American expat in shock over ‘very normal’ Australian Easter tradition: ‘What is going on I’m so confused’
- Tate Waynne confused over chocolate eggs
- She says eggs in the US are plastic, filled with gifts
- They can be stuffed with cash, presents, lollies
A Californian woman has been left confused after realised Australian Easter eggs are very different to those served up in America.
Tate Waynne said she was ‘shook’ after learning Australian eggs are made out of chocolate, not plastic toys filled with sugary treats.
She explained one of her boyfriend’s friends is having an Easter egg exchange and asked her to bring an egg.
This confused her as the plastic eggs filled with candy are ‘tiny’ and it didn’t seem like enough for a fun exchange.
‘I asked why are we only bringing one, those things are kind of small,’ she said.
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Tate Waynne said she was ‘shook’ after learning Australian eggs are made out of chocolate, not plastic toys filled with sugary treats
‘I have never seen the man so confused.’
She sent a photo of the tiny, colourful plastic eggs she is used to at home – making her partner laugh and explain Australian eggs are a little different.
‘You guys are just out here exchanging big chocolate eggs, I have never heard of that,’ she said.
‘Like every single one is chocolate. Love chocolate, don’t get me wrong I am not upset, it is just a weird cultural difference,’ she said.
Her video shocked thousands of people, leaving her followers divided over what they thought to be normal.
Australians appeared amazed by the idea of plastic eggs.
She never considered there could be another kind of Easter egg before coming to Australia
She said US Easter eggs look like this – and can be filled with lollies, cash and toys
‘What do you mean, does that mean you have never done an Easter egg hunt?’ one asked.
Tate responded quickly, explaining Easter egg hunts were ‘huge’ in the US but that children search for the plastic eggs – hoping to find good lollies, presents and cash stashed inside.
‘OMG, you are missing out. Easter chocolate tastes different. It is the best!’ one woman said.
She went on to clarify they do have the small chocolate eggs at home.
‘They are usually just set out or included in the plastic ones,’ she said.
The idea of large eggs made from chocolate confused her – however others chimed in to say they are common across Europe and New Zealand too
Europeans and people from New Zealand commented to explain they also have giant chocolate eggs.
‘It is just America that is different,’ one person said.
Her American fans were intrigued.
‘I love the idea of chocolate eggs, sounds delicious,’ one said.
Others wondered how she made it to the week before Easter without realising the eggs are different.
‘Have you not seen them collecting on the supermarket shelves since Boxing Day?’ one woman asked.