Easter is a Christian festival marking the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Preceded by Lent - a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance - Easter begins on Maundy Thursday, which commemorates the Last Supper of Christ and his disciples. Good Friday symbolises Christ's crucifixion and subsequent death while Pentecost Sunday celebrates the day Christ rose from the grave. Families traditionally attend church services and Easter parades during this period, and children join in egg hunts and receive chocolate eggs.
Have a hoppy Easter
Easter is the time when people get together and eat lots and lots of chocolate. Young Post has a long tradition of pairing up our readers and reporters to test taste the town's chocolate offerings. To give you the lowdown on quality, they will sacrifice their waistlines and munch their way through kilos of the stuff trying to identify some of the best treats around. This year is no exception. Let's check out what the teams unwrapped this year ...
Marks & Spencer's foil-wrapped Bunny (HK$88)
Janet Choi, Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School (Secondary Section) (with Wong Yat-hei)
The Marks & Spencer bunny is one piece of chocolate wrapped in shiny green foil, giving a vivid and cute look. Its appearance really impressed us - it's suitable for young kids or older teens. Not only did this chocolate bunny offer a delightful sweetness, it also brought heaps of joy. Happy Easter!
Maltesers' MaltEaster Pack (HK$140)
Nola Yip, Diocesan Girls' School (with Barry Chung)
Maltesers are well known for their ball-shaped chocs, but Easter is a time for change. In the MaltEaster package, there is a giant hollow egg and four cute little chocolate bunnies. The hollow egg is sweet milk chocolate. The four bunnies are also milk chocolate, but stuffed with a creamy, Malteser-y, crispy and light honeycomb crunch. They taste exceptionally good.
Lindt's Bunny Family (HK$185)
Joseph Ho, Wah Yan College Hong Kong (with Joyee Chan)
Lindt's bunny family box set looks appealing, and the chocolate inside tastes delicious and smooth. A box decorated with spring season elements is home to a large chocolate bunny and five little ones, so there are enough to please your family and your friends. The biggest rabbit wears a small red necklace, and is covered with golden foil. The milk chocolate was a delight for our palates.
Godiva's Milk Chocolate Rabbit (HK$95)
Kate Ng, Queen Elizabeth School (with Leon Lee)
Godiva's chocolate bunny is a combination of milk and white chocolate and it is unbelievably milky and smooth. It melts fast, and the taste lingers for a long time. One quick bite unlocks a deliciously balanced taste. The bunny is well-placed in a single, nicely decorated box, which helps save a lot of waste going into our landfills.
Leonidas' Bunny (HK$150)
The Leonidas' bunny is different because it's a three-in-one: dark, milk and white chocolate. The design is cute with a lovable bunny bursting out of an Easter egg. Besides the bunny, each pack comes with some colourful mini Easter eggs. If you're a die-hard chocolate-lover, you get more chocolate to nibble. If you're a die-hard chocolate-lover but friendly, you can share them with your friends. I can't resist this chocolatey temptation.