One of my first experiences at BlissDom ’12 a couple of weeks ago was meeting some very wonderful folks from Hershey. They were accompanied by a pal of theirs (and mine!). It was…
(Sorry for the fuzzy picture, I must have been shaking with either excitement or a chocolate-rush.)
I stopped to chat with one of the Hershey team members and the Easter Bunny hopped right up with a basket full of yummy eggs – Cadbury Creme Eggs, to be exact! I hadn’t been aware that Hershey now offered the Cadbury line of chocolates, so I received a little education along with my treat.
Seeing Mr. Bunny himself brought back a ton of memories. You already knew I’m a little gaga over Christmas, but I have a number of great Easter memories, too. Coloring eggs in multiple hues and designs, or shrink-wrapping them with the help of my Mom; rushing around Easter morning collecting eggs and candy (like Hershey’s miniatures, which everyone tried to find first), and trying to snag more than my two brothers; heading to my grandparents’ house for Easter lunch and discovering the Easter Bunny had been there, too (fending off two brothers is easier than two brothers and three cousins!); and the year one of my younger brothers won an Easter Bunny stuffed toy that was taller than he was.
As I worked with the incredibly sweet (no pun intended) Hershey team to create a virtual Easter basket that would be sent back home to Bubbles, I also thought about all the great Easter baskets I received growing up. Putting together the perfect basket was one of my Mom’s favorite Easter activities. They were always finished off with the perfect touches: wrapped just so, the right bow, the best treats.
Now that I’m grown with a family of my own, I try to keep some of those same memories and traditions going. And while they may differ in some ways from the ones from my childhood, they still most definitely include Hershey’s candy. Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs are definitely a family favorite, as are the bags shaped like a carrot and filled with Reese’s Pieces, and my two favorites, the Cadbury Mini Eggs and Hershey Milk Chocolate Bunnies.
I saw this display just the other day, so you should be able to find all your own Hershey favorites right at your local store.
If you’d like to hear more Easter tips, memories and traditions, check out Hershey’s new Bunny Trail. You’ll also find basket ideas, crafts, recipes and much more. (You can even watch a video created by the Hershey team while they were at BlissDom!)
What are some of your Easter memories, traditions, recipes or crafts? And I’m curious – what is your favorite Hershey’s candy at Easter?