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Chocolate Easter egg left unwrapped for more than 90 years - and it has a very sad story behind it

Mirror logo Mirror 14/04/2017 Tom White
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Two of the oldest known unwrapped Easter eggs have been revealed.

The seasonal treats, one a Terry's chocolate egg and the other a Rowntree's egg, have both been left uneaten for more than 90 years and are on show at York Castle Museum.

The Terry's egg was donated to the museum after the boy it was intended for sadly died before Easter arrived in the 1920s.

The Rowntree's egg was bought by a 14-year-old boy for his mother in 1926 who kept it as a keepsake.

Credits: PA © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: PA Katie Brown, assistant curator at York Castle Museum, said: "At over 90 years old these eggs are extremely rare.

"They are also in incredible condition, with the chocolate amazingly left untouched for decades.

"The Terry's egg has an incredibly sad story about how it came to be in our collections - the short note which accompanied it simply says the boy who owned the egg had passed away.

"Unfortunately we aren't able to say who he was and where he lived and this information is probably lost forever."

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