A Definitive Ranking Of The Best Easter Chocolates
Ah, Easter. A time to gather those near and dear to celebrate life and contemplate new beginnings. But one issue continues to divide us – just what is the best Easter chocolate? We settle the score once and for all…
8. Cadbury Crème Egg: We know, we know; this is a controversial beginning to the listicle. But even the most devout Crème Egg fan has to admit there’s something fundamentally repulsive about this confection. Is it the sensory confusion caused by a sweet-tasting treat that looks exactly like a real chicken’s egg? Is it the slick, pearlescent gel that oozes out when you take a bite? Is it the alarming shade of orange Cadbury insist on using for the ‘yolk’? Or is it all three? Whatever the case, we’re not buying it. Literally.
7. Yorkie Easter Egg: It may be eight years since Yorkie dropped their “It’s not for girls” slogan but the bitter taste remains.
6. Smarties Easter Egg: Here’s another controversial opinion for ya: Smarties are just M&M’s inferior sibling. The shell has a more pronounced crunch (and not in a good way), the chocolate isn’t as creamy, and the taste of artificial colouring is far too obvious.
5. Maltesers MaltEaster Milk Chocolate Bunny: OK, so it’s not quite as original a concept as the yuletide Merryteaser Reindeer but the MaltEaster Milk Chocolate Bunny wins points for its punny name, handy grab-and-go size and ability to deliver on the most sought-after quality at Easter: a solid chocolate centre.
4. Lily O’Brien’s Chocolate Easter Bunny: Is there anything more satisfying than chomping on a chocolate bunny ears-first? We think not. Feel no guilt in the disturbing pleasure gained from gnawing the lugs off a woodland creature, especially when you’re supporting an Irish company like Lily O’Brien’s!
3. Cadbury Crunchie Easter Egg: A true contemporary classic, the Crunchie Easter Egg is the perfect combination of velvety milk chocolate and evenly distributed honeycomb rocks. Plus, the kind folk at Cadbury will even throw a couple of Crunchie bars into the gift box!
2. Cadbury Oreo Egg: Are you surprised a newcomer has climbed so high on our list? Then you obviously haven’t tried the sumptuous indulgence that is Cadbury’s Oreo Egg. We recommend the 31g size which allows you to fully experience the joy of a suitably thick chocolate shell and a fluffy cookies and cream filling.
1. Cadbury Mini Egg: Let the record show we’ve got a very special place in our hearts (and stomachs) for these pastel-hued delights that are, inarguably, best served in a pick and mix from your local garage. We appreciate the attention to detail shown to each solid chocolate (!!!) egg in the gentle speckle pattern and light brush of powder. The extreme addictiveness? Not so much. Oh, who are we kidding? GIVE US MORE!