It’s Easter! Chocolate anyone?

French Easter Chocolate

Clipboard25More chocolate gets consumed in France on Easter Sunday than on any other day of the year – over 15 thousand tons of chocolate deliciousness.  The French yearly chocolate tally adds up to about 9.3lbs of chocolate per person per year, just a little below the American average of 9.5lbs per person.  That surprised me, considering the French’s national obsession with Pain au chocolate and Nutella!

«The worldwide consumption of chocolate every year is estimated to be at least 7.2 million metric tons.»

The Specialty Easter Chocolates available in France are simply stunning.  If you are not familiar with the offerings, take a peek at this years collection:

«89% of People Say Chocolate Rabbits Should Be Eaten Ears-First.»

If the above has you salivating, here are links to a few of the best chocolatiers.  Some even ship out of the country!

«81% of parents admitted to stealing candy from their kids’ Easter egg baskets.»

The truth of the matter is, most of the Easter Chocolate is of rather low quality and purchased at the grocery store just like in the States.  But then, does your 3-year-old really know or care???  If they do, tell them to take the issue up with the Easter Bunny (or Bell)!

Did you know…

«22% of all chocolate consumed between 8pm and midnight.»

Obviously as you can see from above, you will not find the same types of Easter Candy that is available in the States.  Personally, I don’t think that is such a bad thing as I really don’t care much for jelly beans, chalky malted eggs, Reeses peanut butter eggs, Cadbury mini eggs, or Peeps (unless toasted over the fire pit to a golden sugar-coated crunch over melted marshmallow), .

Don’t expect to find egg dyeing kits either — dyeing eggs isn’t really popular.

The Science of Chocolate –

Something to always keep in mind…

«20 grams of chocolate per day is the perfect recipe for well-being.»

For a little more Easter fun, check out my post from last year “The peculiarities of Easter in France…“.  You might also enjoy reading another perspective in “Easter’s Traditions in France“.

Happy Travels,
-Girl Gone Gallic

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