M&S Is Selling Half A Dozen Cheese Eggs For Easter
There's not long until Easter, which means there's not long until you can make an absolute pig of yourself and stuff yourself full of chocolate. Thanks, Jesus!
An eggcelent idea, I'm sure you'll agree. Sorry for the cheesy joke (and for that one).
The new 'eggs' are made with Barber's Farmhouse Cheddar, and contain a vintage 18-month matured Red Leicester 'yolk' - sounds good eh?
Each egg has been hand-dipped in a duck egg blue wax 'shell' and is roughly the size of large hen's eggs. The cute little eggs are sold in packs of six and come in a cardboard egg box.
They'll set you back £8.50 for a box.
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There's also a 300g Big Cheesy Egg, which is around the same size as a goose egg, and costs eight quid.
M&S says it was prompted to make the cheese eggs after carrying out a survey, in which 41 percent of the adults asked said they preferred cheese to chocolate.
Twenty-three percent said they would rather give up chocolate than cheese at Easter and one in six said they wished there were more savoury treats on offer at Easter.
M&S product developer Rosie Eiduks says: "Delicious as it is, we know not everyone loves chocolate, and that the nation is actually divided between Team Sweet and Team Savoury. Those with a more savoury-tooth can sometimes feel left out of the fun at Easter, so this year, we wanted to create a must-have gift for cheese lovers too!
"Not only are our Mini Cheesy Eggs a picture perfect gift, they're also completely delicious, with our quality Barber's Farmhouse Cheddar and a vintage Red Leicester yolk. Beautiful served on an Easter lunch cheeseboard, sliced into a sandwich or salad, or loaded on top of crackers."
The cheese eggs go on sale on Wednesday 18 March, with the box of six available in almost all of M&S's 600 stores and the Big Cheesy Egg in 250 stores.
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