French Easter Chocolate

It amazes me every year the designs available for Easter chocolate. I remember just chocolate bunnies and jelly beans from my childhood. Here, in France you find chickens, like this cutie I offered myself, lobsters, squirrels, dogs, ducks, deer, sea shells and fish. The chocolate fish tradition comes from April Fool’s Day which here is called “Poisson d’avril”. My husband explained  to me that as a joke people would cut a fish out of paper and attach it to someone’s back with a friendly pat and if the person didn’t catch on everyone would laugh at them. The term has evolved into each time you make a joke at someone else’s expense, it’s a “Poisson d’avril’. These chocolates are from a boulangerie next to Tribal Act at Republique.

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