View from the hill!

View from the hill!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

“Brighten your Easter parade”

We all know the jingle…..

Here’s a treat that is sunny For your Easter bunny, The creamiest candy that’s
made. Mary Sue Easter eggs, Mary Sue Easter eggs, Brighten you Easter parade.We
have those Easter eggs, Mary Sue Easter eggs, People are making the switch.
Cause’ using pure butter Makes Mary Sue better, And you never had it so
rich.Mary Sue Easter eggs, They’re the best Easter eggs Honey your money can
buy. So sweet and delicious, So rich and nutritious, Give Mary Sue Candies a
try.Brighten your Easter parade Try Mary Sue Candies Today!

But have you ever eaten a Mary Sue Easter Egg? Most Bawlmoreans would answer an enthusiastic yes to this, but surprisingly neither Michelle nor I had ever tried the famous Baltimore Mary Sue Easter Egg. I think this is due to our Mom’s slight obsession with Rheb’s Easter eggs (more to come on this in a later post!). But the extent of our Mary Sue knowledge was that the 32 foot pink bunny we drive past on the Jones Falls expressway proudly bears the Mary Sue logo.

The company was founded in 1948 and currently has a plant on Caton Avenue. Although the plant doesn’t have a candy store attached several locations throughout the area sell this Baltimore tradition. After a bit of a search, we found the 12oz Pecan Nougat Egg at Mars in Timonium. The egg was huge…enough to share with the entire family tonight after our Easter dinner. Grandmom and Grandad had stories of opening their Mary Sue Eggs on Easter morning many years ago and the youngest members of the family who were trying the eggs for the first time could not get enough. Although I don’t think Mary Sue eggs will ever replace the Rheb’s eggs in this house, they were certainly a taste of old Baltimore tradition.

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