|Photo Courtesy of Hershey's|
|Photo Courtesy of B Jobse|
Around Easter, the Hershey’s company raises the bar on confectionery delights by bringing us “Snapsy,” a chocolate Easter bunny with body parts carefully molded to “snap” apart into mouth-size pieces. Everyone knows that ears are the first body part to go on Easter Bunnies and Snapsy was designed for the entire auditory section to break away first. Now, I admit to cheating on Hershey’s during the Lenten season because of a secret pleasure in biting off the ears of tiny generic brand bunnies, but Snapsy has brought me back into the fold. The discovery of this magical creature taught me brand loyalty as my daughter and I learned that Snapped Rabbit may actually bring more joy than the twelve tiny bars of the standard Hershey’s candy bar. Of course, Snapped Rabbit is only available at Easter. This is probably for the best, as I’m not sure that one could endure such joy all year long without losing appreciation for the gift they had been given.
For about a week, once a year, after school snacks include Snapped Rabbit. I’ve discovered that this is concerning to visiting friends when offered such culinary delights. An instant look of panic comes over the children’s faces as my own children and I clamor to retrieve refrigerated bunny parts. Once they see that there is no braised rabbit in a pot and only peanut butter and chocolate, they welcome Snapped Rabbit with open arms and open mouths.
Sadly, my daughter still prefers the hollowed out chocolate bunnies that she can slowly devour body part by body part. No snapping is required, just giant, aggressive bites. I have to admit that there is something therapeutic about biting off the heads of these creatures, but it's just too difficult to dip the fragile parts in peanut butter. The chocolate breaks off in the jar and once again, you find yourself wrist deep in the JIF jar trying to gather bunny parts.
The Easter season is over now and it's time to toss out the remaining body parts lying around the house. Chocolate legs and tails remain in cellophane packages and will never be enjoyed. Snapsy, who was brilliantly designed with an algebraic method for manipulating assorted shapes into bunny parts, is long gone. We will now return to an orderly world of geometric solids made of Hershey's love and chocolaty goodness. Life is good.