On the street: Which Easter candy is overrated?

Francis Lam talks to New Yorkers about Peeps, chocolate eggs, and which treats win and lose


Francis LamThomas Rogers
March 29, 2010 8:30PM (UTC)

The other night, my Jewish roommate looked at my bag of drug store bounty and squealed, "Ooh, I love Peeps! I haven't seen any in months." She paused, thoughtfully, then asked, "Wait, is there a Peep season?"

"Yes," my Catholic girlfriend replied. "Some people call it Lent."

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So if All Hallow's Eve gets costumes and Christmas gets Santa and presents, Easter gets candy as its nondenominational cultural ambassador, with cultishly devoted followings. I mean, have you ever seen the amazing annual Peeps Diorama Contest? Or taken a bite of a delightfully insane Cadbury Crème Eggs benedict? People are serious about their Easter candy! So we took to the streets to find out what your favorites are ... and I found myself defending the honor of my beloved marshmallow chicks.

And to those of you whom we didn't get to talk to, leave your favorites -- and why -- in the comments! 


Francis Lam

Francis Lam is Features Editor at Gilt Taste, provides color commentary for the Cooking Channel show Food(ography), and tweets at @francis_lam.

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Thomas Rogers

Thomas Rogers is Salon's former Arts Editor. He has written for the Globe & Mail, the Village Voice and other publications. He can be reached at @thomasmaxrogers.

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