April 20, 2014

Here Comes Peter Cottontail!

Happy Easter everyone! I've been so excited to do this post! I hope everyone enjoyed this beautiful Sunday with their family and friends by their sides in the sunny weather.

Did you all find your Easter baskets? I will never be too old for the hunt! One of my favorite things to eat at Easter time are those wonderful peanut butter eggs. For about a year and a half I worked at the local candy store in my town where Easter is the busiest time of the year.

Gene & Boots Candies is located in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania off of Route 51. The store in Perryopolis is also where the factory is located. From there you can find other local stores or even order online! The location I worked at is right off of Route 22 in Delmont, Pennsylvania.

Now Gene and Boots doesn't just hold a special place in my heart because I have a sweet tooth, but also because of my family. When my mother was in high school, she worked at the store, I worked their in high school, and recently, my grandmother has taken over my position in the shop.

Every year, the factory sends the store TONS of chocolate bunnies and eggs in every shape and size imaginable. Some people just come to see the store all filled up! At the counter (pictured below), there is always a MASSIVE chocolate bunny which weighs in at almost 25 pounds!! That is over $400 worth of chocolate!

As you'll see in the photos, the store is filled to the hilt at this time of year!! And I even took the photos today, which means that everyone had already bought all of their Easter candy.

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and were able to spend it with the ones you love! I'll be super busy this week as it is finals week!! I cannot believe that my summer is less than a week away. Enjoy the beautiful weather!
Here's a link to the Gene & Boots website if you want to check it out! I can tell you from personal experience, they're chocolate is AMAZING (and I'm not just saying that because I worked there)!

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