Best and Worst Easter Candy Countdown: Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs, Best

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As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap?

Want to avoid the inevitable disappointment of unsatisfying, subpar Easter candy? Check out our take on the 5 Best and Worst Easter Treats, which we'll trot out each day as the holiday approaches...

Best Easter Candy Countdown, No. 5: Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs

Reese's peanut butter cups are a year-round favorite. That's just a fact. There is just something special about salty, sweet peanut butter and its meant-to-be marriage with Reese's creamy milk chocolate always within reach near the check-out lane. Gut Check, however, would argue that the seasonal Reese's peanut butter egg is better than the classic peanut butter cup. Wait, we'll explain.

The true magic of Reese's peanut butter eggs lie in the chocolate to peanut butter ratio. The egg shape lends to a better distribution of smooth peanut butter encased by rich milk chocolate. The peanut butter core is thicker, housed by a perfectly thin layer of delectable chocolate. There is also something more mystifying and alluring about the short-term, seasonal availability of Reese's eggs that almost challenges, nay begs, us to buy as many as possible before they disappear from shelves for another calendar year.

An Easter observed without indulging in one or twenty Reese's eggs isn't an Easter at all. And, as our parents well knew, the thought of these treasures nestled in our Easter basket was -- and really, still is -- the only way to get us out of bed before noon on a Sunday morning.



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Aidsbaby
Aidsbaby

These comments are a good way to identify potheads. Anyone arguing to move it up to #1, smokes that sticky icky.

DentistinTheWoodlandsTX
DentistinTheWoodlandsTX

A suggestion for the Easter candy...negotiate that thechildren have to brush after eating each piece. This will slow down theconsumption rate. Colorful toothbrushes with favorite comic characters, are agreat addition to an Easter basket, and add some flavored dental floss.

Mike N.
Mike N.

Good pick, should've been higher though.  I've also heard expressed the notion that Reese's Eggs tend to be "fresher" than the standard cups due to their limited edition nature.  Ah yes, there's nothing that says "Gen X Slacker" like sitting around discussing the merits of the Reese's Egg. ;)

Mike N.
Mike N.

And that's a problem because?

Mike N.
Mike N.

I would tend to agree, but I have to subtract a few points based solely on the fact that Reese's now makes Christmas tree versions, Halloween versions and [I think] Valentine's versions of the Reese's Egg.  The Egg is the one true non-cup based Reese's holiday product.

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