It’s that time of year again when you need to loosen a notch (or two) on that belt and prepare for the inevitable chocolate coma. Here are the best (and most worthwhile) ways to do it

Robert Cavalli’s zebra Easter egg

What: a white chocolate egg with zebra stripes realised in dark chocolate
How much: £29.95
From: Harrods
We say: a Cavalli signature in chocolate form. We approve

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The Chocolate Society’s camouflage egg

What: a milk chocolate egg splattered with colourful cocoa butters
How much: £24.95
From: Harvey Nichols
We say: this is what happens when Easter eggs go into the wild

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Pierre Marcolini’s lapin Easter doll

What: OK, it's not an egg, but it’s over a foot tall and contains an amazing amount of treats, so don't quibble
How much: £98
From: Selfridges
We say: elasticated trousers will be compulsory here

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Nobu’s metallic eggs

What: designed by the restaurant’s executive pastry chef, Regis Cursan, the milk or dark chocolate eggs come in gold, silver and bronze and are only available in large. We like them already
How much: £30
From: Nobu
We say: it’s like the chocolate Olympics

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Nobu zen egg

Photo: Nobu

Artisan du Chocolat's geode chocolate rock egg

What: dark Dominican Republic chocolate and white chocolate moulded together and filled with natural sugar crystals
How much: £19.99
From: Artisan du Chocolat
We say: science just got a whole lot sweeter

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Paul A Young’s salted caramel eggs

What: if you haven’t tried this salted caramel filled egg, decorated in gold and nestled in an egg cup, then you haven't lived at Easter. It even comes with a spoon
How much: £19.95
From: Paul A Young
We say: Easter hasn’t truly begun until you’ve had some of Paul’s salted caramel. That's a fact 

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Paul A Young

Photo: Paul A Young

Chococo's robot Easter egg

What: Venezuelan milk chocolate studded with two milk chocolate robots and a liberal scattering of edible silver shimmer
How much: £9.50
From: Chococo
We say: this is how to do the robot

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Alain Ducasse's layered egg at the Bulgari Hotel

What: arty milk and dark chocolate eggs filled with praline
How much: £45
From: Bulgari Hotel
We say: a work of art that’s almost too good to eat. Wait, we said almost …

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Alain Ducasse egg

Photo: Bulgari Hotels

Prestat’s gin truffle Easter egg

What: gin lovers rejoice, those genius truffles made with our favourite tipple now come with a milk chocolate and lemon oil egg. That's Easter cracked
How much: £15
From: Prestat
We say: chin chin!

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Bettys chocolatier’s egg

What: Grand Cru Swiss dark chocolate egg decorated with royal icing roses with another hand-decorated milk chocolate egg inside. Our favourite kind of 2-in-1
How much: £80
From: Bettys
We say: you’re looking at over 1kg of chocolate from the home of the fat rascal

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Hotel Chocolat’s supermilk Easter egg

What: a smooth, creamy and mellow milk chocolate with an almost diamond-like geometric front
How much: £18
Where from: Hotel Chocolat
We say: this wins extra point for design

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