From choccy Easter eggs to hot cross buns and slow-roasted lamb — get taste buds tingling with the best holiday treats

EASTER is the perfect time to indulge in some traditions – and we don’t just mean  gorging on choccy eggs.

There are plenty of other delights – from hot cross buns to slow-roasted lamb – to get your taste buds ­tingling this Easter weekend.

But what to choose? In an effort to find out The Sun asked the supermarkets to send in their picks for the ultimate Easter feast.

Here, Giulia Crouch puts   lamb, hot cross buns, cake, Easter eggs and booze to the taste test – and picks a winner in each category.

LAMB

  • WINNER: ASDA Extra Special Slow Cooked Lamb Shank with Mint Sauce:  Delicious and good value for money. The meat falls off the bone and the herby sauce works perfectly, serves 2, £7 — buy now
  •  Aldi British Minted Shoulder Chops, serves 2, £3.99 — buy now
  •  Sainsbury’s Slow Cook Shanks with Mint, serves 2, £8 — buy now
  • Tesco Half Leg Joint, serves 4-6, £11.50 — buy now
  •  Morrisons British Lamb, serves 2, £2.91 — buy now
  • Iceland’s Luxury Welsh Joint, serves 6, £16 — buy now
  •  Co-op Slow Cooked Shank with gravy, serves 1, £4 — buy now
  •  M&S Ready To Roast Basted Leg Joint with Rosemary,      serves 3, £7 — buy now

HOT CROSS BUNS

  • WINNER: Sainsbury's Taste The Difference 4 Triple Berry Hot Cross Buns (£1.25): Why have one berry when you could have three? In fact there are four types of berries in these boastful buns. Sweet blueberries, tangy cranberries, zingy lingonberries and plump sultanas. Lush! — buy now
  • Asda Baker’s Choice 6, 69p — buy now
  • Aldi Luxury 4 Blueberry, 89p — buy now
  • Lidl Deluxe 4 Apple and    Cinnamon, 99p — buy now
  • Tesco Finest 4 Extra Fruity,    £1.50 — buy now
  •  Morrisons The Best 4 Extra     Fruity, £1 — buy now
  • Iceland Luxury 4, £1 — buy now
  • Co-op 6, £1 — buy now
  •  M&S 4 Salted Caramel and    Chocolate , £1.50 — buy now

CAKE

  • WINNER: MARKS And Spencer Simnel Cake, 930g (serves 11, £12):  A stunner of a cake with  its ­scalloped-edged marzipan topping. It’s an absolute  showstopper in terms  of looks and delivers on taste  too. The fruit cake is light and not claggy — buy now
  • Asda 12 Easter Cupcakes,     £5 — buy now
  • Aldi Large Mini Eggs Vanilla    Cheesecake, serves 6, £2.89 — buy now
  •  Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Simnel Cake, 850g,      serves 12, £10 — buy now
  •  Morrisons The Best Easter Simnel Cake, 850g, £12 — buy now
  • Co-op Easter Cupcake Twin Pack, £1.50 — buy now

EASTER EGGS

  • WINNER: LIDL Deluxe Golden Sculpture Egg with Ginsecco  & Chocolate Ganache Mini Eggs, 280g, £12.99: Chocolate is not just sugary blandness but flavoursome. And  boozy truffles are a great bonus — buy now
  •  Asda Belgian White Chocolate, 290g, £5 — buy now
  • Aldi Belgian Milk Chocolate Ripple With Dark     Chocolate, 200g, £4.99 — buy now
  • Sainsbury’s Cocoa et Co. Milk Chocolate Splatter     Egg, 400g, £14 — buy now
  • Tesco Finest Belgian Dark    Chocolate & Raspberry, 165g, £5 — buy now
  •  Morrisons The Best Mandala Egg    With 5 Truffles, 300g, £10 — buy now
  • Co-Op Irresistible Ecuadorian     Milk Chocolate Pod     with Strawberry and Gin  ­   Truffles, 280g, £7.50. — buy now
  •  M&S Jazzie Egg, 150g,     £4 — buy now

BOOZE

  • WINNER: ICELAND Rabo De Galo, £5.95: Packed with red fruit flavours, this is super-juicy with a smooth finish. I could sip it all Easter long — buy now
  • Asda Freixenet Italian Sparkling     Rose, £12 — buy now
  • Aldi Castellore Prosecco Spumante     Doc, £5.99 — buy now
  •  Lidl Moscatel Reserva De Familia, £6.99 — buy now
  • Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference     Cremant de Loire, £11.50 — buy now
  • Tesco Finest Premier Cru Brut     Champagne, £20 — buy now
  • Morrisons The Best Prosecco      Spumante, £7.50 — buy now
  • Co-op Hereford Argentina Tempranillo      Malbec, £7 — buy now
  •  M&S Conte Priuli Oro Prosecco, £15.99 — buy now


  •  Not all the supermarkets had something for every category.

 

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