Of all the seasonal candies, I think I love Cadbury's the best. Perhaps this is genetic because my mom and sister share my fanaticism. In fact, every year there's a sort of race to see who can procure the first Cadbury egg of the season. My sister, Holly beat me last year, but this year, on February 6th, I managed to score the first Creme Egg. Of course I text messaged Holly immediately, but she claimed she needed visual evidence. So here it is. (Last year, she sent me a photo of herself glee fully clutching the candy.)
Of all of these, though, Creme Eggs are the most alluring because of their textural contrast. The milk chocolate shell is smooth and rich but still thick enough to actually handle a good, solid bite. The fondant center is gooey without being runny but still luxuriously silky. It is a bit cloyingly sweet, but that's the whole point, I think, and it punctuates the depth of the chocolate. The only caveat I have about Creme Eggs is that you really do have to get them while they're fresh. Because they're only delicately wrapped in a thin layer of foil, if the integrity of the candy shell is in any way compromised, the fondant will dry out and will be hard, chewy and nearly chalk-like. So, I suppose when it comes down to it, that's why my mom, sister, and I are so desperate to get our hands on them.
What's your favorite seasonal candy?