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8 Amazing facts about Easter Eggs

The UK’s first chocolate egg was made by Fry’s of Bristol in 1873 Before that, people would make do with hollow cardboard versions – or a hand-painted boiled egg.

How soon does the average person crack open their eggs on Easter Sunday? 11am!

Children get there much sooner of course with 43 percent admitting to giving into temptation even before Easter arrives!

How many Cadbury Crème eggs are made each year? Over 500 million or enough if stacked end to end to be over 10 times higher than Mount Everest!

Coming in at 10.39metres tall and weighing in at 7,200kg the world’s tallest chocolate Easter egg was unveiled in Italy on 16 April 2011. It was taller than a giraffe and heavier than an elephant!

Ever wondered why Easter Eggs have that fancy decoration? It’s all to do with covering up minor imperfections in an otherwise smooth chocolate shell.

How much would you pay for an Easter Egg? One person paid £50,000 for an egg. Admittedly it was created by La Maison du Chocolat and had over a hundred half-carat diamonds encrusted in the shell!

Eggs have not got Easter all to themselves of course, there are also the Easter Bunnies.

Chocolate bunnies are a seasonal favourite, too. But how do you eat yours? According to a survey carried out by the National Confectioners Association, 76 per cent of people eat the ears first, while only 4 per cent start with the tail.

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