FOOD & NUTRITION
The Best 'Healthiest' Chocolate Easter Eggs To Buy
From deep and dark mysterious black eggs to avocado eggstravaganzas, feast your eyes and your appetite on our favourite chocolate pleasures for this Easter!
Hop into Easter with the healthiest and most delectable Easter eggs of 2018. From deep and dark mysterious black eggs to avocado eggstravaganzas, feast your eyes and your appetite on our favourite chocolate pleasures for this Easter.
Dark, mysterious, and tantalising – Montezuma’s Absolute Black Easter egg is not for the faint-hearted! With numerous awards under their belts, Montezuma provides luscious chocolate in almost every variety you can think of. But, new for 2018 is their Absolute Black 100% cocoa egg, that is sugar, dairy, gluten and soy-free. Dotted with crunchy cocoa nibs and chockfull with chocolate buttons, this egg is the ultimate cocoa hit.
Fancy a cream egg minus the sugar crash? Enter KamALive’s raw, whole-food cashew cream egg. Entirely vegan, soy, gluten and refined sugar-free, this creamy and rich ball of deliciousness are made from 80% raw chocolate and filled with velvet smooth cashew nut cream and a turmeric and lucuma filled egg yolk!
Whatever your reason for going vegan, there's no need to give up good chocolate for Easter. Hotel Chocolat has cast the shell in a 100% dark chocolate from Saint Lucia, then studded it with rich and juicy Turkish raisins and unblanched Californian almonds. They have even paired it with Gianduja hazelnut truffles!
Popcorn-studded chocolate – what’s not to love? Divine Chocolate have teamed up with Joe & Seph to create the world’s first Fair-trade Popcorn Easter Egg! The creamy milk chocolate Easter egg is a fusion of luscious chocolate encrusted with air-popped salted caramel popcorn.
All of Divine’s Easter eggs are free from artificial flavourings, colourings, preservatives and palm oil free. On top of that, they are super environmentally conscious and ensure that all their Easter egg boxes are made from only recycled cardboard and do not include plastic packaging in any of their products. Environmentally delicious and Divine!
Crafted with sumptuous cocoa butter and pure whey protein isolate, the My Protein Egg is the perfect indulgence for Easter whilst reaching those protein goals. The large egg provides 40g of protein and has 60% less sugar than other retail milk chocolate eggs. And if you are planning to spend Easter pumping eggs…we mean iron, the egg comes with two protein chocolate bars to help fuel you on the way.
Up the ante on free-from eggs with Booja Booja’s decadently creamy vegan Champagne truffles, crafted using the finest Dominican Republic cocoa beans and organic French Fine de Champagne. These melt in your mouth truffles, (which have won 13 foodie awards for taste!) are encased in an intricate egg-shaped box, which is beautifully hand-painted by Kashmiri artists and finished with a ribbon bow.
Avocado aficionados, rejoice. If your Easter brunch doesn’t include avo on toast (sacrilege!) then you still have a way to get that avocado hit. This year Waitrose has launched an Avocado Egg minus any avocado. The egg itself is made from a combination of Belgian dark chocolate, white chocolate blended with natural green colouring and a cocoa dusted stone.
Although it might not pack the same nutrients as a Hass avocado, purely based on its aesthetic appeal, we think it is well worth the £8 – even if it’s just for Instagram ;).
Clarissa Lenherr - www.clarissalenherr.com
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