EASTER CHOCO-LOCKDOWN

You might be currently living on a diet of chocolate, Netflix and more chocolate, but let’s not let that get in the way of a good Easter. We don’t need a reason to indulge – even though it is the season – but it also doesn’t mean that we need to let our ethical standards slide along with our waistlines. To make your quest for the best sweet treats easier, we’ve rounded up nine earth-loving chocolate brands to help you survive Easter in isolation.

Pana Organics

We’re not eggs-agerating (sorry) when we say that there ain’t no vegan chocolate like Pana Organics vegan chocolate. Their Certified Organic and fair trade Easter gift pack contains four of their iconic bars: coconut and goji, mint, fig and wild orange, and sour cherry and vanilla. You’ll likely find yourself dipping into your stash long before the bunny comes a’knocking.

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Nomu Noms

We’re nutty about chocolate-coated nuts and Nomu Noms delivers. Using sustainable, fair trade and Certified Organic vegan ingredients, Nomu Noms pairs locally farmed and toasted macadamias with a range of swoon-worthy flavours including strawberry and balsamic, passionfruit white chocolate and raspberry and beetroot. Plus, all of their packaging is made from sustainably-produced wood pulp and GM-free corn sources, making them completely compostable. When treating yourself has never felt so altruistic and responsible, we suggest just pretending that these little balls of bliss are egg-shaped, for the sake of one weekend.

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Treat Dreams

Just like you remember, but vegan instead. We love these just-as-good-as-the-real-thing creme caramel eggs from Treat Dreams. Made in Australia from fair trade, dark European couverture chocolate with a classic cream and ‘yolk’ centre, these eggs will melt even the pickiest cocoa lover’s heart.

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Loco Love

Micro-ground pearls, adaptogenic medicinal mushrooms and schisandra… this is chocolate on (superfood) steroids. The decadent and beautifully-packaged Loco Love range – full of tonic herbs, healing spices and organic ingredients – was conjured up in Byron Bay by naturopath and nutritionist Emica Penklis. For a ‘sensory phenomenon’, we suggest the Rainbow Gift Bundle that comes with a bar of every flavour – we would hate for you to miss even one of them.  

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Loving Earth

If you want your chocolate to do more than just taste delicious, then why not support an indulgence with a cause? The Boobook Chocolate Eggs – from everyone’s favourite plant-based, Certified Organic chocolate brand, Loving Earth – are not only made of a creamy cashew mylk chocolate and filled with a gooey caramel centre, but each purchase supports the Great Forest National Park campaign. Win-win!

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Booja-Booja

If you prefer your sweet treats on the fancy side, then the Booja-Booja Organic Chocolate Truffles filled with sweet-roasted hazelnut pieces might just be what you need to sink your teeth into. But don’t just take our word for it – these exquisite vegan truffles, made with only organically grown ingredients and no palm oil, have won 19 chocolate awards! Now that’s a prize we can get behind.

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Organic Times

Fairtrade favourites Organic Times are hopping up the cuteness factor with their delightful and delicious range of chocolate bunnies. With a range of dark, milk and white varieties, you’ll want to bunker down with one of each (no judgement here).

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Moo Free

Don’t want to put all your (vegan) eggs in one basket? Moo Free are choc-full of organic Easter eggs in flavours ranging from sea salt and caramel to cheeky orange and bunnycomb. Dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and palm oil-free… the only thing left to ‘free’ up is your calendar for some me time. 

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Alter Eco

Ok, so they may not come as eggs or bunnies, but when it comes to chocolate (and life), all shapes are created equal. And who are we to judge when the goods are served up in plant-based, compostable wrappers such as the Certified Organic and fair trade truffles from Alter Eco. We’re all for diversity and inclusivity – to ensure that no chocolate is left behind, of course.   

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IMAGE AT TOP FROM TREAT DREAMS
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