APRIL 2020 bbcgoodfood.com 11
Easter Taste Awards
We’ve tested over 60 products from 10 supermarkets
across 10 categories. Here are the winners...
Visitbbcgoodfood.com for the full results, including the products we awarded as highly commended.
FREE FROM EGG
Asda Extra Special free-from egg with vanilla
lavoured tru les200g, £5In a category where
few eggs impressed us, this one shone. Free from
gluten, eggs and milk, this chocolate had the best
texture of the bunch, and the judges
liked the addition of cocoa nibs.
DARK CHOCOLATE EGG
Cocoa et Co single origin
dark chocolate teardrop
220g, £10, Sainsbury’s
For anyone who loves dark
chocolate, this luxe-looking
egg ticks all the boxes.
The chocolate has a
rich, intense and slightly
bitter lavour, as well as
a smooth, creamy texture.
MILK CHOCOLATE EGG
M&S Fudgy Easter Sundae
210g, £10 This milk chocolate egg
tastes high-quality and creamy,
but it’s the fun, splat-design
topping that makes it a winner.
Made from caramelised white
chocolate, dark chocolate, biscuit
balls, pretzels and mini fudge
pieces, it’s the perfect balance of
sweet, salty, crunchy and soft.
WHITE CHOCOLATE EGG
Moser Roth hand-decorated white
chocolate ripple egg with tru les
220g, £4.99, AldiOur judges liked this
creamy white chocolate egg for its
design, lavour and the thinness of the
chocolate (very smashable!), but were
let down by the accompanying tru les.
Tesco Easter Doug The Dinosaur milk
chocolate igure200g, £3.
A resounding winner, we couldn’t get
enough of this cute, dinosaur-shaped
chocolate igure. The milk chocolate
is silky smooth, sweet but not sickly,
and has a good thickness, too.
Sainsbury’s Taste the Di erence
Swiss milk chocolate eggs
120g, £2Our judges loved the
satisfying, melt-in-mouth texture
of these moreish mini eggs. The
creamy milk chocolate tastes
premium and slightly nutty.
Best Easter eggs
M&S 4 luxury hot cross
popular hot cross buns
have it all: a soft, moist
dough, good level of
spicing and plenty of juicy
fruit. Plus, there’s just the
right amount of glaze (not
dry, and not too sticky).
Best hot cross buns
Tesco 4 Finest chocolate
& salted caramel hot cross
buns280g, £1.50, Tesco
Not a fan of dried fruit?
These brioche-style buns
have a light, buttery, enriched
dough, studded with dark
chocolate chips and pockets
of melting caramel.
M&S 4 Made Without
hot cross buns260g, £
These buns were praised for
their texture, perfect distribution
of fruit and slightly molasses-like
taste. As with a lot of gluten-free
products, it has a slightly dusty
texture, but much less than the
others we tried.
Best Simnel cake
M&S simnel cake900g, £
A good size and beautifully
decorated, this cake is also
moist and rich with caramel
lavour, good spicing and
lots of fruit. The marzipan
is thick but not dry, and
well- lavoured, too.