The Easter egg taste test has become quite a tradition at the Irish Farmers Journal. Although we don’t go to the extent of actually blindfolding staff that take part in the taste test, the Easter eggs are laid out on white plates without a box in sight. This means we’re not influenced by pretty packaging, the size of the egg, or even its price point. It’s all about taste and texture.

When it comes to what’s on the shop shelf, Easter eggs have gone to a whole new level in recent years and our taste test reflects that. Milk chocolate eggs were still the order of the day, but all were infused with a different flavour. From popping candy to salted caramel, the pressure was on.