The 10 Worst Easter Candies, Ranked

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Easter is an exciting time of year for chocolate and candy lovers, but those sugar-fueled thrills can quickly turn into disappointment if your basket is filled to the brim with Cadbury Creme Eggs and pastel-colored candy corn.

According to CandyStore.com, Creme Eggs are the absolute worst Easter confection, followed closely by "Bunny Corn." The online candy retailer's list of the 10 most disappointing Easter treats is based on the results of a survey taken by 23,000 customers.

Creme Eggs used to be a real crowd-pleaser, but a lot of people were upset when Cadbury swapped the Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate shell for a "standard chocolate mix" back in 2015, following the company's acquisition by Kraft. Others complained about the goopy filling, while some pointed to the egg's poor ergonomic design.

One customer wrote, "The flavor is not horrific, though not good either, but it's just a total mess. There's no good way to hold it." Another commented, "My sister loved these as a kid. My mom made her eat them with a knife and fork because they made such a mess."

As for the Bunny Corn, well, that's pretty self-explanatory. People either love or hate candy corn, regardless of whether it's being marketed as Cupid Corn for Valentine's Day, Reindeer Corn for Christmas, or Freedom Corn for the 4th of July. "Here we go again, candy corn changes some colors and we're supposed to forget they're nasty," one customer wrote.

Marshmallow Peeps—yet another divisive sweet—are the third most hated Easter candy. (But if you're a marshmallow advocate, you can make a small charitable donation by April 8 for a chance to win a tour of the Peeps factory, as well as $250 to spend on your fill of sugary chicks and bunnies.)

Check out the 10 worst Easter candies below, and visit CandyStore.com to see more hilarious comments from customers.

  1. Cadbury Creme Eggs
  1. Bunny Corn
  1. Peeps
  1. Chicks & Rabbits
  1. Solid Chocolate Bunnies
  1. Jelly Beans (Generic)
  1. Chocolate Crosses
  1. Carrot Cake Hershey Kisses
  1. Jordan Almonds
  1. Fluffy Stuff Cotton Tails

The WORST Easter Candy by CandyStore.comSource: CandyStore.com

Looking to Downsize? You Can Buy a 5-Room DIY Cabin on Amazon for Less Than $33,000

Five rooms of one's own.
Five rooms of one's own.
Allwood/Amazon

If you’ve already mastered DIY houses for birds and dogs, maybe it’s time you built one for yourself.

As Simplemost reports, there are a number of house kits that you can order on Amazon, and the Allwood Avalon Cabin Kit is one of the quaintest—and, at $32,990, most affordable—options. The 540-square-foot structure has enough space for a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom, and a sitting room—and there’s an additional 218-square-foot loft with the potential to be the coziest reading nook of all time.

You can opt for three larger rooms if you're willing to skip the kitchen and bathroom.Allwood/Amazon

The construction process might not be a great idea for someone who’s never picked up a hammer, but you don’t need an architectural degree to tackle it. Step-by-step instructions and all materials are included, so it’s a little like a high-level IKEA project. According to the Amazon listing, it takes two adults about a week to complete. Since the Nordic wood walls are reinforced with steel rods, the house can withstand winds up to 120 mph, and you can pay an extra $1000 to upgrade from double-glass windows and doors to triple-glass for added fortification.

Sadly, the cool ceiling lamp is not included.Allwood/Amazon

Though everything you need for the shell of the house comes in the kit, you will need to purchase whatever goes inside it: toilet, shower, sink, stove, insulation, and all other furnishings. You can also customize the blueprint to fit your own plans for the space; maybe, for example, you’re going to use the house as a small event venue, and you’d rather have two or three large, airy rooms and no kitchen or bedroom.

Intrigued? Find out more here.

[h/t Simplemost]

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More Than 38,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Has Been Recalled

Beef-ware.
Beef-ware.
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Your lettuce-based summer salads are safe for the moment, but there are other products you should be careful about using these days: Certain brands of hand sanitizer, for example, have been recalled for containing methanol. And as Real Simple reports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) recently recalled 38,406 pounds of ground beef.

When JBS Food Canada ULC shipped the beef over the border from its plant in Alberta, Canada, it somehow skirted the import reinspection process, so FSIS never verified that it met U.S. food safety standards. In other words, we don’t know if there’s anything wrong with it—and no reports of illness have been tied to it so far—but eating unapproved beef is simply not worth the risk.

The beef entered the country on July 13 as raw, frozen, boneless head meat products, and Balter Meat Company processed it into 80-pound boxes of ground beef. It was sent to holding locations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina before heading to retailers that may not be specific to those four states. According to a press release, FSIS will post the list of retailers on its website after it confirms them.

In the meantime, it’s up to consumers to toss any ground beef with labels that match those here [PDF]. Keep an eye out for lot codes 2020A and 2030A, establishment number 11126, and use-or-freeze-by dates August 9 and August 10.

[h/t Real Simple]