1. Easter eggs are old inventions!
The UK’s first chocolate egg was made by Fry’s of Bristol in 1873.
2. Italy holds an egg record.
3. When do you eat yours?
4. Easter eggs can be pricey!
The world’s most expensive edible Easter egg was made in 2016. It was created by La Maison du Chocolat and had over a hundred half-carat diamonds encrusted into the shell – it had a whopping £50,000 price tag on.
5. Eggs galore!
On average a child in the UK receives 8.8 easter eggs. That’s double their recommended calorie intake for a whole week.
6. Crème Egg production is off the scale.
Enough Cadbury’s Creme Eggs are made in Birmingham every year to make a pile ten times higher than Mount Everest if you put them on top of each other. Over 1.5 million are produced every day!
7. Chocolate IS Easter!
58% of children consider chocolate to be most important part of Easter, with 30% eating their egg instead of breakfast.
8. What’s that pattern for?
9. Britain LOVES eggs.
Easter chocolate sales make up 10% of Britain’s annual spending on chocolate.
10. …But so does Florida!
The largest ever Easter egg hunt was in Florida, where 9,753 children searched for 501,000 eggs.
11. Rabbit munching has strategy!
When people eat a chocolate Easter bunny, 76% bite the ears off first, 5% go for the feet and 4% opt for the tail.
12. Easter is expensive.
Households in the UK roughly spend an average of £75 on Easter treats each year. That’s a lot of chocolate!
13. Egg-giving is nothing new.
FAQs about Easter
Is Easter the same as Resurrection Day?
Yes - we celebrate Easter as it’s the date Jesus Christ rose from the dead.
Is Easter a pagan festival?
Technically, the roots of modern Easter celebrations date back to Pagan springtime festivals - so yes!
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