We tried the UK’s most expensive supermarket Easter egg

The Cracking Pistachio egg costs £14 (Picture: Waitrose)

From Cadbury to Nestlé, the shops are crammed full of Easter eggs already, and as well as Creme Eggs and KitKats, there are also some exciting supermarket own-brand treats on offer.

Aldi has already wowed shoppers with their Easter range for 2024, which featured adorable chocolate dogs, while M&S also has some unique creations – although lest we forget their 24 carrot gold ‘egg’ from last year.

But the one own-brand item that’s really got everyone online going wild comes from Waitrose.

We’re talking of course about The Cracking Pistacho egg, which is the most expensive own-brand Easter treat out there at £14 — compare that, for example, to the Cadbury Crunchie egg, which is just £3 at Asda, or the Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo Face egg, for £1.25 at Sainsbury’s.

It’s worth pointing out that you do get more bang for your buck, as the Waitrose offering technically includes not one, but two chocolate eggs.

It features a blonde chocolate shell, with a pistachio egg inside (Picture: Courtney Pochin)

The decadent egg is made to look like a pistachio, with a blonde caramelised white chocolate outer shell, and a green pistachio flavoured egg inside, which is speckled with chopped pistachio pieces. 

Social media users have gone nutty (sorry) over the egg, branding it a ‘dream’ combination of flavours. BBC Good Food voted it the best white chocolate Easter egg for 2024, and the Good House Keeping Institute proclaimed it THE Easter egg to try.

So, with such rave reviews, I simply had to give it a go myself, to see if it lived up to the hype.

The Cracking Pistachio comes in an incredibly sleek box and looks exactly like the picture on the front, which is a good start. No false advertising going on here.

It’s got a delicious caramel scent (Picture: Courtney Pochin)

As soon as you open the packaging, you’re hit with a delicious caramel scent from the blonde chocolate, which tastes rich and creamy. 

But it’s the pistachio chocolate that’s of real interest here, as it’s proved somewhat controversial on Instagram, with foodies such as @another_snack_reviewer said the egg was ‘underwhelming’ claiming they were ‘disappointed’ by the flavour as it wasn’t pistachio-y enough.

However, I thought Waitrose had done a cracking job with the flavour — it’s not too strong and not too subtle. Call me Goldilocks, because it’s just right.

The pistachio nibs add some fun texture to the mix, but that’s about it. There’s no satisfying crunch to be found – they’re more for the aesthetics than anything else.

I didn’t really know what to expect from this product, as it’s not an Easter egg I’d typically go for, but I actually really enjoyed it.

Of course though, the price is the real clincher. If you’ve got the money to spare and love trying quirky food, then this is the Easter egg for you, and it would also make the perfect gift if you’re looking to impress.

However, if you’re not particularly fussy about your chocolate – and you just want one of your old favourite Easter eggs to celebrate the season – then it probably won’t be worth the money for you.

As much as I liked the novelty of trying the ‘posh’ Easter egg, I’d have been equally as happy tucking into a £1.50 Dairy Milk Buttons egg.

Call me unsophisticated if you want, but you can’t beat at bit of Cadbury – and I’ll change from a tenner too.

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