Children and adults alike love chocolate at Easter, but where does this tradition come from? During this time of the year, it is traditional to give chocolate eggs to each other. This gesture is not new since it dates back to antiquity. According to the legend, the Persians offered hen's eggs in spring. They were symbols of fertility and renewal, a kind of good luck charm for the one who received them.
The chocolate egg appeared thanks to the development of the first silver or tinned iron molds. In the form of either eggs, bells or bunnies, it is now the gourmet tradition of Easter.
In Phnom Penh, with Easter just a few days away, the chocolate makers are busy and in full creation mode in their workshop. They have to satisfy the numerous orders that keep coming in, and the Easter chocolates have left the laboratory to join the GO shelves at Flatiron by Meridian.
"Quality and not quantity"
"We go looking for small details, it is pure craftsmanship, we do not make quantity, but quality," explains Panha Hak, chocolate maker at GO Artisan Bakery.
This work is meticulous, and each year brings its share of novelties. "We always try to innovate, to improve, we take into account the opinion of the customers", adds Panha Hak, a true artist.
Bunnies and chocolate eggs abound on the shelves of the bakery shop at Flatiron by Meridian. Gourmet creations that are already attracting many customers and visitors.