Archive for the ‘Easter Candy’ Category

The Extended Eating Possibilities of the Cadbury Mini Eggs

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 by Becca Droz

Cadbury Mini Eggs are tasty and this posting explores the many different ways that they can be enjoyed

 

Denture Danger: 4

Convenience: 8

Novelty: 9

Overall: 10

The Cadbury Mini Egg facebook page is filled with self-proclaimed addicts of this “solid milk chocolate with crisp sugar shell” novelty. Though I thought these eggs would be inadequate because of their solid nature, thus lacking the inner gloop that makes Cadbury’s Caramel Egg and Cadbury’s Crème Egg so fun, I was creating an unnecessary expectation.

Don’t let the lack of filling let you think that the mini eggs have less possibilities of variable eatability; creativity is always an option if you allow it to be.

You can suck on the mini egg until the sweet shell dissolves into the melty smooth milk chocolate, you can chew it up for a cruncharific chocolate experience, you can do your best to try and eat the shell off of the egg (though this is difficult to do cleanly without biting chunks out of the egg), and you can go for the mouthful of mini eggs for a mess of egg shell and milk chocolate mixing together like compost decomposing in the warmth of your mouth.

All of these are fun and none of them leave out any of the tastiness to be had by the miniature eggs; but don’t let me ruin the fun by telling you all the ways to eat these eggs, I bet you can think of a unique and personalized miniature egg eating style. 

There may not be any goo to release in these mini eggs, but this product presents you with the opportunity to play the Easter bunny and give to the chocolate egg cravers in your community.

Sources:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cadbury-Mini-Eggs/10250622622

Imagine: Easter Baskets Filled with Cadbury Crème Eggs

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 by Becca Droz
An analysis of a great Easter Candy - Cadbury Creme Eggs

An analysis of a great Easter Candy - Cadbury Creme Eggs

 Sharability: 2

Denture Danger: 3

Convenience: 8

Novelty: 10

Overall: 10

Well hello again candy blog readers! I have returned back to blogging in the United States after a wild and wonderful five months in Israel where I was living on a farm learning permaculture (sustainable living). But that story is not as enticing as the Cadbury Crème egg that you patiently anticipate all year. Well you don’t have to X off any more calendar days because the Cadbury crème egg has been laid on the storefront.

Thick milk chocolate surrounds the gloopy egg white crème. You can crack the egg straight down the middle and peel apart the thick fondant filling made from egg, thick white cream, sugars and other additives that holds a tad bit of orangeish yellow color that represents the yolk of this candy egg. This shot of sweetness can be devoured from the outside in or the inside out or just a big plopperoo for the mouthful of Creamy Cadbury nirvana.

In the UK, annual sales of Cadbury’s Crème egg between New Year’s Day and Easter exceed 200 million items! That’s a lot of gloopy fondant sugar crème, over 15 million pounds worth of Cadbury egg. The Cadbury Brothers manufactured the original eggs in 1923 and the current egg, first introduced in 1971, is manufactured at the Bournville factory in Birmingham at a rate of 1.5 million eggs each day! It’s a good thing they don’t have to depend on chocolate chickens to lay all those eggs.

Before being manufactured in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia used to house the operation and New Zealanders aren’t happy about the switch. The natives complain that filling of the eggs is thicker and less runny than it used to be when it was manufactured in their beautiful country. In the UK the eggs are a product of Kraft, but here in the United States, we thank Hershey’s for these Easter favorites.

As all candies are, these eggs are as sharable as you want to make them. I have allotted them a ‘2’ because of the “convenience” of the line that allows you to crack the egg directly down the center. They are also conveniently individually wrapped in pretty foil and have a high novelty item because of the limited time this holiday candy is available.

Enjoy, and sharing has never been a bad idea.

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadbury_Creme_Egg

Brach’s Classic Jelly Bird Eggs Make Every Day Feel Like Easter

Friday, January 21st, 2011 by Becca Droz
Brach's Jelly Bird Eggs

Brach’s Peacock Eggs and Jelly Bird Eggs have long been Easter Classics and are considered by many to be the best jelly beans available.

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 9

Convenience: 5

Novelty: 7

Overall: 7

The Jelly Bird lays the eggs, the humans collect the eggs by the millions and put them in colorful bags to sell to more humans to enjoy.

The Brach’s depiction of the Jelly Bird is seen on the front of the bag of eggs and it isn’t what I would expect a Jelly Bird to look like. The elusive egg layer looks more like a Jelly Bunny from my perspective, but I just assume that in the Jelly World things are different and the Jelly Bird has bunny ears.

Regardless of who lays these eggs, they are an Easter time favorite and even enjoyed by many before and after Easter comes around. The eggs have a hard, but not quite crunch outer candy shell that holds the chewier jelly candy inside.

Eight colors fill the bag and thus, eight flavors. Choose your favorite from grape, lemon, lime, orange, cherry, raspberry, licorice, or the one of a kind vanilla-pineapple flavor. Mmmm, mmmmm, Easter… thanks Jelly Bird.

Sources:

http://www.farleysandsathers.com/Products/ProductDetail.asp?uid=1117

Add a Little Color to Easter With Brach’s Pastel Fiesta Malted Milk Eggs

Friday, February 26th, 2010 by Becca Droz
It would be hard to imagine Easter or an Easter Basket without Brach's Fiesta Malt Eggs

It would be hard to imagine Easter or an Easter Basket without Brach’s Fiesta Malt Eggs

Sharability: 8

Denture Danger:  5

Convenience: 7

Novelty: 8

Overall: 8

Sweet, almost too sweet, cruncharific, colorful, malty, chocolatey, candy covered, (but mostly malty); these Brach’s Pastel Fiesta Malted Milk Eggs are perfect for the Easter Fiesta.

These eggs are a malted mouthful and they are made with “Real Milk Chocolate.” (I sure hope it’s real! I didn’t realize candy companies had to inform the consumer that we were purchasing real chocolate; I would only assume that a chocolate candy being made from real chocolate be an implicit rule).

Though a few at a time make this candy seem utterly delectable, after you pass the threshold of the Pastel Fiesta Malted Milk Eggs it’s time to pass the bag on and come back later. Make sure to mix these pastel speckled eggs into the Easter basket this March to spice up the holiday with a little variety and lot of color.

Cadbury Creme Eggs Love

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 by Jon Prince

I knew there was a reason I loved March and April. It’s not the promise of spring, or the knowledge that my classes are almost over. It’s Cadbury Creme Eggs. I absolutely love them. During the months they are available everywhere I make sure to have at least two boxes in the house at all times.

Now there are a lot of different Cadbury eggs. They have caramel and chocolate filled. But I love the original creme. Milk chocolate on the outside, and the white and yellow sugary creme on the inside. I think if I had to pick only one kind of chocolate to eat for the rest of my life I would have to choose Cadbury creme eggs.

It’s only the first week of April and I’ve already gone through 4 boxes of creme eggs. So luckily I have about another month to stock up on the goods. I would highly suggest that all candy lovers stock up as well. It’s the best tasting chocolate treat ever!

Until next time, this is Kandy K…..stay sweet!!

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