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The coronavirus outbreak means people across the globe won’t be able to celebrate Easter with loved ones this year.
That said, you can still send a friend or family member a customary chocolate Easter egg to let them know you’re thinking of them.
Good news - the chocolate treats are still available to buy online, and in stores, ahead of Easter, so no-one has to miss out.
While some may be looking for sweet treats on a budget, others may be wanting to cheer up their children with an edible character.
Adults can also get in on the fun, as there are a whole host of more luxurious Easter eggs to buy this year, from ornately decorated eggs to alcohol-filled buys.
Plus, those who are vegan, or intolerant to gluten and dairy do not have to miss out this Easter, as there are plenty of free from creations to tuck into.
Yahoo! UK tried and tested a variety of Easter eggs available to buy in supermarkets to take the stress out of your food shop.
Whether you are looking for bargain buys or are planning to splash out on a decadent chocolate egg, we have compiled the best buys for you - you’re welcome!
The best Easter eggs for 2020
The best vegan Easter eggs
1. NOMO Creamy Choc Egg & Bar | £5.99 from Holland & Barrett
For those looking for a free-from alternative to a chocolate Easter egg, the NOMO creation has been rated the best by the Yahoo UK team.
The tasty treat is suitable for those looking for a sweet treat that is free from dairy, gluten, egg, nuts and is vegan too.
Customers will get one medium sized hollow egg, as well as a NOMO chocolate bar too.
2. Extra Special Free From & Vegan Belgian Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with Vanilla Flavoured Truffles | £5 from ASDA
ASDA is selling a free from and vegan dark chocolate Easter egg, which is the rich and decadent those with a sweet tooth are after.
Plus it comes with vanilla flavoured truffles just in case you needed a little extra sweetness.
3. Free-From Splat Easter Egg for Milk Chocolate Lovers | £10 from Hotel Chocolat
Hotel Chocolat’s vegan and free from egg has been ranked in third place by the Yahoo UK team.
The British chocolatier aims to recreate a milk chocolate egg to ensure those with allergies and intolerances do not miss out this Easter.
4. Doisy & Dam Almond Butter Cup Egg | £6.99 from Holland & Barrett
Doisy & Dam’s hollow Easter egg is made from 70% dark chocolate, which makes it suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
But it is the accompanying packets of Nuttercups, which some have likened to Reese’s cups, are the real talking point, as each pack contains three miniature cups filled with almon d butter and cased in ethical dark chocolate.
The best Easter eggs for children
1. Pen Pals | £10 from Hotel Chocolat
Hotel Chocolat’s Pen Pals passed the taste test with flying colours, and were rated the best buy for children by the Yahoo UK team.
The pack contains three miniature hand crafted edible farm animals, made from milk chocolate, white chocolate and caramel.
2. Doug the Dinosaur | £3.50 from Tesco
Doug The Dinosaur egg is an affordable and creative hand crafted Easter egg, which will score brownie points with children - and parents because of the affordable price tag.
The hollow design is made from dark chocolate and white chocolate, while a touch of green has been added for extra decoration.
3. Milk Chocolate Lion | £6 from Waitrose & Partners
Children are taken by animals, which is why Easter eggs that resemble their favourite creature is often a sure fire way to impress the little ones.
The Milk Chocolate Lion from M&S features a more simplistic design, in comparison to Tesco’s Doug The Dinosaur, and is made from Fairtrade sourced cocoa for the milk chocolate flavour.
4. Seth the Sloth | £5 from Marks & Spencer
Seth the Sloth is a new addition to Marks & Spencer’s Easter range.
The hollow milk chocolate egg has been hand crafted for extra attention to detail.
The best £10 and under Easter eggs
1. Caramel and Fudge Sundae | £10 from Marks & Spencer
What could be better than this fusion of an Easter egg, with flavours of your favourite Caramel Fudge Sundae?
Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) has outdone itself withthee new Easter egg, which is a hollow milk chcolate egg, layered with caramel dripping and an assortment of other sweet treats on top.
2. Cadbury Darkmilk Easter Egg | £6 from Tesco
Cadbury will always have a soft spot in most customer’s hearts, and their Darkmilk Easter egg is no different.
While it may not have taken home the top spot, the hollow egg, which has a high cocoa count, is still a huge fan favourite.
3. Dark Soft-Boiled Egg | £10 from Hotel Chocolat
Hotel Chocolat has got very creative with their Dark Egg, as it has recreated the contents of a real egg with its yolk on the front.
The Dark Soft-Boiled Egg is made from70% dark chocolate, while the yolk is naturally coloured.
4. Prosecco & Raspberry Milk Chocolate Egg | £3.99 from Aldi
For those who want to up the ante and go for something that packs a bit more of punch, then Aldi’s Prosecco and Raspberry Milk Chocolate egg is for you.
However, some found the egg slightly too sweet, although this may be just what you’re after if you have a sweet tooth.
The best novelty Easter eggs
1. Cocoa et Co Belgian Chocolate Beehive Egg | £8 from Sainsbury’s
Sainsbury’s Cocoa et Co Belgian Chocolate Beehive Egg not only topped the score board for it’s taste, but also it’s intricate design.
The hollow Easter egg is madefrom milk, white and dark chocolate, while a touch of edible gold glitter has been added for the extra touch of sparkle, all for under £10 - bargain.
2. Spring Lemon | £3 from Waitrose & Partners
For those looking for an alternative to the classic chocolate Easter eggs, will. go head over heels for Waitrose & Partners’ Spring Lemon egg.
The smaller egg, which resembles a Sicilian lemon, has been made out of white chocolate and lemon flavouring, for a light and sweet taste.
3. Heston from Waitrose 4 Chocolate Hen's Eggs | £6 from Waitrose & Partners
For those who want a smaller Easter egg this year, Heston from Waitrose’s pack of Chocolate Hen’s Eggs may be for you.
Each egg has been created to resemble a hen’s egg, and each one is filled with salted caramel and banana ganache.
4. Cocoa et Co. Single Origin Dark Chocolate Teardrop | £8 from Sainsbury’s
For those who want an intense dark chocolate flavour, you may have metyour match with the Cocoa et Co. Single Origin Dark Chocolate Teardrop.
The large Easter egg is made from a 60% Colombian dark chocolate, while edible gold has been layered on top for decoration.
The best luxury Easter eggs
1. Ostrich Easter Egg | £80 from Hotel Chocolat
Hotel Chocolat has pulled out all the stops with their Ostrich Easter Egg, which has received top marks from Yahoo UK team.
This creation is a chocoholic’s dream, as the large hollow egg is made of thick milk chocolate filled with cookiees and puffed riche, all of which sits on top of a tray of 27 chocolates, so it is well worth the £80 price tag.
2. Fruit & Nut Milk Chocolate Lattice Egg | £15 from Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer’s Lattice egg is another popular pick, as it has made another return to stores ahead of Easter Sunday.
The decadent egg boasts an intricate exterior design that is laced with fruit and nut pieces, which are also filled inside the hollow egg too.
3. Artisan Milk Chocolate Easter egg | £29.99 from Selfridges
Selfridges’ Artisan Milk Chocolate Egg is a bold design, which is unlike other creations.
The egg is made from sustainably sourced, single-origin Colombian milk chocolate, and handcrafted by Gabriella Cugno in her kitchen in Cardiff in Wales
4. Exquisite Flutter & Bloom Egg | £14.99 from Aldi
Aldi’s Exquisite Flutter and Bloom Egg is certainly a showstopper, as it has an open centre to reveal a miniature egg inside, as well as delicate edible butterfly and floral decoration around the outside.
The egg is made from Belgian caramel for a sweet taste, and is affordable for a luxury Easter egg.