Easter is quickly approaching and with it, the hunt for the perfect Easter egg to indulge yourself or your loved ones is on. Swerve generic options and spoil yourself with one of these artisan Irish treats, crafted to perfection and guaranteed to be delicious, plus you’ll be supporting a small Irish business. Really, you’ll be eating chocolate for the greater good, and who can argue with that? Shop our list of decadent, artisan Irish Easter eggs, you won’t be disappointed.
Braw, a Scottish phrase that translates to ‘pleasing’, was set up by Anna Coffey Lynch. Formerly the Head Chocolatier at Cocoa Atelier, Braw was started with the aim of creating delicious chocolates inspired by the flavours Anna enjoyed as a child. Staying on theme, you can order a range of decadent Easter Eggs from Braw to celebrate the holiday in style. Chocaholics have three utterly indulgent options to choose from: the S’More Egg, the Pistachio Egg or the Creme Eggs Scotch Eggs. As a bonus, you can give their Golden Rabbit a try, which is full of caramel milk chocolate – a dream. Order here.
After a journey around the world building her cooking skills, Gráinne Mullins returned to the Emerald Isle to start up Grá Chocolates, where you’ll find chocolates adorned with intricate designs making them almost too pretty to eat. Grá is the Irish word for love, because chocolate is love, after all. Chocolate lovers have the choice of 8 different eggs, each as eye-catching and elegant as the next. Opt from: Nuts About You, Lil’ Bit Salty, Bee my Honey, Mint to Be, Egg-STRAW-dinary, Egg-ceptional, Cracking White, and the Egg-cellent Milk Egg. You must accept that the punnier the name is, the more delicious the chocolate is. Is milis an saol é.
An award winning luxury artisan chocolate company based in the heart of Sligo, Clo Chocolates is handcrafted by Clotilde Rambaud, a French Chocolatier. Each little bite of chocolate is made with love, and a passion for high quality chocolate. Inspired by the beautiful coast of Sligo, you can find a milk chocolate egg sprinkled with Hazelnut Praline, infused with Knocknarae honey and topped with a pinch of Irish sea salt. If you want to stray away from egg-shaped treats, Clo have also got a Milk Chocolate Sheep (adorable), a Hen (and a mini), and an Easter bunny (classic).
What once was Ireland’s leading ceramics gallery is now a handmade chocolate shop, after owner Frank Keane decided that bringing quality chocolate to locals and visitors was a necessity. On the Easter front, you can opt for anything from Caramelised Hazelnut Easter Eggs to the Koko Creme Egg, and everything in between. Handmade to order, no two eggs are the same, so you’ll be receiving a product that’s uniquely yours. Shop their Easter collection here.
If you’re after no frills, just good quality chocolate free of additives and artificial flavourings, NearyNógs is all that and more. With only one Easter Egg on offer at the moment, you’ll experience a bright, floral chocolate with notes of caramel, cream and sweet fruit with their Chocolate Floral Egg – dreamy.
Hazel Mountain Chocolate
An award-winning business doubling as a foodie attraction in Ireland, Hazel Mountain Chocolate are based on the iconic coastal route, the Wild Atlantic Way. You can buy an Easter egg inspired by the Wild Atlantic way that’s incredibly striking. They also have some adorable Easter hens, because why not. Shop their Easter collection here.
Run by Benoit Lorge, Lorge Chocolatier makes hand-made, luxury chocolates that also fall under the category of almost too pretty to eat. With a handful of different easter eggs to choose from, each is complete with an intricate hand-designed decoration, making it extra hard not to dig right in. You can guarantee that if you do, they’ll be absolutely delicious, since Lorge use only the highest quality ingredients to make their products. As well as eggs, you can get a bunny with a carrot, and another adorable hen. Shop their Easter products here.
Wilde Irish Chocolates
Wilde Irish Chocolates are the chocolate lover’s dream, with 80 different products to choose from. All of them are made in small batch quantities so you can guarantee that you’ll be getting the best chocolate-eating experience. Fitting in with the theme, they have a massive range of Easter chocolates on offer, from an Easter egg chocolate bar, to fudge-filled eggs, to a chocolate bunny pouch. Shop the full Easter collection here.
Bean and Goose
Bean and Goose are all about creative a better-tasting, better-produced chocolate using sustainable, raw Irish produce. Inspired by their namesake, you can purchase the Bean Goose egg, which is filled with decadent salted caramel to make it a million times better. You can also purchase some chocolate hares, and plenty of other Easter goodies here.
A passion for chocolate and the misfortune of the pandemic led Georgia and Daniel to start the now successful Bon Chocolatiers, where their ambition can be sensed through their products. Another set to add to the almost too pretty to eat eggs, these eye-catching eggs will impress you and/or your recipient. With flavours ranging from Pretzel Crunch to Pistachio Roseberry, the unique flavours will stand out as something truly special. Find all their Easter eggs here.
The Proper Chocolate Company
What started as a gifted bag of cocoa beans led to the passion project that is The Proper Chocolate Company. Choose from two different eggs, Dark Chocolate & Achill Sea Salt, and a Milk Chocolate & Salted Caramel egg that they’ve aptly named the Giraffe’s Egg, because of it’s intricate design and well, it looks like a giraffe pattern.
A multi-award winning chocolatier, you can guarantee that any of the hand-painted chocolates you try from Temptation Chocolates will leave you wanting more. Pieces of edible art await, so an easter egg from here is perfect for anyone who enjoys the finer things in life. A multitude of Easter eggs are on offer, from a Banoffee Luxury Easter Egg, to Double Chocolate Cookie Mini Eggs. Shop the full Easter collection here.
I’m a Palestinian who grew up in Cyprus and moved to Dublin in 2013, so I’ve had a mishmash of different cultures and cuisines surrounding me my whole life. I’m an avid foodie, and after realising that life as a lawyer was not for me, I studied media and became a radio host for Dublin City FM. I’m now writing for TheTaste full time, but I also have my own food blog where you can find a mixture of restaurant reviews and the occasional recipe. I talk a lot about being Palestinian; to be honest, I talk a lot in general. That’s why I did radio!
Artisan Irish Easter Eggs to Indulge in this Spring