Updated: Sep 14
With more choice than ever before, chocolate lovers with allergies or intolerances can now feel included
The image of the Easter bunny on his way, bringing a basketful of treats wrapped up in foil sparks excitement in many of us. But what about for those suffering from allergies? Will they be faced with the prospect of missing out, yet again, on their share of chocolatey delights?
Fortunately, the past few years have seen a growing number of companies choosing to produce free-from Easter eggs alongside their mainstream range. It’s fantastic that chocolate lovers with allergies can indulge in the experience of Easter alongside friends and family.
It’s good news for vegans too. Dairy free eggs provide an alternative to milk chocolate. Many are also free from nuts, gluten and soya allergens allowing even more people to indulge.
OK, but how easy is it to find a free-from Easter egg?
These days, they are not just something you have to order online from a specialised website; they are available in many major supermarket chains.
What about the range of choice?
Mainstream supermarkets are stocking flavours including white chocolate and strawberry, fruit and crunch, sea salt and caramel, and even honeycomb! Even better, many of these options are comparable prices to their milk chocolate counterparts.
To help you out, we’ve gone on an Easter egg hunt to find you some indulgent free-from chocolate eggs you can enjoy:
The Painted Peacock Vegan Rose, Pistachio & Cardamom filled Easter Eggs
Taking inspiration from flavours of the East, this dairy free filled egg is a visual and flavourful masterpiece. The soft cardamom and rose flavoured ganache and pistachio pieces are encased in a beautifully hand-painted crisp dark chocolate shell. The egg comes in 100% recyclable packaging in line with the Painted Peacock’s sustainability and environmentally friendly values.
Landing on shelves this year are two new flavours of Easter eggs free from dairy, gluten, egg and traces of nuts. The Caramel egg is accompanied by a delicious gooey chocolate bar and the Hazelnot egg combines rice crispy pieces and cocoa nibs to give a satisfying nutty crunch without the nuts. NOMO is a company on a mission to ensure that vegans and those with allergies can all share in the joy of eating chocolate. With their range of Easter eggs being widely available across UK supermarkets, that means No Missing Out (NOMO) for anyone!
Combining premium chocolate and organic cherries, Moo Free brings us the delectable new Sour Cherry egg this year. White chocolate lovers out there can grab their very own Mikey Bunny made from Moo Free’s famous white chocolate recipe. All of Moo Free's products are made in free-from factories so you can rest assured that there will be no traces of dairy, gluten or soya. Moo Free is a company committed to maintaining high ethical and sustainable practices at every stage from beans to bar. You can find a selection of Moo Free products across all the major UK supermarkets.
Looking for even more indulgent options?
Dip into Buttermilk’s Vegan Easter Egg Bundle with Zingy Orange, Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Cacao Easter eggs.
Collect some handcrafted favourites from Cocoalibre’s Easter Gift box.
Or if you love a rich cacao flavour, grab yourself a Free From Dark Vegan Easter Egg from Hotel Chocolat.
If chocolate eggs aren't your thing, you could always go for a bowl of luxurious, free-from ice cream to satisfy your sweet tooth.
We’re hopeful that we’ll continue to see more inclusive options hitting the shelves in the future. In the meantime, let us know what delectable goodies you’ll be treating yourself to this Easter!
free-from, with love x