For anyone who wasn’t traumatised by Willy Wonka’s child-murdering factory in their youth, the annual Easter choc-athon is one of the most exciting times of the year. But, even if supermarket shelves lined with endless sugary eggs is your idea of heaven, it’s worth remembering that not everyone is on board with the programme.
Whether you too are terrified of Umpa Lumpa’s or just don’t like the taste of cheap and sickly cacao, there is now a way to avoid being an Easter buzzkill. Prefer “sweet chilli” over straight-up “sweet”? Your holiday is about to become a whole lot more bearable, thanks to Walkers.
Britain’s best-known crisp brand has finally decided to take the fight to the chocolatiers, offering a savoury alternative to the chocolate legions. Their new “Sensations Easter ‘Egg’ Gift Box” delivers everything that you could want from an April snack and more, upping the ante with added alcohol. Take that, Cadbury.
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According to the official description on Amazon, the £19.99 gift box is the perfect way to “indulge differently”. The description continues:
“Each gift box is ideal to share between 2-4 people. It includes Sensations Thai Sweet Chilli Crisps (150g), a 75cl bottle of perfectly paired organic Malbec, two stemless wine glasses and a sustainable bamboo sharing bowl. It’s the ideal set up for a perfect Easter night in with friends or your partner.”
As if crisps and wine weren’t already exciting enough, Amazon has thrown an extra incentive into the bargain, adding:
“To complete your Easter night in with your favourite film or TV show you will also receive a £5 Amazon Prime Video voucher Promotional Reward, which will be added to your account once the item is shipped.”
If you ever needed proof that chocolate is overrated, a crisp and wine “egg” is surely it.