Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Easter Gift Ideas -- Don't Forget Milk Chocolate Bunnies From Palmer for Your Child's Basket (Review)

What is Easter without candy and chocolate bunnies?  Growing up, I always looked forward to the Easter Bunny leaving me Palmer milk chocolate bunnies.  the R. M. Palmer Company (aka Palmer) has been around since 1948, and has been putting smiles on children's faces each and every Easter, every time they find these cute hollow milk chocolate bunnies in their Easter baskets.  And, now that I have children of my own, I am making sure to carry to carry on the tradition of giving Palmer Easter chocolate bunnies as part of the girls' basket fillers.  I love seeing their eyes light up, as they look at the different milk chocolate bunnies the Easter Bunny has left for them, in neatly packaged boxes with cello peek-a-boo wrap.

And, thanks to the folks at the R. M. Palmer Company, I didn't have to wait until Easter morning to see my daughters' reactions to a few of their hollow milk chocolate bunnies, as they were kind enough to send along samples for us to enjoy.  I received Palmer Peanut Butter Bunny Bites in bag, along with the Palmer Peter Rabbit Hollow Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny, Palmer Grand Slam Bunny and Palmer Baby Binks. 

Palmer Peter Rabbit Hollow Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny

"Once upon a time, there was a naughty rabbit named Peter. He was crafted in Palmer's creamy hollow milk chocolate and is back for Easter so you can savor his sweet, chocolaty shell. Read this rabbit's classic garden tale inside the beautifully illustrated box of your Palmer Peter Rabbit Hollow Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny."

Palmer Grand Slam Bunny

"Another home run for this hollow milk chocolate bunny slugger. Wearing Palmer’s cap with pride, this Grand Slam Bunny holds the RBI record at Palmer Park and is sure to delight any fan this Easter with its sweet chocolaty taste. Enter the Grand Slam Bunny Contest for your chance to win one of ten $400 Ticketmaster gift cards! "

Palmer Baby Binks -- Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny

"The baby of the Palmer candy bunch comes in a creamy, hollow milk chocolate shell with sweet candy eyes and 2 ounces of smooth chocolaty taste. Easter baskets just wouldn’t be complete without Binks, Easter’s classic chocolate baby bunny."

Palmer Peanut Butter Bunny Bites

"Bite sized eggs with a smooth peanut butter center filling for the ultimate combination in sweet and salty flavor."

The difficult part of the whole review process was deciding which hollow milk chocolate bunny to sample first. :-)  How do you and your children eat milk chocolate bunny candy?  Well, my daughters and I love to nibble off the tall milk chocolate ears first, and then bite off the sugar coated eyes. :-)  With each bite, we can't help but smile, as the creamy, rich milk chocolate melts in your mouth.  With most of the Palmer Milk Chocolate bunnies averaging 5 oz. each, you can't help but eat one in a sitting. :-)

Here are just some of the photos I took of the girls sampling the milk chocolate bunnies Palmer sent us for review:

I am so grateful that the folks at Palmer sent along two of each of their milk chocolate bunnies and peanut butter bunny bites, as they saved me from having to hear the girls fight over who gets which bunny.  I will not lie -- even though I let the girls sample the Palmer Peanut Butter Bunny Bites, I ended up hiding the two bags for a late night treat for myself. :-)  If you are a fan of chocolate peanut butter candy, then you will love these egg shaped chocolates, filled with rich, creamy peanut butter.  The peanut butter is so good, it sticks to the roof of your mouth, as the milk chocolate melts in your mouth.  Mmm, I am getting hungry just thinking about these bunny bites.  If only I had more.  Hmm, I guess I will be heading to the store this weekend to pick up a new stash of them, to enjoy during "me time." :-)

Out of all the samples sent for review, I have to say our favorite Palmer bunny still remains the Baby Binks.  Can you believe that this chocolate bunny was one of the first hollow bunnies to be made in 1948 by the R. M. Palmer Company?  It is great to see it in their annual line of Easter products each year.  I can't help but pick up a few for myself and my Dad to enjoy, as it brings back memories of when I was a child and we would sit together on the couch, while my mother prepared Easter dinner, and my brothers were playing video games.  My dad would unwrap our Baby Binks bunnies, and we would see who could eat it first.  Little did I know that my father always let me win, as he liked to savor each bite of this delicious milk chocolate candy.  Now that I am older and wiser, I can't help but take my time and enjoy each bite, as I sit on the couch with my girls and Dad. :-)
So, as you head out to the stores in these final weeks leading up to Easter, why not make a point to check out the fun selection of Palmer milk chocolate character bunnies, as well as their other Easter themed candies?  This is one brand you grew up enjoying, that hasn't changed in all these years.  Your children will enjoy the same great taste of Palmer's milk chocolate that you did as a child, and still do today. :-)  And, make sure to pick up a milk chocolate bunny for yourself, as you will find yourself craving one once you see your children nibbling away at the bunny ears. :-)

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You can find Palmer products at your favorite local retailer, as well as through online retailers like Amazon.com. Palmer also have a store locator on their page, to help you find a retailer near you who carries their product line, making shopping for your Easter candy needs that much easier -- http://www.rmpalmer.com/where-to-buy-easter-candy/?location=.

Disclosure: I was sent samples from the R. M. Palmer Company, in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.