Gluten-free Easter eggs Australia 2022

Gluten-free Easter eggs Australia 2022

Welcome to my gluten free Easter eggs Australia list for 2022. Holy heck! I don’t even know when Easter is this year but with the way supermarkets work I’ve seen all the Easter eggs and goodies in store since the 26th of December – yikes!

I’ve spent an entire afternoon (and then some) reading through Easter egg ingredients online and in-store so you can shop with confidence. Please always double-check before buying just in case, I am only human! I’ll keep updating this in the lead-up to Easter – sign up to my newsletter to ensure you don’t miss any new finds!

By the way, there’s a pretty amazing newcomer one so make sure you read the whole article! Psst, it’s by KitKat! If this list is too big for you then check out my top ten Aussie Easter treats for 2022. Happy gluten-free Easter eggs hunting!

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How to use this list

I’ve grouped the chocolates by brand and listed them alphabetically so you can use the search function to find your favourite. I’ve grouped the dairy free and vegan eggs together, you can jump to it here.

You’ll be able to find most of the big brands in Coles and Woolworths (Woolies). Where something is a bit trickier to find or an exclusive item I’ve listed the location after the product – such as white chocolate Lindt bunnies at Kmart. If you’re having trouble finding something, drop me a message on Instagram.

Bonvita

A relative newcomer to the gluten free Easter eggs scene in Australia. Or perhaps I’ve just never heard of them! Bonvita is a speciality chocolate brand making vegan chocolates that are also gluten free. I have not put them into the diary free list as they note a may contain for dairy on their ingredients. I’ve seen Bonvita available from a number of online speciality retailers, including Happy Tummies.

  • Chocolate bar with white bunny & choc buttons, 100g (vegan but may contain milk)
  • Chocolate bar with white eggs & sprinkles, 100g (vegan but may contain milk)
  • White chocolate half eggs with raspberry, 100g (vegan but may contain milk)
  • Choc half eggs with hazelnut praline, 100g (vegan but may contain milk)
  • Choc half eggs with sprinkles, 100g (vegan but may contain milk)
  • Mix choc eggs with hazelnut praline, 100g (vegan but may contain milk)
Bonvita white chocolate and raspberry half eggs (image source: Bonvita)

Cadbury

Cadbury is normally a no-go on their regular chocolates due to ‘may contains’ however much of the Easter range by Cadbury are coeliac-safe. So far, the best allergen information I’ve come across online is the Coles website, this is because it lists the may contains – the Cadbury website does not do this on all listings. I’ve had to zoom in and look at the back of the packet! Here’s my list of coeliac-safe gluten-free Cadbury Easter items, including all the mini eggs.

Little egg bags

  • Peppermint Milk Chocolate Eggs 115g (my personal favourite)
  • Caramilk Easter Egg Bag 230g
  • Dairy Milk Salted Caramel Egg Bag 114g
  • Caramello Egg Bag 117g
  • Dairy Milk Choc Caramel Egg Bag 115g
  • Creme Eggs – all sizes (wheat glucose syrup is coeliac-safe)
  • Cadbury Easter Mini Eggs – all sizes 41.5g, 125g
  • Dairy Milk Easter Egg Bag – all sizes 114g, 440g
  • Dream Egg Bag 110g
  • Top Deck Egg Bag 114g
  • Cadbury Triple Pack 649g
  • Cadbury Turkish Delight Egg Bag 117g

Eggs

  • Dairy Milk Hollow Easter Egg 100g
  • Cherry Ripe Egg 110g (big news here, it doesn’t have gelatine (unlike the bars!))
  • Cherry Ripe Gift Box 186g
  • Dairy Milk Egg Crate 170g & 340g
Image source: Cadbury
  • Dairy Milk Carry Pack 306g
  • Dairy Milk Easter Eggs 153g
  • Caramel Cuties 115g (wheat glucose syrup is coeliac-safe)
  • Dairy Milk Hunt Bucket 187g

Bunnies

  • Cherry Ripe Bunny 125g
Cherry Ripe Easter bunny
  • Dairy Milk Mint Chip Bunny 125g
  • Caramilk Bunny 125g
  • Dairy Milk Easter Bunny 80, 100g, 250g
  • Dream Easter Bunny 150g
  • Old Gold Easter Bunny 150g
  • Dairy Milk Purple Adult Easter Bunny 170g
  • Dairy Milk Eggs and Plush Bunny 51g
Image source: Cadbury
  • Humpty Dumpty Egg (25g and 150g)

Other items

  • Dairy Milk Bunny Sharebag 204g
  • Marshmallow Pascall Pineapple Lumps 130g
Image source: Cadbury
  • Cadbury Marshmallow Eggs Peppermint 150g
  • Cadbury Marshmallow Eggs 35g, 150g, 175g

The following Cadbury products are not safe, do not buy them for your beloved coeliac!

  • Crunchie egg bag (may contain wheat)
  • Marble hazelnut bunny (may contain wheat)
  • Cadbury Dairy Milk Bunny Marble Hazelnut 34g (may contain wheat)
  • Clinker bunny gift box (contains wheat starch)
  • Dairy Milk Hazelnut Eggs, 100 Years Celebration 140g (may contain wheat)
  • Dairy Milk Coconut Rough Bunny Gift Box 246g (may contain wheat)
  • Cadbury Crunchie Hollow Easter Egg 110g (may contain wheat)
  • Cadbury Crunchie Easter Bunny 270g (may contain wheat)
  • Dairy Milk Freddo Egg Gift Box 124g (Freddo may contain wheat)
  • Dairy Milk Design Your Own Egg Gift Box 125g (may contain wheat – so sad for this one, it looks cool!)
  • Favourites Egg Gift Box 415g (may contain wheat)
  • Roses Egg Gift Box 400g (may contain wheat)
  • Dairy Milk Oreo Egg Bag 112g (contains wheat)
  • Eggcellent Easter Assortment Gift Box 530g (may contain wheat for Crunchie, dark peppermint and hazelnut eggs)
  • Easter Mixed Egg Bag – all sizes 230g, 650g (may contain wheat for Crunchie)
  • Moro Easter Casket 220g (contains barley, may contain wheat – also not accurately listed on the Cadbury website!)
  • Dairy Milk Giant Easter Tube with Clinker Bunnies 341g (contains wheat starch)

Chocolatier

Another iconic Aussie brand, this is a late addition to my list (added 5th March). Using the Chocolatier website has been a bit hit and miss – it has an allergen listing for every chocolate and also lists may contains, however after verifying some in person I discovered it wasn’t accurate – for example the honeycomb bunny. I went through the entire Chocolatier Easter range on their website, so you know exactly what you can get, unfortunately only about 5 items out of 28. I’ve since checked

  • Extra large milk chocolatier egg, 600g (yes, over half a kilogram!)
  • Bikin’ Bunny, 160g (checked in person, safe)
  • Puddles The Platypus 190g (checked in person, safe)
Chocolatier Puddles the Platypus, it comes with three small foiled eggs.
Image source: Coles
  • Tub of dark chocolate mini eggs, 1kg (about 135 eggs)
  • Tub of milk chocolate mini eggs, 1kg (about 135 eggs)

Darrel Lea

While there are a number of new items out for Easter I haven’t been able to find ingredients listed online for any Darrel Lea products! However, given the statement below I wouldn’t get your hopes up.

Most of our block and chocolate products do not contain gluten. Due to shared equipment with some gluten ingredients, we cannot make a gluten free claim on our products. – Darrel Lea website

Update: I got in touch with Darrel Lea via email and they confirmed what I suspected – all items will have a ‘may contain’ due to wheat at their production site. No gluten free Easter eggs from Darrel Lea.

Ferrero

I’ve now got enough listings that Ferrero and Kinder need their own group.

  • Kinder Surprise Chocolate Easter Bunny 75g
  • Kinder Chicks 35g
  • Hazelnut Kinder Mini Eggs (note: only hazelnut is fine, milk has a may contain)
  • Kinder Easter hollow figures 90g
  • Kinder Surprise Chocolate Giant Easter Bunny 160g
  • Bunny house by Kinder, 155g, spotted in Kmart
  • Ferrero Rocher Milk Chocolate And Hazelnut Hollow Squirrel 90g (no wafers! Note: Ferrero eggs are not gluten free)
  • Grand Ferrero Rocher 125g – it’s a big ol’ Ferrero! Ingredients below 👇
The ingredients of the Giant Ferrero ball.
The ingredients for the Ferrero Rocher ball
  • Dark chocolate grand Ferrero Rocher, 125g
A dark and a milk chocolate giant ferrero ball. It is bigger than one's fist.
Dark chocolate Grand Ferrero, spotted at IGA, milk chocolate seen at Coles

Free-from eggs (dairy free and gluten free)

For those of us that need Easter eggs that are both dairy free and gluten free I’ve created this sub-group. Most of these will also be vegan! If you’re trying to find the Sweet William brand I’ve seen it available online and in store from David Jones.

  • So Free White Chocolate Easter Egg & Bunny Bar 110g (vegan)
  • So Free Organic Salted Caramel Easter Egg & Bunny Bar 110g (vegan)
  • Dark Chocolate So Free Organic Easter Egg & Share Bag 125g (vegan)
  • So Free Organic Rice Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny Bar 25g (vegan)
  • Smooth Salted Caramel So Free Chocolate Easter Bunny Bar 25g (vegan)
  • NOMO creamy choc egg 110g (vegan)
  • Vegan NOMO Chocolate Bunny 30g
  • NOMO Cookie Dough Bunny 30g (vegan, spotted online at Big W)
  • Organic Raspberry Loving Earth Mylk Eggs 72g (vegan)
  • Loving Earth Magic Minis Cashew Mylk Chocolate Eggs 120g (vegan)
  • Tropical Creme Loving Earth Eggs 74g (vegan)
  • Loving Earth BooBook chocolate Eggs 95g (vegan)
The selection of Loving Earth chocolates.
Loving Earth range, seen in Romeo’s IGA, Sydney CBD
  • Sweet William Hollow Chocolate Bunny 120g (free from just about everything!)
  • Sweet William Easter Bunnies 12 Pack 155g (I’ve seen these in Coles)
Sweet William dairy free chocolate bunny.
Image source: Big W
  • Sweet William dairy-free chocolate Easter egg 140g (also nut free)
  • Sweet William Chocolate Easter eggs 250g (five in a tube, also nut free and vegan)
  • Alpha Rich Dark Chocolate eggs, 100g (also nut free)

Haighs

Haigh’s Easter eggs offerings have finally been released and you’ll be happy to know their website has a gluten-free filter that actually works. The items listed below all have a gluten free marker on the website. I will try to get into a Haigh’s store as soon as possible to verify in person but as I’m sure you know the weather in Sydney is a little bit wild right now. 

Regarding gluten free and dairy free – in the dark chocolate range I noticed that while dairy isn’t used there is a may contain for dairy on every item. As such I’ll label what I see that is vegan but I’ll list may contain dairy if applicable.

Milk chocolate

  • Duck with mini eggs, 75g
  • Chicken with mini eggs, 100g
  • Bilby with mini eggs, 110g and 335g
  • Hen on Basket with mini eggs, 185g
  • Bag of mini eggs, 120g, 350g
  • Various sized eggs, 50g, 75g, 100g, 150, 200g, 300g, 600g
  • Salted macadamia brittle egg gift box, 190g
  • Honeycomb egg gift box, 175g
  • Half egg with mini eggs, 170g
  • Speckles half egg, 180g
  • Half egg with scorched almonds, 375g
  • Frog egg gift box in plain or strawberry, 140g
  • Egg with mini eggs gift box, 185g
  • Easter cube gift tin with mini eggs, 135g
  • Bilby gift tin, 120g
  • Easter egg mug, 100g

There are numerous soft toys that come with plain eggs mini eggs or a single small egg in milk or dark chocolate (vegan, but may contain milk). Animals include, sheep, cows, ducks, and of course, bilbies.

A selection of soft toys with chocolate eggs at Haighs.
The Haigh’s egg included is gluten free.

Dark chocolate

  • Hot cross bun chocolates gift box, 150g
  • Egg with mini eggs gift box, 185g (vegan but may contain milk)
  • frog egg gift box, 140g (vegan but may contain milk)
  • Easter egg mug, 100g (vegan but may contain milk)
  • Large bilby with mini eggs, 335g (vegan but may contain milk)
  • Hen on Basket with mini eggs, 185g (vegan but may contain milk)
  • Bilby with mini eggs, 110g and 335g (vegan but may contain milk)
  • 70% Dark chocolate bilby, 100g (vegan but may contain milk)
  • 70% Dark chocolate egg, 150g (vegan but may contain milk)
  • Honeycomb egg gift box, 175g (not vegan, contains gelatine)
  • Eggs, 50g, 75g, 100g, 150, 200g, 300g, 600g (vegan but may contain milk)
  • Half egg with mini eggs, 170g (vegan but may contain milk)
  • Speckles half egg, 180g (vegan but may contain milk)
  • Half egg with scorched almonds, 375g (vegan but may contain milk)
  • Bag of mini eggs, 120g, 350g (vegan but may contain milk)

White chocolate and other items

Just the one white chocolate item, a bag of white chocolate mini eggs in a 120g bag.

There’s a few omissions when you use the filter on the Haigh’s website. One I noticed was a lack of peppermint chocolate, which is my favourite. 

The ingredients for Haigh's peppermint filled dark mini eggs. It notes contains wheat however it is only wheat glucose syrup.
Wheat glucose syrup is suitable for coeliacs.

Looking at the ingredients for the peppermint-filled dark mini eggs it lists wheat glucose syrup – which is fine for coeliacs (as per Coeliac Australia). The same is true for caramel-filled milk mini eggs. Finally the milk chocolate baby bilby (20g) is missing the gluten free tag but does not contain or may contain any worrisome ingredients.

Koko Black

As a homegrown Aussie brand I’d hoped to include some Koko Black Easter treats in this list, however I haven’t had much luck. I used the gluten ‘friendly’ filter on their website, it gave me a short list of products however when I looked them they have a may contain for gluten. So really it’s a no-go for coeliacs.

Lindt

Many Lindt chocolates are not safe due to the presence of barley malt extract in the ingredients. Please be warned, the gluten-free filter on their website does not work! Nor does their vegan filter, it actually listed milk chocolate! So please do not trust their filters if you are ordering online from Lindt.
However, a few Lindt products are gluten free, here’s what I’ve found so far:

  • Gold bunny in dark chocolate (also vegan but has a may contain for milk)
A Lindt dark chocolate bunny.
Image source: Coles
  • Gourmet Eggs in hazelnut – note: this amazingly doesn’t have barley malt extract
  • Lindt Excellence dark chocolate (70%) egg 95g
  • Gold Bunny & Egg Dark Chocolate Gift Box 240g
  • White chocolate gold bunny 100g (I’ve seen this for sale at Kmart and Woolworths)
  • Strawberries and cream truffles (I’m not sure if these are all year round but I’ll include them anyway!)

Miscellaneous brands

This little list covers some of the smaller batches of gluten-free Easter eggs and no-name or unknown brands in Australia.

  • Milk Baci chocolate eggs, 150g (seen in IGA)
  • Dark Baci chocolate egg, 252g (seen in IGA)
  • Baci Dolce Vita limited edition Dolce & Gabana collaboration (actually labelled gluten free on the back!)
  • This little bunny is made in Belgium and is safe to eat (available at Coles).
A milk chocolate bunny from Coles.
Belgian bunny from Coles
  • Easter Belgian Milk Choc Pops 30g (I think same brand as above)
  • Carob Kitchen Banjo The Carob Bunny 100g and Carob Eggs 140g
  • Milk chocolate eggs (no brand) with wrappers including Bluey, Peppa Pig, Sponge Bob and Barbie
Character eggs, shown are Barbie and Sponge Bob.
These character eggs also include Bluey and Sponge Bob.

The full Pana range is available in Target, and I’ve seen the dark egg available at Woolworths.

  • Salted Caramel Pana Organic egg, 110g (while this is vegan it lists milk as a ‘may contain’)
  • Pana Chocolate Mylk Easter egg, 110g (while this is vegan it lists milk as a ‘may contain’)
  • Dark Pana Chocolate Easter egg, 110g (while this is vegan it lists milk as a ‘may contain’)

Pink Lady have a few good gluten-free items for us, with the bibly being a lovely Aussie item. Do make sure you buy the 150g size as the smaller one has a may contain.

  • Pink Lady Milk Chocolate Wombat, 100g
  • Milk Chocolate Pink Lady Mini Eggs in Cylinder, 500g
  • Pink Lady Milk Chocolate Bilby 150g (note: only the 150g bilby is gluten-free, the smaller size (60g) has a may contain for wheat)
A chocolate bilby by Pink Lady, note only the 150g size is gluten free.
Pink Lady Bilby, image source: Myer. Note: only the 150g one is gluten free.

While checking out the Big W website I came across two really cute kids sets. The website shows the allergens under ‘warning label’ on the product which is really useful.

  • Barbie Chocolate Castle 180g (allergens listed as milk and soy)
  • Disney Melamine Breakfast Set with Milk Chocolate Egg 40g (I haven’t seen this in store but the website lists the following: Contains soy and milk. May contain peanuts or other tree nuts)
Children's melamine breakfast bowl set with Easter egg. Characters include Barbie, Baby Shark, Peter Rabbit and Paw Patrol
Image source: taken from the Big W website.
  • Hot Wheels hollow chocolate fire truck 200g (spotted online at Target)
  • Scorched Peanut Egg, by Cook’s Confectionary scorched peanuts encased in smooth toffee covered in milk chocolate. I bought myself a little 50g egg but I’ve seen a boxed 185g one on Facebook (Thanks D!)
Cook's confectionary scorched peanut Easter egg
The scorched peanut egg, found at Romeo’s IGA

Nestle

I have three words for you: Kit-Kat Easter Bunny. Yes, you read right, there is a gluten-free Kit-Kat bunny available. However, it comes with a massive caveat – only one of the four products in Australia is gluten free. This is completely different to the UK / Europe where all of the bunnies are gluten free. Update: at Christmas there is one gluten free Santa by KitKat.

  • Kit Kat Chocolate Mini Pouch Bunny Share Pack 66g

This requires a bit more information – looking at the packet this set is made in Italy. In Europe all of the Kit-Kat bunnies (all sizes) are gluten free. I think because they have imported this size it is safe, whereas all other sizes were made in Australia using the Australian recipe.

Kit Kat gluten free Easter bunnies, note only the 66g mini size bag is gluten free in Australia.
The only gluten-free Kit Kat item in Australia.

Not gluten free

  • Nestle Milkybar items (may contain wheat)
  • Every other Kit-Kat bunny (contains wheat)
  • Violet Crumble Bunny 35g (may contain wheat – careful the allergens aren’t listed on the Coles site!)

Park Avenue

Okay, you might be thinking whaaaaat is this brand I’ve never heard of – me too. It’s sold at Kmart and covers a range of kid friendly products with various toy and TV show themes. Please note, I’ve only seen these online but the allergen details include both contain and may contains so I’m confident they are safe for little ones.

  • Milk chocolate egg with popping candy 40g (Barbie, Paw Patrol, Baby Shark, Hot Wheels)
  • Hot Wheels Digital Watch with Milk Chocolate Eggs 51g
  • Barbie Dreamtopia Digital Watch with Milk Chocolate Eggs 51g
  • Belgian Milk Chocolate Treats 50g (Paw Patrol and My Little Pony)
  • Happy Hot Chocolate Easter Melt 45g
Park Avenue hot chocolate easter melts in bunny and duck shape.
Image source: Kmart

Red Tulip

I love that Red Tulip is still around, I definitely remember them from my childhood. These little eggs with the red band around them are perfect for an Easter egg hunt. Gluten-free eggs and bunnies include:

  • Easter Hollow Egg 50g
  • Mixed Eggs 916g (wheat glucose syrup is coeliac-safe)
  • Easter Rabbit 110g
  • Elegant Rabbit 200g
  • Sitting Rabbit 170g
  • Carnival Rabbit 180g
Gluten free Red Tulip chocolate, eggs and elegant rabbit
Red Tulip is still going strong, find these in K-Mart, Coles and Woolies

I’ll keep adding to this list in the lead up to Easter 2022 – be sure to bookmark this page and check back for updates.

Please let me know in the comments if you’ve found any other great gluten-free Easter chocolates and tag me in your finds on Instagram @kati_keksi 🙂

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