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Over two days, our expert judging panel taste-tasted over 35 different chocolate Easter eggs from 10 national supermarkets to bring you our definitive list of top buys for Easter 2021. This year, testing took place remotely, with judges receiving coded packages, each filled with portioned out chocolate eggs so that they could blind-test them from home. Read on to find out which dark, milk, white, vegan and miniature chocolate eggs we loved, plus our top picks for kids.
For the full list of winners, including the best hot cross buns, visit our Easter Taste Awards 2021.
Best milk chocolate egg
Waitrose No.1 Hidden Truffles nutty milk chocolate Easter egg with salted caramel truffles
Our judges loved this rich and creamy milk chocolate egg studded with crunchy chopped almonds and a hint of fleur de sel, but it’s the accompanying salted caramel truffles that really stole the show – dark and decadent, they’re well-filled with silky, nicely-salted caramel.
Aldi Moser Roth milk chocolate lovers duo egg
One half of this striking ‘duo’ design egg is made from 41% Ghanaian milk chocolate while the other is a smooth Belgian milk chocolate studded with crunchy flecks of caramel and sea salt, so there’s something for every mood.
Buy in-store at Aldi (£7.99)
Best dark chocolate egg
Waitrose No. 1 Hidden Truffles dark chocolate Easter egg with dark chocolate truffles
At 65%, this chocolate egg isn’t bitterly dark but rather pleasantly mellow and sweet, with fruity notes. The accompanying truffles are a nice addition, and taste sophisticated with their meltingly soft chocolate centre and cocoa powder dusting.
Aldi Moser Roth dark chocolate lovers duo egg
This rich, slightly fruity dark chocolate has a pleasant hint of bitterness without being too dark (71%). Our judges especially loved the half that’s studded with cocoa nibs and blue Persian salt for a satisfying sweet-salty crunch.
Best white chocolate egg
Specially Selected exquisite blonde beehive egg & hidden truffles
This really wowed our judges, not only with its show-stopping beehive design, but its many different flavours and textures. The egg itself is made from slightly salty caramelised white chocolate with crunchy honeycomb pieces inside, while the accompanying milk chocolates are filled with a silky-smooth salted caramel.
Buy in-store at Aldi (£14.99)
M&S The Collection extra thick blonde & white chocolate egg
Although simple in its design, our judges loved this for its super-creamy chocolate which has a satisfying, sink-your-teeth-in thickness. Sweet, smooth white chocolate is paired with a blonde (caramelised) white chocolate, with rich notes of caramel and honey.
Best vegan egg
Morrisons The Best free from salted caramel and honeycomb egg with salted caramel truffles
For those who love the combination of sweet and salty, this super-smooth, sweet chocolate egg is studded with little crunchy, salty honeycomb pieces.
Buy in-store at Morrisons (£5)
M&S EggPlant Kitchen
If you prefer a richer, more intense chocolate flavour, our judges also loved this fun, aubergine-shaped egg – the dark chocolate tastes high quality, smooth and creamy, with great snap.
Buy in-store at M&S (£6)
Best children’s egg
Dairyfine strawberries & cream milkshake egg
We think kids will go crazy for this loaded milkshake design egg. The white chocolate is sweet and creamy while the strawberry flavour is reminiscent of childhood fromage frais.
By Sainsbury’s billionaire’s ggg
This super-creamy milk chocolate egg is packed with milk and dark chocolate chips, dark chocolate drizzle, caramel flakes and honeycomb – kids will love the many different flavours and textures.
Best miniature eggs
Moser Roth luxury egg box
There’s something for everyone with these pretty decorated eggs, each filled with a smooth ganache centre in different flavours. We especially love the white chocolate egg with its crunchy praline filling.
Morrisons milk chocolate micro eggs
These tiny little eggs taste much more of their crunchy sugar shell than of the chocolate inside, but we felt they deserved a mention for their sheer versatility – from decorating cupcakes, Easter tarts and brownies to adorning hot chocolates, we think these cute micro eggs will make a great addition to all kinds of Easter offerings.
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