If you're thinking about giving somebody a live bunny (of the non-Playboy kind) for Easter, consider the Make Mine Chocolate
campaign which aims to stop the dumping of unwanted pets. It encourages the purchase of chocolate or stuffed toy rabbits, and has an array of products on its site like ceramic rabbit pins
. I much prefer this campaign to the Make Mine Dead campaign that is being spearheaded by Jennifer Lopez:
When it comes to Easter chocolates, I don't just limit myself to the rabbits. I like to keep an open mind. Frankly I'm partial to a bit of chocolate Jesus because when you're talking about Easter, the man of the hour is really Jesus Christ, and not just for his ability to turn water into wine. I have seen the Chocolate Jesus and Mary molds
been gleefully passed around the internet like pictures of Jessica Alba
. However I have to say that in practice making these things require the tricky skills of the devil.
Some people prefer their chocolate Jesus on a stick as it keeps their hands Pontius Pilate clean, in which case the Jesus the Lollipop
is ideal. But what about the Apostles, you cry. Surely there is room for them in the wide brown land of confectionery. Why yes there is. There's room for everyone on the same chocolate bar
burnished with edible gold.
Even if Easter has no religious significance to you, that's no reason to deny yourself the delights of chocolate. In fact, there is NEVER any good reason, unless you are a dog, to deny yourself these pleasures. Chocolate is so versatile nowadays that it's become multi-denominational. Pick a deity
, any deity. Their holinesses all look delicious. Especially Buddha. Happy solid dark chocolate laughing Buddha. Mmmm Buddha.