With Easter quickly approaching this Sunday, I figured it was time for me again to give you the scoop on the tastiest treats of this season. While you hunted for eggs, I hunted for the most peculiar snacks I could find at my neighborhood Target, leading to a surprising amount of hits and misses.
Spring Oreos: Just like normal Oreos, but better! The fun spring patterns and yellow creme really make this an exciting snack for your spring picnics. They taste practically the same as their typical counterpart. From an avid Oreo lover like myself, these get two thumbs up.
Mini Butterfinger Eggs:
Like the Oreos, Butterfinger basically took the original and changed the appearance, not the flavor. The portable, poppable size of these egg-shaped treats makes them the perfect on-the-go sugar fix. Again, if you love Butterfingers (which I sure do), these mini eggs taste like perfection.
Cadbury Mini Eggs:
I’m beginning to think every candy company’s easter team thinks “What if we take the candy we already make, and form it into an egg shape?” I’m here to say that this tactic works. Cadbury has associated their chocolate with a rich, smooth, and powerful flavor that has always compelled me to favor it over Hershey’s. Form it into an egg, cover in a crunchy outer shell, and voila! A winning snack.
Russell Stover Chocolate Eggs:
Out of the many flavors offered by this brand, I picked up two: marshmallow fluff and coconut cream with dark chocolate. Honestly, I expected disaster from both but found solace in one. Marshmallow to me serves as the most disgusting dessert ingredient on the planet (more on that in a moment), so this variety didn’t please me in any way. Please, beware. After tasting this one, I expected the same from the coconut counterpart, but was met with a pleasant surprise. The coconut cream tastes like an alternative Three Musketeers, with the dark chocolate coating giving it a certain edge. Kudos to you, Russell Stover.
Remember when I said I didn’t like marshmallows? Here’s where that comes in again. In elementary school, every kid went crazy at the Easter parties for these duck-shaped plastic filled molds of corn syrup and food dye. I never, and still do not, understand the hype with these things. Save yourselves, people.
Dove Milk Chocolate Bunny:
Knowing me, I tried to find a fault with this one, but ultimately failed. First of all, Dove offers the same amazing, smooth, rich chocolate as usual, and most excitingly, lacking hollowness! Delicious and a bang for your buck! Simply amazing.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg:
Again with the eggs. I have never favored the normal Reese’s, so I don’t like this one personally, but I do recommend it to any peanut butter fans. I do commend the treat for its small size, as opposed to the gigantic Reese’s heart featured on the last chapter of this series.
Cadbury Caramel Egg:
Solid, milk chocolate on the outside, and sweet, liquid caramel on the inside. What more could you ask for? Probably a napkin. Immediately after my first bite, the inside gushed out and caramel overflowed. Despite the beautiful sight, this treat required a bit of a clean up. If you don’t like your dessert literally overflowing in caramel, I would stear clear of this one.
After reviewing these seasonal sweets, I am surprised to say I would recommend most of them. If possible to get over the ridiculous egg and rabbit shapes, or find even humor in them, go out and purchase a few. Whatever you do, just put the peeps out to pasture.