Foodies lose their minds over the ‘enormous’ designer eggs in Italian grocery stores for Easter
- Ayeh Manfre visited an Italian supermarket ahead of Easter
- She ‘couldn’t believe’ the size and variety of the Easter eggs
An Australian cook living in Italy has sent foodies into a spin after sharing the incredible chocolate eggs available at Italian supermarkets ahead of Easter.
Ayeh Manfre, who’s known online for her easy-to-follow recipes, is spending her first Easter in Italy after moving in May last year.
The food blogger has been sharing her experience living in the Mediterranean and said she ‘couldn’t believe’ the eggs in the grocery stores.
She said there are several aisles of the enormous Easter treats that were ‘the size of her head’, covered in colourful wrapping paper and hiding a secret surprise inside.
Ayeh’s Aussie followers were wowed by the ‘overwhelming’ choice available in Italian supermarkets while international viewers said seeing the huge eggs brought back memories.
Ayeh Manfre (left) sent foodies into a spin after she showed how extravagant the Easter eggs are in Italian supermarkets
‘My first Easter in Italy and I can’t believe the Easter Eggs here!! I went grocery shopping and got totally distracted by the aisles of Easter goodies!!’ Ayeh captioned a video posted to her popular social media pages.
‘There are so many aisles and different brands and they’re all huge with a surprise inside,’ she said as she browsed the supermarket shelves.
Ayeh picked up colourful chocolate eggs that were ‘bigger than her head’ and weighed a whole kilogram.
‘I felt like a little kid and I wanted one of each and was excited to see the surprises inside.’
While Ayeh said it was ‘so hard’ to pick her favourites, she came home with two eggs one of which was Baci chocolate by Italian designer brand Dolce and Gabbana.
She said there are several aisles of the enormous Easter treats that were ‘the size of her head’, covered in colourful wrapping paper and hide a secret surprise inside
‘Baci is one of my favourite chocolates and I wanted to see what the Dolce and Gabbana things is about,’ she said.
‘If you haven’t tried them Baci means kisses in Italian and it’s these cute chocolates with a little note.’
She found a Dolce and Gabbana magnet inside before cracking open the second egg which was made from milk chocolate and had a pilot cartoon character key ring in the middle.
Ayeh’s clips amassed a combined 488,500 viewers and had her fans obsessing over the chocolate ‘paradise’ in the Italian store.
‘YOU’RE IN EASTER CHOCOLATE HEAVEN,’ one viewer exclaimed.
‘On my bucket list – to experience Easter in Italy!! You must be in heaven!!’ agreed a second.
While Ayeh said it was ‘so hard’ to pick her favourites, she came home with two eggs one of which was Baci chocolate by designer Dolce and Gabbana
‘Oh my goodness, massive, outrageously splendid,’ a third said while another wrote: ‘Omg!!!! Overwhelming almost!’
Some said they would buy the eggs just for the ornate wrapping paper and others laughed the ‘surprises’ weren’t worth the money.
People who grew up in Italy and other countries said Ayeh’s video brought back childhood memories.
‘I loved these as a kid. My dad would have jewellery put in them for me and Mum. Good memories,’ one woman said.
‘In Italy we never ever ever break Easter eggs before Easter it’s kinda bad luck,’ warned another.
‘Or at least that’s what out parent used to tell us to keep us to eat all the chocolate,’ they laughed.
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