Lindt's £8 WHITE chocolate Easter egg scoops top spot in Good Housekeeping blind taste test
5th March 2019

The Lindt egg on sale at Asda beat designer versions that cost up to £50 in Good Housekeeping Institute's annual choc analysis – but not everyone will agree with the verdict.

White chocolate isn't for everyone, but a panel of judges gave the 285g Lindt Lindor Irresistibly Smooth White egg the highest rating of 85/100 out of 226 Easter eggs tested.

Tasters praised Lindt for the treat's "balanced sweetness, subtle caramel flavour and creamy truffles".

In second place was Aldi's £4.99 180g Moser Roth The Egg Box – a box of luxury mini chocolate eggs in dark, praline and salted caramel flavours.

It also came top of the little treats category in the blind taste test, with a score of 81/100.

Meanwhile, KitKat’s 516g Salted Caramel Fudge the Incredible Egg, which is on sale at Tesco for £10, topped the kids category.

It was joint third overall too with a score of 79/100.

It achieved the same rating as two Easter treats from Waitrose, including one shaped like a teapot from the Heston For Waitrose range costing £20.

The crown for the best milk chocolate egg was given to Thornton’s for itsMilk Chocolate, Hazelnut and Almond Easter Egg costing £12.90 for 321g.

Best Easter Eggs 2019

Overall winner

Lindt’s White Chocolate Egg with Lindor White Chocolate Truffles, £8 for 285g at ASDA – 85/100

Runner Up

Aldi Moser Roth The Egg Box, £4.99 for 180g – 81/100

Best Milk

Thorntons Milk Chocolate, Hazelnut and Almond Easter Egg £12.90 for 321g – 78/100

Runner Up

Lindt Milk Chocolate egg with Lindor Mint Truffles, £10 for 285g – 76/100

Best Kids Character

By Sainsbury’s Bunny with Carrot, £3 for 150g – 76/100

Runner Up

M&S Chicky Chicky Bang Bang, £10 for 370g – 73/100

Best Showstopper:

Cocoba Milk Chocolate Toffee Easter Egg, from £11.95 for 250g to £49.95 for 2kg – 78/100

Runner Up

Cocoa et Co. Milk Chocolate Hollow Egg with Splatter Decoration, £16 for 400g at Sainsburys – 75/100

Best White:

Lindt’s White Chocolate Egg with Lindor White Chocolate Truffles, £8 for 285g at ASDA – 85/100

Runner Up

Aldi Moser Roth Hand Decorated White Ripple Egg, £4.99 for 200g – 73/100

Best Free-From:

Booja-Booja Almond & Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Truffles, £24.99 for 138g at Ocado – 72/100

Runner Up

Moo Free Easter Bunnycomb Egg, £3.99 for 110g at Sainsbury’s – 71/100

Best Novelty:

Heston from Waitrose Chocolate Teapot, £20 for 320g – 79/100

Runners Up

Hotel Chocolat Cookie Dough & Ice Cream Egg Sandwich, £10 for 135g – 73/100

Booths Hot Cross Bun Milk Chocolate Easter Egg, £8 for 195g from Amazon – 73/100

Best Kids:

KitKat Salted Caramel Fudge the Incredible Egg, £10 for 516g – 79/100

Runner Up

Morrisons Pineapple Egg, £12 for 300g – 73/100

Best Little Treats:

Aldi Moser Roth The Egg Box, £4.99 for 180g – 81/100

Runner Up

Waitrose 1 Milk, Dark and White Chocolate Filled Mini Eggs, £6 for 138g – 79/100

It scored 78/100 thanks to its "rich aroma and crunchy hazelnut pieces".

In the Showstopper category, Cocoba’s Milk Chocolate Toffee Easter Egg scored 78/100 for its "deep milky flavour".

But it will set you back between £11.95 for 250g up to £49.95 for 2kg.

The best novelty kids egg was Sainsbury’s £3 150g Bunny with Carrot, which charmed tasters with its smooth texture and caramelised flavour.

Caroline Bloor, consumer affairs director for Good Housekeeping said: "Our blind test aims to help consumers narrow their choice when it comes to their all-important sweet treat for Easter, especially with so many options available.

"In our biggest test yet, with prices from typically from £3 – £50, we know there’s something for everyone.

"From giant eggs with wow factor to boozy and free-from chocolate, we’ve seen some real innovation this year."

The full Easter Egg taste test results will be published in the April issue of Good Housekeeping on sale tomorrow and on the magazine's website.

You can now buy Ferrero Rocher mijni eggs in cocoa and hazelnut flavours and they sound delicious.

Aldi is also selling mini eggs and they're dupes for popular brands including Oreo, Creme Egg, Kinder Bueno and Cadbury Caramel.

There are loads of exciting new Easter sweet treats on supermarket shelves this year, including a glittery pineapple "egg" at Morrisons.

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