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Why Chocolate Easter Bunnies Are Hollow, And Other Easter Traditions Explained

When you think of “Easter”, along with the obvious religious meaning of the holiday we also think of a few other things. The candy. The eggs. The bunny. But there is an explanation for all these modern traditions. For instance … did you know the reason that we have hollow chocolate bunnies can be blamed on Hitler ??

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Due to the rationing of everything during WWII, including cocoa, novelty candy manufacturing ground to a halt under government order. When production began again in 1948, American veteran Richard Palmer founded R.M. Palmer Confectionery and began using hollow molds to maximize bunny production while cutting costs. The rest is history.

See the complete list and feel free to nerd out here. Happy Easter !

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