Regardless of what your religious standing is, you should celebrate Easter on Sunday for no other reason than it's the last major candy holiday until


Taste Testing Novelty Easter Candy

Regardless of what your religious standing is, you should celebrate Easter on Sunday for no other reason than it's the last major candy holiday until Halloween. I have spent the last three days honoring this momentous occasion with one of my all-time favorite past times: drug store candy shopping. I scouted some cool new holiday candy and did a little taste testing to find out which ones might actually make the cut for next Easter. Get your diabetes in check, because there's a lot to cover.

The Easter bunny came early
3 Musketeers Raspberry with Dark Chocolate

Great taste, if you like fruit mixed with your chocolate. I'm not a huge fan, but the raspberry flavor is very mellow, reminiscent of a raspberry Charleston Chew (I know there's no such thing, but if there was, it would taste like a raspberry 3 Musketeers). They're pretty good. This limited edition flavor will probably go out like a Lion along with Spring, so best try them now. Spotted at: Walgreen's.

Cadbury Orange Crème Egg

This is one of my all-time favorite Easter candies, however, I like the original best. The new orange flavor has the same consistency as the original crème eggs, with a hint of orange and a pale orange yolk center instead of yellow. Spotted at: Bartell's and Walgreen's.

Chocolate Covered Peeps

Way better than a regular Peep, these dark and milk chocolate covered Peeps don't have that crunchy sugar coating or stale marshmallow taste. They actually taste like a chocolate covered marshmallow - what we've been wanting Peeps to taste like forever! Add a couple of graham crackers and you have yourself an Easter s'more. Go get some! Spotted at: Walgreen's and Bartell's.

SweetTarts Gummy Bunnies

They taste like tangy gummy jelly beans with Sweet Tart flavors. Pretty cool. A nice, chewable consistency that melts in your mouth at the end. Nothing special, but enjoyable. Spotted at: Walgreen's.

Junior Mints Pastels

These little guys taste quite a bit different than regular Junior Mints. They don't have any chocolate, which leaves them tasting more like Melt Away Mints. They're not bad if you set aside your expectations for the classic chocolate mint flavor you've grown to love. Spotted at: QFC.

Easter Dots

This is a total joke. The box says "Easter" but the flavors say "everyday." Inside the Easter egg-decorated box, you'll find a mix of regular Dots flavors: cherry, blueberry, lemon, lime and orange. No special flavors. No pastel colors. Nothing to see here, folks. Spotted at: Walgreen's.

Hershey's Kisses with Coconut Crème

These things effing rock! Not only do they taste better than a Mounds Bar, they taste like there is actually shredded coconut mixed in with the coconut crème. Delicious! Get some while you can. They're hard to find, but worth the hunt. Spotted at: Thriftway.

I must admit, my all-time favorite Easter candy is the classic Brach's Chicks & Rabbits. They're ugly as hell and taste like those orange Circus Peanuts, but I love them. Now, it's your turn. What is your favorite Easter candy?

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