These classic candies are sure to get you excited for the Easter Bunny’s arrival. While you’re thinking about Easter…have you made your reservation for Brunch with the Easter Bunny yet? Why not hop on over and do so here. You don’t want to miss out on the savory brunch, egg hunt, and egg-celent photo opportunities! It is sure to tire out your little ones.
Cadbury Creme Eggs
This popular creme-filled egg was invented in 1875, and is a chocolate egg filled with a sweet fondant center. This candy is one that people seem to either love or hate, but they are reminiscent of the chocolate creams that were around centuries ago.
Chocolate bunnies can be found in every store around Easter, ranging from bite-sized versions to ones almost 10 inches tall. Chocolate bunnies are made in a mold, which was a method started in the 1830s, becoming more popular in the 1880s and ’90s. In recent years, innovations in chocolate molds have made the process much easier with molding machinery, plastic molds and cheaper chocolate.
These sweet candies first appeared in the 1890s and became an Easter candy thanks to their egg-like shape. Most are made with a starch-based gel, producing a firm and sticky interior and a hard crunchy candy shell.
Shaped marshmallows became popular in the 1920s, when companies began mass-producing bunny and chick-shaped versions for Easter. The original Peep came from the Rodda Candy Company based in Pennsylvania, which was later acquired by Just Born. Today, they are produced in dozens of bright colors like pink, blue and purple, along with the original yellow color.