Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Win Lots Of Easter Eggs!

If you need some help deciding which Easter eggs to buy this year, my recent Great Easter Egg Review should give you lots of chocolate for thought.

In the meantime, here's a competition to give you the chance to enjoy some Easter eggxcess of your own!

Many producers and retailers kindly supplied Easter eggs for the review. However, whereas most provided one of each type of egg (which was all we needed), Tesco sent vendor packs (with 6+ eggs in a box) for each of 9 different Easter eggs (I chose to include only five in the review).

My house was so full of Easter eggs, I could have opened a shop!

Thankfully, Tesco responded positively to my request to sell most of the extra eggs to raise funds for charity. I sold most of them at work, which raised £97.50 for Comic Relief. The rest I sold at Danny's Food Urchin Supper Club, which raised £37 for the Red Cross Japan fund. Thanks, Tesco, that's a lovely £134.50 to good causes!

We also agreed that I would put a few aside to share with readers of Kavey Eats.

I'm offering one each of 9 Tesco Finest chocolate Easter egg products, as pictured.

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As I'll be paying postage myself, this competition is open to UK mainland addresses only.

How to enter

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me about your favourite Easter chocolate memory. Please ensure you leave your email address* in the field provided or in the body of your comment. Entries without any means of contacting the winner will not be included in the draw.
  2. Enter on twitter by tweeting the following:
    I'd love to win lots of Easter eggs from #kaveyeatseastereggs


  • One blog entry per person. One twitter entry per person.
  • The prize is a selection of 9 Tesco Finest Easter eggs, as pictured above. The prize cannot redeemed for cash.
  • The prize has been provided by Tesco and will be delivered by Kavey Eats.
  • The prize can be delivered to UK mainland addresses only.
  • The deadline for entries is midnight BST Saturday 2nd April 2011.
  • A winner will be selected from all valid entries using a random number generator.
  • The winner will be notified by email or twitter asked to provide a delivery address. If no response is received by Wednesday 6th April, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be picked and contacted.

*If you don't have a secondary email address already and are nervous about sharing your main email address on the internet, why not set up a new free email account on hotmail, gmail or yahoo, that you can use to enter competitions like this?


mummy24 said...

my favourite easter memory is last year with my daughter. We spent the day doing lots of easter craft stuff and she loved it. We also ate alot of chocolate easter eggs!

the eggs in your giveaway look amazing!


leiladukes said...

my favourite Easter chocolate memory is attending the "Chocs Away" tasting at the Guardian a couple of years ago, where I had the opportunity to sample some seriously special chocolates and meet wonderful foodies including the Rare Tea Lady, Paul A Young, Jay Raynor, Tim Hayward -- and Kavey herself!

Edafe Onerhime said...

My favourite Easter was the first year I ever had an Easter egg. I was 8 and we had lived abroad for quite some time where chocolate eggs weren't traditional. It was a Cadbury egg and I remember being shocked it was hollow. I wanted a solid egg :) Then I discovered the "baby eggs" inside. I spent the entire day quietly in a corner with Alice in wonderland and popping a "baby egg" on my tongue, letting it melt to a gooey puddle. *sigh*


Miss Whiplash said...

I don't know if I really have a best chocolate memory - they all melt into one a bit...
I do remember that we used to make little Easter gardens at church when I was little, which was pretty cool.
I also remember one year at University, when we were generally quite impecunious, we discovered that the supermarkets massively marked down all the eggs on Easter Monday. We bought about 20 and lived off them for a week. The giant kinder eggs were the best - the toys were amazing :-)
I have a proper penchant for cheap eggs. Posh ones are all well and good, but there's something about Cadburys Mini Eggs that takes a lot of beating ;-)

Anne said...

My favourite Easter memory was when my aunt lived in a little cottage in north Devon, she made (a much younger!) me and my cousin a huge Easter egg hunt all over the garden and house, though we didn't find them all and for years after the odd one would be unearthed!

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Dan said...

My favourite Easter memory was when I was 11 I had gone camping with my dad and he gave me and my brother a small gift wrapped package containing a pack of trading cards, claiming he though we'd enjoy them more than just getting an Easter Egg.
Of course, we were happy to get a gift at all but either he probably noticed we were a little disappointed at not having Easter Eggs like all the other kids (who doesn't want chocolate as per tradition?), later that night he gave us a huge one each, and another each year after that, no trading cards in sight!
I don't understand when a lot of the people I know give their children money or other gifts for Easter anymore, it's all about the chocolate eggs!

Edit: realised I hadn't left my email address! that's due to me getting caught up in my little rant at the end there ^_^

Nicisme said...

Something I remember from when we lived in Arizona was that my mother in law sent the boys over some large Easter eggs. The postie put them into our metal mail box at the end of the driveway and by the time I collected them later that morning, they were very ooey, gooey chocolatey lumps. Oh I did long for some miserable British weather sometimes!

BunnyBanter said...

Fave Easter memory is definitely from when I was little - my mum used to make little scavenger hunts for me, with clues hidden around the house (with a few Lindt eggs to keep my strength up on the quest!) that eventually led to a little present - usually a soft, cuddly bunny toy (oh, and more eggs!). I'm definitely going to continue this tradition when I have children!

Josordoni said...

I am sure I am not the only person to find the eggs hidden by my mum, ease them open and eat the backs (so the foil stayed nice over the front) and put them back in boxes. That included my brother's one. Which was silly of me cos if I hadn't eaten his he wouldn't have kicked up such a fuss and I wouldn't have had most of mine confiscated :(

Pistachio and Rose said...

My Mum and Dad used to set up an egg hunt in the back garden for me and my brother when we were little with clues written down. One year I had a white chocolate hare with a pink ribbon and silver bell tied around his neck waiting for me in a wheelbarrow!! That was so exciting for the 4 year old me!

celia said...

Wasn't that nice of Tesco? I'm glad you were able to raise the money for a good cause, Kavey, as I've said before, you're a STAR, girlfriend! :)

Rebecca said...

When I was about five, Easter Day fell on the same day as my birthday. For my birthday I received a lovely selection of play dough - I loved that stuff. I also loved my sister. After making all that I could make with my play dough and probably treading some in to the 80s carpet, I got bored.

I don't remember doing this but I put play dough in my sister's ear, she tried to get it out but pushed it further in. After trying to get it out, Mum sent dad to take us to hospital to get it out.

The lovely doctor got out that toxic stuff and sent us on our way... with an Ed the Duck easter egg each. Bonus!

The moral of the story, being naughty gets you Easter eggs!

Anonymous said...

easter and my brothers had to walk the dogs due to parents wanting to hide our easter off we went! when we got home much to our dissappointment the dogs joined in with the hunt and seem to have found more than us!!

Angela said...

Whenever I think about Easter I always remember when I was younger the delight at receiving a Caramac Easter Egg each year, I loved Caramac chocolate if only they still made eggs using this chocolate, surely I'm not the only one who loved these. Now a days though I'm partial to a nice white chocolate egg.

Anonymous said...

Three years ago, our lad was given a wee basket with an Easter Egg inside. He ate the egg, and kept the basket. Later that day, we sent him out into the garden to hunt for Easter Eggs that Easter Bunny had left. He took his basket to put them into. As he pushed eggs into the front, they started falling out at the back. As he toddled round, he "found" more eggs, and get shouting "Bunny Eggs" each time he found more. It kept him (and us) amused for ages. We are reminded of this happy memory each Easter :-) - FranshamLass on Twitter.

Melissa said...

When I was younger our school used to have easter egg making competitions and I won it one year.