Although some supermarkets have been selling Easter eggs for months, there are still a few weeks to wait before our favourite bunny comes knocking.
To help busy parents out, we've put together a selection of great Easter eggs for kids, ranging from Sainsbury's cheap and cheerful rainbow buttons egg to Hotel Chocolat's seriously decadent caramel Splat egg.
So whether you're buying for toddlers or teenagers, you'll find something to put a smile on their face on Easter morning - as long as you don't eat them first.
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12 best kids' easter eggs
12 best kids' easter eggs
1/12 Co-op Popcorn Egg
Everyone knows kids love chocolate and popcorn, so the Co-op have ingeniously combined the two to create this delicious milk chocolate egg littered with sweet chewy popcorn. You might need to keep it away from mum and dad though since adults will love it too. £5 for 140g, co-operativefood.co.uk, in store only
2/12 Thorntons Harry Hopalot
Harry Hopalot is Thornton’s Easter Bunny. There’s an enchanting story behind him about how he hops faster than the wind to deliver eggs, should your littluns be interested. But most importantly for Easter appetites, Hopalot is himself available as a range of milk and white chocolate models. £6.99 for 250g, thorntons.co.uk
3/12 Nestlé Caramel Collection
You get a lot of bang for your buck with this package that contains enough chocolate to keep even teenagers going well beyond the Easter weekend. Besides the large egg itself, there’s a tube of Rolos and Munchies, as well as two Caramac bars. £6 for 364g, waitrose.com
4/12 Tesco Chippy the Squirrel
This is a charming design and although it’s ultimately hollow, there’s a surprisingly generous amount of milk chocolate to keep the kids happy on Easter Sunday. The quality is impressive too, particularly for the price tag, and it’s well packaged so that your child can see exactly what they’re getting when they run downstairs for breakfast. £4.50 for 250g, tesco.com, in store only
5/12 Marks & Spencer Captain Eggwash
New for 2014, Captain Eggwash is a pirate shaped egg that provides youngsters with something a bit different, as well as fun and tasty. Made from creamy milk chocolate, it’s hand decorated with milk and dark chocolate and will appeal to child who dreams of epic swashbuckling adventures. £6 for 235g, marksandspencer.com
6/12 Stas Milk Chocolate Egg
This is made from great quality Belgian milk chocolate in a small factory in Kent by master chocolatiers Philip and Peter Stas. There are quite a few in the range, but we like this one that’s hand decorated with sweets and which comes beautifully packaged in cellophane and a yellow ribbon. £7.99 for 200g, ocado.com
7/12 Lick the Spoon Chocolate Pixel Egg
A great option for young and older children alike, this 14cm milk chocolate egg has been dipped in hundreds and thousands, then perched on a chocolate base that’s scattered with mini eggs. It’s enough to put a smile on any child’s – or adult’s for that matter – face. £9.95 for 220g, lickthespoon.co.uk
8/12 Waitrose Spike the Hedgehog
Waitrose Woodland friends include Ollie the Owl, Hope the Frog, Izzie the Owl and last but not least, Spike the Hedgehog. All these hollow animal-shaped Belgian milk chocolates, which are decorated with dark and milk chocolate, make ideal gifts for children and they taste really good too. £5 for 200g, waitrose.com
9/12 Lindt Gold Bunny Egg
The Lindt gold bunny has become synonymous with Easter and a firm favourite among chocolate loving children. So this Easter egg, made from the same luxury chocolate and including three little bunnies, is bound to put a smile on their face on Easter morning. £5.19 for 125g, lindt-shop.co.uk
10/12 Hotel Chocolat The Splat - Caramel
There’s been a chocolate explosion in the Hotel Chocolat factory and this is the result. The Splat range is new for this year and includes a dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate version, as well as this caramel version which is comprises a caramel milk chocolate egg with a colourful white chocolate splat. £12.50 for 150g, hotelchocolat.com
11/12 Sainsbury's Rainbow Button Egg
This milk chocolate egg with white chocolate rainbow buttons tastes good and is great value, with packaging that has a definite nod towards Willy Wonka. There are four others in the range too to choose from: gummy sweets, jelly beans, fizzy belts or caramel chocolates. Currently on offer at £1, regular price £1.25 for 170g, sainsburys.co.uk
12/12 Mopec Felt Sheep Bag with Chocolate Eggs
Filled to the brim with foil-wrapped mini chocolate eggs, this cheery felt bag has an abundance of yummy sweet surprises. The bag itself, decorated with a sheep, ladybird and flowers, will last your child years of Easter Egg hunts too, meaning they have at least part of the gift for keeps. £6.99 for 55g, selfridges.com
The IndyBest team would be happy with any of these tasty treats, but none more so than Lick the Spoon's Chocolate Pixel egg - it's a fun design and a little bit different to other offerings out there.
Nestlé's Caramel Collection wins on the value front, while the Mopec felt sheep bag from Selfridges is a good investment for future Easter egg hunts.