10 Easter Candies Ranked So You Can Fill Your Baskets with the Good Stuff

Every holiday has its own special candy assortment that consumers wait for in anticipation. With these candies come the ones that nobody can understand how they exist. Easter is no exception to the rule. A holiday that’s built upon stuffing gift baskets with candy and hiding it in plastic eggs, Easter has its own hits and miss when it comes to holiday candy.

From the bad to the good, here are the definitive rankings of popular Easter candies.

10. Brach’s Pastel Candy Corn

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Candy corn for Easter? It wasn’t good during Halloween, so what makes the candy companies think coloring it in pretty pastel colors and turning it into bunny corn will make it taste any better? No thanks. We’ll pass on these. Now, in the spring, and in the fall.

9. Jordan Almonds

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Getting Jordan Almonds as a wedding favor is a bit of a let down. So is getting Jordan Almonds in your Easter basket. While they may look festive, we want the good stuff. We want loads of chocolate Easter treats.

8. Peeps

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What could be worse than eating pure sugar? A big ball of marshmallow coated in sugar. While Peeps may be an iconic Easter candy, unless your under the age of eight or have an addiction to pixie sticks, these things are pretty terrible.

7. Sweet Tarts Chicks, Ducks, and Bunnies

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Despite how cute these little tart and sweet treats are, they still taste like chalk. We’ll pass.

6. Whopper’s Mini Robin Eggs

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When it comes to Whopper’s, it’s a love-hate relationship. Either they’re for you, or you can’t even fathom their existence. We’re on the middle ground. The festive Easter Whopper’s Robin’s Eggs are cute and all, but there are better candies out there for this holiday.

5. Starburst Jelly Beans

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Don’t you hate it when you’re eating a bag of jelly beans and you get a gross flavor? Well, with Starburst jelly beans back in season, you don’t have to worry because all the flavors are good.

4. Cadbury Creme Egg

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They may be sweet, and have a rather questionable filling, but these Cadbury chocolate Easter eggs are a guilty pleasure we can’t resist. Until we eat more than one, then we’ve had our fill for the year.

3. Russell Stover Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny

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If there were ever a time that it was appropriate to eat chocolate shaped like an animal, it’s Easter. Hollow or solid, the Russell Stover Milk Chocolate Bunny is an Easter staple that no Easter basket is complete without. Now, would you like a bite of the head, or do you prefer to start with the tail?

2. Cadbury Mini Eggs

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When it comes to Easter, Cadbury just knows what they’re doing. These mini chocolate eggs with their outer crisp pastel shell are fun to pop all Easter long. I think even the Easter bunny prefers these to carrots.

1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

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Reese’s, we heart you. Your combination of peanut butter and chocolate is simply too good to pass up. Especially when you release the seasonal Peanut Butter Eggs. Like the cups but with even more peanut butter goodness, this is the one candy you’ll shove your siblings to the ground for and snatch out of their hands when competing in the Easter egg hunt.

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