Waitrose avocado Easter egg

Best Easter egg taste test

Our mission: to find the best Easter eggs available in the UK for 2018. Here are the results of our expert taste test

Looking for the best Easter eggs? Check out our guide to the best supermarket Easter eggs and premium milk and premium dark chocolate Easter eggs. We’ve got the best Easter bunnies and the best Easter egg designs for children and adults.

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The best supermarket Easter eggs

Overall winner: Asda Extra Special hand-finished Belgian dark chocolate egg with cherry

About the Easter egg: This dark chocolate egg is studded with cherry pieces and comes with cherry truffles.

Comments: We loved this dark chocolate egg studded with crunchy bits of dried cherry. The chocolate was slightly sweeter than usual for dark, with a great glossy, professional finish. The extra truffles that come on the side are filled with a smooth, fruity ganache.

Price: £8/290g, groceries.asda.com

Extra Special Hand-Finished Belgian Dark Chocolate Egg with Cherry v2

Runner up: Waitrose avocado egg

About the Easter egg: This 70% Belgian chocolate egg has a white chocolate middle (with no avocado flavour involved!).

Comments: A fun Easter egg for chocolate and avocado lovers. The chocolate – a mixture of 70% Belgian and white, had a strong cocoa flavour and a good snap, with the vibrant colour making it standout.

Price: £8/250g, waitrose.com

Waitrose avocado Easter egg

Best Easter egg for children: Marks and Spencer’s burrowing bunny egg

About the Easter egg: This milk chocolate egg has dark and white chocolate decorations and is finished with chocolate shavings.

Comments: This Easter egg tasted like a classic egg, with creamy milk and white chocolate. We loved the cute bunny rabbit design and think children would love it.

Price: £15/220g, marksandspencer.com

Marks and Spencer's burrowing bunny Easter egg

Best Easter egg for a sweet tooth: Co-op Irresistible single origin Ecuadorian milk chocolate cocoa pod with truffles

About the Easter egg: This milk chocolate egg comes with six milk chocolate truffles.

Comments: If you’re a grown up with a sweet tooth, this egg is a good choice with sweet milk chocolate, soft salted caramel truffles and a smart gold dust design.

Price: £7/300g, co-operativefood.co.uk

Co-op Irresistible Single Origin Ecuadorian Milk Chocolate Cocoa Pod, with silky smooth milk chocolate truffles 300g — £7.00

The best premium dark chocolate Easter eggs

Overall winner: Green and Black’s 70% egg

About the Easter egg: This Fairtrade 70% dark chocolate egg is made with Trinitario cocoa beans.

Comments: We loved this dark chocolate egg with its velvety smooth texture, slightly fruity flavour and traditional shape. A classic egg for dark chocolate lovers.

Price: £5/165g, ocado.com

Green and Black's dark chocolate Easter egg

Best show-stopping Easter egg: Pierre Marcolini egg with mini eggs

About the Easter egg: This dark chocolate egg has a white chocolate front and comes with 10 mini eggs filled with pistachio, almond, hazelnut and nougat praline.

Comments: With its glossy finish and colourful truffles, this show-stopping egg is great if you want to impress this Easter. The chocolate itself had a crisp shell, with bitter, roasted coffee notes. We love the feuilletine centre to the mini eggs, too.

Price: £45/250g, uk.marcolini.com

Pierre Marcolini Easter egg

Best unusual Easter egg: Solid chocolate company Colombian egg

About the Easter egg: This solid chocolate egg made with Colombian dark chocolate is split in 42 pieces.

Comments: Unlike the classic Easter egg, this one is made of solid chocolate blocks making it a fun alternative egg. The chocolate had a smooth texture.

Price: £24.99/750g, solidchocolateco.com

The Solid Chocolate company Easter egg

Best Easter egg for a sweet tooth: Lindt lindor 60% dark chocolate egg

About the Easter egg: This dark chocolate egg comes with 60% dark chocolate truffles.

Comments: This egg had a glossy shell and a good snap made from sweet dark chocolate. The melting middle truffles on the side were filled with a smooth chocolate ganache, great for those with a sweet tooth.

Price: £10/285g, morrisons.com

Lidnt dark chocolate Easter egg

Best Easter egg for children: Hotel Chocolat bouncing bunny

About the Easter egg: This 70% dark chocolate bunny comes with mini dark chocolate drops.

Comments: This dark chocolate bunny with mini buttons had notes of coconut in the chocolate, with a slightly creamy flavour, however we found it too sweet overall.

Price: £6.50/98g, hotelchocolat.com

Hotel chocolat Easter bunny

The best premium milk chocolate Easter eggs

Overall winner: Lily O’Brien sticky toffee egg

About the Easter egg: This milk chocolate egg comes with milk chocolate truffles filled with sticky toffee.

Comments: We loved this egg, with a thin, smooth chocolate shell and textured outer shell. The sticky toffee chocolates that come on the side are filled with a rich, smooth caramel. A great classic egg for milk chocolate lovers.

Price: £12.90/355g, lilyobriens.co.uk

Lily Obrien Easter egg

Runner up: Godiva Spring collection milk chocolate egg with white chocolate praline eggs

About the Easter egg: This Belgian milk chocolate egg comes with mini white chocolate eggs filled with praline.

Comments: We loved the smooth mouthfeel that came with this thick milk chocolate egg and thought that the mini praline truffles that came with it had a great crunch.

Price: £14/255g, sainsburys.co.uk

Godiva Belgian Chocolate Easter Egg

Best alternative to shaped Easter egg: Paul A Young Easter bunny

About the Easter egg: This 38% milk chocolate bunny made from Guittard chocolate is finished with a gold shimmer.

Comments: This cute bunny shape was made with thick milk chocolate and had a nice gold lustre design on it. A good choice if you want an alternative to an egg.

Price: £15/100g, paulayoung.co.uk

Paul A Young Easter bunny

Prettiest Easter egg: Bettys Spring bloom egg

About the Easter egg: This white chocolate egg with green lustre is decorated with royal icing flowers.

Comments: This white chocolate egg had an intricate design of flowers and bees iced onto it. While the egg had a nice thin chocolate shell it was a little too sweet for us.

Price: £30/315g, bettys.co.uk

Bettys Spring Bloom Easter Egg

Best small Easter egg: Rococo pastel paisley hand-painted egg

About the Easter egg: This 35% milk chocolate egg is also made with white and dark chocolate.

Comments: We loved the detail on this egg, with its bright paisley design and thought that the thick shell had a good snap and was well balanced in flavour.

Price: £27.50/150g, rococochocolates.com

Rococo Easter egg

Best accompaniment to an Easter egg: Monty Bojangles egg

About the Easter egg: This milk chocolate egg comes with 12 cocoa dusted truffles flavoured with butterscotch, orange, pistachio, raspberry and popcorn.

Comments: While this chocolate egg had a a little too much of a sweet flavour, we loved the smooth, rich truffles that come with it.

Price: £10/268g, tesco.com

Monty Bojangles Easter egg

Best Easter egg filling: Choclarder egg with foraged sea buckthorn and honey

About the Easter egg: This 55% milk chocolate egg made in Cornwall is filled with a sea buckthorn, honey and vanilla fondant.

Comments: This egg is very small but is filled with a sweet, sticky honey fondant that had a strong coconut flavour. Be prepared to get a little messy trying to eat this egg.

Price: £14/150g, chocolarder.com

Chocolarder Easter Egg

Other Easter eggs we tried

Iceland luxury smooth milk chocolate egg with sparkling bronze lustre and Prosecco truffles

About the Easter egg: This milk chocolate egg comes with a box of Prosecco truffles.

Comments: This Easter egg has a very simple design and while the chocolate is not the best, it’s not too bad. The extra truffles it comes with were too sweet for us.

Price: £12/440g, iceland.co.uk

Iceland Easter Egg

Lidl deluxe desert haze egg

About the Easter egg: This milk chocolate egg has a sparkle finish and is drizzled with dark chocolate.

Comments: This Lidl egg had the classic thin chocolate shell that you’d expect from an Easter egg but wasn’t very exciting to look at.

Price: £9.99/600g, lidl.co.uk


Divine dark chocolate salted caramel egg

About the Easter egg: This 70% dark chocolate egg comes with dark chocolate salted caramel mini eggs.

Comments: While this egg had a nice snap and had notes of vanilla in the chocolate, we thought it tasted a little manufactured. The truffles on the side were filled with a smooth caramel which we liked.

Price: £10/260g, ocado.com


Prestat pink popping Prosecco egg

About the Easter egg: This 31% milk chocolate egg is lined with popping candy and comes with Prosecco truffles with dark chocolate ganache centre.

Comments: This egg was quite simple in flavour and design, with a chocolate shell that was not too bitter or too sweet. A good choice of egg if you want something fun as it is filled with crackling popping candy.

Price: £17.50/170g, ocado.com

Prestat Pink Popping Prosecco Easter Egg, £17.50 (3)

Chococo Madagascar 65% mega milk egg

About the Easter egg: This 65% milk chocolate egg is made with beans from the Chocolatier Robert plantations in the Sambirano Valley.

Comments: We liked the hexagonal design on this egg, but thought that the chocolate itself was a little bitter and waxy in flavour and texture.

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Price: £18.00/175g, chococo.co.uk

Chococo Easter Egg

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