When I ate a lot more candy as an adult, and of course, my candy eating throughout my childhood, I could get swayed by Halloween candy. Easter candy offered a lot of items that had no appeal then, and especially now.
Marshmallow Peeps, chocolate rabbits, even the chocolate eggs weren't that relevant. Yes, I did eat a chocolate bunny or two as a child, mostly for the shock value. But I certainly have more fun candy memories than any Easter I remember.
Clearly in the minority on Easter candy since the store shelves have been filled with Easter candy since the last holiday (Valentine's Day).
With Halloween, you get to forage for candy, hitting the good houses. Even when you got a less-than-ideal treat, you thought of friends with whom you could trade for something better. And with Halloween, you got a nice variety of the current candy scene.
With Easter, you get holiday-geared candy. The candy comes via the Easter Bunny, who always seemed less plausible than Santa Claus. The fake grass in the Easter basket couldn't hold up to even the lamest plastic orange jack o'lantern. Eating a bunny's head — yeah, that's nice — but the fun only last seconds afterward.
But if you are one of the millions who salivate over Easter candy, have fun with your bounty. Be joyful with your joy of candy. If you think you have too much Easter candy, chocolate bunnies freeze well. Marshmallow Peeps may not keep as long as Twinkies, though you should be able to enjoy them throughout all of spring and even part of the summer.
Share some of your Easter candy to someone who doesn't have enough or for those who don't celebrate Easter. But enjoy what you keep. After all, Easter comes once a year.