Evangelism is alive and well. Chocolatey, chocolatey evangelism.
Many of you may have noticed ‘The Real Easter Egg’ gracing our supermarket shelves, adorned with the promise of telling the ‘true’ story of Easter. Not to mention the proclamation of ‘charity’ plastered all over the packaging. Ever wondered what it’s all about? Probably not. But I’m going to save you the £3.00 and tell you anyway. You’re welcome.
Given the fact that there are now a few variations of this product on the shelf this year, I would be inclined to believe they’ve been selling well (It is chocolate after all), or perhaps they’re simply happy to pour ‘God’ knows how much of whoever’s money into a failing enterprise for the sake of filling some impressionable child’s noggin with superstitious nonsense. Indeed, I’ve had images tweeted my way to show these packaged humpty dumpties, sitting tragically alone on the shelves, remaining long after the other non-indoctineggs have been snapped up. If anyone knows how to obtain sales figures on these tasty propagandeggs, I’d be pleased to have them shared my way.
The egg I’ll be taking a look at is the one shown in the image above. If you’ve picked up one of the other variations, please feel free to let me know of any differences in the comments below. I must say on a personal note, I was incredibly disappointed to discover the sticker set was absent this year. Arranging Jesus in imaginative positions amongst the other characters filled my entire Sunday last year. I’ll do my best to avoid egg puns, but I’m not promising anything. Read the rest of this entry »