Did you know that the first ever Easter egg was invented in the UK?
Easter Sunday falls on April 17th this year, and millions of us Brits will be tucking into delicious chocolate eggs.
But we couldn’t help but wonder, what company started this egg trend in the UK? We have the answer for you right here!
Even though chocolate eggs were a thing in the early 19th century in countries like Germany and France, it was only in 1873 that the first chocolate egg was produced, by J.S Fry & Sons LTD right here in the UK.
Fry’s chocolate company started making chocolate in 1759 in Bristol and was the first factory to become the largest commercial producer of chocolate in the UK. The Fry’s Easter Egg was their most popular discovery, followed by Fry’s Turkish Delight and Fry’s Chocolate Cream. In 1935, the company officially changed its name to J. S Fry & Sons Limited at a cost of 5 shillings!
Cadbury, just 2 years later, produced their own Easter egg in the UK in 1875 and became a huge commercial success. They merged with Fry’s in 1919.
Those are some egg-cellent facts! Do you happen to know any other interesting facts about Fry’s first Easter egg? We would love to hear them in a comment or in another blog!
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