Banjo carob bear bunny Easter egg, huckleberry.co.nz, $19.95
Carob is a real nutritional powerhouse, but how does the ethical and healthy chocolate substitute stack up to the real thing? Don’t take our word for how delicious it is – try it for yourself.
Easter egg tipsy truffle, Devonport Chocolates, $25.90
Two of the world’s greatest sins have joined forces. Chocolate and booze. Take a bite, if you dare.
Fazer Mignon handmade solid almond hazelnut nougat egg, safka.co.nz, $7.99
Finland's iconic Easter egg is available here in New Zealand. A chewy almond nougat is enclosed inside a smooth chocolate eggshell. But wait, there’s more!
The chocolate egg is tucked inside a real eggshell. An egg inside an egg – go figure.
Moo Free organic Easter bunnycomb egg, naturallyorganic.co.nz, $14.98
The goodness of milk chocolate minus the cow. These eggs also come with a bonus delight: vegan-friendly honeycomb.
Dark chocolate coffee latte marshmallow eggs, Queen Anne, $11
It’s a marshmallow egg – but for adults. And it's gluten free. All hail Queen Anne.
Choc dipped shortbread eggs, Smith & Caughey's, $24
Finally, a chocolate egg that you can justify having for afternoon tea. Not that you needed an excuse to do so.
Cudiè Catánies green lemon eggs, sabato.co.nz, $16.50
When life gives you lemons, drown them with chocolate. The buttery and sweet Marcona almond is smothered in luscious lemon chocolate, and it’s delightfully easy to pop in your mouth.
Solomon Islands egg, moorewilsons.co.nz, $10.95
Wellington Chocolate Factory is trying something new: they’re operating a direct-trade model where they source cacao from a single farmer. Robert Waisu, from the island of Guadalcanal, is the farmer behind this 85 per cent cacao egg. Now you know who to thank this Easter.
Cheeky milk chocolate hen, Chocolate Traders, $18
Who came first: the chicken or the egg? Doesn’t matter – you can have both. This chocolate hen comes with two eggs so that everybody wins.
Hand-painted white chocolate egg, House of Chocolate, $38.00
Move over poached eggs – we’ve found something better to crack into. You'll find a salted caramel filled bunny, caramel coated toasted biscuit, and even more speckled eggs inside this deluxe egg.
Easter bunny kit, Fresh As, $30
While we’re aware this isn’t a chocolate egg, we think there’s no better way to show your appreciation than with a handmade gift. Tell the person you love them berry much with this raspberry and chocolate kit – a beautiful collaboration by Fresh As and Miann.