We don’t know about you, but we’re already very excited about Easter, in particular about the chocolatey treats that might be bestowed upon us. If we’re this excited as fully grown adults, imagine how excited all the kids are. Let’s face it, there is nothing more exciting as a child than receiving an egg entirely made from chocolate? Now, while we know that the Easter Bunny is obviously on hand to help out with Easter eggs, all you parents out there should still know what’s on offer just in case...
It’s important to remember that our favourite Easter eggs won’t necessarily be the children’s favourites though. Kids care far less about quality of tempering or the percentage of dark chocolate; instead they are all about what’s drawn on the egg, whether it comes with anything like a toy or extra sweets, and also what the packaging looks like.
Luckily, retailers have caught on and nowadays sell a huge variety of Easter eggs specifically for children. From TV characters like Pepper Pig, all the way through to Hot Wheels, they all have their own Easter eggs now, meaning that it’s sometimes tough to know which one you should go for.
That is why below we’ve rounded up some of this year's best kids' Easter eggs so that you know where to start. We’ve tried to include a mixture of different types of chocolate, as well as eggs covering a range of budgets. We’ve even included a few vegan eggs for children who can’t eat dairy. What we can safely say though is that your children won’t be disappointed with any of these.
Once you’ve decided on the perfect egg, all you have to do is click through and purchase it – easy as pie. It will save you lots of stress too, because nobody wants to be panicking about Easter Eggs on Easter Saturday.
Luxury kids' Easter eggs
Just because they're kids doesn't necessarily mean that they don't deserve a bit of luxury once in a while, so below are our favourite luxury eggs made specifically for children who can appreciate high-quality chocolate
Hotel Chocolat Extra Thick 'You Crack Me Up' Egg
What: This Hotel Chocolat egg is something pretty special, and it should be with a price tag of just under £30, making it the most expensive egg on our list. With its extra-thick shell, one half of which is made from milk chocolate and the other from caramel white chocolate, Hotel Chocolat is already onto a winner. The fact that it’s stuffed with a variety of miniature chocolates with faces drawn on them helps too, meaning that kids will be begging for this egg.
How Much: £29
Buy the Hotel Chocolat Extra-Thick 'You Crack Me Up' Egg
Fortnum & Mason Milk Chocolate Bunny Egg
What: With a name like Fortnum & Mason behind it, this kids’ egg was always bound to be good. It's made from beautiful milk chocolate and once you crack into this egg, you’ll discover four hand-decorated solid chocolate bunnies. As if this wasn’t enough already, the egg comes beautifully wrapped in gold foil and packaged inside a box, making it the perfect Easter gift for children.
How Much: £19.95
Buy the Fortnum & Mason Milk Chocolate Bunny Egg
Chococo Dorset Dinosaur Studded Egg
What: For any dino-loving kids, this egg from Jurassic Coast-based (hence the dinosaur!) company Chococo is a no-brainer. With its mottled white and milk chocolate exterior making it resemble a dinosaur egg and a mixture of white and dark chocolate dinosaurs and ammonites hiding inside, this egg keeps on giving. The quality of chocolate, as with all Chococo eggs, is also fantastic.
How Much: £12.50
Buy the Chococo Dorset Dinosaur Studded Egg
Kids' Easter eggs with toys
Children are obssessed with both toys and also characters from their favourite films and TV shows, so there's nothing more exciting than when an egg comes with a free toy or their favourite character appears on the front of the box
Cadbury Peter Rabbit Egg
What: Who doesn’t love Peter Rabbit? The Beatrix Potter bunny is perhaps one of children’s literature’s most famous characters and this year Cadbury have designed an egg to celebrate the launch of the new Peter Rabbit film. The small Cadbury milk chocolate egg is the perfect size for younger children and comes with an adorable Peter Rabbit cuddly toy too.
How Much: £6
Buy the Cadbury Peter Rabbit Egg
Hot Wheels Milk Chocolate Easter Egg
What: Hot Wheels has been one of the most popular brands of toy cars for over half a century now, and kids these days love them just as much as they always have. If your child is obsessed with collecting Hot Wheels cars, then this egg is just what you’re looking for, especially because it comes with a free car to go alongside the milk chocolate egg.
How Much: £5
Buy the Hot Wheels Milk Chocolate Egg
Crayola Decorate Your Own Egg
What: For kids who love drawing and colouring in, what could be better than an Easter egg which they can decorate themselves? Well, this egg lets them do just that. Coming with two decorating tubes of coloured icing, children can let their artistic sides run wild on this milk chocolate egg, creating whatever designs they wish.
How Much: £5
Buy the Crayola Decorate Your Own Egg
Peppa Pig Easter Gift Set
What: This is definitely an egg for particularly young children. Coming with a melamine bowl, spoon and beaker, as well as of course a milk chocolate egg, you get a good amount of bang for your buck with this gift set. Most importantly however, is that it’s entirely Peppa Pig themed, and if there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that children adore Peppa Pig.
How Much: £5
Buy the Peppa Pig Easter Gift Set
Classic kids' eggs
Sometimes the best kids' Easter eggs aren't the incredibly smart ones, or the ones which are themed around a character or toy. Children often just want their favourite chocolate in supersize form.
Morrisons White Chocolate Tutti Frutti Egg
What: This egg from Morrisons might win the award for the most colourful Easter egg of the year. The white chocolate egg comes decorated with jelly beans, milk chocolate drops, and sprinkles, making it an ideal choice for children with a particularly sweet tooth. The fun decoration means it will also prove popular among younger kids.
How Much: £4
Buy the Morrisons White Chocolate Tutti Frutti Egg
Cocoba Easter Hot Chocolate Egg Bombe
What: From the outside this egg from Cocoba may seem about as plain as you can possibly imagine, but it's actually full of surprises, which kids will love. If you crack it into a mug and add hot milk, it will tranform into an indulgent hot chocolate topped with marshmallows which are hidden within - now how's that for a surprise?
How Much: £2.50
Buy the Cocoba Easter Hot Chocolate Egg Bombe
Tesco's Doug the Dinosaur
What: Okay, we realise that Doug the dinosaur isn't technically egg-shaped but we couldn't resist including him in the list with that cute face. For kids who love dinosaurs this triple chocolate figure is the perfect Easter gift, with its large chocolate feet and white chocolate teeth and eyes. Costing just £3.50 from Tesco, he's a real bargain too.
How Much: £3.50
Buy Tesco's Doug the Dinosaur
Waitrose White Chocolate Elephant & Milk Chocolate Lion
What: It's not unusual for children to have a favourite animal and quite often they become so obsessed with whatever that particular animal is that they want everything they own to look like it. Well, if your child's favourite animal is either an elephant or a lion, you're in luck, as Waitrose has created these beautiful animal eggs with the faces on them providing an extra chunk of chocolate.
How Much: £6 each
Buy the Waitrose White Chocolate Elephant or Milk Chocolate Lion
Kinder Surprise Giant Egg
What: Do you remember when you were younger how exciting it was to break into a Kinder egg to discover which toy you’d got inside? Well imagine that feeling times a thousand, as Kinder have created an extra-large version of their surprise egg for Easter. Made from the classic milk chocolate lined with a milky white cream, and containing a much bigger toy than normal inside, this egg is guaranteed to be popular among children.
How Much: £15
Buy the Kinder Surprise Giant Egg
Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo Treasures Egg
What: Who doesn’t love a Freddo? It’s Cadbury’s classic milk chocolate in its purest form but in a slightly smaller bar, meaning that you can have twice as many! Well this Easter egg comes with not one, not two, but three Freddo bars as well as a box of Freddo treasures (ie. chocolate buttons with a free toy). Now that is a lot of chocolate to make your way through.
How Much: £3
Buy the Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo Treasures Egg
KitKat Bunny Milk Chocolate Giant Egg
What: This KitKat egg is bound to go down well with children thanks to two things. First of all the egg itself is huge, meaning that there is a lot of lovely Nestlé milk chocolate on offer here. Secondly, it comes with plenty of other treats including a KitKat bunny packed full of the classic wafer filling and a bag of mini KitKat bunnies as well.
How Much: £5
Buy the KitKat Bunny Milk Chocolate Giant Egg
Milkybar Barn Easter Gift Set
What: If your kids are white chocolate fans, there aren’t many better bets than Milkybar’s creamy offering. This year, the brand has produced this Milkybar Barn which comes with a smooth egg made from the classic chocolate as well as a hollow Milkybar cow. It's also had fun with the box which can be cut out and turned into a puppet theatre; meaning that children will be entertained even once all the chocolate’s gone!
How Much: £5
Buy the Milkybar Barn Easter Gift Set
Lindt Chick House
What: From a barn to a chick house – chocolate fan favourites Lindt have created a chocolate chick this year and kids are going to love it. Within the box, which is made to look like a little house, there is the centrepiece chick made from smooth milk chocolate, as well as four smaller hollow milk chocolate eggs, meaning there are lots of different bits to unwrap.
How Much: £5
Buy the Lindt Chick House
Thortons Milk Chocolate Football Easter Egg
What: Sometimes the simple things are the best and that’s exactly why Thortons Easter eggs are always so good. For any football crazy kid, this egg is an ideal Easter gift, featuring a white chocolate football emblazoned onto the front of the creamy milk chocolate shell. What you can be absolutely certain of is that this egg will taste incredible.
How Much: £4
Buy the Thorntons Milk Chocolate Football Egg
Vegan kids' Easter eggs
If your child isn't able to eat dairy or if they follow a vegan diet, it can be difficult to find Easter eggs that are right for them. They don't need to miss out on all the fun though – check out these vegan kids' chocolate eggs which could be just what you're looking for
Moo Free Bunnycomb Easter Egg
What: You’d be forgiven for thinking that this egg from Moo Free was made from normal chocolate due to its beautifully creamy consistency, but in fact this egg contains no gluten, dairy or soya making it ideal for children with any allergies. It’s also incredibly environmentally friendly, using recycled plastic in the packaging as well as no palm oil. Kids will also love the surprise of which character is hiding in their egg.
How Much: £4
Buy The Moo Free Bunnycomb Egg
Holland & Barrett Milk Chocolate Style Egg with Bunny Bar
What: As vegan chocolate goes, this final offering from Holland and Barrett is an absolute steal at just £2.99. For that, you get a fantastic milk chocolate alternative egg as well as a cute little ‘bunny bar’ also made from vegan chocolate. Given how grown up some vegan chocolate can taste, this egg will be a real treat for any children who don’t eat dairy.
How Much: £2.99
Buy the Holland & Barrett Milk Chocolate Style Egg with Bunny Bar
Montezuma's Connie Chick
What: Another vegan egg, this time in the shape of a chick. This dairy-free offering from Montezuma's also comes with vegan chocolate buttons. Everything in the 100% biodegradable box is made from Like No Udder chocolate which prides itself on having a wonderfully creamy texture given the lack of dairy, making it great for kids.
How Much: £6
Buy Montezuma's Connie Chick
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