Never be more than 12 steps away from chocolate!
Terry Moore gets credit for that very accurate description; all I do is live by it every day.
Since following Mom's lead regarding the ice pictures yesterday turned out pretty well, I figured it behooved me to follow her advice again today. So I headed down to the Village Peddler to check out their Easter rabbits:
Of course, when you walk in the door attention must be paid to Cocoa, created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the teddy bear. Cocoa is 5' 8" from the tips of his ears to his feet, and though he's hollow he still weighs in at 100 lbs:
The assortment of chocolate bunnies (technically animals, as I saw a chick, a pig, and a squirrel in there as well) is absolutely incredible. There are bunnies filled with jelly beans, candy, and even toys:
You've also got the traditional solid chocolate and hollow chocolate bunnies:
And if that wasn't enough, there's the Patches Clan. The shell of each one is made from a blend of milk, dark, and white chocolate, with various fillings inside the different shapes—caramel, coconut, hazelnut, and peanut butter were among the options I saw.
A more traditionally decorated chocolate Easter egg:
A look at the whole shop:
But wait—there's more! I also spotted marshmallow eggs:
And lots of varieties of chocolate on a stick:
Chocolate-dipped Peeps on a stick. Genius:
Finally, because I am a dedicated blogger and chronicler I brought home Carmelitta, a member of the Patches family, so I could photograph at least one of these treats without any cellophane in the way. No need to thank me for my diligence—sometimes, such sacrifices must be made: