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Real Easter Egg now entirely made in UK

Chocolate production of the Real Easter Egg has been moved from mainland Europe to Oxfordshire - due to the level of demand …

Chocolate production of the Real Easter Egg has been moved from mainland Europe to Oxfordshire - due to the level of demand …

The move to Banbury means the Real Easter Egg is now a fully UK manufactured product – and the blend of chocolate has been improved further.

The Rt Revd Colin Fletcher, acting Bishop of Oxford, said: "The Real Easter Egg began its public life in 2009 encouraged by individuals, churches and schools in Oxford Diocese. So it is fitting that sales are sufficient to warrant Fairtrade chocolate being moved to Banbury. I pray for all those involved, the workforce, the creative team behind the idea and those who will read the Easter story for the first time in 2016 and discover the Good News of hope and new life."

Increased sales have also meant a bigger Fairtrade Premium is paid to farmers who grow the sugar and Cacao used in the egg's production. Cash from the premium is used to invest in their communities, where everything from schoolbooks to solar panels has been purchased.

The Real Easter Egg range has had a complete makeover in packaging and content. The Original, Special Edition and Dark eggs come with a redesigned Easter story booklet in the shape of a cross, drawn by the noted children’s illustrator, Mary Cann, it will delight both children and adults.

The shop is open with free delivery for orders over £45 if ordered by 1 March. Click here to buy

Last year many congregations found a champion who promoted the Real Easter Egg, put sign-up lists in church, collected payment and placed a direct order with us. Real Easter Egg are keen for those who can do that again – marketing packs, with free posters, are available for free download from http://www.realeasteregg.co.uk/download

Pictured above: Acting Bishop of Oxford, Rt Revd Colin Fletcher and  Kieran Shaw from chocolate and cocoa manufacturer Barry Callebaut.

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