The Easter Candy Consumption Pyramid


Easter always feels like a hallmark of Springtime to me — even after an unusually warm March around here this year.  Although, now that I think about it, it is kind of ironic to welcome the warmer weather with this holiday — as we consume baskets full of candy that won’t allow us to comfortably fit into our summer clothing.

Easter, for many folks who are far better souls than I am, also means the end of Lent.  This year, I went as far as giving up sacrifices, which I think went pretty well.  Certainly I was more pleasant than in my past Lenten efforts to give up things like cursing, chocolate, coffee and wine.  I’ll let your imagination take it from here.

The Easter preparations are pretty much done around here in Fordeville.  Earlier this week, my youngest sister made her annual Dye Eggs With Auntie visit.  This is also known as Auntie and I Drink One Glass of Wine for Every Egg The Kids Crack.

We all had a great time.



And then there was my son’s class Easter party.  My friend Jen and I signed up to do this party back in September.  I figured it would be the usual — cupcakes, a goodie bag and a little project.

By “little project,” I did not foresee us dyeing eggs with 17 pre-schoolers.

But Jen pulled the “I’m Jewish and never get to dye eggs” card.  She felt it was her only chance.  Something about if I was really her friend, I would  not deny her this experience.

Because we like to keep the parties all about the kids.

But Jen did promise to make the cupcakes for the class party.  And when I texted her to ask what kind she was making, I got this.

It’s a good thing I am fluent in Baked Goods.  Obviously, she was making vanilla Funfetti cupcakes with vanilla frosting and colored Funfetti sprinkles.  Duh.

Anyway, the party went really well.  I don’t have any pictures to post because my hands were sort of full.  But if Jen ever talks me into this again, remind me to bring my hip flask.  And to steal hers as a back-up.

And now that all the prep is finished, it’s time to think about this weekend’s candy consumption.  People have fiercely loyal opinions about their Easter Candy preferences, and I’m no exception.

Here’s my quick and dirty Easter Candy Consumption Pyramid.



Yeah, I’m a dark chocolate purist.  I don’t see the point in contaminating the goodness of the cocoa bean in its perfect form.  Just give me the dark chocolate bunny — solid ears and hollow body, please — and I will be happy. {This tracks closely with my Hershey’s Variety Pack rankings:  1) Special Dark 2) Krackel 3) Milk Chocolate and 4) Mr. Goodbar.}

Before you go all Occupy Fordeville on me for my Easter candy opinions, let me also just say that I think white chocolate has no place in the Easter Candy aisle.  And though I respect any cult candy following, I remain confused by Peeps and Cadbury Eggs.  They kind of scare me.

But, look.  We can all agree to disagree.  Candy is a personal choice.

And, if you like white chocolate and Peeps and Cadbury Eggs, this works out well — because you are one less person fighting with me over stealing the dark chocolate from my kids’ Easter baskets when they are sleeping.

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  1. Ed says:

    Completely agree with your pyramid, especially Creme Eggs. Those things are just wrong.

    Where we diverge is that I feel the Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg is the greatest Easter gift the Flying Spaghetti Monster brings each year.

  2. Erica says:

    Where we’re on the same page: Peeps and white chocolate are ewwww!!!! I happen to think jellybeans are eww too. Where we differ: I can eat my weight in Cadbury creme eggs!! ; ) And the mini creme eggs…omg SO good! I’m funny with Easter candy. It differs from the candy I normally go for. I usually love dark chocolate and consume it pretty regularly, but for Easter what I absolutely adore are: Cadbury creme eggs and mini creme eggs like I said, Russell Stover marshmallow eggs (especially the individually wrapped in the carton), Russell Stover hollow milk chocolate bunny (especially frozen yum!!), and Cadbury mini eggs (solid milk chocolate with a crisp sugar shell). : )

  3. Luisa says:

    CSE bought my son Peeps once – freaking nasty and were consigned to the bin.. am so with you Kim

    • fordeville says:

      She was probably seeking out revenge for all of the candy you’ve bestowed upon her kids over the years 🙂

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