Yip, that starry-eyed, fat-ass rabbit sat on my easter egg. I can only guess that’s what happened because my Easter Egg was completely flattened and ended up looking like this:
In fact, the fluffy-eared one must have been busy, because it happened more than once. The other one looked like this below. Completely flat, no hollow inside, nothing!
I like buying Easter eggs for our kids and they get excited about the egg hunt and whatnot. Call me old fashioned, but I prefer to buy actual Easter Eggs and chocolate bunnies during Easter, they’re colourful and a little more exciting / special / different than plain old chocolate bars. However, this year we didn’t buy a single Easter egg!
First me and our 10yo son, Tim went to the Warehouse and spent quite a while looking at Easter Eggs. They had a special on of buy-one-get-one-half-price and despite that we still decided to buy a slab of chocolate instead. Tim did try to convince me that the half-price deal was not that bad, but once we did the maths together and I let him feel the weight of what he would be getting in the Easter egg vs what he would get in a slab of chocolate, he quickly agreed that the slab was a much better choice.
A few days later myself and our 13yo, Tom, went to Countdown and we came to the same conclusion, that the regular chocolate is a much better deal. Oh I lied, we did have some eggs. Once while I was at Countdown they had a special of a row of 6 marshmallow eggs for $1 and I got the last one of those. When we walked into the shop Tom asked me where those were, but when he saw the regular price, he decided not to buy them.
On Easter Weekend my wife and mother-in-law bought me the two chocolates in the pictures above. Knowing that I’m the more sentimental one in the family, my wife said she hopes I don’t mind the bar as she knew that I liked actual Easter Eggs and I explained to her that me and the kids had already concluded that Easter Eggs are just too big a rip-off nowadays.
I know we’ve got an unusually large family and probably we are a little more frugal than most, but there must be other families who have come to the same conclusion. I’m hoping if more and more people decide not to buy these ridiculously priced Easter Eggs, the prices will drop to expensive-within-reason and maybe we can have some egg hunts in the coming years.