Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Paris Bunny Invasion

As we were out viewing the windows around the Madeleine. French Girl let out a great sniff. A 'HMPH' regarding the invasion of Easter bunnies in Fauchon's windows. I was informed traditionally the French only had chocolate church bells, chickens and eggs for Easter. The bunny is a trendy interloper. Perhaps like the wretched Cane Toad that invaded Australia? Here you see the classic French traditional chocolate church bell. For some reason I can't figure out the French are deeply enamoured with the stupidest looking chickens!
Honestly, does this look like a savvy chicken with je ne sais quoi to you? I think not.
At least Fauchon is keeping a low profile with their chickens - not quite so silly in my opinion. There will be more on the dumb French chicken/poule a demain. Prepare to be shocked.
The almighty PIERRE HERME has included a BUNNY in his Easter/Paques collection, so TAKE THAT French Girl! HMPH indeed.
Anyway bunnies are famous for proliferating madly so why fight it? The bunny has become like the cupcake in Paris - A fact of life.
 Here you see the bunny and the chicken duking it out with the kingly egg on top. I think it's a losing battle. Some fiercely traditional Frenchies would do best to accept the influx of the trendie Bunny. That's all there is to it.
BONJOUR PARIS BUNNIES!

19 comments:

  1. Merisi in Bunnyienna4:25 PM

    Pierre Hermé's bunny looks like a very clever hare who will outrun all those clueless chickens in no time! ;-)

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  2. Yes I have noticed there are a lot more bunnies in Paris lately. Another American influence I guess.
    I do think that chicken looked crazy--

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  3. At 35 years of age, I still get an Easter basket from my mom with a chocolate bunny. And I'm not embarrassed to admit it!

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  4. I'm afraid French girl knows best! PAS des rabbits!!!!
    As for the chickens, you nailed it; they look like Elmer Fudd designed them!

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  5. You're a luckie duckie Catherine!

    Still if you were French you might want to keep mum about it around certain persons...ahem

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  6. Chickens and Church bells are a bit foreign :)
    I glad that the bunnies are on the march!!
    Do they have those sugary yellow chicks, too?

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  7. I love this colorful Fauchon bunny! Lots of chocolate will be eaten this weekend!!!!

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  8. Oh my! I must have one of those Fauchon pink bunnies! and the chocolate church bells are simply delightful - must go back to Paris real soon.

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  9. We always had an Easter basket full of goodies, so I had to make sure my son did, too. It's a great excuse for chocolate, let's face it. Chicks, bunnies, bells,... I'm open! Those all look good, Carol!

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  10. Love the Paris Bunnies!! Cute... and delicious!! beijo!!

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  11. Well Carol...based on the photos you've show us, it surely looks as if the Bunnie has got much more muse power than those wild eyed chickens do.

    I do like the bells.

    After holding off from chocolate all during Lent, I can just about glimpse the returnof chocolate into my life, and might just settle for a Cadbury creme egg. (Don't tell anyone in Paris.)

    xo

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  12. Another fabulous informative post. I do love an Easter bunny, but chickens whilst looking bizarre in chocolate, do make more sense regarding the egg thing. I love their church bells! I didn't know that was a French tradition. Now I need to arrange to be in Paris for Christmas/early January to have galette des roi/April fools day for the red fish and now Easter for the chocolate bells. I'm rather impressed with your cane toad knowledge- thankfully I've never seen a chocolate toad- I don't know that they'd be big sellers....

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  13. Delectable post! I think I would gain 5 pounds just walking past these places if I were there!
    Luckily most of our chocolate in our town is in the mall. I will be keeping away this easter. Beach season is coming!
    The Wanderfull Traveler
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  14. I loooooooove the church bells!

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  15. "Here comes Pierre Rooster Tail,clucking down the chicken trail!" (yeah, loses something in translation...)

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  16. They haunt my dreams...my garden... and my favorite blogs!

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  17. I can't figure out the French are deeply enamoured with the stupidest looking chickens!

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  18. And a rooster is the national symbol, Le Coq.

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  19. My Mum is from Alsace, a province of France, and in Alsace, it's the Easter Hare which brings the eggs.
    Then again, Alsace was German for quite a bit of it's history, so the hare/bunny thing come probably from the German influence.

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