The Chocolate Rabbit

Every year, the Easter Bunny brings my daughter a chocolate rabbit.  He seems to understand that while candy isn’t a part of her everyday diet, Easter should be an exception to the rule.  And that if there should be an exception to the rule, it should come in the form of chocolate.

This year’s rabbit, pictured here, was originally 6 inches tall. 

Now slightly shorter (and harder of hearing), his ears were solid, but most of the rest of him is hollow.  Made of dark chocolate, he weighed 4 ounces yesterday afternoon. 

Calorie King tells me dark chocolate has 13.5 grams of carbohydrate per ounce.  Information is power, of course, but I can’t conceive of how I’d carve this guy up into 4 completely equal pieces.  I’d need some sort of engineering degree.  And if I cut him up, she’d miss out on the fun of biting the ears off, an opportunity every chocolate bunny eater should have.

So I guessed that those ears, since they were solid and fairly big, constituted approximately a quarter of the total bunny weight.  Thirteen carbs were bolused for.  It turned out to be a pretty good guess. 

Much more importantly, my daughter enjoyed every nibble of bunny ears.  And tonight she has plans to eat the head.  Which might only be 8 or 10 carbs.  Unless the solid chocolate extends further down than I think it does. Who knows? In the long run an educated guess is better than a wild one, and both may be better than denying someone the joy of chocolate rabbit ears.

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