Seven cracking Easter eggs to order online

Luxurious treats from the master chocolatiers

Rococo Milk Honeycomb Easter Egg with honeycomb pieces, £32.95
Rococo Milk Honeycomb Easter Egg with honeycomb pieces, £32.95

Rococo Chocolates

Exuberantly packaged Easter eggs are a Rococo hallmark, and this year’s editions (£32.95) are no exception. The Milk Chocolate Honeycomb version is wrapped in yellow foil and offset with a coral box, while a dark-chocolate egg filled with rose and violet fondant creams is swathed in fuchsia foil – all will delight the aesthete and the inner child alike. rococochocolates.com

Daylesford Gardener’s Egg with Seeds, £40
Daylesford Gardener’s Egg with Seeds, £40
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Daylesford

Encased in 100 per cent recyclable and sustainable packaging, Daylesford’s Milk Chocolate Gardener’s Easter Egg (£40) is a true celebration of spring, complete with a decorative motif by acclaimed British illustrator Hugo Guinness. Each egg comes with three packets of seeds: borage, calendula and blue cornflower. Also on offer is the Milk Chocolate Beekeeper’s Egg (£80), filled with honeycomb pieces and crafted in cocoa from the Ivory Coast and Ghana with the Cocoa Horizons Foundation, which invests in training programmes for women in west Africa. daylesford.com

Pierre Marcolini

While the Belgian chocolatier’s fun and flavoursome eggs and Easter baskets – not to mention the 78cm-high Extraordinary Rabbit popping out of a dark-chocolate egg – are only available for collection in store, a stylish selection of gift boxes can be sent out for delivery (from £21 to £109). Choose from exquisite assortments of petite praline eggs – in flavours such as almond and sesame nougatine in white chocolate; Iranian pistachio nougatine; and hazelnut nougatine with caramel shards encased in dark chocolate – or miniature caramel chocolate and praline animals. marcolini.com

Pierre Marcolini Easter gift box, from £21 to £109
Pierre Marcolini Easter gift box, from £21 to £109
Prestat Easter Egg with truffles, £17.50
Prestat Easter Egg with truffles, £17.50

Prestat

Prestat, “chocolate makers to HM The Queen”, makes Easter eggs with single-origin chocolate from the Ivory Coast, filled with truffles in exotic flavours (£17.50). Choices range from a 70 per cent dark-chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Egg to the fuchsia-hued Pink Popping Prosecco Egg, while new for spring is a Gianduja egg with rich hazelnut. prestat.co.uk

Fortnum & Mason

Nothing says happy Easter quite like Fortnum & Mason’s iconic duck-egg-blue packaging – and the spring selections contained therein are sure to delight as well. This year’s classics-with-a-twist include real hen eggshells that have been hollowed, painted and filled to the brim with praline dark chocolate (£25) – and can be paired with gin-and-tonic-flavoured hand-painted chocolate asparagus spears for dipping (£28 for both) – and a Praline Scotch Egg with orange ganache (£11.75). fortnumandmason.com 

Fortnum & Mason Dark Chocolate Praline Eggs, £25
Fortnum & Mason Dark Chocolate Praline Eggs, £25
La Maison du Chocolat Easter Craquant gift box, $114
La Maison du Chocolat Easter Craquant gift box, $114

La Maison du Chocolat

Every inch the classic, the Large Dark Rocher egg ($84) features a thick shell encrusted with slivered almonds and is filled with 22 dark-chocolate fish, eight crunchy praline eggs and eight hazelnut praline eggs. The Easter Craquant Gift box ($114), meanwhile, contains mini eggs and seashell-themed treats such as the Avelinas – delicious hazelnuts covered in dark or milk chocolate. lamaisonduchocolat.us

Melt Wild Chocolate Easter Egg, £44
Melt Wild Chocolate Easter Egg, £44
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Melt

Vegans will delight in the Wild Chocolate Easter Egg (£44) made from rare organic Bolivian cocoa beans that have been sourced in the Amazon rainforest. Handcrafted in west London, Melt’s egg is packed with fruity notes and has a super-smooth texture – plus its packaging is pleasingly plastic-free. meltchocolates.com

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