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Our Fairtrade chocolate Easter eggs have had a makeover this year, by removing the plastic packaging… Junior product developer Emily Haworth explains what makes Co-op’s delicious Easter range better for the planet.
Sure, chocolate is great. Fairtrade chocolate is even better. But great-tasting Fairtrade chocolate available in packaging without unnecessary plastic has got to top the lot. Yes, Co-op’s stunning range of Easter eggs are all packaged entirely in cardboard – from our Salted Caramel & Pretzel Belgian Chocolate Loaded Egg to our Irresistible Extra Thick Orange Crunch Egg. In fact, removing the plastic inner packaging and windows from all five of our hollow Fairtrade chocolate Easter eggs saves over 14 tonnes of unnecessary plastic. Tick, tick and tick.
Knowing that these utterly delicious eggs are doing good for the planet makes them taste even sweeter. So, check out some of my top Easter egg picks below, then find your favourite in your local store.
Better chocolate. Better packaging. Better for the planet.
Going for gold
This Fairtrade milk chocolate shell is loaded with gold-lustred honeycomb pieces, milk chocolate-coated biscuit balls, white chocolate buttons and caramel cereal balls, with a white chocolate decoration. Break us off a piece, would you?
Caramel & crunch
Not a fan of honeycomb? Try this Fairtrade milk chocolate loaded egg instead studded with caramel and sea salted fudge, white chocolate shortcake balls and salted mini pretzels with a dark chocolate decoration.
More chocolate can never be a bad thing. That’s why we’re giving you more of the good stuff with this extra-thick Fairtrade chocolate orange egg. It’s infused with Valencian orange oil and studded with white chocolate crispy pearls and cocoa nibs for added crunch.
If you think chocolate and nuts is the ultimate combination, then make sure to get your hands on this stunning praline egg. The Fairtrade Belgian milk chocolate shell is hand-finished with golden cocoa nibs, milk chocolate confetti and contains a golden central gianduja egg. It would make a truly special gift for a loved one this Easter.
An egg for everyone
This award-winning beauty really does have it all: it’s completely milk-free, gluten-free and comes with mouth-watering caramel chocolate truffles, all using Fairtrade cocoa.
Fairtrade Easter Eggs since 2016
We’re proud that all of our own brand chocolate Easter eggs are Fairtrade and have been since 2016. That means that when you buy a Co-op Easter egg, you’re championing a better way of doing business, changing lives across the world and helping to protect people and the planet.
In West Africa, as part of our commitment to Fairtrade cocoa, we invest in the funding of Fairtrade Africa’s Women’s School of Leadership. The school works with women from farmer groups in Côte d’Ivoire, and trains them in business skills such as decision making, managing resources, and leadership, so that they can go on to take up leadership roles in their farmer organisations and communities.
Check out the full Easter range or take a look at how Co-op has improved its packaging to remove plastic across more of its products.
Junior product developer