With all the writing I’m doing at the moment, I had forgotten that Easter was almost upon us. But you can’t beat a chocolatey reminder – especially if it’s from Marks & Spencer, and comes in the form of an Irish easter egg. I was really delighted to discover that Lir easter eggs (which are made in Co Meath) are now available in M&S stores. There I was, with a chocoholic husband, and an offer of luxury easter eggs. Good right? So what eggs did I choose?Well, the chocolate fiends amongst you are are thinking “the biggest, giantest, most enormous luxury egg possible”. Go on, admit it!
But, oh no, not me…
Look, I’m only human and I forgot about provenance and every other word beginning with p when I saw easter eggs with these names..
Colin the Caterpillar
Nancy the Hen
Percy the Pig
There was even a chocolate beehive! No self-respecting Freddy Buttons fan could turn down a chocolate beehive, oh no.
So for the grown ups, Marks & Spencer have an amazing range of Lir luxury easter eggs in store now. The sort of eggs that Mr Dillon loves. The sort of eggs that chocolate lovers dream about. The sort of eggs Mr Dillon could be enjoying on Easter Sunday if I hadn’t opted for the hen, or the pig, or the beehive…
What? Who says I have to grow up….?
Happy Easter folks
Catch up on Fiona’s latest Home Farm article in Irish Country Magazine in shops now.
Enter the Freddy Buttons competition for primary school children HERE
“Food from an Irish Garden” is available in shops nationwide or directly from Orpen Press.