Cherry Ripe Easter egg – gluten free!

Cherry Ripe Easter egg – gluten free!

Posted: February 24, 2022 Updated: May 15, 2024

For those of you that haven’t yet read my Aussie gluten-free Easter egg guide Cherry Ripe Easter eggs are gluten free! Regular Cherry Ripe has a may contain for wheat, and also contains gelatine. The Easter egg on the other had, is vegetarian.

The egg retails at $4 which isn’t bad for 110g of chocolate. I’ve seen it on sale at Woolworths for as low as $2.50 and often $3 which is a pretty great deal.

First impression of the egg – it smells exactly as I remember a Cherry Ripe. It’s been about ten years but I’m convinced.

The egg is dark chocolate just like the outside of the original, with desiccated coconut throughout the chocolate so you do get a bit of that texture.

The packet lists cherry coconut jelly pieces – I kind of expected something with a soft gummy texture. squidgy jelly, but it’s more of a crystallised jelly, a bit like the outside of those sugar coated jellies you can get.

In terms of distribution there are loads of jelly pieces (I just ran my finger inside the egg and I can feel the bumps).

Cherry ripe easter eggs are available on their own or as a gift pack. The gift pack is also gluten free.
I’ll definitely be buying a Cherry Ripe egg again this year.

The verdict

Overall, it’s a good egg! Tasty, reminds me of a Cherry Ripe and it’s dark chocolate which is my favourite.

The Cherry Ripe Easter egg also comes in the form of a bunny, and in a lovely gift set, these are both gluten free as well.

Cherry ripe easter bunny is gluten free as well.
You can get a bunny as well as an egg!

Check out my Australian gluten-free Easter egg guide for more gluten-free (and dairy free) eggs.

If you’re reading this and it’s not Easter time, check out my article 5 things you can eat instead of Cherry Ripe – with options are available all year round!


Gluten free: By ingredient.
Vegetarian / vegan: Vegetarian – which is amazing because a regular Cherry Ripe contains gelatine.
Allergens: Milk, soy, sulphites. May contain: Peanut, tree nuts.
Serving size: 110g

Looking for more gluten free alternatives to your favourite chocolates? Check out Health Lab’s mini mix and their take on the Cherry Ripe.

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