Easter is just around the corner, and with it is the thought of Spring holidays, egg hunts, bunnies and, probably most of all, chocolate Easter eggs.
In the UK, around 80 million Easter eggs are sold every year, and it’s estimated that each individual child will receive a mind-blowing nine eggs each.
Adults aren’t immune from this love of Easter eggs either, and whether you’re someone who can’t resist eating them all at once or prefer to save your chocolate eggs to savour over time, one way or another, you will find yourself with a stack of packaging for the bin.
In this blog, we’d like to tell you about our favourite free-from and vegan Easter eggs and where you can find elusive plastic-free Easter eggs.
Being vegan at Easter no longer means having to choose the one sad-looking dark-chocolate offering on a shelf full of milk chocolate delights. Vegan Easter eggs are everywhere! From budget-priced to luxury eggs, there are so many to choose from.
You can find a dairy-free or vegan Easter egg at every supermarket these days. Still, we’d like to tell you about some alternatives you can easily find that support smaller and, often, more ethical businesses.
Looking for 100% dairy-free, 100% vegan Easter eggs and Easter chocolates? Moo Free are multi-award winning dairy free chocolate company based in Devon, UK. They’ve been producing delicious, dairy-free Easter eggs that bring dairy dodging delight since 2010.
This year they have a full range of scrummy Easter eggs, chocolate and chocolate bars that anyone can enjoy - from a white chocolate easter bunny to a vegan honeycomb egg.
They even have very popular and fun Easter hunt egg kits that come in a handy box. With Moo Free, there really is something for everyone.
Nomo offers this scrumptious award-winning gooey vegan & free from caramel chocolate Bar with a delicious caramel egg. Free from dairy, gluten, egg and nuts and 100% vegan so that everyone can enjoy it.
Nomo chocolate is made in the UK. They use a plant-based substitute for milk powder, and their cocoa is Rainforest Alliance Certified. They also do not use palm oil in any of their products.
But online or from your local Holland and Barrett, and enjoy an incredibly creamy chocolatey tasting Easter egg with a sweet caramel & sea salt flavour.
Doisy and Dam pride themselves on having better ingredients, ethics, and chocolate than other chocolatiers.
Their vegan chocolate Good Eggs are made from 70% dark Colombian chocolate, giving you 100% crunchy awesomeness. In short: a bunch of really good eggs. They’ve taken an Easter classic and reimagined it in dark chocolate.
All their chocolates are made from ethically sourced cocoa, with natural ingredients, and are always palm oil and dairy-free. Doisy & Dam is committed to making chocolate with ingredients they can be proud of. They believe in a better world where farmers are paid fairly, deforestation due to palm oil is a thing of the past, and E numbers don’t belong in recipes.
These are available online, or again you can find them at Holland and Barrett.
If you’re planning on buying an Easter egg for your older children or want to buy a luxury chocolate egg for a loved one, some delicious eggs are available.
Here are some of our favourites:
If you are looking for a sumptuous treat or Easter gift for a loved one, you can’t go wrong with Booja Booja.
Booja-Booja started in 1999 and is an independently owned chocolate truffle and ice cream manufacturer based in Norfolk, England. Everything they produce is dairy, gluten and soy-free, vegan and organic.
Their truffles are genuinely luxurious and melt in the mouth. They offer a range of hand-painted Easter eggs made in Kashmir, India, full of delicious vegan and organic Booja-Booja chocolate truffles. The eggs come in two sizes, filled with truffles ranging from chocolate orange to hazelnut crunch. Perfect for those who adore chocolates and beautiful things.
Divine Chocolate is a global social enterprise driven by a mission. Its mission is to help end exploitation in the cocoa industry, creating a world where farmers thrive and prosper.
They are the only Fairtrade chocolate company co-owned by farmers who share the profits made.
Their eggs are palm-oil free, non-GMO, vegan and come in FSC certified packaging.
We love their Divine Dark Chocolate Raspberry vegan Easter egg made with no artificial flavours and natural ingredients; this is a tasty and ethical choice.
Some businesses have realised that many consumers want to enjoy their chocolate eggs without all the accompanying waste.
Here are some chocolate Easter eggs that come without all the pesky packaging:
Melt believes that dairy-free chocolate has failed to match up to the creamy texture of traditional milk chocolate for too long.
Their Wild Egg is handcrafted using wild chocolate from one of their favourite chocolate bars, made from wild cocoa trees in the Amazon rainforest. This is a delicious vegan egg made from rare organic cocoa beans from Bolivia. Exquisite chocolate with notes of fruit and a smooth, sweet texture. Ideal for vegans who care about plant-based living.
Melt then handcrafts its chocolate in their kitchen in the heart of Notting Hill–keeping food miles to a minimum. Their eggs come in beautiful plastic-free packaging–because they wish to keep the Amazon pristine.
Love Cocoa’s delicious Maldon sea salt Easter egg is garnished with hand-harvested crunchy sea salt flakes, bringing out all the flavours of their 70% cacao dark chocolate from Colombia. Perfect for gifting, their indulgent Easter Eggs are sure to make your taste buds dance!
Love Cocoa takes great care in sourcing its chocolate, ensuring it is sourced most sustainably. They work with smaller family-run businesses that have a long and respectful relationship with all supply chain members.
They also have a plant a tree project and have planted over 1 million trees by the end of 2021, which means they are carbon negative company.
This luscious egg comes in completely plastic-free packaging, and Love Cocoa itself runs at 99% plastic-free. What’s not to love?
H!P chocolate was born out of a desire to eat good quality, creamy vegan chocolate. That’s why at H!P, they use the best quality single-origin Colombian cacao and combine this with creamy gluten-free oat milk.
H!P wanted to create something that offers a creamy texture that other alternative milk choices simply can't provide. Oat milk outperforms other plant milks in sustainability, healthiness and, importantly, taste too. Oat Milk contains no added sugars whilst high in fibre, protein and vitamins like zinc, vitamin D, and magnesium.
It is allergen-free, soy-free, and gluten-free, therefore appealing to a broader range of consumers while being one of the most sustainable choices.
H!P care as much about providing ethically sourced chocolate as they do, ensuring it is a delight for the taste buds! They source the cocoa that goes into making their delicious chocolate from a family-owned business in Bogota, Colombia, which has grown cocoa for over 100 years. They harvest their own beans and work alongside other cocoa farmers to create long-term, sustainable relationships, creating slave-free chocolate.
What’s more, their Easter eggs come in plastic-free packaging. The outer packaging is made from recyclable cardboard, and the inner transparent film is an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap made out of wood pulp, which is compostable. Perfect!
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