EASTER is almost here and Brits with a sweet tooth will be wondering where they can buy chocolate eggs.
If you’re self-isolating due to coronavirus, you won't be able to make a simple trip to the shop to get an Easter egg for a loved one.
But with supermarket delivery slots selling out at an unprecedented rate, you might need to think outside the box when it comes to treating loved ones to chocolate eggs.
If you are able to go out, Brits are advised to only leave the house for essentials – meaning you shouldn’t make a special trip just to pick up chocolate.
However, there are no rules to say supermarkets and convenience stores can't sell Easter eggs – despite corner shops wrongly being told they can’t.
So if you’re heading to a shop anyway for critical items, there's nothing stopping you picking up a chocolate treat as well.
If you can’t, or would rather avoid going out, and you can’t get a delivery slot, here are some alternative websites to buy Easter eggs.
Where can I buy Easter eggs online?
Apart from supermarkets and local convenience stores, you'll find Easter eggs available to buy on the following websites.
You may end up paying more if you buy directly from the manufacturer but it's a good option for those who can't go out.
Remember to compare prices to make sure you're getting the most amount of choc for your money.
Cadbury fans can buy Easter eggs straight from the Cadbury Gifts Direct website.
Prices start at 58p for single Creme Eggs, or £1.50 for small Easter eggs – including this 71g Dairy Milk one.
Large Easter eggs cost around £9.99 – including this 515g Dairy Milk option – or you can buy packs of four eggs for £39.96.
Shoppers can also get their hands on 296g family packs of Mini Eggs for £3.95.
Cadbury charges £3.95 on orders under £10, and £5.50 for orders over this amount.
It doesn't have a click and collect option but the website says it's "coming soon".
Shop the full range on the Cadbury Gifts Direct website.
Hotel Chocolat is a luxury chocolate maker, so its prices are slightly more expensive compared to elsewhere.
Its Easter range starts at £22.95 for a chocolate selection box with 27 chocs inside, going up to £70 for the "all things Easter collection".
This includes two "extra thick" Easter eggs, a chocolate egg and soldiers, 16 caramel bunnies, and two bunny "selector" trays with another 12 chocolate rabbits.
Alternatively, you can buy a pack of two Easter eggs – one made of a brownie chocolate and the other with classic milk choc – for £40.
Hotel Chocolat charges £3.95 for standard delivery for one item, or £4.95 for two or more products.
It also offers click and collect from stores from 95p.
Shop the full range on the Hotel Chocolat website.
Hotel Chocolat has over 70 shops in the UK but all are temporarily shut due to coronavirus.
Swiss chocolate maker Lindt also has its own website – and it stocks the famous, and tasty, gold Lindt bunnies.
Gold bunnies start at £2.99 for a 100g chocolate rabbit, or £4.99 for a 200g size.
Lindt also sells 100g packs of Lindt balls, in either milk chocolate, white chocolate, or mint, for £1.99.
In terms of actual Easter eggs, prices start at £5 for a Lindt bunny egg.
Lindt has an online minimum spend of £20, meaning you'll need to buy more than item to get your chocolate delivered.
Orders under £50 cost £3.95 to deliver.
Anything over this amount qualifies for free delivery.
Sadly, Lindt doesn't offer click and collect via its website.
Shop the full range on the Lindt website.
Thorntons has had to temporarily close its online store due to increased demand off the back of the coronavirus outbreak.
However, it expects to reopen at 9am tomorrow.
A message on the website reads: "Due to high demand, we have temporarily paused taking new orders today.
"We are taking extra precautions to keep our colleagues safe in the current environment, this includes pared back staffing levels to ensure social distancing is observed.
"We hope you understand and please re-visit at 9am tomorrow when we will be back online taking orders."
Thorntons has over 100 shops in the UK but all have temporarily closed their doors thanks to COVID-19.
Lidl recently released an Easter egg with white, milk and dark chocolate layers and a salted caramel egg centre.
If you're more into savoury snacks, M&S now does CHEESE Easter eggs and they even have a yolk.
And at B&M you can buy a Guinness Easter egg and it comes with six mini chocolate pints.
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