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Chocolate Easter egg fetches big bucks

Monday, Mar 25, 2013 - 00:59

March 25 - A chocolate Easter egg standing 3-feet (0.91 meters) tall sells for $1,000 in New York. Sharon Reich reports.

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This is one grand Easter egg. The 3-foot-tall Angry Birds-inspired confection is on sale at a New York chocolatier for $1 thousand dollars (USD). Sugar and Plumm owner Lamia Jacobs. (SOUNDBITE) Lamia Jacobs, the owner of Sugar and Plum, saying (English): "The work itself, to prepare the leaves, and the little birds, and the tree. I mean, all these things, that's what they do. It takes about four days to work on that, two people." And that's not surprising, considering the egg weighs 22 pounds. Crafted of dark Venezuelan chocolate, it's a delight that is catching the eyes of passersby. (SOUNDBITE) Lamia Jacobs, the owner of Sugar and Plum, saying (English): "The children, have you seen how each one walks in, and say, 'Oh my God, I want that egg'? So it just makes us happy to see that it appeals to them, and the parents too look happy," Believe it or not, some people are willing to spend $1 thousand dollars on the giant piece of chocolate. Sugar and Plum have already sold two of the Angry Bird eggs.

Chocolate Easter egg fetches big bucks

Monday, Mar 25, 2013 - 00:59

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