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Things you never knew about Easter eggs!by Gary Reading, Mar 2018
Here are a few fun-filled facts all about Easter eggs!
80 million chocolate Easter eggs are sold each year.This accounts for 10% of Britain’s annual spending on chocolate!
Most children in the UK have five or more Easter eggs, that’ a lot of calories!
The tradition of giving eggs has been traced back to the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, who saw the egg as a symbol of life.
Edward I in 1290 gave 450 eggs covered in gold leaf given as Easter gifts.
The first chocolate Easter egg was produced in 1873 by Fry’s.Before this people would give hollow cardboard eggs, filled with gifts.
John Cadbury soon followed suit and made his first Cadbury Easter egg in 1875.
The world’s largest Easter egg was made by Belgian chocolate producer,Guyilan, in 2005.The egg measured 8.3m high and took 26 craftsmen 525 hours to build.
The famous ‘crocodile’ finish that you see on Easter eggs came from Germany and was originally designed to cover up any minor imperfections in the chocolate.
So there you have it some trivia all about Easter eggs, whatever your choice this year enjoy.My favorite is a white covered egg with even more white chocolate inside, what’s yours?
“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.”
Janine di Giovanni