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Like Christmas and Valentine's Day, Easter will likely see you digging into your pockets to pay for all the extra chocolate and candy that comes with this holiday.
The average British will probably have stomach ache by next Monday after receiving £56 ($82) worth of chocolate and/or presents this coming weekend, according to a new poll, by Vouchercloud, a mobile voucher app.
This'll mean that British kids, on average, will eat 8,000 calories this weekend thanks to each parent will shell out an average of £25 ($37) per child, with relatives and friends contributing an extra £31 ($46), according to the same survey.
But not all Easter presents come in chocolate-coated shells. The poll which asked 2,118 UK parents online, found that whilst chocolate was the most popular gift being picked by 78 percent of respondents; money, 43 percent; toys, 36 percent; and other types of candy, 41 percent, came up as other attractive options.
Neil Mason, Head of Retail Research at Mintel, told CNBC that Easter is seen as "an opportunity for people to come together and celebrate a religious festival in the same way that people celebrate Christmas."
All this points to the Spring holiday becoming more and more commercialised, a view backed by a 2014 study by Mintel showing that 34 percent of UK consumers agreed with this belief.
Jack Skelly, food analyst at Euromonitor International added that Easter is one of the most competitive times for chocolate manufacturers, which "puts pressure on companies to create chocolate that stands out from the crowd. People are less put off spending money on more highly priced chocolate, which the more interesting and innovative products generally tend to be."
Being one of the biggest events for chocolate businesses, it isn't just the U.K. that splurges. In the U.S. the National Retail Federation's annual Easter spending survey shows that consumers are expected to spend up to $16.4 billion overall, compared to $15.9 billion in 2014.
On average, each U.S. citizen will fork out $140.62 during the Easter break with one of the most popular sectors being candy and chocolate goods.
However, in Australia, 10 percent of individuals are expected to spend a dramatic amount less, with more than 33 percent choosing to keep both their lips and wallets tight by not purchasing chocolate this holiday season, according to ME Bank's recent survey.
In 2014, IBISWorld estimated that Australian consumers would spend AUD $125.34 ($96) each, with a total of up to AUD $2.9 billion spent by the country during Easter.
Set menus at lavish restaurants tend to be more customary during other international holidays, however, some will leave their doors open this Easter break.
Louro, in New York city, will be serving throughout the weekend; from a seven course Passover menu ($55) with charred sardines and burnt honey ice cream, to Easter Sunday's brunch ($35) and dinner ($55), which comes with octopus Bolognese.
For others, chefs are taking the egg theme quite literally, with Le Vallauris Restaurant in Palm Springs, CA, and London's 'The Grill at The Dorchester' serving eggs on their menu (eggs benedict, soft-boiled egg).
For only £50 per person, decadent chocolate company, Hotel Chocolat, is extending their chocolate tasting experience on the London Eye this Easter weekend, so that Brits can savour chocolate truffles and sip Prosecco, all whilst viewing the goings on of the English capital.
But what about the luxury chocolate treats themselves?
Dubbed as the "world's most extravagant chocolate Easter bunny", the pastry chef, Martin Chiffers hand-carved a 38cm high chocolate bunny which is equipped with two diamond eyes and weighs a total of 5 kilograms. For those who have the money and the stomach, the bunny contains 584,000 calories for only $49,000.
In 2012, chocolatier William Curley, sold a 50kg egg made of Amadei chocolate for £7000 ($10,376) at auction; whilst jewellery brand, Shawish, revealed a chocolate egg in 2014, which had an 18-ct white gold pendant sealed inside, priced at $46,500, in Harrods, London.