With the financial uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic fresh in shoppers’ minds, many will be doing their best to save pennies on Easter eggs this weekend.
But while some may seem like a bargain, they could be deceptively expensive and worse value for money per 100g.
Research from money saving site VoucherCodes.co.uk cross-referenced the prices of nine of the best-selling chocolate eggs and how much they cost at Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, to see which is the most chocolate for your buck.
While you can bag a bargain with a Cadbury Mini Egg Easter egg, which is just 87p per 100g, the Smarties egg is more than double the price at £1.91 per 100g.
|Easter egg||Weight||Tesco cost per 100g (£)||Asda cost per 100g (£)||Sainsbury’s cost per 100g (£)||Morrisons cost per 100g (£)||Average
|Cadbury Mini Eggs Medium Easter Egg||130g||£1.15||£0.58||£0.96||£0.77||£0.87|
|Galaxy Minstrels Large Easter Egg||262g||£1.53||£1.15||£1.15||£1.53||£1.34|
|KitKat Chunky Large Easter Egg||260g||£1.54||£1.15||£1.15||£1.54||£1.35|
|Cadbury Creme Egg Large Egg||258g||£1.56||£1.16||£1.16||£1.56||£1.36|
|Cadbury Heroes Chocolate Egg||264g||£1.52||£1.14||£1.52||£1.52||£1.43|
|Malteser Milk Chocolate Egg with three bags of buttons||274g||£1.46||£1.46||£1.82||£1.82||£1.64|
|Lindt Golden Bunny Egg||460g||£1.74||£1.52||£1.52||£2.61||£1.85|
|Smarties Milk Chocolate Incredible Easter Egg||470g||£1.70||£1.70||£2.13||£2.13||£1.92|
|Ferrero Rocher Easter Egg||275g||£3.64||£3.64||£4.73||£3.64||£3.91|
WHICH EGGS ARE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY? FROM CHEAPEST TO MOST EXPENSIVE
1. Cadbury Mini Eggs Medium Easter Egg, 87p per 100g
The 130g Cadbury Mini Egg Easter egg costs an average of £1.13 across Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons – making it the cheapest on the list at 87p per 100g
2. Galaxy Minstrels Large Easter Egg, £1.34 per 100g
Galaxy Minstrels large Easter Egg, which contains a chocolate egg and two packets of Minstrels, is the second cheapest on the list at £1.34 per 100g
3. KitKat Chunky Large Easter Egg, £1.35 per 100g
Similarly, the KitKat Chunky Large Egg cost £3.50 on average, equating to £1.35 per 100g of chocolate
4. Cadbury Creme Egg Large Egg, £1.36 per 100g
The Creme Egg is an Easter treat for many, and its larger egg was mid-range in price at £1.36 per 100g
5. Cadbury Heroes Chocolate Egg, £1.43 per 100g
Heroes are a festive treat which are popular wit those who like a bit of variety in their eggs. But at £1.43 it’s in the mid-range for value
6. Malteser Milk Chocolate Egg with three bags of buttons, £1.64 per 100g
One of the more expensive eggs, Maltesers buttons cost £1.64 per 100g of chocolate
7. Lindt Golden Bunny Egg, £1.91 per 100g
Lindt’s chocolate egg is one of the biggest at 460g – but isn’t better value for money at £1.85 per 100g
8. Smarties Milk Chocolate Incredible Easter Egg, £1.91 per 100g
Smarties’ Milk Chocolate Incredible Easter Egg (470g) is the second most expensive and more than twice the price of the Cadbury Mini Egg Easter egg
9. Ferrero Rocher Easter egg, £3.91 per 100g
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the most expensive by weight is the upmarket Ferrero Rocher Easter egg, which costs an average of £10.75 across the four supermarkets – which is £3.91 per 100g
WHICH EASTER EGGS ARE MOST CALORIFIC?
We all love to indulge over Easter, but if you’re watching your waistline, some options are better than others.
Online marketplace OnBuy.com looked at medium-sized eggs from a wide range of popular brands in order to identity which ones were the most calorific, and which carried less guilt.
They looked at bundles which weighed between 115g and 213g and included one egg and one extra treat.
Online marketplace onbuy.com looked into how much calories the most popular Easter egg bundles contained, with the Ferero Rocher egg leading the way with a staggering 1,320 calories (pictured: graphic of the study provided by onbuy)
They found that the worst offender was the Ferrero Rocher medium egg, which counted 1,320 calories – over half the recommended daily intake for men and women.
The KitKat Chunky Easter bundle, which counts a chocolate egg and two KitKat chunky bars, came in second place with 772 calories.
In third position, the Mars Easter egg, which also comes with two bars, contains 756 calories, closely followed by the Cadbury Bourneville, which counts 748, and the Dairy Milk Caramel egg Easter treat, counting 723.
The least calorific egg was none other than the M&Ms Choco, with only 492 calories for the whole pack of chocolate and sugar coated nuts.
The much beloved Cadbury Cream Eggs, which are known to be rich in calories, actually fell in the middle of the pack in eighth place, with 713 calories.
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