This Is Your Favorite Easter Candy, According to Your Zodiac Sign
Take a peep at your favorite Easter candy, based on your sun sign
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Spring is in swing, which means it’s almost Easter. And what is Easter if not an excuse to indulge in decadent chocolates, sweet marshmallows and fruity treats? Chomping the ears off of a candy bunny is practically an Easter tradition. As you browse the goods lining drugstore and supermarket aisles, you might feel particularly drawn to some Easter candy options over others—and the reason could be written in the stars.
Many people believe that certain aspects of our lives—everything from our personality to our ideal dog breed—are influenced by our zodiac sign. But something we often overlook is how the zodiac influences flavor palette and food choices. “Your sense of taste is heavily governed by the planet that rules your zodiac sign,” says Megan Rose, a spiritual advisor, intuitive tarot card reader and author of Glamour magazine’s Tarotscopes column. Aries might gravitate toward meat and calcium-dense foods like leafy greens, for instance, while Cancer prefers milk, shellfish and sweets. Easter candy is no different; each sign of the Zodiac has its own preference for the treats that sweeten up its Easter basket.
Whether you’re looking to fill adult Easter baskets, get Easter basket ideas for kids and teens or find the perfect Easter basket stuffers for a special someone, we’ve got you covered with an Easter-themed guide to your favorite candy, according to your zodiac sign. And, if you’re in a pinch and need a last-minute gift idea, you can snag these candies from these stores that are open on Easter.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Favorite Easter candy: Milk chocolate bunny
“As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries represents our inner child,” says Rose. If you were born under this sign, candy that comes with a side of nostalgia is sure to bring a smile to your face. While you have plenty of options to choose from, most Aries can’t pass up a milk chocolate Easter bunny sitting center stage in their Easter baskets. Let’s hope the Easter bunny leave this in Aries’ basket this year.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
Favorite Easter candy: Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs
When it comes to sweets, people born under this earth sign can be “super indulgent,” says astrologist Lisa Stardust. Taurus is also a traditionalist, making classic Easter candy options like malted milk chocolate a must-have. “The sweet malt flavor of Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs is sure to bring delight to your Venus-ruled palette,” says Rose. Display them in jars as part of your Easter tablescape, and if you didn’t buy premade Easter baskets this year, tuck them into goodie bags you create yourself.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
Favorite Easter candy: Jelly beans
“Geminis are ruled by Mercury and can be described as overactive thinkers,” says Rose. With that in mind, she suggests jelly beans “to keep them stimulated throughout the day as they pick, test, and eventually choose their favorites—before choosing a new favorite an hour later.” Jelly beans come in a variety of flavors; the classic variety is always a good idea, though you can throw in some sour jelly beans to keep your palette busy.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
Favorite Easter candy: Cadbury Mini Eggs
“Cancers are ruled by the moon and are said to embody mother energy,” says Rose. An egg-themed Easter candy, which symbolizes motherhood, is a great choice for those born under this sign. “Milk chocolate is sure to be a hit with these water signs, and the size of the Cadbury Mini Eggs will catapult their sensitive hearts straight into heaven,” she adds. These Easter quotes will do much of the same.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
Favorite Easter candy: Starburst Jelly Beans
Like Geminis, Leos are jelly bean lovers, but don’t hand them the basics. Bold, outgoing and the star of the party, Leos prefer something as special as they are. Make their Easter wishes come true by tucking some Starburst jelly beans into their baskets. “Leos are competitive by nature, and they’ll fight you on why the Starburst jelly beans are the best candy in their basket,” says Rose. “When you line up each of the Easter candies, make sure you put the deniable crowd favorite into Leo’s paw,” she adds.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
Favorite Easter candy: Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs
Virgos are all about keeping things in order—especially on holidays. So it should come as no surprise that people born under this sign prefer a candy that’s neatly and individually wrapped for their enjoyment, like Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. Your best bet for serving this candy? “Sticking [them] in the freezer so Virgos can eat them neatly without getting any melted peanut butter on their hands,” says Rose.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
Favorite Easter candy: Jordan almonds
Libras are ruled by Venus, which means they are all about aesthetics and prefer a candy—such as Jordan almonds—that is almost too pretty to eat. “They are much more concerned with the pastel coloring on their Jordan almonds than the taste,” says Rose. “Don’t be surprised if you see Libra decorating their home with glass apothecary jars full of these colorful, coated nuts.” If that sounds right up your alley, we have another idea for you: Go wild and match your Easter nails to the candy’s gorgeous colors.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Favorite Easter candy: Cadbury Creme Egg
Sweet-toothed Scorpio is no stranger to sugary treats. “They’ll opt for a decadent chocolate treat that’s super rich and creamy,” says Stardust. And the richest, creamiest, ooey-gooiest Easter treat is undoubtedly the iconic Cadbury Creme Egg. Pro tip: Give your favorite Scorpio a treat by hiding Creme Eggs for this year’s egg hunt. Easter games have never been tastier!
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
Favorite Easter candy: Peeps
If you aren’t one of those people who hate Peeps, you might be a Sagittarius (or have a lot of Sagittarius in your birth chart). This sign’s ruling planet is Jupiter, which just so happens to rule over sweet and yellow foods too. This makes Peeps perfect for these fiery centaurs. “Those sometimes-brash Sagittarius tongues could use a little sweetening up this holiday season, and what better way than with a yellow chick made out of marshmallow?” says Rose.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Favorite Easter candy: M&M’s
Capricorns don’t like to be surprised, so Rose recommends giving them tried-and-true candies, like a bag full of Easter-colored M&M’s. Everyone loves the mix of purple, pink and yellow m&ms. “There are very few things that hit the spot like a handful of M&M’s, and Capricorns are quite the same,” Rose says. “You keep them both around for a reason.” Bonus: They make fun (and edible) chips for all those Easter bingo games the kids will be playing.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
Favorite Easter candy: White chocolate cross
Aquarians are water-bearers, and while they like to be a little different, they’re still open to tradition. “They never shy away from keeping an open mind to each holiday’s origin story,” says Rose. “Aquarius will love the rebellious feeling of choosing something less commercial this holiday season and still feeling cultured and worldly while they gorge.” A white chocolate cross hits just the right mark, and it’d make a sweet gift addition to one of these printable Easter cards.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
Favorite Easter candy: Cadbury Caramel Egg
“Sweet Pisces would choose the candy oozing with as much softness as they [have],” says Rose. With a thin, chocolate shell around a gooey caramel center, Cadbury’s Caramel Eggs are, she says, “a true depiction of the Pisces’ heart.”
- Lisa Stardust, astrologer
- Megan Rose, spiritual advisor, intuitive tarot card reader and author of Glamour magazine’s Tarotscopes column