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Chocolate Hoax

When I was a kid Easter was ALL about chocolate. Bunnies, eggs, baskets, you name it.

Italians give out these massive chocolate eggs (and I use the term “chocolate” loosely in this case), with a giant toy inside. I swear my mom, err, the Easter Bunny gave me those so He could use the “chocolate” for baking. Lord knows that’s all it was good for.  Nevertheless, the anticipation of what He would bring was still tons of fun.

I remember the disappointment I felt when I learned that He wasn’t real – and for that matter, that the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus were giant hoaxes as well. Way to prepare your kids for future disappointment. But I digress.

So now that Easter is upon us once again, despite the passage of time, my mind automatically turns to chocolate. I just can’t help it. There are Cadbury eggs with my name on ‘em. I know how I’ll be spending my weekend. Hope the Bunny is good to you too.


  1. My gosh! This blog is the catalyst for a million children to find out the truth about every single holiday in one shot! Nooo.

    1. You're right. I'll put a disclaimer upfront asking those under the age of 6 to stop reading ;) Would NOT want them to find out this way.

  2. Har! In my house that "chocolate" isn't even good enough for baking, for some reason though my mother still gets me those little eggs, and the balls at christmas, I never know what to do with it. Happy Easter!

    1. I totally forgot about those Easter and Christmas chocolate balls of wax. Hey, when you're desperate they don't taste so bad.


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