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Easter Candy Jackpot

Chris VR Mar 27, 2013 09:47 AM

I like to buy the filled chocolate eggs at Easter for the grownups in my life (ok, including me, don't judge) but they can be hard to find. I stopped into Russo's Candies in Saugus (Address: 329 Main St, Saugus, MA 01906 Phone:(781) 233-1737) to pick up some chocolate bunnies and was pleased to find that not only did they have milk, white and dark chocolate bunnies in assorted sizes, they also had a motherlode of filled eggs. I picked up walnut fudge, coconut and vanilla buttercream in the 4oz sizes, but they also had chocolate buttercream and peanut butter and larger sizes. They had other assorted Easter candies including some I haven't seen for years- they are a sugary hard brightly colored coating with a marshmallow filling. I used to get those when I was a kid and haven't seen them in years.

 
  1. Luther Mar 27, 2013 11:16 AM

    Thank you for this heart-felt, detailed post describing an independent local artisan.

    My Easter candy jackpot is the day after Easter when CVS sells Mini Eggs for half off.

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      chompie Mar 28, 2013 09:48 PM

      My jackpot is when Rite Aide goes 75% off :) Anyways, Chris, I also got filled eggs at Winfreys in Stoneham last year, and looked all over for those bright green pink yellow and orange jackpots of sugar and found them at Putnam Pantry in Danvers. My fave little thing i had so far was a little 99 cent package of mini bunnies from Russell Stover. they are tiny, around half an inch cute replicas of the standard sideways choc bunny as shown above and they actually tasted kind of like Trader Joes belgian choc... Some Russell Stover is horrible but some of their plain chocolate can be really good. I saw good reviews of Cadbury mini caramel eggs but i thought they were bland and waxy, but then again i had a cold so maybe it was me...Whats the tastiest Easter bunny around? reviews say LIndt...but i bet theres other better ideas here.

      1. re: chompie
        Chris VR Mar 29, 2013 05:23 AM

        I always used to splurge for the handmade hollow chocolate bunnies from Truly Jorg. I don't know if they were the best tasting around but they were part of my subversive plan to get my children to value handmade and local over the crap chocolate you get at CVS. Plus they were damn cute. Now that they've closed, I don't think there's anyone around doing anything like that.

         
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          Allstonian Mar 29, 2013 02:43 PM

          Not as amusing as the bunny made of egg shapes, but I can vouch for the fact that Serenade Chocolatier in Brookline makes their own molded bunnies and eggs - I saw the staff making them this afternoon. They had some beautifully decorated hollow chocolate eggs, including an amazing one roughly 15 inches tall that the young lady who was waiting on me said weighed about 10 pounds.

      2. re: Luther
        Boston_Otter Mar 29, 2013 06:01 AM

        Me too, except that the Dark Chocolate Mini Eggs are nearly impossible to find --- even before Easter. Those things are like crack.

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          rich patina Mar 30, 2013 02:08 PM

          just had some dark mini eggs- ooooooooow baby.

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        catsmeow Mar 27, 2013 11:19 AM

        Russo's in Saugus is just about my favorite candy store. My favorite candy is chocolate covered ginger. The do it the best way...they don't use crystallized ginger but the syrup soaked candied ginger and then cover is with the right ratio of chocolate to ginger. The best!

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          donlan Mar 31, 2013 05:08 PM

          I went to Winfrey's in Rowley today (Easter Sunday - they were open!) and got some really tasty chocolate treats. There were still lots of bunnies left to buy; not sure if they discount.

          Their prices are very reasonable and their chocolate is top notch.

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