It 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 2021, 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.
Cosaporto x Gelatorino Gelato Easter Eggs
Italian online marketplace Cosaporto has teamed up with London ice cream specialist Gelatorino to deliver its gelato-filled eggs to addresses across the capital this Easter. Available in pistachio, stracciatella, dark chocolate, hazelnut, gianduja, zabajone and vanilla flavours, each filled half-egg is finished with a variety of toppings making for a truly impressive gift.
Mariage Frères Les Joyeux Oeufs de Pâques
French tea expert Mariage Frères might not be the first place you’d turn to for fine Easter confectionary but, this year, it’s offering a line of tea-infused chocolates far more sophisticated than your usual Cadbury’s egg. Each of the brightly polka-dotted eggs features a creamy ganache, infused with the brand’s crème brûlée thé de pâques, beneath a crisp chocolate shell. Four flavours are available: chocolate ganache, almond paste, almond praline and hazelnut gianduja. Bon appétit.
Les Joyeux Oeufs de Pâques, £39, mariagefreres.com
Pierre Marcolini Rabbit Egg
Belgian pâtissier and chocolatier Pierre Marcolini is famed for his intricate creations and, when it comes to Easter, he pulls out all the stops. The star of this year’s show is this white chocolate rabbit nestled in a dark chocolate egg. Created using sustainably-produced chocolate, the rabbit sits atop two draws filled with 30 praline eggs and 30 praline and caramel animals, so you can savour this adorable treat for longer.
Rabbit egg, £139, 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 100 of each egg cup will be produced, leaving you with a colourful keepsake long after the chocolate has been consumed.
Godiva Gold Easter Egg
Master Belgian chocolatier Godiva has launched an adorable selection of Easter treats, including this shimmering gold Easter egg. A lovely reusable object that makes the perfect gift, the egg is filled with mini milk, white and dark chocolate eggs perfect for hunting around the house.
Venchi 1878 Gourmet Easter Egg
Probably not one for the kids, this seemingly simple milk chocolate egg from heritage Italian chocolatier Venchi cracks open to reveal an inside embedded with whole roasted hazelnuts. Also available in dark chocolate, this is a seriosuly opulent treat for the whole nut lover in your life.
Venchi 1878 Gourmet Easter egg, £58, harrods.com