Easter has turned candies into one of the most valuable times for the confections industry. In a survey conducted by the National Retail Foundation, it is estimated that $2.2 billion was spent on candy for Easter in 2015. This holiday has become quite an economic stimulus in its own right.
Although we know that consuming many candies can be bad for our teeth, we never shy from making an excuse to indulge. After all, Easter is just one day. Right? Here is Felt Family Dentistry’s list of the top cavity-causing Easter indulgences.
- Reese’s Eggs. Produced by Hershey’s, Reese’s is the ultimate chocolate-peanut butter combination. It seems that they’ve mastered the art of choco-peanut fusion better than anyone else.
- Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs. A must-have candy in every basket, Marshmallow Eggs are packed with a unique flavor of chocolate, blended with sweet milk.
- Cadbury Mini Eggs. Known for their sweet milky taste, Cadbury Mini Eggs are milk chocolate coated in a hard candy shell that comes in four colors: yellow, pink, green, and turquoise. Some people say that you haven’t experienced Easter if you haven’t tasted one of these Mini Eggs. Too bad, they are only buyable during Easter. Guilty pleasure!
- Jelly Belly Jelly Beans. Self-explanatory. Who doesn’t love Jelly Belly jelly beans?
- Wonka Chocolate Golden Eggs. It’s not only Veruca Salt who wants a golden egg-laying geese for Easter. Nestlé introduced a real-life confection with a milk chocolate shell and SweeTarts candy inside. Candy within candy. Genius.
Don’t forget to brush twice daily during your candy-eating marathon. We’ll know how well you adhered to brushing your teeth when we see you at your next Roy or Layton dentist checkup.