Easter is one time of the year when the market is full of beautiful designer chocolates. Almost everyone buys chocolates on this occasion. Especially bunnies and chocolate eggs can be seen everywhere. Whichever shop you might arrive, Easter chocolates will surely catch your attention. In the earlier times that can be referred to as the pre – Christian pagan times, chocolate was associated with Easter. It was considered as a symbol of new life and fertility. People celebrated spring season worshipping the Goddess Eostre. The name of the festival Easter was based on the name of the Goddess. This celebration is celebrated every year, even today.
The National Confectioner’s Association stated that the first ever bunny chocolates were manufactured by the company Whitman’s chocolates. Those American manufacturers did it in the year 1842. However, until the 20th century, the bunny mold chocolates did not become that popular. It was only in 1916 when Bortz chocolate factory started manufacturing chocolate bunnies. They produced the creamy confection of bunny chocolates. Over the next many years, every chocolate manufacturer started manufacturing their own version of a chocolate bunny. The present statistics say that today over 90 million chocolate bunnies are produced every year. Godiva Canada produces wonderful chocolate bunnies for Easter.
There are quite a few small chocolate shops even today that make their chocolate bunnies by hand. The evolution over the years has been tremendous. Today, there are endless varieties of chocolate bunnies available in the market. There are chocolate bunnies filled with jelly beans, cookies, etc. There are lot many experiments done with these chocolate bunnies. You can find amazing varieties of chocolate bunnies and all at a considerably affordable price. There are many varieties actually, from which you can select. At the end of the day, plain milk chocolate bunnies are the most commonly bought ones.
Even the method of biting into a chocolate bunny has become tremendously popular. It is more like a tradition now, the way people bite on their chocolate bunnies. Nearly 75% of Americans start with the ears first. Regardless of the way you plan to first bite your chocolate bunny, they have surely become the sweetest part of Easter. Every year in Spring people tend to buy as many chocolate bunnies as possible. It is a delight to every child. Among all the Easter specific items, chocolate bunnies are the most demanded ones. The second most popular product is the Easter egg.
Chocolate Easter eggs are also deeply associated with Easter. It celebrates the death and resurrection of Christ. In the earlier times, Easter eggs were duck or hen eggs. People used to decorate them at home using vegetable colors and charcoal. People often decorate it with flowers. Today, decorated eggs are already available in the market. The decoration style has changed a lot over the years. Chocolate eggs are produced using milk, white and dark chocolate. They are available in both, hollow as well as solid version. These two products are widely available everywhere.