9 of the best luxury chocolate Easter eggs to get your teeth into

19th Mar 18 | Lifestyle

Step away from the hot cross buns. We've tried and tested some of the fanciest Easter eggs around.

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Easter is almost upon us, so why not treat yourself, or someone else, to one of these luxurious chocolate eggs?

1. Il Piemontese Easter Egg, £23.95, Carluccio’s

Il Piemontese Easter Egg, £23.95, Carluccio's (Carluccio's/PA)
(Carluccio’s/PA)

Crumbly with hazlenuts on the outside, concealing a rich milk chocolate underneath, crack it open and you’ll also find a collection of nutty individual chocolates.

2. Selfridges Selection Chocolate Easter Egg, £12.99

Selfridges Selection chocolate Easter egg, £12.99 (Selfridges/PA)
(Selfridges/PA)

Small but perfectly formed, this luxury milk chocolate egg comes with six decadent salted caramel truffles.

3. Waitrose Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with Dark Chocolate Salted Caramels, £10

Waitrose Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with Dark Chocolate Salted Caramels, £10 (Waitrose/PA)
(Waitrose/PA)

Glittery and carved into a diamond shape, this dark chocolate egg has a lovely bitterness to offset the sweetness of the salted caramels.

4. Divine Luxury Milk Chocolate Egg with Milk Chocolate Praline Mini Eggs, £10, ocado.com

Selfridges Selection chocolate Easter egg, £12.99 (Selfridges/PA)
(Selfridges/PA)

This was gone in seconds. Fairtrade, smooth and with moreish, nubbly pralines, it’s a winner.

5. Aldi Specially Selected Exquisite Imperial Easter Egg, £8.99

Aldi Specially Selected Exquisite Imperial Easter Egg, £8.99 (Aldi/PA)
(Aldi/PA)

The gold filigree design is very striking, but the chocolate is very thin and delicate – and a little powdery on the tongue.

6. Prestat Pink Popping Prosecco Easter Egg, £17.50, ocado.com

Prestat Pink Popping Prosecco Easter Egg, £17.50, ocado.com (Prestat/PA)
(Prestat/PA)

Incredibly sweet, white chocolate lovers will devour this. The popping candy adds surprise, and the pink box really makes a statement.

7. Morrisons The Best Dragon Egg, £6

Morrisons The Best Dragon Egg, £6 (Morrisons/PA)
(Morrisons/PA)

Channel your inner mother of dragons Game Of Thrones style with this purse-friendly egg. The chocolate has heft and creaminess, although Morrisons has missed a trick – there are no mini chocolate dragons inside.

8. Tesco finest* Gin & Elderflower Egg, £10

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(Tesco/PA)

There’s a sharp divide between people who love mixing booze and chocolate, and those who are adamant they should be kept separate. This one’s for the former. A boozy hit, the gin certainly comes through; the elderflower not so much.

9. Oeuf Fragments Chocolate Noir Easter Egg, £38.10, pierreherme.com

Oeuf Fragments Chocolate Noir Easter Egg, £38.10, pierreherme.com (Pierre Herme/PA)
(Pierre Herme/PA)

It’s got style with its gold slashes, but the chocolate itself doesn’t quite have the same wow factor. It does make a good 4pm snack when blood sugar gets low though.

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