Peeps And Other Not-So-Tasty Easter Candy

March 25, 2016  |  
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As children prepare for Easter egg hunts and to open their Easter baskets and feast on all sorts of candies and chocolates, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge that – sadly – not all candy is created equal.  Despite their often bright, appealing colors, Easter candies get the short end of the stick.  That’s why we’re grateful they’re only available for a very specific and limited time of the year.  Check out our list of the Easter candy we find to be less than appetizing.

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Peeps

There’s something about the airy, spongy texture and the Styrofoam taste of these supposedly marshmallow concoctions that turns even candy fiends off.  But the bright colored chick and bunny-shaped candy has been in existence for over 50 years, so somebody’s clearly eating them.  Sugar, corn syrup and gelatin round out the Peeps ingredients.  They used to be available in only one flavor but now they come in vanilla, strawberry and chocolate.  Peeps are also now available year round, but they are most often associated with Easter.

Chocolate Peeps

Chocolate Covered Peeps

Because regular Peeps simply weren’t enough, they had to go and drench them in chocolate.  Interesting combination. But they still taste like Peeps.

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Cadbury Creme Eggs

These milk chocolate eggs are filled with oozing fondant meant to mimic the color and consistency of yolk.  Cadbury creme eggs come in a variety of flavors like mint and caramel.

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Jelly Beans

Jelly beans are the anti-candy candy.  If you want your children to refrain from eating the sugary stuff, just give them a handful of jelly beans and watch their appetite for candy instantly dwindle.

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Bunny Corn

It’s not just Halloween with candy corn.  Come Easter time, these waxy non-delights are available in pastel colors.

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Image Source: Walmart

Snickers Eggs

A chocolate-covered egg with peanuts and caramel?  Doesn’t sound so bad when compared to some of the other items on this list.

Russell Stover Marshmallow Egg

Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs

Egg-shaped candies are an unspoken Easter requirement, and this one is no different.

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Jordan Almonds

You might chip a tooth on these candy-covered almonds.

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Tootsie Roll

Wannabe chewy, gooey Tootsie Rolls taste like sadness and strife.  Easter Tootsie Rolls have the same taste, but they’re wrapped in springtime colored packaging in a weak attempt to distract you from the sadness.

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Image Source: Tootsie.com

Tootsie Tropical Easter Bunch Pops

Okay, same concept here.  But the Tootsie Roll is in the center, and the pop part comes in flavors like lime, purple punch and tangerine.

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