For Christians, Easter is the most important holiday of the year. But it’s also one of the biggest candy seasons of the year, ranking right up there with Halloween and Christmas. We know you can only handle eating so much sugar in one day, so Young Post sent junior reporters Kaur Mukhjot, Eunice Yip, and Tatjana Foong to try some of the most popular Easter candies, so you won’t waste your calories on the bad ones. Enjoy!
M&S (Easter Fudge) Hot Cross Bun Flavour Fudge
These cubes of fudge come in a cute pink pack with a blue bunny on it. The fudge smells like a mixture of orange and raisins and it is extremely soft and chewy, so the caramel doesn’t stick to your teeth. It is rich and buttery – a perfect Easter treat.
Haribo Chick ’n’ Mix
The Haribo Chick ’n’ Mix has a large variety of sweets to choose from, including jellies and marshmallows, making it great value for the price. The citrus-flavoured jellies are perfect if you like sour candy, as their strong tanginess is balanced by the sweetness of the sugar coating. But my favourites were the pastel, flower-shaped marshmallows. They were fluffy and airy, melting in my mouth, and best of all, they were not too sweet.
Reese Peanut Butter Mini Bunnies Chocolate
These adorable milk chocolate “Reester” bunnies are filled with Reese’s signature peanut butter. But sadly, the balance of the flavours is off, and all you can taste is the peanut butter. Of course that’s not a bad thing if you love peanut butter. And while it was one of the more expensive treats we tried, it’s still a good deal, because there are a lot of bunnies in the pack.
M&M Chocolate Candy Eggs (Peanut-butter flavoured)
These M&M eggs have speckled shells in perky spring colours. They are sweet and crispy on the outside, and the inside is filled with peanut butter which defiantly sticks in your throat and leaves a salty aftertaste.
Beacon Milkshake Flava Hen Eggs
These beautifully coloured eggs are packed in a regular plastic carton. They are hollow chocolate eggs with a milkshake-flavoured candy coating. There’s strawberry (pink), cream soda (green), bubblegum (blue) and vanilla (white). I was really excited to try them because they looked so mouth-watering, but I was a little disappointed to find that beyond the flavoured shell, three of the four were just plain milk chocolate – only the vanilla one had any extra flavour. Even so, I would still recommend this because it is hard to find special hollow eggs.
Galaxy Golden Eggs
That’s not gold foil! These eggs are actually dusted with a golden coating. They’re really pretty; the gold powder can stick to your fingers if you eat them too slowly. That’s not likely to happen, though, as the crunchy eggs have a delicious caramel flavour.
Cadbury Chocolate Oreo Eggs:
These Cadbury chocolate eggs are smooth and silky. The crunchy Oreo filling was a perfect match for the creamy chocolate coating, making it my favourite out of all the candy I had tried. It took a lot of will-power to resist the temptation of eating the whole bag! There are a lot of eggs in each bag, making it a good deal.
Hershey’s Candy Coated Milk Chocolate eggs
One word: AWWFULLL!!!! The chocolate eggs come in a pastel plastic egg, which is cute, but they smell like oil and sour milk and taste like fake cocoa. And they’re too sweet! Worst of all, this “treat” is pretty expensive. Totally not worth it; didn’t expect Hershey’s would offer something so bad.
Nestle Milkybar Mini Eggs
I’m not sure why they call this Milkybar, because all you can taste with these white chocolate eggs is sweetness. I wouldn’t recommend these unless you are looking for a sugar rush. Plus, HK$14.90 is really NOT worth it because this pack of chocolate is small.
Smarties Mini egg
The colourful, bright chocolate eggs are perfect to give out as treats, or to serve at your next Easter party. There are a multi-coloured variety of different chocolate easter eggs, and each egg has its own vivid and eye catching candy shell. The chocolate has a nice crunch to it, and it isn’t too sweet either.