Best Easter Eggs 2019: We Tried The UK's Weird And Wonderful Options So You Don’t Have To

Some of the HuffPost team ate so much chocolate they felt sick.

Update: To show our true dedication to the cause, we tasted a whole load more easter eggs and added the reviews to this article. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.

As Easter rolls around again and the chocolate eggs are back on our shelves, so are the weird, wonderful, and downright disgusting ones too.

This year is no different. In an attempt to eat our way through the lot – for your benefit, of course – we locked some of the HuffPost team in a meeting room until we felt sick. (We’re serious, some people had to leave the room because they’d eaten too much.)

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Armed with a bucket of tea, we spent hours tasting fruity concoctions, chocolate avocados and even a chocolate scotch egg, judging them on taste, appearance and value for money. We gathered the responses, no matter how scathing and here we have the final results. To say it was divisive is an understatement.


Heston The Chocolate Scotch Egg, Waitrose, £6

What is it? A picnic favourite in chocolate form, behold the chocolate scotch egg. A milk chocolate and caramel ganache coated with maple sugar, the mango and yuzu fondant is the replica egg yolk.

The verdict:

Brogan, Lifestyle Editor - 2/5

As a massive fan of scotch eggs, I appreciate the effort Heston has gone to to replicate one – the flakey chocolate breadcrumbs and soft yolk-like middle. Although the yolk tastes citrussy which really doesn’t work with the chocolate for me. When we try to cut through it, but it’s incredibly messy. For 6 quid, I think I’ll just get an actual scotch egg and a chocolate bar.

Ashley, Entertainment Editor - 1/5

I don’t have the words to describe how conflicted this egg made me feel. The taste was alright, but the texture was gross, and quite frankly I have zero time for Heston trying to be ‘zany’ with his easter eggs.

Natasha, Lifestyle Reporter - 3/5

It looks like a scotch egg, but it tastes like lemon and chocolate which is the ultimate mind f**k. Heston, what you playing at? (I later discover it’s a mango ganache. Tasted like lemon to me.) Value wise I think it’s a bit rubbish but maybe if you’re into small treats and like a surprise then this is the one for you.


Game Of Thrones White Chocolate Dragon Egg, Deliveroo, 80p

What is it? Deliveroo’s first ever easter egg pays tribute to the hit TV show as it heads into its eighth and final season on 14th April. They’re hand painted and made from Fairtrade white chocolate.

The verdict:

Sara, Lifestyle Reporter - 3/5

Basically a giant milky bar - I’d pay 80p for it but the real question here is: how many are Deliveroo actually selling for that ridiculously low price?!

Chris, Senior News Reporter - 2/5

For 80p you may as well but it’s a decidedly average white chocolate and the covering is a bit gritty.

Ashley, Entertainment Editor - 1/5

It’s cheap and you get exactly what you pay for. Nasty, nasty, nasty.

Charlie, Blogs Editor - 1/5

Costs 80p and somehow tastes even cheaper.


Moser Roth Single Origin Cocoa Pod, Aldi, £4.99 (Available in store only)

What is it? A giant hollow cocoa pod made from Fairtrade Peruvian milk chocolate decorated in a decadent ombre lustre.

The verdict:

Charlie, Blogs Editor - 2/5

The chocolate is merely fine, and the presentation isn’t all that. As with our previous eggs, I think this should be disqualified for not being an egg.

Rachel, Entertainment Reporter - 3/5

The shape of this one is cool and the taste matches up, with creamy chocolate that isn’t too thick (Deliveroo take note). There’s a distinct lack of treats though, which not to be dramatic, should be illegal.

Chris, Senior Editor - 4/5

It sticks to the basics and nails it.


Aldi Dark Chocolate Ripple Egg, £4.99 (Available in store only)

What is it?

The verdict:

Charlie, Blogs Editor - 2/5

The chocolate is actually pretty fine, but this another one of those weird concept eggs that just seems unnecessarily complicated. Plus it leaves weird metallic coating stuff on your hands.

Chris, Senior Editor- 4/5

Does exactly what it says on the box - lovely dark chocolate, no fancy nonsense.

Rachel, Entertainment Reporter - 4/5

I’m going to be honest, I was starting to feel incredibly sick at this point and kept announcing this fact in between entire fistfuls of chocolate. The shimmery design on this one is a nice touch and the dark chocolate provided some much-needed respite from the other eggs. It’s also fancier looking yet not too pricey, aka you could 100% get away with buying it for someone without them thinking you’d been cheap.


Dark Chocolate Avocado Easter Egg, Waitrose, £8

What is it? A smooth Belgian chocolate shell with white chocolate flesh (that’s supposed to be the avocado) and a cocoa-dusted stone.

The verdict:

Charlie, Blogs Editor - 2/5

Speaking as a millennial, I feel mocked by this egg. Avocado is a good thing and Easter eggs are a good thing, but this feels designed by a focus group to exploit us all for Instagram likes. Also you can’t even taste the avocado, which feels like a metaphor for something.

Henry, Senior Field Producer - 3/5

The green bits taste of white chocolate masquerading as milk chocolate – call the police. The stone was pretty good though, if a little dusty. But who is looking for easter eggs that look like avocados? I want an egg that looks like an elaborate piece of artwork. Like real avocados it is overpriced.

Sara, Lifestyle Reporter - 4/5

This avocado shaped egg is so “millennial” it’s almost like Waitrose is trolling us, but nonetheless, I was impressed by the design. My favourite part was the green chocolate, which was almost creamy. The surrounding chocolate was really rich and dark, which offset it nicely.

Marks & Spencer

Prosecco Egg, Marks & Spencer, £5

What is it? A colourful combination of prosecco and berries in a hollow chocolate egg decorated with pink colouring. Available in store only.

The verdict:

Sara, Lifestyle Reporter - 2/5

It smells pretty horrible and you’d never guess it was flavoured with prosecco if you did a blind taste test. It just has a hint of something odd.

Natasha, Lifestyle Reporter - 3/5

This metallic bad boy looks the part, but sadly its shiny exterior ended up coming off onto my fingers. Top tip: maybe wear gloves to eat it. Not a fan of the smell, I have to admit, as it reminds me of hangovers. It doesn’t taste like Prosecco but that’s not to say the taste is unpleasant. Actually, scrap that. It slowly festers into a taste that’s a bit like gone off wine. Not a fan.

Brogan, Lifestyle Editor - 4/5

Although the pink dusting rubbed off on my hands and made a bit made a bit of a mess, I quite liked the taste of it – although it is incredibly sweet. A bit of Prosecco novelty for only a fiver. What’s not to love?


Ginsecco Golden Sculpture Egg, Lidl, £12.99

What is it? A show stopping milk chocolate egg with Ginsecco ganache filled truffles

The verdict:

Sara, Lifestyle Reporter - 3/5

It’s bland. Just sweet, inoffensive, and boring. The gin truffles are delicious though - and the saving grace of this mediocre egg but the price is still steep for what you get.

Charlie, Blogs Editor - 2/5

I have questions about the structural integrity of this ‘sculpture’ of an egg. One full point added for the ‘ginsecco’ eggs because they’re actually quite nice.

Rachel, Entertainment Reporter - 3/5

This is one fancy-looking easter egg, even though the whole “sculpture” thing means it’s not actually an egg to be honest, but let’s not be pedantic. The chocolate somehow tastes very nutty (not my vibe) and it’s only the small golden eggs that have the boozy “ginsecco” flavouring which is... ok, I guess? £12.99 though... No thank you.


Nestle Kit Kat Ruby Cocoa Beans Easter Egg, Tesco, £8

What is it? A ruby chocolate egg with two ruby Kit Kat bars, each with four fingers.

The verdict:

Chris, Senior Editor - 1/5

Wanted it to taste like those pink chocolate mice - it didn’t. Had a weird tang about it.

Ashley, Entertainment Editor - 2/5

It really doesn’t taste like chocolate at all, and the fruity flavour that obviously makes it pink is sickeningly sweet. The actual KitKats themselves also had a nasty after taste. For eight quid, I want more than a standard size egg and two two-finger KitKats.

Rachel, Entertainment Reporter - 2/5

This is a great-looking egg and given the popularity of matcha kit kats, I’m keen to try this ruby variety but first up: the egg. For the first couple of seconds, the chocolate tastes great but then the aftertaste, ughhhhh, the aftertaste. It’s pretty sickly and tastes artificial – and disappointingly, the same applies to the kit kat itself. Can they just make a matcha one next time?


Kit Kat Salted Caramel Fudge Easter Egg, Tesco, £8

What is it? A sickly sweet concoction of milk chocolate, caramel and slated fudge that comes with three, yes three, Kit Kat salted caramel fudge chocolate bars.

The verdict:

Amy, Assistant Lifestyle Editor - 5/5

I’m not that keen on easter egg chocolate usually, I think it’s a bit shit - so I tried a bit of this because everyone said it was amazing and OH MY GOD IT IS AMAZING. It’s got a touch of salted caramel, with brownie style chewy bits and it is so more-ish. I went back twice. Maybe three times.

Rachel, Entertainment Reporter - 4/5

I never had myself down as someone who would pay £8 for an easter egg, but here I am, ready to hand it over for this one. This egg itself has just the right mix of creamy chocolate and salty caramel and it comes with 3 Kit Kats too. What’s not to love?

Lucy, Deputy Blogs Editor -2/5

Sadly, I did not share their enthusiasm of my collegues. This egg is tooth-achingly sweet. Not just standard easter egg sweet, but a level of sweet that can only happen when you mix cloying fudge with cheap chocolate. The salted caramel ramps up the sweetness factor even further but I must admit I liked the slightly salty offset, which made the chocolate taste malty. This wouldn’t be my easter egg of choice as I found it sickly, but, let’s be honest, if it was the only chocolate in the house, I would still eat it.


Lindt Lindor Irresistibly Smooth White Chocolate Easter Egg with Lindor Truffles, Asda, £8

What is it? A white chocolate egg with accompanying white chocolate truffles. Here’s a fun fact for you, it was recently awarded the title of 2019′s Best Easter Egg by Good Housekeeping.

The verdict:

Charlie, Blogs Editor - 4/5

I’m a white chocolate truther, so in my biased opinion this is a really light, not too sickening effort. Only knock on this is that it’s essentially the same texture all the way through. Very good value for money given all the extra components.

Natasha, Lifestyle Reporter - 5/5

I would agree that this eggo is irresistibly smooth, the white chocolate is super creamy and it also looks the part. If you like Milky Bar, but a bit more luxe, this is the egg for you. It’s a bit out of my price range (I’m a £1 Cadbury egg kinda gal) but if someone bought me this, I wouldn’t be disappointed at all.

Sara, Lifestyle Reporter - 3/5

The chocolate smells exactly like a Milky Bar, which is fine... but the chocolate lacks any depth of flavour and frankly it’s all just a bit boring. I wouldn’t mind eating one if it was being shared around and I needed a sugar hit but the only saving grace of this egg is the fact it comes with individually wrapped Lindt chocolate truffles.


Extra Special Hand-Finished Belgian Dark Chocolate Egg with Cherry, Asda, £5

What is it? A decadent dark chocolate egg with dried cherries, white chocolate drizzle and cherry flavoured truffles.

The verdict:

Sara, Lifestyle Reporter - 4/5

This was my favourite egg. It beat all of the others in terms of depth of flavour and the cocoa had a richness that was missing in the other eggs. It also has a delicious crunch in the shell, which makes the texture interesting and I thought it was good value for a fiver. I’d have given this top marks – but unfortunately, as much as I enjoyed it, the cherry flavour didn’t come through as strongly as I’d have expected.

Charlie, Blogs Editor - 4/5

It all feels a bit Fifty Shades somehow, but the sweetness of the dark chocolate is perfectly balanced with the sharpness of the dried cherries. It’s definitely more interesting than most eggs you find, especially for a fiver.

Louise, Lifestyle Reporter - 4/5

Cherry and chocolate are a dream. You will need a gallon of tea with it though, it’s very, very rich. For a fiver it’s great, get it for someone else and it’ll look like you’ve made an effort. I’m not a fan of the truffles, however. Yuk.


Pineapple Gold Easter Egg, Morrison’s, £8

What is it? A hollow chocolate egg with a dusting of gold on the body and a fetching frones (that’s the green leaves to you and I). Available in store only.

The verdict:

Louise, Lifestyle Reporter - 3/5

This tastes like your regular easter egg, if you like a classic like me, but annoyingly leaves a gold glitter stain all over your hands. The different thickness of the egg and the stalk compliment each other nicely and I could quite easily polish the whole thing off myself. It looks fancy but isn’t extravagant enough for £8, so there’s little value for money here.

Charlie, Blogs Editor - 1/5

Why is this a pineapple? Why does the chocolate taste so immediately cheap? Too many questions about this egg, not enough answers. A weird cheap, meme-y effort that leaves gold all over your fingers and no taste on your tongue. This isn’t even an egg, so should therefore be disqualified.


Milk & Ruby Chocolate Fruit & Nut Egg, Morrison’s, £12

What is it? A very posh milk chocolate easter egg (or half of one) studded with roasted pistachios, caramelised hazelnut nibs, candied orange peel, dried raspberries and finished miniature dark chocolate ganache egg.

The verdict:

Matt, Executive Entertainment Editor - 1/5

Nice thick shell but just not chocolatey enough. 12 quid is a lot too considering you’re only getting half an egg. And it’s basically muesli.

Ashley, Entertainment Editor - 3/5

While there was a lot of different things going on and it looked pretty luxe, I don’t think any chocolate of that size commands that price, especially one that is essentially half an egg. Taste wise, it was a real concoction, as not only were there nuts, there were a lot of fruity flavours, which sort of contradicted each other and was a little too sweet for me. It certainly looked impressive, with the glittery fruit lining the inside of the egg and the baby egg inside, but you can’t get away from the fact it’s half the amount of chocolate you’d get in another egg.

Brogan, Lifestyle Editor - 1/5

I’m quite impressed by the appearance of it, I’ve almost forgiven Morrison’s for only giving us half an egg for 12 quid. It looks a lot better than it tastes, it’s sickeningly sweet and the fruit and tastes like muesli, as Matt pointed out. Value for money is poor. It’s really quite expensive.


Cocoa et Co. XL Belgian Milk Chocolate Splatter, Sainsbury’s, £16

What is it? An award-winning milk chocolate hollow egg with a rather fancy splatter decoration.

The verdict:

Henry, Senior Field Producer - 4/5

This actually tastes pretty banging, not trying to do anything fancy or quirky, just solid good quality milk chocolate. ( It’s massive and gold with its own plastic pedestal which when broken made it look like a piece of ancient Greek pottery, I’m into it. At 16 quid its a hefty price tag but I would feel pretty special if someone gifted this to me.

Natasha, Lifestyle Reporter - 4/5

Oh hello! I immediately sat down next to this egg as it looks like a work of art with its gold Jackson Pollock-esque design. When you open the box a luxurious chocolatey smell wafts up your nostrils. And boy is it pleasant. The egg comes with a “splash of golden decadence” - I’m not sure what this means but I’m sold. (I later discover this is just a design feature.) The chocolate is thick, rich and delicious. Would I spend £16 on an Easter egg though? Probs not.

Sara, Lifestyle Reporter - 4/5

“£16! £16?” Was my first reaction when I learned how much this gigantic egg costs. To be fair, the egg is bigger than my head, the gold design is sophisticated and pretty and the chocolate is smooth and delicious. But as the priciest of the bunch, it’s the cost that knocks this one down from a five to a four in my books.


Flat Pack Bunny, Ikea, £2.95

What is it? A milk chocolate flat pack bunny that comes in three parts. Assembly required. Available in store only.

The verdict:

Ashley, Entertainment Editor - 4/5

It’s a fair bit of chocolate for the money, and will be a sure way to shut the kids up after a long trawl around Ikea – and something that isn’t going to break the bank. It wasn’t a particularly smooth chocolate and was a bit dusty in texture, but overall it was nice enough. Personally, I don’t care much for non-egg shaped easter chocolate, but the novelty of being able to put it together is cute for the kiddies.

Brogan, Lifestyle Editor - 2/5

Building it was much easier than Ikea’s regular flat-pack furniture, as it was only in three parts. But it was all over pretty quickly and the novelty-factor wasn’t really there. It also melted a bit in my hands as I was assembling it. The chocolate tastes really cheap and you can tell that it only cost £2.95.

Henry, Senior Field Producer - 2/5

It tastes very much like how an Ikea chocolate would taste like, which is not a good thing. Functional and bland are the only way to describe it. I did quite like the flat pack bunny but not strictly an egg is it?

Hotel Chocolat

Lamb & Mint Egg Sandwich, Hotel Chocolat, £10

What is it? A white chocolate spring lamb sandwiched between two milk chocolate sandwich moulds, flavoured with peppermint oil.

The verdict:

Louise, Lifestyle Reporter - 2/5

If you like mint with your chocolate, you’ll love this. The problem is I don’t. Reminiscent of an After Eight, it would go well post an Easter Sunday roast... I guess. It’s he most unnecessary of all the easter eggs I’ve tried, but props for creativity. Unexpectedly crunchy, the chocolate tastes like praline and the sheep, that looks eerily like brains, is smooth but an overall meh.

Brogan, Lifestyle Editor - 5/5

I know it’s expensive, but I LOVE this sandwich. I don’t know if I’d ever spend a tenner on chocolate, but I’d hope to be bought it. Hint hint. The white chocolate sheep is minty fresh (and as someone who can take or leave white chocolate, I’m actually quite into it) and as a MASSIVE dark chocolate fan, the “bread” is delicious and slightly crunchy, which was a pleasant surprise. I’m not really a purist when it comes to easter eggs, so I’m not that bothered about the fact that it’s not egg-shaped. And I think the little sheep is cute. You can see where your tenner has gone with this one.

Charlie, Blogs Editor - 3/5

Basically a large After Eight, which is disappointing as it sounds. Would recommend for your upper middle class great-grandparents, but no one else. Poor value for money compared to the competing eggs on the table. And besides, it’s not even an egg, so should be disqualified.

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