We’ve laid out the best eggs for 2015 and thrown in an egg-cellent competition…

Easter egg guide

Are we getting as excited about Easter as we are Christmas? We’re certainly at risk of over egg-citement at Fed Up & Drunk. Here comes a four day weekend, a heat wave and plenty of chocolate goodies.

With so much choice out there, we thought we’d lend a hand and provide the ultimate guide to the best Easter eggs on the market this year. Plus (because we are good) we’re offering the chance to win a Divine 70% chocolate Easter egg. Oooh it is a good day!

1 Luxury

 Betty’s Chocolatier Egg

2 Bettys

Have you ever seen a golden egg within a chocolate egg? Thought not. But Betty’s know how to push the boat out when it comes to edible extravagance. Their Grand Cru Swiss chocolate Easter egg is something to behold and, in true Betty’s style, has been handcrafted. Yes, those intricate roses have been hand-piped by skilled sugarcrafters – the same who have carefully carved windows in the outer shell to allow us a glimpse of the shimmering egg within.
Price: £80

The Ostrich Easter Egg Hotel Chocolatostrich egg hotel chocolat

This is Hotel Chocolat’s largest Easter egg to date, and before you ask, yes they did measure a real ostrich egg to make sure their chocolate replica is dimensionally accurate. Forget the usual thin egg shells, the Ostrich Egg is a thick slab of chocolate encasing a 27 carefully selected chocolates. Inside the egg you’ll discover pralines, Champagne truffles, dreamy caramels and tangy fruits, and hidden within the tissue paper are golden eggs for you to seek out. This is just the kind of Easter egg you dreamed of as a child – and it’s been worth the wait!
Price: £75

Filigree Easter Egg with Champagne trufflesfiligree egg

I’m not sure I could bring myself to eat this egg. Lick the Spoon’s Filigree egg looks so exquisite I feel it should sit on a mantelpiece and be admired. But then I remember that it is filled with chocolates from their spring collection, and there’s only one way to get them. This gorgeous egg would go down well as a present for anyone who loves Regency indulgence, and the guys at Lick the Spoon can personalise it to incorporate a name in the filigree, and it is boxed in a super cute keyhole box. It’s on my wish list.
Price: £40

1 Mid-Range

 Nobu Gold, Silver and Bronze eggs

5 Nobu
Named, “the world’ sexiest restaurant” by The Observer, Nobu is a worldwide success. So, it’s no wonder their Easter eggs are totally out of this world. Last year their executive pastry chef, Regis Cursan turned his attention to chocolate eggs and created a range of space-age looking gold, bronze and silver eggs. Needless to say they went down a storm and are back with bang this year. Made with organic milk and dark chocolate, you can share one with your friends in the restaurant or take it home to give as a gift. They are only available from Nobu London so you’ll have to make the trip.
Price: £30

Roberto Cavalli Zebra White Chocolate Egg from Harrods harrods egg

It’s not just beautiful clothes that Roberto Cavalli is responsible for. This egg proves he can design some pretty chic edibles. This egg simply screams Cavalli with its striking zebra pattern and is the perfect Easter gift for the fashionista in your life. Creamy white chocolate contrasted with dark chocolate zebra stripes means it is as delicious as it looks.
Price: £29.95

The Egg in an Egg egg in an egg

Is it just me or does this egg remind you of those retro egg swivel chairs? Dubbed the perfect gift for chocolate lovers and art lovers alike, the Egg in an Egg sure is a sight for sore eyes – stunning yet subtle in its elegance. The Chocolate Society are a small UK artisan chocolate company and are renowned for producing chocolate that is as good to look at as it is to eat. Harrod’s are lucky to have it gracing their shelves.
Price: £24.95

Prestat Red Velvet Truffle Easter Eggred velvet prestat egg

This is an egg like no other. Yes it looks fairly standard from the outside but its shell is infused with crushed raspberries and lined with white chocolate. Once you’ve cracked the shell and made a start on the egg you’ll discover inside and bouquet of award-winning Prestat red velvet truffles. Roald Dahl was a huge fan of Prestat, referring to them as the “the great chocolatiers of Oxford Street.” When you have the creator of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory praising a product, you know it’s something to heed.
Price: £15

£10 and under

Waitrose Caramel Fudge Hand Decorated Egg

Waitrose caramel egg

Voted Good Housekeeping’s Easter Egg of the Year the hand-decorated, two tone caramel fudge egg is a steal at £7. Chewy caramel and chocolate fudge pieces add something a bit extra to a classic. This egg is perfect for my mum as she loves dark and milk chocolate and often can’t decide which she’s rather have!
Price: £7

Inspiral Raw Mulu Chocolate eggmulu egg

A solid raw chocolate Easter egg just over a fiver? We’re there. Mulu’s Ecuadorian raw choloate egg is a limited edition and on the shelves (you can find it at inSpiral in London) at a mere £5.95. As with all Mulu’s products their silky smooth raw chocolate is crafted with care in an environmentally friendly space on the edge of Dartmoor. These won’t last long, so I’d get your skates on.
Price: £5.95

Divine Luxury Dark Chocolate EggWIN

For the conscious-eater and Fairtrade champion this egg is the only choice. Divine’s Luxury Dark Chocolate Easter Egg is not only 70 per cent cocoa, Fairtrade and super scrummy, it comes with a new dark chocolate bar with raspberries and the chance to win a country cottage holiday for four courtesy of Stars & Canopy (see box for details). In case you didn’t know Divine is 45 per cent owned by cocoa farmers, and you see all the special symbols on their packaging? They are not just visually pleasing they are all West African Adinkra symbols and all have a special meaning.
Price: £10

We’ve got a Divine Luxury Egg to giveaway to one lucky reader (pictured above). Simply tell us who you would give your Divine Chocolate Egg to as a gift in the comments box below to be in with a chance of winning. Entries close at 5pm on Tuesday 31st March.

A little wacky

White Chocolate Egg Sandwich sandwich egg

Hotel Chocolat has a stacked range of Easter treats, but we particularly love this chocolate homage to the egg-sandwich.
Price: £10

Geode Salted Caramel Egggeode

We all know someone who just loves rocks. I confess to being mesmerised by pretty geodes and agate, so imagine the sheer delight in finding an edible version from Artisan du Chocolat.
Price: £19.99

Pierre Marcolini Russian Doll Egg – Selfridgesdoll egg  

How cute is this egg? I don’t think I could bear to break its shell. It would make an adorable Easter gift for a niece or god daughter – and you would definitely go down as the cool aunty with this beauty!
Price: £13.90

Marmite Egg

marmite egg

It is talk of the town this Easter, and reported to have a rather beefy aroma. Love it or hate it the Marmite Egg is here.
Price: £5.99

Pot Noodle Egg pot noodle mug

If could imagine anything worse than a Marmite egg, it would probably be a Pot Noodle egg. But take heart, this egg thankfully is chocolate flavoured and merely comes served in a Pot Noodle mug.
Price: £5

Don’t forget to enter our egg-cellent competition to win the Divine Chocolate Egg. Simply tell us who you would give your Divine Chocolate Egg to as a gift in the comments box below to be in with a chance of winning. Entries close at noon on Tuesday 31st March.

 

Emma Cullen

Emma Cullen

Emma is an ex-Fed Up & Drunker that has been released into the wild

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15 Responses to Ultimate Easter egg guide

  1. Avatar Holly Bradford says:

    I’d love to win a Divine easter egg – I’d give it to my other half and bask in the glory of my gift-giving generosity (especially compared to the £1.50 Mini Eggs one he got last year…)

  2. Avatar Jennifer Merrikin says:

    I would share it with my lovely team.

  3. Avatar Emma Filby says:

    I would give my Divine egg to my nan’s nursing home – Elm view in Clevedon. They are holding an egg raffle for the residents social fund (sherry fund)

  4. Avatar Cressida Slater says:

    Is it wrong to say that I would give it to myself? I’m a dark choc-a-holic and in an attempt to cut down and cut out refined sugar, the 70%+ is a real bonus. I would say i’d give it to the OH but considering he’s in line to get any milk choc eggs i’m given, then he won’t need it 🙂

  5. Avatar Clodagh says:

    Me and my parents are dieting and going to the gym for about a year and a half now, there’ve been occasional slip ups but the Divine Egg would be the perfect opportunity to binge!

  6. Avatar Wendy Smith says:

    I’d share my Divine egg with my daughter who has just given birth to her second little boy. He had a health scare shortly after birth & ended up in the NICU for photo-therapy treatment but is now home and making his presence felt!

  7. Avatar Claire Farley says:

    I’d give the egg to my Husband as he’d share it with me – genius 😉

  8. Avatar Nik says:

    I’d give it to my little boy – And it would last about 30 seconds.

  9. Jessica Roberts Jessica Roberts says:

    I’d give it to my mum. After years of her gifting eggs to me, I think it’s about time I gave her one back – and dark chocolate is her favourite!

  10. Avatar Josh says:

    I’d give it to my better half. I missed Valentine’s Day so need all the help groveling as I can get

  11. Avatar Sally B says:

    At 70 per cent cocoa it’s basically a health food, so I would give it to my mum who’s feeling poorly.

  12. Avatar Sarah Louise ☀ says:

    It would have to be my amazing mum who does so much for us all. From her 92 year old mum down to my 4 year old son

  13. Fed Up Drunk Fed Up Drunk says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah Louise! You are the lucky winner of our Divine Easter Egg. Sarah, if you could email your address to ecullen@foodanddrinkguides.com I’ll get it sent out in time for Easter Sunday 🙂

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