Hotel Chocolat & Vegan Easter Egg Guide 2018
There's an increasing range of dairy free/vegan chocolates in supermarkets these days, and Hotel Chocolat are really championing quality vegan eggs with their range this Easter. Today’s post will focus on vegan eggs available from there as well as a few other companies.
Hotel Chocolat 100% Dark Egg:
This is one I reviewed last year - check it out here. It includes 100% cocoa solids dark chocolate, Californian almonds and Turkish raisins in the shell, plus panned 100% dark chocolate Piedemont hazelnuts separately. It's definitely one for the serious dark chocolate lovers!
Hotel Chocolat Dark Egg Sandwich:
The unique "egg sandwich" treat from Hotel Chocolat, suitable for vegans and dairy free!
Hotel Chocolat Dark Big City Bunny:
A cute hollow dark chocolate bunny without the dairy.
Hotel Chocolat Dark City Bunnies:
Plus, mini city bunnies that are perfect for sharing!
Hotel Chocolat Dark Kids Easter Egg:
One for the kiddies is this smaller 70% cocoa Dark egg. Also contains dark orange bunnies - yum!
Hotel Chocolat Ginger Dark Chocolate Egg:
This is one that tickles my fancy this year...a ginger flavour dark chocolate egg studded with Piedmont hazelnuts, plus Dark Chocolate Crunchy squares with hazelnuts and ginger pieces. Yum!
Hotel Chocolat Dark Chocolate Rabbert:
A bouncing 70% dark chocolate rabbit hops over dinky drops of dark chocolate. Cute!
Thorntons Dark Chocolate Easter Egg:
Good old Thorntons are also doing a dairy free dark chocolate egg.
Lindt Dark Chocolate Noir Gold Bunny:
Plus the classic Lindt Gold Bunny comes in a Dark version that is dairy free.
Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa Dark Eggs:
There's also these Lindt 70% Cocoa Eggs available from most supermaarkets.
Lindt Excellence Dark Extra Fine 70% Easter Egg:
Plus a larger Lindt Excellence Dark Easter Egg complete with mini dark chocolate eggs.
Montezuma's Absolute Black 100% Cocoa Egg with Chocolate Buttons:
Montezuma's have promised me one of these to review, which I am rather excited to try. Features their Absolute Black sugar free dark chocolate studded with cocoa nibs, as well as Absolute Black dark chocolate buttons.
Montezuma's Dark Chocolate Egg with Mini Dark Peanut Butter Eggs:
For those who like a bit of sugar in their chocolate, Montezuma's are also doing this vegan friendly egg complete with mini dark chocolate peanut butter eggs, hurrah! Who said being dairy free must be boring?
Montezuma's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Eggs:
As well as the Easter egg, the Dark Peanut Butter Mini Eggs also come in their very own pack! Available from motezumas.co.uk.
Montezuma's Organic Dark Chocolate Eco Egg with Cocoa Nibs:
One for the eco-conscious with eco-friendly degradable packaging, this egg has cocoa nibs in the shell.
Booja Booja Artists Egg:
No post on Vegan Easter eggs would be complete without Booja Booja, who make some beautifully decorated gourmet eggs filled with their classic truffles in a variety of flavours, from Champagne to Almond Sea Salt to Hazelnut. Available online and from selected stores.
Moo Free Easter Eggs:
Available from Waitrose, Holland & Barrett and supermarkets like Morrisons, the Moo Free brand make an excellent variety of dairy free creamier eggs, in flavours such as Honeycomb (or "Bunnycomb"), Cheeky Orange and Original with Dairy Free Drops.
Plamil Organic Easter Eggs:
Also available from Holland and Barrett, online or at selected stores are these Organic Milk Chocolate Alternative eggs from Plamil, which are Fairtrade and made with rice milk.
Plamil Organic Milk Chocolate Alternative Half Eggs:
Also available from Plamil are these "half eggs", a dairy free alternative to mini eggs. Available from plamilfoods.co.uk or selected stores.
Plamil No Added Sugar Dairy Free Half Eggs:
For those who want to go a step further, Plamil also make these Dairy Free Milk Chocolate halves without sugar, using the sweetener xylitol instead. Available from plamilfoods.co.uk and selected stores.
Coco Caravan Vegan Caramel Easter Eggs:
Made with raw chcoolate, these caramel filled eggs from Coco Caravan are vegan and dairy free, with caramel made from coconut sugar, coconut cream and cashew paste. I have some of these to review so stay tuned for that soon! Available from the Coco Caravan Webstore.
Asda Extra Special Belgian Dark Chocolate Cherry Egg:
Asda are also doing some rather special dark chocolate eggs this year, including this Extra Special Cherry Egg!
Asda Free From Chocolate Bunny:
And for fans of sweeter chocolate, there's this Free From Bunny!
Tesco Finest Free From Salted Caramel Flavour Egg:
Tesco also increased their Free From range this Easter, with this Salted Caramel Flavour Egg complete with Fondant truffles.
Tesco Finest Free From Belgian Dark Chocolate Egg with Orange Truffles:
Plus a Blegian dark chocolate egg with dark orange truffles.
Lidl Deluxe Ecuadorian Single Origin Dark Chocolate Egg:
Even Lidl are doing dairy free dark chocolate eggs this year, with this Deluxe Ecuadorian Single Origin 73% Cocoa egg...
Lidl Deluxe Madagascan Single Origin Dark Chocolate Egg:
Plus a 66% cocoa Deluxe Madagascan Single Origin egg. Fancy!
Marks & Spencer Made Without Dairy Dark Chocolate Egg:
As always, M&S are not doing just any Dairy Free egg, but a Made Without Dairy Dark Chocolate Egg complete with fancy wrapping in both blue and pink.
Green & Blacks Organic Dark 70% Easter Eggs:
It would be wrong for Green & Blacks not to do a dark chocolate egg at Easter! I have only seen these in 70% versions - no 85% unfortunately.
Waitrose Salted Hazelnut & Raisin Dark Chocolate Egg:
Waitrose also do a few dark chocolate eggs in their own label range, including this Salted Hazelnut & Raisin Egg. Sounds a bit different!
North Chocolates Hot Cross Fun Bar:
Last but not least, these Easter bars from North Chocolates are available from Fenwicks and consists of dark chocolate with spices, orange and sultanas.
Well, that's all for this post - there's a few other companies making vegan Easter treats so this is by no means an exhaustive list. Hopefully though it will help anyone needing dairy free chocolates find something suitable!