We call them candies, sweets, confectionaries, bonbons, etc. There are hundreds of variations of them all over the world! What usually comes into mind when we hear these terms? Of course, who can forget the candy blockbusters—M&M's and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, right? How about candies that start with E? Can you think of one on top of your head?
Not that easy, right? That is because there are very few candies that start with E out there. So we compiled a list of them here for your reference. Some of them you might already have the pleasure of enjoying, like Eclairs and English Toffee, which are the most common on the list. You might not know much about most of them, but don't worry! This article will tell you what they are, where they come from, and where you can buy them!
1. Eclair candies
Cadbury, a company from Birmingham, England, manufactures these delicious candies. People love these treats made with Cadbury milk chocolate coated in chewy golden caramel. The combo is just irresistibly decadent! You can purchase Eclairs in the US, Africa, Australia, and Asian countries. There are several flavor variations that you can try, like their Éclair Orange Twist, Hazelnut Twist, and Velvets Coffee. Yum!
2. Eggnog truffles
Who has not experienced the utter extravagance of truffles? Confectioners make these French spherical treats with chocolate-crusted ganache surrounded by cocoa powder, nuts, or coconut flakes. This version simply swaps the chocolate center with a rich and creamy eggnog mixture and uses a white chocolate shell instead. Since eggnog is a Christmas cocktail, you can find these candies during the fall and winter seasons.
3. Edinburgh rock
This Scottish favorite is a variant of the usual rock candies. You can make these candies using a semi-hard crumbly mixture of sugar, water, and cream of tartar. Alexander Ferguson invented these candies in the 19th century and established his candy business in Edinburg, thus the name. With their fruity flavor, pastel color, and melt-in-your-mouth texture, people scrambled to get a taste of them, making Alexander one rich man!
4. Eye poppers
Marketed as "mega sour bubble gums," these candies are incredibly sour! You can buy them in single packs with four tongue-tingling balls of orange, red, green, and yellow. A Dutch company called Zed makes these candies.
5. English toffee
Though toffee is indeed said to be of British origin, the confection that we know and enjoy today is an American variation of the original, also called buttercrunch. Traditional English Toffee is buttery and usually mixed with roasted nuts and coated with chocolate. The Heath Bar is the most popular brand of this triple delight.
6. Everlasting gobstopper
The history of this confection is as colorful as the candy itself! You might have first heard of these rock-hard multi-colored candies in the famous musical fantasy Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. However, it was not until 1976 that a Chicago candy company named Breaker Confections made it into an actual thing! Interesting right? It is a fun candy to suck on, anticipating seeing what color the next layer will be!
7. Eclipse mints
The Wrigley Company introduced this candy in 1999 under the effective marketing slogan of "giving you powerful fresh breath." The sugar-free, bubble gum version of this candy received approval from the American Dental Association due to its effectiveness and long-lasting effect. You can buy them in different flavors such as spearmint, black Chill, peppermint, and winterfrost. They also have fruity versions like orange, cinnamon, and blackcurrant.
8. Easter egg candy
These egg-shaped goodies wrapped in colorful foils are sold year-round but are in demand during the spring season, particularly Easter week. There are numerous Easter egg candy brands in the market, but the top two would be Reese's Egg and Cadbury Crème Eggs. Of course, Reese's version is made of chocolate-coated peanut butter filling, while Cadbury's has a hard chocolate shell with a sweet fondant-like white and yellow filling inside. Other popular varieties are Starburst's Easter Jelly Beans and Peep's Marshmallow Chicks.
These Japanese throat candies are commonly known as lozenges. They are small and round candies made of fruit purees and low dosages of vitamins A, C, and D. They are packed in cute round containers and come in various fruit flavors like juicy grape, Kumamoto Strawberry, fresh lemon, green apple, Aomori Shiny Apple, and Rose & Mango Flavor.
10. Elderberry gummies
Made of highly nutritious elderberries, these sweet treats are one of the healthiest candies you can enjoy. Elderberries are antioxidant-rich and are full of immune-boosting vitamins and minerals that are good for the body! Imagine getting all that in a candy form- even your kids won't be able to resist them! There is also a hard candy drop version of this berry manufactured by Chesebro's Confections which is also advertised for its numerous health benefits. Take note, though, that too much of a good thing is never good!
I am sure that there are so many more candies that start with E out there that we have not discovered yet! Like any other type of food, candies also have exciting origins and various roots! As they say, candy is life's way of making up for Mondays, so check out my list of yummy candies to enjoy some homemade treats!