Christmas isn't Christmas if you haven't eaten your bodyweight in chocolate.

The festive period wouldn't be the same without everyone's favourite chocolate selection tub.

But which one is the tastiest and is the best value for money?

Supermarkets stock all the popular ones - Quality Street, Roses, Celebrations and Heroes tubs, and these are often our go-to selections.

But, not many people may know that supermarkets, Sainsbury's and M&S, have their very own versions and they are just as good, if not better.

A standard 650g Quality Street tub will set you back £3.50 and, for the same price, Sainsbury's is selling a 'Chocolate Treats' 650g tub while, for £4, M&S is also selling a 650g 'Our Big Selection' tub.

Quality Street may have 12 choices, compared to Sainsbury's nine and M&S' ten but it's not all about quantity.

We all have our favourites, and more often than not it's the coconut and toffee chocolates left at the bottom of the tub.

But our friends at our sister office totally emptied Sainsbury's and M&S tubs - which shows just how delicious the supermarket versions are.

So, it would be rude not to taste test them, after all it is Christmas.

Here is how we rated each chocolate:

Each selection box had a fudge flavoured option

Milk Chocolate Fudge - Sainsbury’s

Flavour: 6/10

Creaminess: 8/10

Chewiness: 7/10

Wrapping: 8/10

Chocolate design: 7/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 6 /10

Reviewed by: Elliot Hawkins

Fudge - Quality Street

Flavour: 7/10

Creaminess: 8/10

Chewiness: 5/10

Wrapping: 6/10

Chocolate design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 6/10

Reviewed by: Elliot Hawkins

Caramel Fudge - M&S

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess: 8/10

Chewiness: 2/10

Wrapping: 9/10

Chocolate design: 7/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 8/10

Reviewed by: Elliot Hawkins

Sainsbury's even had two hazelnut choices

Hazelnut in caramel - Sainsbury’s

Flavour: 7/10

Creaminess: 8/10

Chewiness: 5/10

Wrapping: 3/10

Chocolate design: 4/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 8/10

Reviewed by: Brad Gray

Hazelnut Whirl - Sainsbury’s

Flavour: 3/10

Creaminess: 3/10

Chewiness: 0/10

Wrapping: 2/10

Chocolate design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 10/10

Reviewed by: Brad Gray

The Purple One - Quality Street

Flavour: 9/10

Creaminess: 6 /10

Chewiness: 6/10

Wrapping: 10/10

Chocolate design: 9/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 6/10

Reviewed by: Brad Gray

Hazelnut in caramel - M&S

Flavour: 5/10

Creaminess: 4/10

Chewiness: 4/10

Wrapping: 4/10

Chocolate design: 4/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 8/10

Reviewed by: Brad Gray

Orange flavoured chocolates were a very popular choice

Orange Creme - Sainsbury’s

Flavour: 9/10

Creaminess: 10/10

Chewiness: 2/10

Wrapping: 8/10

Chocolate design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 2/10

Reviewed by: Paige Ingram

Orange Creme - Quality Street

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess: 9/10

Chewiness: 3/10

Wrapping: 7/10

Chocolate design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 2/10

Reviewed by: Paige Ingram

Chocolate Orange Crunch - Quality street

Flavour: 7/10

Creaminess: 4/10

Chewiness: 5/10

Wrapping: 9/10

Chocolate design: 10/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 7/10

Reviewed by: Paige Ingram

Orange Creme - M&S

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess: 8/10

Chewiness: 5/10

Wrapping: 8/10

Chocolate design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 4/10

Reviewed by: Paige Ingram

Each selection tub had a strawberry flavoured chocolate

Strawberry Fondant Creme - Sainsbury’s

Flavour: 7/10

Creaminess: 7/10

Chewiness: 4/10

Wrapping: 7/10

Chocolate design: 7/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 8/10

Reviewed by: Lottie O'Neill

Strawberry Delight - Quality Street

Flavour: 6/10

Creaminess: 7/10

Chewiness: 4/10

Wrapping: 7/10

Chocolate design: 7/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 7/10

Reviewed by: Lottie O'Neill

Strawberry Flavour Creme - M&S

Flavour: 5/10

Creaminess: 6/10

Chewiness: 4/10

Wrapping: 6/10

Chocolate design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 5/10

Reviewed by: Lottie O'Neill

Each had different flavoured Eclair

Double chocolate Eclair - Sainsbury’s

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess: 7/10

Chewiness: 9.5/10

Wrapping: 7/10

Chocolate design: 6/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 7/10

Reviewed by: Elliot Hawkins

Coconut Eclair - Quality Street

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess: 3/10

Chewiness: 6/10

Wrapping: 8/10

Chocolate design: 7/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 5/10

Reviewed by: Alan Woods

Butterscotch Eclair - M&S

Flavour: 7/10

Creaminess: 8/10

Chewiness: 10/10

Wrapping: 6/10

Chocolate design: 6/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 1/10

Reviewed by: Elliot Hawkins

Each selection tub had a toffee inspired option

Dairy Toffee - Sainsbury’s

Flavour: 5/10

Creaminess: 6/10

Chewiness: 10/10

Wrapping: 8/10

Toffe Design: 3/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 0/10

Reviewed by: Joe Dexter

Toffee Penny - Quality Street

Flavour: 4/10

Creaminess: 4/10

Chewiness: 8/10

Wrapping: 7/10

Toffee Design: 4/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 0/10

Reviewed by: Joe Dexter

Toffee Finger - Quality Street

Flavour: 7/10

Creaminess: 7/10

Chewiness: 6/10

Wrapping: 6/10

Toffee Design: 5/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 6/10

Reviewed by: Joe Dexter

Cream Toffee - M&S

Flavour: 3/10

Creaminess: 2/10

Chewiness: 9/10

Wrapping: 3/10

Toffee Design: 4/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 3/10

Reviewed by: Joe Dexter

The following are the other random chocolates that were unique to each tub:

Salted Caramel - M&S

Flavour: 6/10

Creaminess: 7/10

Chewiness: 5/10

Wrapping: 6/10

Chocolate Design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 7/10

Reviewed by: Lottie O'Neill

Coffee Truffle - M&S

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess:9 /10

Chewiness: 5/10

Wrapping: 6/10

Chocolate Design:7 /10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 3/10

Reviewed by: Danielle Elton

Biscuit in Caramel - M&S

Flavour: 6/10

Creaminess: 6/10

Chewiness: 8/10

Wrapping: 7/10

Chocolate Design: 6/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 7/10

Reviewed by: Matt Devonport

Lots of chocolates later - feeling very full

Milk Creme - M&S

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess: 9/10

Chewiness: 6 /10

Wrapping: 7/10

Chocolate Design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 9/10

Reviewed by: Matt Devonport

Chocolate Fudge Brownie - Sainsbury’s

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess: 4/10

Chewiness: 9/10

Wrapping: 9/10

Chocolate Design: 6/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 7/10

Reviewed by: Alasdair Hooper

The Green Triangle - Quality Street

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess:8 /10

Chewiness:5 /10

Wrapping: 7/10

Chocolate Design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 0/10

Reviewed By: Matt Devonport

Milk Choc Block - Quality Street

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess:7 /10

Chewiness: 6/10

Wrapping: 3/10

Chocolate Design:4 /10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 0/10

Reviewed By: Matt Devonport

Caramel Swirl - Quality Street

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess: 9/10

Chewiness: 3/10

Wrapping: 0/10 (it ripped)

Chocolate Design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 7/10

Reviewed By: Lottie O'Neill

Chocolate Caramel Brownie - Quality Street

Flavour: 7/10

Creaminess: 8/10

Chewiness: 4/10

Wrapping: 7/10

Chocolate Design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 3/10

Reviewed by: Alasdair Hooper

After tasting each and every chocolate we are all feeling rather full, and the general consensus from the Essex Live team is that the M&S 'Big Selection' tub was by far the best.

Editor Alan Woods said: "They are the best chocolates I have ever had," and, after all, what the editor says, goes!