I’ve got a desk drawer full of fair trade and sustainably sourced chocolates hidden from my sons to put in their Easter baseball hats. We don’t do baskets. Each year, we buy them a baseball hat that they want, turn it upside down and fill it with a few pieces of good chocolate.


Since many of us will be surrounded by chocolate this weekend, I thought I’d take a look at what’s going in the world of chocolate at the moment.


  • Well, here’s the best news ever. Research shows that people who eat chocolate regularly are thinner that those who don’t. The Atlantic reports on this latest finding, which will give us another reason to be gleeful when we bite off the head of a chocolate bunny this weekend.
  • In the fairly gross category, people who are allergic to chocolate may not actually be allergic to cocoa. According to MSNBC, they may actually be allergic to the inevitable cockroach parts that end up in every batch. Sorry, didn’t mean to make you spit out that bunny head.
  • If you haven’t bought your Easter treats yet, Treehugger has 10 fair trade, organic and vegan sources for Easter chocolate.
  • If you want an easy dessert to make for Passover or Easter this year, try this chocolaty Matzo Brittle Recipe. I made it last year and took it to my brother’s to add to the Easter dinner dessert tray. Everyone loved it.

Enjoy your holiday weekend!



Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Easter chocolate will make you thinner, and other sweet treat-related items
This holiday weekend, read up on what's happening in the world of chocolate.