Ranking: Best and worst Easter candies

Posted on Mar 29 2018 - 5:57am by Mary Liz King

Easter is almost here, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve already been filling up on all the seasonal Easter candies that have stocked grocery store shelves since Valentine’s Day. Some candies are filled with weird gooey stuff, and others are too sweet, but no matter what size, shape or filling, most people can agree that Easter candy tops the list for the best holiday candy in the game. So, whether you prefer Peeps or Reese’s eggs, here’s a list of the best and worst Easter candies:


Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg 9/10

A crowd favorite, Reese’s peanut butter egg takes the top spot. This candy is delicious, and Reese’s knows how to keep it simple. Peanut butter and chocolate is always the right combination. The egg-shaped chocolate is wrapped in cute yellow packaging. These candies provide just the right amount of sweetness, and they are the perfect bite-size Easter treat. Anytime Reese’s tries to spice up its shapes, it somehow never fails to get it right, and the egg is no exception.

Cadbury Mini Eggs 8/10

Illustration by Emily Hoffman

A personal favorite. Bite-size mini eggs have a crunchy candy shell and a yummy milk chocolate center. Cadbury hit a home run with these sweet candies. They come in seasonal pastel colors, and they are even shaped like mini eggs. What could be better? These mini eggs are the rabbit hole of Easter candies; you can’t eat one without consuming the entire bag. So don’t mind me while I’m stuffing my face with a bag of these – or 10.

Cadbury Creme Eggs 6/10

Cadbury scores another top spot on the list. Honestly, it just knows what it’s doing when it comes to Easter candy. The company’s creme eggs hold a place in the “best” category, but only by a little. A fan favorite, for sure, but the mystery filling on the inside is strange, and no one quite knows what it is, but that doesn’t stop this candy from being delicious and fun to eat. They can only be eaten one at a time because they are so sweet, but creme eggs are still a yummy Easter treat.


Edible Easter Grass ?/10

OK, what? No one knows or understands why someone took the cute paper grass that fills the bottom of Easter baskets and made it edible. The most common flavors, green apple and banana, honestly taste like sour, shredded strips of cardboard. I’m not sure what was going on when this candy was created, but it absolutely does not work. Do everyone a favor and stick with the decorative grass for Easter baskets this year.

Chocolate Bunnies (solid) 4/10

Chocolate bunnies are a classic Easter treat. Everyone has the typical baby photos trying to stuff a huge chocolate Easter bunny down his or her throat, making a huge mess. As delicious as pure chocolate tastes, chocolate bunnies score a spot on the worst list. They’re nearly impossible to eat, and there’s just no way to eat them without getting chocolate everywhere. They also take forever to eat. Like, seriously, does anyone ever really finish a solid chocolate bunny? If so, let me know, because he or she deserves an award. Overall, this Easter candy is good in theory, but there really is just no practical way to eat it.

Peeps 2/10

There are just some things that people automatically associate with Easter, and Peeps are definitely one of them. Like candy corn at Halloween, they’ll always be an Easter candy staple. But Peeps score a spot on the worst list because they are utterly overrated. A chunk of marshmallow covered in sugar – not good, not good at all. Honestly, Peeps are so cute that you’d hope they would taste as good as they look, but they are sadly disappointing. Decorating, on the other hand, is an excellent use of these cute Easter candies, and they come in a wide variety of animals and colors.

Whatever your favorite Easter treat is, don’t forget to rush to the nearest grocery store Monday to catch those day-after-Easter candy discounts!