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Alternative Easter treats for 2024

Editorial feature

Easter is traditionally a time to enjoy tasty chocolate eggs. These days, there are countless varieties on the market to suit all kinds of palettes and preferences. However, what if you’re just not that into them? Or you’re looking for a treat that’s a little outside the box to gift your loved one – be it a kid, partner or family pet. From cute cupcakes to aromatic teas, here are some alternative Easter gift ideas for you to enjoy in 2024.

Lola’s Cupcakes ­

The talented bakers at Lola’s Cupcakes are playing the role of the Easter bunny this year, having created an eggstraordinary range of sweet treats that make for a great alternative to eggs. These include cupcakes that have been hand decorated with a chocolate-flaked nest of mini chocolate eggs, showstopping layered cakes, and decadently indulgent brownies – all of which are Easter Bunny approved.

Inspired by springtime shades, their irresistible Easter Cupcake Box contains six regular (or 12 mini) deliciously adorable treats that are guaranteed to make anyone’s day. Perfect for sharing, Lola’s beautifully light vanilla or chocolate cupcakes are topped with either a mix of smooth vanilla buttercream or chocolate ganache. Each is then turned into a miniature Easter confection featuring a chocolate flaked nest of mini chocolate eggs, or allotment-inspired carrot patches with cornflake crunch. Gluten-free and vegan cupcakes are also available.

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Italian Easter colomba cakes

Muzzi’s limoncello colomba is filled with sweet limoncello cream, candied lemon peel, and pieces of plain chocolate – all nestled in a rich buttery, golden brioche-style dough. Enjoy this Easter colomba cake just as it is, served with an afternoon cup of tea or a morning coffee. The beautiful animal print wrapping also makes this a stylish Easter gift.

The colomba is made using a slow-leavened sourdough method, with fresh eggs and Italian sugar. The candied lemons come from southern Italy, chosen for their size and beautiful aroma. While the butter is made from cows who graze on open grasslands, which enriches their milk with even more flavour.

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These little chocolates will have you hopping with joy! The PLAYin CHOC Rabbit Collection is the perfect treat for Easter. It offers kids a sweet treat and tons of bunny fun with two 10g organic chocolates, plus an exciting 3D puzzle toy. Which bunny will you get? A pygmy rabbit? An English spot rabbit? Harlequin Dutch rabbit or lion head? There are six to collect and swap, stencils to use after assembling your toy, plus each one comes with its own educational fun facts card.

These Easter treats are free from the top 14 allergens, and only use three plants – cacao, coconut and vanilla. Plus, their packaging is 100% recyclable and the creamy chocolates also use a third less sugar than leading brands. Boing!

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The British Hamper Company

While a great chocolate eggs can make Easter special, sometimes these modest classics aren’t quite enough to show appreciation for those you love. A hamper from The British Hamper Company is a great alternative Easter treat that’s bursting with premium British produce. They are ideal for surprising a loved one with a little luxury. Each hamper is meticulously handpacked by the family-run team in Lincolnshire in a beautiful keepsake sturdy box or traditional wicker hamper.

The British Hamper Company accommodates a range of dietary requirements, including vegan and vegetarian, coeliacs and reduced sugar diets. The range is suited for gifting at those memorable family get-togethers, sending to far-away loved ones, or for a well deserved gourmet treat for couples or families over the long weekend.

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Bird and Blend Tea

Everybody loves a Cream egg. Is there anything that says Easter better than these little egg-shaped bundles of fondant-filled, chocolatey joy? Well now this spring-time favourite treat has been given a delicious liquid makeover with Bird and Blend’s Cream Egg tea.

Another Easter classic that Bird and Blend have transformed satisfyingly slurp-able tea is the hot cross bun. This aromatic blend brings those classic smells of currants, cinnamon and freshly baked buns. Bird and Blend also offer another spring favourite flavour in their Carrot Cake Sticky Chai & Carrot Cake loose leaf tea. The matcha combines all carrot cake flavours with the goodness of Japanese green tea powder, the sticky chai is made with freshly ground spices & wildflower honey and the loose tea is a blend of light rooibos tea which has been sprinkled with real carrot flakes & spiced to perfection.

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Easter Probiotic Meaty Treats

It’s not just the humans in your life that deserve delicious alternative Easter treats ­– you can spoil your four-legged family members too!

Pooch & Mutt have created an enhanced range of natural meals, treats and supplements that does good and tastes good. They give your pet the optimal ingredients needed to boost their mood and behaviour, paw-in-paw with their physical health. Their Easter Treats are packed with lamb, chicken and vibrant spring greens to restore vital nutrients. They’ve also included a variety of veggies including antioxidant-rich parsley, and peas that contain lutein to support skin, heart and eye health. Plus there are probiotics to contribute to a healthy gut flora and support the immune system ­– as well as collagen for healthy skin and coats. Create a pooch perfect treat trail with these delicious meaty bites.

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DIY Chocolate Kit

Nothing says “I love you!” better than a hand-made gift. As an alternative Easter treat, how about gifting your loved ones a delicious chocolate bar, made by your very own hands? The DIY Chocolate Kit from Just Spices gives you everything you need to make delicious, colourful chocolate bars at home. The spice blends contained inside are enough to make more than five delicious creations, as it includes 11 different natural flavourings. There’s mint, smoked salt, hibiscus flower, anise and much more. With two silicone moulds plus helpful instructions and creative recipes, you’ll have everything you need to create a tasty treat. Friends and family will love this sweet surprise, but you’d be forgiven for keeping your creations all for yourself.

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With plenty of incredible alternative Easter treats to choose from, there are plenty of opportunities to make this Easter one to remember!

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