Well, with it being Easter Weekend and everything, I thought it apt to share one of the things I love about living in South Africa. It’s called the Beacon Marshmallow Easter Egg. There is something highly addictive in these eggs and all I can say is thank goodness Easter is only celebrated once a year. If only they could put that secret ingredient into tap water and apples, Easter would be a healthier time for all. I’m not crazy for marshmallows and I’m not crazy for plain chocolate either but the combo plus the secret ingredient sends my taste buds into a piranha-type frenzy! And you can’t just have one. No nee no no. Two or three, no less.
Occasionally you get the not-so-fresh marshmallow eggs. Ever had that? My husband thought I was crazy when I mentioned “stale Easter eggs”.
“Heh, you don’t get stale Easter Eggs” he said.
“Oh yes you do” I said defensively.
“They are all packaged the same though” he said in a logical kind of voice.
“I have eaten enough Easter Eggs to know my Easter Eggs”, I procalimed.
There’s nothing like Beacon Consumer Services to get the facts straight.
“Hi, I’ve bought quite a few Easter eggs recently that have tasted stale” I stated.
“Grainy?”, the consumer guy asked.
“Yes grainy, almost crystallised”, I replied
“Yes, that is quite common and it’s got to do with the storage temperature and…this…and…that…” he carried on.
I knew that I knew my Easter eggs. Can’ wait to tell Jem.
I felt quite chuffed with myself – Not only did I get confirmation that Easter Eggs can in fact go stale but I also got a Beacon voucher. Heeee!
Happy Easter everyone, enjoy the Easter eggs, have an awesome long weekend and drive safely!