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Lindt Easter Bunny is 70!

Lindt Easter Bunny is 70!

There are two world-famous rabbits. One is eighty-two this yr and the opposite is celebrating its seventieth birthday.

One is a chatty, reasonably flippant gray and white whose catchphrase is “What’s up, Doc?” and whose primary adversary is Elmer Fudd.  The opposite is brown or typically white-colored, wears a golden coat and little bells tied with coloured ribbons, and is equally adored by tens of millions of youngsters who prefer to chew its floppy ears off.

Bugs Bunny first appeared in Tex Avery’s 1940 “A White Hare” cartoon whereas the Lindt Gold Chocolate Easter Bunny was invented twelve years later when the daughter of a German Grasp Chocolatier chased a rabbit in her backyard, just for it to run away and go away her in tears. So, her dad made her chocolate one which, each April, he hid within the backyard for her to hunt.


In 1996, Lindt bunnies discovered their method to the UK and US. The subsequent yr, they arrived in Australia and by 2007 a lot of the world was overrun. And Easter wouldn’t be Easter with out snapping off a chocolate rabbit’s ears or nibbling its toes.

Enterprise started in Zurich in 1836, when David Sprüngli-Schwarz and his son Rudolf Sprüngli-Ammann purchased a confectionery store, producing chocolate in solidified kind in 1838. In 1899, the agency purchased the Rodolphe Lindt chocolate manufacturing facility in Bern, altering its title to “Aktiengesellschaft Vereinigte Berner und Zürcher Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli.


The corporate now has twelve factories worldwide and The Lindt House of Chocolate Museum, in Kilchberg, Switzerland boasts the world’s largest chocolate fountain, 9 meters tall and containing 1,500 liters of chocolate, flowing from a large whisk.

Lindt runs over 410 chocolate cafés and retailers worldwide promoting luxurious chocolate bars (first made in 1949) and chocolate truffles (1967). A lot of the US Lindor truffles are manufactured in Stratham, Connecticut. Lindt chocolate rabbits now are available darkish, white, and hazelnut chocolate with completely different shade bows. Each comes wrapped in gold foil and is polished by gloved arms.


In 2015, as a herald of spring, Lindt launched a particular version wrapped in leopard and zebra print. Then floral prints. Lindt additionally makes chocolate lambs and chicks, with round 150 million gold Bunny figures produced yearly.


To mark the long-lasting hole rabbit’s 70th birthday Lindt’s Chocolate retailers within the O2 (from Bridgend m Durham to the London O2) and its boutique retailers in Leeds, Liverpool, and Manchester, and the new on-line store are promoting $30 500g Lindt Gold Bunnies.

The unique Easter goodies can be found in 5 sizes: 10g, 50g 100g, 200g, and 1kg.


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