Anabel Tastes the Seasons: “Egg-cellent” Easter

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Kat Shambaugh

The spring season means retail stores fill with Easter goodies, from chocolate to jellybeans. Prince explores a variety of sweet treats to choose the best.

Anabel Prince, Copy editor

With Easter practically coming out of nowhere this Sunday, those celebrating scramble to find the perfect goodies to fill their baskets. Keeping with last year’s theme, I decided to test a few of this season’s offerings:

 Prince tastes the Easter holiday with Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs, a “Scrambled Egg,” a Palmer Baby Bink, a bunny lollipop, an Almond Joy egg, a chocolate-covered Peep, a chocolate Cadbury creme egg, and Starburst jellybeans.

Kat Shambaugh
Prince tastes the Easter holiday with Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs, a “Scrambled Egg,” a Palmer Baby Bink, a bunny lollipop, an Almond Joy egg, a chocolate-covered Peep, a chocolate Cadbury creme egg, and Starburst jellybeans.

Palmer Baby Binks Chocolate Bunny:

Perusing the Kroger aisles, I decided to purchase the cheapest chocolate bunny available. As compared to other $4-5 versions, Palmer’s Baby Binks Chocolate Bunny only cost me $1. Expecting flavorless, oddly textured chocolate, I felt quite satisfied by the quality of this dollar candy. Although hollow, this chocolate does not break the bank and will probably please any child. It does look kinda creepy, though.         

Robin Eggs:

Considering I had never heard of Robin Eggs and randomly decided to give them a try, it shocked me that these ended up my favorite of the bunch. I would say these most closely resemble Whoppers (coming as no surprise considering the same brand manufactures them both). Instead of having a milk chocolate coating though, the outside of Robin Eggs tastes more creamy and sweet. Thumbs up from me! I could eat the whole carton.

Wonka Scrambled Egg:

First of all, I love the name of this Wonka candy filled treat. Filled with individual Laffy Taffy, Nerds, and Runtz candies, any chicken would approve of such an egg. I did feel some disappointment as none of the candy was actually easter themed, but I did find the packaging cute.

Opening the scrambled egg reveals various flavors of Nerds, Laffy Taffy, and Runts. The treat incorporated Anabel’s favorite candies in an Easter-themed container.

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Opening the scrambled egg reveals various flavors of Nerds, Laffy Taffy, and Runts. The treat incorporated Anabel’s favorite candies in an Easter-themed container.

Starburst Jelly Beans:

Do stores sell these year-round? Because holy cow, I rank these a thousand times higher than normal Starbursts (which may just be my love for jellybeans talking). Also coming in cute egg shaped packaging, Starburst flavored jelly beans make the perfect prize for any easter egg hunt.

Bunny Lip Pops:

If I would recommend this absolutely ridiculous looking lollipop based on anything, it would be the sheer novelty of the item. Try it on, take a few pictures, and then spit it out immediately. Buy this for its cuteness, not taste.

The lollipop comes with a fake bunny nose and mouth for Easter spirit.

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The lollipop comes with a fake bunny nose and mouth for Easter spirit.

Almond Joy Egg:

As apparent in my face when looking at this Almond Joy Egg, I love coconut. I have always seen Almond Joys as a more “adult” candy, because the almonds basically make it a healthy snack. I actually enjoyed the egg shaped version more than its regular counterpart, because it contained more coconut goodness for me to much on. Save these for the adult table.

Prince finds bliss in the Almond Joy egg.

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Prince finds bliss in the Almond Joy egg.

Peeps chocolate covered marshmallow:  

As I have developed a bit of a reputation as a Peeps hater, my opinion of this easter staple should come as a surprise. I, Anabel Prince, ate a Peep and did not spit it out immediately. While I still find Peeps and marshmallows in general repulsive, the chocolate barrier helped to protect me from its evil inside.

Prince expresses her disgust with the chocolate-covered marshmallow Peep, one of her least favorite Easter traditions.

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Prince expresses her disgust with the chocolate-covered marshmallow Peep, one of her least favorite Easter traditions.

Cadbury Chocolate Creme Egg:

I tried the original version of Cadbury’s creme egg last year and quite enjoyed it. The chocolate counterpart of this extremely rich cream filled egg is just that― overbearing. I could not even finish this entire egg; I found it that rich. Maybe if it had white chocolate on the outside instead of milk chocolate I could stomach it more. You’ve been warned, Cadbury did not make this egg for the weak stomached.

 

Whether participating in an easter egg hunt or sitting at the adults table, this year’s easter offerings left me very satisfied and “egg-cited” for the holiday.