A while ago while watching one of those trashy current affairs programs, my old man saw a segment about how cheap Easter chocolate from ALDI supermarkets was supposedly just as good as – if not better than – the big name brand chocolate from Safeway, Coles and the like. Being chocoholics, my Dad and I both called BS on this claim and decided it needed to be put through some scientific tests of our own, so he went out and purchased a Lindt bunny from Safeway and a Choceur bunny from ALDI.
We’re not sure exactly how much each bunny cost, but Dad said that he remembered the ALDI one being the cheaper of the two. Since taste would be the key deciding factor of which chocolate was better, we wasted no time in getting started. Dad brutally murdered both bunnies by crushing their skulls and ripping their heads off and we began feasting on their chocolatey flesh.
Dad started with the Choceur bunny from ALDI, while I started with the Lindt bunny. I should put it out there that I’ve never been a huge fan of Lindt chocolate; I always found it too sickly sweet, like there was more sugar in it than cocoa. Those Lindt balls with the soft centre were the worst but the plain chocolate wasn’t much better, and the Lindt bunny did nothing to change my mind in that regard. Once Dad had sampled his chocolate, we swapped bunny corpses and I tried some of the Choceur chocolate.
And… I’ll be damned. The Choceur was way better than the Lindt stuff. Less overpoweringly sweet, it actually tasted like proper chocolate. It wasn’t quite as good as fancy chocolate from Haigh’s, but it was heading in that direction. Even Dad, who normally likes Lindt, agreed that the ALDI chocolate was definitely better.
So, there you have it, folks. Next Easter, consider picking up an Easter egg or two from ALDI instead of from the big supermarkets. You might be pleasantly surprised.