Win Hotel Chocolat Easter Eggs (Closed)

It’s that time of the year again when the supermarkets line shelf after shelf with Easter eggs, bunnies and chicks. But although there are some decent quality items on the shelves, much of the chocolate is cheap, full of vegetable oil (rather than cocoa butter) and ultimately pretty unsatisfying. The chocolate eggs are often so thin that it feels like there’s more cardboard and plastic packaging than chocolate; the prices can seem cheap but I seldom find them good value.

If your budget allows, I’d suggest choosing something better.

When I attended Hotel Chocolat’s press preview of this year’s Easter range, I found lots that appealed.

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Your Eggsellency Extra Thick Easter Egg, The Facet Luxury Dark Chocolate Easter Egg and The Splat Caramel Chocolate Easter Egg

As always, I was struck by their new packaging design for 2014. The pattern is wonderfully curvaceous and the gold detailing is marvellously opulent. I was told that the Hotel Chocolat design took inspiration from 20th century British artist Paul Nash, though I’m not sure I see any similarities. For me, the organic nature of eggs and leaves or petals, has a retro feel that reminds me of Art Nouveau.

Also new this year is the Facet egg, available in dark and milk chocolate versions, with bold geometric designs in both the packaging and the chocolate.

Extra Thick eggs come with a variety of different chocolates inside, in beautiful arch-shaped boxes. There’s also a Rabot 1745 version in the same shape of box but with the signature black and gold branding. And if you’re really pushing the boat out, look at the Ostrich egg, an enormous arch-shaped box containing two thick shells and lots of chocolates.

Although the big eggs are always striking, there are lots of lower priced items in bags and small boxes: the egglets are still in force as are the fried egg slabs and egg and soldiers sets; adorable pastel bunnies in pink and yellow use only natural colourings and flavourings; chocolate chicks come in white, milk or dark; choc cross buns that bring the flavours of easter baking to chocolate; Danny the City Bunny (presumably because of his bowtie, but leaves me wondering if a country bunny would have a straw hat) and a number of sandwich eggs. Go up just a little more in price and choose from the new Splat eggs; a bird’s nest of egglets; goose eggs in pretty pastels or larger bags and boxes of the chocolates above.

As has become a tradition on Kavey Eats, instead of offering one big prize, I liaise with Hotel Chocolat to choose three of my favourite items so that not one but three readers can win an Easter treat.

 

COMPETITION

Hotel Chocolat are offering three wonderful Easter egg prizes to readers of Kavey Eats. Each prize includes delivery within the UK.

First Prize: Your Eggsellency Extra Thick Easter Egg
375 grams £28 – An extra thick egg with one 40% milk shell and one 70% dark shell, filled with real cream truffles with champagne, port, amaretto and other delights.

Second Prize: The Facet Luxury Dark Chocolate Easter Egg
200 grams £20 – A dark chocolate egg in a beautiful new geometric design, with matching packaging,

Third Prize: The Splat Caramel Chocolate Easter Egg
150 grams £12.50 – With a design based on the idea of an explosion in a chocolate factory, this caramel milk chocolate egg features a colourful white chocolate splat.

 

HOW TO ENTER

You can enter the competition in 3 ways:

Entry 1 – Blog Comment
Leave a comment below, sharing one of your favourite childhood memories about Easter chocolate.

Entry 2 – Facebook
Like the Kavey Eats Facebook page and leave a (separate) comment on this blog post with your Facebook user name.

Entry 3 – Twitter
Follow
@Kavey on Twitter. Existing followers are, of course, welcome to enter! Then tweet the (exact) sentence below.
I’d love to win one of three @HotelChocolat Easter Eggs from Kavey Eats!
http://goo.gl/hbFOyh #KaveyEatsHCEasterEggs
(Please do not add my twitter handle into the tweet; I track entries using the competition hash tag. And you don’t need to leave a blog comment about your tweet either, thanks!)

RULES & DETAILS

  • The deadline for entries is midnight GMT Friday 4 April 2014.
  • Kavey Eats reserves the right to alter the closing date of the competition. Changes to the closing date, if they occur, will be shown on this page.
  • The three winners will be selected from all valid entries using a random number generator.
  • Entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions.
  • Where prizes are to be provided by a third party, Kavey Eats accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of that third party.
  • There are three prizes, which will be awarded to the winners in the order that the names are picked out. Each prize is a Hotel Chocolat Easter Egg, as described above and includes free delivery within the UK.
  • The prizes cannot be redeemed for a cash value.
  • The prizes are offered and provided by Hotel Chocolat.
  • One blog entry per person only. One Twitter entry per person only. One Facebook entry per person only. You may enter all three ways but do not have to do so for your entries to be valid.
  • For Twitter entries, winners must be following @Kaveyat the time of notification. For Facebook entries, winners must Like the Kavey Eats Facebook page at time of notification.
  • Blog comment entries must provide a valid email address for contacting the winner.
  • The winners will be notified by email, Twitter or Facebook. If no response is received from a winner within 7 days of notification, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be picked and contacted.

 

Kavey Eats attended the Hotel Chocolat Easter preview event and received a selection of sample products.

The winners of this competition, in order of prizes, were Yasmin Jafri, Lianne Walsh and Jan Beal.

Please leave a comment - I love hearing from you!
307 Comments to "Win Hotel Chocolat Easter Eggs (Closed)"

  1. Heather

    Whenever I think of Easter, I think of the year when I was 11 and I received 13 easter eggs and of those 10 of them were Cadbury’s creme eggs, which at the time was my absolute favourite. Even after eating all the creme eggs I still loved them!

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  2. steve

    we didn’t get much chocolate at easter, we’d get a DVD between the three of us children “because its healthier” but minieggs are a firm favourite, even now. Christmas chocolate however is another matter…

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  3. Tracy Nixon

    My birthday often falls around Easter time so when I was little we were often on holiday in our caravan for Easter and my birthday. I always remember sleeping on the top bunk bed above my brother and he used to love annoying me by kicking my back whilst I lay on my bunk (it kind hung like a hammock above him). Well one year as I was lying on my bunk bed tucking into my Easter Egg, he kicked me so hard that the whole bunk bed plus me and my Easter egg collapsed on top of him! After that he never did it again and because my Easter Egg smashed, he had to replace it using his pocket money! Ha Ha!

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  4. jo hutchinson

    When I was little I found an Easter egg left over from an Easter egg hunt, from two days previously. I was so desperate to find any more missed ones, I just kept searching until my dad had to ask the organiser for the map where they were all hidden, because I just wouldn’t stop talking about it.

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  5. Sheila

    The most exciting thing when I was a child (a while ago) was the chocolates that always came inside the egg. It was so exciting to find them 🙂

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  6. Stacey

    The year I spent Easter in Ireland was a complete eye-opener. We don’t have those amazing giant eggs filled with more stuff! I tweeted – but I’d like to add that if I do win – I’d be happy to donate my prize to a needy kid…. of any age….

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  7. Catreia

    Easter at my Gran’s 🙂 a lovely break away from home with just a small chocolate gift

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  8. Oanh

    Favourite childhood memory was fighting over the Easter hunt treasures with my 7 other siblings. x

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  9. Fede

    I have wonderful memories about Easter in Italy when I was a kid. First of all the weather: warm sunny days, flowers in the fields of Cilento, bees and frogs and longer fun days. Then my grandma. She would always ‘order’ Easter eggs for us. On Easter Sunday, we’d wake up and hear the door bell ring, the door open and shut and mum and granny announcing the ‘courier’ had arrived and delivered the Easter Eggs. Of course, there was no such courier, but for us it was almost like an ‘Easter Santa’ and the element of surprise and suspense made our day. I miss my granny!

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  10. Katherine GG

    My mum had this little tradition of leaving a stash of chocolate eggs at the end of our bed when we were asleep, so we woke up to lots of chocolate. No Easter egg hunts for us but this was special too. Also we would get little bags of sugared almonds which are a traditional Portuguese gift at Easter. Very happy memories 🙂

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  11. lynn savage

    My grandparents had a massive garden and they would prepare a fabulous egg hunt for all us grandchildren, we loved Easter Sunday, looking for eggs and of course sitting in the garden eating them.

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  12. Corina

    I can’t remember anything special except that I was always a bit disappointed to only get one Easter egg while friends at school would compete to see who got the most.

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  13. Maxine

    I remember my brother and I having competitions to see who could eat their easter egg the slowest, the point then being to gloat and tease the other when you still had some left and they had none. I always lost …

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  14. Helen Keene

    I remember having competitions at school where you’d decorate an egg to a particular theme. One year I actually won with my creation of “Eggie Murphy” and won an easter egg for my efforts – I was thrilled to bits!

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  15. Nicky Bramley

    That dark facet egg looks amazing. My childhood memory is of American chocolate as I was brought up in Trinidad. I’ve never really had the taste for it, it’s slightly gluey and sickly. I’m signing up for Cocoa Runners on your recommendation 🙂

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    kaveyeats

    Oh I think you’ll really love Cocoa Runners – let me know what you think, eh?

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  16. Aneesah

    One Easter when i was little, my parents got me and my sister a hell lot of easter eggs! We didn’t stop eating them for years!

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  17. Nicola Robinson

    I will always remember when we did an Easter egg hunt and our son sneaked out and ate all of the Easter eggs his face was covered in chocolate with a big grin across his face when we found him.

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  18. Tracey Peach

    Getting myself covered from head to toe in melted chocolate from the biggest Easter egg I had ever seen!. Happy Days xxx

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  19. Beccy Cheung

    When I was seven or eight I remember coming downstairs on Easter Sunday to find a Rolo Easter egg waiting for me – it might not sound much at all to kids now but I’d never had such a ‘posh’ Easter egg before! I remember being absolutely dazzled by its beauty 🙂

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  20. Julie West

    Easter often falls near my Birthday and I have often been given Easter Eggs as a Birthday Gift but one year My Cousin got me a Cadburys Dairy Milk Egg that was huge it came with a 1KG bar of Dairy Milk it was huge. He was only about 9 at the time think the egg was bigger than him.

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  21. sian hallewell

    My earliest easter memory is of my Nana icing what must have been a plain milk chocolate egg with all sorts of pretty icing for me. And of course it has my name on.

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  22. Paul Wilson

    I remember we would always go over to my grandparents on the Sunday afternoon, and they would always have a nice Easter Egg waiting.

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  23. LAURA STE

    One of my clearest childhood Easter memories is the first time the ‘Easter Bunny’ visited us. There was a trail of smarties from my bedroom door right down to the Easter eggs in the living room. He’d also left us a note. I told everyone that the Easter bunny had been that year.

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  24. Lisa Auger

    I remember me and my sister eating all of the chocolate bars, buttons etc first then eating the eggs last. Don’t know why as they were both yummy!

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  25. glenn hutton

    Even though Easter eggs are just made from the same chocolate which the manufacturers used for there swwets it always tasted nicer for some reason when i was a child…

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  26. Rebecca Cawte

    The Easter Eggs Hunts my Great Grandma and Grandad used to hold for us in the garden

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  27. Alison Joyce

    I remember the excitement of seeing all the eggs lined up on Easter morning and having chocolate for breakfast.

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  28. Suzy Foster

    I remember being allowed to eat chocolate for breakfast on Easter Sunday!

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  29. Tina Young

    My most memorable Easter was when I was seven and the Easter bunny brought me a giant After Eight egg. Dark chocolate being my favourite I had devoured the whole thing along with all the mints that came with it by the time my parent had got up. I felt so sick afterwards so mum suggested I run it off in the garden. So I did, I ran round our swing in the back garden until I through my lovely chocolate back up!! Dark chocolate is still my favourite although I know when to stop now!!!

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  30. Nikita Hopkins

    Every year my nana would make me an Easter basket! It was always so beautifully made and full of choc!

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  31. Elizabeth Briggs

    Treasure Hunts in the garden (or in the house if it was raining 🙂

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  32. Emma Nixon

    I remember it being only one of two times a year (the other being xmas) when we were allowed to have choccie before breakfast!!!! The best bit was always cracking the chocolate egg open to see what chocs were hidden inside…

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  33. Natasha

    That Dark Facet egg looks brilliant. I’m so happy that dark chocolate Easter eggs are becoming more available these days.

    As a kid, I used to really look forward to the hard boiled eggs my mother used to dye red at Easter using onion skins. That was always a treat.

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  34. Rachael G

    I was thrilled one year at primary school to have won a huge easter egg in a treasure hunt competition where we were paired with younger children and had to figure out clues to win. I was more than a little bit dismayed when the dog ate it when we were out (she was thankfully okay!), but the pride of winning stayed with me at least!

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  35. Anthony Harrington

    I remember my parents hiding my Easter Eggs, I used to love looking for them all, when they were eaten I would make things from the empty boxes, I remember making a little puppet theater with curtains a stage and everything, this was many years ago before the internet was even know about and there were just 2 television channels which only showed War and religious programs on a Sunday, so presumably I had lots of time to get creative!

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  36. Cyra Bellamy

    I remember getting a bag of mini eggs one Easter and going straight to the park to meet my friends, sharing my eggs with them.

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  37. Val Swift

    As a child we would spend the Easter holidays in Cornwall, we would never have eggs on the day we would go to Trago Mills the next day and buy loads of huge Easter eggs for half price, we loved it we would get to choose which eggs we wanted and would get twice as many.

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  38. Val Swift

    As a child we would spend the Easter holidays in Cornwall, we would never have eggs on the day we would go to Trago Mills the next day and buy loads of huge Easter eggs for half price, we loved it we would get to choose which eggs we wanted and get twice as many.

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  39. Karen Akhurst

    Every Easter we used to go to our Aunt’s and she’d always set up an Easter egg hunt in the garden. It was so much fun trying to collect more chocolate than my cousins!

    Also commented on Facebook, under the same name.

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  40. Lorraine Tinsley

    I remember one year when I was about 10 or maybe 11 sitting and eating all of my eggs in a couple of hours, it was about 5 or 6 eggs plus all the sweets and extras. No wonder I was so overweight as a child!!

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  41. su tyler

    When I was about 11 I wanted a Contrast Swan Easter egg. My mum said she couldn’t afford it as she also had to buy eggs for my 2 brothers and my sister.
    I was so pleased when I saw it on Easter Sunday. My uncle had helped her to get nice big eggs for us all. I kept the swan shaped box for years after!

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  42. Carrie Ashton

    I remember my older brother (then about 7 or 8) wanting to open and eat all of his eggs in one go but mum said no, so he naughtily rolled them in their tinfoil covers down the stairs to break them open whilst she was in the garden. Mum went mad when she saw the opened wrappers and chocolate everywhere – especially as he didn’t want his tea later on. She confiscated most of it as a punishment. I didn’t mind though – I was the lucky recipient of some of his confiscated chocolate!

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  43. debbie godbolt

    my fav was when after begging all week my mum agreed i could eat as many easter eggs as i wanted to i was so happy but after the 3rd felt real sick and didnt look at a piece of chocolate again for 4 days lol
    i got over that quick though and im a total chocoholic 🙂

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  44. julie booth

    I have a great photo my mum took of me age 2 tucking into my first proper Easter egg- a giant chocolate bunny. My entire face, hair and clothes are covered in melted brown chocolate. Classic!! Still adore chocolate.

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  45. Andrew Petrie

    Many years ago we had a mischievous little Cairn Terrier with a very sweet tooth. I was unwrapping an egg when he jumped up and nicked half of it then quick as a flash disappeared behind the settee.

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  46. Amelia Avossa

    after really wanting the first Square cube chocolate egg for Easter my mum surprised me with it when i was 9 on Easter day.. it was the best Egg to date ive had… so funky!

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  47. Wendy Carrington

    My mum owned a corner shop and had ordered Easter cakes to be sold but my brother decided to sneak down into the shop one night and eat all the marzipan fruits from the top of the simnel cakes needless to say she couldn’t sell them after that!! We still tease him to this day.

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  48. Lindsey Stuart

    Easter is on a sunday Me (an only child) and my 2 cousins used to meet at our grannies every sunday! she used to hide lots of easter eggs out in the garden and we had to do a little egg trail but first we had to roll our decorated eggs 🙂 Then we would all run along and hunt around the garden!
    We used to find all the little easter eggs first and it would take us ages to find the best big ones which were iced with chocolate inside (i doubt they sell them now as they were really hard for your teeth!) but we loved them! we used to race to see who could get their teeth in to them first LOL!!!!

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  49. Jane Willis

    Most of my childhood memories of Easter chocolate involve overeating and being sick! But I have fond memories of one Easter egg treat I used to enjoy. It was an egg about the size of a cream egg, but it came in two separate halves and each half was filled with a layer of marshmallow and a layer of soft gooey caramel. I loved those!

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  50. Hazel Rea

    I remember carefully opening one of my Easter eggs and eating some of the chocolates out of the inside – then carefully putting it all back so Mum wouldn’t have known I did it!

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  51. Janice Papworth

    My parents had a newsagent/sweet shop so my favourite childhood memory is being able to choose any egg I wanted from the wonderful display in my Dad’s shop

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  52. Helen Grayson

    When I was little my mum and dad left a note from the ‘east runny’ and told me where to find all my eggs, I had to hunt to find them all 🙂

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  53. Michelle Parsons

    I remember being so excited with my foiled mini chocolate eggs that I wouldn’t put them down but they melted in my hand and I became rather upset, my mum found it funny and had it all recorded on camcorder (which is probably why i remember it so well) so it’s stuck with me!!!
    liked on FB 🙂

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  54. Greig Spencer

    used to like coming hom from church easter sunday- eating a big lamb roast then eating my eggs while watching a classic film on tv! i still do that now lol

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  55. Chris Hunt

    We always used to go to our Grandmother’s at Easter. It was a special trip that took two long bus rides in those days. We loved seeing her as she always gave us a lovely Easter egg each. It was wonderful to have a second Easter egg to eat. It seemed so extravagant but I am talking many years ago now. I loved seeing her and Easter has such fond memories for me.

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  56. Sandra Clarke

    I remember one year my Mum was going to cookery classes and she made a few Easter eggs, decorating them beautifully with flowers. They were placed on a tray with a cloth over the top on a chair in the front room. You can guess what’s coming next! Grandma visited and before we could stop her she sat on top of them – all smashed to bits.

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  57. Katarina Micallef

    My most prevailant memory of easter is getting loads of easter eggs and eating one half then waking up the following morning to find all the eggs eaten by my siblings, it’s a dog eat dog world!

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  58. Rachel Humphries

    Me and my brother seeing who could make our chocolate stash last the longest.

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  59. Emma Baker

    didn’t really get chocolate, just a new board game for us to play together

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  60. Sarah Maclean

    As children, we used to get a small chocolate egg, such a Creme Egg, and a large decorated cardboard egg that was filled with penny sweets and tiny toys. It was such fun to open, like an Easter Stocking!

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  61. Jan Beal

    We used to get a large Cadburys egg that was filled with Milk Tray chocolates – well it had about 6 inside. Having boxed chocolates was such a treat, I can still remember the pleasure of slowly eating each one!

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  62. Ian Campbell

    My first ever memory of easter chocolate was of eating a Cadbury’s Creme egg easter egg. The chick imprint in the chocolate remains etched in my memory, as did the delight in savouring the mini creme eggs contained within after the easter egg itself had long since been devoured. Halcyon days!

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  63. Melanie C

    Instead of buying us an Easter egg, my Mum would give us each £5. Then on Easter Monday we’d head down to the Easter egg sale at Woolworths and buy lots of cheap Easter eggs with our pennies! 🙂 x

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  64. S Banister

    My best memory was getting a toy Easter Egg making machine. It was just two plastic moulds that spun round until the melted chocolate hardened but I thought I was a real Willy Wonka. I enjoyed decorating and wrapping them up and for some reason they were the tastiest eggs ever…..must have been all the anticipation. Feel that way now about Hotel Chocolate. 🙂

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  65. Jo Bryden

    I remember when I was about 7 we had given up chocolate for Lent and on Easter Saturday we had gone to visit relatives. My cousin and I took one of the Easter eggs and hid behind a load of coats in the hallway sneakily eating it. How we didn’t think we wouldn’t be caught I don’t know. And yep sure enough we got caught. Ooops!

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  66. Jacqueline Eckersall

    when I was younger my favourite memory of Easter is eating an Easter egg that was bigger than my head, I had to bite the top off because it was stuck together and I got chocolate everywhere. It was just brilliant I love whole eggs, that’s how eggs should be.

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  67. Carol Patrick

    Easter is such a lovely time, spring flowers, birds nesting – winter days all behind (fingers crossed) and to celebrate and watch the family taking pleasure unwrapping & enjoying delicious chocolate Easter eggs, is wonderful.

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  68. Lisa

    I remember sitting in a holiday chalet, way back in the 70s, somewhere in Essex. I think it was St Osyth, on the coast. Someone had bought me some Suchard mini eggs, and that was my first taste of Swiss chocolate. I have been hooked ever since.

    I hid those eggs from everyone in the chalet, which is not easy when you have a large Greek family who get everywhere!

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  69. Katherine Bird

    Chocolate was a strictly limited treat as a child, so I carefully unwrapped Easter eggs, rationed the sweets from the middle carefully for maximum enjoyment, and then broke up the chocolate to enjoy some every day!

    So many these days are just rubbish-Hotel Chocolat are one of the high street options of a decent egg!

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  70. faye huntington

    in france with my family, shaping my duvet into the shape of an egg and displaying all of my and my brother’s easter eggs within the duvet egg shape!! much like the hotel chocolat eggsellency egg! 🙂 faye xx

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  71. karen hutchinson

    making a pyramid of easter eggs with my sister . unfortunately I can’t eat chocolate now !

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  72. jane orford

    as one of five children we closely guarded our “clutch” of eggs, hiding them all over the place and accusing various sibling if we thought a piece was missing. My brother revelled in the fact that he was able to keep his for months after Easter and taunted us relentlessly until one time the dog found them .ate the lot(was sick but OK) just desserts we thought!!

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  73. Julie Davies

    I always remember the Easter Egg Hunts that my Mum used to do when we were children with tiny chocolate easter eggs

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  74. Danielle Graves

    When I was a kid one of my aunties would always get me a really fancy egg from Thorntons that would take me ages to eat as I didn’t want to spoil it

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  75. Jen Shearer

    Being able to choose the egg I wanted. Even though the choice was nothing like there is today, I used to spend days agonising over which egg to request.

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  76. Brad Start

    My favourite memory of Easter is when my sister and I make Easter Nests for our mother and it took her hours to clear up all of our mess.

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  77. Beverley

    My favourite Easter was the first year I got a Milky Bar egg – I adored Milky Bars and was so excited to get an egg made from the chocolate!

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  78. janet humphrey

    mrshumphreyjr – facebook name

    Great competition. Love the blog, 🙂

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  79. Ruth Harwood

    Whenever I think of Easter I think of mt brothers and I in front of the TV with a pile of chocs in front of us and a movie on the TV 🙂

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  80. Rachel Craig

    I can recall one Easter when my gift from my Mum was an Easter basket. It was a happy face wearing a hat, the hat could be lifted (the handles of the basket slid through the hat). Inside was a full sized chocolate Easter egg which I shared with the family. The chocolate was delicious. Whilst the basket was used and treasured by me, as a child I was just thrilled with the gift.

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  81. William Gould

    I remember the first Cadbury’s Creme Egg I ever had – I thought it was the best thing ever!

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  82. Mark George

    I recall counting my Easter Eggs each year, usually I’d get about 5. Mostly cadbury chocolate buttons eggs, I still crave them to this day

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  83. Laura Pritchard

    I remember feeling bitter regret after wolfing all mine down in a few days only for my brother to still have some to eat months later as he savored them & made them last!

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  84. Lora

    The Hotel Chocolat eggs always look amazing but every year I just can’t justify buying myself one! They’re expensive but they do seem pretty good value for money compared to what you get once you remove the packaging from supermarket ones, even the ‘luxury’ supermarket ones.

    Easter was a bit un-traditional in our house; not being religious it just meant a school holiday, but even the Easter Bunny didn’t feature (actually I still don’t get what that’s about or where it came from!) But every year our Dad would hide our eggs and make a treasure hunt for me and my sister to find them. On Easter morning we would wake up to find our first clue and then we would spend the morning dashing up and down the stairs trying to beat each other to our egg. My favourite memory is when I managed to accidentally skip a few clues and got to my egg way too early!

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  85. shirley evans

    we used to hide little eggs in the garden,then all search to see who found the most

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  86. janet robertson

    I don’t really have a favourite childhood memory about Easter chocolate as I always got non chocolate Easter presents as my parents felt they were more special than Chocolate which I could have anytime. My favourite Easter memory is always having fish on Good Friday.

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  87. steven green

    We’d hide the selection boxes we got at Christmas and dig them out over Easter so there was even more chocolate than usual – the folks were always astounded at quite how much!

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  88. Suzie Q

    As a kid (quite a while ago!) we just got the one egg each, so I’d make mine last for ages….. I’d just nibble a bit each day then wrap it back up in the foil and put it back in the box so that for a few days it looked like I hadn’t eaten any! I just loved looking at it and making it last. Now, many years later I still only treat myself to the one (cheap!) egg, so I would feel like Charlie Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory finding the golden ticket if I managed to win this egg – what a treat it would be!

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  89. Lynne OConnor

    I always remember the way the eggs used to be two proper separate halves – thick, chunky chocolate – not one thin whole egg and when you opened them up the chocolates were inside unlike now when the chocolate is a bar/bag underneath the egg.

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  90. EMMA WALTERS

    i remember one egg i got from my mum when i was little, it had my name written on it in chocolate. I thought it was so special i didnt want to eat it

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  91. Kirsty Mills

    My brother & I rolling our eggs down the stairs to see who wins 🙂

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  92. claire sen

    Easter was just as magical as Christmas when I was little. I’d go to church with my mum and when I came back my Dad would have hidden lots of eggs in the garden. I’d run around finding them all then sit in the middle of the garden eating them all. I loved it!

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  93. Alison Bruce

    We would get a new outfit for Easter but when we went to my Nan’s she always gave us an Easter egg.

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  94. Andrew Halliwell

    That’s a really hard one. At my age I’ve practically forgotten any emotions and stuff relating to easter as a kid. Can’t remember if I was excited, just remember some of the eggs. 🙂

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  95. Emma Sant

    Getting an Easter egg off my parents which used to be hidden in the living room for us to fiind.

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  96. Lydia Houghton

    I remember being absolutely delighted when my Aunty Sandra presented me with a Thorntons easter egg which had my name written on it in icing. Sadly, my Aunty Sandra passed away a few years ago but I always think of her when I see the Thorntons shop assistants piping names onto Easter eggs.

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  97. Lindy Hine

    We used to hardboil eggs and paint them and then go and roll them down a hill. We took a picnic too and then came home and enjoyed our lovely chocolate easter eggs. I loved the Smarties ones that had a bag of orange Smarties inside!

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  98. Kristy Brown

    When my dad let me eat all my easter choc in one go before he took me home……I was sick as a pig for my mum lol

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  99. Louise A

    One of my favourite Easter memories was an Easter Egg I received as a child, it was huge, hand made with sugar flowers decorating it and hand made chocolates nestled inside on tissue paper. I’ve never seen one like it since.

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  100. Dawn Henson

    One of my favourite Childhood memories is of being really spoilt with Easter Eggs from all of my relatives because I had just come out of hospital after an operation. I had so many!!

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  101. Frances Heaton

    I remember my parents taking me to the park and rolling our chocolate Easter eggs down the hills. Lovely memories.

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  102. TRACY MOORE

    I remember being approx. 12 yrs old & me & my sisters had 6 eggs each from various relatives. My mum did not want them hanging around after Easter so she let us eat all 6 that day…. I remember feeling ill afterwards & would not recommend anybody to do that!! Needless to say have never done it since & im now 47.

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  103. Vicky Cole

    I remember getting lots of buttons or smartie eggs from different relatives but my nan used to get me a lovely special egg which I would always save until last.

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  104. Kelly Hooper

    When I was little we just got handed our easter eggs after sunday lunch and I always felt a bit jealous of all my friends who’s mum and dad’s did easter egg hunts for them, so every year I always hide my childrens eggs, eldests get hidden in the kitchen, youngest get hidden in the living room (so theres no arguements as eldest is much better at finding at 12 years old than youngest is at 6 ;)) I love sitting watching them and my husband and I start shouting clues for our youngest after shes had a good look on her own 😀

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  105. Jo-Anne holton

    One year my nan brought me a orange smartie egg, this was so nice but ive never seen this again!!! Also kinder use to do little eggs in a plastic dog or bunny money box (not very well explained lol sorry) these were so yum!!!! Ummm still love chocolate easter eggs like i was a child lol!!!

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  107. Karen R

    I used to love opening the packaging and having to open the big chocolate egg to see what was inside. I always loved the shape and look of the Cadbury’s eggs, which were already in halves and had a scalloped patterned ridge all round

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  108. Kirsty N

    My favourite memory is the one year my parents bought me a giant Kinder Egg…the toy was huge!

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  109. Jennifer Rhymer

    When I was young our driveway was on a hill and we would roll eggs down it and whoevers got the furthest would win a huge chocolate egg. One year I hardboiled my egg and decorated it but my sister decided she would not hardboil hers as it would weigh less and go further. She painted it with clear nail polish as she said that would make it roll faster. Anyway, we rolled them together and hers broke immediately. Mine made it to the bottom of the drive with a few cracks and I won the chocolate egg! She was so upset that I shared the chocolate egg with her and every year after that she hardboiled hers 🙂

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  110. Jennifer Rhymer

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  111. donna clinton

    I always remember my nanna buying us that many easter eggs that we were only allowed to eat a little at a time, sneaking chocolate when you are little was so much fun!

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  112. Rachael farley

    Being unable to sleep the night before thinking about the easter bunny and the trail he used to leave us. In the morning we would be up before 6am hunting around the house in our pyjamas.

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  113. Brenda Cairns

    I don’t remember Easter eggs as a child. But with my own children and now grandchildren I love decorating hard boiled eggs and then a Easter egg hunt
    Have liked your face book page

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  114. ali thorpe

    My mum’s aunt makes the best cake with ground almonds and I always remember one she made filled with chocolate and topped with chocolate praline eggs. Best Easter cake!

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  115. Yasmin J

    I remember when my mum used to convince me that I could open an egg by hitting it on my head… Many years, and bruises later, I found that either my skull is made of plasticine, or the woman was lying…

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  116. Romana Richards

    Didn’t really have many Easter Eggs. It was a rare treat to be shared amongst us all. It was lovely. That was enough chocolate and we didn’t want more. (my Mum used to bake ore during Easter – that was more looked forward to)

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  117. Rennene Hartland

    My birthday has often fallen on Easter so I have many great memories of party’s and lots of chocolate one year I had a Easter chocolate factory party

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  118. Emma Wolski

    I used to love saving mine up, waiting for my brother to eat his and then eat mine in front of him and making him jealous as he had gobbled his up too quick and was then envious of mine! Oops naughty!!

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  119. Christine Clarke

    When I was small we always had an Easter Egg Hunt in the Village Church Field . most times eggs were hidden in the daffodils and the fights we had to get to them . They tasted so much better knowing we had fought to get them !!

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  120. Angela Kelly

    My favourite Easter memory is my best egg which came with a teddy bear

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  121. sairz eastham

    At around 8ish I sat and ate chocolate eggs until I was sick! now one is enough 😀

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  122. eve kempgee

    hunting for easter eggs in the garden that the easter bunny had hidden.

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  123. Caroline Anne Bellamy

    I remember the excitement of all the chocolate. My mum was quite sensible about the amiunt of chocolate we had usually but at Easter we were given lots by family and it would last a LONG time 🙂

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  124. katie thomas

    I loved the excitement of easter egg hunts as a child – such good memories 🙂

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  125. Sheri Darby

    I just remember the fact that Easter Eggs always tasted better than any chocolate ever

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  126. Diane H. Graham

    My older brother’s birthday always seemed to fall on or near Easter and used to get more eggs than I did so he would eat one and then get sick of them as he was a athlete and hide them all over the house for me to find.

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  127. Lisbeth Cooper

    Loads and loads and loads of easter egss…from relatives, family friends, neighbours…

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  128. Sue Robinson

    Getting a huge easter egg off my mum (probably not that big really but felt huge in my tiny hands and that is the way I remember it lol

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  129. Bonnie King

    I remember my grandma making me and my brother Easter eggs. They didn’t taste as good as bought ones but she had taken the time and also iced our names on 🙂

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  130. Lesley Bain

    Chasing my egg down a very steep hill at Wallace Monument in Stirling, I was so worried I would never catch it! 🙂 x

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  131. Emma Price

    I always remember Easter’s at my grandparents. She always got me a smarties egg. Now every time I have one at Easter I remember those holidays in Northumberland 🙂

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  132. angela sandhu

    My dad used to own a shop and when it was Easter my dad used to let us pick any egg from the shop. We loved it!

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  133. monika s

    Unfortunately chocolate wasn’t on the menu at Easter in my family home- plenty other stuff but not chocolate

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  134. natalie holland

    I remember building a tower with all the easter eggs I’d got!! It seemed pretty amazing for a five year old. I was only allowed to eat a little bit – they lasted for a long time!

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  135. Sarah Ballantyne

    I remember the year my 3 year old cousin came to visit over easter. He woke up screaming a couple of hours after going to bed and we discovered that he had snuck half an easter egg up to bed in his cowboy hat, smuggled it in to bed but then fallen asleep lying on the egg. The chocolate had melted across his face but then set solid – the poor boy couldn’t open his eyes and was terrified. He was fine and we all laugh about it now but I don’t think he ever tried to eat chocolate in bed again.

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  136. Ellen Stafford

    When I was a kid I didn’t care what egg I had as long as it came with a mug!! hehe

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  137. Amy Jo McLellan

    I loved rolling down easter eggs down the stairs and watching them smash.

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  138. robyn logan clarke

    My brother and I each found our eggs, then hide then again for each other, we lost one in the process……I have a sneaky feeling my dad snuck off with it! We never did find it.

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  139. shelley stevenson

    I always remember on easter id wake up and my parents would have hid easter eggs all over the house and i had my very own easter egg hunt.. i now this for my daughter and its so much fun

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  140. Chantelle Kemp

    The earliest Easter I can remember is waking up and looking at the end of my bed seeing a mountain of Easter Eggs and a HUGE Easter Bunny 🙂

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  141. Martin Leyland

    For me the magic thing at Easter was not getting eggs – although like any kid I loved getting chocccy eggs! It was the little things on the side, like getting a small egg in an eggcup you got to keep or a bunny in Choc. At Christmas we used to get choc cigars and ciggy sets – VERY un PC now!

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  142. Martin Leyland

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  143. SU WILLIAMS

    I always remember having fun searching for my Eggs, which I couldn’t eat until Easter sunday

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  144. Joanne Higgins

    We used to have a little easter egg hunt in the garden, and always remember one year we didnt find all the tiny eggs and my dad found one about a month later when he was doing the gardening xx

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  145. Rachel Edney

    Easter was the only day of the year my mum would just let us eat as much chocolate as we liked – we never learnt and used to feel quite ill by the end of the day

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  146. Kirsteen Mackay

    I remember miniature baskets with mini eggs that my Granny made for us. They were very exciting and so was getting a variety of delicious chocolates to try.

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  147. Michelle Bennett

    We didnt have easter eggs growing up. My mum didnt like us having them. Said we got chocolate throughout the year and wasnt going to pay over the price for something just because its easter. When i was 14 we come home from school and mum had left 4 huge parcels on the table each addressed to one of us. She gave us our orders not to touch them until we were out of our uniform, had eaten the snack she had made and given any school letters/homework too her. So we all quickly rushed to do that and nagged my mum to give us our box. She gave strict instructions to open them together so we all got the same suprise. I remember my brother doing a 3 second countdown and us ripping into our boxes the second he said go 🙂 Mum had brought us each a massive £20 easter egg (which in hindsight was probably from hotel chocolat as she would never have paid that in a supermarket and we had one not far from us) Im 29 now and we all still remember that day alongside all the other surprise days she did. We found out when we were older my mum was very poor and could never afford the extra to buy easter eggs. The only reason she did that day was because my dad had been promoted and they had extra income. Seeing easter eggs just brings back those memories. I do the same now with my kids, we have little easter egg hunts and play games. It just reminds you of family x

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  148. Sarah N

    My mum always bought me a buttons egg. Even if I didn’t get any more I didn’t care, as long as I got my buttons!

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  149. Cheryll H

    My dad used to love Terry’s chocolate orange until one year when he got about 20! He never eats them now 🙂

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  150. cat

    On school trip for a week age 13,( late 1970s) my class friends clubbed together and bought me an chocolate egg for a present, I had never been given an egg before , I just cried with joy

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  151. Laura Caraher

    My parents always do lent so no cake, chocolate or biscuits for 6 weeks which used to feel like a year. I can always remember getting up early on Easter Sunday with my dad to go roll our Easter eggs down the hill near our house to have a chocolate and crème egg feast for breakfast 🙂

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  152. JULIE BANKS

    My sister and myself use to have a competition who could make their chocolate eggs last the longest – I always lost, but one year my big sister didn’t realise I hade broken into the back of her chocolate eggs and was slowly munching my way through the contents, she was livid when she found out.

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  153. JULIE BANKS

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  154. Michelle Kinsey

    We used to watch the ‘Good Friday Parade’, look for coloured paste eggs in the garden at my grandparents house, then have a fish and chip dinner with all the family, then on Easter Sunday, we’d go down stairs to see if the Easter Bunny had been to leave us lots of Easter Eggs. My mam still buys me a buttons egg every year, even though I’m 28, married and have my own child now 🙂 x

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  156. Jayne Sullivan

    I remember that I was only allowed to open my Easter Egg when I returned from 10 o’clock mass on Easter Sunday morning.

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  157. Amanda Richardson

    as a child I always had to give chocolate up for lent, which meant not having chocolate for 6 weeks in the run up to Easter. This made our 1 Easter Egg which we got for Easter taste amazing!!

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  159. Kathryn Casbolt

    My memory is that the chocolate eggs actually had choccies inside them! You had to crack the egg open to find the booty 🙂

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  160. Paula Russell

    I remember the chocolate on the eggs was sooooo thick and they egg came in two halves. Your Easter egg sweets came inside the egg. Those were the days! 🙂 happy Easter and good luck everyone

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