Easter is nearly here and you know what that means, don’t you? Chocolate. Yummy, yummy chocolate. So, in celebration of this confectionery delight, The List Love has decided to be oh so kind and offer 10 Easter egg facts you should read right now.
1. World’s Most Expensive Easter Egg
Back in 2007, a Faberge egg coming in diamonds sold for £9 million. What makes it so special? Every hour, a cockerel made of jewels will pop up from the egg to flap its wings four times, nod its head three times and make a crowing noise. It was made as an engagement present from a Russian family to French aristocrat Baron Edouard de Rothschild.
2. Tallest Easter Egg
The tallest Easter egg was created in Italy in 2011. It was a mighty 10.39 metres high and weighed a heavy 7,200kg. That means it was taller than a giraffe and heavier than an elephant!
3. Easter Egg Decorating
The traditional name for Easter egg decorating is Pysanka. The word comes from the verb pysaty that means “to write”.
4. The First UK Chocolate Easter Egg
The first chocolate Easter egg in the UK was made by Fry’s of Bristol back in 1873. Don’t know who Fry’s of Bristol is? Ask you grandparents.
5. USA Chocolate Easter Eggs
America reportedly produces 91.4 billion chocolate Easter eggs each and every year, as well as 90 million chocolate bunnies. Unlike in Britain, who leave chocolate eggs empty or fill with other chocolate treats, most Easter Eggs in America are filled with jelly beans – and it is thought 16 million jelly beans are consumed by Americans each year.
6. Cadbury’s Crème Egg
The world’s most popular chocolate Easter egg is the Cadbury’s Crème Egg. The factory workers produce a massive 1.5 million of the eggs every single day. You can read more about Cadbury’s Crème eggs right here: http://www.thelistlove.com/10-cadburys-creme-egg-facts-you-will-want-to-gobble-up/
7. Easter Egg Exchange
The custom of exchanging Easter eggs is older than Easter itself! The springtime tradition was created to symbolise rebirth in many cultures. Easter eggs now symbolise joy, celebration, new life and resurrection.
8. Chocolate Temptation
43% of children eat their first chocolate egg before Easter Sunday. The average time a child has consumed their Easter egg on Easter Sunday is 11am.
9. The Average Number of Easter Eggs
The average child receives 8.8 Easter eggs each year. That is double their calorie intake for the whole week! Sheesh!
10. The Largest Easter Egg Hunt
Florida holds the record for the largest Easter Egg Hunt. 9,753 children took part in the hunt to find 501,000 eggs.
What’s Easter without chocolate, right? Well, The List Love adores the sweet stuff so much we’ve offered 10 Chocolate Facts to Make You Drool. Don’t forget to share our Easter egg facts with your friends.