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I know that it's not Easter yet, but I've already eaten my first Easter Egg!
I bought our little nephew a Cadbury's Buttons Easter Egg from Tesco, and they just happened to be on offer at 2 for £2. He doesn't need or want two Easter Eggs so I've scoffed the other one!
A Cadbury's Buttons Easter Egg is perfect for a toddler, our little nephew is nearly 4, and he loves Cadbury's Buttons. The egg is also quite small making it the perfect choice for a small child as they will end up getting so many Easter Eggs anyway.
The Easter Egg itself is (or perhaps I should say was...) wrapped in blue shiny foil with the Cadburys logo all over. The egg itself was a hollow Easter Egg made from lovely creamy Cadburys milk chocolate. It was made from fairly thin chocolate, and so perfect for a toddler or small child, and also easy enough to break into smaller pieces with just a gentle tap on the table. It was a fairly small egg (well a 'very' small egg for a chocoholic adult - but obviously the perfect size egg for a toddler) and the weight on the box was stated at 101g. The Easter Egg also came with a small pack of Cadbury's milk chocolate buttons.
I have to say both the egg and the small pack of buttons were delicious, they disappeared in just the one sitting, and no sharing occurred!
These are ideal as small inexpensive Easter Eggs for children, especially if you have a lot to buy. I would say that you can't really go wrong with these as most everyone likes Cadbury's Buttons.
My daughter received many Easter eggs this year and I'm sure they are going to last her a good few weeks. Today she started on her Cadburys dairy milk buttons egg.
One opening the box which is recyclable I can across the plastic packaging which also is recyclable. Inside it house the palm sized egg which felt quite weighty, anyone would have thought it was a solid egg. On breaking open the egg to make it into smaller sized pieces so my daughter wouldn't get into a total mess we stumbled into a clear plastic packaging housed inside the egg, which contain dairy milk buttons. The packet really was filled to the brim before being heat sealed.
The packet contains around 30 chocolate buttons which are a great size for small hands. My daughter seems to have so much fun eating these small treats.
The chocolate really didn't last long but I managed to nibble of a few buttons and pieces of the hollow egg.
The chocolate tasted just divine. I'm a total sucker when it comes to eating Cadburys dairy milk, and it will always leave me with the feeling of wanting more. If I didn't have any will power they egg would have been gone before my daughter even got one piece.
The chocolate itself has a lovely scent which you can instantly associate with Cadburys. When eating the chocolate I like to suck on it as I can then taste full flavour of this sweet smooth silk like feeling chocolate which slowly melts away in your mouth leaving you feeling refreshed and wanting more.
These eggs are priced around £1.50 but depending on where you purchase them from will also depend on the price.
This was a great egg to receive at Easter and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed the great taste of dairy milk. Rather than getting in a right mess with the chocolate she eaten ever little bit leaving nothing to clean up. Maybe this may have been because she had to gobble it up fast before mummy could nick any more.
Happy Easter dooyooers! It is Good Friday so it seemed the right time to review the first of my Easter Eggs this year, which admittedly I was given and completely demolished before Easter had even begun!
This Cadbury's Dairy Milk Buttons Egg is a classic that has been around in various forms for many, many years. It is easily recognised by the familiar purple Cadbury's cardboard box which allows a glimpse of the purple foil wrapped egg within. This year's box includes a picture of an owl on the back which children can colour in, which is a nice little bonus.
The box contains a medium sized chocolate egg which is in two halves. I like the eggs that come in two pieces as they are easier to eat without getting in a mess, and they also encourage you to stop at half the egg rather than eating the whole thing at once! The egg is very pretty as it has a picture of a cute easter chick and some flowers embossed on it, which makes it more interesting for children than plain eggs. Inside the egg is a clear cellophane bag filled with chocolate buttons.
The egg and buttons taste exactly as you would expect them too. I am not going to say that I found them to be amazing as I am not a huge fan of Dairy Milk and prefer the richer taste of Galaxy or the more luxurious taste of Lindt. However the chocolate is definitely passable and even if it does taste a bit cheap it will go down a treat with children.
The box contains nutritional information which is good as I find this is oddly lacking on many easter eggs. Half the egg contains 205 calories, 11.6 grams of fat and 21.9 grams of carbohydrate. Sugars and saturates aren't listed but I assume they are pretty high. The buttons packet contains 170 calories, 9.7 grams of fat and 18.4 grams of carbohydrates. Although these values are high, they are not excessive for an Easter egg and after all, Easter only comes once a year!
I would definitely recommend this egg for kids as it will appeal to them and it's not too large or indulgent. However as an adult I always hope for something a bit more luxurious and extravagant!
This egg costs only £1 from Asda which I think is a complete bargain and excellent if you have lots of children to buy eggs for!
Being in the time of Easter, it is only right that I sample some eggs. You can get the Buttons Eggs in 2 different sizes, and I got the smaller one. I think the difference isn't too much and this egg was 120g with a small bag of Buttons in it, compared to the 180g of the larger egg.
Now the larger eggs are down to £1 in some shops, but I paid £1 for this one.
The pack looks alright. The cardboard is bright and colourful and has a hole in it, so you can see the foil through the box. The egg is housed in a plastic tray and the egg is wrapped in foil. The bag of Buttons are in a clear bag instead of the usual buttons packaging.
The egg is in 2 halfs and not stuck together, so you don't have to break this into bits. The Chocolate is nice and milky as well. After all this is made with Cadbury's Dairy Milk Chocolate.
There is a fair few calories in here, as there is over 500 in the egg alone, let alone with the little bag of buttons. and this is easy enough to eat in the 1 go.
A nice simple Chocolate Egg, which gives you a sweet fix. Although perhaps one of the most simple eggs, this is one of the nicest.
I have bought my little grandson this Easter egg for Easter this year, I bought him a different one last year as he was four months old, so this year I have gone for the more richer chocolate kind for him.
Every child loves chocolate or most of them do, I do not know of one as yet that does not, and the buttons are excellent for them to eat one at a time and not have to break off any when they want to eat the chocolate.
I bought this egg which is in a nice box and has a big egg inside which is covered in a now recyclable wrapper and on my box it has a little game for the child to find how many buttons are hidden in a tree and it is educational for them to count etc and fun at the same time.
My box say's it is 172g and I bought it from a Tesco store last week and it cost me 97p although they are on at different stores for different prices and offers, I think this year there is a price war on eggs and some good prices are to be had, and compared to when I used to buy my own children eggs, the prices today are probably the same price or even cheaper, which is about time because if you have a lot of children to buy eggs for it can be very expensive and lots of people buy for grandchildren, godchildren and even nephews, neices, grown up sons and daughters and even mothers and fathers, the list is endless as we are a nation of givers to loved ones and so the price is very important.
The main egg has a bag of little buttons inside it and so when a child opens it, the bag is revealed and they think it is brilliant to find their favourite sweet inside an egg.
The chocolate is from a well known brand of Cadbury's and the chocolate is milk in this variety.
It is best placed in a cool place and in my home it is hidden so my husband will not find it and eat it but for the price it can easily be replaced in my opinion but my husband is the type to eat a second, third or even fourth one as with a lot of people they tend to buy them, eat them and then go back to buy more. I must admit I have done the same myself.
I recommend this egg to anyone to buy and for the price it is an excellent price as the buttons and egg at seperate prices would be more than the combined price of both in this product.
Check the different supermarkets as the prices are varying at the moment and you may find if you buy more than one it works out much cheaper.
I give it a 5 star.
My mate got me one of these for Easter and I ate it today and it was lovely.
Its one of the littler eggs you can buy and it cost about £1.50. You get a hollow egg that has a bag of Cadbury Buttons inside it.
The packaging is nice because it is purple like most Cadburys stuff and is sweet with pictures of chicks and Easter bunnies on it. The egg is held in place with a plastic insert that stops it rattling about and being damaged.
The Easter egg is smooth milk chocolate that I don't think is Dairy Milk chocolate but is very nice and sweet. The egg is decorated with swirls and patterns but I've eaten it already and cant remember now !
The Buttons are normal Cadburys Buttons but they come in a plain plastic bag instead of the purple one that you buy them in. They are the same smooth chocolate that the egg is made out of but I wish they were in a proper bag cos the plain one makes them look like cheapo chocolates.
I enjoyed it but it wasn't as special as the Thorntons egg I had but I think small kids would like it, my baby sister had one and got into a right mess but it was worth it to see the look on her face at having so much chocolate as she hardly eats it.
There's just something about Easter Eggs. You could try to eat a large bar of chocolate and find it sickly, but I can eat large quantities of Easter egg and still want more!
Cadbury's Buttons Eggs are just yummy Dairy Milk Chocolate with 2 bags of Buttons in the box as well. So they are all just chocolate and no nuts or caramel. People may find that a bit boring, but I tend to like simple things.
The size of the egg is 105g and is in a small cardboard box. The box is eye catching with blues, purples, greens and yellow splashed over the box. I would say these are more aimed at children due to the size of them and the packaging, which is quite colourful and cartoon-like.
So what does the egg taste like? Lovely, creamy, milky chocolate. To feel the chocolate it feels slightly greasy, but it doesn't taste it. The egg is wrapped in a purple foil wrapped and stays fresh enough when getting wrapped back up again if you don't manage to eat all this at once.
The normal price of this egg is around £1.20-£1.40, but I got 1 in Asda the week before easter for 68p, which is much better. I think it's good that eggs have got a bit cheaper over the last few years, as after all they are only lumps of chocolate.
I like Cadbury's eggs the best, and would probably pick a Buttons one before others, as they are tasty, simple and now even better priced!
OK so I have a confession ..
I succombed to the purple temptation that has been beckoning since Sunday.
Personally I think ive done really well , I mean its practically Friday so Ive been torturing myself for 5 days!
But alas tonight the diet took a back seat and I ate half of one of my daughters 12 easter eggs that she was given. Yes, you heard right, I took chocolate from a four year old!
My excuse is that Im doing her a favour - how can she possibly chomp through 12 eggs? What sort of mother would I be to allow it ???
Yes, I know that I should let her help me melt the chocolate down and make chocolate nests with shredded wheat but in my mind thats a real waste of Cadburys!
In my defence I opened the smallest 99g box.
The purple box is good quality, cadburys purple and even had a game of spot the difference on the back.
There are adverts for The National Trust and Make A Wish.
Cadbury supports the mintenance of the Trusts countryside sites, helping to preserve them for future generations.
There are also adverts for family easter egg trails but as its almost a week since easter I dont think that this applis any longer.
The product is basically a milk chocolate egg with milk chocolate buttons bag inside. I loved this - the fact that the buttons were inside the egg. This reminded me of easter eggs when I was young as all too often now the 'treat' is just in the packaging alongside the egg.It was a generous bag of buttons in a clear bag with oughly 20 buttons inside.
Theres not too much else that you can say about cadburys. Everyone loves it. To me its the best chocolate by far. From the moment the smell hits your nostrils to the chocolate melting on your tongue and the creamy liquid enveloping your mouth.
Personally I like to eat chocolate with a cup of coffee in hand as I find that this allows me to eat more!
Now I just need to figure out how to dispose of the evidence and hope that my daughter doesnt notice that this ones missing!
So we are at that time of year again. Each Easter my daughter receives tonnes of Easter eggs and usually since she won't eat that much, they are stuck in the fridge for me to have a naughty bite every now and again. One of the Easter eggs she received yesterday, was a Cadburys buttons one.
Cadbury products are mostly easy to identify due to their purple packaging. This particular Easter egg is the same as it is placed in a bright purple cardboard box with a picture of a cute chick on the front. On the back of the box there is a little game for kids. On mine you have to cut out a picture of an egg and stick pictures on it to create funky faces. The egg is places on a plastic compartment in the box and it is wrapped in purple foil. There is also a large packet of milk chocolate buttons inside.
The egg inside is a fair size and once the foil has been taken off you can see that it is engraved with a picture of a chick. The egg parts in half easily so that none of the egg breaks off into small pieces as some of the other eggs do. The egg inside is of course hollow. To be honest my favourite chocolate is galaxy so I wouldn't have picked this brand for myself, but considering it was for my daughter and she is only 3, she has no preference all chocolate tastes the same and she is a huge fan of Cadbury buttons.
You do receive a big bag of buttons and this would have to be shared, as there are too many for a child to eat in one go.
I would really love to see Easter eggs available all year round, but that's never going to happen or it would be pointless to have an Easter at all. I would definitely choose this egg if I were buying it for someone else. A lot of stores had some good offers on this year especially asda where you could buy eggs for a quid or 2 eggs for a certain price. I think this egg is definitely worth the money as you do get a lot of chocolate and Cadbury is a well-known name.
The Cadburys' Buttons Easter Egg is instantly recognisable from the purple packaging and the purple foil which covers the egg itself.
The box is cardboard so is recyclable and the egg is covered in purple foil with the Cadburys logo all over it. You also get a packet of Cadburys chocolate buttons inside which are the same as they have always been and are deliciously chocolately and just the right amount not to make you sick of the Cadburys taste! The egg is hollow and made up of Cadburys' chocolate also, it can be broken up in two halves and is definitely best served cold from the fridge.
The packaging has been slightly reduced on these eggs now and therefore the boxes are smaller but you still appear to get the same amount of chocolate and buttons as every other Easter.
I have no complaints about this product at all and will therefore be rating it 5/5. The chocolate is lovely, the design of the packaging is very eye catching and this is a great present to give to your loved ones this Easter. Also, don't forget that there will probably be loads of Easter eggs after Easter at a great price so what better reason to treat yourself to a little chocolate!
I purchased my egg for £1.00 from Asda a couple of weeks ago and thought that this was a great price as I have been back since and now they are 3 for £4.00 and have been set at different prices throughout the last few weeks.
I agree every step of the way that it is important to keep our great traditions alive and Easter eggs happen to be one of those great traditions. I know only too well how much we as children used to look forward to receiving a chocolate egg, it was one of the highlights of the year!
Last week we took a run to Asda where naturally the shelves are groaning with Easter eggs, all shapes, sizes and prices. I wanted to get eggs for my favourite `little people` so I had already planned to have a good look.
I looked at the fancy boxes and the fancy mugs that held a basic egg, the Disney Princess eggs, the handmade eggs that had names iced on them, the eggs that sat in a racing car, you name it and I looked at it!
But the one thing that stood out in my mind was the exorbitant amount of packaging on many of these eggs. It seemed as if we were buying the decoration rather than the chocolate egg, now if an Easter egg represents good value and it has a very attractive gift that comes with it then maybe the end price is justified but other than that I struggle to find any reason for the massive prices.
I was just about to turn tail and give up on the Easter egg idea, thinking that it might be better value to buy them a special bar of chocolate when a woman in front of me nearly knocked me off of my feet with her trolley, which was filled to the gunnel's with fairly simple Easter eggs.
As you do we exchanged a few words, one thing led to another and during this brief encounter the young woman was able to tell me that at the very end of the aisle there were shelves of chocolate eggs all priced at £1.
Say no more, my trolley was turned and off I waddled in search of these Easter bargains.
There they were in all of their glory, Kit Kat, Rolo, Smarties, Aero, Cadbury's Caramel and the Cadbury's chocolate buttons one.
Although they were well presented the packaging was by no means extravagant. Each box would certainly appeal to a child and the contents were adequate without looking mean.
Asda had a notice up on the shelves saying that the eggs were limited to twelve per customer, I could see their point, after all it may have been a temptation to take advantage of such a good offer.
In the end I came away with four Cadbury's chocolate buttons Easter eggs at the cost of £1 each.
The picture on the box was aimed at the tiny ones, a bright yellow chick popping out from behind a Cadbury's egg and a shower of chocolate buttons flowing beside the egg.
Inside of the box their appears to be a minimal amount of packaging. the smallish Cadburys chocolate egg is completely covered in purply-bule foil that has Cadbury's written all over it. The hollow egg contains a small packet of chocolate buttons. most children love cadbury's chocolate, it is sweet and milky and certainly has child appeal.
I felt that these Easter eggs were not only good value but they were sensible purchases too. Every Easter without fail the little ones in the family are given a heap of Easter eggs, on Easter Sunday morning they are treated to an Easter egg hunt that their parents put on for them and this involves more small eggs.
I love seeing their happy and excited faces as much as anybody, they have great fun hunting for their eggs and I'm sure they will just love this Cadbury's buttons egg too.
OK - call me old-fashioned/ conventional/ boring if you like but in my opinion the best chocolate Easter egg in the world is the Cadbury's Button one.
Ever since I was a child I loved Cadbury's buttons & their Easter egg which seem to taste exactly the same today as it did all those years ago (cheese, eggs, milk & bread don't though!)
I've tried Thornton's & the top Belgian & Swiss choc eggs, I've tried handmade & Harrods but I still prefer Cadbury's.
To me the chocolate in their eggs is perfect - not bitter & not overly sweet.
The texture (thinnish in places & thicker towards the centre) is great & yje milk chocolate colour is exactly right.
Cadbury's don't go OTT with their packaging - their foil wrapped eggs are presented in a sensible-sized box & inside the hollow egg is a good handful of delicious buttons wrapped simply in a cellophane bag.
They still use purple in their packaging so it's easy to find the Cadbury products amongst the 100s of other eggs & this year, as usual, they have little cardboard characters on the box which you can cut out.
All the ingredients are listed on the box along with the nutritional values.
I won't list all these but just to warn you that if you ate the whole egg plus the buttons you'd be consuming nearly 1000 calories.
Is it worth it?
In my opinion - yes! It's only Easter once a year & for £1 or less these eggs are a real treat & are enjoyed by all ages up & down the country.
I like to pop mine in the fridge for a few hours as I don't like soft chocolate & it lasts me just a tiny bit longer as cold eggs have more 'bite'.
You can keep your more sophisticated chocolate - for me it's Cadbury's Buttons Eggs thankyou very much!
- great price - £1 or less for a good sized hollow egg & small pack of Buttons.
- lovely milk-chocolatey colour & taste.
- perfect flavour for me (not bitter & not sickly sweet).
- Not a lot of unecessary, wasted packaging.
This is without a doubt in my opinion, the best Easter Egg ever! As far back as I can remember I have always loved Cadbury's Buttons and the Buttons Easter Egg is something Ive just got to have every Easter, even now.
I can recall as a child, receiving chocolate eggs, the Buttons egg was always the one I kept until last, savouring the moment for as long as possible.
These days there are many different Easter Eggs compared to when I was a child, but the Cadbury Buttons egg must surely be the most popular egg after all these years.
I don't think the packaging has changed much over the years either, as the egg is still wrapped in purple foil and inside a purple box. There was always a game or cut-out character on the back of the box, and that is a tradition that Cadbury have also continued to this day.
I do think it has always been one of the best value Easter Eggs, even when most Easter Eggs were over-priced in recent years. I know for the last couple of years you have been able to buy Easter Eggs at bargain prices in supermarkets, as they all seem to have a price-war competition. Easter eggs can be found at around £1 each, which is great news for parents, as Easter used to be an expensive time when buying chocolate eggs.
My daughter, knowing how much I love Cadbury Buttons eggs , bought me one the other day, but somehow I don't think I will have the willpower to refrain from eating this until Easter!
It consists of a hollow chocolate egg, wrapped in purple foil, and a separate bag of chocolate buttons, encased in a purple box with cartoon chicks. The hollow egg is quite thick, unlike some eggs I have had, and just pure, lovely Cadbury's smooth dairy milk chocolate.
A 190g Cadbury Buttons egg contains 525 calories per 100g, so not good for your waistline if your on a diet like me, but I will eat a little of mine as a daily treat , and make it last around a week - I hope!
They are available in Morrisons at the moment at only 98p for a 190g egg which I think is great value. No wonder they have been limited to six per customer!
The best easter egg EVER!
I am a self confessed chocoholic, i have been for manys years, i can not stop! Easter is my favourite time of year and although my all time favourite chocolate item is the famous Cadbury's Creme Egg this is not the case for easter eggs.
The Buttons easter egg is my favourite, why you ask?!
Some people are greedy but I am not one of those people and I love just the right amount of chocolate (because I am actually quite greedy and will attempt to eat all chocolate until I am sick or close to it). The Buttons easter egg comes in 2 halves (not all the cadbury eggs do anymore, strange). I prefer this method as I open it, eat the small but satisfying amount of buttons and then continue to eat half the egg.
I then eat the other half later on or the following day. Half a Buttons easter egg plus the buttons themselves is the right amount of chocolate, it just takes the edge off and because they aren't massive eggs you don't end up feeling too greedy, bloated or sick.
I love Buttons in general, I love my chocolate with nothing else and I love it with the odd bit of fondant, caramel or biscuit.
Asda were recently selling these for £1 per egg (bargain) but now they have upped the price to £2 or 3 for £5.
The Buttons easter egg is made from Cadbury's dairy milk chocolate and each button is a thin round circle (2D) and flat. It has Cadbury's written on the underside (the flat side) and is slightly rounded on the front.
Giant buttons are much the same, but in general larger in all dimensions.
The easter egg itself has a picture on each half on the outside along with the word Cadbury's. I like the picture for some reason it finishes the egg's presentation off for me, and i can always identify with the branding that is Cadburys.
Remember easter eggs aren't just for easter!!
Wow, Christmas is not long over I am still holding the excess weight and everywhere I look there are Easter Eggs and Easter cards and Easter chicks!!
Well today I finally gave in and decided to get some Easter Eggs in for all the kids in the family and put them up for Easter. I usually give books or Cds for Easter but lets face it I do not have the amount of money to be that generous with this year so I am going to just get eggs. So when I was doing some shopping in Tesco today and noticed all the £1.99 eggs half price at £1 I was pleased.
I have three little niece/nephews that I wanted to buy for and although they would probabally prefer a character egg I always think Cadburys is best. Even more for young ones the Buttons is always my first choice.
The packaging is still excessive and I would have liked to see Easter Eggs in less card this year but still the ones I got were 190g each and feature a small hole so you can see the egg and around the hole a chocolate egg with wings and legs and a chick with a chocolate egg head and some button shaped chocolate pieces around them. On the back is an egg head with different eyes, noses and lips so the kids can play with the box if an adult wants to spend ages cutting all the pieces out!
I presume from the size of the box and egg that there are either one or two bags of buttons above the egg.
For £1 this really is a good buy and you know with Cadburys you are getting a lovely Easter egg