Looking for gluten free Easter Eggs? Lots of them. Dairy Free or Vegan Easter Eggs? There are many of those too. How about Gluten Free Vegan Easter Eggs? Ah, now we have a real egg hunt challenge!
This is not a complete list of all the gluten free vegan Easter Eggs that might exist. These are special eggs. Two of the eggs are not only gluten free vegan but also nut free. One is genuinely sugar free! These are not your usual eggs.
Disclaimer – several Gluten Free Vegan Easter Eggs were harmed during the taste testing for this review!
KamAlive Cashew Cream Eggs
Free From: Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Refined Sugar Allergens: Cashews, May Contain Peanuts
Taste Test: Fantastic. Deep, dark and mature. 80% Criollo Cacao solids deliver premium quality chocolate complimented wonderfully well with Lucuma, Date Nectar, Tumeric & Rock Salt flavours. This luxury cream filled egg effortlessly banishes any lingering regret about the tragic murder of the previously beloved Cadbury Creme Eggs. Mint and Orange varieties concentrate their flavours in the rich cashew cream. Not cheap but worthy of indulgence. Eat slowly with a teeny tiny spoon.
The Range: So which is the best filling? Bright & crunchy mint? Luscious orange? Classic original? Question is too tough but I agree to keep on sampling in search of an answer!
D&D Chocolates Mini Eggs
Free From: Gluten, Dairy, Nuts, Soy Allergens: None!
Taste Test: 55% Cacao Solids are joined only by Sugar, Vanilla and Sunflower Lecithin for a super simple ingredient list. The solid little eggs are wonderful to bite into and full of strong cacao flavour. Rather than being entirely smooth and creamy they appear to have a slightly granular texture. This may be due to use of granulated sugar. I loved them.
The Range: D&D Chocolates offer a variety of full sized and mini Chocolate Eggs all with the same superb free from credentials. They have Raspberry Crumble Mini Eggs! Added to basket. There is also a range of Easter Eggs made with Carob. For free from credentials, D&D Chocolates are unbeatable.
Where to Buy? Direct from D&D Chocolates, also in-store at Whole Foods
Plamil No Added Sugar Mini Half Eggs
Free From: Gluten, Dairy, Nuts, Added Sugar Allergens: Soya
Taste Test: Very different to most. There is a earthier cacao flavor. Sweetness from the Xylitol is subtle but there to savour. Thankfully there is none of the cool mint aftertaste that Xylitol can sometimes give. Let these melt in the mouth to fully appreciate. Marketed as a “treat for kids of all ages”. I endorse this as a kid 41 years young.
The Range: The Plamil Easter range features both regular and mini-eggs. Both sizes are available as Organic Fairtrade or as the Xylitol sweetened No Added Sugar variety. Plamil have fantastic free from and ethical business credentials. Their production facility is completely vegan and entirely free from gluten and nuts. Buy from Plamil and feel good about doing so, then enjoy the chocolate.
Moo Free Cheeky Orange Egg
Free From: Gluten, Dairy, Soya, Wheat Allergens: May Contain Hazelnuts
Taste Test: Orange crystals infused into the chocolate shell produce an authentic chocolate orange flavour. Rice powder substitutes for milk to ensure creaminess, and it works. Gentle, orangey, creamy, chocolatey and simply sweet.
The Range: The Cheeky Orange is joined by a Honeycomb, Original Organic and all new Caramelized Hazelnut Egg. All are free from Gluten, Dairy, Soya and Wheat. Visit the Moo Free range.
Where to Buy? Moo Free Stockist Locator
Coco Caravan Caramel Filled Eggs
Free From: Gluten, Dairy, Soya Allergens: Cashews
Taste Test: Caramel filled eggs? I was ready to protest. These are half eggs, not full. Fortunately the promised caramel is present within each half. The 72% cacao solids content means these eggs are better suited for those with a taste for darker chocolate and lower sweetness. The caramel flows like maple syrup rather than being semi-solid like the KamAlive eggs.
The Range: This is the only Easter themed product. Coco Caravan have a wide range of solid and filled chocolate bars and . All organic and as ‘raw’ as chocolate can get. I rather like the look of their Mocha Latté – Blonde chocolate made with raw cacao, cashew, coconut and coffee
Where to Buy? Direct from Coco Caravan or in-store at Planet Organic.
Booja Booja Easter Eggs Collection
Free From: Gluten, Dairy, Soya, Competition, *Actual* Chocolate Eggs Allergens: Depends on the truffle, but all contain or may contain Nuts
Taste Test: Creamy, chocolatey, nutty, salty perfection. Cannot say more, experiencing bliss . . .
The Range: Booja Booja do not produce actual Easter Eggs. That would not be fair on other makers of Easter Eggs. When Booja Booja make something, like truffles, or ice cream, they are always divinely good and win every award, competition and taste test they enter.
So in a mark of kindness to other producers there are no Booja Booja Gluten Free Vegan Easter Eggs. However they do offer beautiful hand painted Easter Egg ‘containers’ for their tantalising truffles. This is the Booja Booja Easter Egg Collection. If you do get one of these instead of a chocolate Easter Egg, be delighted! You might even choose to share one of the truffles. Or half of one. Maybe the smaller half. Or not.
Where to Buy? Anywhere that stocks delicious things. Oh, more detail? Check Booja Booja’s stockist locator. Their map of the UK looks hilarious. So many stockists!
Cocoa Libre Honeycomb Egg & Easter Chicks
Free From: Gluten, Dairy, Nuts, Wheat Allergens: Soya
Taste Test: Like Cadbury Crunchies? Love this Chocolate Honeycomb Egg.The outside of the egg is glossy and attractively striped and the inside is laced with crunchy honeycomb pieces. You are greeted by an intoxicating sweet honeycomb aroma on opening the box. Note the honey in this honeycomb egg is not actually honey so no bees were involved. It is fully vegan!
The cute little Rice Milk Chocolate Chicks are presented as ‘Milk Chocolate Alternative’ and certainly creamy enough that I defy even the most dedicated dairy lover not to enjoy their creamy texture. Are they possibly too cute to eat though? I can confirm they are not. Now the Cacao Libre Penguins, they might be too cute . . . <chomp>. Oh, also not.
Celtic Chocolates Dark Chocolate Easter Egg
Free From: Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Wheat Allergens: Soya
Taste Test: The Peppermint is bold and strong in this 60% Cacao dark chocolate Egg. Remember After Eights Mints? This Egg is almost as Pepperminty. Oh wait, After Eight Mints still exist! They are gluten-free! Ah, but they contain milk. So pick up this egg for your Chocolate Peppermint hit.
Even More Gluten Free Vegan Easter Eggs!
Did you know of these Easter Eggs? Have you tried them? Will you? Let me know. Of course I missed some. What did I miss? What Gluten Free Vegan Easter Eggs must I simply not miss? Tell me!
If you want a bigger longer list of almost all the gluten free eggs in existence there is a monstrous round up of them over on GlutenFreePSD. I admire the dedication.
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