Trying free from/vegan easter eggs

Trying free from/vegan easter eggs

You may or may not be aware that as of January I have been avoiding dairy and gluten. I was suffering from a lot of heartburn and stomach cramps and I realised that eating gluten and dairy wasn’t necessarily the cause, but was definitely contributing. Since cutting the two out of my diet (with the exception of an occasional mcdonald’s), I have been almost completely heartburn free and I barely get any stomach cramps.

However, if you’re a fellow difficult person with intolerances or allergies, or a vegan, you’ll know that it can be a pain in the ass to find alternatives. Fortunately, gluten and dairy free products are becoming more popular and it isn’t that difficult (although it can be expensive.) Yet, with easter coming up, I just kind of assumed that I wouldn’t be getting any easter eggs this year as I though Free From eggs probably just weren’t a thing. Bu thank God, I was wrong.

Turns out, your very own Tesco and Asda both sell amazing Free From eggs! I’ve done you guys a favour, and tested both eggs (it was really difficult for me, but I managed it) and I’m going to give you the low down on them. In case you’re wondering what the point of this post is… 1. it was a good excuse for me to eat some chocolate and 2. if there is anyone else out there that is absolutely devastated to be missing out on the egg action this easter, like I thought I was, I want you to know that you don’t have to!

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First up, we’ve got the Asda egg and chocolate orange discs! I really really enjoyed the egg, to be honest there’s not a lot to say because it just tasted like a normal egg. The egg is free from gluten, wheat and dairy and comes with a bunch of chocolate orange discs in the bottom (which are probably the best part). With it, I also bought some of Asda’s little packets of chocolate orange discs (which are basically chocolate buttons) and again, they were lovely. The egg is just £4 and was voted joint winner of the Good Housekeeping Free From Easter egg test 2017! The chocolate orange discs were just 37p per bag, which is really a very decent price. If you want to check out the full ingredients list, here is a link to the egg on Asda’s site. As far as I can see there aren’t any signs that the egg includes actual chicken type eggs (not easter ones), so if you have an egg allergy, you might be cool with these.

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Then there’s the Tesco egg. Again, it tasted good, not really any different to the Asda egg! However, the Tesco egg came with gold coins, so they were a bit boring in comparison to the Asda chocolate orange discs – but maybe you prefer boring? Another difference was, the Asda egg is 200g, whereas the Tesco egg is 115g, so you get more chocolate in the Asda egg. However, the Tesco egg is cheaper at £2.50, and is also part of Tesco’s 2 for £3 egg deal – which is a bargain. Overall though, it’s a really nice egg. Again, it is gluten, wheat and dairy free and as far as I can see there isn’t any real chicken eggs involved. You can check out the full ingredients list on the Tesco site here. Along with the egg, I also got these cool easter bunny shaped marshmallows, which were also gluten and dairy free – however, they’re not vegetarian or vegan friendly, so.

Overall, I did prefer the Asda egg, but the Tesco egg was definitely still a pleasure to eat. In all honesty, I’m just thankful that either of them exist or else I’d be having a pretty boring easter!

So, if you know anyone that is vegan or gluten, dairy or wheat intolerant, link them to this post so they know that easter this year doesn’t have to be egg-less! Make sure to give this post a like if you’re a fellow intolerant or if you’re a vegan and this has helped you out! Thanks for reading!

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13 Comments

  1. April 10, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    I love this. I have been cutting a few things from my diet so it’s good to know I have alternatives. But mostly, I’m happy that there are alternatives in general, for people with different food choices or some kind of intolerance. I’m happy that you don’t need to miss out on chocolate just because you’re intolerant to gluten or vegetarian or vegan. Thank you for the sacrifice of eating so much chocolate for us!! hahaha xx

    • April 13, 2017 / 10:56 am

      Yeah it’s great that these alternatives are here if you need them. Thank you! It was definitely a hard job eating so much chocolate, but I managed it 😉 xx

      • April 13, 2017 / 11:57 am

        You poor thing!! Thank you so much for sacrificing for us!! xx

  2. April 10, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    I’m intolerant to gluten and I often find it quite annoying however, as you said, lots of places now have lots of options for us which is fab! Loved this post! Xx

    • April 13, 2017 / 10:55 am

      Yeah lots of shops are getting quite good with their gluten and dairy free ranges, which is great! Thank youuuu xx

  3. April 10, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    I have a lot of allergies so really have to check the ingredients on anything I eat, this post was really handy thank you!

    Alice | alicemaysnell

    • April 13, 2017 / 10:54 am

      Ah I feel your pain! No problem girl 🙂 x

  4. April 10, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    I’m gluten and dairy free as well, so I’m really glad that you posted about these! xx.

    • April 13, 2017 / 10:52 am

      Ah high five girl! Yeah I’m so glad I’ve come across them tbh, they’ve saved my easter!xx

      • April 13, 2017 / 11:50 am

        Seriously though! I’m on the hunt for them now xx.

  5. April 13, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    It makes me so happy that there are more and more alternatives for those who are vegan, diary or gluten free! I personally am not any of those but many of my friends are so I’m happy that they can enjoy things similar to those who are not on special diets!

    xo, JJ

  6. April 21, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    Emma this is such a helpful post. My mum is gluten free and it’s always so hard to find her a gluten free egg that’s abit more exciting! Thank you for including the other sweets in the background too – I’ll be on the lookout for those!!! Xxxxxxx

  7. May 11, 2017 / 2:15 am

    such an awesome review… i didn’t even know they were making these kinds of eggs now (dairyfree etc.)… will be on the look-out next year!

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