Best on a budget: the top Easter eggs of 2017 tried and tested

If you haven’t noticed that all the shops have been filled with chocolate bunnies, big yellow signs about Easter, and those little yellow chicks you’ve only ever seen on rice-krispy cakes, then you’re probably a hermit. Easter is coming, and boy do we know it! Every year our eyes and bellies are filled with chocolate.

Are you sick of buying chocolate eggs and discovering that they’re inadequate? Maybe they taste bad, or they don’t smash when you throw them on the floor, or leave you bored halfway through? Don’t fear, the Chocolate Master is here. Paid only in chocolate buttons by the Easter Bunny, Molly Newhouse forks out her student loan to test the best Easter eggs on a tight budget so you don’t have to.

Nestle Smarties Little Chocolate Chick – Milk chocolate. 

Price: £0.50 – Star rating: 4 out of 5

Why: This little chicken is pretty cute; he certainly won me over. Although there is not much to him – some thin chocolate and seven smarties inside – for less than the price of a standard chocolate bar he is pretty good value. The sweet, milky chocolate doesn’t taste too cheap. Furthermore, the Easter Bunny has told me that due to their small size these treats go down well with parents who don’t want their kids to get hyper on sugar and annoy them even more than normal.

Cadbury Creme Egg medium Easter egg

Price: £1.50 – Star rating: 3 out of 5

Why: Inside the packaging there is one large hollow chocolate egg and a standard Creme Egg. Unfortunately for Creme Egg lovers, the big egg is not filled with that gooey good stuff. To add insult to injury, they didn’t even bother putting the Creme Egg inside the other one. However, it was easy to smash with a little tap on my chocolate tasting table, and the chocolate wasn’t sickly sweet. Definitely the best chocolate of the night. Unfortunately, that alone doesn’t clinch the top spot.

KitKat Chunky medium Easter egg

Price:£1.50 – Star rating: 2.5 out of 5

Why: This egg and full-sized KitKat Chunky came out of the packet in a little cardboard basket. A sweet touch. The egg was also in golden packaging, which made it feel extra special. This, however, is where the positives stop. The chocolate wasn’t very good; it was too sweet and tasted a little bit like it had been sat in someone’s sock drawer for a few years. Also, I love a good KitKat Chunky, but it’s not very Easter-y is it? No. Apart from the packaging, I am left disappointed.

Easter Chokablok Yolbie Milk chocolate bar

Price: £0.50 – Star rating: 2 out of 5

Why: I bought this with my hard earned pennies as it was something new I hadn’t seen before. Stick with what you know kids: it was a disappointment. Let us start with what it looked like: a fried egg brutishly shoved on top of a chocolate slab. I’m unsure why that would be appealing (and yet I bought it, didn’t I?). The taste was just wrong: ultra-sweet and so milky I probably could have milked it. Inside the yolk part of the egg there was soft caramel, which didn’t add anything positive to the flavour. The only redeeming factor is the price.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Small easter egg

Price: £1.00 – Star rating: 2.5 out of 5 

Why: The packaging contains just the one, hollow chocolate egg. The chocolate has fruity undertones but feels faintly like cardboard in your mouth. If the Easter Bunny’s budget was cut, he might turn to these. But not out of choice.

 

 

image: Pezibear via Pixabay

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