In this health conscious world we live in, the opportunities for true gluttony are becoming scarce. Our chocolate bars are getting smaller (yet still cost the same), sugar replacements are worming their way into our guilty pleasures and childhood breakfast staples like Coco Pops and Sugar Puffs are now talked about in hushed tones over plates of avocado on toast.
That’s why every year Easter is relished with greedy enthusiasm. Chocolate eggs – traditionally reserved for those under sixteen – have suddenly grown up, with phrases like single origin, salted caramel and percentages of cocoa solids adorning the elegant packaging. So while the kids are perfectly happy with the gaudy and gauche, there’s now plenty of Easter chocolate on offer that appeals to the more refined glutton.
But which eggs are best? The last thing we want on Easter Sunday morning is to smash one to pieces and cram fistfuls of chocolate into our mouths, only to realise we’ve been sold the same sugary, over-processed stuff as the children, but at twice the price. That’s why we at Great British Chefs painstakingly gave ourselves the task of chomping through thirty of this year’s finest offerings. Take a look at our favourites and make this year’s Easter feasting the best yet.