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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.