Best and Worst Easter Candy Countdown: Cadbury Caramel-Filled 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. 1: Cadbury Mini Caramel Eggs

There comes a certain point in life when you outgrow all the trappings of Easter. No one buys you a new, flowered frock with a poofy skirt and a giant bow. No one dresses you up in a pastel blazer and shorts set with a matching bow-tie. You're no longer eligible for egg hunts. All those stuffed animals just clutter up your bedroom.

Letting go of years' worth of plush bunnies or the anklet socks with the ruffled lace cuffs isn't particularly painful. The loss of the annual Easter basket, however? That smarts.

For Valentine's Day, most people can still reasonably demand some form of chocolate tribute, but for Easter, we grownups must buy our own.

Alas, most Easter candies seem designed for the palate of the average four-year-old: neon marshmallows shaped like unicorn scat, edible grass and gumball-pooping chickens. Most Easter chocolate comes in the form of large rabbits, generally overpriced and of low quality ingredients, or in the form of goo-filled eggs.

Fortunately, the sophisticated adult can resort to the mini Cadbury caramel egg. Since they're mini eggs, we can easily rationalize the calorie count, even while polishing off the whole carton. The caramel filling is salty yet sweet, and perfectly proportioned not to overwhelm the chocolate shell.

In fact, that caramel filling will remind you of Valentine's Day, and make you forget that you bought the Easter candy for yourself -- unless you had to buy your own Valentine's candy, too. In that case, have another Cadbury caramel egg on Gut Check.

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Dentist Concord NC
Dentist Concord NC

If you're addicted to sweets, there's no better pick than caramel candies. They would definitely fulfill your needs. The problem with this is it's too sweet that it would give you cavities. The only way to prevent this from happening is by brushing your teeth regularly and of course, having dental check ups with your dentists at least every three months.

Brandt Hardin
Brandt Hardin

Deuteronomy 7:5-6 calls for us to cut down and burn all images of false idols.  Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ must reclaim His thrown and take back His Holiday from the spawn of Evil which is the Easter Bunny.  We must abandon materialistic excess and unbridled idol worship for the sake of our children and faith.  The Easter Bunny must die and you will join Christ’s hand in guiding the Hammer of God down upon him at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot...

Mike N.
Mike N.

I've never had one of these -- do they taste like a Cadbury Caramello?

BTW, The Friends of Jefferson Barracks just through their 14th annual Adult Egg Hunt (18+) last Saturday night.  It seems adult egg hunts are growing in popularity, so I guess you don't have to outgrow them after all!

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