Eggs-traordinary Easter Facts
April 1, 2014
Are you celebrating Easter by giving eggs this year? Did you know the tradition of eating eggs at Easter comes from fasting during Lent where eggs were traditionally avoided. The custom of giving eggs at Easter also celebrates new life.
some chocolate egg facts for you to get your head around before you tuck into yours…
- The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th Century
- The first Cadbury’s Crème Egg was put on sale in 1971
- Every year more than 90 million boxed eggs are sold
- In a typical year, £150 million is spent on shell eggs
- £70 million is spent on Crème filled eggs in a year
- Enough Cadbury’s Crème eggs are made in Birmingham every year to make a pile ten times higher than Mount Everest if you put them on top of each other
- On average a child in the UK will receive 8.8 Easter eggs this Easter
If you’re holding an Easter party or get together head to our Pinterest board for some baking inspiration and ways you can get crafty. From sheep cupcakes to pom-pom bunnies, we’ve got it all!
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If you’re looking for a break why not book one of our eggciting Easter Breaks. With room only rates from £49 we suggest you Spring to it! Choose from city breaks to country escapes.