Milk chocolate eggs
Morrisons The Best Salted Caramel Shimmering Diamond Egg with truffles 240g, £8, morrisons.com
A very curious faceted shape, could be used on the top of a bishop’s staff during an Easter service. Great milk chocolate flavour, has little crunchy toffee-like pieces mixed through – though could do with even more. Comes with caramel-filled mini jewel chocs to share.
Marks & Spencer Extremely Chocolatey Speckled Egg Crunch 345g, £8, marksandspencer.com
Rather plain to look at but it’s loads of fun to eat. Love that the inside of the eggshell has candy shells mixed into the chocolate. Now this would be a great Netflix-and-chill egg.
Co-op Irresistible Rose Gold Drip Egg 200g, £6, coop.co.uk
Looks amazing, a glistening bronze orb with a glorious dollop of chocolate speckled with bronze pebbles. Thin shell, and thin on flavour too, it’s a bit insipid.
Moser Roth Luxury Garden Egg 250g, £7.99, aldi.co.uk
Very thin shell. And very plain tasting. From a distance it looks great, but up close I’m not quite sure… Maybe give it to an aunt with faulty eyesight?
Milk chocolate animals
Cocoa et Co Milk Chocolate Bunny 405g, £8, sainsburys.co.uk
I love the simplicity of it. I think it’s the egg the parent would like to get the child – not the egg the child actually wants. Lovely thickness; nice sweet, creamy chocolate. I’d eat it all.
Marks & Spencer Seth the Sloth 135g, £5, marksandspencer.com
There’s something wild about a chocolate sloth! But a very thin shell. The chocolate is rather nice, not too sweet. I just wish the shell was thicker.
WaitroseMilk Chocolate Lion 120g, £6, waitrose.com
It seems like they have just stuck a lion’s head on a dull egg. Perfectly nice, an inoffensive flavour. Not sure it has any magic to it.
Dairyfine Pinata Chick 360g, £4.99, aldi.co.uk
A tiny birdy in a sombrero with sweets inside. Appearance wise, that ticks all of the boxes. There’s a silliness to it – utterly sweet looking. Not very nice chocolate, it tastes slightly sour.
Tony’s Chocolonely Easter Eggs Assortment 155g, £3.75, ocado.com
Dinky eggs with a pavé surface. These could keep me going for ages. Really good quality. The dark chocolate has some character to it.
Asda Extra Special Belgian Milk Chocolate Gold Speckled Quail Eggs 180g, £3, asda.com
Really crisp sugar shell and nice chocolate inside. There’s a cocoa kick to it. Very hard but that makes eating it a joy as it’s not likely to melt too quickly.
Divine Milk Chocolate Speckled Mini Eggs 159g, £4.75, ocado.com
Very sugary. Soft to cut. The chocolate inside is quite sweet and with the shell, it’s a bit much, maybe.
Galaxy Rose Enchanted Eggs 80g, £1.29, ocado.com
There’s a sort of a butterscotch flavour. I’m not convinced they look like eggs. I might decorate a cake with these, but alone they don’t feel particularly special.
Dark chocolate eggs
Divine 70% Dark Egg with Mini Eggs 260g, £10, ocado.com
Lovely pretty little eggs. If you love great chocolate, this is for you. Good thickness of shell. It’s very easy to eat.
Cox & Co Raw Cacao Nibs Egg 85% 170g, £9.99, selfridges.com
Very straightforward,with a dark rich flavour. This – out of all of them – is the most intense cocoa-high hit.
Moo Free 65% Dark Dairy Free Easter Egg 160g, £5.99, ocado.com
Looks amazing, but tastes a bit strange. It might be the kind of cocoa bean they’ve used in it? It almost has a taste of icing sugar to it.
Moser Roth Free From Egg 200g, £4.99, aldi.co.uk
I don’t like the flavour of this egg. The little chocolates have a strong hazelnut praline filling – they may be too sweet.
Hot cross buns
Ocado Gold Hot Cross Buns 4, £1.50, ocado.com
Quite a substantial bun. Very generous, more spice than the others. Seems like a good mix of fruit too. I think this is my favourite.
Iceland Luxury Hot Cross Buns 4, £1, iceland.co.uk
Packed with fruit. I like this very much. There’s a good balance of spice; this is very nice.
Waitrose No 1 Perfectly Fruited Hot Cross Buns2, £1.89, waitrose.com
This one has a very bready texture to it, kind of like an old-fashioned bun. This would toast very well. The one to put your marmalade on. Not very generous with the fruit.
Tesco Finest Extra Fruity Hot Cross Buns4, £1.50, tesco.com
It smells of cloves – it’s maybe a bit much. The spicing is not quite right, there’s a slight bitterness I’m tasting.
Novelty hot cross buns
Co-op Irresistible Bramley Apple & Cinnamon Hot Cross Buns 4, £1.35, coop.co.uk
Pronounced apple aroma. I wish it had more spice. Rather pleasant with lots of really plump raisins.
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Chocolate and Salted Caramel Hot Cross Buns 4, £1.25, sainsburys.co.uk
Enough with the salted caramel – enough! Very sweet, but not a sophisticated caramel flavour.
Marks & Spencer Chilli & Cheese Hot Cross Buns 4, £1.50, marksandspencer.com
I was thrown by the aroma. Give this to your grandma? Nah… I’m getting more chilli than cheese. There’s a cheap-tasting dough texture to it.
Morrisons The Best Mocha Hot Cross Buns 4, £1, morrisons.com
Not much chocolate flavour, and then you get a real coffee hit. I think I’d get bored halfway through eating it.
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