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 misses when it comes to holiday candy.
From the bad to the good, here are the definitive rankings of popular springtime Easter candies.
10. Brach's Pastel Candy Corn
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
Getting Jordan Almonds as a wedding favor is a bit of a letdown. 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. The best Easter candy is not these almonds.
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 you are under the age of eight, have a massive sweet tooth, or have an addiction to pixie sticks, these things are pretty terrible. These marshmallow chicks can stick with the marshmallow eggs.
7. Sweet Tarts Chicks, Ducks, and Bunnies
Despite how cute these little tart and sweet treats are, they still taste like chalk. We'll pass on these Sweetarts variety pack.
6. Whopper's Mini Robin Eggs
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. If you are looking for chocolate candy to curb your craving for milk chocolate eggs this isn't it.
5. Starburst Jelly Beans
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
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 of these candy eggs.
3. Russell Stover Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny
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
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
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.