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In reference to Chocolate, what does the Easter Bunny bring at your house?


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#1 Riotproof

Posted 14 April 2019 - 10:39 AM

I’ve just been shopping for Easter eggs at the supermarket and I am kind of astounded at the prices for even “normal” chocolate eggs.

The ones in the boxes were predictably stupid, but even the loose ones seemed a fair bit. I know I probably could have shopped around, gone to different shops etc.

#2 Greatmum

Posted 14 April 2019 - 10:41 AM

Very expensive I just usually buy blocks way cheaper.

#3 Thylacine

Posted 14 April 2019 - 11:00 AM

It's once a year, so we spend the money on fun shaped chocolate even though blocks would be cheaper, I do tend to look for what's on sale though. This year DS is getting a chocolate dinosaur and DP and I are getting Ferrero rocher squirrels, then there'll be some mini lindt eggs to share

#4 Riotproof

Posted 14 April 2019 - 11:08 AM

View PostThylacine, on 14 April 2019 - 11:00 AM, said:

It's once a year, so we spend the money on fun shaped chocolate even though blocks would be cheaper, I do tend to look for what's on sale though. This year DS is getting a chocolate dinosaur and DP and I are getting Ferrero rocher squirrels, then there'll be some mini lindt eggs to share

I did buy them, and I don’t really want to buy cheap crappy ones.
The crazy thing is, it tends to make ds’s dairyfree eggs look not so expensive.

I was seriously tempted by the squirrel but it didn’t have a price labelled. Kinder seemed to be the ones on the best sale, but I hate the toys and it seems to be a bit hypocritical to my current decluttering attempts.

Edited by Riotproof, 14 April 2019 - 11:10 AM.


#5 Expelliarmus

Posted 14 April 2019 - 11:12 AM

I do the once a year fun shaped chocolate.

And I always buy too much ...

#6 BadCat

Posted 14 April 2019 - 11:12 AM

Blocks of chocolate aren't the same.

Eggs and bunnies and whatever contain special easter chocolate air.  There's nothing quite like chomping the ear off an easter rabbit and getting a whiff of chocolate air from within.

Our bunny usually brings us each a cadbury bunny of some sort and a bunch of smaller cadbury eggs.

Which reminds me, I'd better give the bunny (me) a kick in the butt and make it go and get the chocolate while there's still chocolate to be had.

Edited by BadCat, 14 April 2019 - 11:13 AM.


#7 Riotproof

Posted 14 April 2019 - 11:21 AM

That is what the Easter Bunny realised this morning. There will be no opportunities other than Saturday and it was felt that maybe there may not be much left by then.

I think the starting selling them too early really isn’t effective for selling more, because you just kind of start tuning them out.

Edited by Riotproof, 14 April 2019 - 11:22 AM.


#8 WTFJerk

Posted 14 April 2019 - 11:33 AM

Buy blocks, melt them and decorate?

#9 RubyEmerald

Posted 14 April 2019 - 11:44 AM

View PostThylacine, on 14 April 2019 - 11:00 AM, said:

It's once a year, so we spend the money on fun shaped chocolate even though blocks would be cheaper, I do tend to look for what's on sale though. This year DS is getting a chocolate dinosaur and DP and I are getting Ferrero rocher squirrels, then there'll be some mini lindt eggs to share

Hi Thylacine, where did you buy the dinosaur chocolate? DS would love this!

#10 Riotproof

Posted 14 April 2019 - 11:44 AM

View PostHypnic Jerk, on 14 April 2019 - 11:33 AM, said:

Buy blocks, melt them and decorate?

That sounds like a lot of work for the Easter Bunny. I’m not really complaining, just observing. I haven’t had to buy regular Easter chocolate for quite a while, I think last year was the first time I bought them for dd.

Dinosaur chocolate egg was at Coles. They also have a smartie Bunny in their catalogue but I didn’t see any at my store.

Edited by Riotproof, 14 April 2019 - 11:54 AM.


#11 BornToLove

Posted 14 April 2019 - 11:50 AM

I usually buy nicer chocolate for Easter as well. I don’t buy a lot, maybe a pack of 25 eggs to share and a medium sized bunny each. I want chocolate I like to eat and enjoy, not the waxy and tasteless stuff so happy to spend a bit more.

#12 Renovators delight

Posted 14 April 2019 - 11:56 AM

Our bunny shopped at Aldi, and did pretty well. A melamine cup and spoon set and a few bags of solid eggs and small bunnies and chicken shaped things. Whole lot worked out about $12 per child.

#13 Mooples

Posted 14 April 2019 - 12:01 PM

My kids are only 3 and 1. Ds was cmpi up until about a year ago but never showed any interest in chocolate. He’s clued on to the Easter bunny bringing chocolate so I bought the humpty train from big w for $5. That is the full extent of Easter chocolate I will buy. I don’t do chocolate gifts for anyone.

#14 *Nasty*Squeekums*

Posted 14 April 2019 - 12:17 PM

We buy the shaped chocolate, it's fun, once a year and as badcat says, chocolate air

#15 Chocolate Addict

Posted 14 April 2019 - 12:19 PM

I am getting a squirrel - for me :) Easter is the only time of year I eat ferrerro rocher chocolate.

My kid gets a couple of small eggs and a small gift, only because he doesn't eat chocolate much.

Easter egg chocolate tastes different to regular block chocolate, no idea why, maybe different ingredients?

#16 Drat

Posted 14 April 2019 - 12:24 PM

I don't buy crappy chocolate. My gran buys the stuff from aldi and I bin it or pass it on. It's horrible.

I buy cadbury big bunnies for everyone in the family and then maybe a big round egg multipack thing for my brother (like the caramello one etc)

I'll buy my daughter (2) a small pack of the medium eggs as I know her grandparents will be ridiculous. I've already eaten two big bunnies myself :)

Oh and i've got her some pyjamas and a dolls house as presents.

#17 Thylacine

Posted 14 April 2019 - 12:27 PM

Yep, dino was from Coles - $10 so probably overpriced for what it is. The squirrels were $4 which was a sale price, not sure if prices are the same Australia wide or not? We are in Melbourne. $10 for the large bag of lindt eggs, the price per gram was cheaper for the large bag compared to the smaller one, so I had NO CHOICE  but to buy the larger bag ;)

#18 Riotproof

Posted 14 April 2019 - 12:41 PM

View PostRenovators delight, on 14 April 2019 - 11:56 AM, said:

Our bunny shopped at Aldi, and did pretty well. A melamine cup and spoon set and a few bags of solid eggs and small bunnies and chicken shaped things. Whole lot worked out about $12 per child.

I forgot about Aldi. Though their hot cross buns are not as good as Coles ones. Not sure why that is, but coles seem to have cracked the code on them.

I didn’t see any mint chocolate egg this year, though I’m sure there must be some out there. Dh is getting chocolate covered mint nougat, and I’m getting some ferrero mini eggs and probably the spare bag of little Lindt bunnies.
Dd has a milky bunny, another bunny, a couple little farm animals in milky that she really wanted last week and a medium crunchie egg plus some whites chocolate mini ones. She really likes white chocolate. It was my favourite too. I still remember a huge pink coloured white chocolate egg I got when I was about 9. Loved it!

Edited by Riotproof, 14 April 2019 - 12:42 PM.


#19 MsLaurie

Posted 14 April 2019 - 12:42 PM

The Bunny will be scattering some standard size Cadbury eggs in the backyard, and giving a large Cadbury bunny, and a smaller Lindt bunny. The Easter bunny is very wise, and knows the 3 month old can’t eat chocolate yet, so is bringing a Spot’s First Easter book instead.
We’ll also have a bunch of mini eggs just in bowls for picking at after hot cross buns.

#20 Renovators delight

Posted 14 April 2019 - 12:59 PM

View PostDrat, on 14 April 2019 - 12:24 PM, said:

I don't buy crappy chocolate. My gran buys the stuff from aldi and I bin it or pass it on.

I love Aldi chocolate, lol. I find it much better than Cadbury as a rule, much snappier and better value. My favourite at the moment is the 85% moser roth that comes in little bars, and I like the marzipan chocolate too.

Edited by Renovators delight, 14 April 2019 - 01:25 PM.


#21 Catzilla

Posted 14 April 2019 - 01:12 PM

In addition to a pair of pyjamas, a book, and a stuffed toy - when it comes to chocolate at Easter, I think the bunny will probably end up bringing DD a chocolate bunny, a couple of medium chocolate eggs, and maybe some chocolate Lindt carrots.

#22 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 14 April 2019 - 01:16 PM

Kids will be getting maybe $20 of eggs each. Maybe $30 if DH helps, DH is generous.  But as you say, it isn’t a lot. It will be a kinder surprise bunny each, and a few loose eggs, plus some sort of novelty like a play doh egg. They are 3 and 4, so don’t need a lot of chocolate.

We don’t do Easter gifts. And the boys get eggs from relatives too. So we keep it small.

#23 seayork2002

Posted 14 April 2019 - 01:25 PM

I prefer Easter egg chocolate to block chocolate but what the Easter bunny brings is usually a bag with mix small things/packets/kinda surprise and a standard egg in a box of whatever

Usually Cadbury as not keen on Lindt, red tulip etc.

And small Cadbury eggs for the hunt

Edited by seayork2002, 14 April 2019 - 01:27 PM.


#24 hills mum bec

Posted 14 April 2019 - 01:28 PM

Easter bunny only brings Cadbury Easter eggs, would love it if he could bring some Lindt but budget doesn’t allow.  Everybody gets a chocolate rabbit at the end of their bed then the Easter egg hunt outside is made up of the small hollow eggs and the smaller solid eggs.  I think that the Easter bunny has a good look st the supermarket catalogues in the lead up to Easter and stocks up when they are on special.

Edited by hills mum bec, 14 April 2019 - 01:29 PM.


#25 rosie28

Posted 14 April 2019 - 01:35 PM

Everyone here gets a variety of stuff from Haigh’s. I don’t like the boxed ones, too much packaging, and most things  from Haigh’s are just packaged in foil. It has the benefit of tasting like real chocolate too, I can’t stand Cadbury’s etc.




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