The random bowl of budget chocolate eggs wrapped in multicoloured foil at your parent’s house is still being grazed upon, despite a distinct lack of flavour, it has been confirmed.

The annual return of this particular confectionary, which no one really likes but are continually taking handfuls of due to the celebratory spirit of the long weekend, is lost on the parents who aren’t really big chocolate eaters – unless it’s dark cooking chocolate.

In 1873 J.S. Fry & Sons of England introduced the first chocolate Easter egg in Britain – which has since spread right across the half-hearted Christian world.

In Western cultures, the giving of chocolate eggs is now commonplace, with 80 million Easter eggs sold in the UK alone. In Australia, children are also encourage to part take in a ‘hat parade’ at school. Which is weird and far less easily explained.

However, while the parades are limited to primary school kids, the concept of chocolate eggs remains a constant for Australians of all ages. Most commonly, the brandless eggs sitting on a bowl on the kitchen table at your Nan’s house. The one you keep revisiting.

No one under the age of 50 is able to locate where this particular brand of unscented candles can be purchased from, and to be honest, mum and dad don’t know either.

However, the blandness of this non-Cadbury, non-Lindt treat is irrelevant at this point – as both family and visiting guests let the dry brown treats sit on their tongue an emit what little flavour is infused within them.


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