December 5, 2021

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Giant Cadbury’s mini egg Easter egg wins Good Housekeeping taste test

CADBURY has topped a list of the best tasting Easter eggs with its giant mini egg chocolate creation.

The sweet treat came top among testers, beating more than 40 others.

Four choc eggs impressed in the blind taste test


Four choc eggs impressed in the blind taste test

The lucky bunch of testers – which included experts and consumers – munched through 42 different eggs to crown Cadbury the winner.

The £12 egg nabbed the top spot after pleasing the judges with its speckled mini eggs which are embedded in a giant chocolate egg.

The chocolate concoction scored 93 out of 100, the Good Housekeeping Institute said.

Weighing in at 507g, the giant mini egg choc egg is only available at Tesco.

The best Easter eggs

Good Housekeeping has tried and tested this year’s delicious crop of Easter eggs. Here’s what they named the best.

Best overall egg

  • Cadbury Mini Eggs Easter Egg
  • £12 for 507g
  • Score: 93/100


  • Ferrero Rocher Large Boxed Egg
  • £10 for 275g
  • Score: 92/100

Best supermarket own-brand egg

  • Waitrose & Partners No.1 Hidden Truffles Nutty Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Salted Caramel Truffles
  • £10 for 220g
  • Score: 90/100

Best vegan egg

  • Doisy & Dam 70% Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with Almond Nuttercups
  • £8 for 260g
  • Score: 82/100

Hot on its heels was Ferrero Rocher’s Large Boxed Egg which scored 92 out of 100.

We spotted the £10 egg on sale at Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Ocado and Amazon.

Waitrose and its No.1 Hidden Truffles Nutty Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Salted Caramel Truffles was named the best supermarket own-brand egg

The 220g egg costs £10 and is available at Waitrose.

The best hot cross buns for Easter

By Daniel Jones

ALDI’S bargain 25p hot cross buns have beaten pricier versions from posh supermarkets in a taste test by respected Good Housekeeping

Budget supermarket Aldi’s Luxury Fruited Hot Cross Buns at 99p for four scored 88/100 to land the best overall out of 10, beating more expensive packs from posh stores Waitrose and M&S. 

Tasters loved “the toffee-like sultanas throughout, as well as the subtle notes of cinnamon and clove”.

Last year’s winners M&S were still strong contenders – getting top marks out of the eight entries for the best gluten-free category.

Tasters praised the M&S Made Without Hot Cross Buns, £2 for a pack of four, for their  nutmeg flavour and attractive glazed look, giving a score of 88/100.

Good Housekeeping’s team of testers are a mix of experts and ordinary folk.

Stacey Smith, food and drink editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute, said: “From the top tasting Easter Egg to the best Hot Cross Buns, we’re delighted to offer our expert insight into where people can find the best tasting Easter sweet treats this year. 

“Aldi’s Hot Cross Buns are clearly a great pick for those on a budget (but not willing to compromise on taste!) and Cadbury’s proves its chocolate credentials with its Mini Egg Easter Egg coming out on top.”

Best hot cross bun & best budget hot cross bun

  • Aldi Luxury Fruited Hot Cross Buns
  • 99p for 4pk
  • Score: 88/100


  • Iceland Hot Cross Buns
  • £1 for 6pk
  • Score 86/100

Best gluten-free hot cross bun

  • Marks and Spencer Made Without Hot Cross Buns
  • £2 for 4pk
  • Score 88/100


  • Tesco Freefrom Hot Cross Buns
  • £1.90 for 4pk
  • Score 77/100

There was also a vegan category, topped by Doisy & Dam’s 70% Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with Almond Nuttercups.

Priced at £8 for 260g the egg had the highest score of vegan eggs, scoring 82/100.

You can buy the Doisy and Dam egg from Holland and Barrett and Amazon.

Last year eggs from M&S and Asda came top in Good Housekeeping’s blind taste test.

M&S has launched Marmite hot cross buns for Easter this year, while shoppers mocked its aubergine-shaped egg.

Over at B&M, it’s selling a boozy Baileys Easter egg that’s white chocolate, strawberries and cream flavour.

Marks and Spencer mocked over aubergine-shaped Easter egg that looks like rude emoji