A great-grandmother who keeps her unopened easter egg for more than six decades has revealed that she’s paying £80 ($100) to keep it cool.
Hillion Fern received the egg from her father, Aubrey Daulman, who bought it from a local store called Sharps.
She did not immediately eat it because she thought it was ‘too pretty to eat.’ The easter egg contains a bag of chocolates and toffees and is decorated with yellow icing.
Fern said she still remembers the day she received the egg, which is stored in Warkwickshire even though she no longer lives there.
“I still remember the day I was given it,” the retired wildlife trust worker said.
“It was simply too pretty that I didn’t want to eat it. I thought to myself, ‘I’ll keep it until Whitsun’ but I then never ate it, so then I thought, ‘Oh, I will keep it until Christmas’ and then Christmas came and went.
“It became a bit of a challenge after that to see how long I could hold out.”
Fern has now been holding out for 63 years and does not have any plans to open the egg.
“I am quite impressed with my willpower because I have always loved chocolate,” she said. “There was something special about the egg I wanted to keep and after a while it became too precious to eat.
“To protect the egg from melting I paid for it go into storage. It might seem silly but I want to make sure it remains in perfect condition.”
The grandmother said that the daffodils used to be bright yellow but time changed it to brown. “The egg is still intact and all of the chocolates and toffees are still inside,” she said.
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