Friday, March 17, 2006

Russell Stover Cream Eggs

One of the candies of Easter that has always scared me has been the Russell Stover Cream Egg. Of course this all goes back to traumatic childhood experiences where I would get excited when my mother or grandmother would allow me a piece of candy from their fancy box of chocolates. I was allowed to pick only one, of course, and I always picked the foulest things (to my young palate). The Cream Eggs looked like a huge tease - all flash and style and no substance. I didn’t realize until I took this assignment that I was very wrong.

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The unlikely first candidate was the Strawberry Cream Egg. It’s a milk chocolate egg with a frothy strawberry cream with real strawberry seeds! Kind of latexy looking filling, but it smells nice. Sweet, but with a nice smooth and fluffy consistency. The chocolate is good quality and not too sweet for the filling. The center is rather bland, I wasn’t detecting a lot of “strawberry” flavor to it. For my first try, this wasn’t bad. I think I’d prefer it with dark chocolate.

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Next was the Coconut Cream Egg, which I expected this to be much too sweet. Just looking at it, it seemed to be more froth than coconut substance. I’m a huge fan of Mounds bars, and this is no Mounds bar. But putting aside the comparisons, it’s not too sweet, it’s fluffy and has really good coconut flavor without being oily. The dark chocolate provides the proper bittersweet balance to the whole thing. There were ample coconut bits in there, but not dense enough to make it chewy. These were pretty cheap when I picked them up, so if they’re even MORE on sale after the holiday, I might lay in a stock of them.

(Note: my camera ceased to function during this photoshoot, so you’ll just have to imagine a picture of a dark chocolate cream egg with a beige cream filling in this position.)

Finally there was the Maple Cream Egg, which is a dark chocolate egg with a whipped maple cream center. No maple trees were harmed in the creation of this treat as no maple ingredients were mentioned on the label. The maple flavor actually had a good woodsy quality to it, not just the high sweet notes. It reminded me more of pecan, but that’s a good flavor, too! Sweet, mellow and creamy, this is much better than I expected it to be. The understated bitterness of the dark chocolate really held this one together.

I have to thank the readers for suggesting these, I had no idea they were so fresh tasting. I was expecting a solid and bland fondant but instead it was quite a treat. Given a choice, I think I’ll always go for the dark chocolate ones. There are a few I didn’t try ... and now I’m looking forward to finding the coconut nests. There’s a huge assortment of flavors too, I didn’t see them all at the Rite Aid where I picked these up, but they also have a large number of “sugar free” varieties as well ... I’m not willing to try them myself, but if someone else can chime in on whether or not their good, they might make a nice treat for diabetic or dieting friends.

They’re also pretty satisfying as a single treat goes and because they’re mostly fluffed sugar, they’re much lower in calories than an all-chocolate candy, ranging from 130 to 150 calories for a single egg. If they don’t sell them near you, the web price for these nuggets by the case is pretty good, only $.49 cents per egg. I wish they sold a sampler case that had two of each in it. I’d really like to try the Pecan/Caramel one.

Name: Cream Eggs: Strawberry, Coconut and Maple
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Russell Stover
Place Purchased: Rite Aid
Price: $.39
Size: 1.25 ounces
Calories per ounce: 104-120
Categories: Chocolate, Coconut, United States, Easter

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:26 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. I forget about these because they’re made here in town.  Glad you enjoyed them.  Around Halloween, they make a similar treat that’s an orange marshmallow filled pumpkin.  Excellent.

    Comment by Dave on 3/17/06 at 2:43 pm #
  2. Russell Stover’s sugar-free chocolate covered marshmallows are really good. Espcially frozen. Right now I have one sitting in the fridge to be eaten after dinner!

    Comment by luna on 3/17/06 at 3:55 pm #
  3. I’ve always liked the strawberry ones. At Halloween they have orange filled pumpkins, too, which I love.

    Comment by Grace on 3/17/06 at 6:11 pm #
  4. I just had a pecan caramel egg the other day—although I’m a big Russell Stover fan, the pecan-carmel was a disappointment. It’s a giant gob of caramel with a small sprinkling of pecans, enrobed in chocolate.  I was hoping for many, many more nuts.  If you’re a caramel fan, this may be for you, but I was underwhelmed.

    Comment by Laura Rebecca on 3/17/06 at 6:54 pm #
  5. I always assumed that these would be sickeningly sweet, but afer reading your review, I might buy one in the future.

    Comment by Samantha on 3/18/06 at 7:28 pm #
  6. Oh now, now I’ll have to share the maple cream eggs with a potentially wider audience - I better go buy out the store quick! :^) I never noticed, though, that “no maple trees were harmed” in the making…guess I was too busy eating to read the wrapper!

    Comment by Tricia on 3/19/06 at 1:17 pm #
  7. The best, IMO, is the chocolate brownie one. Tastes like a chocolate truffle (and I think used to be called that in previous years).

    Comment by Jim D. on 3/20/06 at 9:47 am #
  8. They were the prize candy of my basket every year.    Not a huge fan of the coconut ones, but love the strawberry, maple, vanilla and raspberry ones.

    Comment by g on 3/20/06 at 1:29 pm #
  9. Does anyone remember big chocolate easter eggs?  I thought they were made by Russell Stovers however am not sure.  They were about 3-4 inches long and a couple of inches wide as well as height.  I remember the peanutbutter one, though I think there were raspberry cream and others.  I was trying to find some for this year, and am having no luck!  If you have any ideas please email me. Thanks - John

    Comment by John on 3/16/07 at 6:51 pm #
  10. The maple cream eggs are my favorite!

    Comment by Elizabeth K on 3/19/07 at 3:38 pm #
  11. Yes, I remember those big chocolate cream easter eggs.  I have been looking absolutely everywhere for them here in Florida during this easter season, and cannot find any.  I don’t want to make them, I want a nicely decorated one that I can slice whenever I walk past, just like years ago mmmmm delicious!  smile

    Comment by kaite on 4/04/07 at 5:46 am #
  12. I’m looking for an Easter Egg that my mom purchased when I was little.  I did’nt like
    coconut cream eggs so she purchased one from
    a department store in Phila called Lit Brothers.

    It was a carmel and pecan covered coconut egg.

    I can’t seem to find it anywhere.  I’ve seen
    carmel and pecan covered fudge or nuguat eggs
    but not the carnel and pecan covered coconut egg.

    Can someone help me find one.  Thank You.

    Comment by therese bittner on 4/05/07 at 8:51 am #
  13. The big eggs were made by Whitman’s chocolate.  But they are not even on their website!  My favorite was the coconut.  There was a “fruit and nut” and a chocolate also.  Cannot find them here, but I grew up in San Diego and that’s where I remember them.

    Comment by Andy on 4/08/07 at 9:02 am #
  14. OMG - I adore the Russell Stover Truffle Eggs, and yet they seem so hard to find. I am very particular about truffles but these have a nice rich consistency, smooth and not too syrup-like. You must try one of these as well.

    Comment by Mindy on 3/06/08 at 3:50 am #
  15. Ohhhhhhhhhhh the Dove truffle eggs are just delicious too. 

    I ate 4 of them yesterday :D   “oink oink!”

    Comment by kaite on 3/06/08 at 3:59 am #
  16. Yes, Russell Stovers did make the big Easter eggs.  I remember well every Easter when I was a little girl my mother loved and so did I, the Fruit & Nut eggs made by Russell Stovers.  They came in a box that was bright pink and green, I believe…they were so yummy and I miss them alot!

    Comment by Bev on 3/23/08 at 7:57 am #
  17. what happened to your organic eggs you had madae a couple of years ago for easter now I can’t ever find them

    Comment by chco lover on 3/09/09 at 3:13 pm #
  18. My friend was asking about organic eggs rusell stover made he was to veg.they were small organic chocolate easter eggs they were velvety and melted in your mouth the best ever made by rusell stovers and now poof gone never to be found? can anyone help

    Comment by friend of choco lover on 3/09/09 at 3:18 pm #
  19. item 9, John

    I’ve been looking for the chocolate cream eggs for a couple of years now.  I cant even find them by other candy companies…how disappointing! Easter Bunny…are you listening??  smile

    Comment by kaitee on 3/12/09 at 2:53 pm #
  20. I love the Russell Stover Truffle eggs that seem to come out only at Easter time.
    They are delicious. I can’t seem to find them this year. I couldn’t even find them on this web page. Can someone tell me if they know where I can purchase them? It’s not Easter at our house without them.
    Thank you so very much.

    Comment by Linda on 4/03/09 at 7:11 am #
  21. what stores carry the chocolate covered coconut easter eggs with the little flower on top?cant seem to find them!

    Comment by wyona muzyka on 4/12/09 at 12:47 pm #
  22. I cannot eat any cream eggs or anything with cream filling, but i can eat regular cream.

    Comment by Princess Adeleine on 7/02/09 at 8:15 am #
  23. I look forward to Russell Stovers coconut nests every spring. I bought all they had at HEB in Kyle and found that there were no jelly bean eggs in them? What up with that?

    Comment by tracy on 2/24/10 at 1:40 pm #
  24. My mother bought 2 bags of Russell Stover SUGAR FREE candy today, since she is diabetic.  At 7:35 this evening, her blood sugar was 120, but she still took her daily insulin shot as she does every evening.  She ate 3 of the “sugar free” mint patties and 1 of the “sugar free” coconut candies. (Serving size is 3-4 pieces, so she didn’t go out of bounds.)  At 10:50 pm, she tested her sugar again, as she does every night.  Both of us nearly fell out of our chairs—her blood sugar was 304!!!  This could kill some diabetics by raising blood sugar that high. BEWARE!

    Comment by Angry Daughter on 3/18/10 at 9:51 pm #
  25. I had 1 turtle pecan tonight and my sugar numbers rose as well.  I thought sugar free meant it was okay to eat.

    Comment by Jen on 8/18/10 at 6:43 pm #
  26. I absolutely am addicted to the maple creme eggs. Every year I buy an entire carton and then I go back to buy them ten at a time. I shamelessly have no idea how many I consume. I’m just thankful they are not easily accessible throughout the year. It is the best six weeks of the year.

    Comment by Lilly on 10/10/10 at 1:34 pm #
  27. I WAIT IMPATIENTLY EACH YEAR FOR EASTER AND VALENTINES DAY TO COME AROUND TO GET MY HANDS ON THOSE FABULOUS RUSSEL STOVER CREME FILLED EGGS. MY VERY FAVORITE IS THEIR RASPBERRY FILLED ONE COVERED IN DARK CHOCOLATE, I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THEM. I ALSO LOVE THEIR STRAWBERRY ONE, THE MAPLE ONE AND THE COCONUT ONE.  THE RASPBERRY ONE IS MY VERY FAVORITE , ITS EXACTLY LIKE THEIR DARK CHOCOLATE COVERED RASPBERRY ONE THAT COMES IN THEIR BOXED CHOCOLATES. I STOCK UP ON THEM WHEN I FIND THEM IN THE STORES BUT THEY DO NOT LAST VERY LONG. RUSSEL STOVER I APPLAUD YOU!  ELLEN

    Comment by ELLEN MARIE LEACH on 1/18/11 at 9:56 am #
  28. Will Russell Stover ever make a chocolate (large) easter egg filled with yellow cream in the middle (like a yoke) and then a separate white cream then chocolate - - milk & dark???
    Fanny Farmer always made them, but can’t get them any more.
    Thanks.
    Judi
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    Comment by Judi on 3/13/11 at 10:11 pm #
  29. I remember; loving the fruit and nut cream eggs.. they were big and we would slice them and they don’t make them anymore :(... come on Russell’s it will be a hit, I am sure of it bring it back..

    Comment by Rhonda on 3/15/11 at 10:41 am #
  30. Russell Stover used to make (maybe, late 70’s, early 80’s?) a huge cream egg.  My family would buy one or 2 every year and it was big enough that we would slice it up after dinner and it would feed several people.  It was so festive and pretty, I wish they still made those.

    Comment by Maggie on 3/26/11 at 10:07 am #
  31. I’ve seen several of you comment on the HUGE chocolate egg that Russell Stover formerly made.

    I ALSO remember the inside being “crean with a Yellow yoke”. They also made the flavor “fruit & Nut”.

    That stopped : ^ (  but they started the even larger foil hollow egg fill with their chocolates.
    The gorgeous royal purples in various shades were collected by people, INCLUDING ME and kept for many following Easters as decorations.

    The last year they producted the foil eggs they had several foil colors, and having the uneasy feeling that this might be the last production year, I purchased all of the colors.

    Now they are ALL gone. I believe Russell Stover was elevated a bit above the rest, the years they produced these Easter Eggs.

    Comment by Lynne Barton on 4/25/11 at 6:01 am #
  32. If anyone is looking for the cream eggs in Ohio, you can find them at Meijer! Only $0.50 right now!

    Comment by Raevyn on 3/30/12 at 6:40 am #
  33. Looking back on wht has been written;
    the eggs with the peanut,Chocolate,were large
    However the HUGE eggs 5+inchles long boxed
    Were cream (with Yellow center) or Fruit/Nut

    THEY ARE BACK

    Comment by Lynne Barton` on 3/30/12 at 3:49 pm #
  34. Thanks so much for that info!  Any input on where to find them?  Seems like I have my best luck finding obscure RS stuff at small town drugstores.  I had almost forgotten about this thread.  It’s been a lot of fun catching up on it and reading all the nice stories and info.

    Comment by Maggie on 3/30/12 at 9:08 pm #
  35. I found the REALLY H U G E EGGS
    at a very large INDEPENDENT Grocer chain.
    A large national grocery chain won’t work !
    Small town independent grocery or
    Small DRUG STORES
    are probably the best bet.

    I went back to get ANOTHER boxed egg and they were
    G O N E !

    I believe the healthy eating & health food craze
    caused store buyers to think possibly they would get left with “THESE EGGS” A F T E R Easter and the greatly reduced price would equal a loss.

    The eggs shown above in the foil packets are teeny tiny in comparison to the HUGE BOXED chocolate egg (with the butter cream center) that I am referring to. Even LARGER were the enormous
    foil eggs (which had a slit in the center), opening to reveal small chocolates inside. One was an eating extravaganza, the other a gorgeous decorating item-with a satan bow & miniature clump of flowers attached.

    Comment by Lynne on 3/31/12 at 5:49 am #
  36. Don’t you make the vanilla cream eggs?????????

    Comment by mary r wolfe on 3/22/13 at 10:29 pm #
  37. The pink and yellow Stover cream eggs with a lil flower on top are missing.

    Comment by Suzi Bee on 4/26/14 at 9:29 am #

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