Tuesday, April 10, 2007

After Easter Candy Sales

So last night on the way home from work I stopped at Walgreen’s and CVS to see what was still around. Both had 50% off sales. Now, this may sound like a good deal, but this is off of the “regular” price, which they don’t usually sell stuff for anyway. (At least I don’t buy stuff at regular price.)

Here’s what I got:

Hershey's Milk Chocolate Eggs

  • 1 large package of Peeps Yellow Bunnies (I might do more mashups)
  • 2 Snickers Creme Eggs (I didn’t try these before and didn’t realize they’re different from the Snickers Eggs I tried last year)
  • 2 Bags of (7 ounces) SweeTart Chicks, Ducks & Bunnies
  • 1 Bag of 8.5 ounces) Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Eggs (still PGPR free!)
  • There isn’t much in online sale land. Godiva hasn’t put their stuff on sale yet, there are a few things at Lake Champlain and See’s never seems to have sales. Pop a note here if you see a great deal though.

    Deeper discounts come as more time elapses, but then the selection decreases. The trick, I’ve found, is to shop at a store where people don’t usually stock up on candy. I’m not going to tell you where that is until I’ve plundered their selection yet! (I love you, sweet readers, but not that much!) I’m actually looking for stuff like the Lindt bunnies and Easter truffle assortments I saw a few weeks ago, but no luck yet.

    I’m going to do a little deeper digging later this week (I have a bunch of deadlines right now and can’t quite devote as much time to candy acquisitions as I’d like). What have you found so far?

    POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:41 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyFun StuffShoppingSav-On/CVSWalgreen's

    1. I looked and looked for Lifesaver jelly beans, but the Walgreens by campus only had the pastel version. I went with Starburst instead, both the regular jelly beans and the sour version. I think the sour ones lose their sourness when you leave them exposed to the air, but I haven’t compared them to the regular version.

      Also, I tried a Russell Stover truffle egg, which you didn’t review, and found it quite palatable for Russell Stover. Hershey’s chocolate marshmallow egg, however, not so good.

      Comment by Rosa on 4/10/07 at 3:38 pm #
    2. From the half-price selection, I had my husband pick up the “edible grass” from Target, because I wanted it for an upcoming nature event. I was disappointed to see that it contains artificial sweetener (I’d heard about it from a friend, but never seen it myself) and that it looks more like a roll of rice noodles than real grass. (I guess it’s supposed to be a stand in for that plastic grass that people put in baskets.) Live and learn.

      Not on half-price sale, but I bought the Lindt chocolate ‘carrots’ for my boys, and they were tasty (2 packages contains 8 carrots which is not evenly divisible by 3, so we parents each had one of the leftovers :^). The label says “chocolate with hazelnuts” but it was more like gianduja than nutty chocolate (that is, smooth rather than crunchy or gritty). I also got them Reester Bunnies (Reese’s) and the Dove bunnies rather than bigger hollow chocolate creations.

      Comment by Tricia on 4/10/07 at 4:53 pm #
    3. I live for those Hershey’s Eggs. They are by far my most favorite easter candy!
      Also, did you know that Starburst jellybeans come in a variety mix called “all red fruits”? I picked it up by accident at Target - but I guess it’s better because I love all the red ones!

      Comment by Katie on 4/11/07 at 4:01 am #
    4. I checked out target but they didn’t have anything to my liking.

      Did you try Dollar Tree? I saw some new Tootsie Pops there, “Berry Mix”, and I am curious if you’ve seen them yet. They’re quite tasty! smile

      Comment by Sera on 4/11/07 at 5:06 pm #
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