Easter eggs unboxed: how much chocolate do you get inside?

What's inside 38 different eggs and what it costs per gram of chocolate - we test eggs from Cadbury's, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Aldi, Waitrose, M&S, and more

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We’ve unboxed, price checked and taste-tested some of the best Easter eggs for children out this year.

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If you’re not sure which egg to buy for your child – we’ve covered options from major supermarkets including Tesco, M&S and Waitrose, budget options from Aldi, B&M, Lidl and Sainsbury’s, dairy-free alternatives and offerings from well-loved chocolate brands such as Cadbury’s, Kinder and Nestle.

In other words, team MFM have done the hard work, so you don’t have to ?

(P.S. We did a live Easter Egg unboxing on Facebook – which is why some of them are seriously cracked in the pics.)

Here’s what’s inside and how much chocolate you get on these top-selling Easter Eggs 2018…

1. B&M Premium (Giant) Chocolate Bunny, £6.99

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Total chocolate weight: 600g = 1.1p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 600g hollow milk chocolate bunny

Things to know: If you’re looking to make a big splash on Easter Sunday morning – for a purse-friendly price tag – this might be a winner for you.

Available from: B&M

2. Ferrero Roche Easter Egg, £8.99

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Total chocolate weight: 275g = 3.2p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 Ferrero Roche egg and 8 Ferrero Roche chocolates

Things to know: The chocolate egg does have hazelnut inside, just like the sweets. Yum yum.

Available from: B&M

3. Holland & Barret Dairy Free Alternative Egg, £3.99

holland and barrett dairy free easter egg

Total chocolate weight: 85g = 4.7p per g chocolate (generally, free from products cost more than others)

The contents: 1 hollow dairy free chocolate egg

Things to know: The chocolate is made of cocoa solids, sugar and rice powder. Chocolate also organic and fairtrade. Suitable for vegans. Packaging made from 95% recycled material.

Our resident dairy-free chocolate-eater loved the flavour of the Holland & Barrett egg, and thought it tasted the most like ‘real’ chocolate. It’s definitely got a sugary aftertaste, too.

Available from: Holland & Barrett

4. Nestle Smarties Orange Mini Eggs, £4

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Total chocolate weight: 245g = 1.6p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 hollow orange chocolate egg, with a small bag of mini orange Smartie eggs inside

Things to know: This egg has been super popular this year – given the world’s widespread love for orange Smarties!

Available from: Sainsburys and Ocado

5. Taste The Difference Chocolate Bunnies, £5 each

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Total chocolate weight: 440g = 1.1 per g chocolate

The contents: 1 tall, hollow chocolate bunny – comes in either milk, white or dark chocolate

Things to know: These are delicious, and nice and thick!

Available from: Sainsburys

6. Kinder DC SuperFriends Egg, £4.99

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Total chocolate weight: 100g = 4.99p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 egg made of Kinder chocolate, plus one toy inside. Think a normal Kinder egg, but slightly bigger.

Things to know: The taste of Kinder is milky and delicious – and Kinder eggs are always good if your child prefers trinkets and toys to sweets. However, if you’re after loads of choc, this particular might not be the best value for money,

Available from: B&M

7. Plamil Organic Milk Chocolate Alternative Egg, £3.99

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Total chocolate weight: 85g = 4.7p per g chocolate (generally, free from products are a little pricier than others)

The contents: 1 hollow free-from chocolate egg

Things to know: This egg is milk free, gluten free, nut free, and is suitable for vegans. The choc is organic and fairtrade.

Available from: Plamil Foods, or Holland & Barrett shops

8. Iceland Luxury Smooth Milk Chocolate Egg with Sparkling Bronze Lustre with Prosecco Truffles, £10

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Total chocolate weight: 440g = 2.2p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 shimmery milk chocolate egg, with a separate tub of prosecco truffles

Things to know: The truffles come wrapped separately – so if you’re just after a luxury egg, you can always pass ’em on. The truffles do have that alcohol-chocolate taste, so keep that in mind if you like a really sweet truffle.

Available from: Iceland

9. Peter Rabbit Toy and Easter Egg, £6.99

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Total chocolate weight: 72g = 9.7p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 small Dairy Milk egg, plus a Peter Rabbit soft toy

Things to know: We really like this option for very small children – you’re not getting a massive amount of chocolate to eat, the real draw is the adorable toy.

Available from: Cadbury Gifts Direct, Tesco and Ocado

10. Dairy Milk Freddo Faces Egg, £1.50
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Total chocolate weight: 122g = 1.2p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 medium-sized Dairy Milk egg, plus a small bag of Freddo faces chocolates

Things to know: Not too big, not too small. Lovely for Freddo fans who don’t want to over-spend or overindulge this Easter.

Available from: Tesco


11.
Dairy Milk Ultimate Daim with Sharing Bar, £12

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Total chocolate weight: 570g = 2.1p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 large Dairy Milk chocolate egg, plus 1 sharing bar of Dairy Milk with Daim pieces

Things to know: This one was a big hit with our mum testers – the best part is you can save the sharing bar for a later date!

Available from: Cadbury Gifts Direct, Tesco and Morrisons

12. Tesco Free From Egg with Coins, £3


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Total chocolate weight: 115g = 2.6p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 milk, gluten and wheat free chocolate egg, along with x gold-wrapped coin chocolates

Things to know: A nice, brightly-designed free from egg, that we hope will help little ones with allergies feel less left out at Easter time!

Available from: Tesco, in stores (it appears to be sold out online)

13. Decorate Your Own Cheeky Chick, £4

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Total chocolate weight: 161g = 2.5p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 milk chocolate egg, with 6 small white/colourful chocolate pieces (shaped like eyes, a mouth, a nose and a tuft of hair), plus a small tub of chocolate chips to melt

Things to know: There’s no instructions on the pack – but we reckon you simply melt the choc chips, and use the melted choc to stick the decorations on to the Easter egg. Simple!

Available from: ASDA

14. ASDA’s White Chocolate Lucy The Lamb, £4


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Total chocolate weight: 200g = 2p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 white chocolate Easter egg, shaped like a lamb, with milk and dark chocolate facial features

Things to know: ASDA are doing 3 for 10 on their Easter eggs – from what we can see online, anyway. Ideal if you’ve got multiple little ones to buy for…

Available from: ASDA

15. Kinnerton Crayola Decorate Your Own Egg, £5

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Total chocolate weight: 180g = 2.7p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 smooth milk chocolate egg, plus 2 icing pens – one red and one white

Things to know: This one’s just a bit fun and silly. Ideal for younger children. P.S. This was the drawing we did live on camera in about 10 secs – which is why it’s not very good ?

Available from: Ocado

16. Thorntons Milk Chocolate Bunny (Harry Hopalot), £4

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Total chocolate weight: 200g = 2p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 medium-sized milk chocolate bunny

Things to know: Big bunnies seem to be a 2018 trend. We like this one for those wanting a bunny rather than an egg – but aren’t after anything giant. Also, Thornton’s always tastes great ?

Available from: Ocado

17.  Lidl Favorina Belgian Mlk Chocolate Egg, £2.99

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Total chocolate weight: 200g = 1.4p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 medium-sized Belgian milk chocolate egg, with sweets embedded into the front of the egg

Things to know: Great for mums on a budget, the sweets are an added extra and are yum, and 25p of each egg sold will go to the NSPCC schools service. Also available in white chocolate.

Available from: Lidl

18. Lidl Favorina Henrietta Hen With Eggs, £2.99

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Total chocolate weight: 250g = 1.1p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 medium-sized milk chocolate hen, with a bag of wrapped up chocolate eggs, and a milk chocolate nest

Things to know: This is one of the cheapest Easter choc buys in our test.

Available from: Lidl

19.  M&S Swiss Chocolate Bennet Bunny, £20

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Total chocolate weight: 900g = 2.2p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 rather large milk chocolate bunny!

Things to know: Our testers thought this work as a splurge purchase for the whole family to enjoy. The choc’s nice and thick, plus you do get your money’s worth with 900g.

Available from: Marks & Spencer

20. My Little Pony Pinkie Pie, £7


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Total chocolate weight: 210g = 3.3p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 hollow white chocolate (with raspberry and strawberry) Pinkie Pie-shaped chocolate ‘egg’.

Things to know: This one’s very, very sweet and tastes more like a sweetie than chocolate – you can’t miss the strawberry!

Available from: Marks & Spencer

21. M&S Burrowing Bunny, £15

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Total chocolate weight: 320g  = 4.6p per g chocolate.

The contents: 1 hollow milk and dark chocolate egg, featuring a bunny burrowing into the chocolate

Things to know: This is one of the more expensive eggs, but we do like the character – we’re sure it’ll make little one’s laugh! We also love Laid Back Lamb, M&S’ similarly lovely (and similarly-priced) Easter offering.

Available from: Marks & Spencer

22. The Solid Chocolate Company Belgian Dark Choc Solid Egg, £24.99

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Total chocolate weight: 750g = 3.3p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 solid Belgian dark chocolate egg (55.5% cocoa solids).

Things to know: The egg comes in 42 ‘bitesize’ pieces – but we’d actually say they’re pieces you can nibble on. So, though it’s the priciest egg we tested, it’s going to last you a long time. You need not buy another chocolate bar for weeks, if not months!

Available from: The Solid Chocolate Company

23. Cadbury’s Mini Eggs Gift Box Easter Egg, £6

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Total chocolate weight: 286g = 2.1p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 hollow milk chocolate egg and 1 90g bag of Mini Eggs

Things to know: Although there’s a lot of empty space in this big gift box, the egg is pretty big. The mini eggs are a full 90g size (ie, the bag you usually pay £1 for at the checkout).

Available from: Asda

24. Waitrose Ollie The Owl, £5


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Total chocolate weight: 200g = 2.5p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 hollow milk chocolate egg

Things to know: We found the chocolate was thick and the egg felt heavy. Tastes great, but it is a bit more expensive. Waitrose offers a white chocolate version (Izzy The Owl), and there a few woodland creature egg options to choose from. You can also get 2 eggs from the range for £9.

Available from: Waitrose

25. Aldi DairyFine Rubble Mallow Egg, £2.99

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Total chocolate weight: 200g = 1.5p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 hollow milk chocolate egg, with marshmallows and blackcurrant-flavoured jellies built into the chocolate.

Things to know: 2 of our team rated this Aldi egg as their fave when it comes to taste – the sweets were a nice touch. However, the sweets do contain gelatin, so this one isn’t suitable for strict vegetarians. The Aldi DairyFine popping candy egg is though! 

Available from: Aldi, in stores

26. Tesco Finest Belgian Milk Chocolate Hidden Egg, £15

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Total chocolate weight: 650g = 2.3p per g chocolate

The contents: 2 large hollow Belgian milk chocolate eggs, one inside the other. The inside egg has a bronze shimmer while the outer egg has a cut out design to reveal the inner egg.

Things to know: This egg recently won a blind Good Housekeeping taste test, and it’s easy to see why! It’ll last a while, too…

Our particular egg arrived completely smashed in the post – so for such a pricey egg you might want to visit your local store to purchase, instead!

Available from: Tesco

27. Chokablok Titchy Paradise Punch Easter Egg, £2.50

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Total chocolate weight: 95g = 2.6p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 hollow milk chocolate egg with sweets built into the chocolate

Things to know: The egg’s not completely smooth inside – you can see where the sweets have been built in.

Available from: Tesco

28. Nestlé Milky Bar Bluebell, £4

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Total chocolate weight: 160g = 2.5p per g chocolate 

The contents: A Milky Bar cow hollow white chocolate figure with a white chocolate egg.

Available from: Waitrose

29. Thorntons Gruffalo Egg, £3.50

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Total chocolate weight: 161g = 2.2p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 hollow milk chocolate egg featuring a Gruffalo design on the front

Things to know: This chocolate was really thick. There are also nice bookmarks to cut out on the box. One of our MFM mum testers said this was her favourite.

Available from: Sainsbury’s

30. Tesco Doug the Dinosaur, £3.50


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Total chocolate weight: 200g = 1.75p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 hollow milk chocolate figure, shaped like a dinosaur, with touches of white chocolate for decoration.

Things to know: Like Rainbow The Unicorn, another from Tesco’s egg range, we thought Doug the dino was made of lovely, thick chocolate.

Available from: Tesco

31. Maltesers Luxury Chocolate Egg, £6

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Total chocolate weight: 265g = 2.6p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 milk chocolate hollow egg and 3 MaltEaster Bunny chocolates.

Available from: Morrisons

32. Sainsbury’s Free From Chocolate Egg & Discs, £3.50

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Total chocolate weight: 125g = 2.8p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 hollow chocolate egg free from dairy, gluten and wheat, plus 6 choc discs wrapped in gold paper. 

Available from: Sainsbury’s

33. Chokablok Popping Candy Heaven Egg, £5

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Total chocolate weight: 300g = 1.7p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 Belgian white chocolate egg with dolly mixture, chocolate beans and popping candy embedded in the shell. So, remember some of that chocolate weight is in fact sweets.

Available from: Tesco

34. Haribo Chick ‘N’ Mix Gift Box, £3

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Total sweet weight: 232g = 1.3p per g sweets

The contents: 1 packet of marshmallows, 1 packet of jellies, 1 packet of tangy chicks and 2 small bags of Starmix. 

Things to know: No choc here!

Available fromOcado

35. Kinnerton Peppa Pig Egg Gift Set, £5

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Total chocolate weight: 125g = 4p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 small hollow milk chocolate egg, plus a Peppa Pig bowl, cup and spoon

Things to know: There’s not much chocolate here, but you do get value for money if you’re looking for a gift that isn’t just choc for your little one. There are also other cartoon patterns available including PAW Patrol and Thomas & Friends. 

Available from: Iceland

36. Cadbury Roses Egg, £4

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Total chocolate weight: 300g = 1.3p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 hollow milk chocolate egg, plus a bag of 10 Roses chocolate sweets. 

Available from: Morrisons

37. Sainsbury’s White Chocolate Easter Egg with Gummy Mix, £1

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Total chocolate weight: 175g = 0.6p per g chocolate 

The contents: 1 hollow white chocolate egg, and 1 75g pack of gummy sweets like gummy bears and cola bottles

Things to know: The egg itself contains no sweets, they are in a separate pack and are not suitable for vegetarians.
This was the cheapest chocolate in our test.

Available from: Sainsbury’s

38. Celebrations Egg, £3


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Total chocolate weight: 248g = 1.2p per g chocolate 

The contents: 1 hollow milk chocolate egg and a 70g bag of celebrations – we had 8 sweets.

Available from: Sainsbury’s

Watch our 2018 Easter egg unboxing and taste test…

Want more? Watch 2017’s test, too…

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