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A Guide to Vegan Easter Treats

Every year, around March, I optimistically read the ingredients list of any new Easter egg I spot at my local supermarket. The excitement I get when I see an Easter egg made with dark chocolate is real! Sure, 99% of the time, I read milk in the ingredients list, but I continue the hunt for accidentally vegan treats.


Read on for an overview of the vegan Easter treats I've spotted in NZ - I'll keep adding more as I discover them.


* Prices may vary between stores.


Vegan Easter treats at supermarkets and chain stores

Whittaker's Dark Chocolate Kiwi Easter Egg

Price: $8.50

Where to Buy: Select Warehouse Stores and supermarkets. Check if your local Countdown stocks this here.







The Remarkable Chocolate Co Easter Bunny Dark Chocolate Fruity

Price: $16.90

Where to Buy: Select Countdown stores.







The Remarkable Chocolate Co Easter Bunny Dark Chocolate Smooth

Price: $16.90

Where to Buy: Select Countdown stores.

Check if your local Countdown stocks this here.






Nomo Bunny

Price: $2.49

Where to Buy: Select Warehouse stores.

Check if your local Warehouse stocks this here.

I've also seen it at Stanmore Road New World (Christchurch).

More info is available here.





Nomo Cookie Dough Egg and Bunny

Price: $19.99

Where to Buy: Select New World stores. It's not online yet but I've seen it at Stanmore Road New World (Christchurch).






Nomo Caramel Filled Egg and 2 Bars

Price: $19.00

Where to Buy: Select supermarkets - I've also see it at the Warehouse.

Check if your local Fresh choice stocks this here.

I've also seen it at St Martins New World (Christchurch).

More info is available here.



Nomo Creamy Choc Easter Egg

Price: $10.00

Where to Buy: Select Warehouse stores.

Check if your local Warehouse stocks this here.







Nomo Sea Salt & Caramel Easter Egg

Price: $10.00

Where to Buy: Select Warehouse stores.

Check if your local Warehouse stocks this here.






Ferrero Rocher - Grand Dark Chocolate

Price: $9.99

Where to Buy: Select supermarkets - I've seen it in multiple different Countdown and New World stores in Christchurch.

Note: This is an empty egg. Do not expect it to be filled with anything (I did and was disappointed, haha).

* These are made in the same facilities as other Rocher products so they state that ‘milk’ may be present in the allergen disclaimer section on the product label.


Lindt Gold Easter Bunny Dark Chocolate

Price: $7.79

Where to Buy: Select New World stores.

Find your nearest New World stocking this here.

*Lindt said that this product "does not have any animal products - however, is manufactured on same lines as other products, therefore, there is a high chance of cross-contamination and why we cannot declare it to be vegan."


Forty Thieves Handmade Peanut Butter Filled Easter Eggs

Price: $14.99

Where to Buy: Farro Fresh (Available from North Shore, Epsom, Mt Wellington, Grey Lynn, Orakei and Mt Eden). Or purchase it online here.






Jacobsens Bakery Peter Rabbit Chocolate Chip Cookie Tin

Price: $5.00

Where to Buy: Select Warehouse stores.

Check if your local Warehouse stocks this here.

* These are mini tins (see the image of the tin with my hand as a reference).






Vegan Easter treats at specialty stores


The Vegan Shop (the Cruelty Free Shop).

They sell multiple different types of vegan Easter eggs. Check out their full range here.

Price range: $3.50 - $21.98

You can purchase items from their online store or from their physical store in Auckland.








Naturally Organic

They sell multiple different types of vegan Easter eggs. Check out their full range here (the vegan options are labelled VG).

Price range: $3.50 - $21.98

You can purchase items from their online store or from their physical store in Auckland.







She Universe

They have two vegan-friendly Easter treats available via their online shop:

  • Hazel Egg Duet

  • 3 Dark Chocolate Bunnies

Price range: $7.60 - $14.10


You can also purchase items from their physical store in Christchurch (84 Cashel Street).




Devonport Chocolates

They have one vegan-friendly Easter egg available via their online shop:

  • Luxury Surprise Egg

Price: $29.90


You can also purchase items from one of their physical stores in Auckland or Devonport.


+ They have other vegan chocolates. Check them out here.



The Remarkable Chocolate Co

They have three vegan-friendly Easter eggs available via their online shop:

  • Mixed Organic Dark Chocolate, Raspberry & Organic Dark Chocolate Easter Eggs

  • Organic Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Easter Eggs

  • Organic Dark Chocolate Easter Eggs

Price range: $15-$20

You can also purchase items from one of their many stockists nationwide.


Honest Chocolate Matakana

They have four vegan-friendly Easter eggs available via their online shop:

  • Kokako Easter Egg - Dark Chocolate Kokako Coffee Beans

  • Earth Easter Egg - Dark Chocolate with Almond Chocolate Clusters

  • 5 Night Sky Easter Eggs - Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate

  • Bunny Lollipop Dark Chocolate

Price range: $5-$26




Portershed

They have a few vegan-friendly Easter treats available via their online shop.


Price range: $4.90-$7.80


You can also purchase items from their physical store/cafe in Christchurch (322 Lincoln Road).







The Nuovo Pantry

They sell PLAYin CHOC chocolates!

Each PLAYin CHOC ToyChoc Box contains two vegan chocolates, a 3D cardboard puzzle toy to assemble and a fun facts card (these are also plastic-free).

There are different collections (i.e. woodland animals, dinosaurs etc.). The most fitting option for Easter is the rabbit collection!

You can buy these via their online store here and from other stores like Portershed (above).

Price: $5


Lorraine's Cookies

You can order Easter-themed cookies via their online store and they will be delivered to you (nationwide).

You can even paint your own cookie with edible paint - a fun Easter activity!

All of their cookies are vegan.

Price: $5-$30








Other

Wanting to buy an Easter gift for someone who isn't a fan of chocolate? You can purchase a Bunny Lovers Pack from NZAVS!

For $48, you’ll get this cute bunny poster (A4) and a card to fill in and give to a loved one.

The A4 poster has been specially designed by Kiwi Artist Victoria Faith.

Give a Bunny Lover’s Pack this Easter and help NZAVS to end experiments on these loving and kind animals.

Order one of these packs here.




NOT VEGAN


Waikato Valley Dark Chocolate Mint Shaker Egg

This isn't vegan because the mint balls contain Glazing Agent 904 (aka shellac which comes from a resin secreted by the female lac bug).








Something missing? If you've spotted a vegan Easter egg for sale in NZ that isn't listed here, please leave a comment below!


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Gast
30 mrt. 2023
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I’ve been using your list to shop for goodies the kiddos. Soo much easier than last year, when I had no idea what to look for.

Ka pai!

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Gast
22 mrt. 2023

I think all of these dark mashmellow ones are

Queen Anne Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Half Eggs 200g

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Gast
11 mrt. 2023
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Thanks for doing all the hard work and scoping out all the vegan options for us!

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