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Easter is just around the corner. It’s a time of year when we often get together with family and friends, enjoy lovely food and celebrate Spring and all she has to offer. But, let’s be honest, who doesn’t also get egg-cited for all the Easter themed confection, from bunnies to chicks and dragons (yes really!).
Here at MoneyMagpie we want to make sure you have an egg-stra special Easter so we’ve hunted out some of the best deals available to find out if they are all they are cracked up to be. Read on to find out what’s in our basket and what’s worth shelling out for…
This year Tesco has unveiled its largest chocolate egg range ever. It includes over 48 limited range Easter eggs that can only be found in-store or online. These egg-sclusive treats are in addition to nearly 200 other Easter themed treats starting from just £1.
The Ambassadors Golden Easter Egg – currently on sale at £21.60
From the chocolate gurus at Bad Brownie, this is a real treat and more of a dessert for sharing rather than an “all the chocolate you can eat on your own” challenge. It’s a giant golden hazelnut brownie in the shape of an egg, inspired by Ferrero Rocher.
We don’t have a weight for this one but it’s solid and heavy and smells divine! (Bad Brownie do letterbox deliveries, but given the shape and size, this egg can be ordered for delivery but won’t fit through the letterbox. Delivery is free over £30).
Pierre Marcolini – small egg (70g) £12.90
This is one for the chocolate connoisseurs out there. Pierre Marcolini eggs are really rather egg-ceptional but as you’d expect from a specialist chocolatier, you will pay a bit more for these egg-stravagant treats.
These small eggs are topped with a light, airy praline with puffed rice, enhanced with a pinch of Maldon sea salt. It’s a retro recipe available in 3 versions: dark, milk and white chocolate.
The lovely folks over at Modern Milkman are offering a Montezuma egg for just £7 for their customers. Packaged in recyclable cardboard boxes, these eggs aren’t just good for the environment, they are really delicious too! (I use Modern Milkman for milk, oats, orange juice and ridiculously tasty brownies already – if you aren’t a customer, it’s worth checking out. Orders are delivered to your doorstep and empties are collected. No more plastic bottles!)
Our content editor, Vicky, cannot go near anything containing dairy, so she always goes for the vegan option when it comes to Easter eggs. In her opinion things are really looking up for the non-dairy folks out there. No more yucky carab based chocolate eggs, these days everyone can join in the feast.
These are Vicky’s top 3:
For pure value and to keep the kids happy, we think your best bet is either a Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Freddo or Mini Egg Easter egg. Both retail at £1.25 from all main supermarkets.
For the vegans we’re going with another of Vicky’s favourites – Doisy & Dom’s vegan dark chocolate good eggs (so good we had to check there was no dairy!) for £2.50
You can’t go wrong with a Lindt Bunny. Chomp off the ears and devour the rest all for £2.75 at Sainsbury’s. For an added bunny bonus, this year Lindt is running a campaign “Share the Hoppiness”. If you get a golden ticket within the packing of 100g bunny you’ll have the chance to win one of ten £5000 prizes! What an egg-scellent treat that is!
Jasmine is a huge fan of Kent based chocolate Cocoba. She is a particular fan of their solid milk chocolate “Jazzie” egg. After all, what’s in a name? She however wanted to mention their yummy caramel one: “The Golden Caramel Easter Egg at £11.95 encompasses golden caramel in a smooth and creamy Belgian milk chocolate egg. A delicious Easter Egg for those with a sweet tooth!“.
Let us know what your favourite is in the comments below!