It’s Easter… Have An Egg!April 21, 2014
Easter, the religious festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ for the observant is nearly over and for the non-observant, just like Christmas, it’s become an orgy of fat and sugar. For this festival, the fat and sugar orgy comes in the form of an Easter egg. Deep repentance comes later once the scales tip over to fat bastard… until Christmas.
I was in Asda a few weeks ago and as I idly roamed from aisle to aisle, I was confronted with the usual array of Easter Eggs.
But then to my surprise, I saw a selection of quality eggs that would not have looked out of place in Waitrose – along with a few ropey ones. So let me start with Thornton’s eggs. There were many, but I liked the look of this one. It reminded me of the egg from Alien, complete with the start of the hatching of something nasty. It appealed to the part of me that likes a bit of ‘ick’ and ‘ewwww’:
Next up is Ferrero Rocher. It was a classy packaging of gold, because like Magpies we like shiny things. Mr Ambassador, you are spoiling us:
The Lindt bunny is a reassuring feature in the Easter egg canon (at least in the UK). The bunnies are usually sold separately in various sizes and are not cheap, so a large egg with two medium sized bunnies is a bargain:
Next up, one that truly surprised me – a Guinness Easter egg. That’s right, I said that! If there had been a can of draught Guinness in the egg I would’ve been truly impressed. Sadly, the only Guinness flavour you’ll find will be in the chocolate truffles below:
There are many themed eggs cashing in on characters or the ‘in’ group of the moment, as you’d expect. So here’s one for this year only, because I don’t think we’ll see this in 2015. Here we have a One Direction egg with a free mug. Yes, you too can have coffee with Harry Styles:
Finally, we have another themed egg with Marvel. I like this one because I grew up with Marvel comics. Chomping on this egg while my imagination runs wild with epic battles as Wolverine or Thor is a brilliant way to spend my time:
I hope you’ve enjoyed this selection of Easter eggs for 2014. I won’t be held responsible for any weight gained while reading this post.