Another year has past us by and it has come to the time again for our Easter competition!
It’s time to share the love and joy, so what could be better than to give away 5 Thorntons easter eggs with love from Amica. How do you enter I hear you ask? All you have to do is comment why you love us 🙂 Simple!
Eggs symbolise fertility and new life, and the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Persians all used dyed eggs in their spring celebrations. It was only natural that the tradition be incorporated into the Christian holiday, which also focuses on rebirth and renewal.
OK, so eggs and Easter have been partners for a while, but how did chocolate get involved? Most people think that a chocolate egg at Easter is a modern day thing, probably introduced in the middle 20th Century. In fact chocolate Easter Eggs first started to appear in the early 1800’s although they were fairly basic with gritty dark chocolate and a world apart from the modern day ones we eat today.
It wasn’t until 1873 that the first mass-produced egg appeared, courtesy of Cadbury’s of course, and we had to wait until 1905 for the first milk chocolate egg to appear!