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Easter for the Non-Chocolate Eater

April 06, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 190

I often wonder what happens to people who don't eat chocolate when Easter comes around. When the market is flooded with chocolate products and every conceivable ingredient that could possibly be devoured, where can such self-labelled "non-chocolate eaters" escape to? Such events as Easter shows, Easter sales, end of school term and just general planning to enjoy the break from work, all seem to be entwined with the consumption of endless amounts of chocolate. Maybe there should be an alternative food promoted as well as chocolate at Easter. I wonder if apples could be the new chocolate. After all, apples would be a much healthier alternative, but if we went down the line of a healthy food, maybe the carrot fits better with the promotion of rabbits. Carrot sticks may fill the void. So for all the 'non-chocolate eaters' who go into hiding during the Easter period, maybe we need to keep them in our thoughts and carry around our own supply of personal carrot sticks in order to offer to them in a giving spirit.

Imagine if everybody became an 'anti-chocolate eater'. How much revenue would a company like Woolworths actually lose around Easter? Of course they would still rely on hot-cross buns to get them through, but the revenue would be down if people actually stopped eating chocolate at Easter time. Maybe individuals could go out 'in sympathy' with the non-chocolate' eaters and support their plight of having to survive the most chocolate-themed portion of the calendar year by not eating chocolate, or trying not to buy any.

So forgo the chocolate eggs, the chocolate bunnies, the chocolate ducks (yeah I even saw a chocolate duck in the shop), the mountains of varying types of novelty eggs on display, and just breathe a sign of relief when you see the prices drop on Palm Sunday. By this point, Easter celebrations are almost over. Before you realize, it is all over until the next year. Easter has become so chocolate-themed that even trying to choose which church service to attend has now become dependent on which church is offering the best Easter give-away,

I saw a movie on TV entitled "Easter Parade" and that was a movie showcasing fashions being worn at Easter time. There wasn't a chocolate bunny in sight, or if there were I definitely missed it. What I was left to wonder was that if the movie star did indulge in eating the amount of chocolate that we are led to believe must be consumed at Easter time, there would be no way that she could fit into those gorgeous outfits. Basing Easter on the lie that chocolate must be consumed has led to many unhappy times. And what do we do when we become unhappy? We reach for our comfort food, which nine times out of ten is...CHOCOLATE.


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