>What’s your favorite Easter candy?

>As I recently confessed on Twitter, Easter is pretty much just a reason to eat as much candy as I want without the guilt.  It’s big candy holiday number 1 for me, although Halloween gives Easter a run for its money…golden wrapped chocolate money.

But, Easter has some of my favorite candy only available during its festival period.  No, not Peeps, which incidentally are available during Halloween.  Cadbury Creme Eggs are tops on my list.  They are like chocolate wrapped crack.  And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, the Caramel Egg came out.

Then of course, there is the Cadbury Mini Eggs.  Yes, I know they are basically matte M&Ms, but something about that dusty candy coated shell really does it for me. 

There is one Easter treat that has been elusive.  Technically, it’s not candy.  It’s a toasted coconut wrapped marshmallow.  It’s my favorite non-chocolate sweet. 

I found them at Target one year and have been looking for them ever since.  Never have I seem them back at Target nor in any grocery store in Sacramento.  There are a few stores I haven’t checked because I’m not really a fan of them, but my craving for the sweet goodness might overcome my dislike of those bastions of commerce.

4 thoughts on “>What’s your favorite Easter candy?

  1. argloria

    >Do you mean the Kraft Jet-Puffed Toasted Coconut marshmallow? If so, try the baking section…

    I'm on a search for the Starburst jelly bean, I tried the Sweet Tart jelly bean and almost lost my lunch…

  2. Moxie

    >I will let you have all the Cadbury Creme Eggs if I can have the Reese's peanut butter eggs.

    Starburst makes some of the most flavorful jelly beans (aside from Jelly Belly). As a kid I liked a certain kind of jelly bean that had a spackled surface – I think they were called Sparkles? Over the years I've seen them occasionally in the stores, but it's been a long time since I looked.

    And I hate Peeps. Blah.

  3. Ms. Chick

    >Target has TONS of Starbust jelly beans. I have a bag of them sitting in my house. I did try the baking section…no luck.

    I've never seen sparkly jelly beans!

    I don't get Peeps either. I enjoy marshmallows. I enjoy sugar, but cover a marshmallow in yellow sugar and…gnarly!

    I also agree that no bean beats Jelly Belly, but Starbust do come in a close second.

  4. B. Durbin

    >Cadbury Mini Eggs have a different blend of chocolate than M&Ms—one that is highly addictive. Oh yes.

    I'm a big fan of good jelly beans, but only the Brachs and Jelly Belly seem to be around the whole year. The former is average and the latter superb but expensive. I do indeed love Starburst jelly beans, but I've recently discovered a love of SweeTart jelly beans. A bit sour but melt-in-your-mouth if you like that kind of thing. I also like Wonka Freckled Eggs, a Runts variant that doesn't have the dreaded banana flavor.

    Really, though, the thing I love best is to go out the day AFTER Easter and stock up. Most places don't have much left—Target's a dead loss at that point—but some supermarkets have been overlooked and have a bonanza of the good stuff. We store chocolate in the fridge or freezer and have it for a long time.


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