As someone with a head full of sweet teeth, I recently hit the mother-load. Wonka Candy sent me a goody bag filled with outrageously delicious candy to review on Get Cooking and I love them dearly for it. The candy had an adorable Easter theme, so for those of you who will soon be filling Easter baskets, pay close attention.
First of all, here’s one you’ll want o pocket – as in, don’t put these in any Easter Baskets, you’ll just take them right back out. Wonka Exceptionals Scrumdiddlyumptious Chocolate Eggs are as delicious to eat as they are fun to eat. Cute candy shouldn’t have such a Heavenly chocolate flavor, right? That intense chocolate goodness should be saved for the high brow bars wrapped in shiny foil. I guess someone forgot to tell Wonka.
The Wonka Exceptionals Scrumdiddlyumptious Chocolate Eggs are milk chocolates shaped like Easter eggs. Oh, but get this – Wonka has more up his sleeve. These milk chocolate eggs are teaming with delicious toffee, crispy cookie, and crunchy peanuts. When I first bit into one, I immediately looked down at the remaining egg in my hand – to see what made it so extraordinary. I was expecting a chocolate egg, with nothing but chocolate (which would have been delightful as well), but then I got this amazing surprise of crunchy deliciousness. When I looked down, I saw the culinary culprits – toffee bits, peanuts and cookie crisps.
Are you registering just how delicious these eggs are? If so then you know what I mean when I say don’t let the Easter Bunny put these in any baskets – keep them for your private stash.
Also delicious are the flavorful and adorable Wonka Springy Double Yummy Gummies. The flavors are orange (represented by a duck), yellow (represented by a sheep), and strawberry (you guessed it, a pink bunny). These are stupid good. My youngest daughter is madly in love with them and wants to stockpile them for the entire year. I thought she was kidding until I saw the look of determination in her eye. I think I’d better take her seriously.
These are extremely good and so cute I can’t even describe it. These little guys have the fruity gumminess you’d expect PLUS a little fluffy marshmallow surprise. You can’t have Easter without at least a little marshmallow.
Wonka is just outdoing himself this Easter. Look in the candy aisle of your favorite store for these candies PLUS Wonka Gobstoppers (a personal favorite – I dig out all the reds and grapes… drives everyone crazy, but I just say, “Beat me to it and they’re your’s” – I’m a loving mother but I take no prisoners when it comes to candy.), and Wonka Sweetarts Jellybeans. The Jellybeans are bright and colorful and more delicious than you remember jelly beans being.
They have some packages of orange jellybeans shaped like giant carrots. I had one sitting in an Easter Basket on the table right in front of an adorably Ty rabbit. It lasted a few days – until one of the suspects (my sources say it was daughter #2) couldn’t resist temptation any more. The rabbit never saw it coming.
The orange jellybeans aren’t just cute when they join forces to make the carrot, they’re actually delicious – with a distinct orange flavor.
When it comes to making Easter and spring cupcakes, cookies, and cakes – you’ll want to grab a few of these bags to have on hand for decorations. I love to ice sugar cookies and use jellybeans to create a border. The same approach makes some pretty darn cute cupcakes, too.
Don’t wait for Easter Sunday to enjoy all of these Wonka treats – make the season last as long as possible by enjoying them now. Do like I’ve done and create a big Easter Basket filled with them on your dining room table, complete with bunnies, chicks, and “grass.” You might need to set up a surveillance camera, though.
Especially if you invite anyone in my family over.