olive Easter Awards 2019
The olive supermarket awards are here to make your life easier. We’ve selected the very best ready-made products to ensure a hassle-free Easter celebration
Looking for chocolate Easter eggs? Want to know which hot cross buns to buy? Check out the best supermarket Easter products to buy this year.
From classic hot cross buns to white chocolate Easter bunnies, we’ve got it covered. If you want more Easter egg inspiration, check out the results of our premium Easter egg taste test here.
Best classic hot cross bun
Gold: Iceland Luxury hot cross buns, £1/pack of 4
These gently spiced bargain buns with plump fruit and a glossy glaze are great eaten fresh, or try toasting and slathering with salted butter.
Best alternative hot cross bun
Gold: Booths chocolate & ginger hot cross buns, £1.50/pack of 4
Moreish buns packed with fiery ginger and smooth chocolate chunks.
Best dark-chocolate eggs
Joint gold: Sainsbury’s Cocoa et Co single-origin dark-chocolate celestial egg with hazelnut praline truffles, £10/240g
Alongside notes of coffee, fruit and pepper, this complex dark-chocolate egg has a creamy flavour, too.
Joint gold: Waitrose 1 dark-chocolate diamond egg with salted-caramel chocolates, £10/240g
This striking egg has spicy hints, with indulgent sweet and salty butterscotch truffles on the side.
Best simnel cake
Gold: M&S Easter simnel cake, £12/900g
With a moist sponge, subtle spice, juicy fruit and a generous amount of rich marzipan, this traditional simnel cake is sure to be a real crowdpleaser.
Best milk-chocolate eggs
Gold: Sainsbury’s Cocoa et Co Belgian milk-chocolate egg, £16/400g
Impressive on the eyes and the taste buds, this has super-smooth chocolate and a showstopping splatter design.
Silver: Tesco Finest Belgian milk-chocolate, salted biscuit and maple egg, £8/360g
With its nuggets of salted biscuit, we loved the crunchy textures of this egg.
Best white-chocolate eggs
Gold: Waitrose 1 caramelised white-chocolate Easter egg with gianduja milk chocolates, £10/235g
One for the grown-ups, this caramelised white-chocolate number has a deep caramel flavour, satisfying snap and comes with velvety hazelnut truffles.
Silver: M&S The Bee’s Knees egg, £8/180g
Great if you’ve got a sweet tooth, this silky-textured egg gave us nostalgic memories of Caramac bars.
Bronze: Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Swiss white-chocolate bunny, £6/440g
A classic Easter bunny for children, with sweet chocolate and a satisfyingly thick shell.
How we chose the best Easter product winners
The olive team chose six categories having researched which products you, our readers, would be most likely to buy this Easter.
We invited all the big supermarkets to select the products they wanted to nominate (just one entry per category, so they had to choose carefully).
Our expert panel of judges blind-tasted them, rating each on taste, texture and appearance. We then awarded gold, silver and bronze awards to our favourites.
It’s easy to find the products, just look out for this label in supermarkets