Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Chocolate Bunnies

Maybe it's because they only come around once a year...

But we think that nothing compares to a good ol' chocolate bunny. They bring back all kinds of nostalgia – and they're delicious, too! 

Will you be munching on a chocolate bunny this Easter? Here are some sweet facts about everyone's favorite Easter treat! 🐰

When Was the First Chocolate Bunny Made?

The exact origins of the first chocolate bunny are a bit murky, but it's believed they emerged in Europe during the early 19th century. Chocolatiers began sculpting chocolate into bunny shapes, likely inspired by the symbolism of rabbits during Easter celebrations.

Why Bunnies for Easter?

Bunnies have long been associated with fertility and new life, making them a natural fit for Easter, a holiday that celebrates rebirth and renewal. Their prolific breeding habits also symbolize abundance and prosperity, further solidifying their place in Easter traditions.

How Many Chocolate Bunnies Are Made Every Year?

While precise figures vary, it's estimated that millions of chocolate bunnies are produced annually worldwide. With Easter being one of the biggest chocolate-selling holidays, chocolatiers ramp up production to meet the demand for these beloved treats.

Why Are Chocolate Bunnies Hollow?

Hollow chocolate bunnies are a practical choice for manufacturers, as they require less chocolate to produce while still providing a substantial treat for consumers. Plus, their hollow centers make them easier to break apart and share with family and friends.

How Are Chocolate Bunnies Made?

Chocolate bunnies are typically made through a process called molding, where melted chocolate is poured into bunny-shaped molds and allowed to cool and solidify. Once set, the chocolate bunnies are carefully removed from the molds and may undergo additional decoration or packaging before being sold.

What Is the Most Popular Kind of Chocolate Bunny?

Among the myriad varieties available, solid milk chocolate bunnies reign supreme as the most popular choice among consumers. Their smooth, creamy texture and rich cocoa flavor make them an irresistible Easter indulgence for chocolate lovers of all ages.

How Big Was the Biggest Chocolate Bunny?

The title for the largest chocolate bunny ever made goes to a towering confection created in Brazil in 2017. This mammoth bunny stood at an impressive 4.72 meters (15 feet 6 inches) tall and weighed a staggering 4,000 kilograms (8,818 pounds).

Other Fun Bunny Facts

  • The tradition of the Easter bunny hiding eggs dates back to 18th-century Germany!
  • And while chocolate bunnies are a staple of Easter celebrations in many parts of the world, in Australia, the Easter Bilby—a native marsupial—is often celebrated instead to raise awareness about conservation efforts.
  • 89% of Americans think chocolate bunnies should be eaten ears first. 5% prefer to begin with the tail! What do you think? 

1 comment

  • Shanna L Dye

    I don’t have a preference as to what end I eat first, as long as it’s a chocolate bunny, I’m good!