Chocolate Easter Eggs - please tell me you do

So I’ve just read something in the twittersphere about Americans not eating chocolate eggs on Easter Sunday. This can’t be so, can it?

Might be a joking reference to compound chocolate that the cheap eggs/bunnies are made from.

The amount of Easter themed candy in US stores this time of year is absurd. Chocolate eggs are definitely included. There is no reason they would be avoided on Easter Sunday that I know of.

“Eating chocolate eggs on Easter Sunday” is not itself a ‘thing’ any more than “Eating Marshmallow Peeps” is a ‘thing’ though.

But it’s kids are hunting for chocolate eggs Easter morning, or being given a basket with chocolate eggs in it, I’m guessing that a lot of those kids are also eating chocolate eggs.

In the UK, there are whole supermarket aisles of them from December 26th…

What exactly did the Tweet say?

I always had the impression that Cadbury Creme Eggs in particular were much, much more popular in England than in North America, but I’m not sure where I got that idea from.

That is likely true. We have them in NH but they can be a little hard to find. We also don’t have Kinder Eggs.

I don’t know if I’m looking at the right tweets, but they seem to be referring to giant chocolate easter eggs. Americans tend to have giant chocolate bunnies instead and small Easter Eggs.

Cadbury Creme eggs are readily available too but will put you in a sugar coma.

The sad, plastic Americanized Kinder eggs are readily available as well.

When I was a kid, my mother bought small chocolate eggs, and hollow plastic eggs that were slightly larger than what hens lay. She put a few chocolate eggs in each colorful plastic egg, and hid the plastic eggs around the house for the kids to search for.

Why yes, I grew up Jewish. There’s nothing religious about looking for chocolate eggs, is there?

(related: the prize for finding the afikomen in my household is usually a chocolate easter bunny. They are fun, and widely available at this time of year.)

Not in my opinion, no. But I’m a bit surprised it’s not treated like Christmas traditions by Jewish people. But delving into why would probably be another thread.

Define chocolate Easter eggs. We’ve got Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, Cadbury Creme Eggs, Mini Cadbury Eggs (no cream), foil-wrapped Hershey’s eggs, Russel Stover eggs with various fillings, Snicker’s eggs, malted robin’s eggs.

Are you talking some kind of hollow chocolate eggs like a Cadbury Creme with no goo inside? If so, then no we don’t really do those as we have dozens of other types of treats with which to praise the Lord.

Oh, I’m sure it is. My family was pro-holiday, and we celebrated lots of things that other Jews didn’t. Most years we exchanged gifts on Christmas. We drew the line at stuff we felt was religious, but engaged in lots of festivities.

As a Jew who bucked the general rules in that way, I’m actually pretty sensitive to them. I just don’t follow them.

When I was growing up (in Canada), we would usually get a large hollow chocolate egg with a packet of candies inside (e.g. M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces). I think those are less popular now.

I plan to.

Well, there’s your problem.


Everything I know of Britain comes from Harry Potter. :wink:

“Hedwig didn’t return until the end of the Easter holidays. Percy’s letter was enclosed in a package of Easter eggs that Mrs. Weasley had sent. Both Harry’s and Ron’s were the size of dragon eggs, and full of home-made toffee. Hermione’s, however, was smaller than a chicken’s egg. Her face fell when she saw it.”

‘It’s Easter eggs from Mum,’ said Ginny. There’s one for you… there you go.’
She handed him a handsome chocolate egg decorated with small, iced Snitches and, according to the packaging, containing a bag of Fizzing Whizzbees. Harry looked at it for a moment, then, to his horror, felt a lump rise in his throat.
‘Are you OK, Harry?’ Ginny asked quietly.
‘Yeah, I’m fine,’ said Harry gruffly. The lump in his throat was painful. He did not understand why an Easter egg should have made him feel like this.

Also, any giant egg containing non-food (like a plastic bag of other candy) is going to run into the same American food regulation laws that Kinder eggs run into. Can’t have any non-food packaged inside of food.

We traveled to France over the last few years in the period prior to Easter. Let me just say that in the US we do not have anything remotely resembling the all out chocolate bunny/egg options and displays that you see in every candy stores in every town square. Sure, in the US the grocery stores and Target/Wal-Mart have aisles full of name brand Easter candy, but it’s not the high-end type of stuff you see across the pond.

I think if it’s too large to choke on, you can. I don’t know what is legally “too large”, but I think that’s a thing.