Cadbury Eggs vs. Peeps: The Ultimate Easter Candy Battle

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Peeps and Cadbury Eggs might be the two most divisive Easter candies on shelves today. Loving or hating either one can easily be decried as heresy from staunch Peep apologists or Cadbury defenders. People don't seem to be as passionate about things like Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs or pastel-colored M&Ms. No, the Easter battle ground is littered with wrappers from Peeps and Cadbury Eggs.

Personally, I hate Peeps. Apart from marzipan, the colored sugar-encrusted marshmallow candies might be the most disgusting Easter candies ever created. And I love Cadbury Eggs, to the point where I used to save them after getting a trove in my Easter basket and carefully spread out the chocolaty goodness throughout the rest of the year. Now that Cadbury Eggs are sold year-round, a lot of the magic is gone -- not to mention the fact that they've shrunk in size and are no longer as runny in the middle -- but I still hold them close to my heart.

Despite my hatred for Peeps, I have to admit the candy has its charms. After all, you can't stage a Mortal Peep Fight with chocolate eggs. And you certainly can't pose chocolate eggs in dioramas and create sordid situations with tiny pink bunnies, either.

So we decided to pit the Peeps against Cadbury Eggs in a battle to measure their most important, most intrinsic qualities -- not simply which candy tastes better (Cadbury Eggs, ahem). Which candy reigns supreme? Read on to find out.

Until the Peeps people make a classic commercial like the old Cadbury Bunny ads, it looks like the Eggs will remain on top for now.



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EdT.
EdT.

I will eat either. However, Peeps make much better playtoys (literally: I have several stuffed plushy Peeps.)

~EdT.

Aghastronome
Aghastronome

Peeps are fowl. However, they make a cute door wreath, once they've soaked up 5 cans of varnish spray, used all the available colors.

katie
katie

The Washington Post Peeps contest is the only thing good about Peeps

SirRon
SirRon

F to the A-I-L!! Peeps run this Easter candy game. Taste? If Zelko Bistro and Anvil had a baby and it made food, it would probably be Peep-like. Smell? If bacon and lemon zest had a baby and then that baby grew up and had a baby with the aroma of a fresh corn tortilla hitting hot oil, it may be as nice as Peeps (but only on opposite day). Variety? How about different shapes? How about year 'round availability? Yeah, I didn't think so. Eating technique? Like Oreo's or Toostie pops, everyone has a different way of eating them. You can only eat those eggs one way. You try to maintain some sort of grip, after some unsuccessful attempts you finally pierce the thick chocolate shell, and then you have to throw the whole thing in your damn mouth before it craps its creepy "yolk" all over your good pants! Do those eggs have a documentary about them? Uh, no. I don't even think Crapbury eggs have their own website? (Ha Ha Ha, see what I did there?!) Price? Big time fail. Price per peep positively prevails. Who the bleep can afford an egg for nearly a buck in this economy? What the H, Shilcutt!!1!

Just kidding. I don't care.

Huevo Choco
Huevo Choco

Peeps remind me of ditsy blonds. Pretty to look at but no substance. Peeps are sugar bombs that disappoint.

Txvet
Txvet

Katharine, try a "Peepster". It's a chocolate candy similar to a Rolo except it has some sort of buttercreamy goodness inside instead of caramel. The package says it's some sort of marshmallow filling but I couldn't see that at all. Delicious!

melissa
melissa

This is a highly subjective list. I would describe the mouthfeel of a Peep as "delightfully light crunch of sugar followed by a seductive squish of marshmallowy goodness."

Shut Up & Eat!
Shut Up & Eat!

Katherine,Peeps are like a fine wine.One can't just snatch them right off the shelf as soon as they hit the stores. You've got to let them age in a low-humidity setting - that's when they're at their best. A month or two in the pantry should be sufficient to bring out their full character.

Scott Lynch
Scott Lynch

I will gladly trade any and all Peeps and Cadbury Eggs I receive in exchange for Whoppers eggs.

That is all.

TQro
TQro

You forgot to add.. Lots of laughs attempting to talk/make funny statements while an entire peep is in your mouth.

I prefer neither, they just taste like sugar to me so I always want to hack and modify. Or maybe just make an Easter s'more... graham-cadbury-peep-graham.

Crusoe
Crusoe

But don't forget "ending on bitter artificial dye notes."

Ruthie J M
Ruthie J M

Totally agree. Robin's Eggs are the Easter candy of champions! Peeps and Cadbury Eggs are both big sugary losers.

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