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These days, Easter eggs are no longer just the hollow chocolate dome wrapped in foil that they were when you were at junior school - when you'd find yourself smashing one to pieces each year before scoffing on the whole thing for breakfast.
Nope, now chocolatiers have had to start raising their game with vegan eggs, giant eggs, white chocolate eggs, dark chocolate eggs, organic eggs, posh eggs, completely solid eggs... Better yet? We've also got eggs that come with booze.
We've seen Prosecco and Guinness eggs doing the rounds, but the ones that most people are excited about at the moment are those that come with gin.
However, while loads of other eggs on the market take on the gin theme by giving you a little miniature bottle of spirit to go alongside (which is no bad thing, of course), there's one that takes things one step further by actually incorporating some mother's ruin into the chocolate.
The London Gin Truffle Easter Egg from Prestat features a milk chocolate egg flavoured with lemon oil. That's then filled with truffles made from ganache flavoured with gin and Mediterranean lemon oil, which is 'all enrobed in a creamy white chocolate'. Yeah, what they said.
The product description also explains that there's even more magic to it: "A bite of Prestat's homage to a London Gin and tonic reveals another secret ingredient - a magical fizz that tingles on your tongue."
We know, right?!
The 170g egg costs £17.50 (US$24.00), which may be a little more expensive than the ones your nan gave you as a kid, but this one's filled with gin and tonic happiness.
If gin's not your thing when it comes to alternative Easter eggs, how about cheese? Yep, there's now a treat made entirely out of delicious fromage, and while it'll sound cheesy to say this... it looks bloody egg-cellent. Absolutely egg-squisite. An un-egg-spected curveball. I'll get my coat.
The 'Cheester Egg' is half cheese and half condiment, as the product is made up of a 172g block of cheese that comes with sticky caramelised onion chutney and mini oatcake crackers to go with it.
The cheesy creation is made up of Butlers' Blacksticks Blue Cheese, which Butlers has said is a 'unique, amber hued showstopper'.
It's also nicknamed 'The Daddy of Blue Cheese', and boasts 'a smooth, creamy flavour with a gentle, rounded blue cheese tang' - which also goes perfectly with a chilled sweet sherry and sticky dried figs, if you fancy pushing the boat out.
What a setup, eh?
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