Although it may not seem like it due to the coronavirus outbreak, Easter is merely weeks away. So if you’re looking to mark the occasion with a chocolate treat, here’s what you need to know about Easter egg delivery in the UK.

When is Easter?

This year Easter falls on Sunday, April 12.

The official end of Lent is Thursday, April 9, three days before Easter Sunday.

So if you want your Easter egg in time for the occasion, it’s a good idea to start making preparations now.

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Can you get Easter eggs delivered?

At the moment UK supermarkets are facing increasing demand due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Government has advised people use food delivery services at the present time, but supermarkets are urging people who can buy their groceries in-store to do so, to free up delivery slots for the most vulnerable people.

Many supermarkets are booked up for weeks in advance at the moment, so you may have better luck visiting other online retailers for your Easter egg needs.

There are a number of chocolate shops online, and Express.co.uk has collated some of the retailers delivering this Easter.

Hotel Chocolat

Although Hotel Chocolat has streamlined its offering online due to coronavirus, there are plenty of Easter treats to choose from on their website.

‘The Happy Bunnies Collection’ includes a chocolate bunny, chick and lamb, a milk chocolate Easter egg and plenty of chocolate and caramel bunnies for £30.

‘The All Things Easter Collection’ will set you back £70, but there’s definitely enough chocolate to get you through the next few weeks at home!

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John Lewis

John Lewis is offering a wide range of posh Easter chocolates on its website.

A John Lewis & Partners decorated egg costs £15, and makes for a beautiful Easter treat.

A lot of the Easter egg stock is already starting to run out on the site, so if you’re interested it’s best to get cracking!

Amazon

Retail giant Amazon has a wide offering of Easter eggs available this year.

Amazon is still delivering during the coronavirus outbreak, but is prioritising essential deliveries (which unfortunately doesn’t include chocolate!).

Amazon is offering classic Cadbury treats, as well as some posher treats from retailers like Thorntons and Lindt.

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