Friday, March 8, 2013

Easter Candy Spotting 2013

See's & Lake Champlain Milk Chocolate RabbitsEaster is that special time when seasonal favorites return to the shelves. It’s our last candy holiday before the long hot summer, so stock up while you can.

I’ve been visiting the stores to look at what’s returned on stores shelves and of course seeking out new items.

Here’s a rundown of what I’ve spotted or heard that other readers have seen again at stores this year. Let me know if there’s something I missed, or something you’re looking for.

Cadbury Mini Eggs

Hershey’s
Hershey’s Candy Coated White Chocolate Flavored Eggs
Hershey’s Candy Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs
Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs (foil wrapped)
Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs (single serving)
Reese’s Pieces Pastel Eggs (candy coated)
Cadbury Creme Egg & Chocolate Creme EggCadbury Creme Eggs - Caramel, Classic & Chocolate. Both regular size and the small “cartons” of a dozen.
Cadbury Mini Eggs - Milk Chocolate
Cadbury Mini Eggs - Dark Chocolate
Cadbury 3.5 ounce White Foil Hollow Rabbit (New!)
Whoppers Robin Eggs
Hershey’s Kisses Coconut Creme
Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans
Jolly Rancher Wild Berry Jelly Beans

Nestle Crunch Creme Egg

Nestle
Nestle Crunch NestEggs
Nestle Butterfinger NestEggs
Nestle Creamy Caramel NestEggs

Gobstopper Eggbreakers

Wonka (part of Nestle)
Hoppin’ Nerds
Laffy Taffy Jelly Beans
Spring Chewy Spree
SweeTarts Ducks, Chicks & Bunnies (2012 version)
SweeTarts Bunnies Gummies
Gobstoppers Egg Breakers

M&Ms White Chocolate

Mars
White Chocolate M&Ms (Target Only)
Carrot Cake flavored White Chocolate M&Ms (Walmart Only)
Snickers Eggs
Milky Way Caramel Eggs
Twix Eggs (new!)
Pastel M&Ms - Milk Chocolate, Peanut, Peanut Butter, Almond & Pretzel
Dove Coconut Eggs
Dove White Chocolate Eggs
3 Musketeers Marshmallow (minis only)

LifeSavers Gummies Bunnies & Eggs

Wrigley’s (part of Mars)
Life Savers Spring Mix
Life Savers Jelly Beans
Life Savers Pastel Jelly Beans
Life Savers Gummi Bunnies & Eggs
Pastel Skittles (still has Lime not Green Apple)
Starburst Jelly Beans
Starburst Sour Jelly Beans
Starburst Crazy Beans
Starburst FaveReds Jelly Beans

Ghirardelli Milk & Crisp

Ghirardelli
Milk Chocolate Foil Eggs
Milk Chocolate Crisp Foil Eggs
Ghirardelli Easter Chocolate Squares

Sour Patch Bunnies

Cadbury Adams (part of Kraft)
Sour Patch Bunnies
Swedish Fish & Eggs
Swedish Fish Jelly Beans (New!)
Sour Patch Jelly Beans

Brach's Chicks & Rabbits Marshmallows

Ferrara Candy (now includes Brach’s, Trolli & Ferrara Pan)
Trolli Gummi Bunnies
Brach’s Classic Jelly Bird Eggs (large & small) - made in Mexico
Brach’s Classic Spice Jelly Beans - Made in Mexico
Brach’s Jelly Chicks & Rabbits
Brach’s Marshmallow Chicks & Rabbits
Brach’s Pastel Fiesta Malted Milk Eggs (real milk chocolate)
Brach’s Bunny Basket Eggs (marshmallow)

Russell Stover Eggs

Russell Stover
Maple Cream Egg
Strawberry Cream Egg
Caramel Egg
Big Bite Pecan Egg
Caramel Creme Egg (like Cadbury)
Vanilla Creme Egg (like Cadbury)
Chocolate Creme Egg (egg shaped)
Peanut Butter Egg (egg shaped)
Red Velvet Egg
Cookie Dough Egg (new!)
Brownie Egg
Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter Egg
Vanilla Creme Egg
Cookies ‘n Cream Nest
Coconut Nest (jelly beans have returned)

Individually Wrapped in Bags: Caramel Eggs, Marshmallow Eggs, Coconut Cream Eggs

Easter Dots

Tootsie
Easter Dots
Pastel Egg Tootsie Pops
Spring Color Sugar Babies
Junior Mint Pastels

Hot Tamales Spice Jelly Beans

Just Born
Peeps Peepsters
Peeps of all colors
Peeps XL
Peeps Milk Chocolate Egg (pictured)
Mike and Ike Jelly Beans
Hot Tamale Beans

Real Eggshell filled with chocolate truffle

Also:
RM Palmer My Little BunnyR.M. Palmer Quax
R.M. Palmer My Little Bunny
Dum Dums with Jelly Bean Centers
Haribo Gummi Bunnies (of special note because they’re made in Germany, not Turkey or Spain)
Real Eggshell Filled with Hazelnut Truffle
See’s Orange Cream Lollipops
Milka Lil Scoops

You can prowl back into the review archive of Easter candy by viewing all the candies tagged for Easter.

Related Candies

  1. Halloween Candy Spotting 2012
  2. Milka L’il Scoops
  3. The All American Chocolate Bunny Battle
  4. Au’some Easter 3-Dees Gummy
  5. Russell Stover Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny
  6. Lindt Chocolate Bunnies (Dark & Milk)

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Comments
  1. I don’t quite understand why the Carrot Cake M&Ms; are in such limited distribution—only 3 Wal*Marts in a 200 mile radius carry them here.  But they are REALLY GOOD (if you like carrot cake, that is…)  The flavor is startlingly accurate.

    Comment by Ruffy- on 3/08/13 at 2:28 pm #
  2. Many thanks for the review – lots of wonderful stuff available this year!  Is this the last Easter that Hershey distributes Cadbury product?  The contract between Hershey and Cadbury began in July 1988 and was for 25 years, so doing the math it should be up this year.  I’m sure Mondelez/Kraft will want the Cadbury name back as they are well capable of handling their own distribution – Hershey haven’t exactly been enthusiastic custodians of the Cadbury name in the USA - just look over the border in Canada and see the difference in choice!

    Comment by Matty on 3/08/13 at 3:17 pm #
  3. I saw some Lemonhead creamy juju flowers and Lemonhead jelly candies at the Dollar Tree. Didn’t buy them because they looked eh.

    Comment by Rosa on 3/08/13 at 7:31 pm #
  4. Don’t know if it’s new but I saw Birthday Cake flavored Peeps and Brach’s Sour Jelly Bird Eggs.

    Comment by JollyRodger on 3/09/13 at 12:25 am #
  5. I hope Nerds jelly beans are still around.  Thanks for this post!  There are a few candies I will search out to try.

    Comment by Laura on 3/09/13 at 5:44 pm #
  6. Saw some Ferrerro Rocher chocolate eggs at the single Walmart in our town (don’t know about the ones in the city 30 minutes away). They are just like the FR balls, except the outside is smooth chocolate, no hazelnut pieces mixed in. Package indicated all the eggs’ other layers are identical to the balls. The most exciting Easter candy for grownups I’ve seen yet.

    Comment by Denise on 3/12/13 at 8:11 pm #
  7. Last year Ghiradelli had a toasted coconut version of their foil eggs. I haven’t seen them this year, has anyone else? They were pretty tasty.

    Comment by Kate on 3/13/13 at 4:06 pm #
  8. I am going to hop hop around for all the easter candy!!!!

    Comment by ARTEMIS on 3/15/13 at 11:33 am #
  9. Great blog! I know you didn’t give Trader Joe’s Milk Chocolate Malted Milk Eggs top marks when you reviewed them, but we absolutely love them! We have not found any other malt ball to come close to how good they are. We even paid an exorbitant price for some gourmet malt balls, and although we tried some interesting flavors, they were certainly not worth the money! I would’ve rather had Whoppers, so that tells you how awful they were! Unfortunately, there is no sign of the Trader Joe’s malt balls this year, yet. Even though they have their other Easter candy out. Do you know anything about this? Do you know the candy manufacturer? We’d love to be able to get these year-round! Thanks!

    Comment by Jay on 3/16/13 at 1:19 pm #
  10. I love the malt balls at Sprout’s Farmers Market. They are bulk, which is nice. So good when they are fresh!

    Comment by Judy on 3/18/13 at 1:20 pm #
  11. I found the Dove White Chocolate Eggs at Wal-Mart and am so happy I bought them. They are absolutely delicious! So creamy and smooth. Everything you expect from Dove.

    Comment by Suzanne on 3/21/13 at 12:39 pm #
  12. Can I ask where you found milka lil scoops? Can’t find them anywhere! smile

    Comment by El on 3/27/13 at 11:01 pm #
  13. Those white chocolate M&M’s were awesome. Shame they were only Target exclusive.

    Comment by sonic23 on 4/29/13 at 4:32 pm #

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