US expat in shock over ‘very normal’ Australian Easter tradition: ‘What’s going on I’m so confused’
- Tate Wayne is confused about her chocolate eggs
- In the United States, she says, eggs are plastic and full of gifts
- It can be filled with cash, gifts and lollipops
A California woman is left stumped after realizing that Australian Easter eggs are very different from the eggs served in America.
Tate Waynne said she was “shaken” after learning Australian eggs are made from chocolate, not plastic toys filled with sugary candy.
She explained that one of her boyfriend’s friends was having an Easter egg exchange and asked her to get an egg.
It confused her because the plastic eggs filled with candy are “small” and don’t seem like enough fun.
“I asked why we only bring one, these things are kind of small,” she said.
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Tate Waynne says she’s ‘shocked’ after learning Australian eggs are made of chocolate, not plastic toys filled with sugary candy
“I’ve never seen a man so confused.”
She sent a picture of the colorful little plastic eggs she used to have at home – which made her partner laugh and explain that Australian eggs are a little different.
“You guys are just out there exchanging big chocolate eggs, I’ve never heard of that,” she said.
Like every one is chocolate. I love chocolate, don’t get me wrong, I’m not upset, it’s just a weird cultural difference,” she said.
Her video shocked thousands of people, leaving her followers divided on what they thought was normal.
Australians seemed surprised at the idea of plastic eggs.
She never thought of having another type of Easter egg before she came to Australia
She said that American Easter eggs look like this – and they can be filled with lollipops, money and toys
“What do you mean, does that mean you never did an Easter egg hunt?” one asked.
Tate quickly responds, explaining that Easter egg hunts have been “massive” in the United States, but kids are searching for plastic eggs—hoping to find good candy, gifts, and money hidden inside.
Oh my God, you missed it. Easter chocolate tastes different. its the best! said a woman.
She went on to explain that they had little chocolate eggs in the house.
“It is usually placed or embedded in the plastic,” she said.
She was baffled by the idea of big chocolate eggs – but others chimed in to say they’re popular across Europe and New Zealand too
Europeans and people from New Zealand commented that they also had giant chocolate eggs.
Someone said: “Only America is different.”
Her American fans were fascinated.
One said, “I love the idea of chocolate eggs, they look delicious.”
Others wondered how I got to the week before Easter without realizing that eggs are different.
“Haven’t you seen them collecting on supermarket shelves since Boxing Day?” a woman asked.