Candy eggs versus sugar eggs – is there a difference? {Handmade candy Easter eggs Australia}


Bonnie’s Cakes & Kandies is the home of traditional, handmade candy Easter eggs. Each year, I make thousands of eggs, entirely by hand from start to finish. Some people refer to candy eggs as ‘sugar eggs’. While candy eggs certainly do contain sugar, there is actually a big difference between candy eggs and sugar eggs!


Small sugar Easter egg by Bonnie’s Cakes & Kandies

Small sugar Easter egg by Bonnie’s Cakes & Kandies



One of the two main ways that candy eggs and sugar eggs differ is in their taste. A different process is involved in making these two types of eggs by hand. The result is a difference in look, a difference in texture, and probably most importantly – a difference in taste. Sugar eggs will dissolve in the mouth and generally have little taste, being mostly sugar. Think of it like one big, egg-shaped sugar cube!

Candy eggs on the other hand can be made in a range of beautiful flavours, and either crunched up for impatient eaters, or much more slowly dissolved in the mouth than a sugar egg for those who like to savour the flavour. (My signature candy Easter eggs are available in eight delicious flavours – you can read more about those here. My personal favourites are Devonshire Cream and Aniseed!)


The other main distinction between candy eggs and sugar eggs is in the way that they look. With different ingredients and a different process involved in their creation, it should come as no surprise that the two have a different appearance in their final form.

In the photographs below, you can see that the blue candy egg has a lovely, smooth finish, almost like a real eggshell. In the photo of the yellow sugar egg, you can actually see the grains of undissolved sugar which make up the egg!


Candy and sugar Easter eggs Australia

Handmade candy eggs verses sugar eggs – different in both look and in taste. Left: Small Candy Egg in blue/peppermint with a smooth finish and beautiful taste. Right: Small Sugar Egg in yellow – grains of sugar are visible due to different cooking processes | Bonnie’s Cakes & Kandies


While they are both pretty to look at, I can tell you without hesitation that I’d much rather eat a delicious candy egg than a sugar egg! If you didn’t know about the difference between candy eggs and sugar eggs, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and thank you for reading.

However you choose to celebrate today, and whether or not you’ll be enjoying one of my delicious candy eggs as part of your celebrations, here’s wishing you a wonderful Easter day!


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