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    Choccy-ár-lá? Easter Rising chocolate bars for sale.

    Choccy-ár-lá? Easter Rising chocolate bar divides opinion


    Heatons' 1916 Easter Rising chocolate bar

    An Irish department store has unveiled a chocolate bar to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising.

    The bar, which bears images of the seven executed rebel leaders and the proclamation on its wrapper, is being sold in Heatons stores in the Republic for €3.


    Twitter user Justin Hourigan shared a picture of the display in the Tralee branch, which was mocked as the "choclamation".

    But while some people said it could help make Irish history accessible to children, others believe it is disrespectful and fear the centenary commemorations next year will become "overly commercialised".

    James Connolly Heron, great-grandson of 1916 leader James Connolly, said: "There's so much more we can tell about the 1916 leaders than reducing them down to covering a chocolate bar."

    He told RTE's Liveline it was important to educate younger generations about the Rising, but said the bar was "simply a commercial venture".

    "One would expect a certain amount of sensitivity particularly around those that were executed," he said.

    Fianna Fáil Wexford councillor Malcolm Byrne, who initially raised concerns about the bar, said the centenary must not be "overly commercialised".

    Heatons has not responded to a request for a comment


    GPO in ruins 1916: Soldiers survey the interior of the post office in Sackville Street, Dublin, during the Easter Rising of 1916

    Choccy-ár-lá? Easter Rising chocolate bar divides opinion - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

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    Harrybarracuda send me a c/o address and I will send you 6 bars ,

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    Will it be dark chocolate to reflect sombre memories?

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    Not sure but hopefully it's a Bubbly Milky Chocolate to represent a new beginning the past is the past and it's time to move on ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes
    Easter Rising
    Is that when Jesus rose from the dead?

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    chocolate bar
    Wouldn't an easter rising commemorative chocolate egg or bunny rabbit be more seasonal?

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    I think this is a good thing. We could re-create Bobby Sands' cell in which he covered the walls in shite but use the melted chocolate bars as excrement and charge the Taigs to lick it off.

    What about that, eh?

    Money collected could be used to erect a memorial for the children slaughtered at Enniskillen but with a reproduction of a FN SLR used by the Paras to mount it and pointed towards Londonderry.

    Har, har.

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    Wheres Harrybarracuda ? we need his input ,

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    it will melt away just like the paddies pathetic stand off in a post office.

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    If the cnuts are dumb enough to buy that shit, I might just knock up a Bloody Sunday tomato soup.


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    those thieving micks, they have stolen the idea from fry's


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    You can't beat an Irish fry,

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    Maybe I could knock something out with a bit of frog in it.




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