IT was a big job but someone had to do it. And these little guys were up to the task of choosing the tastiest Easter egg from a range of The Herald newsroom’s favourites.
Having to choose between Lindt chocolate bunnies, white Beacon marshmallow eggs, Pick n Pay’s speckled eggs, Beacon white chocolate Jelly Tots eggs and hollow chocolate eggs, and a Nestle Nesquik bunny, pupils from a number of Nelson Mandela Bay primary schools chose the little golden Lindt bunnies as their favourite.
Following the bunny in popularity were the Nesquik bunny, the marshmallow hot-cross bun, the Jelly Tots egg and the Beacon hollow chocolate egg.
The pupils, who were blindfolded and scored each chocolate an average of eight, proved to have expensive tastes, however, giving the Lindt bunnies 10 out of 10. Theodor Herzl pupil Sophie France, who scored Lindt “a thousand out of 10”, had already had enough chocolate when she got to the fourth one.
“I liked most of them, but some were just not so nice. The Lindt was amazing. It was so, so nice,” she beamed. “It was definitely my favourite.” Victoria Park Grey pupil Levi Boggenpoel, who turned eight yesterday, had a birthday to remember, being spoiled for choice and unable to choose a favourite.
Licking his chocolate-covered hands and lips, he said: “I don’t have a favourite. I liked them all.
“They were all so nice and creamy and just so very delicious.”
Pendla Primary Grade 3 pupil Liyema Mavuso, 8, chose the speckled hen eggs as his favourite although he “really liked” the white Jelly Tots egg.
“The hard eggs have always been my favourite – and still are. If I could choose a second place, I’d say the one with the jelly sweets. It melted nicely in my mouth,” he said.
Malabar Primary School’s Hemeshni Nair, 7, who quietly nibbled on the chocolates, chose the Jelly Tots egg as her favourite.
“I liked all the chocolates, but I think this one stood out for me. I don’t know why, but I liked it most,” she said.
Theodor Herzl’s Jordan Ah Shene also chose Lindt, which she recognised the instant it met her lips.
“I just love Lindt chocolate, It’s the best,” she said. “I like the others too, but some were just too sweet for me.”
It was no competition for the sixth and final little panellist Raees Wassin, 2, who was fixated on the Jelly Tots egg and would not try the others.
“It’s nice,” he said, between bites.
– Zandile Mbabela