Are you looking for delicious chocolate egg alternatives for your kiddos with allergies? Gluten free, nut free, dairy free options are all out there, and we've searched the shop shelves and online stores in Singapore for the very best...
Easter can be a tough time for little ones who can’t eat typical chocolate. A chocolate Easter egg can contain lots of common allergens like dairy, gluten, eggs, nuts and soy. So to save those sad faces, we’ve got all the ideas for easy ways to swap the usual eggs and replace them with allergy-friendly treats or gifts so everyone can have an eggcellent time this Easter!
As always, please double-check labels and ingredients lists when you are purchasing gluten-free or allergy-friendly products
DAIRY-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE AND NUT-FREE EASTER EGG OPTIONS IN SINGAPORE
1. Play in Choc – organic, ethical, allergy-friendly chocolate boxes with toys inside! Free from gluten, soy, nuts, dairy, sesame
This adorable UK brand is a fun-filled treat for everyone, and the bunny version is perfect for Easter! The chocolate is free from common allergens – there’s no gluten, soy, nuts, dairy or sesame. In fact, Play in Choc’s entire supply chain, factory and machinery do not handle common allergens, so you can share these with everyone safely! The only ingredients are cacao, coconut, and vanilla. Not only are they fun and allergy-free, but they also taste delicious, so these are real winners in our book this Easter!
Order in advance on the Play in Choc website – worldwide shipping available.
2. Warm and toasty gluten-free hot cross buns
What is Easter without a hot cross bun? There are several bakeries with allergy-friendly Easter buns across the island, including a vegan version at Baker and Cook, but our favourites this year have to be the gluten, dairy and nut-free traditional spiced Easter hot cross buns with cinnamon and nutmeg from The Whole Kitchen.
Allergy-friendly hot cross buns can be found at The Whole Kitchen and Baker and Cook. Keep an eye on Marks and Spencer too!
3. Tasty gluten-free cookies
We love these chocolate and raisin cookies from Thai brand, Apple Monkey. Wrap a couple together in cute Easter-themed wrappers or reusable sandwich bags, and replace chocolate eggs with these cookie bundles on the Easter hunt!
Available at Fairprice and Redmart
4. Jazz up your Easter feast with these delicious gluten-free cakes and desserts
Looking for a gluten-free dessert with a ‘wow factor’ as the centrepiece of your Easter feast? Head online to Locaba, where all of its cakes and desserts are grain-free (no wheat flour) and, therefore, gluten-free! And bonus – there is no pork or lard used in its culinary creations, so there are also vegan and diabetic-friendly cake options. And every single one looks utterly delicious.
Visit Locaba for islandwide delivery of $10, or free from an order value of $100
5. Make your own Easter treats with ingredients from Phoon Huat
If you haven’t yet visited this incredible kitchen and baking supplies store, hop to it to gather everything you need for allergy-friendly Easter baking! There is a huge allergy-friendly and wellness section, with all kinds of gluten, wheat, dairy and nut-free flour and cake mixes, as well as egg replacements. There is also a great range of silicone moulds and cookie cutters to make bunny and egg-shaped treats and gorgeous cupcake patties in every colour of the rainbow, including metallics. Be warned – you will spend many hours in this baking wonderland and come out with more things than you can store in your kitchen cupboards (we have first-hand experience doing just that!).
Phoon Huat, multiple stores islandwide, or shop online at Redman.com
6. Switch out chocolate for a bunny-themed gift
Do away with the whole chocolate and sugar-crazed Easter traditions and instead gift your kiddies something Easter themed! There are lots of beautiful books on Easter for all ages, loads of fun Easter craft ideas to entertain them, and who doesn’t love bunny outfits and pyjamas for the little ones?
We also love Seed Heritage and Cotton On for the cutest bunny gifts (next door to each other on Level 1 of Wisma Atria in Orchard, so convenient!).
So there you have it – everyone’s a happy bunny this Easter!