The Best (and Worst) Easter Candy Eggs, Ranked

When it comes to Easter candy, eggs reign supreme, but some brands rise above the others:


Easter brings some truly elite candy. Giant chocolate bunnies are classic, obviously, but the best Easter candy is shaped like eggs. Perhaps I’m drawn to the egg’s adorable kitschiness or maybe it’s my nostalgia for parking lot Easter egg hunts, but every time March comes around, I start looking for egg-shaped Reese’s candy even though I rarely find myself eating a Reese’s peanut butter cup at other times of the year.

And so, following extensive research (read: years of eating egg-shaped candies), I’ve put together a non-exhaustive ranking of the best mass-produced candy eggs. This list does not, however, include candies that are always egg-shaped but only point out that fact during Easter. (Looking at you, jelly beans.) In order from the completely inedible to absolutely legendary, these are the candies to look out for in your Easter basket this year.

12. Fruity Pebbles Cereal N’ Candy Eggs

Despite containing an unbeatable combination of white chocolate and Fruity Pebbles cereal, these candy eggs taste exactly like a spray of lemon-scented Pledge.

11. Cadbury Creme Eggs

How a substance that is equal parts grainy and cloying can be referred to as “creme” is beyond me. Although Cadbury Creme Eggs may be the original contender in this category, they remain objectively terrible.

10. Peeps Decorated Eggs

The whole deal with Peeps is that they are adorable little chicks that taste like sugar and nightmares. If you remove the chicks from the equation, you’re only left with sugar and nightmares.

9. Tootsie Roll Eggs

Tootsie Rolls did not need to be molded into egg form, the regular cylinder was perfectly fine.

8. Trolli Sour-Brite Eggs

Good, but not as good as a classic sour gummy worm.

7. Cadbury Caramel Eggs

A decided improvement over the original, but they’re just too big! There’s too much caramel and not enough chocolate, and you’re almost assuredly going to get both all over the Easter outfit your mom made you wear to church.

6. Ferrero Collection Golden Eggs

Ferrero Rocher truffles are the cheapest way to feel fancy, and these gold-wrapped chocolate eggs are no exception. But unlike the original truffle, there’s no crunchy hazelnut waiting inside — just a few crispy rice beads that don’t add nearly enough textural interest.

5. Kinder Eggs

Very good, but has killed some people, unlike the other candies on our list.

4. Lindt Lindor Truffle Eggs

Exactly like a Lindor truffle, but bigger. That is never a bad thing, but don’t try to take down this hulking egg in one bite.

3. Whopper Robin Eggs

It’s frustrating that malted milk balls have gone the way of other vintage candies, like root beer barrels and butterscotch discs, but Robin Eggs are a solid reminder that Whoppers remain a top-tier candy.

2. Reese’s Eggs

It’s unclear how, exactly, but the Reese’s egg is somehow better than the regular Reese’s cup. The white chocolate egg is also a banger.

1. Cadbury Mini Eggs

The crispy candy shell, the slightly malty chocolate, AND they don’t melt in your hand? There is no chocolate egg more perfect.


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