SWEET TALK – Time to Join the Easter Parade of Candy

Hey, gang, it’s almost Easter, and that means it’s time to slip on your sexiest bunny suit and join the happy, peppy parade of Easter candy lovers. Easter candy has something for almost everybody to love, so grab a bunny and bite off its head, nab some Marshmallow Peeps and add them to your sweet potato pie, or whip up a festive Cadbury Creme Egg salad sandwich. After all, it’s spring– if it feels good, do it!!!

The thing I most love about Easter candy, though, in’t how it tastes. It’s the way that there’s something intrinsically problematic about depicting all these bunnies and chicks year after year… it can go wrong in so many creative ways.

Remember the “Bubba teeth” craze? At the height of the mania, you could even buy Bubba Bunny BubbaGum at Easter. 100% EDIBLE.

Chew the gum – eat the teeth! With Easter BubbaGum, you double your pleasure, double your fun!

And in case edible gross teeth and bubble gum just aren’t enough, Easter BubbaGum includes a FREE TATTOO. Now, if that doesn’t embody the spirit of Easter, I can’t imagine what does.

And then there are Costas’ peanut butter eggs. Those poor bunnies… they look happy, so optimistic. It’s not their fault they’re covered in chocolately coating that make them look like… well… something else.

Easter candy in the “good ol’ days” could conjure up disturbing images as well. These plastic dispensers are just plainly out of their minds and ready to give a child bad dreams if he or she awakes to see them in the middle of the night.

On a more positive note, the chicks and bunnies on this old Whitman’s box may simply be on speed and have no other underlying mental conditions.

Even the eggs themselves can go wrong. Palmer Candy seems to think that no holiday is complete without our thoughts turning to NASCAR, so they brought us a commemorative egg for Easter’s main man, the legendary Number 8, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Despite all the madness associated with Easter candy, in the end we must remember: ”In Bunnies We Trust”. Just please remember that Bunny Money is not accepted at most retail outlets, and Hoppy McCarrot was recently brought up on counterfeiting charges.

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Darlene Lacey

About Darlene Lacey

Darlene is the author of "Classic Candy: America's Favorite Sweets, 1950-80" and curator of the Candy Wrapper Museum, which is comprised of her personal collection which she began as a teenager in the 70s. The CWM has been featured in numerous TV shows, magazines, newspapers and blogs, and made its art gallery debut in 2010 at the Scion Space's "Palate" show.
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2 Responses to SWEET TALK – Time to Join the Easter Parade of Candy

  1. Gayle Burdette says:

    I saw your site about the candy bar wrappers. I was just at an auction and bought 2 Hershey tins and inside…there are candy bar wrappers. I have never seen any like this before so I wanted to know how/where I would find the date on them. LOVE your blog and your sight.

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