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Mar 21, 2007 02:55 PM

Easter Candy - Anything new this year?

I had an orange Cadbury egg which I never saw before. I like Cadbury eggs. I like that yellow dyed center that is supposed to look like a yolk. The orange flavor is a good addition.

I saw a new color of peeps this year - green. Much better than last year's angry red peeps at Target.

Anything else?

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  1. I believe there are some evil new sugar-free peeps lurking at my neighborhood Walgreens. I always thought peeps were basically pure sugar, so I am a bit morbidly curious about these.

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    1. re: Booklegger451

      From the Chow Grinder blog ... it doesn't sound good ...

      Brave enough to actually perform a taste test, the blog 20 Little Toes reports:

      “This is not anything remotely like a normal Peep. It reeks of strong vanilla scent and the aftertaste is just awful. The texture isn’t soft and fluffy at all, in fact it’s almost rubbery.”

      And there are more horror stories in the above link.

      I wonder if they still properly microwave and can be used in some of these many recipes like the peep souflfle. There's also a gratuitous Easter candy / wine pairing in this topic.

      From personal experience I will tell you that the peepuccino (peep in a cup of coffee) isn't all that. Although I will say the results on this peeps & science site are NOT 100% correct. Peeps will disolve in hot liquid ... except the eye of the peep ... supposedly even sulfuric acid won't destroy the eye.

      I might try the Meyer Lemon Peeps de Crème this year. Or maybe the peep turduken

    2. Not certain if it is just for Easter, but I saw cocnut cream hersheys kisses in the Easter candy section and have never seen them before. Something else I LOVE are the sweetart jelly beans which may not be new, but they are new to me.

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      1. re: ArikaDawn

        The coconut kisses are amazing. There are also vanilla cream, truffle, strawberry dark chocolate, orange dark chocolate, and cherry cordial. I've seen some, like the orange, before. Like ArikaDawn, I'm not sure if these are just for this season, or if they figured now would be a good time to test drive all the new flavors, but I really like where they're going with this.

        1. re: pamalamb

          Does the coconut resemble Mounds-type coconut or is it cream only? Would love something like Mounds for Easter baskets-daughter's favorite candy. Thanks.

          1. re: foodseek

            It's creamy, but there might be little flecks of coconut. Definitely not like Mounds. I believe, however, that they make Mounds and Almond Joy eggs, like the Reeses eggs mentioned below.

      2. Cadbury Royal Dark Mini Eggs!! Delish!

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        1. re: LisaN

          I love dark chocolate, and Cadbury mini eggs are my favorite candy (I stockpile for the year), but I find these hideous. The flavor is not the richness of dark chocolate, and the shell is not the same satisfying sweetness.

          1. re: pamalamb

            I agree. Hate the dark chocolate variety. Love the original - find them completely addictive. I've eaten so many it made the roof of my mouth raw!

        2. This isn't a new Easter candy, but one that was around a couple of years ago that I still think about - I think they were called PB Mallow eggs. Milk chocolate eggs with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff filling. I am embarassed to admit that I still miss them. Has anyone seen these things lately?

          I know I have just ruined my credibility when it comes to chocolate. It's really weird because normally I like good dark chocolate, and these are the opposite of that. Maybe Easter causes me to regress to my childhood palate.

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          1. re: chompy

            I stumbled upon a box of these once, in a discount store, but that was about six years ago. They were fantastic!

          2. These aren't really new, but they're a longstanding favorite of mine - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups - that come in an EGG shape. They also do christmas tree shapes around the holidays. They're softer than regular RPB cups and a bit bigger.

            It takes extreme feats of willpower not to polish off the whole 6-pack. So good, but so bad!

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            1. re: hypertomatoes

              for some reason, the egg shaped ones taste much better to me than the regularly shaped Reese's!

              1. re: mollyomormon

                Me too! I've always liked Reese's anyway, but don't get them often. But they have the darned eggs on the counter at the little shop near work, and I can't help getting one now and then. Tastes better for some reason than the regular cups, perhaps because of the thicker peanut butter middle.

                1. re: CrazyOne

                  Definitely! I think they're so yummy because they're lacking the harder chocolate shell part. I just picked up my yearly 6-pack of RPB Eggs yesterday. I stuck them in the freezer! Can't wait to have one when I get home.