For all of its daffodil-blooming joy, Easter is one of the worst offenders when it comes to needless packaging. So, we’ve carefully considered packaging, air miles and ethics to put together our handy eco Easter egg list to help you shop for your little ones… and your bigger ones too!
Bagstock & Bumble Dinosaur Egg £25.95
We searched high and low for a kids’-focused, UK-made company with a delicious Easter egg, and Bagstock & Bumble ticked the boxes. They pride themselves on top quality Yorkshire-crafted chocolate that’s finished with a sense of humour, and the dinosaur egg is quite the experience. Arriving in a promising parcel stamped with the warning: ‘Dangerous animals!’, are eight little dinosaurs nestled in strawberry laces… the stegosaurus’ meal of choice, obviously.
Montezuma Eco Egg or Cheeky Bunnies from £7.49
Brighton-born Montezuma make organic butterscotch Eco Eggs, and a line-up of eight mini Milk Chocolate Cheeky Bunnies which are fun for kids – and kind to the environment too. All their packaging is compostable, recyclable and biodegradable because, like Kidsbury, Montezuma is a company with people and the planet at its heart.
Fortnum & Mason Matchbox Chickens £6.50
British-made Easter eggs keep the air miles low, and Fortnum & Mason’s children’s range includes an array of plastic-free beautiful designs, including matchbox Chirpy Chicks or Happy Bunnies. The three hand-decorated chocolates nestled in a little box are, according to F&M, perfect for sharing – but we think that’s unlikely…
Rococo Roald Dahl Eggs £25
With sustainable ingredients and ethical production, Rococo have partnered with the storyteller we all know and love – Roald Dahl. Their Enormous Crocodile or Bruce Bogtrotter eggs are an investment at £25, but with six handmade baby crocs hiding inside or a pile of chocolate fudge, they’re a lot of delicious, and ethical, fun.
And for the grown-ups…
Divine from £5
For a plastic-free Easter, buying your eggs from the (part) cocoa farmer-owned Divine will also afford you organic and Fairtrade – and vegan-friendly options, too. They avoid plastic packaging and they use recycled cardboard. Their eggs come in various sizes and flavours to suit a variety of sweet teeth: from white chocolate – to their most popular egg, Dark Chocolate with Ginger & Orange bar.
Booja Booja from £9.99
Plastic free, vegan and absolutely delicious – if you ever had any doubt that vegan chocolate could taste every bit as delightful as the cow milk-loving alternatives, head to your nearest box of Booja Booja (Ocado, Waitrose, Better Foods to name a few stockists…). Their vegan eggs are also organic, gluten-free and soya free, and elaborately hand painted in India, using environmentally-friendly rice paper papier-mâche – and at Kidsbury we think the result looks fit for a queen or king.
Thankfully, our little list is only a portion of all the confectioners out there championing ethical packaging. So, opt for eco-friendly treats this Easter – they’ll taste all the better for it!