t doesn't matter how old you are, everyone loves an Easter egg – and when they come in the form of luxurious and indulgent creations from the likes of Pierre Marcolini and Claridge's then so much the better. For Easter 2022, master chocolatiers from London and beyond have tempered their finest Valrhona and cracked out their most intricate egg moulds to create delectable morsels to mark the first big celebration of spring. Here's our pick of the best luxury Easter eggs to buy now.
Pierre Marcolini Small Eggs and Company gift box
Belgian pâtissier and chocolatier Pierre Marcolini is famed for his intricate creations and, when it comes to Easter, he pulls out all the stops. After all, the only thing better than one fine Easter egg is a draw filled with 24 of them. Alongside the miniature praline eggs, you'll also find a further three drawers filled with praline and caramel animals, truffles and gorgeous hearts flavoured with lemon, pistachio, raspberry, passion fruit and salted caramel.
Easter gift box, £132.90, eu.marcolini.com
Rococo Vegan Egg
Vegans have spent far too long making do with subpar substitutes come Easter. This year treat your plant-based pals to Rococo's fine vegan milk chocolate egg filled with decadent truffles. Why not buy one for yourself too? We promise you'll never know it's dairy-free.
Claridge's Easter Egg
Claridge's has unveiled a limited-edition Easter egg, and it's just as sophisticated as one might expect. Inspired by the iconic black and white lobby of the five-star hotel, the elegant egg has been handcrafted in milk, white and dark versions. Each one is generously filled with a selection of handmade salted-caramel gull’s eggs.
Eggs with legs? Yes, you read that right. This Harvey Nichols Easter egg comes in a hand-painted cup created by ceramic designer Mary Rose Young. Available in two designs, only 90 of each egg cup will be produced, leaving you with a colourful keepsake long after the chocolate has been consumed.
Venchi 1878 Gourmet Easter Eggs
Probably not one for the kids, these seemingly simple chocolate eggs from heritage Italian chocolatier Venchi crack open to reveal an inside embedded with a variety of surprises, from whole roasted hazelnuts and cacao nibs to salted almonds and chococaviar balls. Available in white, milk and dark versions, these promise to be a seriously opulent treat for the fine chocolate lover in your life.
Venchi 1878 Gourmet Easter eggs, from £42.99, selfridges.com
Blushing Cook Easter Eggs
Best known for its delivering its pretty-as-a-picture brownies decorated with edible flowers, this Easter London-based Blushing Cook has turned its talents to delicate seasonal treats. Eggs come in packs of six mini brownie-filled half eggs or full-size milk or dark eggs complete with salted caramel or hazelnut truffles. There are also special Easter brownie boxes, with everything made from 100 per cent sustainable cocoa and wrapped in completely recyclable packaging.
Hotel de Crillon Easter bell
Really looking to impress with your Easter gifting? Have your eggs imported from Paris. Matthieu Carlin, paster chef at the five-star Hotel de Crillon, has reimagined the classic Easter egg as a hefty 900g bell crafted from 66 per cent dark chocolate and dried fruits, which breaks open to reveal a chocolate and praline egg at its centre. Offered as a limited edition of 150, each also come complete with a miniature mallet for getting to the surprise inside.