Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Easter Egg Candy

Chocolate bunnies are good--no doubt about it--but I always preferred the candy eggs.

When I was a kid, there were these large candy Easter eggs that had to be sliced because they were too big to eat the whole thing at once. In fact, some of the slices had to be sliced in half; that's how big they were.

These candy eggs had a thick milk chocolate shell. My favorites were peanut butter, coconut cream, chocolate butter cream, and maple nut. I also remember fruit and nut, which was a cherry-flavored cream filling containing small pieces of (you guessed it) fruit and nuts. I think Russell Stover made all these varieties, but I'm not sure.

I've seen some homemade versions from time to time, but nothing recent. The homemade versions were smaller and had much thinner coatings. They were different from the store-bought eggs but obviously still tasty.

Once, I found a Russell Stover egg I hadn't seen before: heavenly hash. It was a solid chocolate egg that contained marshmallows, nuts, and (I believe) raisins. It was wonderful; unfortunately, I was never able to find another one.

Nowadays, Russell Stover has the small candy eggs, and they're delicious. I just wish they'd bring back the eggs a lot of us remember from the past.


Cheree said...

I love the candy eggs. I especially love the eggs that have a candy shell with a chocolate filling... Yum.

Marie Anne said...

I remember a candy store from my youth that had huge eggs like you describe, all hand-made. We rarely had money for treats, but Mom somehow always came through at Easter.

Ilene said...

I want those big eggs to come back, too. I loved the coconut ones. They always had a little flower made of icing on the top of them. I'm so glad you wrote about them. Now I know I'm not the only one who misses them!

Rebecca Dupree said...

Cadbury creme eggs used to be bigger when I was a kid. Now they're all tiny and stuff. :(

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Langley said...

For me, it's all about the peanut butter eggs. Yum!

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Eliza Wynn said...

Rebecca, the large Cadbury eggs still exist! I actually prefer the tiny ones; with the others, it's hard for me to eat the whole thing at once.