you know how most people complain about weight gain over the thanksgiving-christmas-new year’s eve time of year? personally, i have no trouble passing up yet another plate of fruitcake or turkey.
but easter. ohhhh, easter. ’tis the season for chocolate, hot cross buns, and all of those yummy egg-shaped candies (cadbury, i’m looking at you!). plus all of those macarons (and macaroons) being baked up for passover (oh yes, i’m an equal opportunity binger). and everything’s so cuuuuute! pink speckled eggs, little bunnies and lambs…it’s too much to resist. most of these fabulous treats are only around once a year, so naturally, i start stockpiling like a squirrel in winter as soon as the valentine’s day candy leaves the shelves. my house right now is a diabetic coma waiting to happen.
but even with my extreme expertise in the realm of easter treats, i’ve come up with some new loves this year. most of them are from vosges, whose chocolate is wonderful any time of year. but when besides easter can you get bacon and eggs in candy form?
yeah, they’re at least as good as they look. okay, who am i kidding….they’re way, way better. if you’re skeptical (as i was, believe me), just remember how good bacon tastes dipped in maple syrup. now imagine it’s caramel instead. with a chocolate shell. i know.
and i can’t really be expected to resist bunnies stuffed with toffee and pink himalayan sea salt either, can i?
then there are the absolutely adorable little truffles my mom sent me (how cute is she for sending me an easter basket?) from another favorite chocolatier, moonstruck chocolates, based right here in portland.
i haven’t been able to bring myself to eat them yet…in person, the cute factor is just overwhelming. but don’t fear…i’m sure my sweet tooth will win out.
you’re totally craving chocolate now, aren’t you? yeah, sorry about that. my advice is to just give in…after all, easter only comes once a year. grab any (or all…hey, it’s the holidays!) while you can!