As I sit here writing this I feel like Alan Davies from the TV programme QI when he waits for the klaxon to sound and the lights to flash as he states the obvious. But hey someone has to do it!
So here goes! Easter eggs are such a rip off! There I’ve said it and I mean it.
NER! NER! NER! NER!
(I don’t know how to spell the sound but hopefully you catch my drift)
They are all packaging and no substance! Sure they look impressive and I know that children like them and that they like to count how many eggs they receive and boast to their friends about the number but still let’s be honest here; they are not value for money.
It also seems to me that the chocolate inside isn’t as good as the bars of chocolate that are sold every day. It usually has no taste no matter the brand label.
So I would suggest that you save your money and buy a couple of your regular bars instead or better still treat your youngsters to a book or a trip to the cinema.
Now I also know that you won’t go to this extreme because you can buy an Easter egg for £1 and it is Easter and it is a tradition; so you will continue to buy them regardless of what I say.
But I wonder; did you know that the first chocolate Easter egg in Britain was made by Bristol’s Fry’s confectioners in1873 and that Cadbury’s made their first chocolate egg in 1875? You didn’t? Well you do now. And that the first egg was made out of bitter dark chocolate and the Victorians liked to decorate their eggs with marzipan flowers? And that only the rich could afford to buy them?
No? Well, I was an educationalist in my past life!
So, in keeping with the spirit of Easter eggs at Easter time (I’m not really a kill joy!) I would just like to say that Marks and Spencer’s have some really novel ideas this year, (albeit expensive ones!) from 30 hollow chocolate eggs set out like a tray of hen’s eggs plus their cute hen house and the unusual carrot coloured Easter egg. I don’t know what the quality of these is like as I haven’t tasted any of them but top marks for innovative ideas.
PS Check out my Easter story on my website in the Ideas section for adults. www.suewestcott.com
Thought for the day: Today be brave!