Sunday, April 8, 2012

Chocolate Bytes: Why are Chocolate Easter Bunnies Hollow?

Why are Chocolate Easter Bunnies Hollow? The answer to this question is explored in the Smithsonian blog.

The experience inspires a host of sermons and metaphors about how life is full of disappointments, why you shouldn’t judge by appearances, and so on. Chocolate bunnies can be, as this New York Times article puts it, “the child’s first taste of deception.”

Are candy makers conspiring to teach us a lesson?

Of course not. The answer is simple, according to one chocolate maker: hollow bunnies are easier to eat.

“If you had a larger-size bunny and it was solid chocolate, it would be like a brick; you’d be breaking teeth,” says Mark Schlott, vice-president of operations at R.M. Palmer in Reading, Pennsylvania, one of the first and largest manufacturers of hollow chocolate bunnies.

Read the rest of the article HERE. Fascinating!


Bobbi Mumm said...

I'm glad they're hollow. I've gnawed away at solid ones before and they're not nearly as pleasurable. Did you get a bunny today, Janet?

Christine said...

We still feel jipped!! Where is the Chocolate!!