It’s that time of year again where the Yours team have been busy tasting and rating the latest Easter eggs on the market. We are as big on flavour as we are on value for money and have narrowed down our favourites based on price, taste and appearance. Out of all the eggs we tested, here are the eight that impressed us most and made the cut…
THE CLASSIC ONE (WITH A TWIST) – Lindt Lindor Mint Egg, 285g
No other chocolate offers that indulgent, melt-in-the-mouth experience like Lindt chocolate (well, we’ve yet to find it anyway). This year, we tried Lindor’s mint chocolate egg – complete with smooth, velvety mint chocolate truffles with a melted middle. While the traditional Lindt Lindor milk chocolate can be often be sweet, we found the mint flavour provided a lovely refreshing kick which balanced everything out nicely. We also happened to try the white chocolate Lindt Bunny too, which was just as smooth, creamy and luxurious as you can imagine and would make a nice token gift.
THE BEST VALUE ONE – Co-op Orange Chocolate Egg-Splosion Easter Egg, 200g
The milk chocolate in this egg is smooth and sweet and is complimented by an orange centre. We particularly like the fact that the orange flavour isn’t overpowering and that the toffees and sweeties add a combination of crunchy and chewy texture. If you’re looking to buy an egg for children or teens, this is a safe option. And priced at a very affordable £5 (and on a buy three for £10 offer) it won’t break the bank if you’re buying for more than one person.
THE INDULGENT ONE – Green & Black's Organic Butterscotch Milk Chocolate Egg, 165g
You simply cannot go wrong with Green & Blacks chocolate. Though you might have to pay a premium for it, you can guarantee that each bite will be worth every penny. And the same rule applies to this Easter egg. Its butterscotch pieces give this egg a really satisfying crackle in texture, along with a nice thick shell and well-balanced sweetness. We think £6 is a very fair price for such high-quality chocolate – especially since it’s organic, too!
THE CREATIVE ONE – Hotel Chocolat Soft-Boiled Easter Egg, 150g
This extremely thick shell is made from Hotel Chocolat’s signature velvety smooth and extremely creamy chocolate – available in milk, white and dark chocolate. The ‘splat’ on the front is created with natural yellow colouring. Its packaging is biodegradable is made without artificial colours or flavourings, too.
THE TINY ONE – Reese's Peanut Butter Creme Egg, 34g
What they make lack in size, they certainly make up for in flavour. These eggs practically flew off the Yours tasting table! Similar in size to the Cadbury Cream eggs, but instead are filled with that signature soft peanut butter filling exclusive to Reese’s confectionary. The saltiness of the peanut butter combined with the sweetness of the chocolate is a match made in foodie heaven and the egg is small enough for it to be satisfying without being overly sickly. We noticed many supermarkets advertising a ‘buy three for £1' promotion. It’d rude not too…
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THE ALL-ROUNDER – Lily O’Brien Mega Milk Egg, 290g
This egg both looks and tastes divine, with 40 per cent cocoa that melts in the mouth. We especially love that it doesn’t have that overly-sugary sweetness you find in many Easter eggs, nor that bitter aftertaste often left by most dark chocolate. The addition of the different flavoured discs, ranging from sea salted caramel to 70 per cent dark Belgian chocolate, is a nice touch, allowing you to enjoy more than one flavour. If you’re unsure what to buy someone, we’d say this is a safe option. But with a price tag of £12.50, your recipient might want to action a little self-control to make it stretch.
THE CADBURY ONE – Cadbury Daim Easter Egg, 570g
If you’re a fan of Daim bars, you’ll love this. This ‘extra-large’ egg contains big chunks of Daim’s iconic crunchy almond caramel, covered in a think Dairy Milk shell. While £12 may seem a little on the steep side, this is without a doubt the largest egg we sampled and lasted us a good while too (and we’re not typically shy when it comes to food). It also comes with a 120g Daim sharing bar should you, or your recipient, be feeling particularly generous.
THE SHOWSTOPPER – Tesco Finest 6 Belgian White And Raspberry Egg, 360g
This speckled pink egg really appeals to the senses. Not only does it look majestic, surrounded by vibrant pink chocolate drips and shiny truffles, but its flavour packs a punch too. We loved the crunchy dried pieces of raspberry which add a pop of tanginess to compliment the sweetness and creaminess of the white chocolate. Everything considered, we think £8 is very reasonable price for this egg – especially if you intend on gifting it to someone special.
THE NESTLE ONE – The Yorkie Raisin and Biscuit Incredible Egg, 522g
This lasted all of one day in the Your office. If you’re a fan of tiffin, there’s a good chance you’ll love this egg. As the name suggests, it features a big milk chocolate egg with crunchy biscuit and juicy raisin pieces in the shell – perfect if you like your chocolate with some added crunch. There's also three full-size bars of Yorkie Raisin and Biscuit inside the box, too. You can pick one up for just £8.