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21 Feb 2023 • 16 min read
As we joyfully hop into the season of new beginnings, it's the perfect occasion to explore the wonders of vegan chocolate.
With a diverse range of flavours, exquisite texture combinations, and lovingly sourced ingredients, a vegan Easter no longer means one sad-looking bar of dark chocolate amongst a sea of colourful traditional chocolate delights.
Whether you're planning an Easter egg hunt for the little ones, looking for a thoughtful gift to share the joy, or even just wanting to treat yourself, we hope you are feeling a little egg-stravagant, as we take a look at some of the tastiest treats on offer this Easter!
Whatever your tastes, you can find a delicious variety of mouth-watering vegan Easter eggs and chocolate bars at H&B…
Vegan chocolate is a type of chocolate that is free from animal-derived ingredients.
Cocoa, which comes from the cacao bean is the main ingredient in both regular and plant-based chocolate. But unlike traditional chocolate, which often contains milk solids or other dairy components, vegan chocolate is crafted using plant-based alternatives to achieve the same luscious taste and texture.
Just because you’re vegan, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on scoffing down an Easter egg (or two!) on the big day.
Check out our varied vegan Easter egg offering here to find the perfect egg for you.
Say hello to plant-powered indulgence this Easter…
Buttermilk are trailblazers when it comes to dairy-free chocolate. Luxuriously thick and made without preservatives, GMOs, or artificial colours.
Their classic Choccy Easter Egg is a must-have this Easter. But that’s not all. This vegan Easter egg is also gluten-free and palm oil free!
The stuff dreams are made of...
NOMO definitely know how to make vegan chocolate taste just like the milk chocolate you enjoyed before you cut out the animal products, and now you can enjoy it in an Easter egg!
This vegan Easter egg comes with a chocolate egg and chocolate bar infused with a sweet caramel and sea salt twist.
It’s free from dairy, gluten, eggs, and nuts because NOMO stands for ‘No Missing Out’ – everyone can have an indulgent Easter with this tasty egg around.
Chamz – NOMO caramel egg – 5/5 stars
“My son loved the NOMO caramel bar from when it became available! (he’s been eating Moo Free chocolate for a while and other shops brands, but he loved this flavour over all the others). When I saw the NOMO Egg, I thought I definitely must buy it for him. He’s devouring it slowly!!!”
Tazbo – Yummy – 5/5 stars
“Delicious - you really would not know the difference.”
A vegan Easter egg with a zingy twist…
You don’t have to miss out on orange chocolate if you’re vegan. In fact, the Zingy Orange Crisp Chocc Egg & Buttons from Buttermilk comes with crispy bursts of orange to really tantalise your tastebuds.
And much like their other vegan Easter chocolate, they’re made with wholesome, natural ingredients!
You can’t go wrong with cookies and chocolate… especially when it’s dairy free!
NOMO have created the ultimate vegan treat this easter, a dairy-free chocolate bunny filled with cookie dough.
What makes this so special is that it’s also allergy friendly, meaning that it’s nut-free, gluten-free, and egg-free too – so you don’t have to miss out this springtime.
A real dose of luxury this Easter...
Booja-Booja are the dairy-free top-of-the-crop when it comes to vegan chocolate truffles.
So, if you’re after something a little more fancy this Easter, opt for their multi-award-winning selection of organic dairy-free chocolate truffles.
A bunch of really good eggs…
Do these crunchy pastel chocolate eggs look familiar? Doisy & Dam took an Easter classic and reimagined it in dark chocolate so everyone can get crackin’.
The results are nothing less than impressive: dark chocolate + a cheeky crunchy coating = 100% crunchy awesomeness!
They’re made with cocoa and other natural ingredients, without a drop of palm oil. Vegans – we’re looking at you!
What our customers think
Bec Rowntree – Very Yummy – 5/5 stars
“Absolutely lovely Vegan mini eggs. I would definitely buy them again.”
plntpwrd - A very convincing veganification - 5/5 stars
"The shell is spot on to how I remember them, these have a much richer chocolate flavour due to the dark chocolate used in place of milk chocolate. Definitely worth the money! I look forward to trying more of their products."
Vegan chocolate that tastes like chocolate chocolate...
Forget what you know about vegan chocolate.
This vegan wafer chocolate bar by Love Raw is a real vegan chocolate game-changer! Love Raw Vegan Filled Wafer Bars are made with a satisfyingly crisp wafer, a layer of indulgent vegan cream alternative and hazelnut filling, and a generous coating of their iconic milk chocolate alternative.
All of that flavour comes with absolutely no artificial flavourings, palm oil, dairy or most importantly – no compromise.
The O.G of vegan chocolate
No vegan chocolate list could be complete without a dreamy bar of Vego!
Enjoy pure indulgence with rich vegan chocolate made incredibly rich tasting with cocoa, whole hazelnuts, and hazelnut paste. It’s organic, Fairtrade, gluten-free and contains absolutely no palm oil.
What our customers think
SallyM9 – Delicious – 5/5 stars
“OMG absolutely delicious, everyone must try this! I am not vegan and regularly eat Cadbury’s chocolate, but honestly, if I could buy VEGO chocolate in my local shop, I would choose it every time!”
Vaho - Wonderful chocolate - 5/5 stars
"Amazing chocolate! Creamy and beautiful texture with great taste!"
You also asked...
Yes! We hope this article has gone some way in demonstrating how many vegan Easter egg options there are now.
Vegan Easter eggs are crafted using dairy-free and animal-free ingredients, making them suitable for individuals following a vegan lifestyle, as well as commonly catering to those with lactose intolerance or dairy allergies (although always check the label for cross-contamination warnings).
These eggs are typically made with plant-based milk alternatives like almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, oat milk, or rice milk, which provide the same creamy and indulgent texture found in traditional chocolate eggs.
There are gluten-free, vegan Easter eggs available to cater to individuals who follow a vegan and gluten-free lifestyle.
These easter treats are specially crafted to be free from gluten-containing ingredients, making them safe and delicious, for everyone to enjoy.
Unfortunately, the classic Crème Egg contains dairy in the chocolate and the fondant filling usually contains egg whites, which makes them unsuitable for a vegan diet.
However, if you're looking for a vegan alternative to creme eggs, a number of vegan confectionery brands now offer similar treats made without animal-derived ingredients – or you could try to make your own!
Thanks to a growing number of innovative vegan-friendly chocolate treats, you and your loved ones don’t have to go without this Easter.
Whether you're planning an Easter egg hunt, looking for an egg-ceptional gift, or simply treating yourself, your options are deliciously varied. From classic vegan Easter eggs to delectable treats that surprise and satisfy, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
What are you waiting for? Get cracking and make this Easter one to remember!