As Easter egg sales rise by 50 per cent, we reveal which best-sellers are the best value

WE have gone crackers for Easter eggs – whatever the price.

Sales of the chocolate treats have increased by 50 PER CENT this year as we emerge from a year of lockdowns, with spending up by £48million to an astonishing £153million.

But when it comes to size, bigger isn’t always best for an Easter egg and what you find in the colourful box may not meet you expectations.

Expert Martyn James, of consumer website Resolver, says: “Don’t be fooled by flashy packaging.

“This proves what many people might have suspected, the chocolate and treats in Easter eggs are often much smaller than you realise. Always read the small print — even on Easter eggs — or you may be in for a disappointment when the foil and pretty packaging comes off.”

To make sure you don’t end up with egg on your face, The Sun has gone on the hunt and checked out some of this year’s best-sellers to work out the price per 100g of chocolate.

Here we let you know which eggs are a bit of a yoke and the ones that will give you the most for your money . . .

  • Galaxy Enchanted Eggs (234g) – £3, tesco.com £1.29 per 100g

  • Thorntons Milk Chocolate Egg and Classic Collection (207g) – £12, moonpig.com £5.80 per 100g

  • Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Shell Egg with Milk Truffle (260g) – £8, sainsburys.co.uk £3.08 per 100g

  • Belgian Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Egg (165g) – £5, morrisons.com £3.03 per 100g

  • Thorntons Unicorn Easter Egg (151g) – £4, morrisons.com £2.65 per 100g

  • Cadbury Heroes (236g) – £4, morrisons.com £1.70 per 100g

  • Aldi Giant Dragon Egg (680g) – £9.99, Aldi £1.47 per 100g

  • Hotel Chocolat Rocky Road to Caramel Extra Thick Egg (490g) – £29, hotelchocolat.com £5.92 per 100g

  • Nestle KitKat Chunky (260g) – £3, tesco.com £1.16 per 100g

  • Cadbury Creme Egg (233g) – £3, sainsburys.co.uk £1.29 per 100g

  • Mars Milk Chocolate Egg (141g) – £1, tesco.com 71p per 100g

  • Cadbury Dairy Milk (286g) – £4, morrisons.com £1.40 per 100g

  • Smarties Buttons Milk Chocolate Giant Easter Egg (290g) – £5, morrisons.com £1.73 per 100g

  • Twix Easter Egg (274g) – £3, tesco.com £1.10 per 100g

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