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Brach's Fiesta Malted Easter Eggs

which local grocery stores have this rare item? no substitutes, please. (if you love them, as you know, there are no substitutes.)

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  1. Bought some and some Mary Sue eggs for my Mom at the Mars Supermarket in Ellicott City the first weekend they put Easter candy out. Don't have much hope that they would have any left - increasingly hard to find item.

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    1. re: treetop tom

      treetop tom, do you have any idea why brach's is so stingy with this candy? i don't get it --- they always sell out fast -- IF you find them......

      1. re: alkapal

        Seasonal products are usually produced in fairly low-volume batches, particularly ones that don't have universal appeal, like malted candy. The manufacturing process takes away manpower and machinery that Brach's feels should be used for one of their better-selling, year-round products. But if you look on the web, plenty of others have the same lament you do. Perhaps an email to Brach's could shed some light on the subject.

        1. re: treetop tom

          whaaa? the whole u.s. isn't competing with me to buy brach's 4 bags of malted milk fiesta eggs?

          1. re: alkapal

            watch out alkapal, you're inspiring some of us to START looking for them...

            1. re: caerphilly

              ok, i did consider that and took a calculated risk. but you are now under a chow duty to report any supplies!

              now i am off to the super giant near bailey's crossroads to seek the malted milk fiesta egg grail....but first, to Thai Square for energy......(why am i envisioning grayed armor and swirling mist???)

              1. re: alkapal

                Just bought two bags at the Target in Ellicott City. They were up at the check-out and not with the rest of the Easter candy. They had about a dozen bags for $1.66 per.

                1. re: treetop tom

                  wow! you found some -- and cheap, too! i'll check target at falls church near me. thanks, treetop tom!

                  btw, cherrydale safeway, and harrison street harris teeter -- no go....

                  1. re: alkapal

                    no luck at target, falls church. ;(

                    1. re: alkapal

                      hi alkapal,

                      i found some at the columbia heights target- 99 cents a bag at half off.

                      cheers!

    2. The only store I have been able to fing them at is Wal-Mart. I love this candy. Every year, when the Easter candy is put out, I buy at least 5 or more bags. They need to make this a year round candy, since it is such a big seller.

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      1. re: candles4mom

        i just don't understand why brach's is SO STINGY with these wonderful delights?

        1. re: alkapal

          Im embarrassed to admit this, but I love Brachs Chicks & Rabbits. They are like those orange circus peanuts you can always buy, but theres something about the pastel colors of Chicks and Rabbits. Ive always been glad they are only sold at Easter, because I have no self control when it comes to this particular candy. This year I was only able to find three bags at CVS and I bought all three. They were VERY stale and hard (ate them anyway) making me think they were left over from last Easter.

          Brachs...take note...there are some very crazy people out here who love your Easter candy! Dont deprive us of our guilty pleasures!

      2. has anyone seen easter candy yet? or do i have to wait until valentine's day has passed -- and all those chocolate clearance sales?!

        1. TAAAA-DAAAAA! i found huge bags (!) at rite-aid in falls church on saturday. only 6 bucks! so....try rite-aid. LOTS of chicks and easter candy!

          buy them now and thank me later (to quote "hans and franz" -- "hear me now and believe me later" ;-).

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          1. re: alkapal

            Bought 2 of the small bags at Mars Supermarket yesterday. They have their entire assortment of Mary Sue and Log Cabin Cream Eggs out as well (a Baltimore Easter delicacy). And Lent is still a week away? Something tells me to stock up now because by the time Easter rolls around they will all be long gone.

            1. re: treetop tom

              i am somewhat ashamed to admit i bought 3 honkin' bags of those brach's fiesta malted eggs. you never know when the supply gets cut off! ;-).

          2. I found Fiesta Eggs for the first time ever at my local Walmart today, couldn't believe it! I haven't been able to find them for years. I am curious however how long are these good? I couldn't find an expiration date anywhere? Can they be frozen? if anyone knows or even a good guess would do thanks!

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            1. re: puddin2011

              ok, i am confessing to the world -- i have a stash from two years ago (see post from feb 16, 2009 upthread) that i am still munching on. i keep them in a repurposed (and immaculately cleaned) yankee candle sealed glass jar.

              over time, their texture changes and becomes softer, but they're still good!

              ps. i found the humongo bags of the eggs at the rite-aid in falls church in 2009. i don't know if they have them this year.

              1. re: alkapal

                awsome! I'll go buy more before they run out! thanks

                1. re: alkapal

                  For those fans near Howard County, the Mars on Rt. 40 in Ellicott City has them. None at the nearby Rite-Aid or Wal-Mart. And I am embarrassed to admit I went on a hunt this morning.

                  1. re: ivysmom

                    don't be embarassed! you are part of a cohesive unit of questors -- even though sometimes you have to act as "an army of one."

              2. Found a small supply at the WalMart at Capital Plaza.

                1. First Sighting for 2012 - Good old dependable MARS Supermarket on 40 West in Ellicott City. $2 per bag,

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                  1. re: treetop tom

                    Treetop Tom, I was just thinking about these yesterday. Since you are in the area, have you tried the malted milk balls at Ken's Old Fashioned Candy Store in Catonsville ? Delicious.

                  2. don't think you'll get any love from the trader joe's malted milk balls. while they may be all natural, they are way too sweet. just sayin'

                    ps still haven't seen any brach's in my candy aisles. ;-((.

                    1. Hello! Just wanted to say that they used to sell the white ones at Christmas (like they were snowballs) and I'm really dying for some right now. Glad to see there are other Fiesta egg lovers out there.

                      1. small bags spotted at harris teeter this afternoon. haven't tried them yet, and wondering if formula has changed. will report back.

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                        1. re: alkapal

                          Thanks for the update. I'll keep an eye out also.

                        2. Found 7.05 oz bags at the Target in Fairfax County on New Guinea. $2.19 a bag. Bought 5 bags. Haven't opened the bag yet but.........they sure look skimpy this year! Last year they were huge and now they are about half the size. This sounds terrible but I haven't brought them in the house yet because I am hiding them from the family.