Best Value Easter Eggs 2016
Recently I was lucky enough to be invited along to an Easter Egg tasting event run by the amazing cash back company Quidco (click here to join) and the UK Money Bloggers group. I got to meet up with some blogger friends and eat lots of chocolate. I am not sure what else a girl could want other than some good friends and copious amounts of chocolate and that is certainly what I was faced with!
We were given 12 Easter Eggs to blind taste test. All we knew about the eggs at this point was that one was worth £20, at least one was from a value range and two were from specialist dietary ranges. Excitedly we tucked in, one egg at a time taking note of the flavour, the creaminess, the thickness of the chocolate etc and scored them out of 5 points. Once we had completed the taste test we were informed which egg was made by whom, its price and what if any extras they came with so we could rate them for their value for money. There were a few surprises among the bunch! Proving that high price does not always equal high quality.
My personal favourite the Mars & Friends Easter Egg was voted the best value and best tasting Easter Egg of all 12. It is £3 in Sainsbury’s and comes with 2 full size Mars Bars. The chocolate was very silky and creamy and tasted divine.
The Asda Extra Special Easter Egg found itself in second place, if you are a fan of dark chocolate this is the one for you!
If you are buying an Easter Egg for a small child this year you cannot go wrong with this Thomas & Friends Bumper Pack which is just 80p in Asda and comes with a small chocolate bar and some chocolate buttons too.
This Tesco Easter Egg is a little bit different to the rest it is actually an Easter Egg hunt kit and includes 21 eggs plus markers for your Easter Egg hunt party making it full of fun.
I was really surprised that the overall group score for the Cadbury’s egg was so low! I personally love the taste of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk and much preferred this egg to the second place Asda one.
Sixth place went to the first of the two Free From range eggs, this one being from Asda. It is free from gluten, wheat and dairy, the latter was surprising because it is a very tasty, creamy milk style chocolate. I did not guess there was anything different about this chocolate from the blind taste test.
Lindor Lindt Easter Egg £6 from Asda.
Second of the free from Easter Eggs is the Moo Free Easter Egg from Waitrose. This egg is gluten free, wheat free, lactose and dairy free it is also completely vegan.
The Lidl Favorina Milk Chocolate Egg was a disappointing tenth place.
This Waitrose Heston Golden Egg looks absolutely superb and has a beautiful golden shimmer however for me personally it was completely inedible. It is such a shame because it looks like it would make an amazing gift. It is not often I will turn down chocolate but unfortunately this one had me stumped.
The Divine Fair Trade Milk Chocolate Egg is available from Ocado for £3 however it is a fairly small sized egg and the worst value for money egg we tested.
Competition – Win Chocolate galore!
A huge thank you to Quidco for hosting this event. If you would like to win some delicious chocolate goodies please enter below. First prize is £60 of Hotel Chocolat Easter Goodies. Yum.