EGGS-ACTING TASTE TEST
Panel passes judgment on Easter treats
A telltale sign of spring — along with sugar shacks, taxes and gaping potholes — is the presence of chocolate eggs and bunnies at your local drugstore or supermarket.
While some Easter treats, like Mini Eggs, have started popping up year-round, most of the cheap finds remain strictly seasonal. So, this being Easter weekend, which ones deserve your cash and taste buds?
A team of chocophiles assembled to judge five Easter egg treats. On the panel: comedian (and new dad) Mike Paterson; Céline Carbonneau, pastry chef and owner of Montreal bakery; Aphrodite Salas, the resident foodie at CTV Montreal who hosts and produces the Weekend Bite segment; Clara Riga, a student and our appointed “voice of the youth.”
And there’s me, a morning radio producer who grew up in a bicultural household, noshing on Easter bunnies and chocolate matzo.
Let’s unwrap the foil and begin!
The panellists hard at work and high on sugar include: radio producer Sarah Deshaies, from left, comedian Mike Paterson, pastry chef Céline Carbonneau, Aphrodite Salas, TV host, and appointed “voice of the youth” Clara Riga.
The Easter haul used for the test included sugary childhood favourites, more gourmet offerings and “a rectangle with an egg sticking out of it.”