In the last year or so, it’s been really had to stay away from candy while trying to cut back on junk food. More or less, I succeed, but when you work in retail and you have to stare at Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter candy for half the year, it takes a toll on a man. His soul too.
A co-worker told me Whitman’s Marshmallow Eggs were really good. I usually don’t care much for marshmallow filled stuff. Eggs, Christmas trees, Santa Clauses, pumpkins, whatever, I usually don’t like it and would much rather have something filled with caramel. So, I thought not much of his comments and even refused to let him buy me one to try.
Well, my girl was given one of these at work and she’s even less into junk food than I am nowadays so she brought it home for me. Aww, how sweet! And I’m talking about this marshmallow egg because it is AWESOME! I couldn’t believe it! I begrudgingly ate it while remember one of my co-worker’s gave it two thumbs up and boy was he right.
They aren’t quite like any marshmallow-filled candy on the market. The marshmallow isn’t that usual cheap stuff you would find in a Russell Stover egg (yes, I know Whitman’s and Russell Stover are part of the same company). It tastes like and how the texture of Marshmallow Fluff or Kraft’s Jet-Puffed (or whichever marshmallow creme you prefer) and I was expecting the coating to be similar to chocolate but it’s not. It’s called “pastelle”, I guess. I has a similar texture and feel of chocolate but it tastes different. I can’t explain it but it’s very good and tasting it now, I remember having had some solid “pastelle” candy back when I was a kid when my elementary school took a field trip to a candy shop and get to watch it get made.
I never could figure out what that candy on a stick was but now I know and I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for it.
These eggs are almost too pretty to eat though. It’s like a work of art they should be charging more than 59 cents (or 2 for $1!) for. I seem to feel that way about a lot of Easter candy. All those bright colors and beautiful designs, seems like a waste to eat it. They come in three Easteriffic colors: yellow, green and pink.
My attempt at a close-up shot.
For someone who tries to stay away from candy, these things are addicting. I’ve had six more since eating my first and that was like a week and a half ago! 110 calories for each one of these little suckers!