Happy Easter everyone!
Easter for me means only one thing, and sorry Christians, it’s not Jesus. It means chocolate! The only other time of the year apart from Christmas day when it is acceptable to eat chocolate for breakfast.
I’m fussy about my Easter eggs. They have to be Cadbury. There’s something about a Cadbury Easter egg that reminds me of childhood. The purple foil wrapper peels away to reveal that milk chocolate egg embossed with the famous Cadbury logo. I like to smash my egg into shards and put them into a Tupperware box and store it in the fridge. Literally the only time I like fridge cold chocolate. My friends and I had a debate about how to eat an Easter egg this week. One likes hers at room temperature dipped into a big mug of steaming tea whilst the other likes to melt hers and have it with ready salted crisps. Both were very against my fridge cold offering.
The chocolate of an Easter egg just tastes so different to a standard bar. It melts beautifully in the mouth and the thickness varies throughout the egg, with some parts being really thin and delicate and others being chunkier and more toothsome. Its like a two in one deal.
Year after year Easter eggs become more and more extravagant. Good Housekeeping named the Co-Op’s Single Origin Ecuadorian Milk Chocolate Cocoa Pod as the best Easter egg in the milk chocolate category this year. It’s not even an egg! Marks and Spencer have a few showstoppers available, including a camper van shaped treat (why?) as well as a huge chocolate bunny. Hotel Chocolat have provided a quirky option in the form of an ‘egg’ sandwich, presented in a classic triangular shaped sandwich box. Waitrose launched an avocado Easter egg which has sold out across the nation. When will this avocado hype end? We can’t even get through Easter without one of the little green gremlins popping up.
Don’t get me wrong, if I were presented with one of these Easter eggs come Sunday morning I will gladly eat it, but sometimes tradition wins out and the good old reliable Cadbury egg is all I really want. It’s unassuming, simple and never changing. You know what you’re going to get. There’s no risk of biting into it and finding popping candy or salted peanuts. It’s just pure, sugary sweet milk chocolate. And on Easter Sunday, when it will likely be raining and a bit chilly, that is just the perfect breakfast to eat in my dressing gown whilst reading a good book.
My cats are even getting in on the Easter action this year. Yes, you can even buy Easter eggs for cats. Apparently, they are purrfect.
Whatever you are doing this Easter, enjoy!