Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Maryland, proudly helping the people of Baltimore since 1915 with all of their Easter Candy needs. Our wide selection includes Easter eggs, jelly beans, malted milk eggs, and, of course, Chocolate Bunnies.
All Wockenfuss Candies products are available at any one of our many convenient locations, including Baltimore, or online.
The History of Chocolate Bunnies
According to Smithsonian magazine, chocolate bunnies originated in Germany in the 19th century. These tasty Easter candy treats were hidden for young children to find. It was not until 1890, however, that these chocolate bunnies made their way to America. Robert Strohecker used a five-foot-tall chocolate bunny as an Easter promotion in his drug store. But it was not until the 20th century that these chocolate treats became an Easter tradition.
Today, Americans buy more than 60 million chocolate bunnies each year.
Why are some Chocolate Bunnies Hollow?
During World War II, cocoa was rationed along with many other foods and materials. As a result, candy makers began to make their chocolate bunnies hollow as a way of conserving materials while keeping the traditional shape everyone had already come to love.
Chocolate Bunnies and Other Easter Candy Statistics
- Easter is the second biggest candy holiday after Halloween.
- People spend $2.1 Billion on Easter candy annually.
- 70% of all Easter candy is chocolate.
- Adults prefer milk chocolate (65%) over dark chocolate (27%).
- Every year, ninety million chocolate bunnies are produced worldwide.
Fun Fact: According to YumSugar.com, 76% of Americans start with the ears and work their way down. 5% eat the feet first and 4% eat the tail first. How do you eat your chocolate bunnies? We want to know! Share your story on our Facebook page.
If you have any questions about our Chocolate Bunnies and our other Easter Candy, please contact Wockenfuss Candies, your Baltimore candy maker, by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest!