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olive Easter Awards 2019

Published: March 22, 2019 at 10:39 am

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.

Click here to buy Iceland's hot cross buns

A packet filled with four hot cross buns

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.

Get Booths hot cross buns here

A plastic packet filled with four chocolate and ginger hot cross buns

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.

Buy Sainsbury's dark-chocolate egg here

A dark chocolate egg with spiral design and gold glitter in a plastic box

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.

Click here to buy the Waitrose dark-chocolate egg

A geometric shaped dark chocolate Easter egg with six truffles displayed to the right hand 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.

Buy the M&S simnel cake here

A simnel cake with marzipan balls on top in a yellow box

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.

Click here to buy Sainsbury's milk-chocolate egg

A milk chocolate egg with golden splatter design on the front sat in a plastic box

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.

Get your Tesco Easter egg here

A milk chocolate egg with gold lustre design. There is a maple drip on the egg and truffles sat around the bottom of the 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.

Buy your Waitrose Easter egg here

A geometric shaped white chocolate Easter egg with six truffles displayed to the right hand side

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.

Click here to buy M&S Easter eggs

A white chocolate egg stood against a grey background with yellow flowers laid next to it

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.

Buy Sainsbury's white-chocolate bunny here

A white chocolate bunny stood up in a plastic packet

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

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