Choccywoccydoodah has revealed the most expensive entirely edible Easter Eggs in the world. The enormous chocolate treats weigh about 100kg each, and come as a trio. They are inspired by Faberge eggs, and come with their fair share of glitz.
Two sets of the eggs have been produced for display in the shops. The one in the Brighton store features Unicorns in the process of breaking out of the giant eggs, while the one in London shows the birth of a dragon.
Anyone who fancies a set - and the shop genuinely things it will sell a few - will have to give them three weeks' notice, so they can produce a bespoke set of eggs. The owner suggested that some of the shop's customers in the Middle East may like the idea.
Christine Taylor, the owner and creative director of Choccywoccydoodah, said: "We all felt within the company that the world felt in quite a dark place. And as we are in such a joyous environment we consider ourselves to be joymakers. We thought we would do something completely ridiculous in an effort to cheer people up. I have always loved the actual Faberge eggs and I have always thought what a ridiculous thing they are – what an indulgent piece of nonsense."
In a bizarre twist to the story, last month a thief broke into the Brighton shop. However, instead of targeting the £25,000 eggs, he walked past them to take £60 from the till.
Eggy record holders
While £25,000 is set to take the title of most expensive entirely edible Easter Egg of all time, it's not the most expensive egg ever to have gone on sale in the UK.
In 2006, La Maison du Chocolat in Piccadilly was selling a Diamond Stella egg for £50,000. That chocolate monster was filled with peach and apricot chocolates and pralines in the shape of fish. However, the real reason for the extraordinary cost was the 100 half-carat diamonds on the outside of the shell.
The second priciest egg ever to be on sale in the UK was back in 2014, when Harrods was selling the Shawish Geneva Surprise, complete with Venezuelan chocolate, dusted with real gold, and containing a 18 carat white gold pendant set with 314 diamonds and 64 emeralds.
Of course, once you get into these kinds of items the chocolate becomes window-dressing for the gems and precious metal. And once you go down this road, you may as well ditch the chocolate altogether and track down a real Faberge egg. These tend to cost at least 1 million, but if you want an Imperial Easter Egg (which the Russian royal family commissioned for Easter) you can expect to spend far more. Back in 2014, the long-lost Vacheron Constantin egg sold for £20 million.