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Enjoying GLUTEN FREE Easter Eggs in 2017: Part 2: High STREET Own-Labels (Refreshed April 2017)…

It’s nearly another Easter Celebration and there are EGG-citing GLUTEN FREE choices out there today but do you know which Chocolate Easter Eggs, Chocolate Mini Egg or Chocolate Figurines do not contain GLUTEN? My ultimate Easter Egg guide has been split into three separate guides covering Part 1: Chocolatiers and Chocolate Producers, Part 2: High Street Chocolate Eggs (including Asda, The Co-Operative Store, Holland & Barrett, Lidl, M&S, Sainsburys, Tescos & Waitrose) and Part 3: Decadent Chocolate Eggs (for those luxurious consumers and extravagant chocolate lovers including Fortnum & Mason, Harrods and Selfridges).

As I love my Chocolate Bars, Chocolate Bags and Chocolate Boxes, I found myself examining Ingredients, Allergen Information and photographing this year’s offerings for Easter 2017.


A separate Blog post will cover some EGG-traordinarily Luxurious Chocolate Easter delights (including Harrods, Fortnum & Mason and Selfridges) and a previous post covers Chocolatiers and Chocolate Manufacturers.


This blog post includes…

  • Chocolate Easter Eggs and Chocolate Figurines which are GLUTEN FREE (and no warnings or “may contains”) as at April 2017.
  • Pictures of the items with ingredients shown for selective products (and typed out where it is particularly difficult to read the packaging).
  • The listings includes Chocolate Easter own-label products by Asda, The Co-Operative, Holland & Barrett, Marks & Spencer, Sainsburys, Tescos and Waitrose.
  • Updated 12/04/17 to include GLUTEN FREE Chocolate Easter Eggs from Lidl (x6) and an additional GLUTEN FREE Egg from The Co-Op.
  • Some of the Chocolate Easter Eggs are SOYA FREE, DAIRY FREE, EGG FREE, NO ADDED SUGAR and DAIRY FREE. All are GLUTEN FREE.
  • Links have been included: direct to High Street Supermarket’s websites.
  • It is accurate at the time of publishing (April 2017) but manufacturers do change their mixes so you should always read the labels before you put anything in your mouth and enjoy! It’s your own responsibility to remain GLUTEN FREE.
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ASDA: One of the major Supermarkets which has focused upon EGG-stending their offerings for Coeliacs and GLUTEN INTOLERANT shoppers. The GLUTEN FREE Easter 2017 products I have examined include:

GLUTEN FREE, WHEAT FREE & DAIRY FREE Easter Egg with Chocolate Orange Discs by ASDA

GLUTEN FREE, WHEAT FREE & DAIRY FREE Easter Egg with Chocolate Orange Discs by ASDA

Contains SOYA. States “Gluten, wheat and dairy free Choc flavour Easter Egg with Chocolate & orange flavour discs

Extra Special Belgian Milk Chocolate Golden Egg with Milk Chocolate Truffles by ASDA

Extra Special Belgian Milk Chocolate Golden Egg with Milk Chocolate Truffles by ASDA

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “May also contain traces of PEANUTS and NUTS

Extra Special Belgian Milk Chocolate Egg with Honeycomb by ASDA

Extra Special Belgian Milk Chocolate Egg with Honeycomb by ASDA

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “May also contain traces of PEANUTS and NUTS

Extra Special Belgian Chocolate Salted Butterscotch & Fudge Egg by ASDA

Extra Special Belgian Chocolate Salted Butterscotch & Fudge Egg by ASDA

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “May also contain traces of PEANUTS and NUTS

Extra Special Belgian Dark Chocolate Egg by ASDA

Extra Special Belgian Dark Chocolate Egg by ASDA

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “May also contain traces of NUTS

Hollow Milk Chocolate Egg Hunt by Asda

Hollow Milk Chocolate Egg Hunt by Asda

Contains MILK & SOYA.

Mini Easter Eggs by ASDA

Mini Easter Eggs by ASDA

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “May also contain traces of PEANUTS and NUTS

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States “May contain traces of PEANUTS and NUTS. No artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat.

Another ASDA Easter Product (not pictured) is available:

  • Free From Kids Egg with Choc Buttons (Dairy Free, Wheat Free and Gluten Free)

THE CO-OPERATIVE: On many High-Streets across the UK, they have a large range of own-labelled Easter Products alongside Chocolatier and Chocolate Manufacturer’s product for 2017:

Easter Fried Egg by The Co-Op

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Also may contain NUTS

Easter Pinata Egg by The Co-Op

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Also may contain NUTS

Easter Spring Pralines by The Co-Op

Contains MILK, HAZELNUTS & SOYA. States “Also may contain other  NUTS

A Mix of Gummy Sweets & Mallows by The Co-Op

States “Also may contain NUTS

Egg Hunt Basket by The Co-Op

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Also may contain NUTS

Belgian Chocolate Easter Bunny by The Co-Op

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Also may contain NUTS


HOLLAND & BARRETT: A well-known Health Food Store which continues to expand it’s GLUTEN FREE offerings. For Easter 2016, they have produced and packaged their own labelled Easter products (as well as stocking many of the Chocolatier /Chocolate Manufacturer’s Easter products):

Organic Fairtrade DAIRY FREE Alternative to Milk Chocolate Egg by Holland & Barrett

Organic Fairtrade DAIRY FREE Alternative to Milk Chocolate Egg by Holland & Barrett

States “May contain traces of SOYA. Made to the higest Vegan and no NUT standard. GLUTEN FREE -suitable for Coeliacs. No animal, EGG or DAIRY Ingredients.

No Added Sugar Alternative to Milk Chocolate Easter Egg by Holland & Barrett

No Added Sugar Alternative to Milk Chocolate Easter Egg by Holland & Barrett

Contains SOYA. States “Naturally occurring SUGARS. GLUTEN FREE -suitable for Coeliacs. Excessive consumption may induce laxative effects. Made to the Highest Vegan and no NUT standards.


LIDL: A strong player in the modern Supermarket world from Germany with copy-cat brands and cheaper mainstream products including some GLUTEN FREE Easter Egg products. Note that their complete range includes some items which are not GLUTEN FREE such as Hollow Chocolate Rabbits and little Chocolate Bunny Figurines but the ones that I have seen to be GLUTEN FREE are as follows:

Gummy Easter Fun Mix

Milk Chocolate Figurines

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “May also contain NUTS & PEANUTS

Vanilla flavoured Marshmallow Bunnies & Chicks

Hollow Larry the Lamb in White Chocolate with dark chocolate decoration

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “May also contain NUTS & PEANUTS

Hollow Henrietta the Hen

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “May also contain NUTS & PEANUTS


M&S Marks & SpencerA great ambassador for Coeliacs and offer an extensive range of products which are WHEAT FREE and GLUTEN FREE. A full listing can be obtained from their website. For Easter 2017, they have several Easter EGGS, Mini-Egg products and Chocolate Easter Figurines which are GLUTEN FREE as well in-fashion Figurines (Star Wars and Frozen!):

The GLUTEN FREE Items that I have reviewed by M&S include:

Disco Glitter Ball by M&S

Frozen White Chocolate hollow Castle by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Hen House Egg by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Milk Chocolate Ridged Egg by M&S

Contains SOYA. States “Not suitable for MILKNUT allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

A rude Laid Back Lamb by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Amazing Frozen Castle by M&S

Frozen White Chocolate hollow Castle by M&S

Don’t LET IT GO!  Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Colin the Caterpillar by M&S

Frozen White Chocolate hollow Castle by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT and MILK allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Milk Chocolate Golden Swirl Egg by M&S

Frozen White Chocolate hollow Castle by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Milk Chocolate Shimmered Teardrop by M&S

Frozen White Chocolate hollow Castle by M&S

Contains MILK, HAZELNUTS, PECAN NUTS & SOYA.

Trolls Poppy Easter Egg with Raspberry and Strawberry by M&S

Frozen White Chocolate hollow Castle by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Fruit & Nut Milk Chocolate Lattice Egg by M&S

Contains MILK, HAZELNUTS, ALMONDS, PISTACHIO NUTS & SOYA.

Single Origin Chocolate Egg with Dark Chocolate ganache and gold leaf by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Egg Hunt Treats by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Chocolate Easter Eggs by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Milk Chocolate Golden Swirl Egg with Marc De Champagne flavoured Milk Chocolate Truffles Egg by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Giant Filled Easter Egg WHIP with Milk Chocolate Whips by M&S

Giant Filled Easter Egg WHIP with Milk Chocolate Whips by M&S

Contains MILK, EGG & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Fruit & Nut Lattice Egg by M&S

Fruit & Nut Lattice Egg by M&S

Contains MILK, HAZELNUTS, PISTACHIO NUTS, SOYA & SULPHITES.

Caramel Eggs by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Choccy Eggs by M&S

Choccy Eggs by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Chicky Choccy Speckled Eggs by M&S

Chicky Choccy Speckled Eggs by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Milk Chocolate Bubbly Bunny by M&S

Milk Chocolate Bubbly Bunny by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT and EGG allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Small Beau Hollow Bunny Milk Chocolate by M&S

Small Beau Hollow Bunny Milk Chocolate by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT and EGG allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Medium Beau Hollow Bunny Milk Chocolate by M&S

Medium BEATRICE Hollow Bunny Milk Chocolate by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT and EGG allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Very Large Bunny by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT and EGG allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Milk Chocolate R2D2 by M&S

Milk Chocolate R2D2 by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT allergy suffers due to manufacturing methods.

Other Easter Chocolate Products by M&S (not pictured) include:

  • A constellation of Assorted Eggs
  • Belgian Chocolate truffles /Orange Cocoa Dusted Truffles /Flaked Truffles
  • Chocolate Egg with Mini Eggs
  • Dairy Free Egg
  • Easter Bunnies Swiss Hollow Milk Chocolate
  • Easter Sweets Egg Hunt Bag
  • Hatched Egg Box with Chicks
  • Velvety Luxury Egg.

SAINSBURYS: For Easter 2016, they have an EGG-stremely colourful selection of EGGS, some of which are GLUTEN FREE. The GLUTEN FREE options which I have examined include:

FreeFrom Milk Chocolate by Sainsburys

DAIRY FREE, WHEAT FREE, MILK FREE and EGG FREE Contains SOYA. States “Suitable for Coeliacs” so thank you Sainsburys.

FreeFrom White Chocolate by Sainsburys

DAIRY FREE, WHEAT FREE, MILK FREE and EGG FREE Contains SOYA. States “Suitable for Coeliacs” so thank you Sainsburys.

Chirpy Chicks by Sainsburys

States “The flavourings and colouring used in this product are sourced from natural sources

Gummy Bunnies by Sainsburys

States “The flavourings and colouring used in this product are sourced from natural sources

Milk Chocolate Micro Eggs by Sainsburys

Contains MILK. States “Also not suitable for customers with an allergy to PEANUTS, NUTS or SOYA due to manufacturing methods”

Hollow Milk Chocolate Eggs by Sainsburys

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Also not suitable for customers with an allergy to PEANUTS or NUTS due to manufacturing methods”

White Chocolate Bunny by Sainsburys

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for customers with an allergy to NUT due to manufacturing methods.

Milk Chocolate Bunny by Sainsburys

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for customers with an allergy to NUT due to manufacturing methods.

Milk Chocolate Egg with mini jelly beans by Sainsburys

Milk Chocolate Egg with mini jelly beans by Sainsburys

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for customers with an allergy to NUTS due to manufacturing methods.

Milk Chocolate Egg with Chocolate Caramels by Sainsburys

Milk Chocolate Egg with Chocolate Caramels by Sainsburys

Egg contains MILK & SOY and Caramels contain MILK & SOYA.

States “Not suitable for customers with an allergy to NUTS due to manufacturing methods.

Milk Chocolate Egg with Gummy Mix by Sainsburys

Milk Chocolate Egg with Gummy Mix by Sainsburys

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for customers with an allergy to NUTS due to manufacturing methods.

  • Bunny & Chick Marshmallow
  • Taste the Difference Belgian Chocolate Praline Egglets
  • Taste the Difference Luxury Belgian Egglet & Chocolate Assortment

TESCOS: Not found any own-label products in my local Express store (or another Express store just around the corner) but at their nearest Superstore, amongst the Easter Egg aisle, they had a selection of their products. Some of which are GLUTEN FREE:

FreeFrom Tesco White Chocolate Egg

Contains SOYA. States “Also, may contain NUTS

FreeFrom Tesco Milk Free Chocolate Egg

Contains SOYA. States “Also, may contain NUTS

FreeFrom White Choc Buttons

Contains SOYA: Free from GLUTEN, WHEAT & MILK. States “Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

Tesco Belgian Milk Chocolate Truffle Egg

 Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Also, may contain NUTS

 Disappointed with the Tesco Easter range for 2017 as very little compared to last year’s bumper offerings.

Milk Chocolate Eggs by Tesco

Milk Chocolate Eggs by Tesco

Contains MILK & SOYA.

Milk Chocolate Soft Centre Chicks by Tesco

Milk Chocolate Soft Centre Chicks by Tesco

Contains MILK & SOYA.

Milk Chocolate Bunnies by Tesco

Milk Chocolate Bunnies by Tesco

Contains MILK & SOYA.


WAITROSE: As seen in large and “my local” Waitrose stores, a great EGG-citing selection of Easter delights with good selection of EGGs, Mini-EGGS and animal based Figurines. The GLUTEN FREE Easter 2017 products I have examined include:

Heston’s Easter Egg for Waitrose

HESTON from Waitrose A dippy Easter Egg

Contains MILK & SOYA . States “May also contain NUTS and PEANUTS

Waitrose Milk Chocolate Eggs

Contains MILK & SOYA . States “May also contain NUTS and PEANUTS

Hand decorated Sicilian Lemon Chocolate Egg by Waitrose

Hand decorated Sicilian Lemon Chocolate Egg by Waitrose

Contains MILK, SOYA & EGG. States “May also contain NUTS and PEANUTS

Hand decorated Caramel Fudge Chocolate Egg by Waitrose

Hand decorated Caramel Fudge Chocolate Egg by Waitrose

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “May also contain NUTS and PEANUTS

Hand decorated Scottish Raspberry Chocolate Egg by Waitrose

Hand decorated Scottish Raspberry Chocolate Egg by Waitrose

Contains MILK & SOYAStates “May also contain NUTS and PEANUTS

Hand decorated Arabic Coffee Chocolate Egg by Waitrose

Hand decorated Arabic Coffee Chocolate Egg by Waitrose

Contains MILK & SOYAStates “May also contain NUTS and PEANUTS

Belgian Chocolate Egg Chick with dolly mix by Waitrose

Belgian Chocolate Egg Chick with dolly mix by Waitrose

Contains MILK & SOYAStates “May also contain NUTS and PEANUTS

Belgian Chocolate Egg Bunny with speckled mini eggs by Waitrose

Belgian Chocolate Egg Bunny with speckled mini eggs by Waitrose

Contains MILK & SOYAStates “May also contain NUTS and PEANUTS

Belgian Chocolate Egg Sheep with sugared jelly drops by Waitrose

Belgian Chocolate Egg Sheep with sugared jelly drops by Waitrose

Contains MILKStates “May also contain NUTS and PEANUTS

Waitrose presents Ollie the Owl: Hollow Belgian Milk Chocolate Figurine

Waitrose presents Ollie the Owl: Hollow Belgian Milk Chocolate Figurine

Contains MILK & SOYAStates “May also contain NUTS and PEANUTS

Waitrose presents Spike the Hedgehog: Hollow Belgian Milk Chocolate Figurine

Waitrose presents Spike the Hedgehog: Hollow Belgian Milk Chocolate Figurine

Contains MILK & SOYAStates “May also contain NUTS and PEANUTS

Waitrose presents Hop the Frog: Hollow Belgian Milk Chocolate Figurine

Waitrose presents Hop the Frog: Hollow Belgian Milk Chocolate Figurine

Contains MILK & SOYAStates “May also contain NUTS and PEANUTS

Waitrose presents Izzy the Owl Hollow Belgian White Chocolate Figurine

Waitrose presents Izzy the Owl Hollow Belgian White Chocolate Figurine

Contains MILK & SOYAStates “May also contain NUTS and PEANUTS

Milk Chocolate Praline Eggs by Waitrose

Contains MILK HAZELNUTS & SOYA. States “May also contain other NUTS and PEANUTS

Melange (Marc de Champagne & Amaretto Mini Eggs) by Waitrose

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “May also contain other NUTS and PEANUTS

Marzipan Mini Eggs by Waitrose

Contains ALMONDS. States “May also contain other NUTS and PEANUTS

 

Other Waitrose Easter 2017 Products which are GLUTEN FREE include:

  • Cream Truffle Mini Eggs
  • Dark Chocolate Egg 70%
  • Ginger Truffle Egg
  • Milk Chocolate Egg with Milk Chocolate Beans
  • Milk Chocolate Lolly
  • Mini Eggs

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If you are a member of Coeliac UK, they produce a comprehensive directory which covers over 16,000 food and drink items (including GLUTEN FREE Chocolate Bars). This is available in a paper-based Manual and online FREE to members of Coeliac UK. They have also published an Easter listing (although it is not as visually EGG-citing as this posting and excludes many of the included Chocolatiers and High Street stores covered in my posts).

One of the hard-hitting posters from Coeliac UK for Awareness Week.

One of the hard-hitting posters (featuring Yours Truly) from Coeliac UK launched for Awareness Week, held in 2015 and to seen in The Netherlands last year in 2016.


A separate Blog post will cover EGG-citing High Street Own-Label GLUTEN FREE Chocolate Easter treats (including The Co-Operative, Holland & Barrett, Marks and Spencer, Sainsburys, Tescos and Waitrose) and a further Blog post will share some EGG-traordinarily Luxurious Chocolate Easter delights (including Fortnum & Mason, Harrods and Selfridges).


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This information was correct as of April 2017.

But as I am learning, ingredients do change and therefore you should always read the label and check for yourself whether it is GLUTEN FREE or not!

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