For yesterday we, four ordinary people, were summoned to examine, purchase from and partake of the vast and rather gorgeous Easter range at Asda. We bore our duty bravely, and set forth to the relatively new branch at Ferring (near Worthing). They had certainly pulled out all the stops with a delightful Easter Bunny cottage in the lobby, complete with Bugs Bunny resident and hot cross bun door handle!
Lara was delighted with the cottage and kept asking to go back to see it again whilst we were shopping. Upon entering the store proper, we were confronted by a vast array of Easter confections, a brightly coloured Mecca for anyone under ten, in fact most people over ten too! Lara's sharp intake of breath was audible.
I had had in mind buying some Easter cakes and bakery goodies with the voucher we had been given, but Lara was determined to spend the lot on chocolate!! All of the branded and novelty eggs were at excellent prices, far better than I had seen in the other supermarkets, but we were more interested in the Asda own-brand items.
We spotted the Asda Easter Bunnies first, resplendent in gold foil and much bigger than the Lindt ones, plus they had the most adorable fluffy little tail stuck on! Lara popped one of those in the trolley straight away, as well as a Lindt bunny, presumably for comparison! Piggy-obsessed Lara wanted the Mummy and baby chocolate pig set too, and also grabbed a gorgeous green felt Easter basket to put her goodies in. We offered Sophia the bright yellow and orange chick basket I had mentioned in my previous piece on Easter at Asda, which she was delighted with.
Sophia got very excited about the cute little set of three Little Lambs and tried to grab one off the shelf to give to sister to hold for her. She also demanded the very cute little Yummy Bunny egg which came complete with furry bunny ears!
Foolishly I still had in mind a few fancy bakery purchases, that is until we turned the corner and the girls spotted these:
Just the biggest egg any of us had ever seen, and immediately met with wows and oohs and ahs from my trio of chocoholics, so one of those made its way into our trolley too!
In the end, we emerged with:
Easter Bunny, £2
Lindt bunny, £2
Mummy & Baby Oinks, £3
Yummy Bunny 'ears' egg, £2
Little Lambs, £3
2 Easter baskets, £3 each
Extra Special Belgian Milk Chocolate Egg, £10
And so home to conduct the next part of our vital mission: taste tests, but not before Lara had done her favourite part of any Asda visit!!
Here are the goodies Lara chose:
And Sophia's choices:
Mucch fun was had lifting the monster egg for the camera, and Lara speculated about whether it was the same size as a dinosaur egg! I don't know, but it tastes darn good!!! Part of Asda's partnership with Leith's, this is good, high quality chocolate, and at just £10 would make an impressive gift for a loved one.
The girls were eager to begin the bunny comparison and taste test. As I said, the Asda bunny is significantly bigger than the lindt one for the same price (just £2), and I think it wins on cute factor with an adorable face and that little fluffy tail.
After all that chocolate we expended some energy playing with the cute bunny ears from Sophia's little egg, although Lara refused to have her photo taken!