Take some romaine lettuce and load it with some horseradish (enough to make the size of a small egg if you would crunch it into a ball). Some people dip this into the charoset to soften the effect. The following blessing is recited by all:
Blessed are You, LORD our God, King of the universe, Who sanctified us with his commandments and commanded us to eat maror.
We then eat the bitter herbs, remembering the sorrow, persecution, and suffering of our life in bondage to sin. As the horseradish brings tears to our eyes, so we remember the affliction of our people.