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

Chocolate eggs and Easter sweets – we take them out of their boxes to see exactly what you get for your money (Cadbury Creme Egg used for scale... NOM)

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Cadbury Mini Eggs gift boxed Easter egg, £6

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

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

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

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Thorntons Harry Hopalot, £4

Total chocolate weight: 151g = 2.7p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 hollow milk chocolate egg with a white, milk and dark chocolate rabbit decoration.

Available from: Thorntons

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Chokablok Very Berry Eton Bling Egg, £10

Total chocolate weight: 650g = 1.5p per g chocolate

The contents: 1 Belgian white chocolate egg with bits of pink meringue and freeze-dried strawberries and raspberry pieces embedded in the shell.

Gram for gram, it works out as one of the cheapest chocolate eggs we tested, but remember some of that chocolate weight is in fact freeze-dried fruit.

Available from: Tesco

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Celebrations egg, £3

Total chocolate weight: 248g = 1.2p per g chocolate = CHEAPEST CHOCOLATE IN OUR TEST

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

Available from: Sainsbury’s

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Nestlé Milkybar Bluebell, £5

Total chocolate weight: 160g = 3.1p per g chocolate = MOST EXPENSIVE CHOCOLATE IN OUR TEST

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

Available from: Waitrose

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Maltesers Luxury Chocolate Egg, £7

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

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

Available from: Morrisons

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Chokablok Popping Candy Heaven Egg, £5

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.

Like the Chokablok Very Berry Eton Bling, it works out as one of the cheapest chocolate eggs we tested, but remember some of that chocolate weight is in fact sweets.

Available from: Tesco

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Haribo Chick ‘N’ Mix Gift Box, £3.98

Total sweet weight: 232g = 1.7p per g sweets

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

Available from: Amazon

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