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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Kendyl said...

Can’t resist robin eggs…and reeses peanut butter eggs! Yum.

kendyldaly@hotmail.com

April 6, 2009 02:57 AM
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Ryan, Melissa and Addy said...

There are oh so many types of Easter candy that I love. It’s a tie between Cadbury mini eggs and Reese P.B. eggs.

April 6, 2009 02:57 AM
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Pattern and Perspective said...

I prefer german chocolate over anything, but since I don’t live over there anymore I can’t buy my chocolate Kindereggs that I love so much. I do love Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs-I could eat the whole package, but I don’t — what a belly ache one would get.

April 6, 2009 02:57 AM
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Kodi said...

Reese’s eggs for sure! I love peanut butter! And, I really want a DS too!

April 6, 2009 02:57 AM
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Ashley said...

I always stock up on chocolate covered marshmallow eggs… Mmmm!

A.Allemang@gmail.com

April 6, 2009 02:57 AM
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Amanda R said...

Absolutely, without a doubt the Cadbury caramel eggs…wait all year just to get one, but a close runner up is the Reese oeanut butter egg. I know it’s just a Reese cup packaged different but somehow that makes it better by far.

April 6, 2009 02:58 AM
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Sonya said...

I LOVE LOVE the Reese’s eggs! They are the best!!

spquarrier20@yahoo.com

April 6, 2009 02:58 AM
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Sue Sparks said...

Anything chocolate! The bite size hersheys milk chocolate eggs are always good:) Thanks for the cute idea with the peeps! Love it!

April 6, 2009 02:58 AM
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Krystie Lee said...

I have to eat one Cadbury Creme Egg each year. Just one, cuz they’re so super-sweet!

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

April 6, 2009 02:58 AM
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Morgan said...

I wait all year long for the Reese’s Pieces Eggs!!! AND the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Egg. I am what you would call a “Reese’s Anything Addict!”

April 6, 2009 02:58 AM
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Ange said...

Wow, those are great. My favorite candy for easter is cadbury eggs!!! I love it when they are really oozy, which I can’t find much of these days.

April 6, 2009 02:58 AM
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Christy said...

cadbury eggs! I love biting the top off and licking the eeewwyy, gooy yolk out! Yummy!

christy-lifeisgood.blogspot.com

April 6, 2009 02:58 AM
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Megan said...

Um, Easter is ALL about the Cadbury. Just sayin’.

April 6, 2009 02:58 AM
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Kelly said...

Wow! Now this is a giveaway. I want you to know that I visit in spite of the giveaways. Your creativity is fun and amazing and I so enjoy your creations! My favorite East obsession is the Govdiva solid chocolate bunny! ~Kelly

You can find me here…

unDeniably Domestic

April 6, 2009 02:58 AM
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Erin (erincessac@yahoo.com) said...

I love those hard marshmallows that only come out at Easter. They’re not the candy-coated marshmallows, just straight marshmallow usually shaped like eggs and bunnies.

April 6, 2009 02:58 AM
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Robyn said...

OMGosh! It has to be the Cadbury Egg! For sure!

April 6, 2009 02:58 AM
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Deb said...

My Easter obsession would be the old fashioned hallow White Chocolate Bunnies holding blue flowers.

dlumos@msn.com

April 6, 2009 02:58 AM
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Emily C. said...

My favorite candy is the little cadbury milk chocolate eggs–the ones with the candy shell like on M&M's. Yum!

April 6, 2009 02:58 AM
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Kris said...

Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Eggs…..OMG Heaven!

http://onbeingmommy.blogspot.com/

April 6, 2009 02:59 AM
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Steph said...

Reese’s eggs mmmmmmmm they’re the BEST!

April 6, 2009 02:59 AM
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Lisa said...

Cadbury mini eggs! Followed closely by the original cadbury cream egg…but I can only eat one or two of those a year because they’re so rich.

Love your blog!

April 6, 2009 02:59 AM
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lovely113z said...

I have wanted one of those for so long, but I am afraid to buy one because of possible negative affects on my productivity.

I love Dove Chocolate Truffle Eggs…mmmm so good.

April 6, 2009 02:59 AM
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MaryKat said...

Without a doubt, my absolute fave is the Reese’s Egg. I look forward to it every year and my fiance always surprises me with it this time of year. It’s one of the reasons I think Easter is the best candy holiday.

April 6, 2009 02:59 AM
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Jen said...

Oh I love the Butterfinger eggs…yum!!!

suthngal82@aol.com

April 6, 2009 02:59 AM
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Sara said...

Fave Easter candy is hands down the Cadbury Egg.

April 6, 2009 03:00 AM
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Busy Soccer Mom said...

Cadbury Egg’s by far the best Easter treat that I look forward to eating every year.

April 6, 2009 03:00 AM
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Jessica said...

Oh my I adore robin eggs. The easter version of whoppers… mmm *drools*

April 6, 2009 03:00 AM
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Jennifer said...

I luv cadbury creme eggs, they taste so good and the inside is to die for!!

lilpnaiwings@yahoo.com

April 6, 2009 03:00 AM
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amy said...

i can’t get my fill of reese’s peanut butter eggs. and anything dark chocolate. i always say “it’s one time a year, right?!” tee hee hee.

April 6, 2009 03:00 AM
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Holly said...

Reese Peanut Butter Eggs are a staple around our house during Easter. There is something about the peanut butter eggs that are better than any of Reese’s other holiday candies. My second favorite would be the malted milk chocolate covered eggs.

April 6, 2009 03:00 AM
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KimB said...

Cadbury Mini Eggs hands down. I bought a bag and nearly ate the whole thing by myself! My email is shayandkim(at)gmail(dot)com.

April 6, 2009 03:00 AM
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Vicky said...

I can always go for a handful of plain M&Ms. Or any chocolate. I'm horribly un-picky about it!

April 6, 2009 03:00 AM
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Meg said...

Stale Peeps… I steal them from the kids and hide them for a week. :)

April 6, 2009 03:01 AM
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ShannanJ said...

I LOVE Sees Candy…and I always loved getting a bunny box in my basket at Easter…very simsilar to the Santa boxes in my stocking at Christmas. My favorite treat out of the box was the butterscotch pops1! Yummy!!

Happy Easter – Shannan Johnson
jasonjohnson60446@msn.com
http://www.thejohnsonsjungle.blogspot.com

April 6, 2009 03:01 AM
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Danni said...

I like the reese’s peanut butter egg b/c it has extra peanut butter.

issa100190@yahoo.com

April 6, 2009 03:01 AM
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Jamie said...

My favorite Easter candy of all time are cadbury eggs. Not the mini ones (they dont have enough creme) and def not those imitation snicker/milky way ones (what are they thinking?!), I’m talking about the HUGE yummy creme filled milk chocolate Cadbury goodness!

I also love that little bunny in the commercial – bom bom bom bom bom….lol

thank you for visiting my blog! I was kidding I don’t want you to stop so thanks for not listening to me. ha!

xoxo,
Jamie | http://myycreativeoutlet.blogspot.com

April 6, 2009 03:01 AM
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stephanie said...

i’m obsessed with jelly bellies!!

April 6, 2009 03:01 AM
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Joy said...

Oh my god! Easter is like my favorite candy holiday! I love white chocolate bunnies(the solid kind)! I love cadbury eggs! I Love Peeps! I love those starburst jelly beans! OOooooh…candy overload. Need to sit down.

April 6, 2009 03:01 AM
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LnZ said...

Nestle’s creamy caramel eggs, YUM!!!! Love your blog! lindsay1nelson1 at yahoo.com

April 6, 2009 03:01 AM
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Imjustagirl said...

The cadbury mini solid chocolate eggs are just awesome!!

April 6, 2009 03:01 AM
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Lauren said...

I LOVE Cadbury mini eggs. They are addictive!!! And so are the special pastel Life savers. I LOVE the pink ones!!!

April 6, 2009 03:01 AM
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Just a Country Girl said...

I love Reese’s PB Eggs! Kinda obsessed with them actually!

April 6, 2009 03:01 AM
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Leslie said...

Those Pokemon Peeps are ingenious!! I am a Peeps freak and have loved them since I was a kid. I used to trade all my other Easter candies with my brothers and sisters to collect all the Peeps. My Mom finally figured it out and started just giving me 5 packs of Peeps in my basket! My son would go crazy for the Nintendo DSi – count me in on the give away please. lesashby (at) gmail (dot) com

April 6, 2009 03:01 AM
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YKnot said...

Good Chocolate bunnies! Hollow and you eat the ears first. Yum!

April 6, 2009 03:01 AM
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seagulled said...

im favorite is the biggest solid chocolate bunny. thanks for this awesome give-away!

http://seagulled.blogspot.com

April 6, 2009 03:01 AM
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junglewife said...

Mmmmm… I love me some malted milk eggs. But my secret obsession is… PEEPS!!!!! Chicks, Bunnies, any color.. I love ‘em!

junglewife (at) gmail (dot) com

April 6, 2009 03:01 AM
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Courtney said...

PEEPS!! I love them, I’ve eaten three boxes already and it isn’t even Easter yet (I usually limit myself to only what I put in my own basket Sunday Morning). Closely followed would be anything reeses in general, and the caramel cadberry eggs.

April 6, 2009 03:02 AM
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Sue said...

Definately, no competetion, Cadbury’s Easter Eggs….but the best of those is definately when I am home in Ireland and get the IRISH Cadbury’s easter eggs…the chocolate is SO yummy there.
I am scraed I will wij this cause I knwo I would be like you LOL! But I’ll manage of i do…LOL

April 6, 2009 03:02 AM
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Benj and Melinda said...

Reece’s all the way!

April 6, 2009 03:02 AM
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Jennifer said...

It’s gotta be the Cadbury eggs for me!!!

April 6, 2009 03:02 AM
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charlene said...

Only you could see Pokemon character in a yellow marshmallow peep!

My favorite Easter candy: BLACK jelly beans!

April 6, 2009 03:02 AM
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Andrea said...

PIKACHU!!! Kawaii!! ^_^ what a fabulous idea!!!

My favourite Easter type candy has always been mini eggs…. mmmmmm mini eggs

April 6, 2009 03:03 AM
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Judy said...

Peeps, but they have to be stale for me to truly enjoy.
Judy

rvirzi@aol.com

April 6, 2009 03:03 AM
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Becca said...

Cadbury Eggs or anything with the chocolate/carmel flavor combination. Yum!

April 6, 2009 03:03 AM
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TastyTreats said...

The Cadbury Cream Eggs!! The normal-sized ones, not the little ones. The regular size has the perfect proportion of cream to chocolate.

April 6, 2009 03:03 AM
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Liz said...

I love Reese’s eggs! I love how much peanut butter is in the eggs compared to normal Reese’s cups, YUMMY!!

April 6, 2009 03:03 AM
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onegirliegirl said...

I was so ready to go wake one of my sons to tell me the names of all the Pokemon guys…drats.

Give me anything with Dark Chocolate and it’s in my Easter Basket :)

April 6, 2009 03:03 AM
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Christy in KS said...

Reese’s Pieces Pastel Eggs! They are the bomb! Love your site!

April 6, 2009 03:03 AM
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Madeleine said...

Hey there! I love Easter and candy! My favorite are Cadbury eggs!!

Madeleine
mclux@syr.edu

April 6, 2009 03:03 AM
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saratheflute said...

I basically wait all year for Reese’s eggs. They’ve got the best ratio of peanut butter to chocolate.

April 6, 2009 03:03 AM
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Kim said...

Sour jelly beans — they’re some random brand, but they’re sugar-coated yummies that are like Sour Patch Kids only egg-shaped. Except the lime ones; they’re all that’s left of my last bag. Must find someone to eat those…or I may just toss them in the grass where they’ll blend in!

mnkbailey at comcast.net

April 6, 2009 03:03 AM
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KC said...

My fav is chocolate Easter caramel cross that I got from a local candy maker.

April 6, 2009 03:04 AM
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Heather Lynn said...

I’m not a big candy eater, but I do like anything dark chocolate!

April 6, 2009 03:04 AM
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Laurie said...

The cadbury mini eggs of course!!

April 6, 2009 03:04 AM
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Melinda said...

The Starburst Jelly Beans are delicious as are the malted milk ball eggs….yummy!!

April 6, 2009 03:04 AM
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Nic said...

My Easter candy obsession is Reese’s PB Eggs — LOVE them!!!!!! Love your blog, too. :-)

nicci6699@gmail.com

April 6, 2009 03:04 AM
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Emily said...

I LOOOOOOOVE Cadbury cream eggs!!! I stock up on them at Easter and eat them for the next few months!

April 6, 2009 03:04 AM
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Shellee said...

I love Robin eggs…and I’m pretty fond of the Reese’s eggs too!

April 6, 2009 03:04 AM
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Annie said...

Ohhhh…Cadbury Mini Eggs, by far. I like both milk and dark chocolate versions…

I even buy a bunch after Easter when they go on sale and use them in cookies…Yum.

annie[dot]lanning[at]gmail[dot]com

April 6, 2009 03:04 AM
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Colleen said...

I love Peeps! I am IN love with your Peep-a-chus! I have to make those!

April 6, 2009 03:04 AM
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TheDearmanFamily said...

Robin’s Eggs!!!!

April 6, 2009 03:04 AM
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E said...

Reese’s Eggs for SURE. Mmm, mmm.

April 6, 2009 03:05 AM
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Megan said...

Cadbury Eggs.. but I’ve been able to resist them thus far!
ambuskme(at)shu.edu

April 6, 2009 03:05 AM
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Amanda Seale said...

Although I am obsessed with ALL Easter candy, (it just tastes better coated and wrapped in pastels), my favorite are Peeps, after a slit has been cut in the plastic and they have been left to “get stale” for a few days. it gives them a nice texture contrast!

April 6, 2009 03:05 AM
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Hannah Ruth said...

Cadbury Eggs, solid chocolate, cream, caramel, orange cream, any type of Cadbury Eggs!

April 6, 2009 03:05 AM
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Ben Ashby said...

I love the Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs! bcashby(at)gmail (dot) com

April 6, 2009 03:05 AM
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Tina Ryan said...

Cadbury Mini Eggs are my hands down FAVORITE! What a fabulous give away!

April 6, 2009 03:05 AM
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Balancing Act said...

Starburst jelly beans…no will power, whatsoever!

April 6, 2009 03:05 AM
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Tucker said...

Ooh… Robins Eggs. Hands down! The colors, the malty goodness, the funny colored tongues… Yum!

April 6, 2009 03:05 AM
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Zoe said...

Cadbury eggs and peeps are just nasty. My favorite is chocoate covered marshmellow eggs… the ones in the egg carton. BTW those guys are Mewtwo, Sheildon, Glameow, Mew and Lucario.

April 6, 2009 03:05 AM
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Lara said...

OOOO… What a GREAT prize!!! My favorite is Reeses peanut butter eggs! YUM!!!

April 6, 2009 03:05 AM
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threemoonbabies said...

Reese's peanut butter eggs…Mmmmmm! Peanut M&M's…Oh and jelly beans….I just love candy!!!
dalghouse(at)sbcglobal.net
livingwiththreemoonbabies.blogspot.com

Thanks for the contest! I am keeping my fingers crossed.

April 6, 2009 03:05 AM
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Marcie said...

Great contest! My holiday candy obsession is all about the M&M's — the colors are so pretty for Easter :D Something about spring colors makes them taste even better ;)

April 6, 2009 03:05 AM
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Melanie said...

Reese’s peanut butter eggs and Robin Eggs (by Whoppers). Sometimes, if I’m feeling REALLY indulgent, a Cadbury caramel egg.

April 6, 2009 03:05 AM
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Krystal said...

Mini cadbury eggs-I don’t like the big ones. :) Wow-172 comments..have fun picking someone! :)

April 6, 2009 03:05 AM
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AKat said...

PEEPS!!!

April 6, 2009 03:05 AM
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Russ and Nic said...

The scary thing is that I could name a couple of those Pokemon in the picture.That is all thanks to my little brothers. I love the mini Reese’s eggs. Why are they better in egg form than in cup form, I do not know. One of life’s mysteries. I also love the Starburst Jellybeans. Yummy!

nicolerichins(at)gmail(dot)com

April 6, 2009 03:06 AM
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felicitouschick said...

starburst jelly beans–mmm mmm! tobefrank[at]tds[dot]net

April 6, 2009 03:06 AM
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nadithings said...

i just had my first peeps from a friend in the states! and i love it! so cute how u turned the bunny peeps to pikachu! i could never thought of that! ^_^

April 6, 2009 03:06 AM
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Samantha said...

Cadbury Creme eggs! But just one of the large ones, or those 12 packs of the tiny ones.

Also, because I can, the Pokemon are: Mewtwo, Shieldon, Glameow, Mew, and Lucario.

April 6, 2009 03:06 AM
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Anonymous said...

Lindt chocolate candy or dark chocolate dove candy. love em!

Christine

April 6, 2009 03:06 AM
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Life with boys... said...

oooh mini candy coated cadbury eggs (no cream) all the way! How awesome is this! Thanks for the opportunity!

nmgoddard(at)hotmail(dot)com

April 6, 2009 03:06 AM
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Kelly K. said...

I love the speckled Jelly Beans, which the Easter Bunny made sure to leave plenty for the kids this year.
Those Pikachu peeps are awesome!

April 6, 2009 03:06 AM
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Miss M.J. Ma'am said...

Cadbury mini eggs ROCK!!

mjjacobsen1@gmail.com

April 6, 2009 03:07 AM
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Jennifer said...

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs!

April 6, 2009 03:07 AM
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Tristan's Mom said...

Those are adorable! My absolute favorite Easter candy is the Reese’s peanut butter eggs – the peanut butter to chocolate ratio is SO much better than the regular kind! :)

April 6, 2009 03:07 AM
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AmyG said...

Those are so cute!

My favorite Easter candy is jelly beans and solid milk chocolate bunnies!

April 6, 2009 03:07 AM
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The Taylor Family said...

Mmmmm Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs….If I’m REALLY good, I might get some in my Easter basket.

April 6, 2009 03:07 AM
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Tori said...

Peeps! Oh… and Cadbury caramel eggs. I could eat all 4 in the package in one sitting.

April 6, 2009 03:07 AM
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LT said...

I have to say the Cadbury eggs are my total favorite! Great job with the Pikachu you are so creative! Love the cake pops, we are going to try some for my daughters birthday this month!

April 6, 2009 03:07 AM
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