Easter Sunday is only a few weeks away – so for the second Co-operative News taste-test we looked at Easter eggs! Without knowing which was which, out taste-testers scored the eggs on aroma, texture and taste, and let us know what they thought of each…
The Real Easter Egg Luxury milk chocolate special edition (280g)
Fairtrade ingredients: Sugar, cocoa (77%)
Extras: Olive wood holding cross keyring from Bethlehem, pull-out Easter story, orange milk chocolate bar
We say: The milk chocolate egg with the strongest aroma, and a soft, creamy texture.
Divine raspberry 70% dark chocolate egg (vegan, 100g)
Fairtrade ingredients: Sugar, cocoa, vanilla (96%)
We say: Dark cocoa and tangy fruit combined for a beautiful aroma and distinctive flavour – the raspberries offset the bitterness perfectly and made it another favourite with our tasters.
The Co-operative Truly Irresistible milk chocolate honey bee egg (320g)
Fairtrade ingredients: Sugar, cocoa, honey, vanilla (72%)
Extras: Four milk chocolate and honey truffles (made with Fairtrade Chilean honey)
We say: Lovely aroma, and the honeycomb pieces within the shell gave a brilliant texture and a balanced sweetness.
Cocoa Loco organic marbled chocolate chicken (200g)
Fairtrade ingredients: Sugar, cocoa, vanilla (84%)
We say: Delicious flavour – the marbled white chocolate made this one of the sweetest samples in our selection.
Green and Black’s organic dark collection (365g, vegan)
Fairtrade ingredients: Cocoa, sugar, molasses and vanilla (93%)
Extras: Two large dark chocolate bars (one crystallised ginger, one butterscotch)
We say: A smooth dark chocolate with a bitter-sweet, lingering aftertaste.
Green and Blacks organic butterscotch (165g)
Fairtrade ingredients: Cocoa, sugar, molasses, vanilla (72%)
We say: The contrast of soft chocolate and butterscotch pieces were hugely popular, another firm favourite – and the one everyone went back to for more.
You can watch how the tasting went here:
Cocoa Loco organic milk chocolate Mr Funny Face (225g)
Fairtrade ingredients: Sugar, cocoa, vanilla (78%)
Extras: Jumbo chocolate buttons
We say: This was one of the chunkiest eggs we tasted. Munchable thick chocolate with a great lingering taste.
Green and Black’s organic milk collection (365g)
Fairtrade ingredients: Sugar, cocoa, vanilla, molasses (72%)
Extras: Two large milk chocolate bars (one butterscotch, one Anglesey sea salt)
We say: An excellent quality, smooth, melt-in-the-mouth milk chocolate.
The Co-operative Loved by us milk chocolate cookie egg (185g)
Fairtrade ingredients: Sugar, cocoa (excluding that in cookie chunks) (71%)
We say: Really creamy chocolate offset by crunchy biscuit pieces – the texture made this a huge hit with our tasters.
Divine toffee and sea salt milk chocolate (100g)
Fairtrade ingredients: Sugar, cocoa, vanilla (79%)
We say: A great flavour and texture, with the sweet toffee and tangy salt providing a lovely contrast to the smooth milk chocolate.
The Co-operative Truly Irresistible dark chocolate egg (80g)
Fairtrade ingredients: Sugar, cocoa, vanilla (99%)
We say: Smooth and bitter with fruity notes and a lovely flavour – definitely one for dark chocolate lovers.
The Real Easter Egg Luxury dark chocolate egg (vegan, 165g)
Fairtrade ingredients: Sugar, cocoa (99.5%)
Extras: Easter story booklet and three dark chocolate mini squares
We say: A deliciously dark chocolate, with a taste that delivered on the strong cocoa aroma. And at 99.5%, this wins the most Fairtrade ingredients awards!