- 80 million chocolate Easter Eggs are sold each year – that’s 10% of Britain’s annual spending on chocolate.
- After fasting 40 days for Lent there was always a surplus of eggs which families used to celebrate Easter – stored properly, eggs can last over 6 months! (see ref)
- Eating five Easter Eggs (the average given to most children) plus the bars included with them, could see youngsters double their recommended calorie intake for a week.
- Medieval Easter Eggs were boiled with onions to give them a gold sheen. Edward I, didn’t need to use onions; in 1290 he ordered that 450 eggs be gold leafed and coloured for Easter gifts.
- The first chocolate Easter Eggs were made in Victorian times soon after the creation of edible chocolate. Before this, friends would give hollow cardboard eggs, filled with gifts.
- This annual celebration of new life is one of the most ancient celebrations worldwide. Early civilisations often used eggs as part of their symbolism and, from its beginning, Christianity was rich in symbolism too – the egg became a picture of a new creation breaking out of the tomb. Indeed, recently, under the Vatican in Rome, a graveyard was found dating back to the birth of Christianity, in one tomb lay the skeleton of an infant clutching an egg (see ref) – a pre-Christian symbol of resurrection and a sign that this hope is nothing new.
- In England crowds still gather in places to watch Egg Rolling on Easter Sunday – the origins of which are unknown, but it is commonly said to represent the rolling away of the tombstone by angels when Christ overcame death.
7 fantastic features in Easter Eggs from GoodnessDirect
~ Don’t miss out ~
Dairy-free ‘milk chocolate’ is possible. ‘Moo Free‘ have broken the taste barrier by producing, excellent, moreish alternative to milk-chocolate eggs. We believe it’s the only dairy-free, organic ‘milk-chocolate’ tasting Easter Egg in the world! And it really does taste good.
~ Taste the difference ~
Divine, the leaders in Fairtrade chocolate continue to innovate with Divine Salted Fudge covered with dark chocolate. Or you can opt for their Chocolate Covered Mangos and Brazil Nuts. They’ve hatched out some lovely chocolate eggs too. If your taste reflects your ethics, Divine won’t disappoint.
~ Become an Easter Chocolatier ~
Throw your own party! If you’re looking for Easter Sunday ideas you can use a Choc Chic Kit to make your own Easter treats, but make sure you invite your friends to your chocolatier party…
~ Be refined ~
Booja-Booja still use beautifully decorated Kashmiri hand-painted eggs to give as gifts. Open up an egg for a Luxury vegan Champagne Truffle experience within.
~ Go crazy ~
Long may the Montezuma madness reign with their exciting, cheeky ideas for Easter. Sample their Mini Egg Cubes or steal a clutch from an Egg Nest. Still ethical, still crazy.
~ Give your best ~
The premium Easter Eggshell range comes from Green & Blacks. Their chocolate eggs are thick, luxurious and now Fairtrade. This organic chocolate company are completely serious about indulgence.
~ Make someone’s day ~
Any food you want to send to friends from GoodnessDirect can be gift wrapped or sent in a hamper. All you have to do is visit our Easter pages at GoodnessDirect.co.uk