Pocket Money's top 10 Easter egg facts!

Did you know that a whopping 90 million chocolate eggs are sold in the UK each year? Here are 10 more eggs-traordinary facts about Easter eggs!

1. In the UK, each child receives an average 8.8 Easter eggs each year.

2. Sales at Easter time make up 10% of UK chocolate spending for the whole year.  

3. The UK's first chocolate egg was produced in 1873 by Fry’s of Bristol.

4. In 2007, an egg covered in diamonds (pictured) sold for almost £9 million. The egg is very special because, every hour, a cockerel made of jewels pops up from the top of the egg, flaps its wings four times, nods its head three times and makes a crowing noise!

5. The tallest chocolate Easter egg ever was made in Italy in 2011. At 10.39 metres in height and 7,200 kg in weight, it was taller than a giraffe and heavier than an elephant!

6. In 2012, London hosts the world's biggest-ever Easter egg hunt. If you live in or are visiting the city before 8 April, look out for some of the 200 giant decorated Easter eggs on display for your chance to win a Fabergé Diamond Jubilee Egg — worth £100,000! Learn more about this year’s massive Easter egg hunt in London

7. The world’s most popular egg-shaped chocolate is Cadbury’s Creme Egg. Workers at the Cadbury factory in Birmingham produce 1.5 million of these gooey treats every day!

8. On Easter Sunday in Scotland and North-East England, some people have great fun rolling painted eggs down steep hills. This is also popular in parts of America, but people there push the egg along with a spoon!

9. 43% of kids say they eat their first chocolate egg before Easter Sunday, but the average time for children to eat their first Easter egg is 11 o’clock on Easter Sunday morning.

10. Almost one in five kids (19%) say they’ve made themselves ill by eating too much chocolate over the Easter holidays!

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