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The best-tasting hot cross buns and Easter eggs. Plus, cooking for a crowd and holiday essentials for the ultimate long weekend getaway.
Easter food ideas
The most OTT hot cross buns: Vegemite, bubblegum and more
From the sublime to the ridiculous, these are the weirdest hot cross buns we've discovered. You're welcome.
Hot cross buns taste test: Woolworths, Coles, Bakers Delight and more compared
Which hot cross bun should you be putting in the oven this Easter?
Kids' Easter egg taste test: which eggs and choc bunnies are the best?
CHOICE kids reveal the Easter treats they love to eat.
Hot cross bun ice cream – Coles vs Woolies
Spiced buns and ice cream, together at last. We put the new Easter-flavoured dessert through its paces.
Which Easter eggs are Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade or UTZ Certified?
Before you jump in and buy your Easter eggs, find out where your chocolate comes from.
The best organic and fair trade chocolate
We put ethical chocolate on the block to see how it compares for taste.
Milk and dark chocolate: which brands taste best?
We take the guesswork out of choosing your favourite treats.
Cooking for a crowd
How to choose the best fish for your Good Friday feast
How to choose the best fish for your health and the environment.
Extra virgin olive oil reviews: 23 products compared
We test 23 olive oils from Australia and Europe to see if they meet 'extra virgin' standards.
Which meat thermometers are the most accurate?
We recommend the most accurate and easy to use meat thermometers.
Wall oven reviews: Fisher & Paykel, Bosch, Smeg and more
Our test lab tells you which electric ovens cook best and are easiest to use.
Is gourmet salt better for you?
Are Himalayan and other specialty salts really any different to table salt? And do their health claims justify paying a price premium?
Kitchen mixer reviews
We test the latest stand mixers from Breville, Kenwood, KitchenAid, Smeg, Sunbeam and more.
Is pre-cut fresh veg worth buying?
Understanding free-range meat labelling
What does the label really mean for chickens, pigs, cows and sheep?
Maintaining your health and wellness
Fitness tracker and smartwatch reviews
We find the fitness trackers and smartwatches that go the distance.
Health and fitness trends to embrace or avoid this year
Fit or flop? We look at Fitbits and apps like Quit Genius or 100 Club, to going vegan and joining a gym.
Running shoe reviews
We find the running shoes that go the distance.
Are buddha bowls and poke bowls healthy?
We find out if buddha bowls and poke bowls are as good for you as the Instagram influencers say they are.
We test and review treadmills from FreeForm, NordicTrack, Pro-Form and more.
Exercise bikes review
We test and review exercise bikes for features, ease of use and performance.
We test the latest standard, high-performance and personal blenders in the CHOICE labs, including models from Vitamix, Nutribullet, Breville, KitchenAid, Sunbeam and more.
We test spiralizers that can make noodles and ribbons from fruit and veggies.
Lite n' Easy vs supermarket diet meals
Supermarket weight loss meals are cheaper, but how do they stack up nutritionally with options from Lite n' Easy?
Getting away for the long weekend
The easiest tents to put up and take down
We test and review tents across a range of size to find which ones are most usable and easiest to put up.
Ready for action: tough digital cameras
We test a dozen tough cameras in the CHOICE labs, including models from Canon, Nikon, Sony and more.
Where to find the cheapest flights
Is it cheaper to buy airfares through a comparison site or directly from the airlines?
Carry-on and check-in luggage reviews
We test carry-on and check-in suitcases for durability, ease of use and leak resistance.
How to rent a car in Australia
Don't be taken for a ride with insurance or other hidden fees and charges.
Portable camping fridge reviews
We test the coolest camping fridges for keeping food frosty in the great outdoors, including models from Engel, Waeco, Bushman, Trailblaza and more.
Kids' clubs: what to look for
Resort kids' clubs can offer frazzled parents a break on holidays, but it’s important to do your homework before you book.
The best tech to tell you where you are
Home and living
How to manage your money when you travel
Heading overseas? Avoid big fees and unfair exchange rates.
The low-down on how we test tents
Getting the ins and outs of testing tents
Which Esky is right for you?
We review coolers from Esky, Coleman, Techniice and more to find which ones are best at keeping food and drinks chilled.
How to find the best homestay booking sites
From holiday rentals to house swapping and couch surfing, book a bed at a great rate and protect your holiday savings.
Are you covered?
Protect yourself against theft with home contents insurance
We review dozens of home insurance policies to find the best cover for your building and contents.
Travel insurance: don't leave home without it
Find the best single-trip travel insurance policies for seniors, cruisers, backpackers, baby mooners or family travel.
Good-value car insurance policies
Compare the market with unbiased comparisons of 41 car insurance policies to reveal the cheapest and the best value for money from AAMI, Coles, Youi and more.
How to get the best roadside assistance plan for you
Should you get cheap roadside assistance, get it with your car insurance, or sign up to a motoring club like NRMA, RACV or RACQ?
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