The best Easter eggs 2022: 49 must-try chocolatey creations

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

Updated on • Written By Caroline Hendry

The best Easter eggs 2022: 49 must-try chocolatey creations

If you have someone in your life that says Easter eggs are ‘just for kids’, we recommend cutting them out 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 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 to choose this year, we’ve rounded up the best options that we could find for 2022, 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.

 

Maison François Cochon De Pâques

What: Who wouldn’t be delighted by this sweet little pink pig for Easter? Whatever you think about the sanctity of chocolate eggs, there’s no denying that this all-new shape will make quite the talking point around the table. Designed by Maison Francois, this chap’s official name is Cochon de Paques. He is made from a crisp Valrhona 33% white chocolate shell, while his insides are stuffed with a house-made hazelnut gianduja made with Jivara 40% milk chocolate.
How much: £30
Buy it: The Cochon de Paques is available for collection only from Maison François in London

Venchi Gran Gourmet Salted White Chocolate Egg

What: If extra thick chocolate is your thing, the 2022 Easter egg range from Venchi is sure to hit the spot. This particular example is crafted from smooth white chocolate studded with lightly salted pistachios for that perfect sweet and savoury combo. It’s a whopper at 500g, so perfect for sharing if you’re of a kindly disposition.
How much: £65
Buy it: Venchi Gran Gourmet Salted White Chocolate Egg

Pierre Marcolini Box of 30 Animal Creations

What: Have you ever seen such a sweet scene? We think not. These expertly crafted animals would make the boujiest gift for a child’s Easter or a fun way to treat your favourite adult. Featuring milk, dark and white chocolates, as well as caramel and praline shapes, this is ideal for families where you want to give one gift that suits all.
How much: £29.90
Buy it: Pierre Marcolini Box of 30 Animal Creations

Charbonnel et Walker Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with Rose & Violet Creams

What: We think the award for best wrapping goes to Carbonnel et Walker with this gorgeous, illustrated tube. The pretty packaing hides one of the brand’s delicious Easter eggs inside, which - as any chocolate aficionado knows - is a top-quality treat. Inside you’ll find a ribbon-wrapped dark chocolate egg and a box of retro rose and violet creams. The dream.
How much: £35
Buy it: Charbonnel et Walker Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with Rose & Violet Creams

Laderach Easter Bunnies 'Lou' and 'Cleo'

What: Luxury Swiss chocolatier Laderach always come out of the blocks with fun Easter creations - this year the Easter bunnies are out in force in a range of delicious flavours, including dark, milk, white, raspberry, almond and coconut.
How much: From £4.50
Buy it: Laderach Easter Bunnies 'Lou' and 'Cleo'

Pump Street Oat Milk 60% Chocolate Chicken

What: Proving that Easter is indeed a time for all, Pump Street has come up with a genius vegan Easter egg alternative in the guise of this cheerful chap. The chocolate itself is made from oat milk, so is completely dairy free but somehow extra creamy. We loved the size of this one, perfect for an egg hunt addition or for stashing into baskets come Easter Sunday.
How much: £6.95
Buy it: Pump Street Oat Milk 60% Chocolate Chicken

Selfridges Selection Milk Chocolate Honeycomb Easter Egg

What: As sweet on the outside as the inside, this sublime milk chocolate egg from Selfridges feels luxurious both in its presentation and taste. The chocolate – the all-important bit – is rich and smooth and studded with gorgeous chunks of caramelised honeycomb. This is perfect for the people in your life with a properly sweet tooth.
How much: £22.99
Buy it: Selfridges Selection Milk Chocolate Honeycomb Easter Egg

Allpress Chocolate Easter Eggs by Bennetts Of Mangawhai

What: Ideal for coffee lovers, this carton of mini stuffed eggs come filled with two distinct flavours. One is a ‘double espresso’ and is rich and bitter while the other one – the ‘flat white’ is much creamier with a velvety finish. We like that there’s something for every kind of coffee lover here, and if ever there was a reason to get a good caffeine hit, surely limbering up for the all-important egg hunt is it.
How much: £15
Buy it: Allpress Chocolate Easter Eggs by Bennetts Of Mangawhai

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: £30
Buy it: Hotel Chocolat Extra Thick ‘You Crack Me Up’ 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 it: 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: £30
Buy it: 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:
£30
Buy it: 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:
£85
Buy it: 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 it: Ferrero Rocher Easter Egg

Caramayo Chocolate Easter Sandwich

What: We’ve taken the egg part of the Easter egg as more of a suggestion, and with good reason. Hotel Chocolat’s bizarre chocolate egg sandwich with caramel milk is the perfect Easter treat for those looking to mix it up (or anyone who loves sandwiches).
How much: £10
Buy it: Caramayo Chocolate Easter Sandwich

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.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg

What: Peanut butter lovers this one is for you. Reese’s peanut butter cups are probably the most popular peanut butter treat in the world, so they know what they’re doing. This egg comes with three peanut butter creme eggs, for extra nuttiness.
How much: £5
Buy it: Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg

M&M’s Salted Caramel Chocolate Egg

What: Salted caramel is excellent - we can all agree on that. So what could be better than a salted caramel M&M’s egg? Also, fun fact: M&M stands for Mars and Murrie, but Mars bought out Murrie’s stake after chocolate rationing ended in 1948.
How much: £5
Buy it: M&M’s Salted Caramel Chocolate Egg

Kit Kat Chunky Biscoff Milk Chocolate Egg

What: While the Kit Kat Chunky has become a true household name, there are still those who haven’t tried the heaven that is Biscoff. If you meet that description, this is the egg for you. Three bars come with the large egg, so you can try it and share (or not).
How much: £5
Buy it: Kit Kat Chunky Biscoff Milk Chocolate Egg

Lindor Assorted Easter Egg

What: This Lindor egg comes with smooth, melty milk, dark and white chocolate mini eggs for good measure. Lindt really shines when it comes to Easter, and Lindor is particularly indulgent.
How much: £16
Buy it: Lindor Assorted 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 it: 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 an Easter egg version of its famous peppermint variety. The 270g egg is paired with a bag of Aero Bubbles to scoff too.
How much: £5
Buy it: Aero Bubble Peppermint 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 it: Cadbury’s Roses 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 it: 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 it: Thorntons Milk Chocolate Dinosaur 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 it: Thorntons Milk Chocolate Unicorn 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 it: 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.

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 it:Harry Potter Hedwig 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: £10
Buy it: 
Thorntons Personalised White Chocolate 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 it: Lindt Lindor White Chocolate Easter Egg

The best 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 2022, so check them out below and get ready to indulge in some seriously good choc.

 

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. It's basically a health food. 
How much:
£8.50
Buy it: 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
Buy it: 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 high-cacao pralines, caramels, simple truffles and plenty of other chocolatey treats.
How much:
£30
Buy it: 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 luxury 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:
£6.59
Buy it: Green & Black’s Dark Chocolate Easter Egg

M&S Easter eggs

We had to include an M&S category in this guide. After all, they go all-in for Easter, with new creations every year. This year there are some belters for you to peruse and devour. 

M&S Percy Pig Egg

What: M&S mascot Percy has had a busy old year, launching piggy versions of Swiss rolls, a 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 it: M&S Percy Pig Egg

M&S 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 it: M&S Walter The Sausage Dog Easter Egg

M&S Kylie Chocolate Koala Easter Egg

What: If your pet preferences are a little more exotic, instead check out this chocolate koala that’s new to the M&S Easter range for 2022. The chocolatey creature is made from creamy milk chocolate and is suitable for adults or children alike - too cute!
How much: £5
Buy it: M&S Kylie Chocolate Koala Easter Egg

M&S Egg Plant Kitchen Easter Egg

What: New for 2021 and soon to be back in 2022, M&S created a cheeky 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 it: In store only

Giant Easter eggs

When it comes to Easter eggs, the phrase ‘less is more’ doesn’t hold up. More is more, so check out these giant easter eggs for a chocolate treat to feed the whole family.

Thornton’s Marvellous Magnificent Easter Egg

What: Looking for a simple Easter egg but don’t want anything too small? Then the Thornton’s Marvellous Magnificent Egg is the one for you. Made from Thorntons' signature milk chocolate, this is simplicity at its finest.
How much: £20
Buy it: Thornton’s Marvellous Magnificent Easter Egg

Cadbury Mini Eggs Easter Egg

What: There’s only one thing better than an Easter egg: an Easter egg full of more Easter eggs! Experience egg-ception with this giant Cadbury’s egg filled with Mini Eggs. Maybe this will encourage a bit of Easter sharing, although it’s probably still worth getting one each to be on the safe side.
How much: £12
Buy it: Cadbury Mini Eggs Easter Egg

Galaxy Giant Egg Enchanted

What: While the Cadbury’s vs Galaxy discussion remains divisive as ever, we’re not here to weigh in. We’re here to guide you to the right egg (or eggs). This giant galaxy egg is made of milk chocolate with crunchy caramel pieces and houses a treat bag and two mini bags of enchanted eggs.
How much: £12
Buy it: Galaxy Giant Egg Enchanted

The Cocoabean Company GIANT Personalised Easter Egg

What: Scottish chocolate experts The Cocoabean Company have created a real showstopper. Weighing in at 2.5kg, this is will have you set for a couple of weeks. Choose from 17 different sweets to include, and add a personalised message too.
How much: £50
Buy it: The Cocoabean Company GIANT Personalised Easter Egg

The 1kg Lindt Gold Bunny

What: There are few Easter treats more iconic than the Lindt bunny. But this is no ordinary bunny. This one-kilo gold rabbit is pretty much life-sized and comes in its own box with a strap for carrying.
How much: £89.99
Buy it: The 1kg Lindt Gold Bunny

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 2022 below.

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 it: 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 2022 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 it: 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
But it: 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 it: Sylvia & Terry Bakewell 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 cocoa nibs too for a bit of added crunch.
How much:
£9.50
Buy it: 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 vegan 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 it: Hotel Chocolat Splat Easter Egg

Doisy & Dam Nuttercups Easter Egg

What: Premium chocolate brand Doisy & Dam has brought back its Nuttercups Egg for a third 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
Buy it: Doisy & Dam Easter Egg

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