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Friday, 15 March 2013

Chocolate and Eggs…Lots and Lots of Eggs

Written by Antoinette Marie
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Who doesn’t like chocolate? Actually, I didn’t for many years until my met my two best friends who had to have chocolate every time we got together. I pretended to like it as much as they did until one day I woke up craving it. Now I can’t get enough. There are all kinds of chocolate to be found especially during the spring season when children are filling their baskets with anything from Cadbury eggs to pastel colored M&Ms. I know, finding eggs is for children not adults. I beg to differ. Every year I go to my friend’s house and hunt eggs with her son and daughter. Honestly, it’s her husband and me that do most of the hunting. It’s a great time with family and friends. When I saw Lindt was having an Easter egg hunt I had to know all about it. 

 

Set in the U.K. it is one of the biggest Easter egg hunts in the world. They use 101 eggs and hide them throughout the cities. I’m not talking small eggs but huge ones. They remind me of the painted cows one can see next to a building in some of the American cities. Each egg is painted in extraordinary colors and varies in design. There is an enormous gold bunny made to look like the Lindt chocolate bunny they sell in their stores. 

 

While this is going to be a wonderful time spent with family if you do go and try to find all the eggs, it’s not just for leisure. The proceeds will be donated to Action for Children, a program devoted to children who are severely neglected and in need. You are able to go online, look at all the eggs and bid on your favorite one. I’ve seen them all and the artists did an amazingly creative job. 

 

As you start your Egg adventure, don’t forget to get your “hunt book.” It contains all the eggs, the information on the artists and what cities you will be visiting. When you find your last egg you will get a certificate to add to your memory box. As your finding all the eggs and eating as much chocolate as you can don’t forget to be on the lookout for Humpty Dumpty, one of the most famous eggs of all. 

 

Their site is called thebigegghunt.co.uk. Here you will find all the information on how to get started and you will be able to view and bid on your favorite egg. Good luck, have fun and try not to eat too much chocolate!

 

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