Three favourite dark and dairy-free Easter eggs
Easter is nearly here and there’s more dark chocolate and dairy-free Easter eggs on sale in the UK than ever before. Instead of doing a big round-up this year, I’ve decided to pick three of my favourites. Happy Easter!
Divine 70% Luxury Dark Chocolate Egg
This is the perfect mid-price Easter egg. The 70% dark chocolate is rich and smooth, with a sharp snap. It also comes with a bag of dark chocolate mini-eggs which I found completely addictive. I kept sneaking into the larder to grab a handful. Divine is co-owned by its cocoa farmers in Ghana, who share in the profits and company decision making, which means you can enjoy your dark choc knowing its being produced in a positive way. Dairy-free but may contain milk traces.
RRP £10 from Waitrose, Ocado, Wholefoods and independents. Divinechocolate.com
M&S Made Without Dairy Egg
Marks has two eggs in its Made Without Dairy range this year. They are dark chocolate, but fairly mild-tasting (we’re not talking an 85% cocoa hit here) so they’re perfect for older kids who can’t eat dairy. One of the eggs has rabbit ears and the other is shaped like a carrot – and if you were passing them in the store you wouldn’t realise they were free-from – great for making everyone feel included (side note: my brother grew up on a very restricted diet and all his prescription foods were so medical and nasty looking, so I never underestimate the importance of fun, attractive packaging for allergy kids).
Booja Booja Small Hazelnut Crunch Easter Egg
I’ve mentioned before that I’m a huge fan of Booja Booja. Its ice creams and truffles are dairy-free, gluten-free and soya-free, but they are absolutely indulgent and made from the best organic ingredients, and always beautifully packaged. Its Easter eggs are no exception. Instead of a chocolate shell, you’ll get a beautiful egg-shaped box hand-painted in Kashmir, and filled with fudgy truffles. The large eggs are £24.99 which puts them out of many budgets (though if you’re reading this, husband…) but this year they’re also doing small eggs. My favourite houses a trio of hazelnut crunch truffles – made with Italian hazelnuts, coconut oil and dark chocolate. Simple ingredients, addictive results.
RRP £9.99 from Waitrose, Ocado, Holland & Barrett and independents; Boojabooja.com