With Easter officially less than a month away, we really thought we’d seen it all when we came to egg offerings.
Now good old M&S have trumped them all by launching a range of cheese eggs for Easter.
A rep revealed: “It may be Friday the 13th, but today is definitely lucky for the 55% of Brits who say they prefer savoury snacks over sweet snacks, as M&S launches its first CHEESE Easter eggs!”
The six wax-covered Mini Cheesy Eggs are made with Barber’s Farmhouse Cheddar and a vintage 18-month matured Red Leicester “yolk” and come in a cardboard egg box.
The eggs retail at £8.50 and weigh 360g.
They are super-cute, with each egg having been hand-dipped in a duck egg blue wax “shell”.
The egg boxes are now available in almost 600 M&S stores up and down the country.
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!
M&S product developer Rosie Eiduks said: “Not only are our Mini Cheesy Eggs a picture-perfect gift, they’re also completely delicious.”
She added the eggs were “beautiful served on an Easter lunch cheeseboard, sliced into a sandwich or salad or loaded on top of crackers”.
And, if you like the look of the Mini Cheesy Eggs, you’re going to love the Big Cheesy Egg when it launches into 250 M&S stores next Wednesday (March 18).
It weighs 300g and is roughly the size of a goose egg. It features the same delicious cheese recipe, just on a larger scale.
It’ll set you back £8.
“Delicious as it is, we know not everyone loves chocolate, and that the nation is actually divided between Team Sweet and Team Savoury,” M&S rep Rosie said.
She added: “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!”
Indeed, M&S has throughly looked into the Team Sweet and Team Savoury debate, conducting a survey that supports the launch of the eggs.
It revealed that more than half of Brits prefer savoury snacks over sweet ones.
Dubbed the Easter Egg-xit poll, it showed that although a quarter of British adults (26%) say they never get tired of eating chocolate at Easter, 41% actually prefer eating cheese over chocolate, and a quarter (23%) would rather give up chocolate than cheese at Easter.
Meanwhile, one in six (15%) wished there were more savoury treat options at Easter.
It looks like their Easter prayers have now been answered.
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