The 10 Best Easter eggs
This fine selection of chocolate treats will leave you spoilt for choice, whether you're planning to spend £5 or £50
Thursday 21 March 2013
Available in white or milk Belgian chocolate, this hand-painted, hand-decorated egg will appeal to adults and children alike. Some all-natural jelly beans are thrown in for good measure.
Made from seriously good milk chocolate, this egg is filled with four varieties of foiled, filled mini eggs. It is also beautifully packaged, complete with Selfridges' trademark yellow. If you're feeling generous, you can even buy a supersize version for £50.
Here's an egg with a conscience. Ethically sourced and organic, the extra-thick shell is also delicious – no mean feat with mint chocolate, where whose mintyness often overpowers the taste of the actual chocolate.
Handmade in Dorset, this milk chocolate egg has an outside layer of white chocolate, while the inside has strips of candied lemon peel and crunchy meringue pieces. The combination is to die for and it all comes in a cheery multicoloured box.
Bettys' Easter collection includes not just eggs but Simnel cakes, cookies and many more treats. But there's something particularly enticing about this Swiss milk chocolate egg that's hand-decorated with a white and dark chocolate Gloucester Old Spot pig.
You'll need to like someone a lot to spend this much on them at Easter, but if you can stretch the purse strings, this egg is as luxurious as it gets. The delicious handmade pink chocolate shell is filled with indulgent Marc de Champagne truffles.
This velvety-smooth milk chocolate egg from Lindt comes in various sizes, including this 215g specimen, and includes plenty of mouth-watering Lindor mini eggs that are always a winner among chocolate lovers.
This egg, which is presented in a pretty oval box, is made from delicious dark chocolate and decorated with raspberries, chocolate-coated crispies and silver-coloured pearls. Better still, it's Fairtrade.
£10, marksandspencer.com (in store only)
These liquid caramel truffles are a long-standing favourite at this renowned chocolatier, but they've taken on a new shape for Easter, holding even more indulgent liquid salted caramel. Packaged in a kilner jar, they are the perfect gift for discerning chocoholics.
It's hard to beat Hotel Chocolat's Easter selection this year, which includes something for every budget. This novel take on an egg sandwich is made from two slices of particularly tasty dark chocolate pressed between two decorated egg shells.
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