It’s almost that time of year that adults and children get excited about all the chocolate they can indulge in – no, not Christmas – but Easter.
Chocolate Easter eggs have been exciting chocolate lovers for decades, and no matter how old you are, you always expect a chocolate egg waiting for you.
While the egg has long been a symbol of new life at this time of year, for many of us it is synonymous with running to the garden for that chocolate egg you begged your mother to.
Ah, simpler times.
And, while we’ve enjoyed these delicious treats for as long as we can remember, they’ve certainly gone through a lot of changes over the years.
In fact, some of our favorite childhoods from Nestlé, Cadbury and Rowntree are no longer on supermarket shelves or have changed altogether.
The selection of chocolates lining supermarket shelves these days is a far cry from what we enjoy – not that we’re complaining at all.
Long gone are the days of the simple milk chocolate egg, which has been replaced by chocolate eggs of all different shapes, sizes and flavors, some even containing alcohol.
And, because we always love a bit of nostalgia, we decided to take a look back at some popular Easter eggs over the decades to see just how much they’ve changed.
Of course, this list isn’t exhaustive and only covers a small selection of how much we’ve enjoyed over the years, so please write in the comments if we’ve missed your personal favourite.
1. Cream Egg
Was it really Easter without Cadbury’s iconic Creme Egg? For many of us, Easter isn’t complete without the annual staple, and it’s certainly gotten a makeover in recent years.
2. Giant Smarties
If you wanted something simple, Smarties has always been a classic choice. Nothing fancy, but it still delights kids and adults for generations.
Do you remember when Yorkie wasn’t for women? Yes, we remember those days too, but that hasn’t stopped many of us from enjoying them now, has it?
4. Milk bar
Milky Bar has been delighting chocolate lovers since its launch in the 1930s, but let’s face it, we all associate that with the Milky Bar Kid. They’ve tried to revive the Milky Bar jingle for the past few years, but it’s not the same.
Roses weren’t just for Christmas and it was usually the adults who asked for this one! Not only did you get a hollow chocolate egg, but you also got a neat selection of chocolates from the box next to it.
6. Fruit pastels
No childhood was complete without a trusty pack of fruit pastels in your pocket. You always swore to share them with friends, but you never really did.
Like fruit pastels and smarties, Rolo was simple chocolate, and her Easter egg was even simpler. Just a simple chocolate egg and a few packets of Rolo and you were good to go. We have to admit, this is one of the chocolate eggs that has remained relatively the same over the years.
8. Nut Whip
These days, you can find a giant nut whisk which is the Easter egg, compared to the smaller nut whisks you’d get alongside a chocolate egg.
Take a break, have a kit kat? Another iconic Nestlé chocolate you had to have this Easter. Also, who remembers when they came with mugs?
10. Caramel Crisp
Now you can’t have Easter without a Toffee Crisp. Get not one, but two bars with your chocolate egg was always exciting.
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