Monday, March 9, 2009

Elmer’s Toasted Marshmallow Eggs

Toasted Marshmallow EggsElmer’s Candy Corp is a very popular and inexpensive brand of boxed chocolates from Louisiana. More recently I’ve been seeing their Valentine’s heart assortments at drug stores and discount chains. For the price I’ve found their candies to be a decent value.

I also knew that they did Easter candies, though this was the first year I saw them at my stores here on the West Coast. The most famous products are their Gold Brick and Heavenly Hash Eggs, which are still devilishly out of reach.

What I did find at the Rite Aid was Chocolate Covered Toasted Marshmallow Eggs

Elmer's Toasted Marshmallow EggsThe candies are sold in a tray of six individually wrapped chocolate marshmallow eggs.

The cartoon rabbits on the package are the product of Jim Benton, part of the It’s Happy Bunny (tm) series. (Official website here.)

Inside the tray the little packages come in either pink or powder blue mylar and have a different saying on them:

  • I can’t stop the adorable.
  • You’d be cooler if you were me.
  • I’m not spoiled. I deserve all my stuff.
  • Each little marshmallow is about two and a half inches long.

    Elmer's Toasted Marshmallow EggsThey’re quite nice looking, especially for the price (I got my tray on sale for $1.50). The chocolate ripples on the top and for the most part they were in good shape. A few were cracked, but the marshmallow just seemed to seal any fissures. I was afraid they’d be like the Melster ones I got a couple of years ago, but the ingredients here looked decent. More importantly, these smelled sweet and toasty.

    The marshmallow here is rather like what you’d get if you just toasted a real marshmallow, it’s very soft, almost runny. The chocolate shell is soft as well, but at least it doesn’t flake off. The marshmallow center has a strong single note vanilla flavor (like fake vanilla extract) but then there’s a second component that’s a little toasted sugar flavor.

    The very soft texture of the marshmallow is a little different from other more foamy Easter concoctions, but it’s very smooth (no grain). I ate half of the candies in the package and was overall pleased with them but ultimately they’re too sweet for me to just eat without something to balance it. The little bunnies and their quips on the package was a nice change and would be a fun item to give to friends or pop in your kid’s lunch box. Each egg is about 80 calories.

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    Name: Toasted Marshmallow Eggs
    • 10 SUPERB
    • 9 YUMMY
    • 8 TASTY
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    • 4 BENIGN
    • 1 INEDIBLE
    Brand: Elmer's Candy Corp.
    Place Purchased: RiteAid (Glendale)
    Price: $1.50
    Size: 4.5 ounces
    Calories per ounce: 107
    Categories: Chocolate, Marshmallow, United States, Easter

    POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:06 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

    1. I got a box of their chocolates for Valentine’s day, and they were also extremely sweet - even just the plain chocolate one I tried.

      Comment by maggie on 3/09/09 at 9:44 am #
    2. wow, those “sayings” on the packages…just wow, the are horrible.  they’re not even funny or cute, but in bad taste.
      no wonder so many kids have such a rotten spoiled attitude and that sixth sense….of entitlement.

      Comment by piper maru on 3/09/09 at 11:15 am #
    3. God, I HATE their candy. It’s some of the worst crap I’ve ever eaten. A teacher in my school brought a box and I just spit it right out. Awful!

      Comment by Meghan on 3/09/09 at 6:15 pm #
    4. The packaging looks so cheap…as to be tacky.

      Comment by Sweet Pursuit on 3/10/09 at 2:36 am #
    5. Love em, Love em, Love em!!!

      The Happy Bunny is hilarious and the candy idea is original and yummy!

      Comment by chocoholic on 3/12/09 at 10:59 am #
    6. I agree with #5. I love marshmallow eggs and these caught my eye.

      The flavor was just what I have been looking for. The ‘toasted’ taste gave it a little something more than the other eggs out there.

      These have made my Easter!

      Comment by Sabrina on 3/12/09 at 11:16 am #
    7. I have enjoyed Elmer’s candy my entire life.  Luckily, I live less than 20 miles from the Ponchatoula Factory, and I worked there for a short period as a seasonal worker.  The Toasted Marshmallow eggs are my favorite.  The new Bubble Gum and Cotton Candy marshmallow eggs (also covered in Elmer’s signature chocolate) were a little to weird, even for my kids.

      Comment by QueBella on 3/28/12 at 7:10 am #
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