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The Best Candy is Easter Candy

Updated on March 7, 2015
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Jeannie has been writing for HubPages for over 5 years. She covers a wide variety of topics—anything from hamsters to office work.

Easter Candy

Do you love Easter candy? You are not alone. Spring is a terrible time to go on a diet. If you are a candy lover like me, you may as well give up now. I know many people are fans of Halloween candy or Christmas candy, but I am here to say the best candy is Easter candy.

I know you might be thinking a chocolate bunny or jelly beans are really obvious candy choices. If that were the only candy popular in the spring, I certainly would not be this excited. I would like to share my four favorite types of candy in this hub, and every single piece of candy is an Easter candy.

I look forward to seeing my favorite candy arrive at stores each February in preparation for Easter. Some may say February is too early for Easter candy to be stocked in stores, but I say you can never see Easter candy too soon. After all, it is only around for a couple of months, so I think we should all get to buy as much as possible while we can.

Cadbury Eggs

My very favorite candy has to be Cadbury Eggs. The very best kind of egg is the original. The original is a milk chocolate egg with a creamy white and yellow sugary center. The center is intended to look like the inside of a real egg. It is sweet and a little messy. I like to bite part of the chocolate coating and then eat the fake yolk out of the egg, then finish off the rest of the chocolate. I wish I could buy Cadbury Eggs by the pound!

Cadbury Eggs now have more flavors than just the original. You can buy chocolate cream or a caramel center if you prefer. Also, you can have mini-eggs if you are trying to eat less.  I still prefer the original, but I certainly never turn down any type of Cadbury Egg.

Marshmallow Peeps

Marshmallow Peeps are delicious little marshmallow chicks.  Each chick is covered in sugar.  The original peeps were all yellow, but now you can buy them in shades of purple, pink, and blue.  This is great for me because I used to be the proud pet owner of a canary.  I loved that canary very much and she looked just like a yellow Marshmallow Peep.  I tend to stick to the other colors now since they are less "canary like" and no one wants to eat a beloved pet.

Aside from the original peeps, there are bunnies for Easter, as well.  New this year for Marshmallow Peeps are peeps dipped in chocolate.  You can even get brown chocolate flavored peeps, dipped in chocolate.  I just tried one and I highly recommend it!

Maple Cream Egg

One of the best chocolate eggs around are Maple Cream Eggs.  If you love maple flavored candy or syrup, this is the candy for you.  Maple Cream Eggs have a soft, creamy center that tastes like maple.  The maple flavor is not too strong, yet not too light.  Russell Stover has certainly perfected the flavor. 

Aside from the Maple Cream Egg, you can get other flavors such as strawberry or marshmallow.  Personally, I feel like you can buy a lot of strawberry or marshmallow flavored candy.  A maple candy is something really special and quite delicious.

Nestle Crunch Nest Eggs

As if Easter candy was not already awesome enough, about 10 years ago Nestle created awesome little Nest Eggs. Sure Nestle Crunch is a good candy, but for some reason, it tastes even better as eggs. I believe it is the convenient bite size egg that makes it so appealing. Each egg is a delicious bite of milk chocolate and crisped rice. You never have to feel too guilty because you can buy an entire bag, but eat just one or two eggs. Of course, it is next to impossible to stop at two, but it can be done. If you haven't tried this tiny little eggs yet, you must buy a bag.

What Are You Waiting For?

Now that I've told you about the best Easter candy out there, I am sure you are running to the store to buy some now. I hope you've enjoyed this hub and I hope you don't eat too much. Easter only comes once a year and you can always go back to healthy eating after April. Enjoy the candy while you have the chance!

Happy Easter!


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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Victoria Lynn, maybe you can start a petition. I would be happy to sign it. :-

    rexrider, hahaha... I am afraid those were eaten long ago!

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    rexrider 5 years ago

    Hey please give me that green chocolate eyes...!

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    Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

    Jeannie, I may re-send the same letter I sent all those years ago!!!! :-)

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Victoria Lynn, yes, our love of Cadbury Eggs goes beyond what most people feel about them. And I just had to include your hub... you had the nerve to do what we should all do - write the company and make them sell Cadbury Eggs year round!

    Jenna Pope, I can't blame you for eating some of your grandchildren's candy. After all, it is EASTER candy and I've already determined it is the very best!

    stephhicks68, oh, I know exactly the eggs you are talking about. They are really tasty, too. I believe there is a peanut butter version as well.

    cookies4breakfast, yes, the after Easter sales are a great time to hit the stores. I love Peeps, but I don't usually buy the yellow kind. I had a canary as a child and they look to much like I am eating one of my favorite childhood pets. Sadly, the chocolate rabbits never last weeks with me... sometimes I might keep them around a few days or so though. :-)

    Thanks everyone for reading and for the comments!

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    cookies4breakfast 5 years ago from coastal North Carolina

    Love the photo! My husband is the sweet freak in our family, but asked that I not buy him any candy this year. Maybe I'll go out Monday and get some of those chocolate-covered marshmallow bunnies for myself. I used to love Peeps until I ate waaaay to many in one day. Easter candy most definitely is the best, though. You can make those big, chocolate rabbits last for weeks!

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    Stephanie Hicks 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

    My absolute favorite Easter candy are these little coconut bird nests (I think they are made by Russell Stover). They are covered with tinted light green white chocolate and have 3 little "eggs" (jelly beans) in the center. Seriously the best candy ever!

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    Jenna Pope 5 years ago from Southern California

    Cadbury Eggs and those Russell Stover maple cream eggs. . . Nirvana!!! Love them!!! Peeps aren't bad either.

    This year, as I was making up my grandchildren's Easter Baskets, I ate an entire bag of malted milk balls that was supposed to be theirs!

    Bad Grandma!

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    Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

    You had me at "Cadbury." :-) The title caught my attention. Cadbury eggs are definitely my fave, the original, as you say, then the chocolate, caramel , and minis. I'm not crazy about Peeps, but I would like to try the chocolate covered ones! Hey, and thanks for including my letter hub to Hershey's! cool! A woman after my own heart. I'm going shopping on Monday to see if Cadburys are marked down! I gave you every kind of vote on this one. Sharing!

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    Jeannie InABottle 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    mljdgulley354 - Your nephew has great taste in candy. Thanks for visiting my hub!

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    Jeannie InABottle 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Tammy - I am going to have to agree with you on that. Who ever thought circus peanuts was a good idea was simply wrong. Thanks for dropping by!

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    mljdgulley354 6 years ago

    Great hub. My nephew just asked if we could go get some of the marshmallow peeps when he saw that photo.

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    Tammy 6 years ago from North Carolina

    You write the coolest hubs! Very cute. I think the worst Easter Candy ever are circus peanuts.. UGGGG.. You made some great suggestions.

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    Jeannie InABottle 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Hmmmm... I am not a big jelly bean fan, but I do like the Starburst kind. Sweetarts are always great, too! Thanks for the comment!

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    carolyn59 6 years ago from Gainesville, FL

    I am all about jelly beans at Easter time. The spicy ones are terrific...licorice are the best.

    Jelly beans also have colors which connect to the passion and resurrection of Jesus...the real focus of Easter.

    Red signifies His blood, green is for living things on Earth, purple is for His sorrow, black is for our sins which He bore for us, yellow is for the sun (Son) so bright, pink is for hope...

    Then there is the sweetarts in the shapes of bunnies and chicks...yummy.

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    Jeannie InABottle 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks for the comment. The purple peeps really are pretty, aren't they? Have you tried the new chocolate kind yet? They are so wonderful!!!

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    C J Lee 6 years ago from NAPLES FL

    Give my ANY TYPE OF CANDY and I am a happy camper...! Give me an Easter Peep... OMGoodness! I saw purple Easter Peeps a week ago and had to buy them. I am the biggest kid in the family. I did share - one. hahaha Nice hub Jeannieinabottle.

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    Jeannie InABottle 7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Yes, Cadbury Eggs are the best. I think there should be Cadbury Shells for the summer, Cadbury Pumpkins for the fall, and Cadbury Santas for the winter.

    I could stand to lose a few pounds, but yes, I must continue to eat Easter candy. It is what is best for this hub.

    I can't believe there are so many peeps leftover! They are wonderful! You can even microwave them for fun. I must say the new chocolate kind is better than I expected.

    Thanks everyone for the comments!

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    Cogerson 7 years ago from Virginia

    Nice hub....but I can tell you from many years in the grocery business.....not many people like marshmallow peeps....always lots left over after Easter....although my son would only eat them if I would let him

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    Emma 7 years ago from UK

    You do need it Jeannie . Writers have to suffer for their art , phaha. Your suffrage will be obesity lol.Says me 5 stone overweight.x

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    Jamie Brock 7 years ago from Texas

    Cadbury Cream Eggs are the BEST!

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    Jeannie InABottle 7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Cadbury mini-eggs are very good, but I will always love the original the best. I have a shameful amount of Easter candy in my kitchen right now. I convinced myself I needed it to write this hub.

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    Emma 7 years ago from UK

    Oh Please add Cadbury's mini eggs. They are a must at Easter.