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Easter Candy - Anything new this year?

rworange Mar 21, 2007 02:55 PM

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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    Booklegger451 RE: rworange Mar 21, 2007 03:13 PM

    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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      rworange RE: Booklegger451 Mar 21, 2007 03:20 PM

      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. ArikaDawn RE: rworange Mar 21, 2007 03:24 PM

      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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        pamalamb RE: ArikaDawn Mar 22, 2007 06:35 AM

        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.

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          foodseek RE: pamalamb Mar 28, 2007 08:05 PM

          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.

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            pamalamb RE: foodseek Mar 29, 2007 06:08 AM

            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.

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        LisaN RE: rworange Mar 21, 2007 04:16 PM

        Cadbury Royal Dark Mini Eggs!! Delish!

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          pamalamb RE: LisaN Mar 22, 2007 06:33 AM

          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.

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            serveitforth RE: pamalamb Mar 30, 2007 08:32 PM

            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!

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          chompy RE: rworange Mar 21, 2007 09:10 PM

          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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            lvecch RE: chompy Apr 1, 2007 08:53 PM

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

          2. hypertomatoes RE: rworange Mar 22, 2007 07:54 AM

            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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              mollyomormon RE: hypertomatoes Mar 22, 2007 05:18 PM

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

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                CrazyOne RE: mollyomormon Mar 27, 2007 07:17 PM

                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.

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                  hypertomatoes RE: CrazyOne Mar 29, 2007 06:44 AM

                  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.

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              swissgirl RE: rworange Mar 22, 2007 05:09 PM

              I've been searching for bunny corn - equivalent to candy corn but in spring colors. Has anyone seen it in a drugstore or Target?

              Also in search of Easter Mellowcremes from Brach - bunnies and chicks similar to the Halloween pumpkins which I can find EVERYWHERE at Halloween. I haven't seen the Easter version and I really, really want to try some.

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                ArikaDawn RE: swissgirl Mar 22, 2007 05:32 PM

                I saw bunny corn at super wal-mart.

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                  mamaciita RE: ArikaDawn Mar 22, 2007 06:17 PM

                  Our Walgreens ad had bunny corn in it on sale this week.

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                    swissgirl RE: mamaciita Mar 22, 2007 07:00 PM

                    thanks for the information ArikaDawn and mamaciita, I will try to procure bunny corn this weekend!

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                      ArikaDawn RE: swissgirl Mar 23, 2007 05:51 AM

                      I was ordering candy from my fave candy website and they also have bunny corn. If you can't find it in stores here is a link.

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                        rworange RE: ArikaDawn Mar 27, 2007 11:03 AM

                        A Chow article has a link to a Wham-O make your own peeps kit.

                        Anyone seen this? Where? And how do they taste? More important, do they properly balloon if put in the microwave?

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                cleanplate RE: rworange Mar 28, 2007 07:58 PM

                I swear I saw cocoa Easter Peeps somewhere this year, but can't remember where it was - not Target.

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                  chigirl71 RE: cleanplate Mar 29, 2007 06:26 AM

                  They do have cocoa Easter Peeps. They are shaped like bunnies. I haven't tried them, but I saw them at my local grocery and at Walgreen's. They are very cute.

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                  squeaks RE: rworange Mar 29, 2007 06:31 AM

                  Cadbury Mini Eggs with Pop Rocks in the shell! They're awesome!

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                    pamalamb RE: squeaks Mar 29, 2007 06:37 AM

                    Oh my god. You may have just started me down a very dangerous path...

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                    MellieMac RE: rworange Mar 30, 2007 09:18 AM

                    I read somewhere the Jacques Torres chocolates are dipping Peeps in dark chocolate!

                    And the sour gummy bunnies form Williams Sonoma are both cute and yummy.

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                      toodie jane RE: MellieMac Mar 30, 2007 08:26 PM

                      dipped peeps....ooooooooooo

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                        dfrostnh RE: toodie jane Mar 31, 2007 09:40 AM

                        I saw edible candy grass at Target. It didn't look very interesting. Haven't had to shop for Easter candy in a long time but have granchildren now. Decided they were still too young for candy so I'm not sure how we'll make the trail to the hidden basket.

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                      mlgb RE: rworange Apr 1, 2007 05:45 PM

                      I don't know if the turquoise colored Bunny peeps are new, but I find I enjoy biting the ears off more than I do the peep heads. Also they are will be a nice add to my Peep holiday ornament collection (poke a hole mid-brow and let air dry for 9 months).

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                        blaze RE: rworange Apr 1, 2007 06:41 PM

                        does anyone remember the coconut eggs (dark chocolate) and peanut butter eggs (milk chocolate)? they were probably about a half-pound and came in a box w/cellophane window. they were always my favorite and i haven't seen them in several years.

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                          sheri_r RE: rworange Apr 1, 2007 10:07 PM

                          I'm putting together a full list of "edible bunnies" for the blog I write for—to be posted in the next day or so. Thanks for the tips from everyone. For more ideas, check out my full list.


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