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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Easter Bunny

Originating among German Lutherans, the 'Easter Hare' originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behavior at the start of the season of Eastertide.

In the 1700s German immigrants brought stories to the United States about “Osterhase,” an early Easter Bunny, who brought baskets filled with colored eggs, candy and toys to the homes of good children on the night before Easter.

Chocolate Easter bunnies became popular in the 1890s. Sales started to take off after a Pennsylvania man named Robert L. Strohecker featured a 5-foot-tall chocolate rabbit in his drugstore as an Easter promotion.

About 90 million chocolate bunnies are made during Easter time every year.

76 percent of chocolate bunny eaters go for the ears first, according to a survey by the National Confectioners Association.

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