Thursday, March 29, 2007
What is Easter without a chocolate bunny rabbit? Among a basket of jellybeans, chocolate eggs, and marshmallow chickens, only the chocolate rabbit stands alone. Towering over the other treats, the bunny surveys all he sees and decides he is the most worthy of being eaten. Rightly so, but all bunnies are not created equal. For a truly gourmet chocolate experience, you must go to the artisan chocolate maker. Here is a list of my favorite chocolate rabbits from world class chocolatiers.

1)Mr. Goodtimes Easter Bunny from Lake Champlain Chocolates

Mr. Goodtimes Bunny is 16 1/2 inches tall and weighs 3 pounds. Even though he's hollow, that's a lot of chocolate. This milk chocolate rabbit is hand-decorated with white and dark chocolate. Mr. Goodtimes is also the most expensive rabbit on the list with a price tag of $85. Lake Champlain also makes a Cruisin' Easter Bunny for only $20.

2)Exotic Rabbits from Vosges Chocolates

These cute little bunnies are only a fraction of the size of Mr. Goodtimes (4 inches high) and price ($9.50). At first glance, they may seem a little on the plain side but their secret is in the taste. These solid chocolate rabbits come in 4 exotic flavors: Red Fire Bunny is flavored with Mexican spices, Gianduja Bunny has hazelnuts and almonds, Black Pearl Bunny is Japanese with wasabi and ginger, and Naga Bunny has Indian flavors with curry and coconut.

3)The Famous Robert L. Strohecker Assorted Rabbit from Harbor Sweets

This deceptively plain looking rabbit is actually a map of delightful flavors. The ears contain toasted almonds, the head is almond butter crunch, the body contains caramel with pecans, and the base has toasted almonds. 5 ounces, $15.50 to $16.75, available in milk or dark chocolate.

4)Mr. Chocolate's Easter Bunny from Jacques Torres Chocolate

Here's a wonderful Easter rabbit from the master of chocolate, Jacques Torres. These hollow bunnies stand 10 inches tall and are available in milk or dark chocolate. $18.00

5)Standing Boy Bunny from Ghyslain Chocolates

This chocolate bunny is really a work of art. Beautifully hand-painted with a hazelnut acorn and chocolate squirrel, this sculpture stands 14 inches tall and weighs a hefty 24 ounces. Also available is the Sitting Girl Bunny, also hand-painted. $44.95

Check out my next 5 Chocoloate Bunnies For easter tomorrow


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