Chocolate lovers around the world will be tucking into goodies made by Fakenham’s Kinnerton factory which has this year produced around 16 million Easter eggs.
Kinnerton, which employs approximately 700 people at its Oxborough Lane plant, is the UK’s largest producer of licenced confectionery. Its Easter eggs are mainly destined for markets in the UK and Australia, but some are also distributed in Europe.
There is a wide range of products to please chocolate fans of all ages, but this year one of the most popular has been the design based on the colourful DreamWorks Production, Trolls.
Rachel Wyatt, Kinnerton brands director, said: “Trolls is proving very popular amongst older girls, whereas young boys love Paw Patrol and Hot Wheels and everyone loves Peppa Pig and Thomas the Tank Engine. The range has something for everyone.”
Other popular themes in the Easter collection include Transformers, My Little Pony, The Simpsons, Pokemon, Crayola and Me to You.
This is the second year that Kinnerton has been working with Help for Heroes and is backing a campaign to raise at least £20,000 for the charity. Its Help for Heroes range includes a milk chocolate premium egg and egg cups with chocolate eggs. Kinnerton is making a financial contribution to the charity as well as raising awareness with shoppers and consumers.
Apart from Easter eggs, Kinnerton also makes numerous other chocolate products, including advent calendars, chocolate bars and lollipops.
Kinnerton has pledged that all cocoa it uses is sustainably sourced.