Easter chocolate: Germany

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clearsommespace Tue 27-Mar-18 16:32:33

We are visiting German friends for Easter and we live in France.
Could anyone with knowledge of Easter in Germany let me know if chocolate fish and bells (common in France) would be unusual chocolate shapes (and therefore make a good gift)?
Vielen Dank

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NutellaFitzgerald Tue 27-Mar-18 16:40:26

Yes that would be unusual. German Easter shapes are eggs (small ones not the big boxed ones we have in the uk), bunnies, chicks and may beetles. I never saw fish or bells at Easter in Germany (used to live there. Was there for 17 years).

clearsommespace Tue 27-Mar-18 16:42:37

Thanks! I shall have to bring back a chocolate beetle!

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KathyBates Tue 27-Mar-18 16:47:05

I don't ever remember seeing fish or bells either when I lived there :0)

Evelynismycatsformerspyname Wed 28-Mar-18 14:03:12

Definitely no fish, bells would be Christmas.

The chocolate bettles in Germany aren't just beetles but ladybirds - they are symbolic of good luck and more common at new year but available year round.

Agree big eggs are uncommon but Aldi sells them this year. It's mainly rabbits though, showing the solid pagan traditional Rita even in staunchly Catholic Bavaria (where we live).

We're in France on holiday at the moment and bringing back chocolate ducks for the children and regional wine for the adults of the neighbor family who feed our fish/ bring in our post/ take our bins out while we're away.

Evelynismycatsformerspyname Wed 28-Mar-18 14:03:57

*roots, not sure who pagan Rita is...

AliciaMayEmory Wed 28-Mar-18 14:06:59

I'm on holiday in Austria and travelled through Germany last week. We saw lots of displays of Easter chocolates similar to ones we see in England, so rabbits, chicks and eggs. I think the things you suggest from France would make a lovely gift. smile

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clearsommespace Wed 28-Mar-18 16:05:28

Thanks all. Went to the chocolate shop this afternoon and bought fish and bells. They also had chocolate unicorns but that's definitely not a French tradition!

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