Easter Week 2014: Twenty Fun Flavors of Russell Stover’s Chocolate Eggs!

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For today’s entry in our Easter Week coverage, I wanted to continue our CollectingCandy.com tradition and look at the full variety of Russell Stover’s seasonal offerings.  In the last year I’ve had great fun featuring Russell Stover’s Halloween Pumpkins, Christmas Santas and most recently their Valentine’s Hearts – so it’s great to be able to round out the candy holidays by taking a detailed look at their variety of Easter chocolate eggs!

Russell Stover has been in the seasonal candy business for generations and in the last decade or so they’ve developed a great tradition of variety for their shelf-sized holiday offerings.  My quick count of flavors for their Easter chocolate eggs this year comes to twenty and even though I was seeing them as I got them, I found the final flavor tally surprising.

Before I get to showcasing all the flavors available today, I wanted to look back at a few vintage Russell Stover Easter items in my collection.

Jumping back to the 1970’s, I’ve got a trio of Russell Stover’s Easter egg foil wrappers.  I can’t say for sure how many variety of chocolate egg flavors that Russell Stover put out in the 1970’s – but I can say that these next three have withstood the test of time and remain even in the contemporary flavor assortment.  Here they are:

Russell Stover - Milk Chocolate Vanilla Cream Egg - 1 1/4 oz Easter candy foil wrapper - 1970's

Russell Stover – Milk Chocolate Vanilla Cream Egg – 1 1/4 oz Easter candy foil wrapper – 1970’s

Russell Stover - Dark Chocolate Maple Cream Egg - 1 1/4 oz Easter candy foil wrapper - 1970's

Russell Stover – Dark Chocolate Maple Cream Egg – 1 1/4 oz Easter candy foil wrapper – 1970’s

Russell Stover - Dark Chocolate Coconut Cream Egg - 1 1/4 oz Easter candy foil wrapper - 1970's

Russell Stover – Dark Chocolate Coconut Cream Egg – 1 1/4 oz Easter candy foil wrapper – 1970’s

It’s neat to see how the packaging has changed over the years and you’ll be seeing the modern versions of those three further down in today’s post.

Next up are a pair of Russell Stover Easter wrappers from the 1990’s – though neither one is for their seasonal egg releases.

Russell Stover - Caramel Rabbit - 1 3_8 oz Easter candy wrapper package - 1999

Russell Stover – Caramel Rabbit – 1 5/8 oz Easter candy wrapper package – 1999

This next wrapper is for a hand-decorated chocolate-covered marshmallow bunny.  Russell Stover still makes a similar product but I can’t recall if the current version had any decorations.

Russell Stover - Vanilla Marshmallow chocolate bunny - hand decorated - 2 oz Easter candy package wrapper - 1999

Russell Stover – Vanilla Marshmallow chocolate bunny – hand decorated – 2 oz Easter candy package wrapper – 1999

This brings us up to the 2000’s and to the topic at hand: Russell Stover’s chocolate eggs.  Here’s a recently-vintaged wrapper from 2007.  I include it as it is very similar to what we have today but even it shows evidence of the changes that have occurred since:

Russell Stover Candies - Peanut Butter Egg in milk chocolate - 1 oz Easter candy package wrapper - 2007

Russell Stover Candies – Peanut Butter Egg in milk chocolate – 1 oz Easter candy package wrapper – 2007

Here’s a side-by-side with the current version of the same flavor:

Russell Stover - Peanut Butter Egg in milk chocolate - side-by-side comparison - 2007 and 2014

Russell Stover – Peanut Butter Egg in milk chocolate – side-by-side comparison – 2007 and 2014

Now that you’ve seen a bit of Russell Stover egg history as well as some of their other past Easter product line, lets get to the modern eggs in all their flavors!  The biggest things to note for the modern assortment have to be the cookie dough and cake-flavors, as there are a few.  Here we go:

Russell Stover - Egg - Caramel Egg in milk chocolate - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Caramel Egg in milk chocolate – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg - Birthday Cake Egg - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Birthday Cake Egg – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg - Brownie Egg - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Brownie Egg – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg - Carrot Cake Egg in white chocolate - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Carrot Cake Egg in white chocolate – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg - Chocolate Marshmallow Egg in milk chocolate - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Chocolate Marshmallow Egg in milk chocolate – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg - Coconut & Almond Egg in milk chocolate - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Coconut & Almond Egg in milk chocolate – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg - Coconut Cream Egg in dark chocolate - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Coconut Cream Egg in dark chocolate – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg - Cookie Dough Egg covered in milk chocolate - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Cookie Dough Egg covered in milk chocolate – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg - Crunchy Peanut Butter Egg covered in milk chocolate - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Crunchy Peanut Butter Egg covered in milk chocolate – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg - Dark Chocolate & Marshmallow Egg - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Dark Chocolate & Marshmallow Egg – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg - Maple Cream Egg covered in dark chocolate - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Maple Cream Egg covered in dark chocolate – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg - Marshmallow & Caramel Egg in milk chocolate - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Marshmallow & Caramel Egg in milk chocolate – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg - Marshmallow Egg in milk chocolate - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Marshmallow Egg in milk chocolate – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg - Peanut Butter Egg covered in milk chocolate - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Peanut Butter Egg covered in milk chocolate – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg - Raspberry Whip Egg in dark chocolate - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Raspberry Whip Egg in dark chocolate – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg - Red Velvet Egg covered in dark chocolate - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Red Velvet Egg covered in dark chocolate – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg - Strawberry Cream Egg in milk chocolate - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Strawberry Cream Egg in milk chocolate – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg - Truffle Egg in milk chocolate - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Truffle Egg in milk chocolate – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg - Vanilla Cream Egg in milk chocolate - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Vanilla Cream Egg in milk chocolate – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

This next one, the wedding cake flavor, might be my favorite among them all.

Russell Stover - Egg - Wedding Cake Egg in white chocolate - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Wedding Cake Egg in white chocolate – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

That’s all twenty flavor varieties, but I’ve got a few more wrapper variations to share for the Big Bite and Sugar-Free versions.

Russell Stover - Egg - Sugar Free Marshmallow Egg covered in chocolate candy - 1oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg – Sugar Free Marshmallow Egg covered in chocolate candy – 1oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg Big Bite - Dark Chocolate Pecan Delight Egg - 2 oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg Big Bite – Dark Chocolate Pecan Delight Egg – 2 oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Egg Big Bite - Pecan Delight Egg in milk chocolate - 2 oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Egg Big Bite – Pecan Delight Egg in milk chocolate – 2 oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

It’s a pretty dazzling array of chocolate eggs that Russell Stover puts out these days, and while that’s impressive, it is only a portion of their Easter seasonal output.  Here are a select few other Russell Stover pieces I picked up this year:

Russell Stover - Big Bunny - Chocolate Marshmallow in milk chocolate - 2oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Big Bunny – Chocolate Marshmallow in milk chocolate – 2oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Big Bunny - Marshmallow Rabbit - 2oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Big Bunny – Marshmallow Rabbit – 2oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Big Bunny - Sugar Free Marshmallow Bunny - 1.75oz Easter candy wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Big Bunny – Sugar Free Marshmallow Bunny – 1.75oz Easter candy wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Iddy Biddy Bunnies - 1 oz Easter candy package - March 2014

Russell Stover – Iddy Biddy Bunnies – 1 oz Easter candy package – March 2014

Russell STover - Pectin Jelly Beans - 1_5 oz Easter candy package - March 2014

Russell STover – Pectin Jelly Beans – 1.5 oz Easter candy package – March 2014

Finally, these “Nest” offerings were available exclusively from Russell Stover online this year:

Russell STover - Butter Bon Coconut Nest - 2oz Easter candy package photo - March 2014

Russell STover – Butter Bon Coconut Nest – 2oz Easter candy package photo – March 2014

Russell Stover - Butter Bon Coconut Nest - 2oz Easter candy package wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Butter Bon Coconut Nest – 2oz Easter candy package wrapper – March 2014

Russell Stover - Coconut Nest - 2oz Easter candy package wrapper - March 2014

Russell Stover – Coconut Nest – 2oz Easter candy package wrapper – March 2014

And that’s everything for today’s Easter Week entry.  I’m a bit sad to wrap this one up and in so doing come to the end of a year filled with Russell Stover holiday releases.  Next year I wonder if we’ll see a return of these or if we’ll be greeted with new designs and flavors. Hopefully it’ll be a mix of both.  For now I’ll just go back and enjoy one final Russell Stover Wedding Cake Egg before the weekend is done.

See you next time!

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About Jason Liebig

A New York City based writer, editor and sometimes actor. After spending much of the 1990′s in the comic book business helping tell the stories of Marvel Comics’ X-Men as series editor, he has since split his time between developing his own entertainment properties while still consulting and working on others.

Having been described as “the Indiana Jones of lost and forgotten candy”, Jason is one of the country’s premier candy collectors and historians with his discoveries appearing in countless blogs, magazines, newspaper articles, and books.

Always happy to share his knowledge and unique perspectives on this colorful part of our popular culture, Jason has consulted with New York’s Museum of Food and Drink and has also been a featured guest on Food Network’s Heavyweights, France’s M6 Capital, and New York’s TheActionRoom.com.

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