Thursday April 27, 2006
110 volt eggs
My mum's Finnish family visited them recently, so in an Easter parcel I got sent some
chocolate eggs, the classic Fazer Mignon in a special "110 V" edition. V for
"vuotta" as, apparently, the eggs have been produced for 110 years in Finland.
They take a chicken egg, remove the egg, then fill it with a tasty nougat
chocolate, then plug the hole with sugar. This is to me so obviously a clever
(and tasty) way of doing a chocolate egg, that I'm surprised that I haven't
seen the concept in other countries. Perhaps it is patented? Or does this
particular easter tradition exist in many other places in the world?