The most unusual Easter eggs and chocolate we've tried this year
From chocolate pigs and turtles, to giant strawberries and even a cheese egg, these are the most unusual Easter eggs and chocolate we've tried this year
Gone are the days where Easter just meant a simple milk or dark chocolate Easter egg. In 2023, the world of Easter chocolate has exploded, and we've seen more wild and wacky creations than ever before.
And, it doesn't have to be an Easter egg this year – choose between novelty chocolate turtles, chickens, pigs or even slices of toast instead. Had chocolate overload? We've tested our first-ever cheese Easter egg this year, to be served with crackers and chutney. We've rounded up some our favourite unusual and novelty Easter eggs and chocolate below – which one will you try?
Still looking for Easter inspiration? Check out the results of our Easter supermarket awards for our best buys on eggs, hot cross buns and more, or browse our selection of the best Easter eggs to order online this year, including options from Lindt, Tony's Chocolonely, Divine and more.
The most unusual Easter eggs and chocolate worth buying in 2023
Hotel Chocolat 'caramayo' chocolate Easter egg sandwich
- Available from Hotel Chocolat (£11)
You can rely on Hotel Chocolat to push the boat out each year, and this is the first time we've tried its chocolate 'sandwiches'. The attention to detail is precise, down to using 3D-scanned slices of real bread to create the perfect shape. The distinctive chocolate sandwiches are available in a range of flavours, including cookie dough, 'lamb and mint', chocolate spread or toast & marmalade, but it was the 'caramayo' that caught our eye. White half-eggs are sandwiched with creamy caramel milk chocolate for the sweetest sandwich you'll have this Easter.
Hotel Chocolat (£11)
Chococo large half milk, half dark egg
Who says you have to choose between milk or dark chocolate this Easter? For a truly decadent treat, this giant 500g egg from Chococo is the ultimate indulgence. With one half made using 47% Colombia milk chocolate and the other 72% Ecuador dark chocolate, the egg is hand-moulded and decorated with a unique design. Plus, once you crack it open you'll find a selection of Chococo chocolates inside – Dorset sea salt caramels, honeycomb clusters, milk chocolate orange gems and more.
Harvey Nichols 'Let's toast' sourdough chocolate toast
- Available from Harvey Nichols (£20)
Another interpretation of an Easter 'egg', this offering from Harvey Nichols is hand-crafted and decorated in Somerset. The creamy milk chocolate toast is scattered with sourdough crumbs and a touch of salt for a true 'toast' flavour, and topped with a white chocolate fried egg for extra sweetness. It's quite small at 160g, but makes up for it in cute effect!
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Harvey Nichols (£20)
Butlers cheddar cheese Easter egg
- Available from Cartwright & Butler (Easter hamper including egg, £32), Butlers Cheese (egg only, £6)
If you have more of a savoury than sweet tooth, this cheddar cheese Easter egg is for you. The only savoury egg we've tried, it sees cheddar blended with soft cheese for a slightly soft, half egg result – a centrepiece for an Easter cheeseboard that's sure to get guests talking. It's also available in a blue cheese variety, or treat a lucky loved one to an Easter hamper from Cartwright & Butler that includes crackers and chutney, too.
Gåva reusable Easter eggs
We love this more sustainable approach to Easter. Similar to the concept of buying a fabric Advent calendar to refill with treats every Christmas, Scandi brand Gåva have a wide range of patterned, reusable metal Easter eggs filled with sweets or chocolate that you can keep and use year after year. Our vibrant pink leopard print 'Lola' egg came stuffed with sour pick 'n' mix – a welcome break from cheap Easter chocolate. Also makes a perfect Easter gift.
Cocoba mixed Easter egg bombes
- Available from Not on the High Street (£9.95)
With Easter falling early this year, we can't necessarily rely on glorious spring weather – a cosy hot chocolate might be just the treat. This mixed trio of white, milk and dark mini Easter eggs are stuffed full of marshmallows that appear when the chocolate melts open – a truly decadent hot choc. A trio made with vegan chocolate and marshmallows is also available.
Not on the High Street (£9.95)
Gloucester Old Spot sow and piglets
- Available from Daylesford Organic (£12.50)
Arguably too cute to eat? This unusual Easter treat has a chocolate pig and three tiny chocolate piglets packaged in a little straw nest. We weren't sure whether to try the pig or piglets first (both felt mean!), but can confirm the chocolate is delicious – smooth milk chocolate hand-decorated with creamy white chocolate spots. As a bonus, the chocolate is sustainably and ethically sourced, with chocolate sourced with the Cocoa Horizons Foundation, which supports training programmes for women in West Africa.
Daylesford Organic (£12.50)
Waitrose & Partners 'Take it slow Boe'
- Available from Waitrose & Partners (£6)
Continuing the theme of branching out Easter chocolate into new animals, we were won over by Waitrose & Partners' Easter turtle offering. Adorable character Boe won the best children's egg category in our Easter supermarket awards for having an intricate, playful design matched by smooth milk chocolate.
Waitrose & Partners (£6)
Pump Street Bakery hot cross bun chicken and eggs
- Available from Pump Street Bakery (£9.95)
Two classic Easter treats combine in this hot cross bun-infused chocolate chicken. You can rely on Pump Street Chocolate to get quirky flavours right, and this more than delivered. The hollow chocolate chicken is gently infused with spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, for a classic hot cross bun flavour, with tiny pieces of currants for chew. Creamy milk and dark chocolate foil-wrapped eggs underneath also went down a treat. We want to try the Pump Street Bakery croissant chocolate bar next.
Pump Street Bakery (£9.95)
Melt strawberry Easter egg
- Available from Melt (£34.99)
For an early taste of summer this Easter, Melt's fruity strawberry Easter egg not only is designed to look like a giant strawberry, but is also made using real strawberries blended with 70% dark chocolate. The luxury packaging is entirely plastic-free, and as a final bonus, the egg is vegan, too. We also loved the coconut Easter egg with a subtle coconut design, lined with white chocolate and toasted desiccated coconut.