Every holiday has its trademark debate. During Halloween, the candy corn fanatics duke it out against the naysayers. The Fourth of July folks get hung up on BBQ vs. cook out. But there’s no bigger debate than the one that strikes every Easter. Just how should a chocolate bunny be eaten? Thanks to the hard work of some very festive scientists, we now know the answer.
In a study cleverly titled “Seasonality of Auricular Amputations in Rabbits,” researchers used an online poll of 28,113 people to get down to the bottom of “auricular amputations,” AKA ear amputations. (Pro Tip: Don’t Google those words if you want to keep your lunch down.) According to the results, 59 percent of people eat their chocolate bunnies from the ears down.
If you’re a paws-first kind of snacker, you’ll be bummed to know that just a measly four percent of participants are on your team. Sorry peeps, looks like you’re in the minority here. Perhaps most perplexing are the 33 percent of respondents who said they had no opinion.
While it might seem like Halloween would be the most candy-filled holiday, it turns out Easter is the true sugar fest. All those Easter baskets overflowing with mini chocolate eggs and jellybeans contribute to a national candy bill in the hundreds of millions — $823 million in 2015, to be exact.
Since science hasn’t settled on the “right” way to eat a chocolate Easter bunny, we’re taking that as our cue to snack on few to discover the answer for ourselves. Happy gnawing!
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