When Chelsea and I started dating, we decided we wanted to make sure every Christmas has a little bit of the fun and magic that we remembered as children. That's why she'll most likely get a Disney movie, or something Muppets related, while I'll likely find Legos or an action figure or two under the tree. The same thing goes for Easter. Sure, we're both in our 30's now, but that doesn't mean we still don't enjoy hunting around the house for our baskets.
Okay, enough of this. Let's see what was in my baskets!
That Spiderman pail has been my "basket" since we started dating, and I have to admit, I never get tired of seeing it. Since there wasn't enough room for everything in the pail, Chelsea also got me this little Star Wars lunchbox, which will come in handy for a later post.
Giant Moustache Lollipop! Now that is one epic fruity stache! I haven't cracked this one open yet, it just seems like it would be a shame to run such a wonderful facsimile of facial hair. I just want to walk around town holding this in front of my face and talk with a bad British accent.
Yoda PEZ and Lightsaber lollipop! I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of the PEZ candies, but I always get a kick out of the PEZ dispensers. I also like the idea of Yoda as a PEZ dispenser. "Candy you seek? Tilt back my head, and find you shall."
The lightsaber is another one I haven't opened yet, but if color is an accurate gauge of flavor, then I'm guessing this one is blueberry. The candy part will actually light up when you push the button on the hilt. It really didn't show up well enough on camera for me to post it though. I might have to try again later tonight.
Choco-Treasure Spiderman! Since the deadly assault Kinder eggs are illegal to import into this country, some enterprising folks have found a way to make chocolate eggs safe for American children. I actually tried this one right after the photo, and I have to admit the chocolate wasn't that good. I'm not sure if it was the close proximity to the plastic egg inside, or if they use cheaper chocolate to keep the costs down. It just seemed a bit waxy, and didn't have the usual richness of other makers' milk chocolate. I would post a pic of the toy surprise, but unfortunately, it smelled of chocolate, and I accidentally ate it. Give me a couple days, and I'll get some shots of it.
Mario Kart Klik candy dispenser. This is the first candy dispenser I've seen that comes with a warning not to aim at the eyes or the face. I tried it out, and it launches the "Smarties" with quite a bit of force. If I were at dinner, and someone across the table asked for a piece of candy, I'm confident this thing could launch it into their mouth.
This one comes with a bonus:
Mario and his kart are detachable! This alone could keep me occupied for hours.
Pocky...? Okay, so Pocky isn't necessarily and Easter candy, but I still love it.
Cadbury Creme Eggs and Mini Creme Eggs, Snickers egg, Reese's Peanut Butter Egg, Starburst jelly beans. These guys are all pretty much Easter staples. The Snickers and Reese's eggs are newer, but they've still been around long enough to become traditional. Same with the Starburst jelly beans. I find myself choosing these over regular jelly beans just about every time. At least with the Starburst ones, I don't have to worry about eating the licorice flavored beans. I think I actually prefer the Mini Cadbury eggs to the full size. All of these candies are sweet, but the Cadbury Creme Eggs take it to the next level. At least with the mini versions, I don't feel like I'm going to have diabetes after eating one.
Edible Grass. This is another one that I just started seeing within the last couple of years. It has the texture and taste of lightly sweetened styrofoam strips, but I still can't stop myself from
enjoying eating it. I'm almost scared to look at the ingredients, because I'll probably discover it's made from recycled packing peanuts.
Giant Reese's Peanut Butter Egg. My mom used to get me the large coconut eggs every year. I'd nibble on them for a while, but inevitably, they ended up getting tossed in the trash. Sticking them in the freezer wouldn't work either, because the eggs would be forgotten, only to be rediscovered years later when the freezer needed a good defrosting. Eventually, the same company would come out with a peanut butter version, but it just couldn't compare to the smaller Reese's Eggs. I bring that up, because I'm really hoping this is just like the smaller Reese's, just larger. I can't remember ever having a bad Reese's product, so I have high hopes for this one.
Lastly, what would Easter be without toys? This year, Chelsea picked up a few of the Lego Series 9 Mini-figures from five below.
I really wanted Chicken Suit Guy and Jeckyll/Hyde since I first saw them. The waiter guy wasn't on my list, but I can still find a use for him. Now if I could just get my hands on an Alien Avenger, I'll have all the ones I wanted from this series.
I just noticed this, but from this angle, the Waiter looks really sad. Usually he looks like he's smirking, but in the photo he seems so down. Maybe the two guys next to him stiffed him on the tip. Jekyll looks like the sort of person that would do that.
Well, there you have it, the end result of another happy Easter. I hope it was a good one for the rest of you. See you all again soon!