Friday, February 17, 2012

The Battle of the Eggs


I am no respecter of Easter candy. Perhaps one of my favorite days of the year is when the Valentine holiday season officially ends…thus ending the immense creepiness of Easter candy being displayed right after Christmas.

One could say that I am quite a fan of Easter candy. Actually, I am quite a fan of candy in general! But please consider this review as personal insight from me. I am practically an expert in all things chocolate. And Easter candy holds a special, extra-flabby place in my heart.

And so a battle ensues today. Which candy-coated chocolatey goodness egg reigns supreme?

First of all, please excuse me whilst I get something to eat. My poor little pea brain cannot function on an empty stomach. And looking at these pictures of some of the best candies in the world is not helping the situation.

Man, I love waffles…

OK, I’m back and ready to give my true opinion.

I know from lots of personal interaction with them that these two chocolate-covered Easter egg-shaped candies are simply heavenly. Each has pros and cons. Each makes me happy in indescribable ways (until I stand on the scale, but that is another topic entirely).

Cadbury only makes their sweet little treats twice a year…and I eagerly anticipate that magical moment when they are finally released for mass consumption. For Christmas, Cadbury has its Christmas-colored candy for sale, and I have to work really hard to not “stock up” every time I am in a store that has them. I find myself purposely avoiding Target so I don’t casually walk by and empty the shelf. People think it indicates the existence a “problem,” and no one likes to be that person.

Cadbury also creates this delightful candy of eggs for the Easter season. If you haven’t tried them, please do. Or please don’t, depending on how much self-control you possess.

My only con to these little yummies is that eating a lot of them can start to negatively impact the roof of your mouth. You know how Captain Crunch tears things up a little? So do these. And I don’t know how they do it. I usually ignore such warning signs and eat them happily anyway. However, after several bags, the damage can be pretty bad. And I would know, from, um…the personal experience of a friend. Yep, a friend.

I’m a professional, remember?

As I was walking through the aisles of Wal-Mart just last week, I happened upon the Hershey eggs. Never mind that Valentines hadn’t even occurred yet…such things don’t offend me. Since I don’t have a problem with the Cadbury or the Hershey version, these somehow ended up in my hands, car, home, and belly. In that order.

Something great about the Hershey version is the sheer size of each piece of candy. If patience is shown and the egg is not bitten but enjoyed whole, then the candy coat eventually melts away to reveal the best dang chocolate in the world. And I know my chocolate.

Also, the aforementioned mouth-roofing Cadbury situation doesn’t happen with these because the shell is nice and smooth. Of course, this could be seen as a con if you have no problem eating a bag in two days. Not that I know anyone capable of such activities, of course.

The final verdict? If I see it, it’s my favorite. A true dilemma is when I am home and have both the Cadbury and Hershey eggs in my grocery bag. Which one goes first?!

I, for one, will be very happy, and skinny, when this whole Easter candy mess is safely behind us.

Now it’s your turn to weigh in speak up…which do you prefer?


  1. Hershey sound better, but what about the hershey eggs w/ the tinfoil wrapping? those are dang good too! :) lol.

  2. I'm partial to the Cadbury eggs myself. I must admit though that I've never had a raw mouth from them. Chocolate isn't my favorite though and a bag of those can easily last a couple of weeks. Now Runts, Bottlecaps, or Gobstoppers? We're lucky if they last 2 days!!

  3. Either / Or is my take on it. They are interchangable. Unlike Diet Coke vs. Diet Pepsi. Coke=Heaven Pepsi=Dish soap. So there you go!!! xoxo

  4. I'm a fan of the Cadbury eggs, they won my heart many years ago :) the Hershey's are good, but I think the shell is too thick.


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