French Easter Chocolate Eggs Tradition: all you ever wanted to know

Attention chocolate lovers!

Easter is just around the corner, and there's no better way to celebrate than with the rich tradition of chocolate Easter eggs. As the owner of Wild Peaks Chocolates, I'm thrilled to share with you the fascinating history behind this delectable treat.

Growing up in France, I have vivid memories of Easter being a time of great celebration and joy. The air was filled with the sweet scent of freshly baked pastries and, of course, chocolate. The centerpiece of our Easter celebrations was the chocolate Easter egg, which symbolized new life, fertility, and rebirth.


Chocolate hollow egg by Wild Peaks Chocolates

The Chocolate Easter Egg Story

The tradition of giving chocolate eggs during Easter has its roots in the ancient pagan festival of Ostara, and it was later adopted by early Christians to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The first chocolate Easter eggs were made in France in the 18th century, and since then, French chocolatiers have been renowned for their exquisite chocolate creations, including their luxurious Easter eggs.

The French tradition around Easter eggs

One of the most popular types of Easter eggs in France is the hollow chocolate egg. These eggs are made by pouring melted chocolate into egg-shaped molds and allowing it to harden. Once the chocolate has hardened, the mold is removed, leaving behind a hollow chocolate egg. 

At Wild Peaks, we continue this hand-made tradition with our Dark Chocolate Hollow Eggs (Medium or Large). Made with rich, intense Cacao Barry chocolate mixed with a smoother dark from Valrhona premium French chocolate, it is the perfect indulgence for any chocolate connoisseur.
If you prefer something lighter, our milk chocolate and white chocolate Easter eggs are also available and will be a perfect addition to your Easter basket!

Our mini Easter eggs are a bite-sized treat that is perfect for sharing or enjoying alone. Filled with our signature, melt-in-your-mouth hazelnut and almond praline, these mini chocolate eggs are a must-try for any chocolate lover.

At Wild Peaks Chocolates, we take pride in creating high-quality, handmade Easter chocolates that are not only visually stunning but also incredibly delicious. We are proud to bring the rich tradition of chocolate Easter eggs from France to the United States, and we hope that our chocolates will bring you as much joy and delight as they have brought us in creating them. Our chocolate eggs are non GMO, gluten free and we do not use artificial coloring.

So this Easter, indulge in some gourmet Easter chocolates and experience the joy and sweetness of the holiday season. From our luxury Easter eggs to our mini Easter eggs, each of our handmade Easter chocolates is a celebration of the rich tradition and art of chocolate-making. We invite you to join us on this chocolate-filled journey and savor the deliciousness of our Easter Chocolate Eggs collection.