CADBURY has topped a list of the best tasting Easter eggs with its giant mini egg chocolate creation.
The sweet treat came top among testers, beating more than 40 others.
The lucky bunch of testers – which included experts and consumers – munched through 42 different eggs to crown Cadbury the winner.
The £12 egg nabbed the top spot after pleasing the judges with its creamy taste.
Speckled mini egg pieces are embedded in the giant chocolate egg which is made from classic Dairy Milk.
Mini eggs are one of Cadbury's classic sweets for Easter and are a solid chocolate coated in a crispy sugar shell.
The chocolate concoction scored 93 out of 100, according to the Good Housekeeping Institute who also sampled hot cross buns
Weighing in at 507g, the giant Cadbury choc egg is only available at Tesco, where it can be bought in store or online, though you may have to pay for delivery on top.
Hot on the heels of Cadbury was Ferrero Rocher with its Large Boxed Egg, scoring 92 out of 100.
Ferrero's choc egg shell is studded with almond pieces and also comes with eight of the traditional choc truffles.
We spotted the £10 Ferrero egg on sale at Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Ocado and Amazon.
The best hot cross buns for Easter
By Daniel Jones
ALDI'S bargain 25p hot cross buns have beaten pricier versions from posh supermarkets in a taste test by respected Good Housekeeping
Budget supermarket Aldi’s Luxury Fruited Hot Cross Buns at 99p for four scored 88/100 to land the best overall out of 10, beating more expensive packs from posh stores Waitrose and M&S.
Tasters loved “the toffee-like sultanas throughout, as well as the subtle notes of cinnamon and clove”.
Last year’s winners M&S were still strong contenders – getting top marks out of the eight entries for the best gluten-free category.
Tasters praised the M&S Made Without Hot Cross Buns, £2 for a pack of four, for their nutmeg flavour and attractive glazed look, giving a score of 88/100.
Good Housekeeping’s team of testers are a mix of experts and ordinary folk.
Stacey Smith, food and drink editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute, said: “From the top tasting Easter Egg to the best Hot Cross Buns, we’re delighted to offer our expert insight into where people can find the best tasting Easter sweet treats this year.
“Aldi’s Hot Cross Buns are clearly a great pick for those on a budget (but not willing to compromise on taste!) and Cadbury’s proves its chocolate credentials with its Mini Egg Easter Egg coming out on top.”
Best hot cross bun & best budget hot cross bun
- Aldi Luxury Fruited Hot Cross Buns
- 99p for 4pk
- Score: 88/100
- Iceland Hot Cross Buns
- £1 for 6pk
- Score 86/100
Best gluten-free hot cross bun
- Marks and Spencer Made Without Hot Cross Buns
- £2 for 4pk
- Score 88/100
- Tesco Freefrom Hot Cross Buns
- £1.90 for 4pk
- Score 77/100
Easter is just a few weeks away, falling on Sunday April 4 this year which is earlier than last year's date of April 12.
Good Friday will fall on April 2 and the Easter Monday bank holiday is on April 5.
It's unclear yet if the country will be able to celebrate the long weekend out of lockdown.
Brits could be allowed to take self-catered breaks by Easter if the reproductive rate of the virus stays low, reports claim.
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce how he will ease the nation out of coroanvirus lockdown on February 22.
Brits can still pick up Easter treats during lockdown from supermarkets as they remain open as essential retailers, providing food and other necessities.
Good Housekeeping has also crowned winners in two other categories: best supermarket Easter egg and best Vegan egg.
Waitrose and its No.1 Hidden Truffles Nutty Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Salted Caramel Truffles was named the best supermarket own-brand egg.
Scoring 90 out of 100, the 220g egg costs £10 and is available at Waitrose.
The vegan category was topped by Doisy & Dam's 70% Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with Almond Nuttercups.
Priced at £8 for 260g the egg had the highest score of any of the vegan eggs testers tasted and scored 82/100.
You can buy the Doisy and Dam egg from the Doisy and Dam website and Ocado.
- Best overall egg – Cadbury Mini Eggs Easter Egg, £12
The winner was a hit with all ages and the classic Cadbury egg was praised for its sweet and creamy chocolate.
There are mini egg pieces in the giant choc egg shell but for fans of the treat, you also get a bag of mini eggs too.
- Best overall egg – Ferrero Rocher Large Boxed Egg, £10
Ferrero Rocher fans can enjoy this giant version, which has a nut encrusted shell.
Sadly it's not filled with the nutella centre but it does come with eight of the normal truffles which will satisfy the craving.
- Supermarket own-brand – Waitrose & Partners No.1 Hidden Truffles Nutty Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Salted Caramel Truffles,£10
As you might expect from the posh supermarket, Waitrose's egg is made with fancy 49% single origin milk chocolate.
The egg is laced with salt crystals and crunchy almonds and there are four separate salty truffles too.
- Bets vegan Easter egg, Doisy & Dam 70% Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with Almond Nuttercups, £8
Tasters who tried this vegan Easter egg from Doisy and Dam said they loved the notes of red fruit and coffee.
Not only do you get a delicious dark choc egg, it comes with two Nuttercup bars which are dark choc and almond flavour bars.
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