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Finding dairy-free and gluten-free Easter eggs

PUBLISHED: 16:51 19 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:51 19 March 2018

Chocolate bunnies and eggs can be dairy-free and gluten-free. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

Chocolate bunnies and eggs can be dairy-free and gluten-free. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

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Easter eggs are a sweet treat for children and adults alike. But are you looking for dairy-free or gluten-free alternatives?

Easter eggs are now available for children and adults following special diets. Picture:  MARTIN POOLE/GETTY IMAGESEaster eggs are now available for children and adults following special diets. Picture: MARTIN POOLE/GETTY IMAGES

We’ve tracked down a selection of eggs to suit shoppers following special diets, to help ensure you can still join in on all the Easter fun. Remember to double-check labels and ask shop staff if in any doubt.

Holland & Barrett

H&B Dairy Free Egg is priced at £3.99, and is organic and Fairtrade. Holland & Barrett also offers a No Added Sugar Alternative to Milk Chocolate Egg at £3,99.Both of these are vegan, gluten-free and nut-free,

As well as its own-brand eggs, Holland & Barrett also stocks branded dairy and gluten-free Easter eggs including Moo Free orange Easter egg at £4.99 and Plamil Milk Chocolate Alternative egg at £3.99. H&B has a buy one/get one half price offer until March 20.

Hotel Chocolat

Hotel Chocolat has a range of seven vegan chocolate eggs and Easter bunnies, with 70% and 100% dark chocolate, which are all dairy-free, Prices start from £2 for a pot of Rabbert dark chocolate drops, up to £16 for the Hard Boiled Dark Chocolate Egg or Hard Boiled Ginger Chocolate Egg.

Tesco

Tesco has own-brand eggs which are suitable for shoppers avoiding dairy and gluten. The Tesco Free From White Chocolate Egg with Buttons is priced at £2.50, and the Tesco Finest Salted Caramel Flavoured Egg is currently £3, reduced from £4.

Sainsbury’s

The Sainsbury’s Deliciously Free From range includes a White Choc Egg and Buttons, at £2.50, and a Chocolate Egg and Discs, at £3.50. Both are wheat, gluten and milk-free.

Branded dairy-free eggs from the store include Choices Dairy Free Caramel Easter Egg, at £3.50 and Choices Dairy Free Chocolate Bunny, at £1, which are also free of gluten, wheat and eggs. The supermarket chain also offers the Moo Free Easter Bunnycomb Egg and Organic Original Egg at £3.95 each.

Asda

The Asda Free From range includes a Belgian Dark Chocolate Easter Egg, including vanilla truffles, priced at £5, and an Easter Egg with Choc Orange Discs, at £4. Both are free from dairy, wheat and gluten. The Choices Dairy Free Chocolate Bunny is also offered, at 99p.

East of England Co-op

The Co-op Free From Choc Easter Egg and Coins is milk-free, priced at £2.99.

Waitrose

Waitrose is currently offering three eggs from the Moo Free range, the Original Organic Egg, Easter Bunnycomb Egg and Cheeky Orange Egg, at £4 each. These are all dairy-free and gluten-free.

Morrisons

Morrisons is stocking three Moo-free eggs, the Bunnycomb Easter Egg, Original Organic Egg and Cheeky Orange Easter Egg, at £4 each. These eggs, which are all dairy-free and gluten-free, are also included in a current offer to buy three eggs for £10, which will run until Easter.

Lidl

Dairy-free eggs available from Lidl include their Deluxe Ecuadorian Dark Chocolate Egg and Deluxe Madagascan Dark Chocolate Egg, which are £4.99 each, and their Favorina Fairtrade Mini Marzipan Eggs, at £1.99.

Aldi

Aldi is stocking the Moo Free Original Organic Egg, Easter Bunnycomb Egg and Cheeky Orange Egg, at £3.29 each.

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