Do you really need more chocolate this Easter?

There’s a lot to celebrate at Easter time – fertility and sexuality, rabbits and beams of light, politically motivated torture and murder of good blokes, and perhaps best of all = a four day weekend.

Astarte, Easter, Eostre... sounds like eostrogen

Astarte, Easter, Eostre... sounds like eostrogen

But shops and indeed most people seem to think Easter is all about chocolate.

Not that there’s anything wrong with chocolate, it can be an antioxidant, tastes good and apparently famous historical figures like Aztec king Montezuma used to drink 50 cups a day which helped him live to the ripe old age of 71.

I wonder though, if our children and friends really need more processed sugar, saturated fat and perservative laden, palm oil inclusive, inethically produced chocolate?

It’s not like they’ve just suffered a year without it.

Each year more than 100 million chocolate eggs are consumed over the Easter period alone, with up to $800 million spent on them globally. I bet very few of them are Lindt.

Given the increase in obesity and diabetes in Australia perhaps we could do ourselves and our offspring a big favour by buying less Easter eggs in 2012, and donating to another cause instead.

Like:

https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/
http://www.oxfam.org.au/
http://gifts.maafrikatikkun.org.za/
http://www.innerwestlive.com.au/blog/2012/03/10/pet-overpopulation-and-the-inner-west/

(Please feel free to add more worthy causes!)

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