Best Easter eggs 2021: The woman&home taste test

Our expert food team have tested the best Easter eggs in the shops this year - see what made their list

Best Easter Eggs
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The woman&home Taste Tests ensure that you buy the very best and our expert food team have spent many hours testing the best Easter eggs for 2021. Their favourites include showstoppers from the likes of Betty’s and Melt Chocolates as well as some must-buys from our favourite supermarkets. 

Whether you’re looking to buy for loved ones, or you fancy a treat yourself, we’re sure to have an egg that fits your budget and needs.  

Best dark chocolate Easter eggs

Melt Dark and Milk chocolate Acorn EggWoman&home recommends

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MELT DARK AND MILK CHOCOLATE ACORN EGG

Best novelty egg

Specifications
Stocklist: Melt Chocolates
Weight: 80g or 300g
Price: £19.99/£34.99

Strictly not just dark but a hybrid milk and dark chocolate egg. The judges were particularly taken with the whimsical design. This is a brilliant choice for those who want variety from their Easter egg or if you are buying for a couple with differing tastes. 

Dark Chocolate Ocean Studded Egg on a plateWoman&home recommends

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CHOCOCO DARK CHOCOLATE OCEAN STUDDED EGG

Best charity Easter egg

Specifications
Stocklist: Chococo (available on their website soon)
Weight: 175g
Price: £12.50

A great egg that really impressed the tasters, this charity egg raises money for a marine conservation charity. The chocolate is rich, with good acidity and is a brilliant example of high-quality chocolate craftmanship. 

Moser Roth Lovers Duo Dark Chocolate Easter EggWoman&home recommends

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MOSER ROTH LOVERS DUO DARK CHOCOLATE EGG

Best supermarket dark chocolate Easter egg

Specifications
Stocklist: Aldi
Weight: 300g
Price: £7.99 (available in stores only)

This gorgeous egg is great value for money and the delicious addition of nuts and salt give it a premium taste for a budget price tag. The unconventional design makes the egg stand-out against others and really catches your attention. This is another egg that is ideal for sharing.  

See our full list of the best dark chocolate Easter eggs 2021

Best white chocolate Easter eggs

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Aldi Specially Selected Exquisite Blonde Chocolate Beehive Egg

Our favourite white chocolate Easter egg

Specifications
Stockist: Aldi
Weight: 600g
Price: £14.99 (available in store only)

We adored the design of this blonde chocolate Easter egg from Aldi and were as impressed with the flavours. The egg has sweet honeycomb pieces mixed throughout, the decorative bees have a salted caramel centre  - and there’s even a drawer filled with hexagonal honey caramel truffles! This really is excellent value for money. We think adults and children would be delighted to receive this egg. 

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Hotel Chocolat Extra Thick White and Light Easter egg

Best Easter egg for gifting

Specifications
Stockist: Hotel Chocolat
Weight: 409g
Price: £29.99

This egg is one of our top choices for gifting due to the attractive tin, which is perfect for storing homemade baked goods once the chocolate has been eaten. Hotel Chocolat’s white chocolate recipe uses 36% cocoa butter, which is noticeably higher than others on the market and delivers in flavour. There is a selection of chocolates carefully wrapped inside the thick egg too. Some of our favourites included the Custard Tart and the Mango Smoothie. 

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Chocolate Pomegranate Easter egg

Best Easter egg for unusual flavours

Specifications
Stockist : Waitrose
Weight: 45g
Price: £3

This fun novelty Easter egg delivers punchy, unusual flavours. The caramelised white chocolate, also known as blonde chocolate, is brilliantly balanced with sharp pomegranate notes. It is made using Fairtrade sourced cocoa and is suitable for vegetarians. 

See what else made our round-up of the best white chocolate eggs 2021.

Best free-from Easter eggs

Strawberry Easter EggWoman&home recommends

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Strawberry Easter egg

Our favourite free-from Easter egg

Specifications
Stockist: Melt Chocolates
Weight : 350g
Price : £29.99

This unusual vegan egg was one of our favourites across all categories. The thick, hollow egg has a rich dark centre and a fruity outer layer - it’s simply phenomenal. At just under £30, some might think it's a lot to spend on an Easter egg but it is worth it for the exceptional quality.  

Deliciously Dark & Smooth HazelnutWoman&home recommends

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Divine's Deliciously Dark & Smooth Hazelnut Easter egg

Best Fairtrade Easter egg

Specifications
Stockist: Tesco, Ocado, Waitrose, Divine Online
Weight: 90g
Price: £5

Budget-friendly, Fairtrade and made using 100 per cent pure cocoa butter, this Easter egg has a rich, nutty flavour that'll satisfy vegans and non-vegans alike. If you happen to have any leftover after Easter, this would be delicious melted down and used in a tiffin or rocky road recipe too. 

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Mummy Meagz Vegan Orange Choccie Easter Egg with Choccie Orange Bar

Best plant-based Easter egg

Specifications
Stockist : Holland & Barrett
Weight: 165g
Price: £6.99

This plant-based chocolate egg has a subtle but pleasant orange flavour. We like the bright, recyclable packaging and that the egg comes with an additional orange segment shaped chocolate bar. If you know someone that loves chocolate orange, this is a great option whether they are vegan or not.

See more in out our round-up of the best vegan Easter eggs 2021

Best milk chocolate Easter eggs

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Bettys Hand Decorated Spring Flowers Milk Chocolate Egg

The milk chocolate champion egg

Specifications
Stockist: Bettys
Weight: 350g
Price: £28

Tasty and beautiful, this egg looks almost too good to eat. The egg has been hand-finished with beautiful spring flower decorations which look very impressive when you see them up close. The comes in pretty packaging to finish it off with elegance and makes it very easy for gifting.

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No.1 Hidden Truffles nutty egg with salted caramel truffles

Best grown-up egg

Specifications
Stockist: Waitrose & Partners
Weight: 220g
Price: £10

A delicious 49% milk chocolate egg with crunchy almonds. Once you've broken into it you will find a secret box of explode-in-the-mouth salted caramel truffles that are simply divine. The chocolate is creamy and decadent and one you should think carefully about sharing. 

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Orloff Milk Chocolate Hen with Dark and White Chocolate Flecks

Best hen shaped egg

Specifications
Stockist: John Lewis & Partners, Montezumas
Weight: 200g
Price: £9.50

Montezuma's spectacular chocolate has been crafted into a delightful hen shape, with flecks of dark and white chocolate mixed in the heavenly milk chocolate. The fun design will no doubt be a hit with children but the taste is good enough to satisfy adults too. 

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Divine Chocolate Speckled Mini Eggs

Best milk chocolate mini eggs

Specifications
Stockist: Ocado
Weight: 155g
Price: £4.75

A satisfying crunch encapsulates the smooth inside of these delicious Fairtrade mini eggs. These are great as an Easter treat or to decorate some show-stopping Easter baking. They are bigger and more indulgent that the mini eggs you might be used to and once you've tried these it is hard to settle for anything else. 

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Melt London Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Easter Egg

A heavenly handcrafted egg

Specifications
Stockist: Melt Chocolates
Weight: 350g
Price: £24.99

Forget salted caramel, this is all about salted chocolate! A really special egg hand made in the heart of Notting Hill. It's thick, luxurious and impressive. An ideal gift that promises to deliver on taste and aesthetics. 

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Eggstremely Thick Chocolatey Biscuit Egg

The most moorish egg

Specifications
Stockist: M&S, Ocado
Weight: 345g
Price: £8

This is what Easter egg dreams are made of. Salty biscuits and sweet, smooth chocolate. This egg is the perfect accompaniment to a hot cuppa. If you're feeling brave, we recommend breaking off a piece and giving it a very quick dip in the tea to melt a little... 

For more inspiration have a look at all of our best milk chocolate Easter eggs 2021

Best Children's Easter Eggs

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Bettys Chocolate Buttons Egg

Cute as a button

Specifications
Stockist: Bettys
Weight: 170g
Price: £12.50

The quality of the chocolate is the real star of this egg, it’s not too sweet and the buttons add a lovely extra crunch. It's ideal for older children who will appreciate the design and feel very special receiving it. 

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Hotel Chocolat Easter Pen Pals

Cutest egg

Specifications
Stockist: Hotel Chocolat
Weight: 120g
Price: £10

These are great for younger children and include a white chocolate sheep, Wooliam, a caramel-milk hen, Elizapeck, and a 40% milk chocolate rabbit named Rabbert. This would also make an excellent prize for the end of an Easter egg hunt.  

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Chococo Milk Chocolate Dinosaur Egg

The best dino egg

Specifications
Stockist: Chococo (available on their website soon)
Weight: 175g
Price: £12.50

Kids love dinosaurs and let’s be honest, most adults do too. This egg is full of fun and the chocolate really delivers in taste. The design of the egg is a tribute to the UK's Jurassic Coast and is a great opportunity to get little ones interested in fossils. 

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The Mini Ombles

Not just any children’s chocolate egg

Specifications
Stockist: M&S, Ocado
Weight: 115g
Price: £5

Perfectly sized for kids, we think these Ombles are pretty cute even if they are a little weird-looking too. Our team rated them very highly and were especially impressed with the tasty chocolate flake coating. Thankfully this new M&S product isn't just for Easter so if you try them and fall in love with the taste, you can enjoy them all year round. It's also available in a giant 190g size. 

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Montezuma's Milk Chocolate Clucky

The scrummiest children’s egg

Specifications
Stockist: Montezumas
Weight: 100g
Price: £6

Silky smooth milk chocolate buttons accompany this super tasty chocolate hen. It's a great size if you're building a personalised Easter hamper for loved ones or if you're planning an Easter egg hunt. 

For more inspiration have a look at all of our best kid's Easter eggs 2021