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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PLegge said...

Reese's Peanut Butter eggs, have you seen the 6 oz. one this year? I hadn't seen it before! YUM… Oh, and Peanut Dark Chocolate M & M's.

April 6, 2009 03:18 AM
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Amelia Frost said...

Oh, hands down Cadbury Mini Eggs! Hands. Down.

April 6, 2009 03:18 AM
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Mami Dearest said...

I love jelly beans and solid chocolate easter bunnies….the bigger the better!

isaidaveale@yahoo.com

April 6, 2009 03:18 AM
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Abbie said...

Reese eggs! And the bunny shaped circus peanuts….I just pretend I only like the bunny ones to save my waistline!

April 6, 2009 03:18 AM
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Strauss House said...

I love Starburst Jelly Beans!

April 6, 2009 03:18 AM
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Deb said...

Love the Pokemon Peeps, so cool! My favorite Easter candy is probably Cadbury Caramel eggs… yummy!

April 6, 2009 03:18 AM
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Peabody said...

I love Whopper Robins Eggs. I eat far too many of them this time of year.

April 6, 2009 03:19 AM
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Wandering Geologist said...

Mmm… Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are definitely my favorite. :)

April 6, 2009 03:19 AM
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Migsy said...

Solid chocolate bunnies. My Grandma always gave me one with a little pussywillow for a tail. Very cute – and yummy too!

April 6, 2009 03:19 AM
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Amanda said...

OOOHhh…. My fave by far is the Reese Peanut butter eggs….They give me goosebumps and my daughter and I LOVE having them crumbled up in a bowl of Vanilla ice cream!! She’s would be THRILLED to win a DS :) Thanks so much for your generosity!!

http://www.inyourworldportraits.com

April 6, 2009 03:19 AM
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mcmcolospgs said...

I LOOOOOVE Cadbury cream eggs (much to the chagrin of everyone else that knows me, who just gets grossed out).

April 6, 2009 03:19 AM
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Jamie said...

I gotta say I'm just a chocolate lover and I love seeing all the m&ms in the pastel colors. So cute for decorating around the house, too!

mjshirley@centurytel.net

April 6, 2009 03:19 AM
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boredmando said...

My favourite Easter chocolate is probably anything Reeses. While I would prefer to eat it slowly over a week or so, that isn’t possible since I have a choco-holic for a mother. If there’s chocolate in the house, she’ll eat it, no matter who’s it is.

April 6, 2009 03:19 AM
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Lotta said...

Aw, I love Pokémon. Gotta catch em all! You’re so creative! And on top of that a DSi, that’s…. wow!

My favorite easter candy obsession is Anthon Berg’s marzipan eggs – I mean I eat hundreds of them every easter especially at my birthday (april 9th) Mmm… I also love a similar kind of egg with belgian chocolate instead of marzipan. Don’t know what it’s called though.

Hugs!
Happy easter!

lotta@thefrojd.com

April 6, 2009 03:19 AM
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barb elissa said...

I love milk chocolate easter bunnies, but they must be hollow!

April 6, 2009 03:19 AM
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The Crabtree Chronicles said...

I cannot get enough of the Cadbury mini easter eggs, but I won’t say no to anything that is chocolate based…or cake pop based for that matter.

April 6, 2009 03:19 AM
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Corey :) said...

There’s an ice cream place in my hometown called Deitch’s. They do huge chocolate eggs with buttercream filling and then write your name on the top. They’re an Easter tradition!

April 6, 2009 03:19 AM
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KAS said...

My absolute favorite Easter candy is Cadbury Mini Eggs. I’m slightly addicted. I’ve gone through at least 10 bags already this year. :o

April 6, 2009 03:19 AM
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Natasha Vaughn, Cake Designer said...

I LOVE Reeses peanut butter eggs best. But those Peeps usually get my attention as well, oh and the Cadbury eggs are great too.

I could go on and on.

April 6, 2009 03:19 AM
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Becky said...

That is so cute! My favorite Easter candy is the Cadburry mini eggs with the hard candy shell…MMMMMMM!!!!

April 6, 2009 03:20 AM
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Jodi said...

it’s a toss up for me between Cadbury mini eggs and Oh Henry solid eggs. Do you have Oh Henry in the U.S.?? Hmmmm…….

April 6, 2009 03:20 AM
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Teenage Librarian said...

I love the Reese Peanut Butter Eggs. So yummy :)

April 6, 2009 03:20 AM
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Meg said...

Ooooh, so hard to choose! I think Easter has the best candy. I love Reese’s peanut butter eggs, Cadbudy Mini Eggs, AND Sweetart Jelly Beans! Ugh, just thinking about this makes my belly hurt!!!

meghanglossip@gmail.com

April 6, 2009 03:20 AM
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MrsD said...

I am partial to the whopper eggs. Okay, exTREEEMely partial.

April 6, 2009 03:20 AM
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Janine said...

I’ve got a thing for malted milk eggs…if they are in the house, I *will* eat them until they are gone.

my blog: http://jantink.com

April 6, 2009 03:20 AM
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Jessie said...

I totally have to say Cadbury Mini Eggs. Can you say addicting! qtee_pi@hotmail.com

April 6, 2009 03:20 AM
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Julie - On the Dot Creations said...

Just found your site last week. What fun here! I’d have to say my favorite is Cadbury eggs. Yum. Snickers eggs are great too. Thanks for the chance!

April 6, 2009 03:20 AM
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cecily_techuan said...

Oooh! I’ve been wanting a DS (for me, and when my toddler is bigger, she can play it!) forever! My favorite Easter candy is Peeps! Also, I think one of your niece’s favorite Pokemon is Mew-Two. Not sure why I know that. Kinda weird.

April 6, 2009 03:21 AM
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Jennib said...

Oh, it is a toss up between the Reese’s Peanut butter Egg and the Cadbury Caramel Egg. They both have a special place in my heart….

or is it on my a$$?

April 6, 2009 03:21 AM
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jill elise said...

Cadbury eggs, cadbury eggs, cadbury eggs!!!! I love them. Also, gross starburst jellybeans, because they’re SO chemical tasting that I buy a bag and then eat them all because they are addicting, but the whole time I say EW EW EW then buy some more.

April 6, 2009 03:21 AM
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Intelligence said...

My favorite easter candy would have to be peeps the yellow kind too the pink kind and blue kind have too much dye and i can taste it. Mmmm i need to get myself some.

April 6, 2009 03:21 AM
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Stacie said...

Well, I love the Peeps, but now since you can find them all year round, there are not as special. But, I like leaving the Peeps out a little bit so they get a little hard. But, I also can’t have Easter without the Reeses Peanut Butter Egg! That is a once a year treat! YUM!
Staciele(at)netins(dot)net

April 6, 2009 03:21 AM
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Andrea said...

Mmmm hmmmm. I totally hear you about the addiction. I saved up for a very very very long time for my DS. And I spent about 2 months slowly beating The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. And when it was finished I didn’t know what to do with myself.

As for favorite Easter candy: Chocolate Bunnies (hollow).
When I was growing up we’d have Easter Egg Hunts at my daycare and they’d always hide a special golden egg in a particularly hard place to find and the finder would win a very large hollow chocolate bunny. After winning it the first year when I was 7 I made it my mission to find it every year. I’d leave the other eggs to the younger kids and search out the golden egg. And I found it for the next 4 years in a row. And then we moved and missing the Easter Egg Hunt broke my heart the first Easter in our new house 8 hours away.

April 6, 2009 03:21 AM
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Sher said...

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
The strawberry cheesecake are the best!

April 6, 2009 03:22 AM
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Seriously... said...

sees chocolate marshmallow easter eggs & cadbury mini eggs! so good!

April 6, 2009 03:22 AM
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Jenn said...

Cadbury original creme eggs. YUM!

April 6, 2009 03:22 AM
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Annemarie said...

Robin eggs!!!

April 6, 2009 03:22 AM
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Kiery said...

My absolute favorite Easter candy is by far the caramel Cadbury Egg! I love them when the come in the mini 12-pack all wrapped in Gold foil!

http://www.garthandkiery.blogspot.com

April 6, 2009 03:22 AM
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Connie Babe said...

This year I am LOVING the Hot Tamales Jelly Beans!

http://www.conniesramblings.blogspot.com/

April 6, 2009 03:22 AM
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Carol Browne said...

Peeps for me! And these chocolate easter eggs with pop rocks in them. Totally yummy. Happy Easter to you!

April 6, 2009 03:22 AM
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Musicmom-Amy said...

Sour jellybeans!!!!

April 6, 2009 03:22 AM
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Kristen said...

My favorite are the Reese’s Eggs. I wait all year for those things!

kfaulkner2004 @ yahoo.com

April 6, 2009 03:22 AM
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Katy said...

I love love love the reese’s peanut butter eggs! If only they made a white chocolate version, it would be even tastier!!

ehtzaew@gmail.com

April 6, 2009 03:22 AM
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Autumn said...

Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs all the way :)

April 6, 2009 03:22 AM
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Jennifer said...

Cadbury eggs – thank you Easter bunny – bok bok, LOL.

And Reeces.

The pokemon peeps are so freaking cute!!

~Jennifer
http://followingmycatracho.blogspot.com

April 6, 2009 03:22 AM
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marryoh said...

OMG THIS TOTALLY MADE MY DAY!

I love Pokemon ahaha! Charmander is still my favorite even after ten years and a zillion more pokemon, ha!

My favorite easter candy is definitely the egg shaped reeses. Mmmm

April 6, 2009 03:22 AM
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regan said...

reese’s peanut butter eggs. I stock up with enough to last me past easter because they are so much better than regular peanut butter cups.

April 6, 2009 03:22 AM
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SasZ said...

I don’t actually celebrate Easter..but I do LOVE those eggs with caramel inside. Yum!

April 6, 2009 03:22 AM
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Sheryl1024 said...

Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs…yummy! What a cute adaptation of the Peeps! Thanks for the chance to win!

April 6, 2009 03:22 AM
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Rebecca said...

I love those little chocolate eggs, I’m not sure who makes them, they are prettily wrapped and solid chocolate. I am intrigued, though, with the Reese’s peanut butter eggs – I haven’t tried those yet!

April 6, 2009 03:23 AM
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Amy said...

I loooove Reese’s eggs! Anything with chocolate and peanut butter involved is irresistible to me.

April 6, 2009 03:23 AM
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Amanda said...

I’ll go for anything chocolate, but I love the Crunch chocolate eggs!

April 6, 2009 03:23 AM
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Robyn said...

This is going to sound weird, but I don’t like or eat chocolate, so my mom used to hide small jars of pickles when I was little for our easter “egg” hunt! They’re still my favorite Easter treat. :)

April 6, 2009 03:23 AM
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shea said...

Cadbury eggs, Reese’s egg, Starbursts jelly beans, Easter Lifesavers…mmmm…I could go on and on…

April 6, 2009 03:23 AM
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Ashma said...

I loved all your Easter pops so cute! I also love the Cadbury easter eggs for sure! YummO!!

aarzoo_s78@hotmail.com

April 6, 2009 03:23 AM
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Amber said...

I love the peanut butter crispy discs by Balmer’s… they don’t make them anymore, at least not in the stores within a 50-mile radius of my house. ;)

April 6, 2009 03:23 AM
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Kim said...

Hmmm…I do love the nestle crunch eggs…and the butterfinger ones!

April 6, 2009 03:23 AM
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Rebecca Leigh Hall said...

I love Robin’s Eggs, but I gave up chocolate for Lent and haven’t been able to eat any yet this year.

April 6, 2009 03:23 AM
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Teresa said...

maple cream eggs

April 6, 2009 03:23 AM
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Jes said...

I love Jelly Beans!!!! I love how they look and I love that they come in so many different flavors now.

April 6, 2009 03:23 AM
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Jessica said...

Wasn’t too big on easter candy as a kid so don’t really have a favorite. Although my neighborhood throws an adult Easter egg hunt with “adult” treats. Much more interesting

April 6, 2009 03:24 AM
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Lori Roberts said...

You are totally awesome! I came across you blog the other day and I am obsessed with it! I had to contact some friends and they all are now going to make your famous pops! I made some today for practice and will post on my blog later. Not as pretty as yours and my camera shots are not as great as yours but what the heck! Oh and my favorite Easter candy…Stale peeps! I LOVE THEM! Thanks for your wonderful creativity!

April 6, 2009 03:24 AM
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mommy2twindaughters said...

Cadburys Mini eggs, jelly beans, peeps, oh who am I kidding…I love ALL candy!

April 6, 2009 03:24 AM
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lastletter said...

Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg

April 6, 2009 03:24 AM
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Jennie said...

Mmmmmm Reece’s for Shizzle! Man, that makes me hungry!

BTW-PICK ME!

JAbernethy07@gmail.com

April 6, 2009 03:24 AM
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Kami said...

So the Cadbury eggs were never my favorite, before this year…. but now I am LOVING THEM!

April 6, 2009 03:24 AM
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Mathmom and family said...

I love a good Cadbury mini egg. But, seriously, if I can name the Pokemon and their types, do I get bonus points? LOL!

April 6, 2009 03:24 AM
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Janet said...

I love all Easter candy even those candy coated marshmallow eggs. But the one thing I always put in my kids’ Easter baskets was a Russell Stover chocolate marshmallow bunny.
I’m wondering if they’ll continue the tradition now that they’re starting their families?

April 6, 2009 03:24 AM
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qtcupcakes said...

CADBURY MINI EGGS!!!! i just love the candy crunch on the outside and the smooth chocolate on the inside!

April 6, 2009 03:24 AM
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Sharon said...

My favorite Easter candy would have to be Snicker’s eggs/Reese’s Peanut butter cups.

April 6, 2009 03:24 AM
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carrie said...

mini eggs. no question.

-carriechilton@gmail.com

April 6, 2009 03:25 AM
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Kim said...

Adorable pikachu peeps. I remember I spent hours playing Pokemon Yellow on my old gameboy.

Hollow chocolate easter bunnies all the way! The solid ones are too hardcore (pun!.. hard cores..lolol sorry )for me.

silvrsable@gmail.com

April 6, 2009 03:25 AM
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Robin said...

I blow PEEPS up in the Microwave! WOO HOO!

http://alabamaslackermama.blogspot.com/2009/03/springtime-is-hereso-that-means-its.html

Robin

April 6, 2009 03:25 AM
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Kelley Taylor said...

Anything by Reeses.

April 6, 2009 03:25 AM
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Loralynn said...

I love the robins egg malted candies! And I’m convinced that even though they are all supposed to be the same, the blue ones taste best!

April 6, 2009 03:25 AM
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Jenn said...

My favorite easter candy has to be the reese’s peanut butter eggs! there is just something about the choco/ peanut butter ratio that is just so much better than regular reeses!!

April 6, 2009 03:25 AM
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Lisa said...

I can’t deny Peeps really ARE my favorite easter candy obsession. I like to freeze them though, and eat them all nice and cold!

April 6, 2009 03:25 AM
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Michelle said...

Those are so stinkin’ cute! My favorite Easter candy are those little milk chcolate Cadbury eggs with the crunchy sugar coating. LOVE them!

April 6, 2009 03:26 AM
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Ming said...

I LOVE the reese’s peanut butter cups in egg form. I could eat a million of them…

April 6, 2009 03:26 AM
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patsy said...

What a GREAT prize!!

My favorite EAster candy… cadbury carmel eggs!

April 6, 2009 03:26 AM
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Jane Beall said...

Reeses Eggs!!

April 6, 2009 03:26 AM
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Camille said...

Chocolate Bunnies!

Those are adorable, I love them!

akhsirt at gmail

April 6, 2009 03:26 AM
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aimeec87@gmail.com said...

Reese’s butter cup eggs! yum! and the Snickers eggs! great, now i want some….

April 6, 2009 03:26 AM
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Erin said...

Cadbury mini-eggs. Yum!

April 6, 2009 03:26 AM
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Snowflowers Mum said...

hmmm…I have a confession, at Easter I walk up and down the supermarket aisle looking for some kind of candy that reminds me of Easters where I grew up(New Zealand)…I miss the squishy chocolate covered marshmallow eggs made by cadbury or their easter mallows…
http://www.typetive.com/candyblog/item/cadbury_easter_mallows/

I did a search and I’m heading off to costplus tomorrow to buy up the entire load!

years expat – 15
easters unsatisfied – 14
Bakerella competion that made me google easter mallows 1
trip to costplus to buy said confectionery – priceless

p.s. the key of a good cadbury product is not the name, but the country in which it is made…the use of heat stabilzers in the USA and Australia is what makes the New Zealand and British versions more…wanted.
tre

April 6, 2009 03:26 AM
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Kimberly said...

I love the sweet tart easter shapes like ducks and bunnies.

April 6, 2009 03:26 AM
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Eileen said...

Oh, those are super cute. i love your blog it’s inspiring. anyway, my favorite Easter candy is..well, anything chocolate. I’m not picky!

April 6, 2009 03:26 AM
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Hilary said...

I don’t celebrate Easter but I love Cadbury mini eggs. Yum!

April 6, 2009 03:26 AM
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ButlerBeth said...

I’m loving Reese’s Peanute Butter Eggs with a tall glass of cold milk. YUM! I found your blog recently and am completely addicted. I’ve made five cakes in the last week as I experiment with various cupcake balls and lollipops. Just roll me out the door….

April 6, 2009 03:26 AM
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Lindsay and Co. said...

I love peanut butter filled chocolate bunnies, but not the fake peanut butter in them. I get the hollow bunnies and use them to scoop the peanut butter, right from the jar!

April 6, 2009 03:27 AM
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lil' mama said...

Cadbury eggs hands down!

I buy 4 for $1 and eat them all before I’m out of the store :)

April 6, 2009 03:27 AM
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em said...

always the peeps. duh.

April 6, 2009 03:27 AM
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angelaraew said...

Cadbury creme egg. There’s something about the chocolate combined with a complete and total sugar load that gets me every time.

April 6, 2009 03:27 AM
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Dawn said...

I love peeps and am now addicted to their lip gloss (so sad).

I’ve always loved jelly bird eggs but am more recently addicted to Cadbury Mini Eggs. The crunchy outer shells, the delectable chocolate…I might need to buy another bag :)

April 6, 2009 03:27 AM
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Luanne said...

My obsession… jelly beans. Not just any jelly beans… Smuckers Jelly Beans.

Like eating tiny dollops of all their delicious jams and jellies. *drool*

kaityzmum@yahoo.com

April 6, 2009 03:27 AM
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Laura said...

Peeps! I love the original yellow chicks!

April 6, 2009 03:28 AM
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Eileen said...

i love any kind of chocolate candy for easter.

April 6, 2009 03:28 AM
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Valerie said...

I’m pregnant… candy is good. :) Right now I’m loving the jelly beans – Starburst preferably. But tomorrow I plan on making homemade peanut butter eggs… yum!

April 6, 2009 03:28 AM
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Anonymous said...

Peeps! There are so many colors and they’re also so cute! :)

Mai
moopermoop[at]yahoo[dot]com

April 6, 2009 03:28 AM
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mrsross said...

I LOVE the white chocolate hollow Easter bunnies that are everywhere right now. I always eat around the colored pieces [eyes, nose, flowers] to eat last :)

kimisfoshiz@gmail.com

April 6, 2009 03:28 AM
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