For those who know me well, my love of Easter candy knows no bounds.
I have oft declared that Easter candy is, hands down, the best holiday candy in existence, and I have yet to be proven wrong. Of course, an opinion is kind of hard to prove wrong, but I digress…
This year, instead of gorging myself at every opportunity on my favorite Easter candies (a.k.a. The Holy Trinity of Easter Candy — Cadbury cream eggs, Reese’s peanut butter eggs and Cadbury Mini Eggs), I held myself back in an effort to stick to my latest attempt at a healthier lifestyle.
While I did sneak a few Cadbury eggs and a bag or two of the mini eggs in the last few months, overall I’ve done well avoiding my usual spring candy binge.
However, today was the real test of my resolve.
Today, the Monday after Easter Sunday, is the day when all that beautiful, delicious Easter candy goes on sale for half price.
Did I resist? Did I steel my resolve and venture nowhere near a store that might possibly be selling candy?
No. No, I did not.
My plan was to buy a bunch and stockpile it so that I could partake of Easter candy goodness for a few more months, but alas, it was not to be.
The word must have gotten out in the past few years because at every store I went to (yes, I went to more than one. Sad, isn’t it?) the shelves were depressingly depleted. Although there were still plenty of candies to choose from, my favorites were gone.
I guess I should be thankful. My diet remains intact, and the only bunny-related food I’ve had today has been carrots. But still, a part of me remains bitter, as bitter as the darkest of dark chocolates.
I guess I’ll just have to wait until next year.