15 best luxury easter eggs _ the independent

If a regular Easter egg just won’t cut the mustard, then check out our gourmet options that chocolate connoisseurs will love.

If you’re looking to buy a luxury Easter egg online, always be sure to check the weight. Cinnamon roll recipe with biscuits What can look big in the picture might be tiny – and vice versa.


Cinnamon buns recipe south africa If you’re buying for someone else, find out what kind of chocolate they love – a beautiful, intense dark egg will be wasted on the most discerning of chocolate lovers if actually, what they really enjoy is rich and creamy top-drawer milk chocolate. Cinnamon rolls south africa 1. Homemade cinnamon rolls copycat cinnabon recipe Hotel Chocolat Ostrich Egg, 1.1kg: ?75, Hotel Chocolat

There’s no living bird that lays bigger eggs than an ostrich, making it an apt name for this mammoth offering from Hotel Chocolat that’s been manufactured to exactly the same size. Cinnamon rolls recipe cinnabon It’s available in delicious dark or (our favourite) crispy milk chocolate and the ultra-posh box also contains six hidden golden eggs and a tray of 27 filled chocolates.

Buy now 2. Cinnamon rolls recipe easy from scratch Bettys Trio of Spring Flowers, 260g: ?27.50, Bettys

This dainty-looking trio of chocolate eggs is a stunning choice for those who appreciate attention to detail. Best homemade cinnamon rolls recipe without yeast Made from Swiss chocolate – one dark, one milk and one white with a silver lustre – they’re all hand-piped with iced spring flowers. How to make cinnamon roll icing without cream cheese The texture is smooth and the flavour is rich, with the dark chocolate one particularly flavoursome.

Buy now 3. Prestat Hot Cross Bun Easter Egg, 170g: ?16.99, Ocado

With its royal warrant and history dating back to 1902, this company knows a thing or two about getting creative with chocolate. Cinnamon roll recipe with self rising flour and no yeast This year, they’ve come up with a melt-in-the-mouth milk chocolate shell, marked with the traditional cross design and flavoured with hot cross bun spices. Cinnamon rolls no yeast recipe food network It’s a bit of a marmite choice – you’ll love it or hate it – but we give the cinnamon twist a big thumbs up.

On first glance, this looks like a cheaper version of the Artisan du Chocolat sculpture – and in a sense it is. Cinnamon roll cake recipe with yellow cake mix But you can’t knock the quality and taste, which has been perfected by an award-winning chocolatier family in St Ives, Cornwall. Cinnamon roll cake recipe with cake mix It’s available in two versions – praline truffle and, our favourite, champagne truffle, which is finished with a cocoa dusting swirl.

Buy in store from 26 March 6. Tesco Finest Easter Egg in An Egg, 650g: ?15, Tesco

We found that this thin, crisp chocolate egg was smoother and tastier than some of the more expensive eggs we tried. Cinnamon roll recipe without yeast and buttermilk It also gets a thumbs up for its luxury, show-stopping looks and innovative shape, as well as the combination of textures that complement each other perfectly.

Buy now 7. Fortnum & Mason Family Sharing Egg, 1.2kg: ?115, Fortnum & Mason

Yes, this costs a small fortune but your family won’t need any more chocolate on Easter Sunday – and probably for weeks afterwards. Cinnamon roll icing recipe no cream cheese The huge, gold-foiled, velvety milk chocolate egg is bursting at the seams with mini-eggs and chocolate Easter animals for the kids, while adults can enjoy the violet and rose creams, along with other chocolate assortments.

Buy now 8. Cinnamon roll glaze recipe no powdered sugar Marks & Spencer Single Origin Milk Chocolate Ridged Egg, 750g: ?25, Marks & Spencer

Ribbed chocolate eggs are all the rage this year and this shimmery, space-age looking one will stand out against the rest on Easter Sunday. Cinnamon roll icing without cream cheese recipe The chocolate is thick, indulgent and creamy and will appeal to those who like a higher sugar content.

Buy in store 9. Venchi Milk Chocolate and Hazelnut Easter Egg, 1kg: ?89.99, Selfridges

This is another beast of an egg that should last you some time. Easy cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing The milk chocolate shell has whole hazelnuts encrusted on the inner side – a real treat for those who love quality nut and choc combos. Cinnamon rolls without yeast or baking powder It comes from a top-notch Italian confectionery, founded in 1878.

Buy now 10. Rococo Honeycomb Crunch Milk Artisan Egg, 150g: ?29.99, Selfridges

This company has gained quite a reputation since its inception in 2012, for its innovatively flavoured and vibrant looking Belgian chocolate thins, which use natural flavour extracts from Scotland. Cinnamon rolls yellow cake mix This is an egg-shaped version and combines two different flavours, one on each side. Cinnamon roll recipe using yellow cake mix There’s a pistachio and hazelnut version too, and each also contain eight of its famous thins.

Buy now 12. Selfridges Artisan Milk Chocolate Easter Egg, 190g: ?29.99, Selfridges

This is a great one for those who find dark chocolate just a bit too intense. Cinnamon roll recipe without bread machine The 65 per cent single origin egg contains as much cocoa as most dark chocolates, but is less bitter, as well as having less sugar. Cinnamon roll recipe with instant yeast The red berry flavour is also perfectly balanced by the creamy milk. Cinnamon roll recipe with grands biscuits Plus, it’s Raisetrade – one step up from Fairtrade.

Buy now 15. Cocoa Loco Massive Dark Chocolate and Cinder Toffee Egg, 1.25kg: ?29.99, Abel & Cole

Here’s another large egg, this time an organic dark chocolate offering whose intensity is beautifully complemented by the chocolate-covered cinder toffee. Cinnamon roll recipe with canned biscuits We think it’s a great price for the quality and quantity and if you pop it on the centre of your Easter table, you’ll have some very happy grown-ups.

There’s nothing new about Hotel Chocolat’s Ostrich Egg but there’s a good reason it’s remained so popular for years. Cinnamon roll recipe with refrigerated biscuits At ?75, you’ll need deep pockets but every bite is chocolate heaven. Cinnamon roll recipe with biscuit dough If you want something for all the family, look no further than the Fortnum & Mason Family Sharing Egg, while purists will love Chococo’s offering. Homemade giant cinnamon rolls recipe And for those who enjoy a bit of artistry, check out Rococo’s Artisan Egg. Easy giant cinnamon rolls recipe Follow IndyBest on Twitter and Pinterest

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