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A Louth man has kept an Easter egg in his fridge for 40 years because it was 'too nice' to eat

The definition of self-control.

MEET JOHN GARTLAND.

Source: RTÉ

John was on The Ray D’Arcy Show today, because he is in possession of what is believed to be the oldest Easter egg in Ireland.

Five year-old John was presented with a Trebor Kitty Cottage Easter egg from his cousins in 1976, which came with a toy kitten that was “lovely and done up in the box”.

It was so nice, in fact, that I couldn’t eat it at the time. I kept it in the fridge.”

Music to the HSE’s ears, insane sounding to the general public who have to eggs pried from their hands.

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The following year, John was a bit dodge about tucking into the egg (naturally), but still had no desire to get rid of it.

It came to the stage then when we thought it would be too good to throw it out.”

The egg has made it’s way through six fridges over 40 years, retaining it’s space on the top shelf at the back.

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Speaking to Ray on RTÉ Radio One, he said the egg doesn’t smell and that he has no intentions of ever eating it, which is fair enough.

The Easter egg came to light after LMFM sought to find out what the oldest item in their listeners’ fridges was. John’s egg could well be the oldest uneaten Easter egg in Ireland.

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