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The 10 Best And Worst Easter Candies, Ranked (Photos)


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Let’s face it. There is a clear hierarchy when it comes to Easter candy. Let’s discuss:

10. Jordan Almonds

These used to be pretty tasty, but is it just me or does the thick sugary coating always taste simultaneously bland, over-sweet, too crunchy and stale all at once? I’ll pass if there’s any form of chocolate around.

9. Chocolate-Covered Marshmallows

These are kind of gross and boring, honestly. You might as well just make your own and cover them with sprinkles or something so that they at least look cute, or just stick with Peeps.

8. Peeps

These look cute, so they get points for presentation. They are ok when they are stale and you’re in the mood, although most of the time they are a little bit of a letdown if you were expecting something tastier.

7. Jelly Beans

A classic, and they remain the best thing to fill up your Easter eggs with. Still, chocolate is superior, and you run the risk of getting more awful flavors like cinnamon and banana than the actual good ones like buttered popcorn and toasted marshmallows.

6. Chocolate Easter Bunnies

It depends on the brand, but these almost always taste like super cheap chocolate that you accidentally left out in the sun and it melted, but then you put it back inside and it firmed up again and got a little chalky. Still chocolate though.

5. Nestle Butterfinger Nest Eggs

These taste just as great as regular Butterfingers, although there’s no compelling reason why they are better unless they’re on sale. Considering the chocolate to filling ratio, I actually prefer the regular bars.

4. (American) Kinder Eggs

Delicious, but they taste of “you can’t have a real Kinder Surprise,” and that’s no fun, not to mention that it’s a real pain to peel and pop out all the pieces and deal with so much safety packaging.

3. Chocolate/Caramel Cadbury Eggs

The original ones are the best, but in a pinch, the chocolate or caramel ones will do the job. You still get a nice textural contrast, and it’s hard to say no to either of these fillings.

2. Reese’s Eggs

Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs

They might have the same formula as the regular peanut butter cups, but unlike the Butterfinger eggs, it boasts a superior filling to chocolate ratio (you’re here for the peanut butter, let’s be real), making it one of the best Easter treats out there.

1. Original Cadbury Eggs

These are by far the best Easter candy out there. Crunch through the top quality, creamy milk chocolate shell, and you’ll find the most amazingly thick, milky gooey center. Plus, it looks like an actual egg, and that’s just adorable, so this one gets bonus points for presentation AND taste.

What do you think? Do you agree with me, or are you wrong? Sound off in the comments section.

Featured Photo Credit: Lisa/Instagram

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This Pizza Topped With Peeps Is A Culinary Crime (Photo)


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What is with the internet’s obsession with food hybrids these days?

Some of the combos are sort of understandable, albeit total culinary monstrosities. While I can’t say, for example, that I would ever in good conscience go out and buy an order of Mac N’ Cheetos from Burger King, I do understand the product’s appeal: Cheese and crunch works together; it’s excessive, but it follows logic.

But this? This is just too much.

Somebody had the bright (read: heinously misguided) idea to try and get into the Easter spirit by combining a culinary classic — cheese pizza — with a staple of the Easter holidays: Peeps candy.

Look, I get the Peeps Oreo thing. It’s just two sweet things mushed together into one cookie. But Peeps do not belong on pizza. I don’t care what you say.

The person who tweeted out the picture tried to defend their despicable mashup by likening the flavor profile to pineapple on pizza, only better.

I get what they’re going for, okay? Pineapples are sweet; Peeps are sweeter.

But this is garbage!

What’s crazy is that so many people responded to the tweet positively, saying that they’d be interested in sampling the Peeps pizza pie; however, others were more skeptical:

“I mean this looks awful but yes it is better than pineapple pizza,” tweeted one user.

“This is a crime against both God and man,” wrote another.

Where do you fall in this controversy?

Source: Austin Braun/Twitter / Photo Credit: Austin Braun/Twitter

Tags: culinary monstrosity, easter, Peep Pizza, Peeps, Pizza
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We’re Swooning Over Reese’s Peanut Butter Creme Eggs!


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Get ready, people, because the holiday season is officially upon us once again, which means that all of your favorite confectionery and sweets companies are about to pump out some major new treats to help celebrate Easter.

If you’re somebody who enjoys a chocolate treat or five each April — in the spirit of the holiday, of course — then you’ll probably be pleased to know that Reese’s is giving its signature chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination an Easter-time facelift.

Reese’s has released its new Reese’s Peanut Butter Creme Egg, which is a three-dimensional egg filled with your favorite Reese’s peanut butter, enrobed in creamy milk chocolate. Basically, if you can’t celebrate Easter without indulging in a bite of the classic Cadbury Egg, but are secretly craving something a little more peanut buttery, this is the treat for you.

The new Reese’s creme eggs are seasonally dressed in Easter packaging and individually wrapped. The reese’s creme egg calories are so moderate having approximately 180 calories per egg, which means you can totally fit one or two into your day with no harm done, so long as you remember to practice healthy habits and indulge in moderation!

The creme eggs are being sold at Walmart, and are about $3.82 for 1.2 ounces, or 5 eggs, according to the Walmart website. Because the Reese’s Peanut Butter Creme Eggs are temperature-sensitive, Walmart recommends you spring for Expedited Shipping or Rush Shipping if you don’t pick your goodies up in store, just to make sure they don’t melt in transit to your Easter basket.

Happy snacking!

Source: Walmart / Photo Credit: WalmartTags: cadbury, creme egg, easter, egg, egg calories, reese's, reese's creme egg calories, reese's peanut butter creme egg
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Forget Chocolate Easter Eggs, It’s All About The Cheese Egg!


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Introducing the Cheester Egg! If you love Easter for its chocolate eggs, wait until you try the egg made of solid cheese. What a fabulous idea!

Cosmopolitan reports that the Cheester Egg was created by a food blogger by the name of Annem Hobson, and an award-winning cheese company called Wildes Cheese. The egg itself is made from Napier, which is a crumbly, semi-hard cheese with a creamy texture (how does it manage that?).

The Cheester Egg is based on the same Napier cheese recipe that won the “London’s Favourite Cheese” award in 2015, according to the Daily Mail, so you know it’s good. As if that’s not enough to get you onboard the Easter cheese train, the egg is also made using vegetarian rennet — a curdling agent in some cheeses that usually makes it not vegetarian friendly. It seems Hobson wanted to make sure everyone could enjoy this fine treat.

About creating the Cheester Egg, Hobson said, “chocolate is okay, but it’s a little boring and frankly I’m sick of seeing it dominating key retail periods. Cheese is what excites me so I’m thrilled my plans for a Cheester Egg have finally hatched and that the Cheese Advent Calendar is becoming a reality.

“There’s a whole army of cheese lovers out there showing me their support and I hope I’m doing them proud.”

I’d venture to say she is definitely doing them proud, and if you aren’t yet familiar with the Advent Calendar she mentions, you might want to read up on that as well. The calendar features different cheese samples to give you something to look forward to each day. Just don’t forget to check it for too long!

The egg is available for about $18.66 in London. They can be bought online at So Wrong It’s Nom, from whom you’d pick them up at one of several locations in London. You can also opt for a “Nest Hamper” instead, which features other snack items in a picnic basket along with the cheesy egg. This fun little basket retails for $37. Unfortunately, neither item is available in the U.S. yet, but you can always attempt a Cheester Egg of your own!

Sources: Cosmopolitan, Daily Mail / Photo Credit: So Wrong it's Nom via Cosmopolitan

Tags: cheese, Cheester Egg, easter, Easter Eggs, Wildes Cheese
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The New Peeps Oreos Are Dyeing People’s Mouths Pink (Photos)


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Do ya’ll remember when we told you that new Peeps Oreos were coming out just in time to get into the Easter spirit?

Well, the time has come, folks — Peeps Oreos are officially on American Walmart shelves and ready to be purchased and consumed.

Just one caveat, though … apparently, they’re turning everybody’s mouths hot pink.

This news is cracking us up for real!

According to food blogger Junk Food Guy’s review, the new pink Peeps filling in the Oreos is actually almost the exact same filling that is used in the Marshmallow Crispy Oreos, except instead of crisps the filling is filled with sugar crystals to replicate the authentic Peep treat, and the filling has been dyed an extremely potent and very bright hot pink color.

So, while the taste is one that die-hard Oreos fans probably recognize — marshmallowy goodnes — the dye in the Oreo filling leaves consumers with not a bad taste, but a persistent hue in their mouths.

“Dude, the creme turned my saliva bright pink!” Junk Food Guy wrote. “BRIGHT PINK! This is sort of horrifying — this is the type of food dye where an hour later, when I went to brush my teeth, IT TURNED MY TOOTHBRUSH PINK. What the heck. WHAT THE HECK.”

For about $3, you can head down to your local Walmart and pick up a batch of these bright pink sugar-bombs, probably in the seasonal or the cookie aisle, and try the Oreos out for yourselves.

Source: Junk Food Guy / Photo Credit: Junk Food Guy

Tags: bright pink, easter, Oreos, Peeps, Peeps Oreo's, seasonal cookie
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