The 10 most popular Easter candies

Maybe you are chomping on the hollow leg of an Easter bunny right now, hoping it will get you through the current health crisis. Or maybe you are the disciplined sort, waiting til Easter morning to gobble up every piece of candy corn in sight. Whatever your level of discipline (I am a -4 on a scale of 0 to 10 when it comes to Easter candy), you need a time out from the news. So read this:
Candystore in L.A. compiled their annual list of worst candies, but happily, also their customers' favorites. Here they are:
10. Skittles-Filled Easter Eggs. Down from #9 last year.
Skittles Easter eggs combine the fun and re-sealability of candy in a plastic Easter egg, with the desirability of not being generic jelly beans, says Candy Store. Skittles are a very popular candy overall. They finished as the #1 overall top Halloween candy last year.
9. Sour Patch Easter Bunnies. Up from #10 last year.
It’s no surprise that Sour Patch Kids are hugely popular right now. Sour candy and spicy candy have both gone through a resurgence of late. These Sour Patch Bunnies are a sweet change of pace from classic, but often generic, jelly beans.
Kids love Skittles.
8. Foil-Wrapped Chocolate Eggs. No movement this year.
One can't help but love these foil wrapped chocolates, especially when they have some candy crunchies inside.
7. Robins Eggs from Whoppers. Down from #5 last year.
Robins Eggs are little Whoppers malt balls shaped like eggs and covered with a crispy candy shell. The shells are colored with speckles to look like little robin eggs, and are one of my absolute faves. Hard to resist.
6. Lindt Chocolate Carrots. Down from #4 last year.
I thought I'd discovered these myself a few years ago! Glad to see them on the list - delicious and look oh-so-classy. The taste is divine, a high-end chocolate at an affordable price point. The little curve at the end of the stick makes them feel like little spring carrot umbrellas. So cute.
5. Jelly Beans (Gourmet / Naturally-Flavored). Up from #7 last year.
Jelly beans did really well when they distinguished themselves as being gourmet or made with natural flavorings. Basically, any fancy jelly beans work well. One can tell the difference usually by the size. Chic jelly beans tend to be on the smaller side. I am a Jelly Belly fanatic (much to the chagrin of my teeth!)
4. Kinder Joy Eggs Candy. Up from #6 last year.
Kinder Eggs haven’t been in the Easter candy lexicon very long, but they’ve made a huge splash. Kinder Joy Eggs only recently became available in the US, but they are a candy giant in Europe and the rest of the world. Who doesn’t love a surprise toy inside of anything?
3. Chocolate Bunnies (Hollow). Down from #2 last year.
This is THE quintessential Easter candy. I dare you not to eat a whole one in a single setting while devouring Wolf Blitzer or Anderson Cooper explaining why you need to hunker down. Chomp chomp, hand me another please.
2. Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. Up from #3 last year.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are an absolute juggernaut in the candy world. I have mixed feelings. Just like I do about peanut butter generally, but you be the judge. A little sweet for my taste.
1. Cadbury Mini Eggs. Wins again.
Simply glorious.
They may not have the history of chocolate bunnies, but Cadbury Mini Eggs are hugely popular. They were far and away the most popular Easter candy in the Candystore study, says a statement. "There is just something about these little eggs that is irresistible."
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