Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Chocolate Bunny

Childhood memories of Easter are vivid in color, aromas and feelings.
I loved the Easter lilies in the church, the ladies' Easter bonnets (which soon went out of style in my life time), the triumphant hymns. Then there were all the colored eggs of all sizes - from regular eggs that were painted to the little foil wrapped chocolate ones.

I don't know why, I've never figured out what it is in me, but the thing I remember most and appreciated the most, was the Chocolate Bunny. I remember receiving one every Easter for years and I remember feeling the same way about it every time.

The bunny would come in one of those display boxes and I never wanted to open it. As a kid, I was amazed by the 'art work', the wonder of 'how this could be made' and I could see a 'personality' in its face - even though I was fully aware that it was only chocolate:)

I remember the struggle - I wanted to eat it because it was always the most delicious chocolate of the year, at least to me, but I also wanted to save it - savor the moment, savor the wonder. Almost always, my desire to save it won out, at least for a while, and the bunny would sit on my dresser for weeks before I would sit down and open it up. I would run my fingers over all the ridges and curves, and then, take that first bite. My, oh my! how sweet it was...

12 comments:

Lynne said...

Like many things in life, I'll bet it was made all the sweeter by waiting.
I hope you have a Blessed and Holy Easter.

Diane said...

I think you may be right, Lynne :) You have s blessed Easter as well!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Precious memories.Did you eat the ears first?I know I always did,and oh how delightful they tasted. Blessings,Ruth

Diane said...

Yes, Ruth, I did eat the ears first :) and Mommy usually got us the hollow bunnies which were of the creamiest chocolate. I wonder if they make them the same these days?

ivars krafts said...

Thank you for the memories. The chocolate bunnies and easter eggs filled with scrumptious cremes were around when I was a child -- much before your time. We've got some of the same for the grandkids tomorrow -- and I'm sure they will react in the same way as you & I did. It is good that some things remain the same.
Have a Happy Easter!

Diane said...

Happy Easter to you too, Ivars and Enjoy your family :)

Kallen305 said...

I loved the chocolate bunnies too. In fact, I still do to this day. Happy Easter Diane.

Jayne said...

And wasn't it always a struggle to decide if you should start nibbling on an ear, or try and go from the bottom up and save the face as long as possible? :c)

A happy and blessed Easter to you and yours Diane.

Richard said...

For me it was the yellow marshmellow chickens. Could and still can't get enough of them.

Blessings and Happy Easter.

Diane said...

Happy Easter Jayne and Kallen! I think we could have had quite an Easter party if we'd all known each other back then :)

Diane said...

Happy Easter Richard, my kids loved the marshmellow chickens - I used to put them on their birthday cakes when they were younger --

Katherine said...

I love the chocolate Easter bunnies, too--I put one in each child's basket every year!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!
:)Kat