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Candy Review: Russell Stover Marshmallow and Caramel Marshmallow Eggs

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Russell Stover Eggs

I’ll be honest with y’all – when I think of high-end chocolate, Russell Stover isn’t exactly the first brand that springs to mind. It’s grouped in my mind with companies like Palmer and Allen as lower-end chocolate companies that probably aren’t doing much worthy of a serious Candy Addict’s notice. But then I started to read reviews of their chocolate-covered Easter egg lineup – really good reviews.

So, this post-Easter sale season, I decided to pick up a couple to review. Although the eggs are available in several varieties, including the ever-popular caramel egg, being the mallow junkie that I am, I went for the marshmallow and marshmallow caramel varieties.

These aren’t the 3-D Creme Egg-type eggs (though Russell Stover makes those too), but the larger flattish kind (like Reese’s Easter eggs). About three inches long, they’re wrapped in brightly-colored (some might say gaudy) metallic wrappers. Here’s how my chosen flavors stacked up:

Marshmallow Egg:

My favorite part of a chocolate-coated marshmallow candy is the texture – that crisp, yet melty chocolate shell over a light, sweet, fluffy marshmallow filling. If the chocolate’s a little on the dark side, so much the better. The chocolate’s milk in this case, but it definitely delivered on the texture – it has a nice snap, though it’s a bit waxy in your mouth. The chocolate is just a very thin, crisp layer over a thick layer of marshmallow. The cynic in me wants to say that’s because chocolate is more expensive than a candy that’s mostly air – but I can’t complain since the marshmallow is really the main attraction here.

The marshmallow center is firm, and ever so slightly gooey – not a really fluffy marshmallow, but not quite flowy either. It has a dense, substantial feel, without a lot of bubbles or air pockets. Unlike some marshmallow candies, it’s really not all that sweet, even though I scarfed the whole thing down at once. (Hey, it’s only 110 calories!)

Marshmallow and Caramel Egg:

Unsurprisingly, this is identical in appearance to the regular mallow egg – on the outside, anyway. Underneath the chocolate, there’s a thick layer of caramel over the marshmallow layer. The caramel adds a tasty, toasty flavor and a dense, chewy texture to the relatively insubstantial marshmallow layer. (I think this might be a different marshmallow than the regular Marshmallow Egg – it seems lighter and more foamy and doesn’t add as much texture-wise.)

The crisp chocolate, dense caramel and fluffy marshmallow combine for a treat that’s pretty substantial, despite its small size and low calorie count (only 10 calories more than the Marshmallow Egg). If you have to break your diet with Easter candy, you could do a lot worse.

Overall, I found both eggs quite tasty, if nothing utterly spectacular. At the very least, they’re enough to put Russell Stover back on my list of candy companies to keep an eye on.

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2 Responses to “Candy Review: Russell Stover Marshmallow and Caramel Marshmallow Eggs”

  1. 1
    Scott says:

    The best Easter eggs are still the old Brach’s cherry cream eggs.

    -Scott

  2. 2
    Scott says:

    Russell Stover still makes one of the best Easter eggs.

    -Scott

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