Did you know that nearly half of the world population believes that Jesus Christ actually rose from the dead?
This is all according to a survey commissioned in Wales Theos, which is public theology think tank. The findings goes and challenges the widespread view that Easter is now seen as little more than an opportunity for most of you to just indulge a taste for chocolate this Easter.
Below we have some interesting facts about Chocolates and Easter eggs that you didn’t know but you might want to know:
Make Chocolate Fair estimates there are 2 million children working on cocoa plantations in Ghana and Ivory Coast, 500,000 under exploitative conditions.
Artist Harry Johnson created the largest chocolate rabbit in South Africa in 2010. It was over 12 feet tall and weighed 3 tons. 250 disadvantaged children later ate it.
The Ivory Coast in West Africa is the world’s leading producer of cocoa supplying 43 per cent.
Britons love chocolate. In world league tables of per capita consumption the UK comes 3rd
On average, each person in Britain eats approx. 9.5 kg of chocolate per year.
The first chocolate factory in Britain opened in 1657.
Eggs were traditionally used in pre-Christian festivals as the symbol of new life, purity or fertility.
The Real Easter Egg, an Easter egg that explains the Christian meaning of Easter will be on sale again for Easter 2014. In the 4 years since production 400,000 Real Easter eggs have been sold worldwide.
Fry’s produced the first chocolate Easter egg in 1873.
Approximately 80 million chocolate eggs are sold annually in the UK.
The value of Easter egg sales fell by 2% over the two years 2011 and 2012 with the market being worth approx. £141.4 million
One of the largest Easter eggs ever made was on display in 2011 in Ian Italian shopping centre. It was 10.39m tall, had a circumference of 19.6m and weighed 7,200kg.
The most popular chocolate egg worldwide is Cadbury’s Creme Egg; they first went on sale in 1971. The Bourneville factory can make 1.5 million Creme Eggs every day; 200 million are sold in the UK every year.
Easter chocolate sales make up 10% of Britain’s annual spending on chocolate.
One of the largest Easter eggs ever made was on display in 2011 in an Italian shopping centre. It was 10.39m tall had a circumference of 19.6m at it’s widest part. It weighed 7,200kg.
One of the most expensive eggs on offer in 2006, which was a unique Diamond Stella Egg. A chocolate egg laden with diamonds that came with a £50,000 price tag.
Sourced from www.eauk.org