Egg-shaped candy seemed to be a winner amongst the 655 participants in our survey, taking three of the top four spots in the poll. Cadbury Mini Eggs ranked as the fourth-best sweet to receive in an Easter basket, earning 11.6 percent of votes, while its sister treat, the Cadbury Creme Egg, was dubbed the “best” Easter basket candy by 15.88 percent of respondents.
The trend deviated a bit when it came to the number two spot in our survey, which went to the iconic chocolate bunny at 14.66 percent of votes. However, just as quickly as it left, the egg-shape came back, this time in the form of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg, which was awarded the title of best Easter candy to get in an Easter basket by 38.63 survey respondents, or 253 people.
Reese’s Cups are generally found to be a superior sweet amongst others on the shelf, though the egg-shaped version of the chocolate-peanut butter snack seems to be valued even more by candy connoisseurs. As Mashable noted, a study by the publication All Over Albany revealed that Easter-themed Reese’s are slightly larger than a typical Reese’s Cup, and contain more peanut butter as well. More of this delectable flavor combination and it’s in festive shape? Count us in.