While many of us associate Easter with eating copious amounts of chocolate, for those people without much of a sweet tooth it can be a less exciting time of year. Yes, there are people out there who just don’t like chocolate (weep), and of course there are those who can’t eat it due to food intolerance.
So those clever clogs at Walkers have come up with the solution, which is their Sensations crisps Easter ‘egg’. Disappointingly, this is not one giant Easter egg-shaped crisp, but more an Easter gift box. It comes complete with a 150g bag of the best-selling Sensations flavour Thai Sweet Chilli Crisps, a 75cl bottle of organic wine, two stemless wine glasses, a sharing bowl to pour your crisps into and a £5 Amazon Prime voucher, all for £19.99 – basically, everything you need for the perfect night in.
The wine, a fruity Organic Red Malbec, has been specially chosen to compliment the Thai Sweet Chilli crisps and the sharing bowl is made from sustainable bamboo.
The move came after Sensations noticed an increase in searches for ‘alternative Easter eggs’, and new research revealed that a third of the nation (29 per cent) prefer savoury over sweet treats at Easter, two thirds prefer a night in over a night out (79 per cent vs 21 per cent) and that watching TV or a film with company while sipping red wine over white is what makes for the perfect night in.
Speaking about the new Sensations ‘egg’, Ali Kirk from Walkers Sensations said: ‘We know there’s a growing trend for savoury over sweet at Easter because 37 per cent of the public think savoury snacks are available in more exciting flavours and one in five (18 per cent) say they think chocolate Easter eggs are for kids. So, there’s never been a better time for our savoury Easter treat to go on sale.’
He added: ‘Clearly, the ultimate night in involves a carefully balanced combination of ingredients. We’ve worked hard to identify the perfect mix and have brought it to life with this limited-edition alternative Easter egg. It’s a unique savoury alternative to the traditional chocolate Easter egg and a true feast for the senses.’
It’s suggested serving size is to share between 2-4 people, but absolutely no one here is judging you for consuming the whole gift box in one sitting on your own. In fact, it would almost be rude not to…