This Is The UK’s Most Expensive Easter Egg
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This Is The UK’s Most Expensive Easter Egg

Betty's enormous egg will set you back £375

Every year, come spring time, chocolatiers battle it out to create the most decadent Easter egg on the market. Last year, Harrods wowed with its £250-a-pop, 1.7kg showstopper – but for 2024, the crown for the UK’s most expensive Easter egg goes to Betty’s, the Harrogate tea room which is selling a giant Swiss chocolate creation for £375.

Betty’s Is Selling A £375 Grande Easter Egg

Yorkshire hotspot Betty’s is renowned for its pretty eggs, which tend to feature hand-piped icing decorations, but its Grande Easter Egg takes things to new heights. Weighing in at a whopping 5.4kg, and 55cm high, the egg is made using over five kilos of Grand Cru Swiss chocolate, decorated with an array of edible flowers.

Betty's Grande Easter Egg

The description reads:  ‘Celebrating the creativity and craft that makes Bettys unique, our handmade Grande Easter Egg continues a tradition stretching back more than a century when our founder Frederick Belmont designed eggs which were ornately embellished with hand-piped icing designs.’

‘Containing over five kilos of Grand Cru Swiss chocolate made from prized Venezuelan criollo cocoa beans, the Grande Easter Egg is a true work of art, showcasing the highest skills of our chocolatiers and cake decorators.

‘Each Grande Easter Egg carries an array of delicate, individually crafted spring blooms and foliage including primroses, narcissi and pansies, with hand-piped stems as a final perfect touch.’

Reckon you could manage it? You’ll have to act fast to get it before Easter: the egg requires a recommended two-week lead time, and you’ll need to collect it from one of the Betty’s branches across Yorkshire. Alternatively, you could save yourself a few hundred pounds and opt for the smaller version, which will set you back just £38.50.

 

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Betty’s is one of the UK’s most famous tea rooms, dating back to 1919, when the first Betty’s Cafe opened in Harrogate. It also sells an array of hampers, cakes and chocolate – you can check out the full Easter range here.

We’ve also rounded up a handful of other decadent Easter eggs on the market this year, including Daylesford’s Hive Showstopper Egg (£80) and Fortnum & Mason’s Hand-Painted Bunny Easter Egg (£100).