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Greek pastry chef creates PPE-wearing chocolate bunny as Easter approaches02:22

Greek pastry chef creates PPE-wearing chocolate bunny as Easter approaches

Greece, Thessaloniki
April 07, 2020 at 16:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Coronavirus themed pastries went viral in bakeries around the world. One of the latest creations is PPE-wearing chocolate Easter bunny from Averof patisserie in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, wearing a protective mask.

As the owner and pastry chef Marios Papadopoulos shows in footage from Tuesday, the chocolate bunnies wear a surgical mask and come equipped with a syringe, presumably containing the choco-vaccine for the accompanying coronavirus, and a pair of gloves.

"Thessaloniki is the city of the sweets and from this place all the 'sweet fights' begin. Our applause is with a choco-doctor who will defeat the coronavirus with the vaccine. Little and bigger sweet doctors ready for the combat," says Papadopoulos.

He was inspired by the people's appreciation of the doctors and medical staff fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and his new chocolate creation intends to raise the spirits of people as the Easter holiday approaches.

As of Monday, Greece has reported 1,755 confirmed coronavirus cases and 79 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Greek pastry chef creates PPE-wearing chocolate bunny as Easter approaches02:22
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Coronavirus themed pastries went viral in bakeries around the world. One of the latest creations is PPE-wearing chocolate Easter bunny from Averof patisserie in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, wearing a protective mask.

As the owner and pastry chef Marios Papadopoulos shows in footage from Tuesday, the chocolate bunnies wear a surgical mask and come equipped with a syringe, presumably containing the choco-vaccine for the accompanying coronavirus, and a pair of gloves.

"Thessaloniki is the city of the sweets and from this place all the 'sweet fights' begin. Our applause is with a choco-doctor who will defeat the coronavirus with the vaccine. Little and bigger sweet doctors ready for the combat," says Papadopoulos.

He was inspired by the people's appreciation of the doctors and medical staff fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and his new chocolate creation intends to raise the spirits of people as the Easter holiday approaches.

As of Monday, Greece has reported 1,755 confirmed coronavirus cases and 79 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

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