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Planning to splash out on a posh egg this Easter?

From Green & Blacks for a fiver to a 4kg egg costing £89.95, which luxury Easter egg offers the best value for money and passes the taste test?

To compare properly, consumer expert Martyn James recommends checking how much the egg weighs so you know how much chocolate you're getting for your money.

"A lot of eggs are mostly air surrounded by a thin layer of chocolate," he says.

"Make sure you know what you're getting so you are not left disappointed on Easter Sunday."

Lynsey Hope, 41, from West Malling, Kent, has done the hard work for you, putting the poshest eggs to the test. Here's her verdict.

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Cadbury Dairy Milk Chunky Egg (400g)

  • £12, cadburygiftsdirect.co.uk
  • £3 per 100g

Most of you will know what Cadbury chocolate tastes like and if you like it, you can't go wrong with this.

The chocolate egg is deliciously thick and comes with extra Dairy Milk chunks.

I'd be super happy if the Easter bunny brought me this on Easter morning. I absolutely loved it.

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  • TASTE: 10/10
  • VALUE: 10/10
  • WOW FACTOR: 9/10
  • OVERALL SCORE: 10/10

Love Cocoa Luxury Marbled Salted Caramel Egg (325g)

  • lovecocoa.com, £25
  • £7.69 per 100g
If you care about the planet and want a sustainably made egg, try Love CocoaCredit: Gary Stone

One for the eco-conscious among us, this brand is green but expensive.

The chocolate is made using sustainably sourced palm oil-free cocoa and it was delicious, with just the right balance of sweet and saltiness.

It comes with the brand's rich, gooey, salted caramel truffles and it's packaged beautifully.

  • TASTE: 9/10
  • VALUE: 5/10
  • WOW FACTOR: 7/10

Guylian Milk Chocolate Egg with 12 Original Praline Seahorses (306g)

  • £10, morrisons.com
  • £3.27 per 100g

Tucking into this it's not hard to see why Guylian is considered one of the most luxurious chocolate brands in the world.

Available from Morrisons, this egg is made with Belgian chocolate and the seahorses are filled with a delicious hazelnut praline.

The chocolate melts in your mouth and it's better value per 100g than Lindt, Divine and M&S which made me enjoy it all the more.

  • TASTE: 8/10
  • VALUE: 9/10
  • WOW FACTOR: 5/10

Terry's Chocolate Orange Egg with Creamy Truffles (260g)

  • £7, morrisons.com
  • £2.69 per 100g

A very traditional diamond-patterned egg which comes wrapped in the distinctive Chocolate Orange foil.

As you'd expect, it's the same flavour as the traditional Chocolate Orange but the chocolate is thinner and it loses something as a result.

The truffles it comes with are lovely though and you get a generous 11 of them included.

  • TASTE: 6/10
  • VALUE: 8/10
  • WOW FACTOR: 5/10

Hotel Chocolat Extra Thick Easter Egg – You Crack Me Up (395g)

  • £30, hotelchocolat.com
  • £7.59 per 100g

If you're looking for something seriously sweet, this extra thick egg could be the one for you.

Crack into one side and you'll find creamy caramel white chocolate and in the other, you'll get a mouthful of 40 per cent milk chocolate.

It takes some effort to break this egg, but once you get in it's delicious – the very epitome of Easter indulgence.

  • TASTE: 10/10
  • VALUE: 7/10
  • WOW FACTOR: 9/10

Thorntons Continental Chocolate Easter Egg (257g)

  • £8, tesco.com
  • £3.11 per 100g

This smooth milk chocolate Thorntons egg is decorated with white and dark chocolate swirls and comes with a selection box of eight truffles including Salted Caramel and Sicilian Mousse.

I found the egg quite rich and could only have a couple of bites before putting it back in the box but the chocolates were yummy.

Prices vary but you can find Thorntons eggs for a good price at some supermarkets including Tesco.

  • TASTE: 7/10
  • VALUE: 8/10
  • WOW FACTOR: 6/10

Lindor Blood Orange Easter Egg (260g)

  • £9, tesco.com
  • £3.46 per 100g

The best thing about this egg was the orange truffles that came with it.

They were delicate, creamy and rich with just the right hint of orange.

Both the truffles and the egg had a lovely orange aroma – truly delicious – and good value compared to other luxury brands.

  • TASTE: 9/10
  • VALUE: 10/10
  • WOW FACTOR: 8/10

Divine Luxury 70% Dark Chocolate Easter Egg (260g)

  • £8, ocado.com
  • £3.08 per 100g

Suitable for vegans, this egg is a good size and comes with some mini dark chocolate eggs.

The bitter dark chocolate tasted almost healthy and while it's far better than many of the others, the egg alone still contains 26.9g of sugar and 46.3g of fat.

It's made using Fairtrade cocoa and sugar and is palm oil-free though you do have to pay for those credentials.

  • TASTE: 6/10
  • VALUE: 4/10

M&S Handcrafted Golden Blond Egg (300g)

  • £12, ocado.com
  • £4 per 100g

This tall golden blond egg is a rich caramel colour, with smooth chocolate and a lovely snap as you break bits off.

I found it incredibly moreish and it comes with cocoa dusted milk chocolate mini eggs filled with an indulgent chocolate ganache.

In terms of value, it's not too bad. You are paying around £4 for 100g of chocolate but it did feel luxurious and would make a lovely gift."

  • TASTE: 10/10
  • VALUE: 9/10
  • WOW FACTOR: 10/10
  • OVERALL SCORE: 10/10

Cocoba Giant Milk Chocolate Easter Egg (4kg)

  • £89.95, cocobachocolate.com
  • £2.25 per 100g

Well this is definitely a showstopper and is easily the biggest egg I've ever seen.

It's incredibly expensive – nearly £90 – but I was surprised to find you are actually getting great value for exquisite, good chocolate here.

Not many of us can afford to spend this much on an egg but if you can, it won't disappoint and should last you ages.

Instead of buying tons of eggs for the family just buy this one and share it together?"

  • TASTE: 9/10
  • VALUE: 10/10
  • WOW FACTOR: 10/10

Green and Blacks Organic Dark Chocolate Egg (165g)

  • £5, waitrose.com
  • £3.04 per 100g

A bitter, dark chocolate egg with 70% cocoa. There's nothing in the box other than the egg so it's a tad boring for me.

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  • TASTE: 7/10
  • VALUE: 8/10
  • WOW FACTOR: 4/10

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