Even according to some pagan and mythological beliefs, the sky and the planet were both hemispheres who were going to form a single egg, while the Egyptians believed that the egg was the pivot of the universe out of the four elements (water, air, earth and fire). The tradition of the classic chocolate egg is recent, but the gift of real eggs, decorated with all kinds of designs or dedications, is related to the Passover feast celebrated ever since the Middle Ages.
Some documentation that dates back to the ancient Persians, argues that in the early Spring, the Persians used to gift chicken eggs (sometimes decorated by hand) representing the rebirth and, later, in the Christian era, the resurrection. Since the twentieth century, the chocolate egg has become widespread all over the Italian territory. Until a few years ago, the preparation of chocolate eggs was strictly the responsibility of experienced chocolatier craftsmen. Today, due to greater demand from consumers, the production is entrusted to large Italian industries, which putt a small gift inside very large chocolate eggs, and often has specifically themed wrapping, featuring something such as a movie, a cartoon or a football team. Before, the eggs were only made with milk chocolate or dark chocolate, now you can find all kinds of variations and flavors including: chili peppers, with hazelnut, fruit-flavored, soy, and many other variations, so as to meet the tastes of all.