I think that we can all agree that it's lovely to receive a chocolate egg at Easter, but whilst the amount of overpackaging of Easter Eggs has been tackled by many manufacturers over the years, there is still a good deal of waste created by many Easter gifts.
Furthermore the vast majority of the eggs are still made from the sort of mass produced chocolate that they always were.
So why not make it an organic, ethical or fairtrade Easter egg this year?
According to the Fairtrade Foundation "Fairtrade chocolate makes a real difference to the lives, and futures, of over 179,800 farmers in the developing nations." So this Easter you can help contibute to a fairer world as you tuck into your chocolate egg on Easter Day.
Here are our favourite Organic and Fairtrade Easter Eggs for 2023.
Cuter than the average Easter Egg, Montezuma's Easter Frizzle, Dark Chocolate Hen with Cocoa Nibs is vegan and organic, certified by the Soil Association. Plus all the packaging is 100% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable.
Divine chocolates are fairtrade and this dark chocolate egg is vegan too. The Divine Luxury 70% Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with Dark Mini Easter Eggs is free from palm oil, GM ingredients, artificial preservatives, colours and flavours as well as being packaged in only recyclable foil and cardboard.
The Plamil So Free White Chocolate Alternative Easter Egg & Bunny Bar is a vegan Easter egg which has all the taste of dairy milk without dairy. It is also Rainforest Alliance approved and comes in fully recyclable packaging.
Are hamsters the new Easter Bunny? Who knows, but the Moo Free Orange Easter Hamster is unbearably cute milk alternative chocolate and orange flavoured Easter egg.
Beautifully presented in a uniquely designed papier mache egg made in Kashmir, Booja Booja Honeycomb Caramel Easter Egg contain organic, vegan, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free and made without any genetically modified ingredients.
Every design is different and the packaging is intended to be kept and treasured. It's an eco-friendly way of packaging with none of the wastage often associated with Easter treats.
Montezuma's Dark Chocolate Eco Easter Egg is not only gluten-free and organic, it is also completely plastic free and the packaging is completely recyclable and compostable.
The Happi Oat Free From Easter Egg is vegan, made from ethically sourced chocolate and packaged in 100% recyclable card and compostable plastic film.
Green and Black's Organic Milk Chocolate Easter Egg is a classic milk chocolate egg made in yummy organic milk chocolate from Green & Blacks. G&B also make dark, mint and butterscotch chocolate eggs.
This Moo Free Choccy Eggsplosion Easter Egg contains vegan mallows and choccy drops and are dairy, gluten, soya free and is suitable for plant based diets and vegans.
These Fairtrade Easter eggs come with a 24 page story book by the award winning children’s illustrator, Alida Massari, of the Easter story. The Real Easter Egg is palm oil & plastic free as well.
Last updated 13th January 2023