Friday, March 23, 2007

Russell Stover Eggs (2007 edition)

I think it must be Egg Day here at Candy Blog! Russell Stover makes a lot of different Eggs. I covered some last year and was pleasantly surprised.

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This egg wins the award for “color of center that I’d most like to have as a cashmere sweater”. It’s a delicate dusty pearl pink. It’s light and fluffy (the cream, not the imaginary sweater) and the first thing that hits me is a little bit of salt, then the sweet floral flavors of the rapsberry. It’s not tangy ... all sweet and berry. Then it starts to sink in ... it’s really really sweet. Even the mild dark chocolate shell can’t cut through it.

It smells good, but it’s just not quite for me (I’ll gladly swap it for a Strawberry though). There are real raspberry seeds in there.

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I reviewed the Organic Pecan Delight last month and found it a decent candy. So I thought I’d give the original a try in the form of the Pecan Delight Egg. It has to be good, there’s gold on the wrapper, right.

Well, color me disappointed. Mostly because one of the major elements promised in the name of the candy is missing ... the pecans. While the Organic Pecan Delight had quite a few, it was as if they used the same amount of pecans for this whole egg as they did in those smaller candies. The caramel is nice and smooth with a light chew to it and the chocolate was okay, without the woodsy crunch of the pecans, this just wasn’t my thing.

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Peanut Butter Egg is a milk chocolate egg with a peanut butter crumble filling. It’s dark tasting, smoky and nutty.

It’s rough when I eat candies similar to See’s around the same time, because they suffer by comparison. However, I have to say that this is a rather different peanut butter egg and good in its own right. It’s not a Reese’s, not a See’s, it’s a Russell Stover. More roasty tasting, a little salty and really quite good.

I think my fave of the Russell Stover Eggs is still the dark chocolate coconut (which I picked up in Heart form at Valentine’s), but it was fun to give these a go. They’re often on sale for 50 cents each, perhaps a fun change-up from the drudgery of regular candy bars (and because they’re only an ounce, perhaps a little savings of calories).

Name: Eggs: Raspberry Whip, Pecan Delight & Peanut Butter
    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: Walgreen's
Price: $.50
Size: 1 ounce each
Calories per ounce: 120, 120 & 160
Categories: Chocolate, Caramel, Nuts, Peanut, United States, Russell Stover, Easter

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:50 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. I totally can’t do that whole whipped center business. High five for trying it out, i will skip it, again, this Easter.

    Comment by liz on 3/23/07 at 11:17 am #
  2. Is this the end of Easter week then? What are you moving onto after?

    Comment by Terry on 3/23/07 at 11:35 am #
  3. Cybele's avatar

    Liz - yeah, the whipped centers aren’t for everyone. Luckily the after Easter sales mean you can try it out for probably only a dime! (If you’re inclined ... no pressure.)

    Terry - I just posted the last one ... I think. I just got a hold of some Canadian versions of the Cadbury treats (Caramilk Eggs, Creme Eggs & Mini Eggs).

    If you’d like to see what I’ve got in the tasting hopper, my Flickr tag is a pretty good way though you’ll see there are candies there that I’ve photographed (and consumed) and never reviewed.

    Comment by Cybele on 3/23/07 at 12:21 pm #
  4. Have you tried the Russell Stover Truffle Eggs?  As a huge truffle fan, I’m interested, but the wrapper showed a dry, crumbly center not at all like the cream I want in a truffle so I bought a Snicker’s Cream Egg instead (it was faulty: all caramel, no nuts or noughat—I love Snicker’s noughat—but the chocolate was much creamier than I’m used to.)  But I can’t help wonder…

    Comment by Sophia on 3/24/07 at 1:32 pm #

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