Although not widely advertised by Santa Claus, the colorful foil wrapped hollow chocolate eggs and bunnies many of us have devoured, head first, originate not on Easter Island or the North Pole but from a place that also brings life to hollow chocolate Santas: In Germany, Rubezahl Schokoladen lays claim to bringing these seasonal delights to the chocolate craving public.
On our tour of German candy factories, we had a chance to see how chocolate eggs and bunnies transform from cacao mass to chocolate to chicky under their Gubor brand. Here’s what we saw:
Rubezahl has a photo tour on their site — alas in German — for those who want to demystify your chocolate bunny yet as you munch on its feet. Or if you want to get your hands on them for your candy store, try contacting Germany’s Best.