The world’s oldest un-opened chocolate Easter egg is still in mint condition even though it was bought 50 YEARS ago.
Mum Hillion Fern, 63, was given the sweet treat when she was 13 but couldn’t bare to eat it – despite being a self confessed CHOCOHOLIC.
And she believes it is the oldest un-opened chocolate egg in the world which is still in its original cellophane wrapping and contains a bag of half-century old toffees and chocolates.
Mum-of-two Hillion, from Nuneaton, Warks., said: ”It was just too pretty that I didn’t want to eat it.
”I thought ‘I’ll keep it until Whitsun’ and then never ate it, so then I thought ‘Oh, I will keep it until Christmas’ and then Christmas came and went.
”I am quite impressed with my willpower because I have always loved chocolate.
”There was something special about the egg I wanted to keep and after a while it became too precious to eat.
”I’m sure it’s a world beater. I’ve heard of old Easter eggs before but never unwrapped. I’m confident this is a record.”
Dad Aubrey Daulman, 88, bought the egg from local shop Sharps who decorated it with yellow icing in the shape of daffodils.
Hillion, who works part time in wildlife trust, now keeps the egg in a wardrobe at her 86-year-old mum Helen’s house for safe-keeping.
Hillion said: ”The sugar daffodils used to be bright yellow but now they are turning a bit brown but the egg is still intact and all of the chocolates and toffees are still inside.
”I couldn’t eat it now, even if I wanted to, but it has just become part of the family now and I will keep it forever.
”I keep it at my mum’s house because I know it’ll be safe there and in case I get a chocolate craving.”