Co-Op – Always have a wide range of Fairtrade chocolate and truffles on sale. Their popcorn chocolate egg (£5) with attractive white chocolate splat and caramelised hazelnut pieces was delicious as well as slightly different. Great as a gift for a child.
Sainsburys – On offer are three Taste the Difference Belgium chocolate eggs. A large bejewelled egg with chocolate pearls (£10), then for the dark chocolate lovers the medium egg with cocoa nibs (£6) has a lovely crunch and texture and really impressed. Lastly the small lustre covered dark chocolate egg is only £3. Perfect for dark chocolate lovers who like a less sweet chocolate.
Hotel Chocolate – the entire Hotel Chocolat range is always very tastefully present, carefully thought out as well as top notch quality. Delightful options for children are the bunny lick lollies or chocolate egg sandwiches. As usually they have a huge Easter range, eggs have thick shells and generous amounts of chocolate inside. We tried the Rabot 1475 Extra Thick Egg made with different rare single origin chocolate £29. Also new is their dairy free milk chocolate range made with almond milk. Out of all the eggs the Hotel Chocolat one contained the least plastic packaging. Perfect for chocolate lovers, or those wanting tasteful Easter gifts.
Morrisons – Are also following this year’s theme of embellished nude eggs, with a freeze dried raspberry or butterscotch chocolate egg. The bitter intense raspberry pairs and contrasts well with the sweeter milk and white chocolate in the raspberry egg. Nice flavour pairing. £3.50. A good choice for a budget egg.
Tesco – This massive Jackson Pollock inspired egg is made from creamy smooth Belgian milk chocolate and is decorated with coloured chocolate “splashes”. Seriously impressive and remarkable good value for £12. Perfect for a party.
ASDA – With a duo of embellished nude eggs on offer, we enjoyed the Bejewelled milk and dark chocolate egg with fudge pieces and candy glitter balls giving a satisfying crunch and variety of textures, £6. For those who are reluctant to share – or wish to ration themselves there is a tower of Belgium chocolate “hot cross eggs” which would make a great centre piece arranged in a pretty bowl, or for an Easter Egg hunt. Great for a gathering.
Lindt – Famous for their golden bunny, which this year is available in milk, dark, hazelnut and white chocolate for £2.99 / 100g, as well as a whooping 1kg version for £39.99! The classic Lindor truffle with its sumptuously smooth melting centre accompanies a number of traditionally foil wrapped classic and dark chocolate eggs for £10.99. Also in the range are delightfully spring themed eggs and chocolates. Great for traditionalists. (Also new for spring 2015 is a Lindt Gold Bunny Cookbook, perfect for devotees of this Easter classic.)
Waitrose – The Heston Egg (£20) has a thick dark chocolate shell coated with edible gold lustre. Crack it open and find some mandarin ganache filled eggs in a nest of edible hay. Perfect for those with a less than sweet tooth who want a touch of the Heston magic.
Many thanks to all the brands and supermarkets for samples