Over four days, our expert judging panel blind tasted over 60 products from 10 national supermarkets to bring you our 2020 Easter Taste Awards. From chocolate eggs of all shapes and sizes to the all-important hot cross buns, we’ve rounded up the ultimate Easter shopping list. Read on to find out which chocolate eggs made the cut.
Please note that some of these products are only available to buy in-store and not online.
Best milk chocolate Easter egg
M&S fudgy Easter sundae
This milk chocolate egg tastes high-quality and creamy but it’s the fun, splat-design topping that really makes it a winner – made from caramelised white chocolate, dark chocolate, plus biscuit balls, pretzels and mini fudge pieces, it’s the perfect balance of sweet, salty, crunchy and soft.
Co-op Irresistible silver cocoa pod egg
This sophisticated, cocoa-pod-shaped egg would make a lovely gift, especially for adults. This year, Co-op’s signature cocoa pod egg is silver-dusted, in celebration of Fairtrade’s 25th anniversary. The chocolate is high-quality and incredibly moreish, and the accompanying truffles are filled with a thick caramel.
Sainsbury’s Cocoa et Co Belgian milk chocolate beehive egg
Our panel loved the simple but premium-looking design of this golden, beehive-effect egg (although some were confused by the lack of ‘honey’ flavour to complement the theme). The chocolate itself is smooth and has a good flavour, although some found it slightly sickly.
Best dark chocolate Easter egg
Sainsbury’s Cocoa et Co Single Origin dark chocolate tear drop
For anyone who loves dark chocolate, this luxe-looking tear drop-shaped egg ticks all the boxes. The chocolate tastes high quality, with a rich, intense and slightly bitter flavour and smooth, creamy texture.
Best white chocolate Easter egg
Moser Roth hand decorated white chocolate ripple egg with truffles
Our judges liked this creamy white chocolate egg for its stand-out design, sweet flavour and the thinness of the chocolate (very smashable!), but were let down by the accompanying truffles which tasted sickly-sweet.
Best dairy-free chocolate Easter egg
Asda Extra Special Free From Belgian dark chocolate egg with vanilla flavoured truffles
This was the best egg in an overall fairly disappointing category. Free from gluten, eggs and milk, this had the best chocolate of those we tried, with good mouth-feel. The judges liked the additional of cocoa nibs in the egg itself, which give both a richer flavour a nice extra texture, however most found the accompanying truffles to be too sweet.
Best kids’ chocolate Easter egg
Tesco Doug The Dinosaur milk chocolate figure
A resounding winner, our judges couldn’t get enough of this cute, dinosaur-shaped chocolate figure that would have universal appeal. The quality of the milk chocolate is great – silky smooth, sweet but not sickly and with just the right thickness.
Co-op chocolate honeycomb crunch Egg-splosion loaded egg
The simple design of this classic egg may not be quite as fun as our winner, but the panel loved this for its mix of creamy white and milk chocolate and satisfying nuggets of golden honeycomb and crunchy biscuit pieces.
Best miniature eggs
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference swiss milk chocolate eggs
Our panel loved the satisfying, melt-in-mouth texture of these moreish mini eggs. The creamy, milk chocolate tastes high quality, with a good mouthfeel and slightly nutty flavour.
This review was last updated in February 2020. If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability, please get in touch at email@example.com.
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