Saturday, 14 March 2015

The Real Easter Egg - You've got to try one!


I've had many Easter Eggs over the years but here is one that is somewhat different.

My Pastor handed me a leaflet and asked me to take a look at it and if I liked what I saw to go ahead and get some for the children in our church.

I glanced at it and left it on the kitchen worktop to read later in the week.

When I did read it I was as enthusiastic as he was and went online to order the eggs for church.

After ordering the eggs it was then agreed with the company that I would receive an egg free of charge to taste for myself and then write a review and this blog post is my honest opinion of the product.

So here are my thoughts on The Real Easter Egg.

 I ordered the eggs for church online and they arrived within 2 weeks from England to Northern Ireland.

I received a rather large box showing that it is in partnership with the Charity Traidcraft (click on the picture below to find out more about this)




This is what I found on opening the box


another box was inside and it contained 6 eggs  (eggs are ordered online in groups of 6)

As you can see above each egg is 150g and these ones are milk chocolate eggs.
(on the website you can see the other types of eggs available)

The first thing I noticed was just how attractive the box was and clearly marked fairtrade which I would be glad to choose.


There is also plenty of information on the packaging as you can see below on the side, back, other side and bottom of the box.




On opening one of the eggs the top of the box revealed that there was a little more than just an egg for you to enjoy


Included is a bag of Chunky Milk Chocolate Buttons.

A Happy Easter booklet.

Then a little snippet of the Easter Story from the Bible printed on the card, all before you get to your egg.



When unwrapped I could tell the egg was quite thick and there was a textured marking over it as you can see in the picture below





Well because I did not want to eat too much chocolate (you know folks I am trying to keep off the weight), I decided that I would share this egg with my husband Fred and son Daniel who were sitting watching a rugby match on the television.


The advantage also is that we could have 3 opinions here instead of just the 1.


So did it pass the test?

Not just one test we had four!



How would it break?

Firm pieces or crumble up too much?




Next the initial taste test - too sweet?  not sweet enough?  or just right?



Then the silly (but can be important) melting test - does it melt too quickly?




And finally the all important - does it go well with the tea and coffee test?


And the result was?

YES

It passed all four tests.


Then I had to be quick to grab a picture as they started into the buttons (and I was warned by these two guys to tell you that they really are chunky).



Because very quickly everything was gone, but yes I did get two buttons and another bit of egg before they were leaving me a tray to take away.





How to get The Real Easter Egg.

If you want to buy an egg and get a surprise then do not read any further or look at any more pictures just simply go buy the egg and enjoy it - I did and my two guys really did.

You can buy the eggs at various shops within the UK
(click on the map below to find a shop near you)



Or click on the online link below to order from the website



Now for the SPOILER

If you want to know exactly what you are buying to give to someone else then read on.

Inside the box we already saw there was a Happy Easter Booklet.



A nice decoration for any child's room.


But turn it around and we have the Easter Story



followed by some information about eggs and an Easter Quiz



and finished off with a recipe for Easter Biscuits


Here we have other activities to enjoy after the egg has been eaten.


Definitely much more than the usual Easter Eggs we buy for our children, our grandchildren, or the children of friends.

If you wish to know more or to buy some of these eggs then click on over to The Real Easter Egg website via the picture below



If you wish to read the latest news about The Real Easter Egg Campaign then click on the picture below




I love chocolate but I really love the way this focuses on 

The Real Meaning of Easter 

and not just on chocolate.





4 comments:

  1. This looks great! I've never seen this before. Thank you for the chance to win! Have a great day.

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  2. These look delicious. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday linkup. Pinned to our linkup board

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  3. Beautiful information about the chocolate and more interesting is the hints of the real Easter story. Well put together and good fun.

    Cheer and Happy Easter to you and your esteemed family.

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  4. They look lovely and the testers look like they have enjoyed themselves!

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