Time to vote in finals of “Easter Candy Basket Bracket Showdown Throwdown 2013″…

March 30, 2013 | Glenn Clark

If you listened to Friday’s edition of “The Reality Check” on AM1570 WNST.net (and I’ll assume you did, I mean, what else would you have been doing?), you’ll know that in honor of the “Sweet 16”, we had a sweeter edition of the program. (See what I did there?)

In fact, the Zone Superstore Studios looked like this at one point…

I’m aware that Box Hill Pizzeria crab cakes aren’t an Easter candy, but they might as well be-right?

We put together our first ever “Easter Candy Basket Bracket Throwdown Showdown 2013” during the course of the afternoon. There was heated debate, but via social media (Facebook/Twitter) and radio, we were able to dwindle the group of 16 all the way down to the semifinals.

The semifinal round pleased me, as my votes were ultimately the winners.

Our championship round is now set. We need you to vote now!

Cadbury Creme Egg vs. Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

You know how I feel about this particular sight…

The Creme Egg has narrowly advanced in each round, by no means have they been the “Louisville” of our bracket.

There has been a vocal minority that has suggested the inclusion of Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs is unfair because the candy is essentially no different than a traditional Peanut Butter Cup. To them I say simply, “you’re right” and you have every ability to vote accordingly.

My vote will be with the PBE’s, and I counter your point with the following point…

…and also with the fact that I’ll assume there’s more peanut butter egg than blood in your body at this point.

Your championship round is set. Please chime in with your votes. We’ll announce the winner Tuesday at 3pm just before the Orioles’ season opener against the Tampa Bay Rays. I would encourage you to stop by your neighborhood Royal Farms store and indulge in your own favorite Easter candy.

Semifinals recap:
#1 Cadbury Creme Eggs def. #4 Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
#3 Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs def. #7 Mary Sue Easter Eggs

Quarterfinals recap:
#1 Cadbury Creme Eggs def. #9 Cadbury Mini Eggs
#7 Mary Sue Easter Eggs def. #2 Peeps
#3 Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs def. #6 Chocolate Bunnies
#4 Jelly Belly Jelly beans def. #5 Starburst Jelly Beans

First round recap:
#1 Cadbury Creme Eggs def. #16 Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans
#2 Peeps def. #15 Snickers Eggs
#3 Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs def. #14 “Carrot Style” Reese’s Pieces
#4 Jelly Belly Jelly Beans def. #13 Russell Stover Chocolate Marshmallow Egg
#5 Starburst Jelly Beans def. #12 Russell Stover Strawberry Cream Egg
#6 Chocolate Bunnies def. #11 Lindt Chocolate Carrots
#7 Mary Sue Easter Eggs def. #10 Willy Wonka Chocolate Golden Egg
#9 Cadbury Mini Eggs def. #8 Whoppers Robin’s Eggs