One of the best parts about celebrating different holidays is the candy. At Christmas, everything becomes peppermint flavored, and is shaped like Santa. For Valentine’s Day, get ready to be overwhelmed by red heart-shaped boxes, and chocolate with luscious fruit fillings. Easter, possibly the most underrated of the big candy holidays, is all about chocolate eggs.
Of course there are chocolate bunnies, but everyone forgets about the eggs. All chocolate bunnies are essentially the same: solid ears and a hollow milk chocolate shell body. Chocolate eggs come in an endless variety of flavors and types.
There are large filled eggs, mini crunchy eggs, egg versions of regular candy bars, and eggs that can only be found during the Easter season. I’m always overwhelmed by the choices. Should I get the novelty eggs or just stick with my favorites that can be found year round?
Well lucky for all of you, with the help of some volunteers, I ranked 12 different chocolate Easter eggs found at my local CVS. Next time you find yourself wandering the Easter aisle while your friend is grabbing the alcohol, remember these are the BEST and WORST chocolate eggs on the market:
12. Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Egg
This should be good, but it’s not. It’s actually really gross. It’s overly sweet, and whatever is inside doesn’t taste like a marshmallow at all. One taster said, “The more you eat it, the worse it gets.”
11. Reese’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter Egg
I don’t know why Reese’s thought white chocolate would work with peanut butter. The Reese’s eggs have their chocolate to peanut butter ratio way off. The chocolate is so thin. This doesn’t really even taste like white chocolate, but whatever it is, it’s not good.
10. Russell Stover Caramel Egg Covered in Milk Chocolate
Score: 5 (tie)
I don’t know who Russell Stover is, but he makes a lot of different flavors of chocolate eggs. The caramel inside this one is so stiff. When I cut it in half, it did not ooze (like other eggs) or move at all. It almost tasted more like butterscotch than caramel. Pass.
10. Reese’s Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Egg
Score: 5 (tie)
Normally, I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Peanut butter cups are my shit. Sadly, the Reese’s Egg shames the Reese’s name. (I don’t mess around when it comes to peanut butter and chocolate). As I mentioned before with the white chocolate version, the chocolate to peanut butter ratio is way off.
The chocolate layer is miniscule compared to the amount of chocolate you get in the cup. The peanut butter is overwhelming, and super flakey, not creamy like it should be. This is a sad excuse for a peanut butter cup, so I strongly recommend buying the regular version instead.
8. Russell Stover Coconut & Almond Egg Covered in Milk Chocolate
This wasn’t bad. It was just a slightly mediocre, more deformed version of an Almond Joy in egg form. Unless you are super festive, buy an Almond Joy.
7. Cadbury Crème Egg
Score: 7.5 (tie)
An Easter classic. When I cut the egg in half, I was kind of surprised by the coloring of the filling. Apparently, the white and yellow fondant filling is meant to mimic the yolk and albumen of a real egg (yum?). It’s very creamy and rich. The milk chocolate shell takes the sweetness to a new level. So sweet. I don’t know how anyone could eat more than one of these.
7. Cadbury Dark Chocolate Mini Eggs
Score: 7.5 (tie)
My mom always fills a bunny dish up with these, and the milk chocolate version during the spring season. I’m normally not a dark chocolate fan, but these are great. The candy shell makes them a little sweeter than regular dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is “healthy”, so I can eat handfuls of these every time I walk past the bowl and not feel too bad about it right?
5. Cadbury Caramel Egg
Score – 8
The caramel inside the Cadbury egg was much creamier and richer than the one inside the Russell Stover egg. While still extremely sweet, it wasn’t as overwhelmingly sweet as the original Cadbury Crème Egg. One taster said, “This tastes like Milky Way Simply Caramel.” If you love caramel, this is the Easter egg for you.
4. Russell Stover Cookie Dough Egg Covered in Milk Chocolate
Score: 8.5 (tie)
I didn’t think this was going to be good, but it was. The filling tasted just like chocolate chip cookie dough. The other tasters and I kept nibbling on this egg throughout the test, and eventually ate it all. Most of the other eggs were left sadly half eaten.
4. Cadbury Milk Chocolate Mini Eggs
Score: 8.5 (tie)
I don’t know if dark chocolate will ever beat milk chocolate. The cute little robin’s eggs are another Easter staple. Even the colors they came in are more appealing than the dark chocolate version. Cadbury is definitely the king of Easter candy, and their chocolate tastes richer and of a better quality than a lot of the other brands out there.
2. Butterfinger Egg
Who would have thought that the two best eggs would be egg versions of regular candy bars. The Butterfinger Egg tastes just like a Butterfinger, but the egg has more chocolate inside with the Butterfinger pieces distributed throughout, so you don’t get the buttery layers stuck in your teeth like you do when you eat a regular Butterfinger. Regular Butterfingers should be more like this.
1. Twix Egg
The Twix Egg is essentially the exact same as the Twix bar: butter cookie and caramel with a milk chocolate outside. However, this wider, flatter egg shape just works better than the skinny bars Twix normally comes in.
The cookie is the key component in the Twix because it cuts the caramel. The eggs with just caramel are overwhelming, but the Twix egg was great. It was the last one we tried, and we still ate it all. One taster remarked, “This must have come from the left Twix factory.”
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