Six of the best Irish Easter Eggs, Treats and HampersMar 16, 2021,
by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Best of Irish
Easter Sunday is just over two weeks away on Sunday 4th April 2021. Here are some outstanding Irish Easter eggs, treats and hampers that you can buy online for delivery, collect in person, or pick up along with your grocery shop.
1. Skelligs Chocolate White Chocolate and Raspberry Easter Egg
About Skelligs Chocolate: Skelligs Chocolate is a family run business based in Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry. They are the only fully 'open plan' chocolate production facility anywhere in Ireland. They normally have a seasonal café which is usually open Easter to September but is currently closed due to COVID restrictions. They produce a range of chocolate products including truffles, bars and lollipops.
The Product: Skelligs Chocolate have launched a White Chocolate and Raspberry Easter Egg which is new for 2021. They are a limited edition flavour this year. They are available in 175g and 500g sizes.
Other Easter Treats: Skelligs Chocolate have a range of solid and shells eggs in a range of flavours such as Teeling Whiskey, strawberry champagne and Irish Sea Salted Caramel as well as Easter hampers. You can shop their entire Easter range here.
Where to Buy: You can buy the White Chocolate and Raspberry Easter Egg online for €10.00 (175g egg) or €20.00 (500g egg). You can order here. Skelligs Chocolate dispatch time is currently 3-5 working days and delivery to the Republic of Ireland costs a maximum of €6.95. You can also find a list of stockists here.
2. Bean and Goose Dark Chocolate Irish Hare
About Bean and Goose: Bean and Goose was founded in 2014 by sisters Karen and Natalie. They make chocolate at Last Tree Farm based in the Wexford countryside. Bean and Goose chocolate is made using single-origin chocolate "paired with flavours and ingredients that reflect and celebrate the Irish seasons."
The Product: A whimsical dark chocolate Irish hare made with the finest single-origin chocolate. Cocoa solids 62% min.
Other Easter Treats: Bean and Goose have a whole range of Easter products including chocolate gift boxes, slabs and bundle selections. Their Spring 2021 collection packaging features illustrations inspired by the Irish landscape by Stasele Jakunskaite. Their packaging is all recyclable and sustainable. You can shop the Bean and Goose Easter collection here.
Where to Buy: You can buy the dark chocolate Irish hare here. Shipping in Ireland costs a maximum of €6.50 and is free for orders over €50.00. Their dispatch time is 2 working days but according to their website may take longer at Easter time.
3. Butlers Large Wrapped Egg with Truffles
About Butlers: Butlers Chocolates was founded by a pioneering woman called Marion Butler who named her luxury chocolate creations Chez Nous Chocolates. Marion, who was born in India and moved to Ireland as a young woman, continued to make her chocolates until 1959 when the company was bought by Seamus Sorensen from Cork. The company is one of the few remaining family-owned chocolate producers in its market. Butlers Chocolates are available in over 40 countries and 60 airports around the world.
The Product: Butlers large milk chocolate hollow egg, with a selection of mini filled eggs including Caramel, Dark Truffle and Vanilla Truffle, hand wrapped in vibrant pearlised pink recyclable wrap.
Other Easter Treats: Butlers have a large range of wrapped and boxed Easter eggs as well as chocolate chicks and bunnies.
Where to Buy: You can buy the large pink wrapped egg online here and you can shop their Easter entire collection here. Delivery is taking 3-5 days due to COVID and is €5.00 nationwide with free delivery when you spend over €75. You can find a list of their cafés here which are open at time of writing for takeaway and chocolate purchases.
4. Handpainted Dark Chocolate Easter Egg from Koko Kinsale
About Koko Kinsale: Launched in March 2012 by Frank Keane, Koko Kinsale brings quality handmade chocolate to local and visitors alike. Frank loves to incorporate local ingredients where possible; using honey, seaweed and herbs all gathered in the area. Koko Kinsale also offers a full range of takeaway coffee, both bean and ground for home brewing.
The Product: A handpainted dark Belgian chocolate egg made with 72% cocoa solids. Handcrafted in Kinsale. The weight of the egg can vary from 200g – 220g because each egg is handmade.
Other Easter Treats: Koko Kinsale's Easter range includes handpainted Easter eggs, chocolate Easter bunnies and Koko creme eggs. You can shop the Koko Kinsale Easter collection here.
Where to Buy: You can buy the green handpainted Easter Egg online here for €27.00. Delivery is offered at a flat rate of €6.77. All orders are processed within 2-3 business days. According to their website, their click and collect service is coming soon.
5. Lir Chocolates Milk Chocolate Octagonal Egg With Truffles
About Lir Chocolates: Lir was created in Dublin in 1987 by Connie Doody and Mary White and began on Connie’s kitchen table. They now have over 250 staff and are based in a state-of-the-art production and warehouse facility in Navan, Co. Meath. Every year Lir produce over 100 Million individual chocolates. Lir Chocolate sustainably source their cocoa in partnership with the Cocoa Horizons Foundation.
The Product: Lir Belgian Milk Chocolate Octagonal Egg with cocoa dusted salted caramel truffles. The packaging on this product is now 99% plastic-free and fully sustainable.
Other Easter Treats: Lir Chocolates have an Easter range which includes Baileys Strawberry and Cream eggs, a Guinness Easter egg and more. You can view their entire Easter range here.
Where to Buy: You can buy the Octagonal Easter egg with salted caramel truffles here. You can shop the Lir Chocolates Easter collection here. Delivery in Ireland is €4.95 and to the UK is €11.
6. The Cupcake Bloke Irish Easter Hamper
About The Cupcake Bloke: Graham of the Cupcake Bloke specialises in cupcakes and bakes and has a bakery in Rialto selling cupcakes, brownies, scones & breads as well as a range of artisanal Irish food products.
The Product: If you are looking for something a little bit different this Easter, check out the Cupcake Bloke Easter Treat Box. The box contains Simnel Brack, Pistachio Orange and Cardamon Shortbread, Carrot and Walnut Bakewell, Basbousa containing sheeps milk yoghurt from Velvet Cloud, carrot jam and Clement & Pekoe Turkish Apple, Mango and Mint Tea.
Other Easter Treats: You can have a look at their range on their Instagram page.
Where to Buy: The Easter Treat Box is €65.00 and is available for nationwide delivery or collection from the shop in Rialto, Dublin. You can order for delivery here or collection here. All hampers will ship with DPD on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st March, 2021, to arrive in time for Easter. Nationwide delivery is €10.00.
Please note that the information in this article is taken from the producers' websites. Information is correct at time of writing but is subject to change by individual producers. Please contact individual producers if you have any questions about the products featured in this article.Tags: Best of Irish, Easter