Easter at Ovedia

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Easter has always been one of my favorite celebrations and in the chocolate shop it’s also one of the
busiest. The hustle and bustle of Easter chocolate making is more exciting to me than any other holiday.
We have a dozen different molds all related to Easter, and I get a rush every time we take them out to
begin production.

After a long, cold winter the shop sheds its season of hibernation and comes alive with the hum
of the chocolate kettles spinning their liquid gold. For me, Easter has always been a time to renew,
refresh and revive and now as a chocolatier it allows me to bring chocolate into the mix. Ovedia’s
collection of Easter chocolate creates an energy in the shop that brings a sense that spring and all that it
brings is just around the corner.

Easter chocolate is fun and happy. Bunnies, chicks, and lambs, in all shapes and sizes, decorated
chocolate eggs, ganache creams, marshmallow shapes dipped in chocolate and themes chocolate
lollipops are a majority of the confections that we make during this lively time.

The tradition of the chocolate bunny as the center piece of the Easter basket began in 1842, by
the Whitman company, but didn’t catch on until 1916 when they began to be mass produced. Today
more than 90 million chocolate bunnies are produced each year for the Easter celebration, many are
created in small batch shops like Ovedia.

In addition to chocolate bunnies one of our best sellers is our filled eggs. Our fillings consist of
creamy peanut butter, smooth caramel, fluffy marshmallow and sweet coconut. They are encased in our
signature milk and dark chocolate eggs shaped shell. They are then beautifully decorated and presented
in a clear box for the most appealing display.

New this year we are offering a ‘Create Your Own Basket’. This is your opportunity to create a
custom basket filled with delicious Ovedia chocolate for your loved ones. Stop by the shop for the best
selection and to speak directly to the chocolatier. We will be accepting orders from Monday, March 19th
through Monday, March 26th for pick-up on Saturday, March 31st. As always, Ovedia will still offer our
pre-selected gift baskets containing an assortment of staff chosen chocolates wrapped in cellophane and
ready to be gifted to that special someone on Easter morning.

Ovedia chocolate is sure to make your Easter celebration a memorable chocolate experience.

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