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Before Easter, we were delighted to launch our golden sticker contest. Every day we placed 3 special golden stickers on items in our Easter display and invited customers to find them. For every golden sticker found the lucky customer would be entered into our draw to win an Egg-citing Easter gift. And, they also walked away with the cutest chocolate Lindt gold bunny.

Here are our lucky winners:

Watch the draw here:

And the winner is…

Cayley Buyskes and family were the winners of our egg-citing prize.

We have lots of egg-citing things happening in store every day. Be sure not to miss out of these.

What’s the deal with Easter Eggs?

Over Easter, many of us indulged in a chocolate Easter egg or two or two too many. Children woke up on East Sunday and scavenged the garden for hidden treats. But, did you know that originally eggs were actually not allowed to be consumed in the week before Easter. This week is known as a holy week.

This meant that the eggs which were laid in the holy week were kept and set aside. They were then decorated with colourful patterns and given to children as special gifts. This tradition was later adapted by Victorians who would cover cardboard eggs in satin and fill them with Easter gifts for children. That is where the loved tradition came from.

Ok, but why chocolate?

We can blame it on the Germans and French. The earliest history of the chocolate Easter egg can be traced back to the 19th century. These eggs were hard and very bitter. But, thankfully as chocolate recipes evolved, so did the taste. Then we had chocolate Easter eggs.

Fine, but what about the bunny?

For the longest time, the bunny was regarded as the symbol for a new life. This is because they give birth to larger litters of babies. Cool fact, baby bunnies are called kittens. So the legend developed and now the Easter Bunny lays colourful chocolate eggs which we need to find. Interestingly, the bunny cannot do Easter alone. In Germany, a fox helps him and in Switzerland, there’s a Cuckoo.