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A.A. Grundi: Easter is eggstortionate

Alfie Frawley, six, of Chapel-en-le-Frith, and the Easter eggs he has collected to donate to the Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey Hospital. Photo contributed.

Alfie Frawley, six, of Chapel-en-le-Frith, and the Easter eggs he has collected to donate to the Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey Hospital. Photo contributed.

I am not the world’s most renowned scholar of the Bible, but I am pretty sure Jesus died for our sins, he didn’t die so that we could all be ripped off.

Unfortunately, this is what Easter has become, a giant rip off , with the supermarkets and Big Chocolate the winners.

To make matters worse, this Easter I must have been one of the biggest losers.

For days Lady Grundi had been dropping massive hints about the exact Easter egg she wanted, which she’d seen in M&S.

When I stumbled upon the said egg I almost had a coronary. I was literally gobsmacked. It was £12! For one egg. Twelve English Pounds.

Obviously, 12 quid is small change to someone like me, but I resent having to pay that much for what is essentially a hollow chocolate rugby ball.

For that much money I’d expect at least a kilo of the finest Belgian chocolate.

Have you ever weighed one of these Easter eggs? There is about the same amount of chocolate in them as in a ‘fun size’ chocolate bar, yet they cost about 10 times more. This has got to be one of the biggest swindles going.

They don’t even taste that nice. Most of them taste like the cheap treats you get in advent calendars, or that horrible American chocolate that tastes like cheese.

To add insult to injury, Lady Grundi bought me an Easter egg that cost a mere 80p!

She could have bought me 15 of them for the price I’d spent on hers. Surely this is grounds for divorce?

It gets worse. Did she share any of her overpriced egg with me? Did she ‘eck.

I walked into the lounge to discover she’d eaten the whole thing in one sitting while watching/perving over Game of Thrones.

I am sure this is not what Jesus would have wanted.

 

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