The best Easter eggs 2021: 54 must-try chocolatey creations

Featuring white, milk, dark chocolate and vegan eggs (and most can be purchased online)

Updated on 10 February 2021 • Written By Eamonn Crowe

The best Easter eggs 2021: 54 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 a white chocolate take on a classic choccie bar, to an egg that has been fashioned to look like like the infamous aubergine emoji (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 2021 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 tasting 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.

 

Hotel Chocolat Extra Thick ‘You Crack Me Up’ Easter Egg

What: We’re always in the mood for a good pun here at SquareMeal, so we’re just a teeny bit obsessed with this humorous creation from Hotel Chocolat. Simply crack open your egg to reveal a whole host of chocolatey goodies inside, each with fun faces drawn on them to add to the festivities.
How much: £29
Buy the Hotel Chocolat Extra Thick ‘You Crack Me Up’ Easter Egg 

Booja Booja Hazelnut Crunch Truffles Easter Egg

What: This stunning hand-painted non-edible Easter egg from Booja Booja is designed to be displayed rather than scoffed, but inside it you will find a pack of 12 utterly delicious hazelnut truffles handmade by a small team in Norfolk. One for the mantlepiece.
How much: £24.99
Buy the Booja Booja Hazelnut Crunch Truffles Easter Egg

Lily O’Brien’s Dessert Collection Easter Egg

What: If a chocolate egg alone is simply not enough for you this Easter (no judgement here), then opt for this creation from dessert connoisseur Lily O’Brien, which sees your egg accompanied by a selection of miniature dessert chocolates, including flavours such as creme brulee.
How much: £12
Buy Lily O’Brien’s Dessert Collection Easter Egg

Hotel Chocolat Extra Thick Champagne Easter Egg

What: You can always rely on Hotel Chocolate to dole out indulgent creations for Easter, and it doesn’t get much more indulgent than a thick chocolate egg filled with two types of Champagne truffles - milk chocolate and pink champagne. We also love the ombre effect on the egg itself, which almost makes it too pretty to eat...almost.
How much: £29
Buy the Hotel Chocolat Extra Thick Champagne Easter 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

 

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

 

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:
£10
Buy the Ferrero Rocher Easter Egg

 

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.

Cadbury’s Creme Egg Easter Egg

What: Did you know that the iconic Cadbury’s Creme Egg is celebrating its 50th year in 2021, otherwise known as it’s ‘Golden Goo-bilee’? To celebrate treat yourself to this milk chocolate egg, which comes with a spare Creme Egg for good luck.
How much: £1.50
Buy the Cadbury’s Creme Egg Easter Egg

Fry’s Turkish Delight Easter Egg

What: Turkish Delight is something of a love it or hate it sweet treat, but if you fall into the former camp, you can get your fix with milk chocolate egg, that is accompanied by a Turkish Delight bar to tuck into once you’ve polished off the egg.
How much: £3
Buy the Fry’s Turkish Delight Easter Egg

Aero Bubble Peppermint Easter Egg

What: It’s hard to beat the taste of a smooth piece of Aero chocolate melting on your tongue, so we’re thrilled the brand has launched a Easter egg version of its famous peppermint variety. The 270g egg is paired with a bag of Aero Bubbles to scoff on too.
How much: £5
Buy the Aero Bubble Peppermint Easter Egg

Mini Eggs Easter Egg

What: There has been much hype around the Mini Eggs chocolate bar that launched this spring, but it’s proved nigh on impossible for people to get their hands on it. Luckily, you can compensate with this XL chocolate egg version, which includes a bag of mini eggs too.
How much: £6
Buy the Mini Eggs Easter Egg

Cadbury’s Roses Easter Egg

What: Proving that Roses are not just for Christmas, you can now get your hands on an Easter Egg version of the famous chocolate assortment tin. The hollow milk chocolate egg comes with a selection of Cadbury’s Roses to unwrap and enjoy on your own time.
How much: £6
Buy the Cadbury’s Roses Easter Egg

Walter The Sausage Dog Easter Egg

What: Ok, so perhaps we’re stretching the definition of ‘egg’ with this one, but when a chocolatey creation is this cute, we just simply can’t resist. Although these doggos are strictly for human consumption, they would make a great Easter gift for the dog lover in your life.
How much: £5
Buy the M&S Walter The Sausage Dog Easter Egg

M&S Kylie Chocolate Koala Easter Egg

What: If you pet preferences are a little more exotic, instead check out this chocolate koala that’s new to the M&S Easter range for 2021. The chocolatey creature is made from creamy milk chocolate and is suitable for adults or children alike - too cute!
How much: £5
Buy the M&S Kylie Chocolate Koala Easter Egg


Monty Bojangles Choccy Scoffy Easter Egg

What: As far as Easter eggs go, we have seen few that are prettier than this colourful pink and purple creation from Monty Bojangles, which also comes in gorgeous packaging. The decorated hollow milk chocolate egg is filled with a handful of cocoa dusted truffles for an extra layer of indulgence.
How much: £6
Buy the Monty Bojangles Choccy Scoffy Easter Egg

M&S Colin the Caterpillar Easter Egg

What: Marks and Spencer's Colin the Caterpillar cake has become somewhat legendary in the world of shop-bought cakes, and as a result M&S is now offering a Colin-themed egg too. This creamy milk chocolate egg comes with a bag of mini chocolate faces, to replicate the best bit of every Colin the Caterpillar cake.
How much:
£5
Buy the M&S Colin the Caterpillar Easter Egg

Monty Bojangles Flutter Scotch Easter Egg

What: Presented in a bright blue box and wrapped in foil coating which is printed to look like a peacock’s feathers, this milk chocolate egg is certainly one that catches your eye. Luckily, this isn’t a case of style over substance, because once you crack open the egg you can snack on cocoa dusted butterscotch truffles.
How much: £6
Buy the Monty Bojangles Flutter Scotch Easter Egg

Green & Black’s Butterscotch Milk Chocolate Easter Egg

What: We know that Easter is a holiday for spending time with family and sharing out your goodies, but this thick shelled organic milk chocolate egg is flecked with crunchy butterscotch pieces, so you will want to keep it to yourself.
How much: £6.59
Buy the Green & Black’s Butterscotch Milk Chocolate Easter Egg


Kit Kat Chunky Cookie Dough Easter Egg

What: In recent years, Kit Kat has launched a whole host of new flavours and the cookie dough variety has proved particularly popular. For 2021, you can get your hands on an XL Kit Kat Cookie Dough egg weighing in at 516g. If that isn’t enough chocolate for you, the egg also comes with three Kit Kat Cookie Dough bars to keep for later.
How much: £8
Buy the Kit Kat Chunky Cookie Dough Easter Egg

Cadbury’s Giant Orange Chocolate Buttons Easter Egg

What: Orange flavoured chocolate seems to be a bit of theme this year and we’re not complaining. This XL milk chocolate Easter Egg (a whopping 410g) is accompanied by a bag of Giant Orange Chocolate Buttons to munch on once you’ve finished your egg. Too much chocolate? There’s no such thing in our book.
How much: £10
Buy the Cadbury’s Giant Orange Chocolate Buttons Easter Egg

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:
£5
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:
£3
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.

M&S Percy Pig Egg

What: M&S mascot Percy has had a busy old year, launching piggy versions of Swiss rolls, dessert sauce and even pancakes. Now you can add Easter egg to that list, with this adorable Percy figure, complete with jazzy sprinkle trousers. You can’t say that pig doesn’t have style…
How much: £10
Buy the M&S Percy Pig Egg

Harry Potter Hedwig Easter Egg

What: Potterheads rejoice, as this seems like the ultimate Harry Potter themed egg to us. The white chocolate version of Harry’s trusty owl Hedwig (may he rest in peace) is holding a milk chocolate Hogwarts acceptance letter, so you can have a taste of the best of both worlds - white and milk chocolate we mean, not muggle and wizard.
How much: £15
Buy the Harry Potter Hedwig Easter Egg

Waitrose Chocolate Spring Lemon

What: Waitrose is known for its wacky chocolatey creations and this year is no different with the introduction of the chocolate ‘lemon’. Shaped to look like the sour fruit, this is a hollow white chocolate shell pepped up with a zesty lemon flavour. Also worth noting that it’s made with fairtrade sourced cocoa.
How much: £3
Buy the Waitrose Chocolate Spring Lemon

Twix White Chocolate Easter Egg

What: This whopper of an egg clocks in at 316g and you also get three Twix White bars to munch on too, so it’s perfect for lovers of the white chocolate take on the classic Twix. Considering how much chocolate is packed into this Easter treat, we think it’s quite the steal at just £5.
How much: £5
Buy the Twix White Chocolate Easter Egg

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 

Cadbury's White with Oreo Easter Egg 

What: Cadbury's chocolate is good enough as it is, but when you add in bits of Oreo it takes it to another level. The creamy white shell of this egg contrasts beautifully with the biscuity crunch within.
How much:
£3
Buy Cadbury's White with Oreo 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:
£8
Buy the Stas Chocolatier White Chocolate Flower Easter Egg

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:
£8
Buy the Lindt Lindor White Chocolate Easter Egg

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:
£2.50
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 2021, so check them out below and get ready to indulge in some seriously good choc.

Bourneville Orange Easter Egg

What: If you’re a dark chocolate fan, you have probably already tried your fair share of Bourneville bars. For Easter this year though, the brand has launched a new orange flavoured version of its popular large Easter egg, which is accompanied by a 100g chocolate bar with orange flavoured pieces - result.
How much: £8
Buy the Bourneville Orange Easter Egg

Lindt Excellence Dark Chocolate Easter Egg

What: This 70% cocoa egg features a heavenly combination of rich dark chocolate paired with dainty caramel pieces and some Fleur de Sel sea salt which adds a welcome sharpness to the taste. We are also fans of the chic black and white packaging.
How much: £10
Buy the Lindt Excellence Dark Chocolate Easter Egg

M&S Egg Plant Kitchen Easter Egg

What: New for 2021, M&S have created a brand new dairy-free Easter 'egg' in the shape of an aubergine. Made from smooth, dark, vegan chocolate, this aubergine is sure to be unlike any you've tried before. 
How much: £6
Buy the M&S Eggplant Kitchen 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
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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

 

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

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:
£4.50
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

 

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 2021 below.

Moo Free Choccy Explosion Easter Egg

What: This egg is a little on the small side at only 80g, but it’s packed with enough vegan chocolate and treats to satisfy any dairy dodger. The egg is decorated with liberal amounts of white cocoa drops, as well as vegan marshmallows which add a soft chewiness to the usual snappy taste of an Easter egg.
How much: £3.50
Buy the Moo Free Choccy Explosion Easter Egg

Moo Free ‘BunnyComb’ Easter Egg

What: Never ones to shy away from the use of a good pun, the folks at Moo Free are bringing back their popular ‘BunnyComb’ vegan Easter egg. Free of dairy, gluten, palm oil and soya, it is the perfect treat for those with dietary restrictions, but still big on flavour. Great for vegans who miss eating Crunchie bars.
How much: £2.95
Buy the Moo Free ‘BunnyComb’ Easter Egg

NOMO Creamy Choc Egg and Bar

What: One of our common complaints about vegan chocolate is that it is just not as creamy as it’s milk-fuelled counterpart, but the team at NOMO seemed to have cracked it. Don’t believe us? Check out the evidence with its new creamy chocolate Easter egg that also comes in bar form so you can save some extra choc for later.
How much: £6
Buy the NOMO Creamy Choc Egg and Bar

Mummy Meagz Dark Chocolate Orange Choccie Easter Egg and Bar

What: Chocolate orange appears to be the flavour of the moment for Easter 2021 and vegan choc lovers can still join in on the fun with this new variety from Mummy Meagz. The smooth dark chocolate egg is flavoured with tangy citrus notes and also comes accompanied by a chocolate orange bar to enjoy too.
How much: £6.99
Buy the Mummy Meagz Dark Chocolate Orange Choccie Easter Egg and Bar

Mummy Meagz Smoove Moove Easter Egg

What: If you’re not a fan of monstrously oversized Easter eggs, opt for this dainty 70g variety from Mummy Meagz. The egg sees smooth dark chocolate blended with vegan ‘mylk’ chocolate, so is great for vegans who prefer a sweeter touch with their choc.
How much: £3.99
Buy the Mummy Meagz Smoove Moove Easter Egg

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 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 Frizzle Vegan Dark Chocolate Hen

What: Suitable for vegans, this chocolate hen (yes, we know once again it's not technically an egg but who cares!) might look child-friendly, but the flavour is actually rather grown up. It’s made with little flecks of coco nibs too for a bit of added crunch.
How much:
£9.50
Buy the Montezuma's Frizzle Vegan Dark Chocolate Hen

 

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

Doisy & Dam Nuttercups Easter Egg

What: Premium chocolate brand Doisy & Dam has brought back its Nuttercups Egg for a second year, which is made from vegan dark chocolate that is free of palm oil. The egg also comes with two packs of Almond Nuttercups to snack on once you’ve polished off your egg.
How much:
£8
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

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