Where, Easter Bunny, where?

Where, Easter Bunny, where?

Okay, what is the deal with the Easter candy?

Not having a child old enough to understand the whole Easter basket full of candy concept unless someone resolutely explains it to her, I chose to ignore the temptations of pre-Easter candy and directed her to such Easter events as dyeing her hand green as a Martian’s as she tried to dye eggs.

This started whole new familial traditions, such as the fit every time she sees eggs now and I don’t get batches of dye going.

Meanwhile, I promised myself a whole batch of post-Easter candy, once those sales hit.

You all know my principles: I am resolutely against anything but highest quality dark chocolate except after Christmas, Valentine’s, St. Patrick’s (Hershey’s crème de la menthe), Easter, Fourth of July, and Halloween, when all those trashy candies go on sale and I can buy them all up on the premise of making a good chocolate deal and eat my heart out.

You all noticed the problem with that list of holidays, right? THAT’S RIGHT. There’s a very big gap between Easter and Fourth of July, which really isn’t the best candy sale anyway.

So imagine my dismay!!!! Target, Easter Monday, 3:00 p.m. NO EASTER CHOCOLATE. No Easter chocolate in the entire store. The only thing left were some Easter bunny marshmallows, but even I can’t buy bunny marshmallows. I can’t conceive of a purpose for them, which must have been the case of every other person in that Easter candy aisle, because they were the only thing left.

So my question is: What DID it look like Monday morning as all that clearance candy disappeared? Was it a mob scene? Who showed up? Do people take off work for post-Easter candy or are SAHMs that organized? If so, HOW do they get that organized? I can’t even conceive of getting us out the door that fast, not even for chocolate.

THEN….I decided, well…KROGER always has candy much longer than Target. I’ll just stop by and hit their Easter sales.

And….two things…NO SALES, everything was at its full pre-Easter price. And NO CANDY anyway. Only Cadbury eggs were left and Peeps, but Peeps at full price after Easter??

So…I am without trashy candy. Now I have to get through Fourth of July.

But…I don’t understand. How did this happen? What is changing in the rules of post-holiday candy clearances?

Meanwhile, I have to apologize for my long absence. I just popped on to vent my Profound Despair about not having any trashy candy after 2 attempts, but I have a longer and more serious post I am working on. It involves the phrases “going on a hiatus”, so it’s taking more time and more thought.

Happy post-Easter to everyone! I hope your candy clearances were more rewarding than mine.

  • Hi there! I’m glad you’re back (or that the blog is no longer closed). Anyway, 2 theories… either Easter isn’t that popular anymore and so the stores buy less stock and everything get sold out before Monday’s sale… or they stored the remaining candies for next year… hmmm, I hope it’s no. 1.

    March 26, 2008 at 7:01 pm
  • Oh… I sooo understand what you mean!! I live in France and just a very small bag of jelly-bean like candies is $7! Chocolate is sooo expensive to buy here that you can’t really fill your Easter basket- you usually give someone a medium size choco. figure- a rooster, a bell, a fish, or bunny. No peeps, speckled malted milk ball eggs, jelly beans, pastel m&ms, or cadburry cream eggs!!! Celebrating holidays here is very different because they are not as commercialized! You cannot find colored plastic Easter eggs or plastic Easter grass here, either, let alone Easter egg dye!!! I won’t gripe about it, I just miss the access to variety of traditional American Easter candies that I know and loved! I asked friends back home to pick up some stuff for me because we are going to Cali. in 3 weeks from now!!! As a side note- try Party City or Savon for your Easter candy sales… Good luck! Leesa 🙂

    March 28, 2008 at 1:48 am
  • Anne-Gaelle

    I have a better solution, what about living next to a very good chocolate factory 🙂
    lucky me…I know!

    March 28, 2008 at 3:28 pm

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