Peeps and Bunnies and Chocolate, oh my!

I love Easter candy so much I decided to list my favorites here! I want to give you too the chance to make the best of your candy-eating experience this year.

1. Cadbury Crème Eggs

I look forward to Cadbury Crème Eggs every Easter and they are most definitely my favorite Easter candy. Fortunately, Cadbury has begun making them at Halloween, so I don’t have to wait an entire year before I can eat them again.

2. Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

These are generally a year-round confection made by Reese’s. They have Peanut Butter Pumpkins at Halloween, Peanut Butter Christmas Trees at Christmas, Peanut Butter Eggs at Easter… You get the point. But even though they’re offered at nearly every major holiday, they’re still amazing. Although they’re essentially the same thing as the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, they’re still somehow better and more enjoyable

3. Chocolate Covered Peeps

Let’s face it. Peeps are disgusting. While Easter candy wouldn’t be the same without Peeps, I’m pretty sure our digestive systems could do without them. If you mistakenly buy Peeps, use them for recreational activities, like heating them up in the microwave, seeing how long it takes you to pull them apart, trying to cut them in half with a kitchen knife, or attempting to destroy them with a machine gun (I’ve heard rumors that this is impossible, but please let me know what happens if you try). Chocolate Covered Peeps are a different story. I have no clue what makes these so wonderful, because supposedly the chocolate still encases one of those digestively destructive Peeps. Regardless of what they have done to these Peeps, they are well-worth being eaten recreationally.

4. Cadbury Mini Eggs

These are addictive. I currently have a large bag of them under my bed. They’re something akin to a large M&M, but the outer shell is crispier and has more flavor, and the chocolate is richer. I usually can’t eat more than four at a time without feeling sick, which isn’t a bad thing, because I have had the bag for almost a month and still have a significant portion of eggs left. You can’t go wrong with Cadbury chocolate. If you haven’t tried these, buy them this year.

5. Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs

While similar to the Chocolate Covered Peeps, the Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs contain a more whipped marshmallow substance and the marshmallows come in a variety of flavors that include strawberry, raspberry, coconut, and original. While you would think that these would be better than the Chocolate Covered Peeps, for some reason they’re not (it may or may not be the related to the reason that the majority of us seem to end up with a carton of the nasty original Peeps each year. I’m getting only getting a carton this year because Walgreens has a free plush Peep included with certain cartons. At least, I think that’s why I’m getting them…. I’m not sure if the plush Peep would be nearly as satisfying without the candy Peeps. Did I mention that there’s something very satisfying about biting off the head of a Peep?).

6. Vanilla Crème Filled Eggs

These are like a combination of Cadbury Crème Eggs and Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs. Somehow they’re not as good as you would think they would be, but they’re still pretty good. I tried one for the first time a few days ago and felt like I had almost gotten my money’s worth. They’re definitely worth noting, but there’s not much to day about them and they’re not quite good enough to make the top five.

7. Reese’s Pieces in a Carrot-Shaped Package

I’m not sure why these weren’t number six, but I feel like they’re in the right place, so I’m leaving them. These are the only reason that I have ever appreciated the movie E.T. (seriously, that movie is disturbing). I don’t know why more people don’t like these, but they’re really good. I’m weird enough that I love the fact that at Easter, the Reese’s company puts all orange Reese’s Pieces into a clear carrot shaped bag. It just makes me really happy.

8. Chocolate Bunnies

I can’t remember which brands of chocolate bunnies I like, so I’m going to leave you to choose whichever you like best. Pretty much all chocolate is good. If you somehow manage to ruin chocolate… well, let’s just say that there is a special place for you…. Once I had an Easter Bunny that tasted like soap (I’m 100% positive that they meant for it to be chocolate). It was sad — not to mention sacrilegious. For some reason, unlike the case with Peeps, I feel bad about eating chocolate bunnies. I usually bite their heads off first to put them out of their misery. Even after that, I still feel guilty, though.

9. Foil Covered Eggs

Not to be confused with Cadbury Eggs, the foil-covered eggs are pure chocolate. I’m pretty sure that they’re made out of the same thing that the chocolate bunnies are made out of, but they’re kind of boring, so they don’t taste as good. Still, they’re chocolate and they’re good and I get to choose what goes on my list, so these are number nine.

10. Jelly Beans

I don’t actually like Jelly Beans, but they’re addictive. It’s sort of like the case with Vanilla Wafers. When you think about it, they aren’t really all that great. Once you start eating them, though, it’s hard to stop. They kind of make my throat hurt and I can only imagine what colors they’re turning my insides. I usually try to stay away from them (especially the nasty flavors, which are hard to find, because they vary from brand to brand). I will admit, the mango Jelly Beans and certain varieties of red Jelly Beans are pretty good. Still, they’re only on this list out of obligation.

-Kasey
Scene Editor

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