Marmite Easter egg coming to a supermarket near you

Marmite Easter egg to go on sale in February. Credit: Unilever

Marmite-flavoured Easter eggs are to go on sale for the first time next month, in a move set to divide even the biggest fans of the love-it-or-loathe it spread.

Manufacturer Unilever has teamed up with chocolate maker Kinnerton to launch the product, which blends Marmite with chocolate.

The firms have also collaborated on a Pot Noodle egg - which won't taste of the snack.

Unilever’s Julie McCleave said:

Marmite eggs will go on sale in February and be priced at around £5 each.

Sales of Marmite, which was created in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, in 1902, exceed £25million annually.

Unilever's Marmite factory in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire