Woman keeps Easter egg for 62 years and pays £80 a month to stop it melting

A woman has kept an Easter egg unopened for 62 years, paying £80 a month to keep it from melting.

Hillion Fern, 75, was 13 years old when her father gifted her an Easter egg that was decorated with yellow icing in the shape of daffodils and contains a bag of toffees and chocolates.

Young Hillion thought it was "too pretty to eat", so controversially she decided to leave it unopened for the next six decades, the Daily Mirror reports.

The self-confessed chocoholic now spends £80-a-month on a cool storage container to keep the chocolate from melting in mint condition.

Hillion, a retired wildlife trust worker says she still remembers the day she was given the egg in 1960 and she plans to keep it for the rest of her life.

The egg is stored in Warwickshire, despite her no longer living in the area.

Hillion, who has two grown-up children, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild, said: "I still remember the day I was given it. It was simply too pretty that I didn't want to eat it.

"I thought to myself, 'I'll keep it until Whitsun' but I then never ate it, so then I thought, 'Oh, I will keep it until Christmas' and then Christmas came and went.

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"It became a bit of a challenge after that to see how long I could hold out."

She continued: "I am quite impressed with my willpower because I have always loved chocolate.

"There was something special about the egg I wanted to keep and after a while it became too precious to eat.

"I'm sure it's a world-beater. I've heard of old Easter eggs before but never unwrapped. I'm confident this is a record.

"To protect the egg from melting I paid for it go into storage. It might seem silly but I want to make sure it remains in perfect condition.

"It's in Warwickshire but I have moved to be nearer my daughter in Wales but when I did live nearby I would actually go and visit it occasionally.

"The sugar daffodils used to be bright yellow but now they are turning a bit brown but the egg is still intact and all of the chocolates and toffees are still inside.

"I couldn't eat it now, even if I wanted to, but it has just become part of the family now and I will keep it forever."

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