Real Easter Egg launch 2016

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undefined'The Real Easter Egg' range is now on sale. The idea is to make the tradition of chocolate Easter eggs work to remind people of the meaning of Easter and the living hope which the resurrection of Jesus Christ brings to people.

The eggs have had a makeover this year. Each single, boxed egg includes a copy of the Easter story in the shape of a pull-out 37cm-high cross, illustrated by Helen Cann.

The original milk chocolate egg includes images of spring and three crosses on the box with Mark’s resurrection text under the lid. The special edition egg comes with an olive wood holding cross keyring from Bethlehem, and an orange milk chocolate bar.

The Real Easter Egg remains the only Fairtrade chocolate egg to have an Easter story booklet in the box and to make a charitable donation from sales.

The eggs are made by The Meaningful Chocolate Company Ltd., based in Warrington, where the Managing Director is David Marshall, a former Director of Communications for our diocese.

Since its launch in 2010, the number of Real Easter Eggs sold has been rising. The volume of sales means that production of Fairtrade chocolate has had to be moved from Europe to the UK. It’s a success story which churches and schools have played a part in making happen. In addition, more than £200,000 has been donated to charitable and educational causes. 

To buy visit Real-Easter-Egg or look in Tesco, Waitrose, Morrisons, independent stores, bookshops and cathedral shops.

Above … David Marshall, director of The Meaningful Chocolate Company and Tesco duty manager Sarah Matthews from a previous event for The Real Easter Egg range