Best vegan Easter eggs for 2023 tried and tested

From supermarkets such as Aldi and Waitrose to chocolatiers like Hotel Chocolat, here are the best vegan Easter eggs for 2023...

A selection of the best vegan Easter eggs for 2023
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We've rounded up the best vegan Easter eggs available to buy this year - including eggs from Sainsbury's, Morrisons, and more.

Easter 2023's collection of vegan Easter eggs includes chocolate for all budgets, from the likes of Aldi to Hotel Chocolat and other well-known chocolatiers or supermarket names. Although some we have included are certified free from dairy eggs, we have also included great vegan and plant-based chocolate eggs in our round-up too. We have consciously included a variety of not just dark but also milk and white chocolate as well as Easter eggs for kids

In our quest to find the very best vegan and plant-based Easter eggs, we have tasted everything from pricey handcrafter eggs from independent chocolate makers to budget supermarket brands. They have all been tried and tested by our in-house Food Team consisting of Food Director Jen Bedloe, Food Editor Jess Meyer, Deputy Food Editor Rose Fooks, and Junior Food Writer Georgia Sparks.

Collectively, the team has years of experience trying and testing thousands of new food and drink products each year as well as developing new and exciting recipes. This means you can trust their judgment and feel confident that they would only score a product highly if they truly thought it was worthy.  With that in mind, here are this year's favourites...

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Best vegan Easter eggs 2023

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1. Hotel Chocolat 70% Dark Chocolate Easter Egg, 150g - View at Hotel Chocolat

1. Hotel Chocolat 70% Dark Chocolate Easter Egg,  150g - View at Hotel Chocolat

Winner: The best vegan chocolate egg 2023

RRP: £11

The 70% dark chocolate is good quality and full of flavour. It’s the perfect level of sweetness without being bitter. The cracked egg white chocolate splat element is made from cocoa butter and has a subtle coconut flavour. The texture of the chocolate is ideal, it has the perfect snap but also has a melt-the-mouth creaminess. 

Another great vegan option from Hotel Chocolat’s Easter range that we tasted is the Mint Hard Boiled Egg (£15, 220g). Our panel of experts felt that the Dark Egg would be more universally loved, but the Mint Hard Boiled Egg is ideal for any mint chocolate fans. The egg is smaller than some others the Food Team tasted, but would still be a lovely gift. It comes in a recyclable cardboard box.

Food Editor Jess Meyer says: "Hotel Chocolat has cracked it! The judges unanimously loved this egg. It’s such a whacky design, it definitely stands out against the other eggs and would appeal to so many people.”

Please note this egg is made in the same factory as milk chocolate so although it is suitable for vegans as the recipes contain no dairy, it’s not guaranteed it is free from milk.


2.  Montezuma's Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Mini Eggs, 150g - View at Montezuma 

2.  Montezuma's Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Mini Eggs, 150g - View at Montezuma 

Best vegan mini eggs

RRP: £4.50 (3 packs for £12)

Can we all agree that peanut butter and chocolate are a heavenly duo? Take a bite through the crisp rich dark chocolate exterior to reveal a mousey peanut butter center, the rich roasted peanut flavour amplified with a pinch of sea salt. Just divine. Each mini egg is 3.5cm tall making them feel satisfying and chunky. 

The eggs are not individually wrapped so they wouldn’t work for Easter egg hunts, unfortunately. But the paper bag is recyclable. And for those super dark chocolate lovers, Montezuma's also makes an Absolute Black 100% cocoa version of these peanut butter eggs that are included in the 3 packs for £12 promotion.

Junior Food Writer Georgia Sparks says: "These mini eggs are quite large, which I like. They would make a lovely gift for vegans and non-vegans alike, however, the flavour may be too rich and grown-up for little ones. I'd suggested using them in cookie dough as the addition of peanut butter would be a lovely gooey filling in a biscuit."


3. Asda Extra Special Dark Chocolate with Vanilla Flavour Truffles 200g - View at Asda

3. Asda Extra Special Dark Chocolate with Vanilla Flavour Truffles 200g - View at Asda

Best free-from chocolate egg 

RRP:  £5 (or 2 for £8) 

Quite a classy customer. The judges felt that this egg has a nice mouthfeel and offers a creaminess that is hard to find in many vegan chocolates. The chocolate is rich and satisfying, but not bitter. It comes with five gold foil-wrapped truffles. A pleasant addition that makes this egg feel extra special. 

Food Director Jen Bedloe says: “The truffles are great, a little on the sweet side, but satisfying creamy. We were all really impressed that this egg was vegan. We just felt it was let down a little by the packaging. Although cardboard and recyclable, the egg inside is much nicer than the packaging suggests." 

This egg is certified by the vegan society and is free from gluten, milk, and egg. 


4. Chococo’s Oat M!lk Earth Egg, 175g - View atChococo 

4. Chococo’s Oat M!lk Earth Egg, 175g - View at Chococo 

Best luxury vegan egg

RRP: £14

We commend Chococo for making vegan milk chocolate using oat milk. Great for vegans with a sweet tooth or those who aren’t a fan of dark chocolate. This egg is handmade in Dorset from 43% single-origin and gluten-free oat powder. It certainly retains the oaty flavour, which gives the chocolate a nuttiness that conjures memories of licking the cake batter from the bowl and warm flapjacks. 

The texture of the chocolate is great too, it’s velvety smooth and gloriously creamy. The outside of the egg is flecked with green and blue chocolate, but crack it open to discover chocolate flowers and hearts fused to the inside. 

Deputy Food Editor Rose Fooks says: "Chococo is an extremely ethical company and all of its chocolate is sustainable, ethical, and slave-free. Like many of the other eggs in our round-up, this comes in plastic-free packaging. This is a really charming Easter egg that we would love to receive at Easter."


5. Happi Oat Milk White Raspberry Chocolate Egg Bar, 140g - View at Waitrose

5. Happi Oat Milk White Raspberry Chocolate Egg Bar, 140g - View at Waitrose

Best vegan Easter egg alternative

RRP: £5.50

Like Chococo’s Oat Milk Earth Egg this lovely thing is also made using oat-based chocolate. But this time it’s white and with the inspired addition of freeze-dried raspberries. 

The egg-shaped chocolate bar is impressively thick, and despite the geometric pattern, it’s so thick it’s tricky to snap. Our panel of experts enlisted a knife to help us break it and loved the satisfying sensation of having a real chunk of chocolate to bite on. The sour raspberry flavour is neutralised by the creaminess of the oat flavour giving this chocolate and wonderfully balanced acidity.

Deputy Food Editor Rose Fooks says: "As well as being vegan this egg bar is also palm oil free. The funky packaging in bright colours would make this great for teenagers. Happi has taken it one step further with the sustainability of the packaging, they are committed to using only fully biodegradable cards, compostable film, and even vegetable-based inks."


6. NOMO Little Monsters Egg + Lolly, 92g - View at Holland & Barrett

6. NOMO Little Monsters Egg + Lolly, 92g - View at Holland & Barrett

Best free-from Easter egg for kids

RRP: £3.50

Keep your little monsters busy with the NOMO Little Monsters Egg and lolly. The inside of the box is printed with cute interactive children's activities. The box contains a milk chocolate egg and a milk chocolate lolly both free from dairy, gluten, egg, and nuts. 

The foil-wrapped milk chocolate egg is flecked with crunchy puffed rice which gives the chocolate a great texture. NOMO stands for no missing out and this is certainly the case here.

Food Director Jen Bedloe says: "It was the best free-from and vegan egg that we tasted that would appeal to children. This creamy egg and lolly combination are perfect for little ones suffering from intolerances.” 


7. Morrisons the Best Honeycomb & Sea Salt Egg, 150g - View at Morrisons

7. Morrisons the Best Honeycomb & Sea Salt Egg, 150g - View at Morrisons

Best value vegan egg

RRP: £5.99

This is a great free-from chocolate egg, it doesn’t contain gluten, wheat, or milk. The chocolate is smooth and moreish with a subtle honey flavour. The front of the egg is decorated with soft pieces of honeycomb (made without honey) which offer a sweet burst in each bite while making the egg look extra special. A touch of salt adds to the allure of this chocolate egg giving it a rich and indulgent feel. 

Deputy Food Editor Rose Fooks says: "At just £5.99 this vegan egg is cheaper than many others we tasted but is just as good. Unfortunately, we found the box to be a little underwhelming, but ultimately it’s what’s inside that counts. This is a great value plant-based egg that would make a great Easter gift for anyone suffering from gluten, wheat, or milk allergies."


8. Sainsbury's Buttermilk Choccy Bunny, 115g - View at Sainsbury's

8. Sainsbury's Buttermilk Choccy Bunny, 115g - View at Sainsbury's

Best vegan chocolate bunny

RRP: £3.50

This sweet blue bunny hopped into our roundup because it looks and tastes the part. It’s made from dairy-free ‘milk’ chocolate with a rich choco flavour. The chocolate is sweeter than some of the other plant-based milk chocolates that we tasted, so would be great for kids or adults who enjoy sweet things. 

The chocolate is velvety smooth with a satisfying snap. Buttermilk has a great range of vegan-friendly chocolate. 

Deputy Food Editor Rose Fooks says: "We also tasted the Buttermilk Plant Powered Zingy Orange Bunny bar which we loved. Buttermilk’s Easter range is Palm Oil free and the packaging is designed to be recyclable, contain recycled materials, or be reusable." 


9. Moser Roth Belgian Dark Chocolate and Coffee Duo Egg, 275g - View at Aldi

9. Moser Roth Belgian Dark Chocolate and Coffee Duo Egg, 275g - View at Aldi

Best grown-up vegan egg

RRP: £6.49

This sculptural egg is compiled of two sides. One half is made of 56% dark chocolate, the other of 70% dark chocolate, and flecked with cocoa nibs and coffee. This egg stood out for its unusual shape: like a chocolate yin and yang. It’s unusual looking and the box has a lovely festive design. It’s classy and you probably wouldn’t assume that it was from a budget supermarket. 

Junior Food Writer Georgia Sparks says: "Although the flavour of the 56% dark chocolate is not as intense as that in Montezuma's eggs, it’s good quality and Fairtrade. The crunchy cocoa nibs and coffee are a nice addition to the 70% dark chocolate, adding a crunchy texture and great flavour. I really like the design, the chocolate is good too, and for under £7 it’s amazing value.”  


How did we test the best vegan Easter eggs?

  • Taste and texture: The most important factor when judging all food is always the taste, however, when it comes to Easter eggs the look and packaging are integral to the product, so we also took this into account.
  • Packaging: We were impressed this year that there was a move from most manufacturers to reduce the amount of plastic packaging. The best vegan Easter eggs have attractive packaging, taste great, and the chocolate has a great texture.
  • Vegan alternatives: Dark chocolate is often naturally vegan, but we awarded extra points to those eggs that made an attempt to create vegan versions of milk and white chocolate.

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Rose Fooks

Rose Fooks is Deputy Food Editor at Future Publishing, creating recipes, reviewing products and writing food features for a range of lifestyle and home titles including GoodTo and Woman&Home. She has a Diplome de Patisserie and Culinary Management at London’s Le Cordon Bleu. Career highlights have included interviewing the wonderful Mary Berry and working on Truth, Love and Clean Cutlery; a guidebook of sustainable restaurants in the UK. 

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Jen Bedloe

An experienced recipe writer, editor, and food stylist, Jen is Group Food Director at Future plc where she oversees the food content across the women’s lifestyle group, including Woman and Home, Women’s Weekly, Woman, Woman’s Own, Chat, Goodto.com, and womanandhome.com. Jen studied Communications at Goldsmiths, then landed her first job in media working for Delia Smith’s publishing company on Sainsbury’s magazine. Jen honed her practical skills by combining courses at Leith’s cookery school with time spent in the test kitchen testing recipes and assisting food stylists on photoshoots. 

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Jess Meyer

Jess is the Group Food Editor at Future PLC, working across brands in the woman’s lifestyle group, including Woman and Home, Woman’s Weekly, Woman, Woman’s Own, Chat, womanandhome.com and Goodto.com.  An experienced recipe writer, food stylist and home economist, Jess honed her skills in print and digital food media, working with well known brands such as Great British Bake Off, Tastemade US and UK, and Slimming World to name a few. 

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Georgia Sparks

Georgia Sparks is Junior Food Writer, working across Woman & Home, Woman’s Weekly, Chat and goodto.com. She's passionate about food and is most content knife and fork in hand around the table with family and friends. Georgia works within the Food Team at Future Plc where she can usually be found in the kitchen developing and testing recipes as well as assisting on shoots and writing food features. 

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Rose Fooks is Deputy Food Editor at Future Publishing, creating recipes, reviewing products and writing food features for a range of lifestyle and home titles including GoodTo and Woman&Home. Before joining the team, Rose obtained a Diplome de Patisserie and Culinary Management at London’s Le Cordon Bleu. Going on to work in professional kitchens at The Delaunay and Zedel.