Most Easter eggs are made with milk, sugar and palm oil, in too much plastic packaging. Many have quite frankly a slim hollow shell of chocolate, with lots of plastic-wrapped smaller eggs inside, usually over-wrapped in more plastic. Before Fry’s created the first chocolate Easter egg over 100 years ago, people would make Easter eggs from cardboard. Vegan Coconut Easter Eggs (Crowded Kitchen) only need a few ingredients, and are then coated in dark chocolate.
Keep Easter eggs away from pets due to toxic ingredients like chocolate (including white chocolate that’s high in fat), coffee and nuts. Also avoid xylitol (just a few dropped crumbs can be lethal).
Easter is the traditional Catholic festival to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. What puts many people off the Christian religion is the way that some churches treat animals. But in fact, Jesus protected birds to sheep and some of the best-known saints in history (like St Francis of Assisi) protected animals (it was said that fish would jump out of the air and birds would fly to him, to listen to his stories!)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Eggs (Addicted to Dates) only need 4 ingredients; they are made with dairy-free chocolate, filled with peanut butter caramel.
No-Bake Easter Egg Cheesecake (Crowded Kitchen) is easy-to-make. It features a graham cracker crust with vanilla filling, and a coconut ‘grass’ and chocolate Easter egg topping.
Plastic-Free Vegan Easter Eggs
If you prefer to buy a vegan Easter egg, these brands are mostly in plastic-free packaging. Most Easter eggs sold in stores are a plastic nightmare, from the box frontage to the plastic bags inside to hold chocolate smarties etc. Many supermarkets are now drastically reducing the plastic packaging on their Easter eggs due to customer complaints, but still use factory-farmed dairy and refined sugar in the ingredients. Use a letterbox guard for online orders, to keep chocolate away from nosey paws.
Booja Booja offers Norfolk-made Easter eggs in beautiful packaging designed by artisans in Kashmiri (India). The truffles inside are in flavours like hazelnut crunch or champagne. These boxes can be reused for gift-giving.
Coco Caravan make beautiful raw chocolate edges, sweetened with coconut nectar. The eggs are packaged in cardboard boxes, made in the Cotswolds of England.
This Mylk Chocolate Creme Egg is sold in easy-to-recycle packaging. The brand was founded by a 74-year old vegan trailblazer, and this cult item is now sold nationwide. Made with slave-free chocolate, this is so good that you’ll never go back! The company truly stands up for issues they care about – being kind to animals, humans and the planet guides everything they do. Sold in a pack of 5, this is not health food, but it’s free from palm oil.