With around 80 million Easter eggs sold every year, it’s no secret that Brits love to indulge over Easter, but are you getting a good deal when satisfying your Easter sweet tooth? We have carried out some research to help you choose a good value Easter egg, and you can also check out a range of egg-cellent gift ideas here.
Easter egg spending
Our research found that an estimated £381 million will be spent on Easter eggs this year; this is £154 million more than if consumers bought the same amount of chocolate but in bar form (£227 million). Each consumer could save £4.28 by purchasing chocolate bars, overall making Easter eggs 68% more expensive than chocolate bars (although it’s not as fun to tuck into a plain chocolate bar during Easter!).
Easter eggs vs chocolate bars
We went further down the rabbit hole to discover what chocolate brands have the largest differences between the cost of their Easter eggs and chocolate bars. Of all the brands analysed, the worst offender was Galaxy: per 100g an Easter egg costs £1.71, which is nearly £1 more expensive than the cost per 100g of a Galaxy bar (£0.75). The best deal on the market is the Cadbury Oreo egg, coming in at only £0.47 more per 100g than for the bar.
The costs of Easter eggs and the chocolate equivalent were taken from Tesco.com. Finder commissioned Onepoll to carry out a nationally representative survey of adults aged 18+. A total of 2,000 people were questioned throughout Great Britain, with representative quotas for gender, age and region.
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Georgia-Rose is a publisher at Finder.com and specialises in all things shopping and travel. She has years of experience working in retail and tourism and as an avid budget traveller, she loves helping people find the best deals on everything from plane tickets to sunglasses.
When she's not jetting off somewhere new you'll find her watching cake videos or befriending stray cats.
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