Saturday, April 11, 2009

puking peeps for perfect chocolate

The quest for the perfect chocolate budget bunny continues! I decided to sacrifice my body yet again for the noble goal of saving Mikkena's Easter from bad chocolate.

First on the list is Hershey's. Instead of the "Yummy" bunny we now have the "Speedy" bunny. The only place that bunny is speeding off to is the toilet. The chocolate tasted processed, and way too sweet. I couldn't eat more than a few bites.

Next we have the Russel Stover milk chocolate bunny. The chocolate had a cheap consistency. It was hard, dry, and splintered when I bit into it. But this chocolate had more flavor than any other chocolate I have tasted. It had a very pleasant peanutty aftertaste. Definitely not too sweet.

Last, we have the Lindt bunny. After eating this bunny I need to apologize about my disparaging comments towards hollow chocolate bunnies. I'm sorry mister Lindt bunny, I didn't know you were out there when I said those mean things. Can we still be friends? Needless to say Lindt makes good chocolate. It was soft, pliable and melted easily in my mouth. The chocolate was flavorful, and smooth. Just plain good.

In order of worse to best the final list is:

5. Palmer's "Yummy" Bunny

4. Hershey's "Speedy" Bunny

3. Russel Stover's Milk Chocolate Bunny

2. Dove Milk Chocolate Solid Bunny

1. Lindt

Final thought on chocolate bunnies: Families on extreme budgets should go for Russel Stover over Palmer and Hershey any day. That bunny is surprisingly tasty.

Now to the competition!

I decided to break the competition into two categories. Adults and tweens. First to the Tweens.

For the Tween portion of the competition I thought it was best to use the new devil-colored peeps. It was a hard fought fight. The two big trash talkers (my nephews Cody and Tobin) came in tied for second place at 6 peeps a piece.

Tobin did win style points for his pre-smashed peeps strategy.

Cody also got some for the most disgusting stained-red teeth while drooling on his own hand picture.

But in the end they were beat out by Cooper and Mikkena who tied for first place with 7 peeps a piece.

I've never been more proud! And you thought it didn't look fun.

Victory is sweet!

Now to those who should know better.

Look at that super couple. I got 10 peeps and Amber pulled off 5.

Adrienne, Nyssa, Zach and Sabin joined the contest from Las Vegas. Nyssa held down 3 and Adrienne held down 4.

It came down to a run off between the boys. Zach's previous record of 13 was shattered by the Army man pounding in one more.

Can the king of stupid-human contests pull of yet another victory from behind?

Yes he does! 15 peeps in the kisser. By the way Zach, this photo is going to bite you in the butt when you're trying to get the pretty ladies to write to you in Singapore. Just let them know that you are the proud winner of a Lindt chocolate be mailed off shortly.