“ Brand: Cadbury / Type: Egg „
I love chocolate and so Easter is the perfect time for me to stock up on chocolate without feeling guilty. One of my favourite 'Easter' chocolates are Cadbury's Crème Eggs. Although when I spotted Caramel Mini Eggs, I could not wait to try them.
Each egg is individually wrapped with the same wrapping as 'caramel bars' - I think this is good because you know immediately what they are. They are very attractive looking. I do think that it doesn't seem that necessary for each egg to be individually wrapped as other chocolates, such as chocolate buttons manage to stay ok without being wrapped.
The eggs are small - bite sized in fact. They are the perfect size as they are easy to eat - unlike the bigger ones which can get messy, and so these are the perfect size for little kids. I also find that due to their size, I don't find these to be as sickly as the bigger ones - obviously they are exactly the same as the big ones, just that I find that the big ones can be too sickly. Although having said that, I do find these eggs to be quite moreish, whilst at the same time they do fill you up!
The eggs consist of a silky, smooth 'hard' shell of chocolate, which when you bite into it breaks and a soft centre of caramel spills out. The caramel is very gooey and just perfect! The caramel and the chocolate taste delicious together. These eggs are pretty much caramel bars in egg form; just a bit more chunkier than the bars. They go well with a cup of tea and as there are quite a few in the bag, they are great for sharing. I found that they are great at room temperature; they are also quite nice when they have been in the fridge too, although this does makes them a little hard.
I think that these eggs are great for a easter egg Hunt as they are a perfect size. Also due to their design they are easy to spot. I find that these are great for other occasions too and not just Easter; I think that it is a shame that they are only available at Easter. They definitely should be available all year around.
I have seen them in shops for around £1 which I think is great value for money.
Would I recommend these? Absolutely!
Thanks for reading!
Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x
I had 2 bags of these for an Easter egg hunt the other day for my friends and family and they went down an absolute treat. I got a 100g bag and I think it cost about 79p from Home Bargains - a good price if you ask me!
These eggs are small, about 1 inch high and they have the same but scaled down, so smaller wrapper as the larger caramel egg. They have the same insides as the bigger eggs but obviously, they are smaller. This means they have a medium thickness Cadburys Dairy Milk outer shell which is egg shaped, and the insides are full of Caramel which is golden in colour and looks really luxorious. This caramel is smooth and delicious and there is just enough inside the egg, I sometimes find that the bigger eggs have too much caramel and can get a little too sickly.
In the bag I think you got about 12 of these eggs which is good for the price I think.
I thought these eggs were perfect for my easter egg hunt because they have shiny wrappers which made them easier to spot, but they were small enough to hide in some good places! They were tasty to munch on afterwards too and you could actually eat 2 before you didn't want any more. Them being individuallly wrapped is perfect for this too!
I had a bag of these Mini Caramel Eggs from Cadburys last night while I was watching a film and they're yummy. I got them from Home Bargains and the bag was £1.00, I'm not sure if that's good value for money or not but I reckon they'd be more expensive in the supermarkets and other shops.
They're a bit bigger than Mini Eggs and are all wrapped individually in a yellow and purple foil to make the eggs look like Caramel bars. They are made out of the same things as Caramel bars with a milk chocolate shell and thick sweet caramel inside. The bags are 100g and I forgot to count them but I reckon there are about 10 eggs in there.
The milk chocolate isn't majorly thick but because it's sweet Cadburys chocolate it feels like there is more chocolate on each egg than there really is. They're wicked eaten out of the fridge because then you can put the whole egg in your mouth and the chocolate takes for ages to melt so it makes them last longer. The other good thing is that the caramel inside goes a bit harder as well and even though it doesn't go solid it takes longer to warm up and go nice and sticky.
When they're at room temperature the chocolate goes soft and melts dead quick, then it's lovely because as the chocolate melts it slowly starts letting the caramel out and you get a yummy mixture of chocolate and caramel. They deffo taste more like a Caramel bar than them Caramel Bunnies they've brought out for Easter and I think that's because the chocolate and caramel are used in the right amounts, the chocolate is waaaaay too thick on them Bunnies and it spoils them!
They're mega sweet and it's weird because they don't get as sickly as I thought they would. I ate the bag over the space of about 2 ½ hours so the sweetness deffo makes you eat them slower because I can get through a bag of Mini Eggs in an hour! lol
Recommended... a delish change from Mini Eggs or Crème Eggs!!!
Easter is not a time of year I look forward to, mainly because it means more spots for me and bad skin thanks to all the chocolate I end up consuming. Cadbury Mini Eggs are usually high on the top of my agenda, those delicious chocolate eggs, encased in a sweet sugary shell. Well, there now exists a new variation on those little eggs. The Caramel Mini Eggs are stocked in most larger supermarkets and you can buy them in bags of 100 grammes.
So what sets them apart from the normal Mini Egg? The first thing I noticed was the reliance on lots of wrappers. Each egg must be ceremoniously undressed before eating. This results in a lot of wasted paper, which seems odd, because you can buy Minstrels and Buttons and they don't need to be individually wrapped. Inside the wrapper, an egg with a chocolate outer layer awaits. The usual Cadbury chocolate here, which is smooth, milky and pleasant, though lacks the great bitter bite that I often crave from cocoa solids.
The twist comes on the inside section, where you will be greeted with a gooey layer of caramel. The caramel is sweeter than the outer case and sticky too. This means it gets plastered to the teeth and leaves the mouth feeling somewhat yucky. Taste wise though, it is decadent and naughty. The texture is hypnotic enough to want to delve into the pack and unwrap several in one sitting. I could easily demolish an entire bag while watching a movie.
I think Mini Eggs have the edge over these are they are a little less sickly and you can eat more in one go. At a pound a bag though, these will give parents an alternative to the typical old Easter Egg this year.
Even though Easter is still a month or so away it hasn't stopped the shops from having the Easter eggs in literally a day after Christmas was over. Up until now, I have avoided buying any as I feel if you indulge too early the holiday will bore you when it finally comes round to it. It wasn't until in Tesco the other day when I had a really big craving for chocolate and stumbled onto the Easter aisle that I gave into my rule and picked myself up a pair of Cadbury's Caramel Minis which are not a full egg at least so I am still leaving that excitement for the real Easter.
The packaging of the Minis is very eye catching, well there is a lot of yellow packaging but these have a particular shade that stand out and with the Cadburys purple they are very bright. On the front they have the Caramel logo and a photo of the eggs, well an illustration. There is a clear window so you can see what the Minis look like but because I love Cadbury's Caramel anyway I didn't really need much persuasion in terms of the packaging.
The nutritional information for the eggs is as follows. Per half bag is how they calculate it, I'm assuming this is because the eggs on their own are too small to really add up. So per half bag there are 245 calories which is 12.3% of our daily limit, not too bad at all. The sugars are 22.8g which is very high just at 25.3% of our in take a day which is not too good. Fat is 12.8g again very high and 7.4g of saturates and 0.18g of salt which isn't bad.
In terms of allergy reasons, the Minis contain milk; soya and we are also warned that they may contain nuts. They also contain vegetable fats in addition to cocoa butter. The chocolates are suitable for vegetarians but if you do feel the need to complain or are not satisfied then the contact details for Cadbury's are listed on the back of the packet so that you can get in touch.
As I have now eaten through most of the bag I didn't really get a chance to count exactly how many Minis there were in my bag but on a quick guess I'd say there must be about 10-12 which isn't too bad. The eggs are all individually foil wrapped in their Caramel branded wrappers just to keep them fresh.
Once unwrapping the foil off the eggs, we are left with a small thumb-sized milk chocolate egg. To eat you can either just shove the whole thing in your mouth in greed, like I sometimes do. You can also bite the top of the Mini off; this leaves a drizzly, runny caramel centre which is a thick and dark yet sweet combination with the Cadbury's milk chocolate. It is hard to not get the caramel falling quick so catch it in your mouth. I then finished the rest off and it tasted just like the Caramel, sweet, indulgent and just right.
The fact they are smaller versions is what makes them a lot more appealing. Trying to watch how much chocolate I eat being more of a savoury girl, I try to only have one or two of these with a cup of tea as eating any more just makes me feel ill. They are the perfect size and if you don't want to buy a bar of Cadbury's Caramel then these are the right alternative for you as you can still savour the taste without indulging in as many calories. Pity, they are only around for a few months of the year.
If you are feeling the urge for some chocolate then you can pick these up in a lot of places. I have seen them in supermarkets, small stores; places like Boots and so on all sell these treats around this time of year. The bag is 100g big and it costs £1 at Asda but I think at Tesco I may have paid just a little bit over £1 which is still ok for what they are.
There are a lot of different eggs out at this time of year so you will probably be spoilt for choice but after over doing it on Creme Eggs last year, the Caramel ones to me seem less sickly and are a change from the other eggs out there with a light centre. If you want more information on Cadbury's and their product range then they have their official website at http://www.cadbury.co.uk