Retro Easter eggs from your childhood – how many of them do you remember?

It’s almost that time of year that adults and children get excited about all the chocolate they can indulge in – no, not Christmas – but Easter.

Chocolate Easter eggs have been exciting chocolate lovers for decades, and no matter how old you are, you always expect a chocolate egg waiting for you.

While the egg has long been a symbol of new life at this time of year, for many of us it is synonymous with running to the garden for that chocolate egg you begged your mother to.

Ah, simpler times.

And, while we’ve enjoyed these delicious treats for as long as we can remember, they’ve certainly gone through a lot of changes over the years.

In fact, some of our favorite childhoods from Nestlé, Cadbury and Rowntree are no longer on supermarket shelves or have changed altogether.

The selection of chocolates lining supermarket shelves these days is a far cry from what we enjoy – not that we’re complaining at all.

Long gone are the days of the simple milk chocolate egg, which has been replaced by chocolate eggs of all different shapes, sizes and flavors, some even containing alcohol.

And, because we always love a bit of nostalgia, we decided to take a look back at some popular Easter eggs over the decades to see just how much they’ve changed.

Of course, this list isn’t exhaustive and only covers a small selection of how much we’ve enjoyed over the years, so please write in the comments if we’ve missed your personal favourite.

1. Cream Egg



No Easter was complete with a creme egg

Was it really Easter without Cadbury’s iconic Creme Egg? For many of us, Easter isn’t complete without the annual staple, and it’s certainly gotten a makeover in recent years.

2. Giant Smarties



Smarties was a fan favorite growing up
Smarties was a fan favorite growing up

If you wanted something simple, Smarties has always been a classic choice. Nothing fancy, but it still delights kids and adults for generations.

3. Yorkies



Has he become more manly than the Yorkie Bus?
Has he become more manly than the Yorkie Bus?

Do you remember when Yorkie wasn’t for women? Yes, we remember those days too, but that hasn’t stopped many of us from enjoying them now, has it?

4. Milk bar



Where is the Milky Bar Kid these days?
Where is the Milky Bar Kid these days?

Milky Bar has been delighting chocolate lovers since its launch in the 1930s, but let’s face it, we all associate that with the Milky Bar Kid. They’ve tried to revive the Milky Bar jingle for the past few years, but it’s not the same.

5. Roses



Pink chocolates weren't just for Christmas
Pink chocolates weren’t just for Christmas

Roses weren’t just for Christmas and it was usually the adults who asked for this one! Not only did you get a hollow chocolate egg, but you also got a neat selection of chocolates from the box next to it.

6. Fruit pastels



Fruit pastels have been a staple since we were kids
Fruit pastels have been a staple since we were kids

No childhood was complete without a trusty pack of fruit pastels in your pocket. You always swore to share them with friends, but you never really did.

7. Rolo



The Rolo chocolate egg has certainly changed
The Rolo chocolate egg has certainly changed

Like fruit pastels and smarties, Rolo was simple chocolate, and her Easter egg was even simpler. Just a simple chocolate egg and a few packets of Rolo and you were good to go. We have to admit, this is one of the chocolate eggs that has remained relatively the same over the years.

8. Nut Whip



Who doesn't love a Walnut Whip!?
Who doesn’t love a Walnut Whip!?

These days, you can find a giant nut whisk which is the Easter egg, compared to the smaller nut whisks you’d get alongside a chocolate egg.

9. Kit-Kat



Kit Kat has been around for generations
Kit Kat has been around for generations

Take a break, have a kit kat? Another iconic Nestlé chocolate you had to have this Easter. Also, who remembers when they came with mugs?

10. Caramel Crisp



Toffee Crisp has been a personal favorite over the years
Toffee Crisp has been a personal favorite over the years

Now you can’t have Easter without a Toffee Crisp. Get not one, but two bars with your chocolate egg was always exciting.

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Alicia R. Rucker