Easter is yet another holiday where being vegan is a piece of cake (or a jagged piece of chocolate egg). Here’s our guide to the best sweet treats out there this Easter...
Credit: Moo Free Chocolate
The Moo Free Chocolate range is all vegan, organic, and very kid-friendly, and their products are sold in supermarkets and health food stores across the world, including in Australia, Slovakia, Abu Dhabi, and the USA. This year, their Easter offerings include the ‘Organic Sea Salt & Caramel Easter Egg’, the ‘Easter Bunycomb Egg’, and the ‘Cheeky Orange Easter Egg’.
Also, with stores in the USA, Australia, and Europe, Aldi is making Easter easy for vegans. This year their ‘Organic Dark Egg with Truffles’ has already been making a buzz on social media, and they usually have vegan-friendly chocolate bunnies too!
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We’ve heard a lot about ‘Dream Eggs’ by Aussie vegan fave Treat Dreams, which are available at speciality stores in Australia. ‘Dream Eggs’ are basically a vegan ‘Creme Egg’, complete with ‘cream’ and ‘yolk’ filling. They also come in limited edition flavours, which this year include passionfruit, cherry coconut, and orange.
Not in Australia? Not a problem. Considerit Chocolate is a plant-based artisan chocolate maker based in Scotland who have produced some very realistic ‘Cream Eggs’. They can be ordered online or picked up at their shop in Edinburgh.
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Hotel Chocolat is a British chocolatier, and no matter the season, they’ve always got our backs! This year their luxurious praline eggs are on our list and we really hope that the Easter Bunny thinks we have been good (whoops, wrong holiday…).
Organic fair-trade (also certified kosher) chocolatier, Sjaaks’s mouth-watering chocolates can be ordered online and delivered anywhere within the USA. If they delivered to the UK, we would have filled our online baskets with their ‘Peanut Butter Eggs’ and ‘Almond Butter Bunnies’.
‘Master Chocolatier’ Lindt has stores all over the world, including in Europe, Asia, and Australasia, and they also sell products in selected supermarkets. Their dark chocolate foil bunnies are totally vegan and have been a staple of Easter celebrations for years.
Also, check out the “Free From” ranges in your local supermarkets and health-food stores as they usually carry a vegan chocolate bunny or two around this time of year.
HOT CROSS BUNS
If you’re based in the UK, Australia, or New Zealand, you probably can’t imagine an Easter without hot cross buns. And you don’t have to! Keep an eye out for accidentally vegan hot cross buns in your local supermarkets (especially own brand buns). In the UK, the ‘4 Belgian Chocolate Hot Cross Buns’ pack at Iceland the ‘Tescos Hot Cross Buns 4 Pack’ at Tesco are accidentally vegan. You can even make your own vegan hot cross buns with Veganuary’s recipe!
Credit: by CHLOE.
We searched high and low for a vegan version of the American fave, Peeps (marshmallows shaped into everything Easter. Think chicks and rabbits.), to no avail. However, we did find this delicious sounding recipe by by CHLOE. and are keeping our fingers crossed that by CHLOE (who have restaurants in the UK and the USA) will get their Peeps on this Easter, as they have in previous years.
See, vegan is easy peasy! How about giving it a go and signing up with Veganuary today?
Read more about why you should try vegan this Spring.