Poll: What's the best Easter candy?

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What's the best Easter candy?

  1. Cadbury Creme Eggs

    18 vote(s)
    54.5%
  2. Chocolate Bunnies

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  3. Jelly Beans

    8 vote(s)
    24.2%
  4. Just Born Marshmallow Peeps

    1 vote(s)
    3.0%
  5. Perugia Chocolate Egg with Toy Inside

    1 vote(s)
    3.0%
  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    #1
    Simple enough question: what's your favorite Easter candy?

    I think my five options cover the most popular choices, so I'm not including an "other" button, but feel free to post a reply if your favorite's not listed...
     
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  3. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Those are my favorite...followed closely by the Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs.
     
  4. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I considered including those but:

    1) They're relatively new compared to the choices listed above.

    2) Cadbury is already represented by their flagship Easter candy, the Creme Egg.

    3) They're not even made by Cadbury in the US, they're manufactured by Hershey.
     
  5. Apemanblues macrumors regular

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    I don't do Easter.

    Anytime is a fine time for chocolate. Unless you're diabetic, of course.
     
  6. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't consider either of these traditional Easter candies but rather manufacturer's efforts to capitalize on the holiday by appropriating existing products (Whoppers and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups).

    Doesn't mean you can't enjoy the candy that's only available around that time of year...


    There's always sugar free.

    :D
     
  7. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Jelly beans are available year round and most chocolate bunnies come from manufacturers trying to capitalize on the holliday. I fail to see the distinction. I've never seen mini whoppers outside of the robbin's eggs available only at easter... and there's something about the oddly shapped peanut butter cups that somehow makes them better, perhaps it's the different ratio of chocolate to PB.
     
  8. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Jelly Beans and Chocolate Bunny are both primarily associated with Easter.

    Woppers and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups are not.

    But the main distinction is the same one I mentioned for the Cadbury Mini Eggs - the newest product on my list is the Marshmallow Peep, which is from 1953. There's a bit of history behind each of the choices.

    I think both the products you list are much, much newer than that.
     
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    I think that you will find all easter chocolates were made to cash in on Easter. The first Easter was a long time before 1953!
     
  11. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Cadbury Creme eggs were not introduced until 1971

    Robbin eggs were introduced in the 1950s.

    How long does something have to exist before it's a tradition? Everyone is going to have a different definition of what constitutes "traditional" easter candy depending on what they've had in their baskets as children. For me, those two have been in baskets as long as I can remember and constitute "traditional" for me. My vote would have to be for "other" then.
     
  12. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm not arguing that, I'm simply saying I tried to list the "traditional" chocolates.

    If I made a list of all the Easter themed candies available at the corner store in 2008, the Poll options alone would be several pages long!

    Alright, I'm proven wrong on the Robbin Eggs, and would gladly edit the poll if that were possible, but the link you yourself provide clearly states Creme Eggs have been around since the 1920s...

    It's also worth noting that while you were easily able to provide a Wikipedia entry for Creme Eggs, you were forced to use Hershey's corporate site for the Robbin Eggs since there's no Wikipedia entry since they're simply not that popular :D
     
  13. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Not in their current form, which was introduced in 1971.

    However, why we're debating this is completely baffling, your poll just asks for the best easter candy, and I would have picked "other" as an option and listed the same things I did as you originally requested. The "traditional" requirement was after the fact.

    I think I've been spending too much time in the PRSI forums....:D
     
  14. smochs macrumors newbie

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    I'll vote Cadbury Creme Eggs because they were a childhood favorite, however these days I am extremely fond of the Cadbury Carmel Eggs that I have seen for the past ~3 years.

    Also does anyone know what the gum is that comes in a miniature egg crate and is shaped like tiny bird eggs in different colors? I always liked that and wasn't sure if it was still made.
     
  15. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    I think you're thinking of Rainblo Bubble Gum eggs.

    And once again I'm astounded by my brain's capacity to store the most useless information on earth while I can't remember where I put my car keys 10 minutes ago....:D

    or maybe you're thinking of these?
     
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    I am a big fan of chocolate eggs filled with pecan turtles. Soooo tasty.
     
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    So I don't really like any of those, but I would choose chocolate over anything anyday! I can't even stand the smell of Jelly Beans. I went on the Jelly Belly Tutti Frutti tour once and ever since then, my stomach turns at the thought of them!
     
  19. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Agreed, it was a silly tangent and I wish I'd just included an "other" option but honestly thought I'd covered all the bases with my choices.

    I've learned my lesson now - when in doubt, add an "other" button!


    I remember these things being really speckled.

    They'd lose their flavor after all of 20 seconds...


    I'm actually surprised not a single person has voted for them.

    They have such cult status...
     
  20. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    They're only good after they've been allowed to air out for at least 3 days and get to the right consistency of marshmallow. Fresh peeps are horrible, nearly stale peeps are much better.
     
  21. smochs macrumors newbie

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    I have a friend that loves stale peeps. I rented a house for him for a while, so every easter I would buy a couple packages of peeps and open them a little and leave them on top of the cabinet for the next year then present them to him. I would feel bad normally that this wouldn't be healthy, but he loved them and I saw a news video one time of peeps being run over by large trucks, microwaved, shot at, etc. I don't think you can damage a peep!
     
  22. ArmyKnight12 macrumors 6502

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    Good thread Unspeaked. I'm going to go with Cadbury Creme Eggs.
     
  23. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

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    robins eggs by far
    and they are not the same as whoppers, they have a candy shell

    peeps are only good when made into rice crispy treats after the sugar high from the real candy passes
     
  24. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's true; if you don't air them out a little, it's nearly impossible to eat.

    If taffy is a 8 or 9 on the stickiness scale of 1-10, fresh Peeps are a 14 or 15.


    Thanks! And guess what - we actually agree on something; I picked Creme Eggs, too ;)


    I had no idea they were so different nor had such a following.

    I deeply apologize to all fans of said candy and nominate it as an honorable mention, since I can no longer add it to the poll...
     
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