Ears or Feet? Who Gets the First Bite?
Everyone seems to be talking about spring lately. The flowers are budding and it no longer gets dark at 4pm, that’s for sure. However, I’m not so convinced that spring is really just around the corner. People aren’t quite ready to walk outside without their scarf and hat on here in Zürich. It’s been awfully cold, and this past weekend – I wasn’t exactly flower picking. I was on snow-shoes, trailing down a mountain!
Whether spring will be upon us soon is up for discussion. But one thing is for sure: Easter is almost here. It’s difficult to pass a bakery or chocolate shop without admiring its window overflowing with all sorts of chocolate eggs, milk and dark chocolate bunnies in all sorts of outfits, some even on motorcycles, others with funny hats and accessories – the bunnies are really diversifying here. Department stores have almost entire floors devoted to Easter, decorations and egg-related everything. It’s really quite fun. One of them has a cart of different colored chocolate eggs from Cailler: you grab a bag and make your own assortment. Kind of like jelly bean dispensers.
As you’ll see in the photos below, it’s all about bunnies here. Apparently in France, bunnies don’t take center stage though. The stars there are hens and bells, as my French husband tells me. I am curious what the traditions are around the world. I am guessing chocolate is a common theme, but the molds are of different animals. Let us know what you have wherever you may be.
Here is a selection of Easter treats that I’ve seen around Zürich. You’ll see below the chocolate creativity at Zürich’s Confiserie Honold, Truffe, Jelmoli, Coop and Vollenweider Chocolatier Confiseur.
Now for the real fun stuff! I recently received a care package from across the Atlantic Ocean with plenty of fun Easter goodies. The classic candies I remember eating as a child in New York – Cadbury eggs, marshmallow Peeps and assorted chocolates. Are these the treats of your childhood too? One thing I’m enjoying right now, which I definitely did not have as a child are Fritz Knipschildt’s white and dark chocolate “quail eggs” that even come in a egg carton. Let the young ones enjoy their colorful paper wrapped sweets, this is a treat I recommend for the adults!
Wishing all those who celebrate, a happy and sweet Easter to come. Don’t forget to tell us what you hope to have in your Easter basket this year!