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The last-minute Easter eggs that will arrive in time for cracking celebrations

Left it to the last-minute? Don’t worry as there are still some egg-cellent options available

Zoe Griffin
Wednesday 27 March 2024 17:11 GMT
Whether you’re shopping kids, yourself or a loved one, we have you covered
Whether you’re shopping kids, yourself or a loved one, we have you covered (The Independent )

While Easter egg brands have been advertising their 2024 releases for weeks, it’s very easy to keep putting off buying anything until a few days before the main event. But there’s no time to delay because Easter is on 31 March, which means you need to act fast if you want to order your chocolatey treats online.

As Easter eggs can be bulky and heavy, especially if you’re feeling decadent, it’s much easier to order them online. You’ll also have a much wider selection as supermarkets tend to stock brands from Cadbury and Nestle and not smaller, independent chocolate makers that might have more unique designs and flavours.

Whether you prefer your chocolate milk, white or dark, we’ve rounded up the best Easter eggs available for next-day delivery. They’re all sure to delight your tastebuds or those of the lucky recipient you gift them to, but there are options for all budgets with prices starting at £3.99. We’ve also included some dairy-free treats to make sure everyone can be included in the bank holiday weekend sugar high. Let’s get cracking...

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Cox&Co dark chocolate with bee pollen and honey, 170g: £8.99,


This is an elegant choice for dark chocolate lovers. Made from single-origin Colombian chocolate, this egg is designed to be savoured. Pop it into the fridge after cracking open for a nibble or two a day. There’s no added sugar, instead, bee pollen and a natural honey flavour add a little sweetness.

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Cadbury Dairy Milk Easter 2024 gift box, 400g: £22.99,


A must for anyone who likes the childhood classic taste of Dairy Milk but wishes their Easter eggs were more substantial, this one is reassuringly chunky. In response to the likes of Hotel Chocolat and other luxury chocolatiers that offer shells at least an inch thick, Cadbury’s has updated its standard Easter format to bring us this egg that has more to bite into. You could be eating this well into the end of April as 400g is a lot of chocolate.

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Hotel Chocolat extra-thick exuberantly fruity easter egg, 390g: £29.45,

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Hotel Chocolat’s satisfyingly snappable chocolate eggs comprise decadently chunky shells, filled to the brim with chocolates. This fruity egg combines both milk and white chocolate in a pink shell that is said to taste like strawberries. Inside the shell, you’ll find an array of our fruity chocolates, including seasonal tiddly eggs and bunnies. Think tangy raspberry, tart Rhubarb, delicate strawberries and cream, an orange chocolate pot and more. You’ll need to order by 6pm on 28 March for delivery by Easter.

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Cadbury flake large chocolate easter egg, 231g: £15.90,


The crumbly chocolate we all grew up on is not just for sticking in an ice cream in the summer, it also makes for a truly scrummy Easter egg. With three Flake bars and a giant Easter egg, you’re sure to put a smile on a loved one's face with this gift.

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Thorntons pack of two medium kids easter eggs, 151g,


If you’re specifically looking for some last-minute eggs for the little ones in your life, Thortons has got you covered. Unicorn and dinosaur-obsessed kids (as so many are) are sure to be ecstatic over this adorable set. Plus they’re the exact same size- ensuring no sibling squabbles ensue.

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Baileys strawberries and cream white chocolate Easter egg with truffles, 225g: £18.99,


Nothing says “Happy Easter” like a boozy and indulgent chocolate treat delivered straight to your door. So look no further than this delicious Easter egg from Baileys, with a hollow white chocolate egg infused with Bailey's very own cream liqueur and real strawberry pieces. Plus some extra chocolate truffles are thrown in to really sweeten the deal.

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Not sure if you want to gift a child chocolate? Read our round-up of the Best chocolate-free Easter gifts for children

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