|Voucher Codes: use these codes to save money when you buy. Note them down & click the logos.|
Everybody loves something special and we all know how easy it is to find particularly average Easter eggs which only seem to be differ by whatâ€™s on the packaging. Many of the Easter eggs you’ll find in the supermarkets are of a standard size and are sold for next to nothing.Often they have very low cacao content (compared with what can be considered as good quality Easter eggs); sometimes they’ll have a gimmick such as a mug or bars of chocolate to entice you in to buy.
Supermarkets don’t generally cater for a wide range of chocolate lovers. So here as the Easter period approaches I’ll be going through all the different types of Easter eggs and trying to find good value or just plain wonderful Easter eggs that meet those criteria.
The first three are very simple to deduce and often the most well-catered for:
Everywhere will sell milk chocolate Easter eggs, but what I’ll try and do is find out the ones that are the most interesting or the ones that may be keenly-priced but still are made from good quality chocolate.
Thankfully over recent years you can now buy a variety of very good quality dark chocolate Easter eggs. Most popular, of course, are Hotel Chocolat and Green & Blacks. But there are some good, independent chocolatiers that you might like to take a look at.
I’m not a fan of white chocolate, but I know they have an ardent following.
It’s a shame that Â there aren’t more chocolate companies selling personalised Easter eggs. In fact the only large scale retailer that does them is Thontons.
There are only a few that I’d call giant, but I’m searching regularly to find more.
I’m just going through all the Easter egg hunt kits I can find to make it easier to find the right ones for you. Obviously they should include the eggs but hopefully also markers, signs, flags etc.
I must admit there are quite a few really boring and unadventurous Easter hampers available. I’ve been searching the internet for some of the best.
These types of chocolate eggs are my favourite as you seemingly get more for your money. What I’ve found doing my research is there can be a huge difference in the prices of the eggs. You can go from Â£6.50 from Thorntons to Â£90 from Fortnum & Mason.
Thankfully over the last few years there has been a big increase in the range of Fairtrade Easter eggs on the supermarket shelves and on the internet. This can only be a good thing.
Here Â I go through a range of British chocolatiers to find the most unusual and interesting Easter eggs. Some of the ones at the bottom are more commercial, but I’ve added them as I don’t think everyone has Â£50 to spend on an Easter egg.
I just adore these types of Easter eggs, I just wish some of the more upmarket chocolatiers would sell them with mugs as I’m sure they could sell loads of them!
A collection of Easter eggs that come with toys or soft toys. There aren’t so many companies doing these I’mÂ afraid.
One thing I’ve realised that if you’re buying Easter eggs for couples then there’s not really much for you. At Christmas there’s always chocolates designed for man and wife, but not at Easter. Thinking a bit laterally I’ve come up with a few ideas.
Most online chocolate shops don’t make it so easy to find out if their Easter eggs have alcohol in or not. Some have small icons whilst others have special categories but then don’t include their Easter ranges. So here’s a brief guide of how to find Easter chocolate without any booze in.
We all love chocolate bunnies, so here’s some that I’ve found and like. They do seem to be getting more expensive this year!
It looks like retailers and chocolate shops don’t think that people would give up booze for lent and wouldn’t want a bottle of wine or Champagne with some chocolate. I could only find the one department store.