Easter – Yep, We Get That Holiday Too

How do you make your Good Friday great? You get a four-day weekend from the government.

If you’re Andrew, you are eating a pulled pork sandwich still oinking before 10AM. Oh, it’s fresh. We learned the pig’s name; the butcher said the kids named it.

We headed for the market this morning and it was amazeballs. I love free examples samples.

As far as Easter traditions here in the U of K, it’s definitely similar to our holiday back home. Jesus, bunnies, plastic eggs, etc. But there is a tasty difference, they love big chocolate eggs here in the UK.

The first chocolate Easter eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th Century with France and Germany taking the lead in this new artistic confectionery. A type of eating chocolate had been invented a few years earlier but it could not be successfully moulded. Some early eggs were solid while the production of the first hollow chocolate eggs must have been rather painstaking as the moulds were lined with paste chocolate one at a time!

John Cadbury made his first ‘French eating Chocolate’ in 1842 but it was not until 1875 that the first Cadbury Easter Eggs were made.

I think I might name my first son Cadbury John.

To honour this tradition I simply had to buy a chocolate egg. We’ll bust into this on Sunday – it’s filled with champagne, limoncello, and cherry chocolates.

Happy Easter, sweets!

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