Sunday, April 4, 2010
It's very possible that Easter has the best candy out of all the holidays. Think about it. Valentine's boxed chocolates? Halloween Mary Janes and candy corn? Christmas candy canes and peppermint bark? Can any really compare to the goodies of an Easter basket?
Well, I really like peppermint bark, but frankly, Easter candy is in a class of its own and like most fond food memories, this is mostly due to nostalgia. Picture a little girl in a pastel dress at 9 am in her grandma's living room, arranging her newly discovered plastic eggs by color, unwrapping and consuming as many foil-covered chocolate Easter eggs as she could before leaving for church, then squirming in the pew awaiting the hot cross buns that would follow after the service. That was me.
The pastel dress may not apply anymore, but I'm still consuming unusual amounts of chocolate candy at 9 am. To keep my hands out of the candy, I'll do what I do best: make pointless lists. So, ahem, may I present: The Top Three Easter Candies (in a very particular order, starting with bestest...yes, I said bestest).
#1: Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs. Reese's now does a Christmas peanut butter tree, which weakens the special nature of the peanut butter egg, but the egg is still by far superior.
#2: Marshmallow Eggs. Best enjoyed before they get smushed in transit from grandma's house to your own home, so eat them right away, just in case.
#3: Cadbury Creme Eggs. Certainly the most controversial of those included in this list as many disdain the overly sweet gooey center, but it earns bonus points due to the Cadbury commercials, replayed every year, making it ok for us to imagine these eggs coming from a bunny's hind end.
Honorable mention: old school jelly beans. They can never compete with chocolate, but Easter just wouldn't be complete without them.
Peeps need not apply.
Posted by Rhubarb and Venison at 10:35 AM