Easter is just around the corner and the best way to celebrate the holiday is with a chocolate Easter egg!
For Christians, the egg symbolises Jesus's resurrection, as when the hollow shell is broken, it looks like an empty tomb.
Today, the chocolate Easter egg is used to show your loved ones that you care about them during this springtime holiday, so you'd better get 'cracking' and buy yours now!
We've rounded up the very best, whether you're on a budget or looking for luxury:
Easter eggs for £10 or under
Lindt Lindor Spring Easter Egg, £8.99
Limited edition seasonal treat that is worth shopping around for. Good-sized egg and a selection of Lindor assorted truffles on the side.
Value for money: High quality chocolate at an affordable price.
Godiva 8 Piece Cello Of Pops, £8
Treat yourself to a taste of luxury chocolate without feeling guilty. The pack works at a £1 per mini egg and each one tastes delicious.
Value for money: High end price, but a decadent delight.
Waitrose Freeze Dried Raspberry Egg, £7
Not sure if you can count this as one of your five-a-day, but the mix of raspberries and chocolates is addictive.
Value for money: A superior egg that is worth spending a little bit more on.
Tesco Finest Belgian dark chocolate egg with hand finished chocolates, £10
This dark chocolate modern take on the traditional egg shape is appealing and embellished with a white chocolate splash and crunchy butterscotch beads. At 53% cocoa content it’s not one for die-hard bitter chocolate devotees but would make an elegant gift for someone special.
Value for money: A fair purchase for a good-looking egg.
Carluccio’s Basket Of Chocolate Eggs, £7.95
Six medium-sized chocolate eggs in a mix of dark, milk and white chocolate presented in a cute brown paper basket. Tastes like good quality chocolate and not too sickly.
Value for money: Not cheap but worth it.
Easter eggs for over £10
Thornton’s Caramel Cheesecake egg, £15
The chocolate is good quality and the biscuit pieces are a lovely surprise. The range also includes Eton Mess and Hazelnut Brownie eggs.
Value for money: Despite it being a large egg, it would have been nice to have had some truffles or other small chocolates included.
M&S Feuilletine Milk Chocolate Egg, £15
The crispy shimmering gold coating over the front of the hand-decorated milk chocolate egg make this a winner and gives it a lovely texture. Everything comes all wrapped up in a bow and there are also mini truffles.
Value for money: Pricey but tasty.
Heston’s Gold Egg from Waitrose Egg, £20
Crack this egg open and there’s a surprise inside: mini eggs with a fruity mandarin ganache centre, sitting in their own edible straw nest. The dark chocolate shell is also covered in shimmering edible gold.
Value for money: A touch of luxury that is worth the cost for the little eggs alone.
Lindt Excellence Easter Egg, £10.99
Lovers of dark chocolate will be cracking open this egg with relish, and it comes with added mini eggs as well. It’s 70% cocoa and offers a rich hit of chocolate.
Value for money: An expensive looking egg that won’t break the budget.
Hotel Chocolat Milk-free milk scrambled egg, £15
Vegans and those with allergies can still enjoy the traditional Easter treat with this non-dairy egg. It still tastes creamy, but is made with almond powder instead of any milk product and comes with six nutty fruitcake chocolates.
Value for money: Priceless if you are looking for a luxurious egg everyone can enjoy.
M&S A Spring Garden of Chocolate Assorted Eggs, £12
Hand decorated milk, dark and white chocolate eggs with raspberry, pistachio and butterscotch. Pretty-looking eggs for those who like variety at Easter.
Value for money: Promises a lot, but the chocolate eggs don’t all deliver.
High-end luxury Easter eggs
Hotel Chocolat Ostrich Egg, £75
A giant Easter treat measuring the same size as an ostrich egg, with 27 chocolate truffles inside. Ridiculously thick chocolate with crispy bits inside means this egg will last until way after the initial weekend binge.
Value for money: luxury price, but a complete showstopper, sure to wow whoever receives it.
Rococo Hand Painted Egg with Japanese Bird Design, £32.50
Beautiful hand-painted white and dark chocolate egg which is sure to be a winner with fans of art and design. The egg also comes with an Easter chick design.
Value for money: quite a small egg, but it's so beautiful it's worth the hefty price tag.
William Curley Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Easter Egg, £35
Luxurious dark chocolate Easter egg filled with salted caramels. Quite plain, but decadent, with wonderful flavours.
Value for money: this indulgent treat is worth every penny for true chocolate lovers.
Hotel Chocolat’s Rocky Road To Caramel Extra Thick, £27
Don’t wait for the Easter bunny! Hop to it and treat yourself. Amazing chocolate egg packed with Easter figures and chocolates inside.
Value for money: A luxury egg, but worth every penny.
Marvellously Magnificent Egg £25
A monster of an egg made for sharing, because not even the most ardent chocoholic could munch their way through all this without help. It’s 850g of pure, yummy Thornton’s chocolate, but the egg is hollow and there are no surprises.
Value for money: Feeds a lot of chocolate addicts, but more content than style.
Small Feather Goose Figurine by La Maison Du Chocolat, £65
A chocolate goose available in dark or milk chocolate, he has a scarf in ivory chocolate, cobblestones in milk chocolate and is filled with praliné eggs. The figurines and chocolate decorations are made entirely by hand.
Value for money: Worth the cash for the handmade luxury