Monday, April 6, 2009

Peep Show

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I bought these little guys thinking I might use them for some kind of Easter cupcakes. I mean, they are cute in a marshmallowy sugar kinda way.

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And look how much cuter they are on sticks. (couldn’t resist.)

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But, then as they lay in the kitchen next to my handy dandy edible ink pens, I thought about something else I could do with them. Something a little less Easter, and potentially a lot more fun.

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So I grabbed my red and black pens, turned these little guys over on their tummies and went to town. Oh, and I pinched their ears, too.

Don’t laugh. I was bored.

Peeps + pens =

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Pikachus or in this case … Peep-achus!

I don’t think I can ever look at Peeps the same way again.

FYI… Pikachu is part of the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. They’re not something I know a whole lot about, but they were on my mind because I had just recently bought some Pokémon stuff for my friend’s daughter who has been collecting these things for awhile.

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See what I mean. There are like hundreds of these strange little creatures that belong to the Pokémon family, but Pikachu is the only one I know of by name and as you can see, pretty conducive to a Peep makeover. I couldn’t wait to surprise her with them.

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She squealed when they saw them and her little brother was pretty excited, too. Just seeing them smile makes me happy. Totally worth it.

Okay, so I mentioned Nintendo earlier for a reason. Have any of you ever played the Nintendo DS? Because my niece got one for Christmas along with the Super Mario Bros. game and I have become a-d-d-d-ddddicted to it. She’ll come over to stay sometimes and when I pick her up, I’m like… “Sweetie, do you want to bring your Nintendo?” and “Don’t forget the charger.” (Insert evil laugh)

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We’ll sit on the sofa together and take turns. Well, she usually gets 10 turns to my one. Then, when I do get a turn, I usually die right away. But she, graciously offers to help … by taking it away from me … to show me what I did wrong! Then I wait another ten turns before I get another go. I should just buy one for myself, but, i’m scared to own it. I definitely wouldn’t get much done until I could finish World 8. Besides, it’s too much fun when we play together. Well, when I watch her play. :)

Anyway, you guys can see what I mean because I’m giving away one of these players! Yippee! (Super Mario Bros. not included.) Thank me later.

Not only am I giving one away, but I’m giving away the BRAND NEW Nintendo DSi. It was released TODAY! Lucky.

Music Capability.
Photo capability.
Bigger screen.
Basically, awesome!
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Want one? All you have to do is identify my friend’s daughter’s five favorite Pokémon by name.

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Just kidding. Just kidding. I wouldn’t do that to you.

To enter for a chance to win the Nintendo DSi:

  • Leave a comment to this post with your favorite easter candy obsession.
    (Cadbury eggs? Reese’s? Peeps? Jelly Beans? Chocolate Bunnies… hollow or solid? Whatever!)
  • Make sure to leave your comment with a way for me to contact you if you win. (Either email or blog link.)
  • Deadline to enter is Tuesday, April 7th at 6:00 pm (timestamped by the comment entry). The winner* will be announced sometime Tuesday evening and announced on this post.

*One winner will be selected at random using the Random.org integer generator.

Good luck!

Holy Peeps! I cannot believe how many entries there were for this giveaway. It so makes me wish I had more Nintendos to give away. But, alas, I only have one. A brand new bright blue one for one luck winner. And that person is ………

Comment #4,837

Congrats Cindy. Your wish is my command.

And everyone else, thanks for sharing your Easter candy obsession. By the way…What’s up with the stale Peeps. I’m outta the loop on that one. Guess I’ll have to try it.

Oh yeah, the Pokemons in order are Mewtwo, Shieldon, Glameow, Mew, and Lucario. Thanks dj, Cake Believe, Alyssa, Wendy, Vanessa, Chris, Shutterbugs, Heather, The Pike Family, Shawnee, jenny, talda, suedaisy, talei, Loralie and the rest of you that know way too much about Pokémon for clearing that up for me.

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Ann Gattie said...

Solid chocolate easter bunny!! OMG..I’m drooling already!!

April 6, 2009 02:44 AM
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Michele Stansley said...

So cool! My 7 year old loves Pokemon and his birthday is coming up!! My fav Easter treat is by far the Reese Peanut Butter Egg! Thanks for the chance to win!

April 6, 2009 02:45 AM
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Tiffany said...

Chocolate Fudge Eggs – Can’t wait to eat about a dozen of them!

April 6, 2009 02:45 AM
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Micah said...

Peeps are the best, they take me back. Lucky little kiddies. Our whole Fence Company can’t stop following your blog!

April 6, 2009 02:45 AM
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Nags said...

I absolutely love the gooey center in the Cadbury’s Easter Eggs! Yummm!

April 6, 2009 02:45 AM
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Courtney Wilson said...

OOOOO!!! I want one! Actually I would give it to my son for his birthday – and play it when he goes to bed! My favorite Easter candy? Either the classic Cadbury Creme Egg or the vast array of Reese’s eggs that have come out this year (fudge, white, milk – yes, yes, yes!)
Email me when I win, OK?
prophetboys(at)yahoo.com

Courtney

April 6, 2009 02:46 AM
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M Krumm said...

I gotta have whopper malt balls candy coated for Easter of course!!!

April 6, 2009 02:46 AM
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Ursula Page said...

Cadbury mini eggs! They are SOOOOOO addicting and it is a good thing they only come out once a year or I would be in serious trouble :)

April 6, 2009 02:46 AM
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Colleen said...

Those are cute. My favorite candy is M&Ms…

April 6, 2009 02:46 AM
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Jennifer D. said...

Cadbury Mini Eggs are the best candy EVER. Not just the best Easter candy, the best candy EVER. We stock up around here so that we can bust them out for birthdays, Halloween, Christmas…

April 6, 2009 02:46 AM
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Niki said...

Cadbury eggs by far!! Peeps are a definite second! Great giveaway!!

April 6, 2009 02:47 AM
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Anonymous said...

Hi Bakerella,

My favorite Easter candy IS Peeps yellow bunnies! I like them either, a little stale, or in the microwave! They REALLY expand. Thanks for the great blog!
Annette
fultonr@iowatelecom.net

April 6, 2009 02:47 AM
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Amy (titchblog@gmail.com) said...

Easter candy is kind of a weakness: Hershey’s Mini-Eggs, Cadbury’s Mini-Eggs and Peeps (when they’ve been left out to harden).

April 6, 2009 02:47 AM
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Amber said...

The snickers that are in the egg shape. Yum!

amber23marie@verizon.net

April 6, 2009 02:47 AM
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Ciao Chow Linda said...

I can’t resist a dark chocolate egg filled with coconut cream.

April 6, 2009 02:47 AM
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kari said...

I’m addicted to the egg shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I just can’t get enough.

April 6, 2009 02:47 AM
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Carrie said...

Oh my goodness the Pokemon are so cute! My favorite Easter candy are the Reese’s peanut butter eggs! Yum!
Carrie from http://cookingwithcarrie.blogspot.com

April 6, 2009 02:47 AM
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Accidental Mommy said...

Dove Milk Chocolate Truffle Eggs. mMMMmm

Hmmm, maybe it’s time to hit up the Easter stash in the closet?

April 6, 2009 02:47 AM
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Megan said...

Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg is hands down the best Easter candy. Or any candy for that matter.

The Peep-achus are too cute!

April 6, 2009 02:47 AM
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Alicia said...

Cadbury Easter Cream Eggs for sure!!

April 6, 2009 02:47 AM
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Kristin said...

Solid chocolate bunny…come to mama.

jkmr1@hotmail.com

April 6, 2009 02:47 AM
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Cairns said...

The DS looks like lots of fun!!! I love pretty much all Easter candy. My fav is probably mini eggs if I have to narrow it down.

April 6, 2009 02:48 AM
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pookiepantry said...

Reese’s eggs. So addictive!

April 6, 2009 02:48 AM
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Anonymous said...

Fave candy for Easter has got to be the Reese’s eggs in the white chocolate. I don’t get them often, so I indulge on Easter.
ber_982@yahoo.com
Amber

April 6, 2009 02:48 AM
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Patricia said...

Robins Egg, but only the mini ones! :)
Happy Easter!!

April 6, 2009 02:48 AM
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Kat said...

Cadbury’s Eggs, definitely…they’re so sugary I’ve never been able to finish one, but I LOVE them and buy them every year. Creamy eggy-colored filling!!!

April 6, 2009 02:48 AM
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chefwithshinguards said...

Peeps FOR SURE. I’m just glad they aren’t just for Easter anymore. :) We would love to win the DS since ours Santa gave us just four months ago already broke!

April 6, 2009 02:48 AM
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Jessica6903 said...

Robin Eggs! And when noone is looking, I still paint my lips with them :)

Jessica6903

April 6, 2009 02:48 AM
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Kerry said...

Cadbury Mini Eggs!

April 6, 2009 02:48 AM
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crystalmaness said...

Russell Stover Strawberry Creme Eggs! Need I say more???

April 6, 2009 02:48 AM
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Raich said...

I’m going to have to surprise my sons with these, they’ll love them. I think nostalgia makes me say See’s Peanut Butter Eggs, but I do love lifesavers and jolly rancher jelly beans…

April 6, 2009 02:48 AM
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a.men said...

You are so creative!

I love the big peanut butter/chocolate eggs made by Kara’s chocolate. So Good!

Have a happy Easter!

a.men
mylifegoesoninendlesssong.blogspot.com

April 6, 2009 02:48 AM
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Kara said...

definetly mini cadbury eggs
bkpspeatross@msn.com

April 6, 2009 02:49 AM
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Natalya. said...

I absolutely love Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. Here’s to hoping I get the giant one for easter haha.

natalyawelch@gmail.com

April 6, 2009 02:49 AM
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Sassy said...

I’d say my favorite is the cadbury caramel egg. it took me a long time to choose between the caramel and creme!

April 6, 2009 02:49 AM
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Anonymous said...

My favorite Easter Treat are Cabury Cream Eggs. I love that they come in mini sizes now too! Thanks for the great ideas!
Jennifer
joga007@verizon.net

April 6, 2009 02:49 AM
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RinRin said...

Peeps for sure! My husband makes so much fun of me for eating them. He of course thinks that they are disgusting. He also makes fun of me for eating Circus Peanuts too but that’s another story :)

April 6, 2009 02:49 AM
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Kristan said...

Can I just say anything Chocolate or do I have to be more specific lol.

April 6, 2009 02:49 AM
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Jessica said...

Easter candy. Yes. All Easter candy.

But, mostly those Peeps…or Peep-achus, however you want me to refer to them! :)

Thanks for the chance to win! How exciting!

April 6, 2009 02:49 AM
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Paula said...

Jelly beans…but, it has to be Starburst jelly beans. :)

April 6, 2009 02:49 AM
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Amy I. said...

Cadbury Creme Eggs are my downfall this time of year!

April 6, 2009 02:49 AM
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pacegirlno3 said...

Reese Peanut Butter Egg is my numero uno!! Although, if you ask my mom, it’s Peeps. She ships boxes and boxes and boxes to me at Easter. I do love the little squishy chicks and bunnies.

April 6, 2009 02:50 AM
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StefMad said...

OOh. solid chocolate bunnies. YUMMY. Dove Solid chocolate bunnies. TDF!

April 6, 2009 02:50 AM
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Lisa said...

I am big on PEEPS. Only way to go. Great giveaway. My fingers and peeps are crossed.

April 6, 2009 02:50 AM
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kressley said...

i love jelly beans, especially the fruity ones.

April 6, 2009 02:50 AM
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Laura said...

Reece’s pieces eggs.

April 6, 2009 02:50 AM
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Char said...

Jelly Beans. But not any Jelly Beans, they HAVE to be the Starburst jelly beans….. I could eat the WHOLE bag! Also, I do love the Reese’s peanut butter eggs…… so yummy!

April 6, 2009 02:50 AM
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desiree said...

mmmm…whopper robins eggs :)
so heading to target later to pick some up!

April 6, 2009 02:50 AM
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Melissa said...

Peeps are my favorite Easter candy by far but I like to leave them out of the package and get a little stale first! Call me crazy but I like them better that way.

April 6, 2009 02:50 AM
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Moonpie said...

The malted milk eggs, love the colors love the chocolate with the crunchy malt center. Been my favorite as a child. YUM!

April 6, 2009 02:50 AM
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Trent Family said...

Butterfinger!!! I can’t get enough! Here is my email: trent_family@netzero.net

April 6, 2009 02:50 AM
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Jon and Angela said...

I think I have too many Easter fave’s to pick just one. I love hollow chocolate bunnies so I can fill them with peanut butter before I eat it. I love mini cadburry eggs, and the big ones. Jelly beans are probably the WORST Easter candy. YUCK!

lanier445 at hotmail dot com

April 6, 2009 02:50 AM
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Carla said...

How generous of you. My daughter would flip if I won this. I totally love the Malted Milk Eggs.

April 6, 2009 02:50 AM
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Pamela said...

I think I can handle the Peeps Pops. My cake pops still need some practice. I will eat any Easter candy that is chocolate.

April 6, 2009 02:51 AM
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Bre said...

Mmmm the Reese’s or the Jelly Beans! OMG!! YUM!
http://www.bresboys.blogspot.com :-)

April 6, 2009 02:51 AM
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Jen said...

Cadbury eggs – the crunchy shell and chocolate. They look so cute and tastte so yummy!

PS: I was getting ready to wake up my 8y.o. to help me name all the pokemon. Cute peep-achus!

April 6, 2009 02:51 AM
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HILLARY said...

pastel peanut m & m's. they just taste a little different.
actually, almost anything with chocolate does me just fine!!!

http://www.beamish6.blogspot.com

April 6, 2009 02:51 AM
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Cindy said...

Easy – Cadbury eggs. Just the classic, full size ones. Yum…

April 6, 2009 02:51 AM
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Emily said...

Our family Internet internet filter, blocked this post because of the title, “Peep Show”!

My favorite candy is Peeps! Yellow,green or any color.

April 6, 2009 02:51 AM
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Anna said...

Yikes! I lost three solid days and almost got into two car accidents the last time I started (and finished) a game on my DS. It was the Professor Layton and the Curious Village, which I borrowed from an evil friend who’s been trying to get me addicted to video games for years. Coincidentally, hers recently broke, so if I win, for the sake of all drivers in the midwest area, I’m going to give it to her. Oh, and my favorite easter candy would definitely be English Toffee. I don’t know if it’s all that traditional, but we always have some around the house this time of year.

April 6, 2009 02:51 AM
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Bluepaintred said...

I love the bunnies with crisps in them! I buy them right after easter and stick a million (well, maybe not that many) in my freezer so i can love them all Year long!

also? the Pokemon names, left to right are : Mewtwo, Sheildon, Glameow, Mew, Lucario

I have three sons, each more obsessed than the last with Pokemon

April 6, 2009 02:51 AM
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Rachel said...

I LOVE Cadbury mini eggs, the chocolate ones with the sugar shell.

April 6, 2009 02:51 AM
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Michel said...

OMGosh I love so many – Cadbury Eggs and Peeps are my favorite, though!

April 6, 2009 02:52 AM
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Shawna said...

Reeses peanut butter eggs…by far!!!

April 6, 2009 02:52 AM
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Chasity said...

Hooray for making Peeps even cuter!
I’m a sucker for anything Cadbury though, especially the mini-eggs! They are so good after a few seconds in the microwave.
myxomatosisthief@yahoo.com

April 6, 2009 02:52 AM
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EthidiumBromide said...

Erm, I’ve never had Easter candy, so I don’t have a favorite. Can I say that mandlebrot is my favorite Passover sweet?

April 6, 2009 02:52 AM
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Lisa said...

Hands down, Cadbury Mini Eggs. The popping ones are also good to add abit of excitement to my day!

April 6, 2009 02:52 AM
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Christina Kim said...

My favorite Easter candy… Starburst jellybeans! Bakerella, you are amazing!

-Christina @ DeglazeMe

April 6, 2009 02:52 AM
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acomicbookgirl said...

Love that. Must do that with some yellow peeps sometime. :)

I know you said one but I can’t exactly pick one since this is my favorite time of year since its around my birthday. :)

My favorite Easter treats are Peeps Reese’s Peanut Butter egg and Whoppers Robin Eggs.

Love your blog. :)

April 6, 2009 02:52 AM
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Annie said...

ahhh, I love Pokemon! You should watch the Pokemon movie – this 24-year old cried at the end, haha.

My favorite Easter candy obsession is jelly beans mixed with Spanish peanuts. I know it sounds weird, but the sweet and the salty are soooo good together!

Annie (Annie Get your Glue Gun!)

April 6, 2009 02:52 AM
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Amy said...

WHAT?!?!?!? How easy is this – my favorite is a kind of a plain classic. Plain M & M's in pastel colors.

April 6, 2009 02:52 AM
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Sarah said...

The cheap candy-coated malt balls that were egg-shaped and bespeckled. I know they’re gross, but I can’t help myself.

April 6, 2009 02:52 AM
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Sarai said...

I think the “robin eggs” which are like candy-covered whoppers are the best!

April 6, 2009 02:52 AM
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Lindsey said...

I absolutely LOVE Cadbury Mini Eggs. I have not had any so far this Easter and I am proud of myself but am wondering when that will end :)

April 6, 2009 02:52 AM
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etta said...

I loooooooove Cadbury Cream Eggs and Reese’s Eggs..

April 6, 2009 02:52 AM
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Patricia said...

It’s the Cadbury Creme Eggs that I cannot pass up, although the Dove Truffle Eggs rank pretty highly, too. Unfortunately, my grocery store is now OUT of my creme eggs, and I’m down to my last box. *sigh*

April 6, 2009 02:52 AM
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bombaygirl said...

Cadbury’s all the way…thanks for a great giveaway!

April 6, 2009 02:53 AM
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Violet said...

cadbury freaking eggs. Only one per season, though. Otherwise, they make me sick.

April 6, 2009 02:53 AM
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My Heart Strings said...

I LOVE Russell Stover Pecan Delight eggs. They are so good. They are addictive. So addictive, in fact, I need some new pants….a larger size Oops.

April 6, 2009 02:53 AM
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EBPitcher said...

Gotta be Cadbury Mini Eggs! They are the best!

April 6, 2009 02:53 AM
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Cindy B said...

Peeps…any color. You can let me know that I won:) at cincin2207@hotmail.com. You are so talented and I look forward to every blog entry!

April 6, 2009 02:53 AM
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Cailín said...

CADBURY eggs HANDS DOWN!!!! I eat bags of them each year. LOVE ‘EM!

April 6, 2009 02:53 AM
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carriegel said...

I love solid dark chocolate bunnies. I always eat the ears first.

April 6, 2009 02:53 AM
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sarah said...

I love jelly beans and Reese’s eggs…oh, and Peeps, of course! I love sweets so it’s hard to choose! Thanks so much for a great giveaway!

April 6, 2009 02:53 AM
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Amy said...

Mmm! Jelly Bellies!

I think I’ve gained 10 lbs reading all these comments…

April 6, 2009 02:53 AM
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suetreschl@yahoo.com said...

Hands down… Cadbury Eggs.

April 6, 2009 02:54 AM
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Tim and Leslie said...

Is there really any question? Cadbury Eggs for sure! Why are they only around during Easter?
talday3@sbcglobal.net

April 6, 2009 02:54 AM
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Sarah said...

Starburst jelly beans and Reese Peanut Butter eggs! Thank goodness the stores start selling Easter Candy immediately after the Valentine’s candy is off the shelves.

April 6, 2009 02:54 AM
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Alison said...

I LOVE jelly beans. Brachs originals. Yummy!

alisonsannouncements at yahoo dot com

April 6, 2009 02:54 AM
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Helen said...

I LOVE the Butterfinger eggs. Oh, and the Nestle Crunch ones too. YUM.

April 6, 2009 02:55 AM
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Anonymous said...

There’s nothing better than Cadbury Eggs at Easter!!

kleonard@childressisd.net

April 6, 2009 02:55 AM
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Donna said...

Either the Reese’s peanut butter eggs or the solid milk chocolate eggs. I can’t have them in the house because I eat them all in one sitting.

April 6, 2009 02:55 AM
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Tiff said...

My favorite Easter candy is the Easter themed sweet-tarts! I don’t know why, but they are just better in that shape! What a great giveaway!

tiffany.r.schmidt (at) gmail.com

April 6, 2009 02:55 AM
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Robyn said...

I’m all about Peeps – I was thrilled to see them introduce them for other holidays. My mother has never understood my Peeps obsession – she thinks anything even remotely marshmellow like is foul.

NOT I!!

April 6, 2009 02:55 AM
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Shawna said...

Cadbury mini eggs are to die for. I stock up this time of year so I have some later.
What an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

My blog is private but email is shamoms@cox.net

April 6, 2009 02:55 AM
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Grace said...

Definitely Cadbury Easter Eggs, the little colored ones with chocolate fillings. Thanks!

April 6, 2009 02:55 AM
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andrea jean said...

Peeps are totally my favorite Easter candy. Pink bunnies or yellow chicks are the best. Pink chicks are okay, but NOT yellow bunnies. (However, I see they worked great for your project!)

Great contest; thanks!

modealapie at gmail.com

April 6, 2009 02:55 AM
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Marie said...

Solid chocolate easter bunny!

marie72492[at]yahoo.com

April 6, 2009 02:56 AM
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Stephanie said...

My favorite Easter candy is the plain yellow Peeps chicks. I love those things!!!

April 6, 2009 02:56 AM
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a said...

always a hollow bunny. every year. no fail! love ‘em :) thanks!
aimee c.

April 6, 2009 02:56 AM
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