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Easter is a time when confectionary brands really flex their creative muscles and this year has been no exception. We taste-tested alternative Easter eggs that can be bought online, including special diet eggs and showstopping products that have novelty value.

For supermarket products, visit the BBC Good Food Easter Taste Awards page to find the best Easter eggs and the best hot cross buns for 2019.

Melt London strawberry egg on white background

Melt London strawberry egg

This splendid, colourful egg has serious wow factor. It comes in a deceptively sober, elegant cardboard box that’s nice enough to be reused as storage. Unpacking adds to the fun as the egg is nestled deep in a nest of paper hay. Its bright red and green colour is a big hit in both the visual and flavour stakes. The chocolate is extra thick and has a high cocoa content, with just a hint of fruit flavour. It also gets top marks for being vegan and having 100% plastic-free packaging. A good choice if you want to gift an Easter egg that will be a talking point.

Buy from Melt London (£29.99)

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Wyke Farm cheddar Easter egg

Wyke Farms Cheaster egg

A savoury Easter egg? This is a concept we’re wholeheartedly on board with. This ingenious solution for chocolate sceptics (because, believe it or not, they do exist) comes wrapped in a wax coating. The egg itself is made from signature Wyke Farms mature cheddar, with a ‘yolk’ dyed with natural colouring, and comes standing proudly in a branded mug. Somebody pass the chutney.

Buy from Wyke Farms (£14)

Play in Choc Easter egg in box with rabbit figurines

Play in Choc rabbit collection

This smart set for kids is lighter on the chocolate than other Easter options but big on the fun factor. It features four boxes each with small vegan chocolates plus a 3D rabbit puzzle and a fact card about the animal. An ideal choice for parents who don't want to gift a huge egg, it's worth bearing in mind that the chocolate isn't the sweetest but we loved the melty texture and subtle coconutty flavour.

Buy from Play in Choc (£12)

Flamingo egg box with pink coloured eggs

Firebox white chocolate flamingo eggs

This bold, brash set of coloured eggs is a Millennial pink-hued saccharine explosion. Within the cardboard egg box you'll find half a dozen strawberry-flavoured speckled eggs. They're super sweet, super fun and ideal for teenagers.

Buy from Firebox (£11.99)

Fortnum and Mason praline scotch egg

Fortnum & Mason praline Scotch egg

Heritage London department store Fortnum & Mason claims to have invented the very first ‘scotched egg’ back in 1738, so this modern, sweet remake is a natural continuation of its innovative spirit. The orange ganache ‘egg’ is surrounded by a soft chocolate praline which is crumbed in roasted hazelnuts and cocoa nibs. The chocolate is flavoured with simnel spices giving it an extra sprinkling of Easter magic. The stylish box finishes the whole thing off a treat.

Buy from Fortnum and Mason (£15.95)

Selfridges artisan egg on white background

Selfridges Selection artisan milk chocolate egg

This glossy painted egg looks almost too good to smash (emphasis on ‘almost’). Made for Selfridges by Baravelli’s, an artisan chocolatier in Conwy, Wales, the look is modern and elegant. The chocolate itself has vanilla notes and melts satisfyingly on the tongue. We also give top marks for the minimalist packaging that avoids excessive plastic waste.

Buy from Selfridges (£29)

Solid Chocolate Company

The Solid Chocolate Company Belgian milk chocolate egg

Why are Easter eggs hollow when the void could be filled with chocolate? That’s a valid question answered unequivocally by The Solid Chocolate Company’s ingenious solid Easter egg. The block design features 42 individual bite-sized pieces of chocolate made from rich, Belgian milk chocolate, although it also comes in dark and white. It’s 750g of pure indulgence and a chocoholic’s dream.

Buy from Solid Chocolate Co (£24.99)

The best Easter eggs and bakes

BBC Good Food Easter Taste Awards 2019 – the results
The best supermarket Easter eggs 2019
The best hot cross buns 2019

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