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The History of the Chocolate Easter Egg

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Discover the interesting history of your favorite holiday treat – the chocolate Easter egg!

Easter is a joyous day that’s celebrated with many egg-themed festivities, including Easter chocolates. Whether you crave a cream egg or find peanut butter filled eggs to be the perfect treat, we have a selection of chocolate Easter eggs to sweeten your Easter. Before you browse through our delicious delicacies, we encourage you to learn about the history of the Easter egg. 

Why the Egg? 

The Easter egg’s journey to what we know today has been long. Across the world, the egg has symbolized fertility, rebirth, and new beginnings. Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Persians dyed eggs, using them as part of their spring equinox celebrations. After Christianity became widespread, the egg symbolized Easter and the rebirth of Jesus Christ. Over the years, Easter eggs have become more decorative and visually pleasing.

The Tradition of Exchanging an Easter Egg as a Gift 

Each year, millions of children’s faces light up upon receiving a fancy Easter egg in their baskets. For centuries, friends and family exchanged gifts at the spring equinox; this tradition became part of Easter celebrations. During the Victorian era, egg-shaped presents were hollow, oval-shaped creations filled with Easter treats. Fabergé eggs were the most extravagant gift in this tradition a person could receive.

Around this same time, chocolate eggs appeared in France and Germany, and would eventually become popular in the UK. The flavor varieties available now didn’t exist; the hollow chocolates were darker and a little bitter. British chocolatiers made the chocolate Easter egg tastier, contributing to the prevalence of this worldwide custom. 

The Chocolate Easter Egg Today 

Fast forward to today, and Easter eggs come in various unique flavors to suit anyone’s taste. From nougat to peanut butter to vanilla to raspberry-flavored Easter eggs, you can expect only the most wonderful flavors from Wockenfuss. While Easter eggs are a fun element in baskets, egg hunts, and egg decorating activities for children, we also encourage adults to satisfy their sweet tooth! We offer sugar-free options for those who might have diabetes or prefer a healthier option. Gift boxes are also available. 

A Wide Selection of Delicious Treats from Wockenfuss Candies

Head to and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you won’t be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our wide selection of chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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