Six of the Best of Irish Easter Eggs 2022Mar 23, 2022,
by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Best of Irish
Following the great Irish Easter egg shortage of 2021, you may want to get organised and stock up early this year. Our blog post on the Best Irish Easter Eggs of 2021 was one of our most popular posts last year, so this year we are updating it, with fresh offerings from local Irish producers for 2022 that you can buy online for delivery, collect in person, or pick up along with your grocery shop. Why not use this Easter as an opportunity to support local Irish suppliers and jobs while treating your family and friends to gorgeous chocolatey treats!
1. Hand Painted Milk Chocolate Easter Egg from Koko Kinsale
About Koko Kinsale: Launched in March 2012 by Frank Keane, Koko Kinsale brings quality handmade chocolate to locals 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 milk chocolate egg made, handcrafted in Kinsale.
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 handpainted Easter Eggs online here for €28.00. They are available in three colours; green, red and blue. Delivery is offered at a flat rate of €6.76. The estimated delivery time is 3-5 business days. Koko Kinsale currently does not ship outside the EU. If you are in Kinsale, you can pick them up from the Koko Kinsale shop on Pier Road.
2. Hand Painted Duo Chocolate Easter Egg from Butterfly Chocolatier
About the Butterfly Chocolatier: Formerly known as ApoEna Chocolates, this premium chocolate business was founded in Portlaoise in 2015. Since then, they have become known locally as a premium provider of quality chocolate products and now trade online nationally and internationally. Creations are made from the finest Belgian chocolate of Callebault, as a base, and with added seasonally single-origin chocolate from all around the world.
The Product: A chocolate Easter egg hand-painted with flowers in coloured white chocolate and duo layers of milk and white chocolate. As they are handpainted, no two are exactly the same. Weighs approximately 360g.
Other Easter Treats: The Butterfly Chocolatier also has a medium and large plain chocolate egg in their Easter range, which you can find here and in three local stores in Co. Laois listed here.
Where to Buy: You can buy Butterfly Chocolatier Handpainted Flower Easter Egg here for €15.00. Delivery in Ireland is listed as €7.15.
3. Nutty Egg with Hazelnut Truffles from Lir Chocolates
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: The Lir Nutty Egg is the newest addition to the Lir Easter Range. This is a Belgian milk chocolate egg hand-decorated in cocoa nibs and almonds and includes hazelnut praline centred truffles. Lir's entire Easter range is packed in 99% plastic-free packaging and is fully sustainable.
Other Easter Treats: Lir Chocolates have an Easter range that 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 Lir Nutty Egg with Hazelnut truffles here for €12.00. Delivery in Ireland is €4.20 and to the UK is €6.50.
4. Dark Chocolate Easter Egg from Skelligs Chocolate
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 produce a range of chocolate products including truffles, bars and lollipops.
The Product: A dark chocolate shell egg which comes in two sizes; 175g and 500g. Each made by hand in their Co. Kerry factory.
Other Easter Treats: Skelligs Chocolate have a range of solid and shells eggs in a range of flavours such as hazelnut praline, mint brittle and Irish Sea Salted Caramel. You can shop their entire Easter range here.
Where to Buy: You can buy the Dark Chocolate 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. Deliveries to Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom start from €10.00. You can also find a list of stockists here.
5. White Chocolate Wrapped Egg with Truffles from Butlers Chocolates.
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 medium white chocolate hollow egg accompanied by mini white chocolate truffle eggs beautifully wrapped in pearlised white.
Other Easter Treats: Butlers have a large range of wrapped and boxed Easter eggs as well as chocolate chicks and bunnies, you can shop their Easter entire collection here.
Where to Buy: You can buy White Chocolate Wrapped Egg with Truffles online here for €12.50. Delivery is €5.95 nationwide with free delivery when you spend over €75. You can also order to collect from order and collect from selected Butlers Chocolate Cafés.
6. Fruits Rouges – luscious luxury white chocolate egg encrusted with freeze-dried red fruits & yoghurt from Arcane Chocolate
About Arcane Chocolate: Based in Dublin, Arcane Chocolate is the brainchild of pastry chef Erik Van der Veken. The business aims to create something that represents our core beliefs; respect for traditional Belgian craftsmanship, Irish ingredients and a deep appreciation for the raw ingredient, cacao, to create the ultimate luxury chocolates.
The Product: The white dramatic ombré chocolate Easter egg is made with a layer of Felchlin white chocolate with Swiss mountain milk, and then a second layer encrusted with freeze-dried yoghurt, raspberries and strawberries.
Other Easter Treats: Arcane chocolate have a range of Easter eggs in different sizes and flavours which you can view here.
Where to Buy: You can buy the Fruits Rouges Easter Egg online here for €66.00. Delivery is €7.00 in Ireland and free in Dublin. You can also purchase from Butlers Pantry, The Merrion Dublin, Fallon & Byrne, Hussey’s Farm, Forrest Avenue and Brown Thomas.
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: Easter Eggs