Easter is right around the corner, and that means one thing: candy, and lots of it. But let’s be real, not all Easter treats are created equal. From the bizarrely flavored jelly beans to the solid chocolate bunnies that could double as a doorstop, we’ve all encountered those Easter candies that make us go, “Who actually eats this?” So here’s a list of the worst offenders in the Easter candy world. Do you agree or is your favorite on here?

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Peeps

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Peeps are the Marmite of Easter candy: you either love them or hate them. Their overly sugary, spongy texture can be a turn-off, and they seem to last forever, popping up in your pantry months after Easter. Sure, they’re cute and fitting for an Easter celebration but we’ll take a real marshmallow any day over a Peep.

Oreo Creme Eggs

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While the idea of an Oreo cream-filled egg sounds amazing, the execution falls short. They’re often too sweet, with the creme overpowering the chocolate, making them a one-note wonder that quickly wears out its welcome. The classic creme egg is also divisive but most seem to prefer it to the Oreo version.

Solid Chocolate Bunnies

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The solid chocolate bunny is a classic, but let’s be honest, they’re often made of cheap, waxy chocolate. They’re hard to eat, and you might spend more time wrestling with them than actually enjoying the taste. Give us a hollow chocolate bunny any day, it’s just the perfect amount of chocolate.

Jelly Beans

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Jelly beans often get a bad rap for their inconsistency. You might find yourself enjoying a sweet burst of cherry, only to be ambushed by an earwax-flavored surprise. Their unpredictable flavor adventure lands them on the worst list and the generic brands are the absolute worst offenders.

Easter Candy Corn

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Candy corn is divisive at Halloween, and its Easter version is no different. The pastel colors might be cute, but the flavor remains the same: overly sweet and waxy, making it a less-than-desirable Easter treat.

Twix Eggs

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Twix Eggs seem like a dream come true for Twix lovers, but the ratio is all wrong. There’s too much caramel and not enough cookie, throwing off the beloved balance that makes a Twix a Twix.

Chicks & Rabbits Marshmallows

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These marshmallows try to hop into the festive spirit but end up being overly sweet and strangely textured. They’re often more about the look than the taste, making them a disappointing addition to the Easter basket not much different than Peeps.

Tootsie Roll Eggs

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Tootsie Roll Eggs take the familiar chocolatey chew and encase it in a hard shell, but this isn’t necessarily an improvement. The texture clash between the shell and the chewy inside makes for an awkward eating experience. Stick to the original if you’re into Tootsie Rolls.

Chocolate Crosses

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While they’re meant to celebrate the season, chocolate crosses come across as a weird symbolic gesture of the holiday. It’s just a bit off-putting to be chowing down on candy that’s a literal torture device.

Chocolate Coconut Nests

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These might look adorable, but the combination of textures and flavors doesn’t always hit the mark. The coconut can be too stringy, and the chocolate too bland. Most critics also happen to be coconut haters so it comes as no surprise this isn’t a favorite among them.

Top 10 Most Common Food Safety Mistakes People Make At Home

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Navigating kitchen safety can sometimes feel like walking through a minefield of dos and don’ts. Let’s shed some light on the common food safety mistakes that sneak into our daily routines. By understanding and adjusting these small, often overlooked actions, we can significantly improve our food handling practices and keep our kitchens and families safe.

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10 Best Frozen Veggies To Keep In Your Freezer At All Times For Easy Meals

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Keeping the right frozen veggies on hand is like having a secret weapon for easy meal prep. This list is a carefully selected lineup of the best frozen vegetables that promise to turn your everyday cooking into something effortlessly delicious. From the sweet char of fire roasted corn to the versatile goodness of chopped spinach, these freezer staples ensure you’re always ready to whip up something tasty.

See them here: 10 Best Frozen Veggies To Keep In Your Freezer At All Times For Easy Meals

10 Creative Ways to Use Coffee Grinds You Probably Never Thought Of

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You know those coffee grinds you usually toss out after brewing your morning cup? Turns out, they’re like gold for a bunch of cool and unexpected uses. Here’s a fun list of unique and creative ways to give those grinds a second life, from greening up your garden to jazzing up your skincare routine.

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