorated White Chocolate Easter Egg

Stas Chocolatier White Chocolate Flower Easter Egg

What: This cutesy white chocolate egg is made from Belgium chocolate, before being finished off with decorative flowers and chocolate beans. The chic design proves that white chocolate isn’t just for little ones.
How much:
£10
Buy the Stas Chocolatier White Chocolate Flower Easter Egg

Raspberry Squiggle Easter Egg

What: Add a sense of fun to your Easter egg this year, with this quirky creation from Waitrose. The white chocolate egg is studded with raspberry pieces and hand decorated with bright pink squiggly lines.
How much:
£6.50
Buy the Raspberry Squiggle Easter Egg

Thorntons White Chocolate & Raspberry Egg

What: An explosion of red and white, this white chocolate egg comes complete with studded pieces of dried raspberry, as well as four white chocolate concealing a smooth raspberry ganache filling.
How much:
£12.50
Buy the Thorntons White Chocolate & Raspberry Egg

Holdsworth Milk & White Strawberry Egg with Popping Candy

What: Reserved for those with only the sweetest of tooths, this white chocolate egg is flavoured with strawberry and popping candy for an extra twist. The egg comes with Champagne truffles too, which are also topped with popping candy.
How much:
£15
Buy the Holdsworth Milk & White Strawberry Egg with Popping Candy

Maltesers White Truffles Easter Egg

What: In the last few years, plenty of famous choc brands have launched white chocolate versions of their products, and we’re not complaining. The latest to jump on the bandwagon is Maltesers, whose white chocolate egg also comes with a handful of white chocolate truffles.  
How much:
£10
Buy the Maltesers White Chocolate Easter Egg

Lindt Lindor White Chocolate Easter Egg

What: Lindt describes its chocolate as ‘irresistibly smooth’ and we’d have to agree. Like all good Easter eggs, this white chocolate version comes with an extra treat – expect to find eight delicious white chocolate truffles to scoff alongside your egg.
How much:
£10
Buy the Lindt Lindor White Chocolate Easter Egg

Milkybar Mix Ups Giant Easter Egg

What: It can be hard to pick between a white or milk chocolate egg when it comes to Easter feasting, but luckily the folks at Milkybar have solved that problem for us. Its Milkybar Mix Ups egg features half white and half milk chocolate, so it’s great for sharing too (if you’re that way inclined).
How much:
£6
Buy the Milkybar Mix Ups Giant Easter Egg

Hershey’s Cookies 'n' Cream Easter Egg

What: US brand Hershey’s is best known for its cookies and cream bars, so it’s no surprise that they’ve launched an Easter egg themed around the flavour. This white chocolate egg is studded with cookie pieces and also comes with three mini cookies 'n' crème eggs – result.
How much:
£6
Buy the Hershey’s Cookies 'n' Cream Easter Egg

Lindt Strawberries & Cream Easter Egg

What: Pretty in pink, this white chocolate egg from Lindt boasts some seriously cute packaging. Once you crack open the box, you’ll also be able to find a handful of strawberries and cream chocolate truffles to enjoy alongside your Easter egg.
How much:
£8
Buy the Lindt Strawberries & Cream Easter Eggs

Thorntons White Chocolate Bunny Egg

What: We’re suckers for a cute name here at SquareMeal, so it’s hard to resist the charms of Harry Hopalot, which is the moniker of this fine fellow. This white chocolate egg is affixed with a white choc bunny at the front, made with Thorntons well-known, high-quality chocolate.
How much:
£3.50
Buy Thorntons White Chocolate Bunny Egg

Dark chocolate Easter eggs

For those with grown-up palates, dark chocolate Easter eggs are surely the only way to go. We’ve rounded up some of the best options available in 2020, so check them out below and get ready to indulge in some seriously good choc.

Baci Dark Chocolate Easter Egg

What: Forget novelty toys and chocolate bunnies, as this dark chocolate egg from Baci is purely for gown-ups. It’s made with dark chocolate that has a hint of vanilla and inside you’ll find mini dark chocolate pralines with a hazlenut filling.  
How much: £16.99 
Buy the Baci Dark Chocolate Easter Egg 

Cox & Co Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with Bee Pollen & Honey

What: Made from 61% dark chocolate, this rich and decadent Easter egg is stopped from being too overwhelming by sweet notes of honey and a crunchy smattering of bee pollen. There are no plastics used in the packaging and the egg is free of refined sugars too.
How much:
£8.50
Buy the
Cox & Co Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with Bee Pollen & Honey

Thorntons Continental Dark Chocolate Egg Selection

What: This dark chocolate egg from chocolate experts Thorntons is adorned with milk and white chocolate decoration, as well as being accompanied by a small box of dark chocolates, featuring eight delicious bites to enjoy.
How much:
£8.00
Buy the Thorntons Continental Dark Chocolate Egg

After Eight Dark Mint Chocolate Egg

What: This extra-large egg (400g to be exact) is made up of the signature After Eight mint-flavoured chocolate and also comes with a box of the famous thin mint chocolate to enjoy alongside your egg.  
How much:
£10
Buy the After Eight Dark Mint Chocolate Egg

Dark Chocaviar Egg

What: It’s not surprising that ‘chocolate caviar’ comes with a hefty price tag, but this luxury dark chocolate egg from high-end brand Venchi is sure to impress. Crack open the Cuor di Cacao shell to find tiny cocoa granules.
How much:
£45.99
Buy the Dark Chocaviar Egg

Hotel Chocolat Extra Thick Serious Dark Fix Easter Egg

What: A dark chocolate lover's dream, this seriously decadent egg is made from 70% cocoa, and comes filled with with high-cacao pralines, caramels, simple truffles and plenty of other chocolatey treats.
How much:
£29
Buy the Hotel Chocolat Extra Thick Serious Dark Fix Easter Egg

Waitrose Chocolate Avocado Easter Egg

What: It’s safe to say that the UK’s obsession with avocados knows no bounds, so we probably shouldn’t be surprised that Waitrose’s chocolate avocado egg is back for another year. It’s made from dark chocolate and guaranteed to rack up the likes on your Insta feed.
How much:
£8
Buy Waitrose Chocolate Avocado Easter Egg

Waitrose Orange Squiggle Easter Egg

What: If you want your Easter egg to stand out from the crowd this year, we’re just a little bit obsessed with this dark chocolate egg from Waitrose. It’s decorated with a chocolate orange flavoured squiggle pattern, which will light up any living room (until you scoff it, of course).
How much:
£6.50
Buy the Waitrose Orange Squiggle Easter Egg

Green & Black’s Dark Chocolate Easter Egg

What: Green & Black’s is known for being one of few affordable dark chocolate brands on the high street, and we love its Easter offering. This 70% dark choc egg is Fairtrade approved and comes in a gorgeous scarlet red foil wrapping.
How much:
£5
Buy the Green & Black’s Dark Chocolate Easter Egg

Bournville Dark Chocolate Easter Egg

What: Prefer your chocolate to be rich and high-quality? Opt for Bournville’s dark chocolate egg this Easter, which is packaged in its signature red hues and comes complete with a bar of Bournville’s classic dark chocolate to enjoy.
How much:
£3
Buy the Bournville Dark Chocolate Easter Egg

Prestat Dark Chocolate Easter Egg

What: This luxe egg sure looks the part, nestled in pink tissue paper, wrapped in gold foil and tied up with a pretty red bow. Once you’ve unwrapped it, you’ll find a dark chocolate egg filled with dark chocolate truffles.
How much:
£17.50
Buy the Prestat Dark Chocolate Easter Egg

Vegan Easter eggs

Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all of the Easter fun. The good news is that there are some dark chocolate Easter eggs out there that are vegan friendly, so check out where you can pick up the best vegan Easter eggs for 2020 below.

Sylvia & Terry Bakewell Easter Egg

What: Made with 66% Valrhona dark chocolate, this dessert-inspired vegan egg is studded with freeze-dried strawberries and comes with a selection of roasted almond and strawberry rochers, as well as a handful of chocolate leaves.  
How much: £20 
Buy the Sylvia & Terry Bakewell Easter Egg 

So Free Organic White Chocolate Easter Egg

What: It can be tough to find white chocolate eggs that are vegan, but So Free has answered your prayers with this egg, which is free of dairy, gluten, wheat and lactose. We’re fans of the cute pink packaging to.
How much:
£4.29
Buy the So Free Organic White Chocolate Easter Egg

So Free Finest Dark Chocolate Easter Egg

What: Made with 72% dark chocolate, this Easter egg is free of milk, wheat, dairy, gluten and lactose. The egg also comes with a sharing bag of vegan dark chocolate mini eggs, although we’d suggest keeping them all for yourselves.
How much:
£4.29
Buy the So Free Finest Dark Chocolate Easter Egg

Montezuma's Absolute Black Vegan Button Easter Egg

What: Suitable for vegans, this Easter egg might look child-friendly, but the flavour is entirely grown up. It’s made from 100% cocoa, as well as being filled with a handful of 100% cocoa chocolate buttons.
How much:
£15
Buy the Montezuma's Absolute Black Vegan Button Easter Egg

Fortnum & Mason Sicilian Almond & Dark Chocolate Easter Egg

What: You can always rely on Fortnum & Mason to deliver the goods when it comes to luxury Easter eggs. This prettily packaged egg boasts a rich and nutty flavour, and is suitable for those following a plant-based diet.
How much:
£29.95
Buy the Sicilian Almond & Dark Chocolate Easter Egg

Buttermilk Choc Orange Easter Egg

What: While Terry’s Chocolate Orange might not be vegan friendly, you can still enjoy a vegan choc orange Easter egg this year. The egg comes in bright orange packaging and is decorated with vegan-friendly milk and white chocolate decoration.
How much:
£6
Buy the Buttermilk Choc Orange Easter Egg

Hotel Chocolat Splat Easter Egg

What: This eye-catching egg from Hotel Chocolat features a dark chocolate shell splattered with a white chocolate ‘fried egg’, with the yolk made from natural cacao butter. It’s eco-friendly too, as the egg comes in a completely recyclable box.
How much:
£10
Buy the Hotel Chocolat Splat Easter Egg

Divine Dark Easter Egg with Pink Himalayan Salt

What: Vegan and Fairtrade approved, this dark chocolate egg from Divine comes with a thick shell and a dash of pink Himalayan salt. It’s also presented in a cute baby pink box, with the egg wrapped in shimmering gold foil.
How much:
£6
Buy the Divine Dark Easter Egg with Pink Himalayan Salt

Nomo Free From Fruit & Crunch Chocolate Easter Egg

What: Found in the free-from aisle at Tesco, this Nomo chocolate egg is free from gluten, dairy and nuts. The chocolate shell is studded with juicy raisin pieces and crunchy chocolate bits which add some texture – who said vegan chocolate had to be boring?
How much:
£6
Buy the Nomo Free From Fruit & Crunch Chocolate Easter Egg

Doisy & Dam Nuttercups Easter Egg

What: The first ever Easter range from premium chocolate brand Doisy & Dam includes the Nuttercups Egg, which is made from vegan dark chocolate that is free of palm oil. The egg also comes with two bars of Almond Nuttercups to snack on once you’ve finished off your egg.
How much:
£6.99
Editor’s note:
“Deliciously rich and high-quality dark chocolate, this is perfect for vegans or just your average dark chocolate lover.”
Buy the Doisy & Dam Easter Egg

Love Cocoa Sea Salt Dark Easter Egg

What: This vegan-friendly egg from Love Cocoa is made of 71% Colombian dark chocolate and is hand decorated with sea salt flakes from Maldon in Essex (saving on food miles). It’s also presented in a chic plastic-free blue box.
How much:
£10.95
Buy the Love Cocoa Sea Salt Dark Easter Egg

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