Sunday, April 12, 2009
Happy Easter My Friends
Just a quick post to say Happy Easter to my Christian readers (and anyone who loves Easter candy).
The Monday after Easter marks the slow close of Candy Season until stuff starts appearing on the shelves for Halloween.
I hope you find some good deals! Here’s a mini-review of this Hershey’s Hoppy Egg Filler hollow rabbit.
This tall treat is from Hershey’s and made in the US. (The giant Hershey’s Kisses are now made in Mexico.)
The box makes him look formidable at 18 inches high. But the actual bunny inside is only 13 inches tall. I took his photo yesterday and ate his ear this morning for breakfast.
As far as solidness goes, he is technically hollow, but the shell is quite thick. This rabbit is 20 ounces, so there’s a lot of chocolate there. I had to take two bites of his ear ... and still didn’t hit air. (Instead I ended up poking him with a knife to find out how far the ear mass went.)
The chocolate was mediocre. It’s sweet, a bit grainy. It has only a hint of the distinctive Hershey’s tangy bite to it. I’m wondering if part of it is that he’s not really “sealed” in that box. He’s surrounded by an absurd amount of packaging, but none of it is airtight and the box is just closed with a little piece of tape. For $20 or so, which is what this guy is supposed to retail for, I think I want smaller but better.
I have to say that he was impressive looking and I’m sure any child will be thrilled to find one today ... or even on Tuesday.
What was your Easter breakfast?
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