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9 examples of incredible Easter eggs

From large chocolate eggs to hand-painted works of art, our slideshow features some of the most incredible Easter eggs you’re likely to see this year. How did your Easter treats measure up?

EASTER EGGS COME in many shapes and forms – they are not just the foil-wrapped ones you find on supermarket shelves.

By now you’ve probably devoured some – or all – of yours, so we have lined up some of the world’s most incredible Easter eggs for you to feast your eyes on.

From large chocolate eggs to hand-painted works of art, they’re all rather tasty.

Don’t worry if you’re a fan of savoury rather than sweet food, because there’s even one very special egg in here for you…

9 examples of incredible Easter eggs
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  • Nom nom

    Chocolatiers work on the hand-crafted chocolate Easter eggs and rabbits at Betty's in Harrogate. How did your eggs measure up these? (John Giles/PA Wire)
  • Germany Easter Egg Tree

    An Easter egg tree has to be the stuff of dreams, although these aren't made out of chocolate. Christa and Volker Kraft decorated their garden in Saalfeld, Germany, with 9,800 Easter eggs strung on trees. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
  • Have a cheesy Easter

    Not a fan of chocolate? Then you would have loved this cheese egg. Pictured are 13-year-old Rudi Jurkschat (left) and his 11-year-old sister Natasha next to a giant Cathedral City 'Cheester Chegg', as Cathedral City announced a campaign to get 'Cheester Cheggs' (cheese Easter eggs) in store for Easter 2011. (Geoff Caddick/PA Wire)
  • Egg-static celebrities

    American artist John Lamouranne - known as The Egg Man - turns eggs into famous personalities, from Michael Jackson the Jay Z, to... Yoda. How feel you about this? (Jeff Moore/Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment)
  • Ukraine Religious Art

    An image of the Holy Mother made of Easter eggs in the St Sophia Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine in 2010. About 15 thousand eggs hand-painted in traditional Ukrainian style were used by Ukrainian artist Oksana Mas during creation of the composition. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
  • Yum!

    Delicious large Easter eggs on display in a shop window in Venice, Italy. (Rowan Miles/EMPICS Entertainment)
  • Intricate eggs

    Marija Jozanov paints incredibly Orthodox icons on ostrich eggs, as she decorates them for Easter in Novi Sad, 80 km north of Belgrade. Orthodox Serbs celebrate Easter according to Julian calendar. (AP Photo/Srdjan Ilic)
  • Beatle eggs

    The Beatles provided inspiration for Church of England Children's Society orphans as they painted mop-topped Easter eggs at London's Scala Theatre in England on March 25, 1964 (AP Photo/P.)
  • Chocolate Fabergé egg

    Talk about the ultimate in luxury - a chocolate egg based on the famous Imperial Napoleonic Faberge egg, made by the Grosvenor Hotel's pastry chef Beate Woellstein. (Ian Nicholson/PA Wire)

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