Easter is just around the corner, which means plenty of sweet treats will soon be coming your way. From munching hot cross buns on Good Friday to chomping on chocolate and Easter eggs until you feel sick on Easter Sunday, it’s a holiday dedicated to all the sweet things in life.
If you’re gifting Easter eggs this year, but are bit over the regular offering, might we tempt you with one of these 19 weird and wonderful Easter eggs? From giant ones shaped like dragon eggs to beautifully hand-painted ones, not to mention a chocolate koala, pig, sloth, lamb, sausage dog, beehive and aubergine, there’s something to tickle everyone’s fancy here – as long you like chocolate, that is…
19 weird and wonderful Easter eggs
Giant dragon egg, £9.99, Aldi (in-store only)
This giant chocolate dragon egg will keep any chocolate lover quiet for a few hours.
Almost too pretty too eat, you’ll be wondering whether to display this beautifully hand-painted egg on your mantelpiece for a few days before devouring it.
A mother hen and her chicks, immortalised in chocolate from – but probably not for long as they’re made from Montezuma’s delicious chocolate recipe.
Always left a bit disappointed by the ‘hollow-ness’ of regular Easter eggs? Cutter & Squidge’s eggs might be cut in half but they’re filled to the brim with chocolatey goodness and sweet treats.
Lucy the Lamb is made in Wiltshire by Coco Chemistry and also comes in dark and milk chocolate varieties, too.
One of M&S’s new arrivals for Easter 2021, Kylie the Koala has an adorable face and arrives in a beautifully illustrated box.
A weird and wonderful Easter egg doesn’t have to be expensive, as proven by this £7 novel dotty creation.
Extravagant, yes, but delicious? Also yes. Made with caramelised white chocolate and filled with honeycomb nuggets, this is a showstopper of an egg.
Crispy, silver speckled eggs formed into one big egg shape, each individual egg consists of soft liquorice, silky smooth dulce chocolate and a punch of raw liquorice powder with sea salt flakes to complete the (award-winning) sensory experience.
Perfect for vegans or those eating dairy-free, this dark chocolate aubergine-shaped Easter egg will cause a chuckle on Easter Sunday.
Cute bunny-shaped chocolate that you have to smash to get to the mini eggs and marshmallows inside – it can even be personalised for an extra special touch.
For the more refined palette who prefers quality over quantity, the creamy ganache filling of these chocolates is infused with Thé de Pâques for a gourmet crème brûlée flavour.
A chocolate ‘Caramayo’ sandwich borders on genius in our books.
For all the sausage dog fans out there, you might not be able to bring yourself to eat Walter the Sausage Dog’s adorable face.
For something a little different, we love this chocolatey take on dippy eggs and soldiers.
This 71 per cent dark Ecuadorian chocolate egg is split in two – perfect for sharing. It’s geometric shape and vivid blue brush stroke make it look way more expansive that it actually is.
The friendliest chap in the confectionary world has now been immortalised in pink chocolate form, compete with the jazziest sprinkle trousers.
In yet more animal-inspired chocolate news, meet Sonny the Sloth! Made of milk chocolate, he’s a bargain at just £2.99.
It’s not strictly an Easter egg, but HECK (the sausage people) have been inspired by the sweet salami’s found in chocolate shops across Europe. The ‘chausage’ is a satisfyingly sweet combination of gluten-free shortbread, Amaretti biscuits, butter, milk, sugar, sunflower seeds, apricots, glacé cherries, raisins and cocoa powder. Available for delivery from 26 March – 2 April.