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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Best and Worst Easter Candy Countdown: Robin's Eggs, Best

Posted By on Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 9:00 AM

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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?

Want to avoid the inevitable disappointment of unsatisfying, subpar Easter candy? Check out our take on the 5 Best and Worst Easter Treats, which we'll trot out each day as the holiday approaches...

Best Easter Candy Countdown, No. 2: Robin's Eggs Oh, the joys of malt -- in scotch, in dark beer, in milkshakes. Malt offers a distinctively rich, slightly sweet, flavorful complexity that enriches whatever it touches. Everyone knows that chocolate malts taste better than ordinary milkshakes.

The best-known malted candy on the American market is Whoppers, and some import stores carry chocolate Malteasers. While it's possible to buy a carton of Whoppers' malted milk balls year round, during the Easter season, stores start carrying the best iteration of malted candy on the planet -- Robin's Eggs.

Robin's Eggs, which encompass a Whopper in a hard candy shell, come in pink, yellow, lilac, green and white, but nothing quite heralds the arrival of spring like the realistically colored, speckled blue eggs.

Plus, if you moisten one of the tiny, speckled eggs it's possible to use the candy as lipstick, painting your lips blue like a Tuareg or a Kentucky Blue Fugate. Even if you just munch away at these by the fistful, that distinctive blue dye will stain your tongue a color sure to startle passers-by.

Thankfully, you're only revealing your exquisite taste in Easter confections.

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