What’s The Best Easter Candy?


Giana Mejia

Purchasing the Easter sweet treats.

Giana Mejia, Photojournalist

It’s spring season, and that means Easter is coming! All the store shelves are filling up with Easter baskets, bunnies, eggs, and other festive items. Big candy brands like Sour Patch, Warheads, and Reese’s have special holiday snacks. Our newspaper team, The Wrangler, ranked a few of these treats.


All of these candies are available at so many stores. I purchased a Frankford giant chocolate bunny, regular and sour watermelon Peeps, Cadbury Creme Eggs, Warheads, Reece’s Eggs, and Oriental chocolate eggs and carrots. These are all pretty affordable, with prices ranging from $1 to $6.


As a team, each of us tried the candies and ranked them on a scale of 1-10. Starting with the Frankford chocolate, we ranked it about 3.5/10. We collectively agreed that the treat was a little too sweet for our liking. Moving on, we ranked the Warheads’ bunny-shaped gummies 8/10. It had the perfect sour/sweet ratio, and the shape was adorable. Then, we ranked the Cadbury Creme Eggs a 2.5/10. The chocolate was decently good, and we agreed it was better than the Frankford. However, the creme filling was too much for our taste palette- throwing it off. Finally, the most iconic Easter candy of them all: Peeps. We started with the original flavored yellow marshmallows, ranking them a 4/10. It was a little flavorless with a strong punch of sugar. After, we tried the sour watermelon Peeps and ranked them a 3/10. The presentation was nice with green with pink inside; however, the taste was very strong, and it almost gave a “fragrance” type of feel.

We then followed up with Reese’s eggs, collectively giving them a 7.5/10. They were a good bite-size snack, but too much can be too sweet. We then tried the carrot chocolate eggs, ranking them a 4.5/10. They were small with a nice crunch, but the chocolate lacked richness. Lastly, we ended with the mini chocolate eggs and ranked a 7/10. They were so small that you could only eat a couple before they became too sweet.

As much as I love the colors and flowers of spring, the candies are definitely not worth it.

— Emma Safari


We concluded that the best Easter snack was the Warheads gummies and the worst was the Cadbury Creme Eggs. However, each person’s favorite and least favorite varied, and we all mostly came up with similar responses. Easter candies are ways brands try to sell their candy, so people will fill their Easter Eggs with their snacks. Personally, I do not enjoy Easter candy and think they are overhyped. Emma Safari (11), who joined the taste test said, “As much as I love the colors and flowers of spring, the candies are definitely not worth it. I wouldn’t go out of my way for them. A lot of the candies were disappointing. My favorite candy was the gummy Warheads and my least favorite was the watermelon Peeps.” These are just my personal opinion, so you are welcome to disagree, but the candies just do not fulfill my expectation.