As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap?
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Best Easter Candy Countdown, Point/Counterpoint: Cadbury Creme Eggs, Best This time of year, when our attention should be given to the asparagus spears and pea shoots bursting out of the ground, the siren song of that red and blue foil wrapper calls from across the grocery store, and you know that you won't be leaving without this egg-shaped delight in your grocery cart. Not this time.
Yes, the Cadbury Creme Egg is the delight of children and Gut Check writers alike. We all love eggs, and a chocolate egg filled with yellow and white cream is no exception. How can you say no to a decadent mix of sugar and chocolate shaped like your favorite breakfast food? Especially when you only have to buy one at a time! What's another 79 cents on top of your massive grocery bill? Chump change, that's what.
The best part of the Cadbury Creme Egg is that everyone eats it differently. Some people take a big old chunk off the top, inhaling the cream in one fell swoop. Others nibble away at the chocolate shell, taking their time and turning their fingers brown in the process. My favorite? Cracking the side with your teeth and slowly licking out the creme. Lest this post turns graphic, let's just say that one lick is well worth the ten months it took for these eggs to hit the shelves again.