Here at Lake Champlain Chocolates, we know the Easter Bunny has many personalities. Everyone recognizes that big, white bunny that sneaks around hiding eggs – but why? And how?
It all started way back in the 13th Century in Germany, when people celebrated the beginning of spring by honoring the goddess Eostra. Eostra symbolized fertility, and soon became associated with rabbits (who are known for being very fertile). The first Easter Bunny legend, though, wasn’t published until 1680. The tale about a rabbit carrying around eggs and hiding them in gardens really took off when it was brought to the United States in the 1700s, and the tradition of making nests (or baskets) for the rabbit to hide the eggs in became very popular, leading to the Easter traditions that we’re familiar with today!
At LCC, we have lots of different chocolate bunnies to help you hide eggs in the garden (or around the house) – and each one has a different way of doing it. If you believe that bunnies can deliver eggs, why not on a motorcycle? Or in a hot rod? Or on a tractor?
The Gardening Bunny likes to take her time and find all of the best egg-hiding spots among the tulips and daffodils.
Mr. Goodtime Bunny spends his morning searching for the biggest hiding spot (for his really big egg!).
Tractor Bunny doesn’t mind put-put-putting along slowly through the fields – he’s just excited that it’s springtime.
Crusin’ and Cycle Bunny go as quickly as they can and race to hide the most eggs.
No matter which bunny fits your style (and your imagination), they’re all delicious and they’re all available at our retail stores! In fact, Gardening Bunny, Tractor Bunny, and Cycle Bunny are ONLY available in our retail stores. Stop by and pick out your perfect bunny, and let our staff give you their hints for the perfect egg-hiding spot!