Customer Stories with Claire
It’s time for our final Customer Story from the last star of our #ForTheLoveOfFood video, Claire
It’s time for our final Customer Story from the last star of our #ForTheLoveOfFood video, Claire. As a Brit in New York, Claire can vouch that you can take a girl out of Britain, but you can’t take the love for chocolate Easter eggs out of the girl! While many traditions come and go, we all have favourites that we keep with us our whole lives. Check out our interview with Claire to see which Easter traditions she’s taken with her to the United States – would yours be the same?
What’re your favourite memories of Easter at home in the UK?
I must admit, most of my memories of Easter revolve around chocolate. Now you can get Creme Eggs almost all year round so it doesn’t feel as special – but it was always the time to get those extra special treats!
Do you still carry forward any foodie traditions, i.e; Hot cross buns on Good Friday, Lamb Roast on the Sunday, chocolate eggs?
In a diluted way, we do a roast dinner (not normally lamb though) and have the chocolate eggs – they always taste better than regular chocolate somehow!
What would your tips be for creating a fun Easter weekend for families with young children?
I always loved the Easter baking, especially chocolate nests. So easy yet so much fun to make – and of course licking the bowl after. I also remember the post roast dinner Easter egg hunt from my childhood – that was always great fun (and a little competitive!).
Lastly, what Easter chocolate are you hoping to receive this year?
I have seen some epic Waitrose eggs that for some reason keep popping up on my Facebook feed (how do they know?!), so I’m hoping one of those arrives from the Easter fairy aka my mum. Also, you can never go wrong with mini eggs, I think they’re one of my favourite foods!
Image by Waitrose & Partners