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Mars Has Released A New Bounty Easter Egg And It's A Game Changer

Mars Has Released A New Bounty Easter Egg And It's A Game Changer

The sweet manufacturers Mars, Incorporated has had a Bounty Easter egg out for years - we know this; it's not news. However, the release of the chocolate manufacturer's 2019 offering is a complete game changer.

Yes, it's still January and we're all still trying to take it easy after the overindulgence of Christmas. In fact, there isn't really a time when it's socially acceptable to eat your body weight in chocolate until mid-to-late April, so this is something to get excited about.

The new egg seems like your standard chocolate Easter egg, except this bad boy is a chocolate egg filled with little pieces of coconut - the key ingredient that either makes a Bounty your absolute favourite thing to eat in the whole world (the correct option), or the unwanted stuff that piles up at the bottom of an otherwise-emptying tub of Celebrations until you find someone to palm it all off on (that'll be me).

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And fear not, those of you who like to know there are options available - the package also includes a milk chocolate Bounty bar and a dark chocolate version of the classic.

Bounty Bar Easter Egg. Credit: Instagram/NewFoodUK
Bounty Bar Easter Egg. Credit: Instagram/NewFoodUK

A post from @NewsFoodUK appeared on Instagram sharing the good news and people have subsequently been losing their shit.

"if I don't get one, I'm disowning the lot of you," one person said when tagging in some friends.

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Another posted: "I want this so much, my fave!"

While a third said: "Right I need this for my egg this year."

However, the chocolate is known to divide opinion - as was discovered back in December when people opened day one of their Celebrations Advent calendars to discover a Bounty.

"1st of December and I'm already put in a bad mood, door number one on my advent calendar was a bounty," wrote one disgruntled person, and they were far from alone.

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Bounty Bar. Credit: Mars
Bounty Bar. Credit: Mars

Meanwhile, back on the more recent Easter egg post, one displeased user said: "They have spoilt a perfectly good chocolate egg by adding disappointment shavings inside."

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Another agreed, saying: "WHY WOULD THEY CREATE THIS MONSTROSITY?!!!!"

Tough break, folks.

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And if you thought it was a bit early for Easter-related news to be doing the rounds, here's some more: Cadbury has already rolled out its white Creme Egg challenge.

Across the country there are 783 white chocolate Creme Eggs hidden in normal wrappers and there's also a Where's Wally-esque challenge to find them hidden in adverts for other brands.

The eggs will be hidden all across the UK in different shops. Credit: Cadbury's
The eggs will be hidden all across the UK in different shops. Credit: Cadbury's

The hunt officially kicked off on 14 January and getting your hands on one of the little beauties could see you enjoying a very nice Easter break indeed.

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Last year the prize money for finding one of the small eggs was up to £2,000 so just imagine the mayhem this year with £10,000 up for grabs.

Asda will be hiding one egg worth £10,000, four worth £1,000, 11 worth £100 and 95 worth £50.

The Co-op has the exact same amount as Asda but it will release seven somewhere in the UK each week.

M&S has one egg worth £10,000, one worth £1,000, one worth £100 and 108 £50 - with seven also being released in mainland UK on a weekly basis.

Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco will be following Asda and the Co-op with one egg worth £10,000, four worth £1,000, 11 worth £100 and 95 worth £50.

And that's just if you find the eggs themselves. If you find one in an advert and take a picture, you could be in with a chance of securing a prize worth £10,000. Then there will be 30,000 vouchers for milk chocolate Creme Eggs, and 1,000 white chocolate Creme Egg prizes.

BRB, just off to buy some Creme Eggs.

Featured Image Credit: Mars

Topics: Food, uk news, mars, Chocolate, easter, Easter Egg

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