His plan was to take the seeds to the centre of the earth and plant them there. The Great Bunny needed a way to keep the seeds safe for the journey, so he asked the hens to lay hollow chocolate eggs. He put the chocolate seeds inside the eggs and crawled through tunnels way down to the centre of the earth.
When he got there, he broke open the eggs, planted the seeds and the chocolate began to grow. It grew so much that all of the animals who live underground built chocolate houses and cities, and even a giant chocolate palace for the Great Bunny. He proclaimed:
Let’s call this wondrous chocolate world “The Land of Cadbury”,
for “Cadbury” is the bunny word for chocolate, don’t you see.
The Great Bunny wanted to thank the children who had helped him create this special world, so he asked the animals to make all kinds of chocolate treats.
Each year, very early on Easter morning, the Great Bunny brings these chocolate treats to children around the world just like you.
The most special treat is a great big chocolate statue that looks just like the Great Bunny. He is holding a Purple Wishing Mini Egg. To make a wish, say the following rhyme before you eat the egg:
“O Purple Wishing Mini Egg, while I am eating you,
I’m thinking of a special wish, please make my wish come true!”
The Great Bunny also leaves a magic Hollow Chocolate Egg with Chocolate seeds inside. Hide one of these seeds in a special place and an animal from the Land of Cadbury will find it, carry it to the centre of the earth, and plant it there so chocolate will continue to grow.
So now you know Great Bunny’s tale and all the friends he keeps,
and where his chocolate comes from, and why he leaves you treats.