candy with a message

I ran into a local drugstore to help the Easter Bunny with some last minute shopping today.   Scored some good deals (50% off select candy and Easter grass) found some Cadbury eggs, and found a faux archery set…successful shopping trip in my mind.

Even if you’re not religious you probably know that Easter is the most holy holiday, (hang in there, I’m not trying to convert you or anything, funny pic approaching) I mean, hello Jesus rose from the dead.  It doesn’t get any bigger than that.  Easter’s message, like any other religious holiday, is often lost amongst the stuff.   Here’s my Bobby Brown prerogative,  if you choose to be a religious person, then you find your way to celebrate with the church and then, if you so choose, in your own secular (non religious) way.   Today I saw those worlds collide:

Jesus in chocolate.   Alrighty.   I thought that was as bizarre as it would get until I stepped into the jellybean section

Take a good look at that packaging.   Jellybeans, color coded for Jesus’ blood, sinning, heaven, clean…seriously????  I’m not saying I’m a saint, but I consider myself a fairly religious person.   I think I’m more offended by religious jellybeans than the dominance of the Easter Bunny on Easter.   I mean really, Jesus’ blood on a jellybean?    Hey if we’re going to get literal about religion on Hallmark holidays St. Valentine’s Day is going to be straight up bloody.   Ick.

if i had a million dollars – chocolate egg

For those who celebrate, Easter’s here this weekend.   It’s time for Cadbury eggs, jelly beans, Peeps, and chocolate rabbits.  If you’re a serious chocoholic you’ve gotta love this, the world’s most expensive chocolate egg.   The Golden Speckled Egg was purchased last week for $10,000:

Honestly, what do you do with an egg this size?  We’re talking 110 pounds of chocolate.   Eat it?   Freeze it and watch it?   I suppose if you’ve got 10k to drop on an egg you’ve got a plan in mind.

No $10,000 eggs at our house this year.   I may try out a sparkly egg, I definitely want to try to make a better batch of leopard eggs.   While a fun experiment, it looked a little ill:

 

dude da bunny

Spotted at Hannaford in Latham:

Easter’s almost here!