Having made it out the other side of Storm Emma, winter has finally disappeared and Easter is just a day away. Department stores nationwide have their shelves stocked with the usual Easter eggs like every year; but what about those of us who opt for vegan options? Those of us who may be lactose intolerant, need a break from dairy or those of us who simply want to make more conscientious decisions?
Vegan Easter eggs may not be in your local supermarket this week, but we have searched in some of our favourite Irish stores to find you the perfect selection of dairy-free options to share with your loved ones this Easter.
Nourish stores is selling an array of delicious vegan Easter eggs for a very reasonable price of €4.99 each. Consumers can choose from the brands Moo Free, Plamil, and Booja-Booja, which all promise to be dairy-free and 100% vegan.
Moo Free Easter Eggs are certified vegan by The Vegan Society, the most reliable vegan certification there is. They offer a variety of flavours, from ‘Original’ to ‘Honeycomb’ to ‘Cheeky Orange’, and are all made from organic ingredients. They are also free from soya, GM and are gluten-free.
Plamil offer both Easter eggs and ‘chocolate’ bunnies, which are both vegan, gluten-free and nut-free, so you can indulge yourself this Easter with ease!
Booja-Booja is a luxurious vegan alternative to the likes of Butlers Chocolates. The beautiful golden egg package contains delicious almond and sea salt caramel ‘chocolate’ truffles, which are organic, gluten-free and soya-free.
In Marks and Spencer, there is only one vegan easter egg available- but one is much better than none. The dark chocolate Easter egg is suitable for vegans, but is unfortunately not suitable for those with a nut or peanut allergy.
Holland & Barrett have some amazing options to have a vegan Easter. Consumers can choose from Good Egg and the variety of Moo Free flavours.
The Good Egg is by Holland & Barrett themselves and is a delicious blend of cocoa with xylitol and soya. The concoction is also free from added sugar.
And last but not least, The Health Store offers an array of delicious vegan Easter treats, too. Consumers can opt for the award-winning Choices, a delicious alternative to milk chocolate that boasts a rich caramel flavour. The eggs are suitable for vegans and are wheat-free and gluten-free.
And lastly, Celtic Chocolates offer a 60% cocoa content vegan Easter egg that is wheat-free and gluten-free.
Which vegan Easter egg do you hope the Easter bunny will bring you?