As a kid, I placed more emphasis on the commercialized part of Easter than I should have. I woke up at my grandma’s house on Easter morning with glee as I searched the living room to find where the Easter Bunny hid my basket. During mass, I let my mind race as I psyched myself up for the Easter egg hunt that would follow on the church lawn. Throughtout the day, I looked forward to whatever other treats my relatives would bestow on me.
These days, I don’t search for an Easter basket, go on egg hunts, or hold my hand out to relatives. But one thing is for sure – I still eat Easter candy!! My sweet tooth hasn’t changed a bit since my younger days and I still fondly look forward to chomping down on Easter delights. In tonight’s blog post, I want to reveal my top 5 favorite Easter candies.
5. Robin Eggs – These are simply glorified Whoppers but they seem to taste better than your typical malt ball. For those who are unfamiliar, a robin egg is a Whopper in egg-shaped form that is coated with a pastel colored/speckled shell. They are great to eat by the handful and they offer a festive, satisfying crunch.
4. Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs – Like robin eggs, a Reese’s peanut butter egg is simply an extension of its main product. However, I know for a fact that a Reese’s peanut buttter egg packs way more peanut butter than your average Reese’s cup. For a guy who knows of no better combination than peanut butter and chocolate, this is a big deal. Also, the Easter Reese’s egg stands out in its individually wrapped yellow packaging, bringing back a bit of nostalgia for me considering a couple were always in my Easter basket.
3. Cadbury Egg – The signature candy of the Easter season, how can you not enjoy a Cadbury egg? Even if you get tired of the same commercial they show every single year during Easter season, it is tough to not get excited for this legendary treat. As a kid, I remember attending Easter egg hunts at fields with 1,000 mini chocolate eggs strewn across the grass. However, sticking out like a sore thumb would be the few Cadbury eggs that everyone would make a mad dash for. When I was little, I thought I won the lotto when my mom would surprise me with a Cadbury egg. Back then they seemed so big, so rich, so Easter-esque. You just couldn’t get anything like it outside of March and April.
2. Starburst Jelly Beans – When it comes to jelly beans, they don’t always have to be gourmet. In fact, during Easter, I much rather eat regular, or, even better, Starburst jelly beans. As much as I like Jelly Belly, I enjoy other jelly bean varieties just as much. During Easter, I love munching on the sweet, colorful Starburst beans. I love the sound of shaking a plastic egg filled with them seconds before I start tossing them in my mouth. They are flavorful and fun, a taste that compliments the bright and optimistic feel of the Easter season.
1. Cadbury Mini Eggs – As much as I love regular Cadbury eggs, I love Cadbury mini eggs about three times more. Place a large bowl filled with them in front of me and I will eat every single one. Thankfully they come in smaller packets that prevent me from going on such an unhealthy binge. This is a high quality candy. The chocolate is rich and fresh while the candy shell is crunchy yet light. They are addicting and satisfying. This is the one Easter candy that I know I have actually ate every single Easter since I have had teeth. Whether I bite down immediately or suck on a piece, the taste is always “Eastery” and delicious.
Do you have a favorite Easter candy? Please don’t say Peeps. When Sloan gets older, she will know what to expect in her Easter basket. Don’t Blink.