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Easter eggs £££££££

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Flowersinspring, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Senior commenter

    Weirdly never really considered the cost of these but, by 'eck, aren't they dear? Three for £10 at Tesco. That's STILL a tenner on a load of awful packaging and not much else.

    Humbug.
     
  2. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Thank you-
    I will take any chance to post how much I really hate packaging. Not just the waste, but the in your face shameless promotion. And often the "kid appeal".
    Here, a recent Which report on Easter Egg packaging.
    https://www.which.co.uk/news/2018/03/the-truth-about-easter-egg-packaging/

    (If you don't fancy looking at it, the worst culprit in their study, fyi, is Thorntons)

    If we do gifting at Easter we never get shop bought chocolate eggs, we make up some sort of decorative basket or functional box of stuff-you can make something so much nicer for the same cost and substantially less waste.

    Hate waste.
     
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  3. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Save money with a flat pack Scandinavian bunny.

    Some assembly required.

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  4. CWadd

    CWadd Lead commenter

    Give the kids boiled eggs and tell them Extinction Rebellion refused to let you near the Easter egg aisle in Tesco's due to the packaging.
     
  5. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Lead commenter

    And a lot of plastic packaging. I found one in tesco without plastic packaging, I think it was greens and blacks and was £5 so I was pleased with that.
     
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  6. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Just bought three for ten quid in Morrinsons, I guess they are all copying one another. Dear, but traditional innit?
     
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  7. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    I’ll be just as happy with a hot cross bun and jam.
     
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  8. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    I love chocolate but I avoid Easter eggs due to weight. My rules are quality, weight and then price. The ideal would be proper blocks of chocolate. Does anyone do a big block like a pack of butter? Not cooking chocolate but something you could saw slices off.
     
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  9. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Senior commenter

    Nooooooooo!!!Here's a can of worms. It is, in my most humble of opinions, not even wrong to put jam on a hot cross bun. Just putting it out there.
     
  10. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    It’s a good job we are all different or the world would be a very boring place!
     
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  11. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Senior commenter

    Absolutely! And put very diplomatically!;)
     
  12. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Don't particularly like hot cross buns. Doughey, not enough fruit, made down to a price, and never toast right. Stick 'em. I associate them with interminable religious services too. It just cannot be right to go to church so bleeding often in a week!
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  13. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    If I had to choose an egg for myself I think I’d go for peanut M and Ms!
     
  14. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Senior commenter

    Never seen a Toblerone egg. I'd like a Toblerone egg.
     
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  15. parseltongue

    parseltongue New commenter

    Better value to get 10 x £1 small Easter eggs. The 'large' eggs are not much bigger.
     
  16. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    Wait until next Monday/Tuesday and stock up with all the reductions :D
     
  17. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Senior commenter

    They never do that though!
     
  18. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    They do get reduced...been taking advantage of it for years :D

    And there are Toblerone eggs (or at least there were at some point).
     
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  19. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    It is not exactly egg-shaped!

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    For some reason my mother gave me one.

    We passed it to daughter's BF as his egg. Recycling innit.
     

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