About The Real Easter Egg

Out of the 80 million chocolate Easter eggs sold each year in the UK, The Real Easter Egg is the first and only Fairtrade chocolate Easter egg to explain the Christian understanding of Easter on and in the box.

We also give a sizeable donation from profits and Fairtrade Premium fees, to our farmers allowing them to invest in their community buying everything from school books and solar panels to providing fresh water. 

The Real Easter Egg is now in its sixth year of production with more than a milion sold so far.

Stocks are limited, as we have run out every year so far, you are advised to place orders early.


The Range

There are four types of Real Easter Egg available this year. The Original, Special Edition and Dark eggs come with a redesigned story booklet in the shape of a cross by the noted children’s illustrator, Helen Cann, which will delight children and adults with its presentation of the Gospel story. Click here view a picture of the booklet or here for detailed pictures.

 

The Original Real Easter Egg (150g) £3.99 each, delivered in a case of 6.

The first and only Fairtrade chocolate egg to explain the meaning of Easter. Inside is a beautifully illustrated Easter story in the shape of a cross, a milk chocolate egg (125g) and a Fairtrade milk chocolate bar (25g). A charity donation is made from each sale. There are three crosses on the front and under the lid there is a quote from the bible - the resurrection text from Mark chapter 16. Click here view a picture of the booklet or here for detailed pictures. See back of box here.

Allergy Advice:
For allergens see ingredients in bold. May also contain other gluten sources (wheat). Also may contain nuts, egg. Suitable for Vegetarians.

Real Easter Egg 150g - Milk Chocolate
Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin. Cocoa Solids
35% Minimum, Milk Solids 20% Minimum. Sugar, Cocoa: traded in compliance with Fairtrade standards, total 77%.

Yummy Bar
Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin. Cocoa Solids
35% Minimum, Milk Solids 20% Minimum. Sugar, Cocoa: traded in compliance with Fairtrade standards, total 77%.

Nutrition:100g contains Energy 2,370kJ/566kcal, Fat 36.8g of which saturates 22.2g, Carbohydrates 50.4g of which sugars 49.5g, Fibre 2.1g, Protein 6.9g, Salt 0.2g

 


Special Edition (280g) £9.99 Singles

Contains an olive wood holding cross keyring from the Holy Land, a pull out Easter story, an orange milk chocolate bar (80g) and a high quality milk chocolate egg (200g). See the back of the box here.  

Allergy Advice:
For allergens see ingredients in bold. May also contain other gluten sources (wheat). Also may contain nuts, egg. Suitable for Vegetarians.

Real Easter Egg 280g - Milk Chocolate
Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin. Cocoa Solids
35% Minimum, Milk Solids 20% Minimum. Sugar, Cocoa: traded in compliance with Fairtrade standards, total 77%.

Nutrition: 100g contains Energy 2,370kJ/566kcal, Fat 36.8g of which saturates 22.2g, Carbohydrates 50.4g of which sugars 49.5g, Fibre 2.1g, Protein 6.9g, Salt 0.2g

 

 


Real Egg 2015 Dark

Dark Real Easter Egg  (180g) £5.50 (cases of 6)

£5.50 each delivered in a case of 6. An egg made from premium dark Fairtrade chocolate (165g) with 3 dark chocolate mini squares (15g) and a cross shaped Easter story. Click here view a picture of the booklet or here for detailed pictures. See the back of the box here

Allergy Advice: For allergens see ingredients in bold. May also contain other gluten sources (wheat). Also may contain nuts, egg. Suitable for Vegetarians.

Ingredients: Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soya Lecithin. Cocoa Solids 71% minimum. Sugar, Cocoa: traded in compliance with Fairtrade Standards, total 99.5%. Visit www.info.fairtrade.net

Nutrition: 100g contains Energy 2,347kJ/561kcal, Fat 42g of which saturates 25.2g, Carbohydrate 30.9g of which sugars 27.2g, Fibre 12.5g, Protein 7.9g, Salt 0.02g

 

 


Real Egg 2015 Super Sharing BoxSuper Sharing Box -  £30 (30x20g Midi eggs & Easter story/activity posters) 

Inside are 30 Midi eggs and 30 copies of the Easter story/activity poster. Midi-egg foil reads 'The Real Easter Egg. Christ is Risen.' Ideal for church services, assemblies or events where you have a budget of £1 per person. See the story/activity poster here. See the foiled egg here.

Allergy Advice:
For allergens see ingredients in bold. May also contain other gluten sources (wheat). Also may contain nuts, egg. Suitable for Vegetarians.

Real Easter super sharing Milk Chocolate
Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin. Cocoa Solids
35% Minimum, Milk Solids 20% Minimum. Sugar, Cocoa: traded in compliance with Fairtrade standards, total 77%.

Nutrition: 100g contains Energy 2,370kJ/566kcal, Fat 36.8g of which saturates 22.2g, Carbohydrates 50.4g of which sugars 49.5g, Fibre 2.1g, Protein 6.9g, Salt 0.2g


 

Some questions people have asked us…

Is your chocolate allergy free?

See the detailed allegen advice above for each product.

Is the Real Easter Egg suitable for vegetarians?

Yes, our chocolate is made with natural cocoa butter and contains no vegetable fat substitutes.

Where does your chocolate come from and where do you make them?

Our sugar comes from cooperatives in Paraguay and Beliz. Our cocoa from cooperatives in the Ivory Coast with additional higher quality beans, used to create our unique blend, from cooperatives in the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Peru, Panama and Equateur Province. Our eggs are hand made and wrapped in the UK.

Does your chocolate contain palm oil?

No. In the UK it is possible to add 5% vegetable fat to chocolate. Unlike some larger manufacturers, we don't add any palm oil or any other oils to our chocolate. It's just natural chocolate.

Why is your chocolate not more healthy?

Our aim is to make chocolate that most people can enjoy as a treat and as part of a balanced diet. We use the best natural ingredients in our chocolate. If we replaced natural cocoa butter or sugar with highly processed artificial alternatives then fewer people would enjoy it. So we say enjoy our chocolate but be treat wise.

Why is your chocolate not 100% Fairtrade?

All the cocoa and sugar used to make our chocolate is certified Fairtrade. Some ingredients are not yet available from Fairtrade supplies so no chocolate can be 100% Fairtrade.

Is your chocolate organic?

At present the introduction of organics is seen as a high risk to the livelihood of our farmers. Cocoa, the raw ingredient of chocolate, is very prone to diseases which, if not dealt with quickly, can wipe out the crop. In 1986 disease wiped out vast numbers of cocoa trees in Brazil.

It is worth noting that Fairtrade certification tends to be awarded to smaller farmers and cooperatives which often rely on natural crop protection as pesticides are expensive. There are over 2 million cocoa farmers in Africa.