Win a hotel stay and free airport parking

Win a night at the luxurious Felbridge Hotel

Win a night at the luxurious Felbridge Hotel

To celebrate Easter, APH has got together with the Felbridge Hotel Gatwick to give you the chance of winning a free night’s stay for two and a week’s parking at APH Gatwick.

Simply count the Easter eggs in our picture and leave your answer in the form at the bottom of the page.

The winner will be drawn at midday on April 7th 2015.

Find those eggs…

Our careless Easter bunnies have taken off on their hols and had so much carrot punch they’ve forgetten where they stashed their chocolate eggs. Can you help locate and count them? Tot them up and the enter the total in our form below.

Count the eggs and win a night at the luxurious Felbridge Hotel

Count the eggs and win a night at the luxurious Felbridge Hotel

Get counting and good Luck!


Competition Terms and Conditions: Please read these

Competition Terms and Conditions
By answering the number of Easter eggs you spot on our Easter picture you agree to all terms and conditions of the prize draw below. 1. The prize promotion is open to all UK residents, except APH employees (and their families). 2. All entries between 31st March 2015 and 7th April 2015 will be entered into the prize draw. 3. One winner will be drawn at random from all entries at midday on April 7th,  2015. The winner will receive a one night stay for two people at the Felbridge Hotel Gatwick, subject to availability and seven days free parking at APH Park & Ride Gatwick for one vehicle, subject to availability. 5. No purchase necessary. 4. No substitutions and no equivalent cash value are offered. 5. Winners are solely responsible for all expenses not specified in the prize description including those associated incidental expenses associated with claiming the prize. 6. Winners will be notified by email as soon as possible after the competition draw. 7. Winners names will be published and the winners may be required to participate in publicity. 8. Winners of the competition agree that neither APH nor its employees or any sponsors shall have any liability in connection with the acceptance or use of any of the prizes awarded herein.


Chocolate bunny taste and travel test

The choccy bunnies are coming... but which one's got your name on it?

The choccy bunnies are coming… but which one’s got your name on it?

Heading away over Easter? Then you’ll most likely be packing a few chocolate stowaways in your suitcase to surprise the kids or partner… but will your bunnies and eggs survive the attentions of baggage handlers and over-enthusiastic taxi drivers en route to the hotel? Find out here as we put some popular Easter bunnies through the taste test and international travel bash test…

Chocolate Easter Bunny taste test

Our head chocolate boffins, Cery and James

Our head chocolate boffins, Cerys and James

With many Easter eggs the size of a small family home in Milton Keynes, packing one of these choccy bricks will leave scant room for your smalls. Stashing a slimline chocolate bunny could be the perfect compromise to keep the kids happy and ensure you’ve also get some pants to wear.

In part 1 of the test, our chief Chocolate Boffins, Cerys and James, pictured, oversee the APH taste panel as it gives a gastronomic verdict on bunnies liberated from some of the UK’s top supermarkets…

Aldi bunny reporting for duty

Aldi bunny reporting for duty

Aldi

How much: £0.65p
Type: Milk chocolate
Weight: 125g
Calories: 546kcal/100g
As you’d expect from Aldi, its Dairyfine branded Easter bunny is great value.

The milk chocolate bunny comes in a boy or girl version – don’t panic parents… that’s signified by a blue or pink jacket on the packaging.

Top marks for value and detail, but here’s how the taste test panel rated it…
Comment: ‘Tastes quite fake and nutty’
Verdict: 33/60

Lidl bunny is up for the challenge

Lidl bunny is up for the challenge

Lidl

How much: £0.79
Type: Milk chocolate
Weight: 150g
Calories: 532kcal/100g
Another great value bunny that is pretty impressive in stature.

The kids will certainly be impressed, but size isn’t everything.

With reviewers likening it to everything from Kinder egg-style choc to something more akin to cardboard, here’s how the taste test panel rated the Lidl chocolate bunny.
Comment: ‘Nice and creamy, would quite happily eat this’
Verdict: 44/60

M&S bunny... are you relying on a label?

M&S bunny, Alfie… too cute to eat?

Marks and Spencer – Alfie Bunny

How much: £6.00
Type: Milk and white chocolate
Weight: 210g
Calories: 544 kcal /100g
At £6.00 it would seem that little Alfie Bunny has got a lot of tastebuds to impress to justify such a hefty price tag.

Looking at the weight of the bunny, It’s not giving a great deal more choc for your buck, either

Our testers found the taste to be overly ‘buttery’, but judging by the final verdict – that’s just how they like it.
Comment: ‘This tasted quite yummy, almost caramelly’
Verdict: 51/60

He's the bruiser of our bunnies - but dark choc divides

He’s the bruiser of our bunnies – but dark choc divides

Sainsbury’s

How much: £6.00
Type: Dark chocolate
Weight: 440g
Calories: 555kcal/100g
We certainly wouldn’t want to meet this hefty brute of a bunny down a dark warren! At 444g of mouth-watering choc, this is an impressive and extremely good value Easter gift.

However, we should confess that the dark chocolate bunny proved to be a ‘Marmite’ moment for our taste test panel, which was reflected in the final score.

Dark chocolate fans loved it, while milk chocolate addicts reacted like they’d been force fed decomposing kippers.
Comment: ‘Didn’t like this at all, but then I’m not a fan of dark chocolate. Bitter and tasteless’
Verdict: 28/60

Tesco bunny... will he perform?

Tesco bunny… will he perform?

Tesco

How much: £0.79
Type: Milk chocolate
Weight: 120g
Calories: 544kcal/100g
Another budget bunny, but could the Tesco example raise its head above the others – or would it get shot down by the taste panel?

Sadly for this little bunny, there seemed to be a constant theme of a ‘funny’ aftertaste…

Nothing to laugh about there, then – we take our chocolate very seriously here. Next, please!
Comment: ‘Creamy but a flowery taste which is a bit unusual and not great’
Verdict: 38/60

Harry Hopalot... a bit of a ringer for Waitrose, we feel

Harry Hopalot… a bit of a ringer for Waitrose, we feel

Waitrose/Thorntons

How much: £4.00
Type: Milk and white chocolate
Weight: 250g
Calories: 543kcal/100g
Our disappointment that Waitrose didn’t seem to have their own-brand bunny was turned to joy as our eyes fell upon Harry Hopalot from the parish of Thorntons.

He was surprisingly good value considering we were shopping in posh supermarket Waitrose.

Would his cheeky face and milk chocolate inserts be enough to win over our taste test panel? Unfortunately, not… it seems that Harry is rated as rather cheap tasting.
Comment: ‘Unremarkable’
Verdict: 41/60

Bash test yummies… Easter bunnies

So, we’ve tested the bunnys’ chocolate credentials, but will they be tough enough to beat the baggage handlers and international taxi drivers as you head to the hotel? Find out as we pack them in a suitcase and simulate the bashes and bangs they might well receive as they join you on your hols…

The test: First of all we packed the bunnies in a suitcase and took a drive along twisty roads including a section of vicious sleeping policemen. After this, we dropped the suitcases from 3ft to replicate loading into the plane’s hold.

Hover your cursor over the hotspots below to see how the bunnies got on…
Warning: Chocolate bunnies were harmed during the making of this feature, children may find the scenes distressing.

Bash test yummies… Easter bunnies

So, we’ve tested the bunnys’ chocolate credentials, but will they be tough enough to beat the baggage handlers and international taxi drivers as you head to your holiday destination? Find out as we pack them in a suitcase and simulate the bashes and bangs they might receive as they head on their hols…

The pics below the pristine bunnies show how they looked after being dropped from 3ft in a suitcase full of clothes…

How the bunnies looked after some sitcase abuse

How the bunnies looked after some suitcase abuse

 

 

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