Sunday 25 June 2017

Taste test Luxury Easter Eggs

Katy McGuinness

Rather than gorging on excessive amounts of inferior chocolate, we thought that we'd prefer to have just one egg, but a good one. So we tested half a dozen 'luxury' eggs.

Lily O'Brien's Le Crunch Chocolat Egg, 325g, €15, 8/10

A milk chocolate egg with nine Le Crunch chocolates, our testers were keen on this Irish egg and its accompanying chocolates, and felt that it would be a crowd-pleaser.

Aldi Specially Selected Hazelnut Praline Truffle, 300g, €11.99, 8/10

A super-glamorous looking egg, with a solid hazelnut praline truffle set within a milk chocolate egg and encrusted with edible metallic-coloured chocolate jewels. Hand-crafted in Cornwall.

Benoit's Chocolate Factory Personalised Egg, ARNOTTS, 140g, €12, 7/10

From master chocolatier, Benoit Lorge, this simple egg can be personalised instore at Arnott's with a name in edible letters, which is a nice touch. Otherwise it's no-frills, and not too rich.

Marks & Spencer The Collection Which Came First? 350g, €22.50, 7/10

This classy M&S egg is the answer for those who can't decide whether they prefer milk or dark chocolate, with one half made of single origin Equadorian milk chocolate, and one of Dominican Republic dark chocolate. There's a gilded chicken inside.

Tesco Finest Belgian Milk Chocolate Truffle, 310g, €10, 7/10

It's all about the metallics this year, and Tesco Finest's contender is a milk chocolate egg with an interior layer of truffle, finished with a bronze shimmer. Very rich - a little goes a long way. Produced in Ireland for Tesco.

Lidl Fudge Feast, 200g, €3.99, 6/10

Smaller than the other eggs that we tested, and considerably cheaper, our testers found this egg sweet but great for the price.

Irish Independent

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