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Icelanders to Eat One Million Chocolate Easter Eggs

Sweets manufacturer Nói Síríus has been busy making chocolate Easter eggs in the past months with the total production this year amounting to around 600,000 eggs, big and small. Eating chocolate eggs on Easter Sunday is a long-standing tradition in Iceland.

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With the companies Freyja and Góa also producing the Easter treats, it’s safe to say that about one million chocolate eggs will hit the market before the upcoming season.

“We produce [Easter eggs] until the last day,” employee of Nói Síríus Auðjón Guðmundsson told mbl.is. “We start getting enquiries immediately after Christmas.”

A special team handles the production of Easter eggs, same as with the chocolates before Christmas. The smallest eggs arrive in stores first and they grow larger as Easter approaches.

The eggs are filled with candy and always include a proverb. Conventionally made of milk chocolate, producers have started experimenting with all sorts of varieties, such as with licorice and caramel chocolate eggs.

“We get many good ideas from customers, stores, suppliers and staff,” Auðjón stated.

While three eggs per Icelander sounds a little excessive, not all the eggs are consumed in Iceland as it is becoming increasingly popular to send Easter eggs to families and friends abroad.

According to mbl.is, there is up to a 35 percent difference in price of Easter eggs between stores, with Bónus having the lowest price and Samkaup-Úrval and Iceland the highest.

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