Monday 23 April 2018

Taste test Mini Easter Eggs

Katy McGuinness

An Easter egg hunt is fun for adults as well as children, so we tested a variety of different types of small eggs designed to appeal to a range of ages. Our testers scored on the basis of visual appeal as well as flavour and quality.

Marks & Spencer Swiss Milk Praline Eggs,150g, €4.50, 10/10

These mini-eggs are nigh on perfect, said our (grown-up) testers, scoring top marks for everything from the 37pc milk chocolate outside to the praline filling and the gold foil wrappers. Honourable mention for M&S' new milk and white chocolate Quail Eggs (€7.50) which come in a plastic egg carton, and are realistically speckled and lovely to look at, although very sweet.

Aldi Dairyfine Easter Egg Hunt Kit, 390g, €4.49, 8/10

With 26 foil-wrapped hollow chocolate egg-sized eggs, including one golden egg, this kit from Aldi is brilliant value. The chocolate isn't bad either.

Galaxy Golden Eggs, 80g, €1, 7/10

These unwrapped mini-eggs are rolled in gold colouring and look very cute; the inside is chocolate with crunchy caramel. Pretty and pretty tasty.

Tesco Basket of Milk Chocolate Eggs, 340g, €6.99, 6/10

Containing a minimum of 18 colourful foil-wrapped larger-than-real-life eggs, this kit is ideal for an outdoor hunt for small children. The chocolate is thin, so the eggs aren't the sturdiest.

Cadbury's Dairy Milk Mini Eggs, 93g, €1.50, 6/10

These distinctive purple foil-wrapped eggs are solid Dairy Milk, so perfect if this is your favourite chocolate.

Smarties Mini Eggs, 100g, €1, 5/10

We all know what Smarties are like, but somehow the combination of hard outer sugar shell and milk chocolate inside that works in the standard sweet is not such a success here. No wrapper, so for indoor hunting only.

Irish Independent

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