Alternative Easter treats if you’re breaking up with chocolate

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Every Easter, confectionery brands get to flex their creative muscles and create an abundance of beautifully decorated chocolate eggs, which then hit store shelves. However, there are some of us who don’t want to face the sluggish aftermath from over-indulging on too much chocolate. 

Whether you’re opting to completely skip the choc this year or looking for something a little different, we’ve gone on the hunt and found eight alternative treats that’ll undoubtably satisfy all your Easter wants and needs.

Argos, Hatchimals ColleGGtibles one dozen egg carton, £24.99

A dozen adorable Mermals (half Hatchimal, half mermaid) that change colour when you dip them in warm water? Yes, they’re real, and ridiculously adorable. There are ten in-egg and two out-of-egg Hatchimals to discover, simply hold each egg in the palm of your hand and rub until the little purple heart turns pink, then gently press down on the egg to crack open and meet your new friend. To see their true colours, dip them in warm water and watch them change before your eyes.

Boots, No7 Easter collection, £30

Beauty lovers will adore this No7 Easter bundle which is packed with both beauty and skincare essentials. Think everything from a smokey eyeshadow palette and a nourishing face mask to a revitalising make-up remover and so much more, all for just £30 – it’s a steal!

LEGO, Easter Bunny house, £6.99

Keep the kids entertained over the holidays with this Easter Bunny house set which they can add to their growing LEGO collection. The egg-shaped packaging doubles as festive decoration, and includes a buildable chicken house featuring a removable tray to collect eggs in. Oh, and there’s also a scooter for the Easter Bunny mini figurine to ride, plus plants and carrots too!

Superdrug, Ghost Easter egg perfume, £6

Hidden inside each super cute egg is a miniature 10ml bottle, Eau de Toilette Ghost fragrance. Available in six different scents: Dream, Sweetheart, Eclipse, Deep Night and Daydream, who knew giving chocs a miss this year was going to be so easy?

LUSH, golden egg gift, £33

Packed inside a golden egg that is made from 100% recycled materials and can be used over and over again, are five egg-cellent bath goodies. There’s the Magic Rabbit bath bomb, a shimmery Golden Egg bath melt, a Cream Egg mint chocolate bubbleroon, a Lucky Carrot bubble bar and one Sunnyside Up jiggly shower jelly. Bath time just got more fun.

Tescos, Easter hunt pouch, from £1

Just because chocolate is off the menu, doesn’t mean the little ones can’t satisfy their sweet tooth. Each mini packet contains fruit flavoured and sweet foam gummies which they’ll be excited to find on their Easter hunt. 

£1 for 200g, £2 for £400g, available in leading supermarkets and independent retailers.

Smiggle, Egg-cellent surprise!, £18

Choose from the Unicakes or Eggasaurus egg collection which contains fluffy sand, a sticky slap hand, a keyring, a squishy and wallet. There’s also the Hair and jewellery or Pranks and magic eggs that have egg-tastic surprises inside that kids will love a whole lot more than a box of chocolate.

Hobbycraft, paint your own bunny money box, £3

Not only can little artists paint exactly how they picture the Easter bunny to look in their imaginative minds, they can save their pennies too as this charming ceramic figurine doubles as a money box. Each pack comes with six colours, a paint brush and a pot of varnish to seal it. Brushes at the ready!

Hobbycraft is available at intu Merry Hill.