8 Eco-Friendly Easter Eggs To Add To Your Basket

Make greener chocolate choices this spring

Easter is in sight, which means chocolate galore – but, like everything we consume, it’s important to consider where it comes from. An increasing number of chocolatiers are taking steps to ensure cocoa growers and farmers are treated fairly, plus steering clear of plastic in their packaging. We’ve rounded up some of the most impressive eco-friendly Easter eggs on the market to buy for yourself or a loved one this year.

Best Eco-Friendly Easter Eggs

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Gåva Easter Äggs

Gåva Easter Äggs

Gåva was founded by three Swedish native women who set out to bring the Scandinavian art of mindful gifting to the UK. Instead of selling the classic chocolate eggs, it offers Easter Äggs: reusable containers you can fill with whatever you like – just like Christmas stockings. Pop in some chocolate, homemade treats or toys for little ones.

From £15.50, gavagifting.co.uk

Melt London Wild Flower Vegan Easter Egg

Melt London Wild Flower Vegan Easter Egg

Not only are Melt’s Easter eggs a treat for the tastebuds – they’re also entirely plastic-free. Opt for this delectable vegan egg, crafted with sea salt and 70 percent dark chocolate, and decorated with edible pansies.

£49.99, meltchocolates.com

Tony’s Chocolonely Easter Eggs Mixed Pouch

The raison d’être of Dutch-born B Corp-certified brand Tony’s Chocolonely is to eradicate slavery in chocolate production. Its Easter offering includes this pouch of little chocolate eggs, perfect for sharing (or not).

£4.99, tonyschocolonely.com

Montezuma’s Milk Chocolate Organic Giant Egg with Butterscotch

Independently-owned boutique brand Montezuma’s sells organic chocolate, with all packaging either recyclable, biodegradable or compostable. Our top pick is this extra large milk egg flavoured with butterscotch.

£30, montezumas.co.uk

Chococo Oat M!lk 175g Earth Egg

Chococo Oat M!lk 175g Earth Egg

Artisan chocolatier Chococo handcrafts all of its products in its Dorset kitchen, using sustainably sourced chocolate, local flavours and plastic-free packaging. This Oat M!lk egg is perfect if you’re dairy-free or vegan, mimicking the creamy taste of milk chocolate. It’s packaged inside a recyclable kraft box which is just the right size for the egg to ensure no waste.

£14, chococo.co.uk

Lumi Chocolate Box of 6 Easter eggs with inclusions

A passion for the planet sits at the heart of Lumi Chocolate, founded by Peta Leith. She ensures there’s no unnecessary packaging or plastic inserts, with all chocolate sourced from either the Cocoa Horizons programme or the Cacao Trace programme (which you can read more about here). This Easter, treat yourself or a loved one to this box of six hand-painted eggs, with a choice of either dark or a milk/white combination. 

£22.50, lumichocolate.co.uk

Divine Luxury Dark Egg

Divine Luxury Dark Egg

A pioneer in its field, Fairtrade principles have always been central to Divine Chocolate – and in 2016, it received B Corp certification for its efforts. All chocolate is made with pure cocoa butter, sugar from Malawi and vanilla from Madagascar, then flavoured with Fairtrade nuts, fruit and other ingredients. The Luxury Dark Egg is made with 70 per cent dark chocolate and comes with a cluster of mini Easter eggs. Divine indeed.

£10, ethicalshop.org

LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW Crunchy Toffee Egg

In 2019, Danish liquorice and chocolate brand LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW became the first confectionary company in the world to use 100 percent recycled plastic. It also runs on fully green energy, and since 2016 the business has cut its waste per kilo by 44 percent. This Easter, try its brand new crunchy toffee flavour in this egg-shaped creation, which features lots of little bites of chocolate-coated liquorice.

£24, lakridsbybulow.com

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