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Easter Candy 2014 -- your new finds and tried and true faves?

NEW to me: Just got some white chocolate M&Ms exclusively at Target for the Easter Season. I like them a lot. I first tried one of their "White Chocolate" M&Ms (the White Chocolate Peppermint version) at Christmas -- also exclusively at Target.

I also tried for the first time a White Chocolate Reese's Peanut Butter Egg -- again, good stuff.

I also tried a "Mary Sue" Pecan Nougat Egg -- the nuts and nougat were very fresh! These are better than even the original Stuckey's Pecan Log.

Bunny Mix Peanut M&Ms
Brach's Fiesta Malted Milk Eggs -- still MIA ;-(.
THE VERY BEST "EGGS" -- ZITNER's Double Coconut Egg and their "Butter Krak" egg. (PS after Easter, they go on sale ½ price!) http://www.pageneralstore.com/categor...
You can freeze them.

Bought but not tried yet: Cadbury's White Chocolate Eggs.

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  1. Brach's Fiesta Malted Milk Eggs -- seen at Harris Teeter this season.

    Have looked at other than Target for the White Reese's Eggs -- haven't seen them.

    1. For purely sentimental reasons I like classic Cadbury eggs, the ones with interiors made to look like eggs that so sugary they hurt. I'll eat one. My son will eat the rest, no matter how many. My real Easter fave is egg salad, complete with little bits of bright blue and deep pink.

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      1. re: tim irvine

        My SO ~must~ pick up one of those Cadbury eggs every time we visit a grocery store in March/April.

        Those things must be filled with crack or some other highly addictive substance.

      2. The Cadbury White Chocolate Eggs are really good.

        Tried the Russell Stover brownie truffle egg and it was meh.
        Love the Russell Stover carrot cake egg but I can't find anymore of them.

        Old faves are the Easter candy corn but haven't found any and waiting for jelly beans to go on sale since I never eat many of them.

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        1. re: vttp926

          I bought some of the candy corn at Walgreen's.

          1. re: jbsiegel

            Will have to go check my local Walgreen's out. Thanks!

        2. Tried and true: Cadbury Crème Eggs, Reese's PB Eggs, Peeps

          New: Giant bunny from Lake Champlain Chocolates (bust the budget on this one), big eggs from chocomize.com

          1. New this year at Target is Angie's Confetti Cake Popcorn.. it was incredible. I might have to get some again--it was so good that I would hands-down rather have that than any candies.

            1. white reese's eggs are sold out at my target. darn!

              brach's fiesta eggs are now MIA at harris teeter.

              lesson learned: when you see it, buy it.

              1. I know not technically Easter, but how could you forget this favorite? It IS a new find, after all these years MIA.

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                1. re: coll

                  i got one at 7-11. prefer the snack size for the better choc to fill ratio.

                  1. re: alkapal

                    I prefer the snack size for the fact of less calories! guess we'll have to wait until Halloween to check for those babies.

                    1. re: coll

                      you're a good scout -- and that's what i need for the halloween snack size. i haven't seen those in a coon's age.

                      1. re: alkapal

                        Marking on my calendar for October ;-) I do like the overabundance of peanuts in the big size. Almost like a protein bar, or so I tell myself.

                        1. re: coll

                          yes! a protein bar indeed. also, what's the new meme about chocolate being considered a vegetable (should be a "fruit"?) because it grows on a tree? LOL!

                          1. re: alkapal

                            I consider chocolate to be a super food!

                2. Nothing new here, just the tried and true; two favorites: first, the Cadbury Mini Eggs; milk chocolate in a fabulously crunchy shell. I consider them the Uber-M$M; second, the Russell Stover Marshmallow Eggs, coated in milk chocolate.

                  I'll buy as many reasonably-priced bags of the mini eggs as I can while they're available and enjoy them slowly over the season. The marshmallow eggs are just a rite of Spring; if I have one or two, I'm satisfied. I don't even care for the rest of Russell Stover's candy line, just those eggs. Must be a throwback to childhood thing.

                  1. PEEPS! The more neon the color the better. The yellow ones are the best.

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                    1. re: tanker64

                      Prefer the Yellow Peeps Only - best to slit the package open on one side to expose Peeps to air. Ready to consume in 10 days when yellow has gotten crusty. Marshmallow stays soft (well as soft as Peep marshmallow ever is.)

                      PS: All other colors/animals/configurations are for heathens. ;p

                      1. re: mcsheridan

                        Bought some bunny Peeps at Walgreen's after Easter last year. (Bunnies only because the surface to interior ratio is higher, i.e., there's more crust to dehydrate) In an effort to rid my house of non-Passover food, I finally consumed my year-old bunny Peeps last week and they were wonderful. How does anyone eat unripe Peeps?

                    2. I bought some Cadbury candy-coated mini-eggs yesterday.
                      Total sucker for the looks of those pastel hard-shell coatings.

                      Ate one when I got home. Holy-toothache-Batman!
                      Too sweet to taste good in my (old lady) opinion.

                      Still, they look lovely in a candy dish at this time of year.

                      1. The name Zitner is, how shall I say, a bit unfortunate?

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                        1. re: Tripeler

                          heheheeee -- hey, don't think about it. anyway, zits are for kids! we don't need no zits 'round here!

                          1. re: wonderwoman

                            yes, and definitely not at target! ;-).