Or fill your basket with these other grownup goodies
Why should kids have all the fun at Easter?
If seeing candy-colored egg-dyeing kits and chocolate bunnies in stores is making you nostalgic, treat yourself to an Easter egg basket filled with grownup goodies. A child can’t appreciate margarita jellybeans or a $20 gourmet “cheester” egg, but any bunny over 20 will wanna jump on these faster than you can say Peter Cottontail.
Some of Jelly Belly’s more than 100 flavors are decidedly adult, including Tabasco beans spiced with the actual hot sauce. They’re $9.49 for a 16-ounce resealable bag. Or if you’re looking for a different kind of kick, the Cocktail Classics beans are shaken and stirred to taste just like a margarita, mojito, peach bellini, pina colada, pomegranate cosmo and strawberry daiquiri. Although the bites are virgin, you’ll swear they taste just like the real thing – and they’re certainly cheaper at $2.49 for a 3.5-ounce bag.
Sugarfina has also mastered gourmet candy for grownups with actual alcohol in them, including boozy gummy bears made with bourbon, champagne, rose and peach bellini for $20 per large box, and there’s single malt scotch and limoncello cordials, too. Or stir your own cocktails with these 24 karat gold pink or aqua swizzle sticks made with edible gold flakes and rock candy for $8.50 apiece. There’s also bougie little fruity sour bunny candies, which pair perfectly with fluffy strawberry marshmallow gummy tails rolled in sugar crystals, both for $8.50 apiece.
If you’re craving chocolate, Dylan’s Candy Bar dresses up Oreos by dunking them in Belgian chocolate and hand-decorating them with little bunnies and flowers. A box of 12 runs $30, but you’ll also have to cough up an extra $29.95 shipping charge to cover the two-day delivery and ensure freshness. They sound worth the splurge. Or indulge in the $72 Bar Gold Collection set, which boxes eight specialty chocolate bars, including Dark Chocolate Molten Cake, Toasted Coconut, Dark Almond, Dark Strawberry & Champagne, Deeply Dark, Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Sea Salt Caramel and Chili Pepper.
If wine and cheese is more your taste, British food blogger Annem Hobson has hatched the “Cheester Egg,” a crumbly, hard cheese egg in collaboration with the artisan company Wildes Cheese. It supposedly boasts a creamy texture and sharp flavor that will make you forget everything you’ve ever loved about milk chocolate. These $20 eggs have been such a hot ticket this season that they keep selling out. They also only ship in the U.K. at the moment, so beg your friends across the pond to order you a few. Or be patient; Hobson tells Moneyish she hopes to sell these in the U.S. next year, and “[we] trying our best to make this happen!”
Speaking of Cheester, Cheetos is teaming up with Betabrand designers to craft clothes that protect your Easter best from getting covered in orange cheesepuff crumbs. Snap up the seersucker Cheetos Lapkin Pants, fellas, which feature detachable napkin panels disguised as pockets, so you can wipe your hands on your pants with reckless abandon. The nesting Easter Snacking Gloves layers three pairs of white gloves together, attached by an elegant pearl button and orange lace trim. Each time you get cheese dust on the fingertips, you peel off a layer to reveal a clean set of gloves underneath. There’s also a parasol with hidden pockets to hide your Cheetos. Vote for your favorite piece, and the one that wins will go on sale at Betabrand.
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