Thursday, April 14, 2011

Russell Stover 42 Chocolate Mini Bunnies

Russell Stover 42 Chocolate Mini BunniesEaster, along with most candy holidays, is a time to go big. Candies come in jumbo sizes like chocolate rabbits the size of real rabbits, filled chocolate eggs the size of ostrich eggs and of course larger than normal malted milk balls.

It was fun to see a micro about-face from Russell Stover with their new 42 Chocolate Mini Bunnies.

It’s just what it says, a bag of mini chocolate rabbits, at least 42.

I spotted the package at the check out stand at Ralph’s. In fact, I never would have spotted it and bought it if I hadn’t ended up making such a mess of my self-check out and had to get into a regular shopping line. (The self-check lines have no impulse buying area.) I was surprised to see it because I looked over the Russell Stover website at the beginning of the season to see what was new, but this doesn’t even exist there.

Russell Stover 42 Chocolate Mini Bunnies

My bag had 47 Mini Bunnies in it. I don’t know if it’s because it’s by weight or because they just wanted to call them 42 Chocolate Mini Bunnies, as if the number 42 had some literary significance.

The smell sweet and little milky and perhaps a little musty (but chocolate can do that when left out in the air for a while, especially milk chocolate).

They’re quite small and cute. They do get a little scuffed up tumbling around in their bag, so it’s not a glossy molded bunny. Each is about three quarters of an inch.

Russell Stover 42 Chocolate Mini Bunnies

The bunnies are soft and a little crumbly. At first they didn’t melt well, but it has been a bit chilly lately so it could have just been temperature. There’s a waxy feeling to them when I first chewed them. Letting them melt without chewing gave a pretty smooth melt though. It’s very sugary but has a strong dairy and roasted cocoa flavor to it. Honestly, they were quite tasty. I was surprised because I don’t really buy Russell Stover candies expecting good chocolate. It’s more on the candy end of chocolate but at least it’s real.

My biggest problem was how hard it was to just bite off the ears.

For parents looking for a little treat without artificial colors in it, this is a fun seasonal item. It also might be a good idea for Russell Stover to sell these in the baking aisle in larger bags for decorating cupcakes or as an ice cream topping for Easter Sundaes.

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Name: 42 Chocolate Mini Bunnies
Brand: Russell Stover
Place Purchased: Ralph's (Glendale)
Price: $.50
Size: 1.2 ounces
Calories per ounce: 158
Categories: Candy, Easter, Russell Stover, Chocolate, 7-Worth It, United States, Ralph's

POSTED BY Cybele AT 3:19 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewEasterRussell StoverChocolate7-Worth ItUnited StatesRalph's

  1. Yes, that’s a great idea!  Using them to decorate cupcakes or cakes.
    I presume you could even make sugar cookies and when they are cool enough push one into each cookie to make like a thumprint one.
    (Could refrigerate or even freeze first and then do that)
    Can’t wait to try that!
    Where did you get them? Walgreen’s?  CVS?

    Comment by TriciaGab on 4/15/11 at 6:25 am #
  2. 42… like in 42. The hitchikers guide to the galaxy :D

    Comment by Lilly on 4/26/11 at 7:11 am #
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