Easter wouldn’t be Easter without a chocolate egg (or several, in our case) and we’ve tried and tested some of the best luxury ones on offer – from quirky honeycomb designs to elegant vegan chocolate.
Our expert panel of olive judges blind-tasted each egg – rating them on taste, texture and appearance – and picked winners for each category, from extravagant showstoppers to crowd-pleasing numbers.
Best crowd-pleasing chocolate Easter egg
Winner: Giant Blonde Chocolate Beehive Egg, £69.95/1.05kg, The Chocolate Libertine
Moreish chunks of honeycomb add satisfying crunch to creamy, caramelised white chocolate in this hefty, wow-factor beehive egg, weighing in at a whopping 1.05kg.
Best grown-up Easter egg
Winner: Vegan Venezuelan Dark Chocolate Egg, £21/210g, Bettys
This is an elegant-looking and complex-tasting dark chocolate Easter egg, with notes of cherry and coffee that linger on the tongue. A well-tempered geometric shell has a satisfying snap and smooth flavour.
Best extravagant Easter egg
Winner: Extra-Thick Easter Egg, £29/490g, Hotel Chocolat
The walls of this Easter egg are extra thick, consisting of crumbled cookies and puffed rice encased in sweet and smooth 40% milk chocolate. The egg also comes with an indulgent selection of dessert-inspired pralines, caramels and chocolates.
Other luxury chocolate Easter eggs we tried:
Muscovado Caramel and Lemon Fondant Gulls Eggs, £16.95/130g, Fortnum & Mason. Buy now
Spring Bloom Egg, £32/315g, Bettys. Buy now
Artisan Milk Chocolate Easter Egg, £29.99/200g, Selfridges. Buy now
Coconut and Chia 37% Milk Chocolate Easter Egg, £9.99/170g, Cox & Co. Buy now
Milk Chocolate Egg, £20/160g, Salcombe Dairy. Buy now
Milk Chocolate Chicken, £5.95/35g, Pump Street. Buy now
Taste test conducted and written by Anya Gilbert
The best supermarket Easter eggs
Best dark chocolate eggs
Gold: Sainsbury’s Cocoa et Co single-origin dark-chocolate celestial egg with hazelnut praline truffles, £10/240g
Alongside notes of coffee, fruit and pepper, this complex dark-chocolate egg has a creamy flavour, too.
Best milk chocolate eggs
Gold: Sainsbury’s Cocoa et Co Belgian milk-chocolate egg, £16/400g
Impressive on the eyes and the taste buds, this has super-smooth chocolate and a showstopping splatter design.
Silver: Tesco Finest Belgian milk-chocolate, salted biscuit and maple egg, £8/360g
With its nuggets of salted biscuit, we loved the crunchy textures of this egg.
Best white chocolate eggs
Gold: Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Swiss white-chocolate bunny, £6/440g
A classic Easter bunny for children, with sweet chocolate and a satisfyingly thick shell.