Walkers on last Saturday's Short-ARS ramble enjoyed an added treat with an Easter egg hunt along the way as it was Easter Saturday.
Two members of the Audlem Ramblers Society (ARS) had earlier distributed 92 eggs – that represents one for every member of the increasingly popular group – along the five mile route, that's roughly one egg every 100 metres. Fortunately, all the members did not turn out on Saturday so there were plenty of eggs to go around.
While it meant that Saturday's walk, which would normally have been a two and a half hour expedition, took almost six hours to complete, there was no need for a lunch afterwards as everyone had consumed more calories than they had used up by walking.
The original plan was to use Cadbury Creme Eggs but after one of the organisers saw last week's Channel 4 Dispatches programme about how Kraft had broken many of its promises since taking over the iconic Cadbury company six years ago, that idea was immediately dropped.
The programme alleged that Kraft had been tinkering with the creme egg recipe and indeed, on tasting one, the ARS member said she thought she could detect a whiff of Dairylea cheese spread. The fact that Cadbury, according to Channel 4, had also shifted much of its production to Poland was a final straw.
Instead LLLovely, Audlem's very own chocolate shop, stepped in with a special offer that couldn't be refused for such a bulk purchase. The walkers declared them to be of superb quality.
On the walk, ARS's youngster member, 8-year old April Fowler, found the most eggs, helped by the fact that she was nearer the ground and that some of the more senior participants found the constant bending over every 100 metres somewhat of a pain in the ARS.
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