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Putting Jesus back into Easter

real easter eggIt's hard to believe that, out of the whopping 80 million chocolate Easter Eggs sold each year, not one of them mentions Jesus on the box. Until now that is.

The Real Easter Egg is the first and only Fairtrade chocolate Easter Egg to explain the Christian understanding of Easter on the box. It also supports charity and development projects - buying everything from medical equipment for new mums here at home, to chickens and securing fresh water for farmers in Africa
Last September supermarkets rejected the idea of 'The Real Easter Egg', which is the first and only Easter egg to explain the Christian understanding of Easter on the box.  Church schools were asked to help join a campaign to help prove demand by placing orders before Christmas.  Thousands of eggs were ordered by shcools in quantities ranging from 12 to 400 eggs at a time
Churches and individuals are invited to join the campaign and place orders fro The Real Easter Egg now.  Order forms, posters, and flyers can be downloaded from .  Eggs will be dropped off to a single address in early April 2011
The direct sale price of The Real Easter Egg is £4.50 which includes a charitable donation, VAT, handling, and delivery to a single drop off point.  The 125g high quality Fairtrade milk chocolate has to be ordered in multiples of 12
extract from the website:
The Real Meaning of Easter
Easter is all about cute bunnies, fluffy chicks and eating too much chocolate, right? Well, not quite. We happen to think it's a bit more meaningful than that.

That's because billions of people all over the world believe that Jesus died on the cross on Good Friday, then rose again three days later... on Easter Sunday.

Actually, many believe that chocolate eggs represent the boulder that sealed his tomb. And with eggs being widely thought of as a symbol of hope and new life, the custom grew where people exchanged gifts of chocolate eggs at Easter. So now you know.

Just think... when you give someone The Real Easter Egg you're not just giving them a delicious chocolate treat, you're giving them something much more meaningful.

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