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10 fun facts for Easter

It’s that time of year again when chocolate eggs fill the shelves, bunnies come out from hiding and Creme Eggs take over the world – yes, you guessed it, it’s Easter!

 

Every year the world goes crazy for pretty much anything egg shaped and covered in chocolate but what’s all the fuss about? We’ve rounded up our favourite fun facts to let you know exactly why we love Easter!

 

  • Over 90 million chocolate eggs are sold in the UK each year.
  • The tallest chocolate egg was made in Italy in 2011 and measured 10.39 metres in height and weighed a whopping 7,200kg – wow!
  • The world’s most popular egg-shaped chocolate is a Cadbury’s Creme Egg. The Cadbury’s factory produces up to 1.5 million eggs every day!

 

 

  • The largest chocolate rabbit was made in South Africa in 2010 by artist Harry Johnson. The rabbit measured over 12 feet tall and weighed 3 tons – now that’s a big bunny!
  • The crackled pattern on the chocolate eggs, also known as the ‘crocodile finish’, was created in the early years of chocolate making in Germany to break up the smooth surface of the egg to cover up any imperfections.
  • Eggs are associated with Easter because they represent the symbol of new life along with chicks which represent new beginning and rabbits which represent fertility. It’s thought that eggs have been given as a gift to celebrate the spring for more than 2,000 years.

 

  • The largest Easter egg hunt consisted of 501,000 eggs that were searched for by 9,753 children and their parents in Florida, 2007. This mass event caused chaos as kids scrambled to get as many eggs as possible in the Florida heat – madness!
  • From October to Easter, Thorntons produce 4.7 million individual chocolate eggs as well as 1.7 million chocolate Easter models using their special Easter egg spinning machines. It takes 1.3 million kg of chocolate to create these tasty treats – that’s a lot of choc!

 

  • One of the most expensive Easter eggs on offer was made from diamonds
    called the Diamond Stella Egg (2006) which was worth a whopping £50,000 –
    now that’s an expensive egg!
  • When it comes to eating a chocolate bunny, 76% of people go for the ears
    first, 5% bite off the feet first and 4% eat the tail first – we’re
    definitely ear eaters first! How about you? Tell us in our comments box below!

 

Where to next?

– Classic Easter recipes

– Easter recipes for kids

– Easter cakes and bakes

 

Creme Egg recipes

If you love Creme Eggs as much as we do, you’re going to love this round-up of delicious, mouth-watering Creme Egg recipes including Creme Egg cupcakes, brownies, pancakes and even deep-fried Creme Egg bites.

Who would have thought you could do so much with a Creme Egg? They’re perfect for baking in the centre of a soft cupcake or crunchy biscuit being the star attraction in a naughty but nice Creme Egg milkshake. The best part about cooking with Creme eggs? The gooey, sweet, warm melt-in-the-mouth surprise when you take a bite!

Creme Eggs tend to pop up during Easter so these recipes would be perfect for treating the kids and getting messy on Easter Sunday with the whole family. But don’t limit yourself to just a couple of months of Creme Egg fun – our ingenious ideas can be used throughout the year – shhh… we won’t tell if you won’t! Both kids and adults are going to go crazy for these tasty creations so get making, baking, melting and eating today!

If you see any recipes that you like the look of, don’t forget to save them in your online recipe book. And if you make any of these delicious treats make sure you share your pics with us on Facebook and Twitter too – we just love seeing all your creations!

Creme Egg milkshake

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  • Makes: 1 glass

  • Prep time: 5 mins

  • Total time: 5 mins

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

This gooey and delicious Creme Egg milkshake is super easy to make and tastes as good as it looks. You don’t need much to make this treat, just 1 Creme Egg, some ice cream and milk and you’re ready to go. It’s a cheap, quick and easy treat come Easter Sunday that the kids can enjoy for dessert. Top with half a Creme Egg or even grate some chocolate over the top of the foamy whipped cream topping for a posh finish. Chocolate ice cream would work just as well in this recipe as an extra chocolaty milkshake twist.

Ingredients

  • 1x Creme Egg (plus 1 for decoration)
  • 4tbsp vanilla ice cream
  • 100ml milk
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Method

  1. Using a blender or hand blender mix together the Creme Egg, milk and ice cream. If you want the milkshake to be looser add a dash more milk.
  2. Serve immediately with whipped cream and half a Creme Egg on top.

By Holly Arnold & Jessica Dady

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