There are so many wonderful Easter eggs and treats available for kids it can be hard to know where to start. So with that in mind, here's our guide to the slightly more unusual, but very, very yummy Easter eggs and treats for kids this year:
Perhaps better known for their adult creations, fairtrade chocolatier Divine Chocolate has paired with Aardman Animations to announce a new addition to their flock: the Shaun the Sheep Easter Egg! This delicious, Fairtrade smooth milk chocolate treat even has a special pair of Shaun the Sheep ears, SO cute!
Retailing at just £5.00, the Shaun the Sheep Easter Egg is sure to be a big hit with fans young and old; after all, who can resist those eyes?! (Or that chocolate!) A scrummy egg plus fab accessory to use long after the event certainly wins our vote!
Divine Chocolate’s Easter Range also includes plenty for choices for the grown-ups too, all without plastic packaging and available from the Divine online shop, many independent retailers nationwide, and Booths, Liberty’s, Waitrose and Oxfam.
Speciality food producer Cottage Delight has a host of Easter treats on offer, as well as their usual delightful preserves, biscuits and chutneys. For children, this cute sheep character is the perfect Easter gift, made of luxurious milk chocolate it is almost too good to eat! A fun additionto the Easter festivities are these cute decorated lollipops, Lara declared them "good for a princess" with all their lovely jewels! Available to buy online or at retailers nationwide, you can find your nearest local stockist here.
Lindt never disappoint with their Easter offerings for children of all ages and this year they have bunnies, carrots, chicks, eggs and much more. We love the cuddly bunny with three gold-wrapped bunny treats inside. The perfect combination of chocolate treat and keepsake. Have a look at our Lindt Bunny article here.
Thorntons have brought back their very popular and super-cute Harry Hopalot character this year and he appears in the form of lollies, eggs and characters in three sizes. Made of delectable Thorntons chocolate, the lolly is a fun treat at 95p each, with eggs and characters starting from £3.50. You can view the full Harry Hopalot range here.
Godiva has an exquisite range of Easter eggs and other treats, priced from £8 to £70 instore and online, all made form their signature fine Belgian chocolate. The cute little Bunny Pencil Tin would make an ideal gift for little scholars as it contains 15 smooth, creamy milk chocolate carres inside, and can be filled with pencils or other trinkets for a keepsake long after the Easter bunny has hopped away! Priced £10.
For fun plus chocolate, check out this cute Decorate Your Own Egg set from Asda (£4), perfect for Easter fun! Asda's range of chocolate eggs for adults and children starts at just £3 and even includes a rather wonderful-sounding Extra Special Belgian Chocolate Hot Cross Egg Tower!
Dobbies Garden Centre has also gone for the sheep mould and offer a white on milk and milk on white version. Lara and Sophia adore their cute little faces, but were more than a little pleased when Jess knocked ours on the floor and broke it. What else could they do but get stuck in?!
Also cute in his own inimitable style is the Chocolate Doug The Dinosaur from Tesco. Not your usual egg, but a lovely unusual alternative, this 200g hunk of milk chocolate has adorable googly eyes and sharp white chocolate teeth (beware!) Priced at £4, he is available from Tesco stores nationwide, along with the rest of their excellent Easter range.