Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Why Easter candy is the best candy

(On a serious note, Easter is by far my favorite holiday. Ideologically, it is such a deep and introspective time, and I love that it celebrates Christ's sacrifice for us and His resurrection. It also signals the beginning of spring, the renewal of all living things. And all that other good spiritually and intellectually satisfying stuff.)

Ironically, I will segue into a commercialized facet of this glorious holiday. Typically I abhor the commercialization of a religious holiday in any form, but what I find refreshing about the commercialization of Easter is that it is funnier and slightly more bizarre than other holidays. I mean, a bunny that lays eggs? GET SERIOUS. I also find that there is not that typical push to buy extravagant things and whatnot, which is nice. And, let's be honest folks, Easter candy is HANDS DOWN the best candy.
As a connoisseur of the Reese's peanut butter empire, I have to say that Reese's peanut butter eggs are unequivocally the best tasting of any other Reese's shape. The Christmas tree? Not so much. The standard peanut butter cup? Good not great. The egg? Phenomenal. Umm, and do I really even have to mention the utter chocolified deliciousness of the Cadbury mini egg? Do I? I think they speak for themselves. As yummy as they are bad for you... sigh. Last but not least, the Starburst jelly bean, lovingly packaged in a plastic egg, just in time for Easter. Pretty much the three best candy choices for your holiday needs.

So kids, enjoy this Easter, welcome the spring, and down some of the aforementioned candy. I promise you will not regret it.


Josh & Kenna said...

So this is what my shopping list looked like before your post:

Luna Bars
Gummi Worms (rs pres)

This is what it looks like now:

Luna Bars
Gummi Worms
Cadbury Eggs
Reeses Eggs

Cliff, Kendal and Stone said...

ohhh I am the biggest fan of the mini cadbury eggs!! Yummmmm.

Ashley said...

Wow you should work for Reeses. I just love the candy, I forgot about the spiritual part by the time your post was over. That's killer advertising.

The Cooks said...

omg i love easter candy too. i love starburst jelly beans-- you should try jolly rancher jelly beans; we always called them "jolly beans".

Anonymous said...

you were made for advertising...but really i love easter as well. everything comes to life this time of year. hope to see you soon. Alli

Julie Nelson said...

Lauren you crack me up! Those Starburst jelly beans are amazing... I'll have to agree with you there.

Cliff, Kendal and Stone said... more candy that is so amazing, but only during holidays--Butterfinger whatevers. I LOVE butterfingers, but only the seasonal shapes. The regular candy bar gets stuck in your teeth, but the Christmas Bell butterfingers, the Valentines hearts butterfingers and the Easter egg butterfingers. Yum yum.

Whitney said...

this is the best post! i LOVE Easter and especially cadbury eggs, i think they are my fav. you are my fav.