Pros: Great for pi?atas or goodie bags, cool eyeball design on foil, tasty chocolate.
Cons: Peeling off the foil can be a royal pain.
I really wish R. M. Palmer was traded on the stock market because I would buy as many shares as possible. Why? I buy a hell of a lot of their products so I would be ensuring that the stock value would remain high. Palmer makes a lot of really cool seasonal items but they also have day to day chocolates and treats. They have licensed items for NASCAR, Pixar, Disney Princess, Spiderman and even Winnie The Pooh. Even though some people might say that Palmer chocolate is one step away from generic candy I have to disagree. I have eaten a lot of chocolate and the Palmer brand isn't bad at all. It isnt Godiva but then again so few can compete with that upper echelon of chocolate.
Palmer Chocolate Creepy Peepers Solid Chocolate Eyeballs
Palmer calls these "chocolate filled" eyeballs and that is a little misleading. From the name of it you might think that they are filled with a liquid chocolate but they aren't, it is a solid might chocolate ball. The caramel version is the one that is filled with a semi-soft center but even that isn't what I would consider a "soft" center, gooey would probably be a better word. Since there are so many varieties of these when Halloween rolls around make sure that you read the bag closely so you know exactly what you are getting. The image shown here is incorrect, that's the peanut butter filled ones and even though they are just as tasty, they aren't the same product.
Palmer makes a couple different types of eyeball themed candy; the Double Crisp is the same as this only it has a Nestle Crunch bar taste to it and the caramel filled ones are really nice but after a few of them they start to taste really sweet. You can also get an assortment mix of the different Peepers but these are usually the ones that sell out first. Since they are a seasonal item you are only going to be able to find them from about mid September until Halloween, after that they are on clearance and go extremely fast. If you are going to stock up on them when they are on sale make sure you store them in a cool dry place or you will end up with some really, really creepy looking chocolate peepers.
Wal-Mart usually has the best assortment of Palmer chocolates and at the lowest prices; Party City also carries Palmer products but their prices can't come close to what Wal-Mart can offer. The ten ounce bags usually sell for about two dollars but if you are just buying them for the chocolate you can get them half off after Halloween providing that they have any left. Since Wal-Mart usually orders way to much of everything you can usually find a few bags scattered around the seasonal aisles. You can buy these in larger quantities if you need more but you will have to order them online or hit your local candy wholesale store for anything larger than the ten ounce bag.
About the only negative to this is that peeling the foil off them can be a real pain. These aren't as small as the eyeball chocolates that come in the small assortment bags [those are almost impossible to free from the foil] and they are a little less than an inch wide but getting the foil started to peel it off is tough. Well, you could say that since they are a seasonal item and not available year round that could be a con but you can't celebrate Halloween everyday unless you live some place cool like Halloween Town. If you want something that is inexpensive but still had a good milk chocolate taste to it, these Creepy Peepers are a good pick.
The Bottom Line
These are a great item to stock up on if you are planning a p[arty or are going to have a pi?ata; I wouldnt suggest handing these out as trick or treat fodder because they aren't exactly safety sealed and most parents that screen their children's candy will pitch them rather than take a chance on them. These do have a long shelf life so if you want to stock up on them when they are on sale you can save them up for summer parties but using them for the following Halloween is definitely pushing it.
As always, thanks for the visit
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Please note, the image shown here is incorrect. That is the peanut butter filled eyeballs, not the milk chocolate ones.