Sunday, April 16, 2006

Sampling the Easter candy

Last evening, before celebrating the Vigil, I got over to the store to get some Easter candy to share with others -- and myself!

This morning, I felt it my duty to make sure it was all fit to eat. Here's how they stack up...

* Reeses Peanut Butter eggs -- always good! But this year, Reeses has little eggs, too.

* Nestle's Crunch eggs. Mighty tasty!

* Snicker's Eggs -- these are bigger.

* Smucker's jelly beans -- they have both some that are sweeter, and some that are more sour.

* Here's a Cincinnati specialty: Papa's chocolate covered eggs. I found coconut, mint, cherry, french cream, opera cream; I think they have pineapple too, but I didn't see it.

* No Peeps! I looked and looked! Who'd've thought they'd be in short supply. Also no chocolate-covered marshmallow eggs! Apparently, there's a marshmallow shortage, and the mainstream media can't be bothered to report it! (Y'all who have Peeps: you do know about the microwave thing, don't you?)

* They did have chocolate bunnies, but I don't really care for those. They also have chocolate crosses, which is a nice idea.

* And the final indignity: no robin's eggs! (I.e., chocolate covered malted milk eggs, with a candy coating!) These are my favorites! O, tempora! O, mores!

What candy did you find waiting for you this morning?


Anonymous said...


Happy Easter!! I hope you get to sleep in tomorrow!!

I appreciate your Easter Candy ratings - we at our house like the dark chocolate (one of the important rules of parenting - get your kids to like what you like - and you can have it around or go do it more often!!), Cadberry Eggs and jelly beans. By the way - we got Peeps. Though I am somewhat afraid to ask (and will probably hate myself for this) but - what about Peeps and Microwaves??

LOVED your homilies over the last several days. You are truly gifted and your parish is blessed.

God Bless

Fr Martin Fox said...

Oh yes, I did get some Cadbury eggs, but haven't tried them yet!

Thanks for your kind words. As you may have noticed, I always solicit comments, so any concrete feedback on my homilies is helpful . . .

About the peeps . . .

Well, if you have a peep, put one in the microwave, and set it for 30 seconds. You'll see. (Don't worry!)

DP said...

Happy Easter Father! As for the candy, I'm away from my family right now so my candy sources were somewhat limited. . . unless I went out and bought myself candy. The real story is though, I don't like either chocolate or eggs. I guess it's a good thing I'm not pagan otherwise Easter really wouldn't have much to offer me.

I did receive a lot of chocolate though from people who don't know I don't eat chocolate. If you lived closer I'd give it to you. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Marshmallow chickies (a.k.a. Peeps) are an Easter tradition at our house. I had them when I was a kid so I just gotta buy them now. My son is a devotee of the microwave thing -- i.e., for those of you who are not in the know, he immolates them. He says they heat from the inside out so they're crunchy on the inside and gooey on the outside. And they swell up in the most amazing way during their micro torture.

Fr. Philip Powell, OP said...

A true tragedy: I've had no Easter candy. But, alas, as the picture accompanying this comment shows-- I'm not exactly wasting away!

Our novice and visiting students cooked breakfast for the priory this morning before all the priests headed off to their various Easter morning committments.

Maybe there are a few of those choclate bunnies on a stick leftover? Hmmm....

Fr. Philip

Anonymous said...


My peep is a mess!! (Thankfully, my microwave isn't!) My 17 year old son - loved it!!

Chucko said...

Happy Easter Fr. Fox!
As mentioned, Cadbury Eggs are really terrific. I'd also recommend (possibly even more highly!) Cadbury MINI Eggs. Watch out however... they're small enough to be eaten in volume and create an addiction!

MomLady: Now that I am aware of the whole Peep-Microwave thing, I'll have to try it. I hope to find some before I have to wait another year! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter, Father!
I'm not embarassed to admit that at 19 I still get an Easter basket! Peeps and Cadburry Cream Eggs galore, and of course the obligatory chocolate bunny. Nothing beats the original cream eggs, for me!

By the way, I just found your blog today, and am enjoying reading through it :)

Anonymous said...

Dark chocolate eggs and marshmallow peeps. Mmmm!! But for really good eating you need to try homemade marshmallows. They are sublime.

Ellen said...

Robin eggs rule. I wait all year for them.

Glad to hear that you had a nice Easter.

Pro Ecclesia said...

Cadbury Mini Eggs are the best! NOT the nasty ones with the creamy center; the ones with a hard shell and chocolate center. YUM!

Gregaria said...

I found a new favorite candy this year... chocolate covered almonds. Yum!

Anonymous said...


I usually agree with you, but in this case, I must comment in the negative. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups may be the closest thing to heaven that we will experience here on earth, but not the peanut butter eggs. The chocolate/peanut butter ratio is all wrong! The eggs have too little of the former and too much of the latter.

In this case, proportion is everything.

BTW, I wonder if they've ever considered a DARK chocolate cup? That would be amazing!

Peace and God's blessings

Ellen said...

Deacon Mike -

I beg to differ with you. I think the Reeses Pieces eggs are good. They are not nearly as sweet as the peanut butter cups and they have the crunchy outer coating. But, as my mother always says, to each his own...

And as far as dark chocolate PBC's they might be something to think about. I think the peanut butter has gotten so sweet (I assume it is cheaper to add more sugar and less peanut butter) that the dark chocolate would counter act some of the sweetness.

I have enjoyed everyone's comments on their favorite candy. I don't get to eat much lately (borderline diabetic), but I do make it a point to save some "cheating" for Easter.

Max G said...

Reese's and Nestle's are great. I don't like cream-filled candy that much.

Max G said...

Reese's and Nestle's are great. I don't like cream-filled candy that much.

Oh yes, and dark chocolate IS THE BESSSSST.