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Easter

Apr
24



Riegelein Chocolate Bunny and Eggs

Happy Easter everyone! May you consume lots of candy today! smile


Apr
20



Dove Coconut Creme Eggs

Despite this being my last Easter candy review, these were actually the first candy I bought for the Easter season. I found them in the same Rite Aid as the 3 Musketeers marshmallow, but on a different lunch break trip with a different friend. That day we had gone over to check out the Valentine’s Day candy sale, so while my friends was searching for deals, I was looking for what’s new and different. At the time, the only new thing I saw were these Dove Milk Chocolate Coconut Eggs. So even thought the price was kinda steep ($4.99) I bought some anyways so I could get a jump start on my Easter reviews. And as you can see I’ve procrastinated very well.

The green color scheme of this packaging is festive, and the bag is filled with green foil wrapped half egg candies. I love how the illustration of the candy on the bag looks like a coconut in a way, with it’s brown shell and white interior, except egg shaped of course. Each egg is only a “half”, so one side is flat. You can tell they’re molded chocolates by the shape of them. They have a pungent aroma of sweet coconut and chocolate. The effect is very, very sweet.

One thing you gotta give Dove, is that their chocolate is very smooth and velvety. These eggs melt in your mouth and have the richest texture. The chocolate is creamy and sweet, and you kinda get that throat burn from them. The coconut interior is hard to make out at first texture-wise, but the flavor is unmistakable. It’s milky and tropical, with coconut notes that are more authentic than not. Still, there’s something about it that feels a little “off”, and I think that’s because there’s no coconut flakes in them. I guess the whole candy industry are “no pulp” orange juice drinkers considering how they never add flakes into their coconut candies.

These were tasty, but still lacking what I desire in coconut Easter candy. I prefer the Russell Stover Coconut Eggs, but that’s just me. If you’re a big coconut fan, you should definitely try these before they disappear.

Rating: Will Eat Again

 

Will Eat Again

Links Dove Chocolate Website


Apr
18



3 Musketeers Marshmallow Bag

I was really surprised to find these in Rite Aid the other day. I was on my lunch break and my friend needed to run into the store for some batteries. I killed my time pursuing the candy aisle, feeling pretty confident I’ve found most everything that needed finding this year. I then laid eyes on this bag, which really looks like another other normal, Easter themed 3 Musketeers bag, and saw the words “Limited Edition” written on the top. This caused me to take a second look, and I saw that under the 3 Musketeers logo, the word “Marshmallow” was written. O ho, something new here? Needless to say I brought a bag home with me.

Marshmallow has always been a “big” candy theme for Easter. Marshmallow eggs, rabbits and of course the infamous Peeps began with Easter. So it doesn’t surprised me terribly that 3 Musketeers would jump on the bandwagon.

 

3 Musketeers Marshmallow

The candy pieces inside come in little squares like the normal minis. The look the same, the smell is very sweet, buttery and a hint of chocolate. Each are individually wrapped so they’re easy to bring a few to work or nibble some with coffee.

Biting one in half, you see a pristine white interior of fluffy nougat. Notice, the interior isn’t marshmallow, but marshmallow flavored nougat. The texture is light, airy and very rich feeling in the mouth. I get a very strong and sweet vanilla flavor, which gives it that “marshmallow” quality. In fact, the vanilla brings out the chocolate flavors more, so it’s a very flavorful combination. This is still very sweet like all 3 Musketeers, so be sure to have a drink handy.

Overall, this candy is really just a 3 Musketeers with a vanilla nougat interior. Get some normal 3 musketeer minis and the some of those fall released strawberry ones together and you have a Neapolitan 3 Musketeers much like the original candy bar! Cool!

Rating: Will Eat Again

 

Will Eat Again

Links 3 Musketeers Website


Apr
13



Wonka Exceptionals Box

These are another part of the free Easter samples I received from Wonka, the Exceptionals Eggs. These eggs are based off of two of their regular chocolate bars which are sold all year ‘round. The first is the Scrumdiddlyumptios bar, and the other is the Chocolate Waterfall. These eggs are individually wrapped and then packaged in a box to keep them safe from bumping around too much. The box is festive, but the colors are much more muted than I would have expected. Especially since these bars are normally dressed in bright purple wrappers that have an iridescent and almost hologram like sheen to it. 

Time to open once up and see what we have here. These are sold chocolate half eggs, no filling or decor, just a hunk of chocolate. The pieces are large, as they’re bigger than a traditional chicken egg. I’d say they are about two inches long and weight in at .9 OZ. Each egg has the word “Wonka” carved into the surface with swirled designs.

 

Wonka Exceptionals Wrapper

Scrumdiddlyumptios Egg: Smells sweet and not much of chocolate the chocolate tastes sweet and creamy but you immediately taste the peanuts and the toffee bits in it. the pieces are small and they’re very crispy. Because of this you get a nice salty/sweet play here and it’s very tasty.

Chocolate Waterfall Egg: This egg is beautiful to look at once it’s unwrapped. It’s a milk chocolate base with white chocolate ripples in it. As for the aroma, it just smells sweet. The flavor is this wonderful mix of the milk and white chocolate. Thankfully the white chocolate’s flavor doesn’t get lost in the milk chocolate. You can distinctly taste its buttery, milky, sweet flavor. Very tasty, I’m a fan!

These were tasty and the chocolate is presented here in a more friendly, single serve manner. These would be a great addition to any Easter basket, as the size is big enough to be fun but not small enough so you feel jipped by the Easter Bunny.

Rating: Will Eat Again

 

Will Eat Again

Links Wonka’s Website


Apr
11



Wonka Double Yummy Gummies Package

I received these as free samples from Wonka as a tasting of what fun things they’re offering for the Easter season. Out of the items they sent me, these stood out to me most right away. A long elongated package held these pretty gummies that sit in a protective tray and are individually wrapped. The package is brightly colored with giant lettering and a description at the bottom that reads: “From Wonka’s Edible garden”. I have to say these look really fun!

The Double Yummy Gummies come in three characters/flavors: a strawberry bunny, an orange duck, and a lemon lamb. I finally understand the “Double” part in the name, because I now see these are the kind of gummies that are dual layered. They have a squishy foam on the bottom and a colored gummi layer on top. Much like the “Wingers” gummies that Wonka has out right now as a year round item.

 

Wonka Double Yummy Gummies


Lemon Lamb:
tried this first cause I get really excited about lemon flavors, Smells like chemically lemon frosting, fresh and sweet with some strange artificial notes to it. The gummi is very thick, sticky and chewy, a nice chewing texture. The flavor starts off very tartly of lemon with those odd artificial notes to it. Then the second layer adds this creamy sweetness to it that mellow out the lemon flavor nicely. It leaves a funny aftertaste in my mouth. This reminds me of how those fake lemon hand pies taste.

Orange Ducks: Smells like a creamsicle. The flavor has a wonderful orange flavor to it that’s both sweet and tart with nice juicy flavors to it. the extra layer adds a creamy not to it, and adds some extra sweetness to it. It’s very reminiscent of the original orange gummi bears.

Strawberry Bunny:
This one smells very familiar, and it took me a few minutes to figure it out. the aroma is exactly like a berry flavored fragrant red licorice. The flavor of this one my favorite of the three. It’s very “red” tasting, with the flavor of strawberries and raspberries, with a sour edge to it. Odd, but tasty.

These were really cute and original for a new Easter candy. I’m a big fan of the size and character shapes, and even tho the flavors were a little odd, I still enjoyed them. I plan on picking up more when I see them in stores.

Rating: Will Eat Again

Will Eat Again

Links Wonka’s Website


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