Treat yourself or someone special to a truly indulgent chocolate egg. We've picked the best luxury Easter eggs available this year to help you spend wisely.
We used to associate Easter with naff chocolate and the same eggs would appear on shelves year after year... However, more and more luxury chocolate brands are pushing the boundaries with their Easter offerings. From prosecco-filled wonders to ones that are hand-decorated, we've put our eye for aesthetics and tastebuds to the test to find our favourites in the luxury category.
Though it's at the top end of the scale in terms of price, this showstopper from master chocolatier Marcolini is big enough to be enjoyed by a crowd. Crack the bunny's chocolate ears to reveal delicious praline eggs hidden inside, too. The gloss on the bunny's hat is near dazzling and makes the entire piece a spectacle to behold. Available from Pierre Marcolini (£85).
This perfectly pearlescent egg from Betty's glimmers from every angle. Not only does it taste like a creamy Caramac bar, the egg also comes with its own stand so you can display it with pride. The royal icing bluebells, narcissi and other spring flowers have been delicately finished by hand. Available from Betty's (£30).
Fizz fans, rejoice! This combination of smooth milk chocolate, popping candy and prosecco will add some sparkle to your Easter weekend. Take a bite and you'll start to notice the popping candy exploding in your mouth just like bubbles of prosecco on your tongue – and it actually tastes like it, too. Find prosecco-filled truffles stashed inside. Available from Ocado (£17.50).
Solid egg by The Solid Chocolate Company
If hollow eggs leave you feeling disappointed, this is a great choice. Solid blocks of chocolate (either milk, dark, white, Colombian or caramel-flavoured) are slotted together like a delicious game of Jenga. As with most luxury Easter eggs, it is on the pricey side, however this one weighs in at a hefty 700g, so there is plenty to go around. Dismantling it provides hours of fun, too. Available from The Solid Chocolate Egg Company (24.99).
Almost too beautiful to break into, Rococo's hand-painted paisley patterned egg makes a gorgeous gift. A selection of their incredible handmade truffles, including three of their signature carres and four of their delicate handmade ganaches, are tucked inside. Available from Rococo (£27.50).
Strawberry or champagne truffles are often cloying, however, this indulgent treat from Hotel Chocolat has the perfect balance of booze, creaminess and berry tang. The egg is extra thick and comprised of half milk chocolate and half strawberry and white chocolate. Plus, the champagne truffles are gorgeous and the pretty, hat box-style packaging makes it a special gift. Available from Hotel Chocolat (£27).
Rich and nutty, these super squidgy and indulgent, handmade truffles are sure to satisfy even the most serious chocoholic. You'd never guess that they're dairy-free and gluten-free, and they come in a beautiful box. We're not ashamed to admit they were gone within an hour... Available from Booja Booja (£24).
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