Candy isn’t my first choice in sweets. Generally I like go for things like cake or cookies if I have a choice, but there’s something special about Easter candy. A lot of it of course is the fact that you can only get it once a year. Even the things that have counterparts throughout the rest of the year are better at Easter.
I have my go-to Easter candy that I like to treat myself to every year. Number one on the list of course is Reese’s eggs. They are the best Easter candy and by far the most superior of all the Reese’s peanut butter cup products. They have the perfect ratio of peanut butter and chocolate. At least as far as I know the Reese’s eggs were their original holiday shape. They were the first ones I can ever remember seeing anyway. Reese’s has since branched out into making holiday shapes for many other holidays, but each one has a slightly different ratio of peanut butter and chocolate. The eggs are perfect and definitely the best.
If of course also enjoy Cadbury’s creme eggs. I still remember the first time I ever saw one. I was a kid and there was an Easter egg hunt in our neighborhood in the wooded area by our neighborhood pool. My first memory of one is not even me eating one. My sister found one and I remember being super jealous watching her eat this cool candy that looked like it had an actual egg yolk in the center. I don’t actually remember the first time I ever ate one myself, but I do know I still love the delicious egg treats.
They branched out their eggs a number of years ago with different flavor filllings. I’m a big fan of caramel so I really like the caramel eggs as well filled with a ton of gooey, silky smooth caramel. Don’t tell anyone but I might even like them better than the original creme eggs.
Finally a recent addition to my Easter candy collection is Twix eggs. Twix is my favorite candy bar, so when they started making eggs a few years ago I quickly jumped on that bandwagon. The layer of caramel is gooier and less chewy than in the normal Twix, which I like. You also have a lot more cookie surface area. It all fits together rather nicely. Like with the Reese’s eggs I think I like the Twix eggs even more than their non-holiday counterparts.
I’ll ration out this Easter candy over the next few months and then wait for it to return to me again in another year.