With Veganism & people following a plant based diet growing, the selection of Easter treats has also grown to accomodate. Last year, results from a survey came out saying that the number of vegans in Britain had grown 360% in 10 years! Here are my picks for the top 5 Easter eggs this year:
For a great milk choc alternative:
Tesco Finest Free From Caramel Egg With Truffles, £4
This caramel flavoured milk choc egg, made with rice flour is great gift to give someone (or yourself ;)) this Easter. The beautiful box contains 3 fondant truffles, as well!
Available from most Tesco’s or online
All the small things:
The Little Vegan Bakery Vegan Creme Egg, £1.89
Easter is synonymous with Creme Eggs, and just because you’re vegan, doesnt mean you have to miss out! These little morsels of ooey-gooey goodness are great to snack on whilst the Easter lunch is in the oven. Remember to stock up though, as they are very popular!
Available at Brontosaurus Vegan, Swansea Market or contact TLVB at their Facebook page here.
For the Gourmet:
Hotel Chocolat Hard-Boiled Easter Egg – Ginger 70%, £15
This deep, dark chocolate made with Indian ginger oil and studded with hazelnuts is a decadent tour de force. The chocolate is very rich, meaning you wont need a lot of it to get that chocolate fix, and at £15, makes the purchase more economical. It even has little crystallised ginger & hazelnut ‘crunches’ for you to nibble on.
Available at your nearest Hotel Chocolat, or online.
For the Kids:
(photo taken from here)
Sainsbury’s Freefrom White Choc Egg,
A great white chocolate alternative, this is sure to make your kids beam with delight! Comes with buttons for a double-whammy of vegan white chocolate treats. Creamy and sweet, it’s hard to tell the difference between this and Milkybar!
Available at local Sainsbury’s, or online.
For something Different:
Booja-Booja truffle eggs,various flavours, from £9.95
For something a little different to the usual Easter egg, why not splash out and get yourself a Booja-Booja Easter egg, filled with their award-winning truffles, tissue wrapped and encased in a special shell. The shell, alone is worth buying, handmade & painted by artists in Kashmir. Each one unique, the egg shell can be kept for years and re-purposed into a momento box etc.
Available from Brontosaurus Vegan, Swansea Market & So Cocoa, Mumbles
Have an egg-cellent Easter everyone!