Why do we eat chocolate eggs at Easter ?
It all starts with an egg…
In ancient times, spring was the symbol of renewal and rebirth, and it was traditional to give hen’s eggs to bring good luck throughout the year.
In the Christian religion, Easter celebrations commemorate the resurrection of Christ and Easter Sunday marks the end of fasting and therefore the end of privation. Christians used to offer each other the chicken eggs that had accumulated during the 40 days of Lent.
But it was not until the 19th century that chocolate eggs began to make their appearance. At the beginning, it was only hen’s eggs that were emptied and filled with chocolate, but with the invention of moulds, the eggs were quickly made entirely of chocolate and little by little, other shapes appeared, fish, bells, hens, today chocolate makers have a field day, as much in their creation, as in the design !