As seen on T.V. – Easter Eggs
We appreciate a good Easter egg here at team TreatGlobe, both in physical form and featured in pop culture. It's so much fun rewatching an old movie or video clip and spotting something in the background that you may not have noticed before.
Not following us? Let us explain
The Easter egg
To put it simply, an Easter egg is a hidden joke or reference that is cunningly hidden in media such as movies or video games. As you have to spot them, this is where the term 'Easter egg' comes from, as they are known for being hunted.
Just for fun
On the topic of Easter eggs and for a fun little challenge, we decided to look back at popular movies that we remember (or films as us Brits call them) to see what confectionery pops up in the background. Read on to see what we found.
The Nutty Professor (1996)
We're big fans of Eddie Murphy and love watching The Nutty Professor films every now and then. A famous scene that came to mind for us was when Sherman went into his secret stash of goodies in his classroom drawer. Lots of candy and chocolate featured in this scene, but the Snickers bar was the prominent standout. It is such a classic scene and a feel-good, relatable moment.. fess up! Who else has a secret stash hidden?
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
We couldn't mention sweet treats and Easter eggs in movies without referencing Wreck-It Ralph! Many scenes and characters in the movie feature confectionery animated perfectly by Disney, but The Laffy Taffy vines singing scene does make us chuckle.
The Goonies (1985)
Throwing it back to one of the most recognisable Easter eggs in a movie would have to be from the Goonies. The famous scene features a Baby Ruth bar that is a chocolate bar filled with nougat, caramel and peanuts. Such a classic and so memorable!
The Parent Trap (1998)
I've lost count of how many times I've watched the Parent Trap growing up in the '90s. Many of us love the scene where Hallie and Allie bond over a pack of Oreos (strangely dipped in peanut butter). It's a fantastic nod to the brand and a feel-good moment for sure.
Who remembers when 'Girl Power' dominated the 90's and the Spice Girls were everywhere? A memorable scene from Spiceworld features Baby Spice eating a Chupa Chups lollipop whilst sitting on a swing on the Spice Girls tour bus. Although the lollipop often appears in the movie and is a trademark for Emma, this scene stands out the most.
The brand also produced Spice Girls limited-edition sweets in support of the movie that you can still get your hands on today via eBay for hefty prices!
Who remembers when Reese's pieces were used to lure E.T. out of hiding in the classic 1982 movie? This was an easy Easter egg to spot and an 'in your face' bit of product placement. Here a couple of fun facts for you:
- Did you know that M&M's were initially scripted to be in the film, but the company turned down the offer which eventually went to Hershey's Reeses.
- A few weeks following the movie's release, Reese's sales went up hugely, estimated at around 85%!
- Before the movie, Reeses were not hugely known in the candy market, so the feature in E.T. unquestionably benefited them.
Do you know any fun facts of your own that feature snack related Easter eggs in movies? Maybe you have a list of your own? Let us know your favourite?Michelle