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Chocolatier creates giant 12kg rainbow Easter egg to thank NHS

Credit: Ysbyty Glan Clwyd

A north Wales chocolatier has created a giant 12kg Easter egg to thank NHS staff who are risking their lives to help others during the coronavirus outbreak.

Conwy chocolate maker Emma Baravelli, who runs artisan chocolatier Baravelli’s in Conwy with husband Mark, has created the giant egg for staff at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.

The rainbow design was inspired by children across the UK who have come together to decorate their windows with rainbows as a symbol of hope during the current lockdown.

"The Thursday night clap for the NHS has also been so inspiring," said Emma, who last year made a giant egg for Fortnum & Mason in London with a £1,500 price tag.

"We had a lot of customers ordering eggs for relatives who work for the NHS who wanted something nice for them to look forward to, so it got us thinking - why don't we do something more direct to illustrate our immense gratitude for what the NHS is doing, risking their lives to save ours.

"The egg rainbow is painted in the style of a child's drawing and is cast in layers of white and milk chocolate and weighs a whopping 12 kilos."

The egg has been drawing a lot of attention with staff at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd keen to have a selfie taken with it. Brian Tehan, a consultant at the hospital said: "People love the egg and there's lots of posing in front of it.

"We’ve decided to run a lottery to decide who gets the privilege of breaking it. That’s a picture to follow!"

He added: "The next few weeks and months will be difficult for all, we will do our very best to justify this."

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