A-tisket, a-taskit, what on earth is that in my Easter basket? While Spring’s most yummy holiday does indeed bring many sweet treats, there are a few, shall we say, “rotten eggs” in the mix. There are lots of contenders, but these worst Easter candies really take the cake.
According to stats published by CandyStore.com, 87% of parents will prepare Easter baskets for their kiddoes, and 81% of them will steal some candy from their children’s baskets (the other 6% are probably not any more moral, they’re just on a diet).
But it’s not all Kinder Joy and gourmet jelly beans. CandyStore.com rounded up the 5 worst Easter candies no one wants to steal, ever—some just because they’re so sugary sweet the have tooth ache and hyperactivity written all over them. Check out the list and see if you agree.
The 5 Worst Easter Candies in Stores Now
(In no particular order)
Sweet and sour may be a savory experience when presented at your favorite fusion restaurant, but mixing white chocolate with crumbled bits of sour candies is just plain wrong. This is a mash-up that’s going to be trashed-up and hauled away… far, far away.
Chocolate Christ on a Cross
This kind of candy is totally tasteless in more ways than one! Sure, there is a legit connection between this symbolism and the season, but a chocolate Christ on a cross feels disrespectful. And where exactly does one start devouring this tongue-tying treat? Bunnies begin with the ears, but who really wants to bite the head off of sweet chocolate Jesus? This one’s so irreverent we feel it would be a sin to provide a link.
Nothing says yummy like a bunny-butt. Fluffy Stuff Cotton Tails are not fluffy, they aren’t cottony, and they don’t resemble rabbit tails at all. The only truth in advertising here is, they are indeed “stuff.” Stuff that clumps into a big ball of more stuff. Gulp.
According to the Peeps website, “The wonderful combination of sweet colored sugar and fluffy marshmallow creates an unforgettable taste experience.” Well, that’s one way of putting it! After eating just one Peep, it’s pretty much guaranteed you won’t want a re-peep.
Candy corn is one of the more reviled Halloween candies, so Brach’s Confections decided to double-down by painting them in pastels and calling them an Easter treat! We’re not fooled. These may be more colorful, but they’re just as waxy and sickly-sweet.