As a huge lover of the traditional cream egg i was delighted when this product appeared (first time for me was in a tin of heros i believe).
I was however slightly dissapointed at quadburys attempt to mimic the egg in a bar as it really didn't have the correct chocolate to fondant quantity. The look was certainly different and seemed very appealing to the eye, chocolate bar twisted instead of the traditional break off pieces, just unfortunate that the taste wasn't there.
I did wonder if because i had eaten a minature bar trying a full sized one wold be different, sadly it was not. Chocolate too thin and fondant seemed too runny. Will be stocking up on my boxes of eggs in future and leave these on the shelf.
Am wondering if it would have been better to have created the new bar but not usec the cream egg name as i am sure i cannot be the only dissapointed customer.
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Creme Egg twisted is made by Cadbury and was a great idea introduced in 2008, when customers demanded that Creme Egg was kept all year round. I love Easter time as I love Cadbury Creme eggs and I have to admit that I did used to over indulge on these quite a bit, especially knowing that they were going to disappear off the shelves shortly after Easter had finished. I love everything about eating a Creme Egg, especially biting the top off and licking the entire creamy centre out. Although the twisted bar has a Creme Egg centre, I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it as much as an actual Creme Egg. The bar is long and made from milk chocolate and has a twisted shape to it, the bar then has a Creme Egg centre so is gooey and very sweet. The bar comes in a bright red and purple foil wrapper which has 'Twisted' in large yellow letter across the bar. It also has Creme egg to the left hand side of the twisted writing. On the back of the wrapper you will find different information including ingredients, a use by date and nutritional information. This bar stands out in comparison to other bars due to the bright foil wrapper.
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I purchased one bar from my local One Stop shop for about 60p which I do think is expensive, how-ever chocolate bars seem to be so much more expensive that what they used to be. As far as I know these are not available to buy in larger sized packs. You can find these bars at good supermarkets and some local shops.
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I tore the end of the wrapper open and pushed the bar out a little, this revealed a long milk chocolate bar which was a twisted kind of shape. The bar is flat on the bottom and is twisted all the way down the length of the bar to the end. There is no trace of the creme egg centre leaking out from the bar. The bar smells very, very sweet and mainly smells of milk chocolate which smells mouth-watering. I bit the end of the bar off and as I did this my teeth sank through the chocolate layer and into the creme egg centre. The bottom of the bar has much thicker chocolate that the top and I had to bite this slightly harder to break a piece off. As I chewed the piece the taste of the creme egg centre over powered the chocolate taste and tasted very sweet. The creme egg centre was slightly runny but also slightly thick so it didn't drip or fall out of the bar as you bit into it. The after taste of the bar is very sweet and I would say that the after taste is more creme egg rather than chocolate. I definitely couldn't eat more than one of these bars in a day as I did find it very sweet.
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The following information is per bar:
* Calories - 210 (10.5% RDA)
* Sugars 27.9g (31% RDA)
* Fat 9.4g (14.4% RDA)
* Saturates - 5.8g (29% RDA)
* Salt - 0.08g (1.3% RDA)
May Contain: Nuts & Soya
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Although this bar tastes the same as a Creme Egg I just didn't enjoy it as much as I would an actual Creme Egg itself. The bar does taste great and I love the centre of the bar, but I prefer eating a Creme Egg as it's a lot more fun and there's a few different ways to eat it. I don't often have this bar and probably only have it about once a year if that. The bar does contain a very high amount of sugar and is high in calories, so I wouldn't advise eating these on a regular basis and would advise them as more of a treat every now and again. Although the bar does taste good I don't think it really has a novelty factor to it like a Creme Egg. If you do like Creme Egg then I do recommend you to try one of these as they do taste like Creme Egg. For me this bar is only ok and definitely not as good as a Creme Egg. Thankfully as Halloween is approaching I get the chance to indulge in a Creme Egg (with a green centre) as these have been released especially for Halloween.
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What is it?
A milk chocolate bar by Cadbury's.
It's a chocolate bar with a soft fondant cream centre. More importantly, it's a 'spin-off' from Cadbury's Crème Egg.
What do I think?
I actually like this and prefer it over the egg. The proportions of this are actually much better and more accessible than the egg. What is good about this is that I can actual bite into this without having to open my mouth so wide that I could pop an egg in there...
This has the same fondant centre as the egg and a nice big helping of thick milk chocolate covering it. I think this bar is so much better than the egg as the helping of the cream fondant centre seems much less, as in there is a thin helping of it in the bar, whereas with the egg it was a very large yoke portion of it, and being so sweet, it was quite 'sickly'.
I'm not sure why the bar is called 'Twisted' - there is a kind of ribbed texture pattern on the chocolate bar itself, so maybe this is supposed to resemble the 'twisted' part.
Overall, with there being a thinner portion of the cream fondant centre with each bite, the bar does definitely taste less sweeter and less 'sickly'. I really like the fact the there is a thick helping of chocolate as this is the most important part for a chocolate - with there being enough of the chocolate!
The bar costs around 57p and although it doesn't say on the packet it is roughly about 40-50g in weight (deducing this from the calories chart). The bar looks visibly quite small, but I think this is the right size portion for what it is. I would much prefer to have this for easter rather than the egg!
A great twist of Cadbury's Crème Egg.
Thanks for reading.
I love creme eggs but I find they are eaten so quickly, I was glad that they came out with this bar as I thought maybe it will last a bit longer, I was wrong. Also I'm pretty sure that creme eggs are available all year round, not just during Easter, but I think I argue that with everyone and I never remember to actually check. I'm sure the whole get them while they are out thing is a con, (still makes me want them though).
It's only a small bar, not the length of a normal dairy milk but a bit longer than a freddo. It comes in the purple and red packaging that is so closely associated with a creme egg.
It's a strange bar, I'm not sure why they felt the need to make it twisted but it does make it interesting in the few milliseconds before it disappears.
The chocolate is actually quite thick and looks like it has been twisted sort of like a twisted rope, and inside is what they claim to be the same gooey goodness that's inside a creme egg, but I think it's different. For a start it's nowhere near as thick as a creme egg filling, and its not as gooey. It is still yellow and white, and tastes just as sweet and sugary.
I think these bars are interesting and a good way to expand the creme egg range, but they just don't compare to an actual creme egg. The filling just isn't the same and it's not as good if you can't bite the top off an egg. Still tastes good, but it's just not the same.
Because having it in egg form simply isn't good enough anymore! For years people have made do with the small yet perfectly formed Cadbury Creme Egg. A chocolate egg with a fondant filling, usually sold in the run up to Easter. I know they can be messy to eat, but is the need for a bar form really necessary? Cadbury seem to think so, for this has not long hit shelves.
The oblong bar benefits from the fact that Cadbury have changed little in the recipe. Infact, I don't think that they have changed it at all. All they have done is stretched the contents into an oblong rather than into an egg. The forty five gramme bar boasts thick and chunky chocolate that will test the jaws, as you munch through and feel the teeth being given a good old workout. Pleasing cocoa quality, though I prefer mine with a bitter aftertaste. There is a subtle milky allure to the chocolate that helps set the tone for the inner layer. When you get to the inner part, it is rather like going inside a volcano. An eruption of white sticky mess will greet you and slosh over the gums causing a small panic as you stop to check you're not wearing your best suit. I think it is less messy than the egg version, purely because the bar is easier to grip and shove into the mouth.
The fondant filling remains the highlight, as people relate tales of how they eat theirs. Do you suck it out, lick it slowly or just chomp down fast. It has a sickly sugary icing on the cake taste which is delicious and devilish. The high fat content of close to ten grammes might be alarming, so maybe have them as treats. Expect to pay about fifty pence for a bar. Would I buy again? Yes, only around Easter!
With Easter fast approaching the shops shelves are once again full of Cadbury cream eggs, this is a good thing in my opinion as I love these little chocolate eggs, and although they are around most of the year they are easier to find and less expensive to buy as Easter approaches.
Those clever people at Cadbury recently released the Cadbury cream egg twisted bar in an attempt to have the cream egg in different shape with us all year round and be treated like any other chocolate bar.
Sadly the twisted bar comes nowhere close to the excellent egg, the chocolate is thinner the fondant overtakes the taste of the chocolate and I really felt that my 45p that the bar cost me was wasted.
I think the fact that this bar is really dominated taste wise by the fondant centre makes it much more sickly than the delicious egg version and that alone is enough to put me off buying them, I can see the idea from Cadbury of course, trying to make as much as they can from a products good name and offering consumers another option but this just doesn't work.
The bar does have one thing in common with the egg and that is that it is very fattening and full of sugar and fat, a single bar contains 210 calories, 9.4g of fat and an enormous 27.9g of sugars, so bad for you and not that tasty and certainly not recommended.
Just my opinion:
I love cream eggs don't get me wrong - but to me a cream egg is...well, full of the creamy fondant. The chocolate is just necessity to thing to hold it in.
With the twisted bar I just didn't get enough fondant and far too much chocolate. This reminded me of Frys chocolate creams (which are also made by Cadburys - coincident I think not!) but worse.
For a start the shape of the bar, although original, is laughable. They always seem to break in the packet, and to compensate Cadburys have just made the chocolate thicker. Additionally I am 90% sure it isn't dairy milk, and is reminiscent of a chocolate with a v. high vegetable oil content. For those that don't know the shape, (now imagination is required here), it's like lots of little balls all joined together and then squished to created a sort of twisted shape. The fondant remained the same but there just wasn't enough of it, as it was all funnelled into that ridiculous shape.
It's not that I disliked this cream egg, I don't think I could dislike any sugary snack, it just wasn't up to scratch and I was left feeling disappointed after eating this. I also find the packaging quite garish and doesn't appeal to me personally. I don't think I will be buying this again in the future and will just have to wait till Easter every year to get a proper Cream Egg fix.
Cadbury's Crème Egg Bar
It is no crème egg...its twisted!
I wouldn't call me a choc-a-holic as such, but I do really love my chocolate! One of my favourite chocolate treats are Cadbury's crème eggs, but because of the egg shape it always gets messy, chocolate and crème dripping all over my fingers and quite often over my chin - a great look if you happen to be nowhere near a washroom and have no wipes. Messy and sticky isn't the perfect look.
So when I saw my favourite chocolate crème egg in a twisted bar shape I just had to try it, especially after seeing the weird yet quite funny advert for it with a hairdryer killing a normal crème egg and the twisted bar getting its own back...twisted is perhaps a very apt name for it!
******Background of Cadbury's******
Let me start by giving you a brief background on the company.
John Cadbury opened a small store in his namesake in 1824 in Birmingham which was the foundation of one of the biggest chocolate companies in the world. By 1831 he began to manufacture drinking chocolate and cocoa, the start of the Cadbury manufacturing business as it is known today.
Back then the cocoa beans were imported from South and Central America and the West Indies so John Cadbury began experimenting and eventually came up with a great tasting hot chocolate which were sold in blocks which customers then scraped a little off into a cup or saucepan and added hot milk or water. By 1842 John Cadbury was selling 16 types of drinking chocolate and 11 cocoas.
The company just grew and grew with John taking on a partnership with his brother and factories opening at larger sites. More products were being made, including the first easter eggs in 1875. Cadbury Dairy Milk was launched in 1905. It was going to be called Cadbury's Dairy Maid but the name was changed 6 weeks prior to launch. Only a few years later Bournville Chocolate came about.
During the war Cadbury supported the war effort and over 2,000 male employees joined the armed forces and Cadbury sent books, warm clothes and chocolate to the front line.
Obviously there were many other chocolates launched in between such as milk tray, buttons, mini eggs and curly wurleys, though for more information, visit Cadburys website.
And so without further ado, onto the chocolate...
Immediately the packaging is recognizable as a Cadbury's range with the blend of red, purple and yellow prominent all over the packaging. The product name, 'Twisted' dominates the front of this foiled packaging with a bitten off piece of the chocolate as an image on the bottom right, inviting you in. The Cadbury Crème Egg logo sits on the top left and the rest of the pack has a bland of purple and red swirl pattern. The nutritional information is on the back which I will cover below.
This chocolate bar has the usual price range on it of 46p, though I have also seen it selling at 50p in the local corner shop, though either price is average these days for bars of this kind and it is well worth buying!
So now you can see it on the shelf and have brought it, it is time for the taste test...
Firstly the look of the biscuit really appeals. As you open the package, which is a simple rip/tear packaging, you are met with a sight of dairy milk with a flat base which are domed up with deep ridges to create the swirl effect. It does look as though it is the type of bar you can break into portions easily, though this is not the case and if you do try this you will find yourself in a mess as if eating a crème egg.
The smell is also something I have to mention. If you have ever been to Cadburys world then you should be able to remember the delicious smell from the factory, and this bar seems to hold all of that into the packaging as when you open it for the first time you are hit with a creamy chocolate aroma just inviting you to bite into it, which obviously I couldn't say no to!
Ive had two of these bars and have tried two different ways of eating it. The first straight from buying and the second after putting it in the fridge for an hour.
*Straight From Buying*
The taste is not that dissimilar from that of the normal crème eggs. As you bite through the thick layer of chocolate, your teeth go straight into the crème fondue in the center, and there is quite a bit of it. I do recommend eating it with the packaging still around it otherwise the chocolate will still melt on your fingers like the old style crème egg - it is not a miracle chocolate! The ease of it, though, is that it is the perfect solution for on-the-go consumption and as the chocolate is thicker on the twisted bar opposed to the egg you don't get the crème stickiness on your fingers even if it does melt!
The texture is a lovely blend between the chocolate and the fondue, both melting perfectly in your mouth - perfect for both adults and children!
I would give this a 9/10 in rating eating it this way, losing a small mark only due to the melting chocolate though really this isn't a huge problem and much better then the egg style!
*From the Fridge*
I would not recommend eating your bar this way as it loses everything good that you get from eating it straight from buying.
As you open the pack and take your first bite, as it has been chilled in the fridge you nearly break your teeth on the chocolate as it is thicker than you would first imagine, especially if you are expecting a similar layer size to the egg. If you do manage to bite through without any breakages or sensitive teeth drumming away, the fondue is much stickier and perhaps slightly greasy when eaten this way. It has become thicker in texture and does not have the lovely succulent taste as it does when eaten the other way. It does still melt in your mouth, eventually, though even if it is a hot day outside, you would ruin the delight of this bar if you put it in the fridge.
When eaten this way I would give it only a 4/10 for reasons stated above.
It seems slightly weird to note the nutritional information within a chocolate bar as if you are on any kind of diet I doubt that this would be in your food plan, though I will note it here anyway as it is required by law on food and so it shall make its way into this review;
Per bar - 210 kcal
27.9g of which sugars
5.8g of which saturates
I personally love these crème egg bars as much as the crème eggs, perhaps even more so as they are much easier to eat. The price is average and the taste is wonderful! I would recommend everyone to try these lovely bars, especially if you like the eggs.
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A note: I am not actually sure whether tese are easy to get hold of anymore. I had one not too long ago though find it difficult finding them again.
This is a great fix until easter comes around again, this is a stretched out cadburys creme egg in a bar. Great taste of creme egg all year round.
This is a twisted bar of cadburys chocolate with the creme egg fondant centre, if you bite in the fondant oozes out. A good balance of chcolate and icing, not too much of either.
45 gram bar of twisted for 52 pence. £1.16 per 100 grams, this is fairly priced.
About the Taste?
This I think does not taste any different to a normal creme egg. The thing I find with normal creme egg that differs to this is that the twisted bar balances out the flavours. If you eat a creme egg you end up having to eat the eggs chcolate then the fondant or vice versa as it has a habit of falling apart in your hand. With the twisted you can confidently enjoy the great taste same in the knowledge it will not collapse before you.
Not one bit of it is good for you with a whopping 61 grams of sugar per 100 grams, traffic lights have all but the salt as red in colour. 465 kcal per 100 grams and 210 kcals per bar. Not great for you but your not going to eat them every day i suppose
Great taste of creme egg all year round, high in sugar, great taste of cadburys
I love Cadbury Crème Eggs... but sadly Crème Eggs are an Easter product so they are only available for about 9months of the year. Sad times. What is a guy to do to satisfy is Crème Egg needs for the other 3 months of the year!?
Thank Cadbury for its Crème Egg Twisted bar! Now available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, every single month!
The chocolate is thick and chunky and as it is Cadburys, the chocolate is delicious! Then we get to the good stuff! The amazing gooey fondant running through the centre of the Twisted bar! There is a lot of it, and it's quite sickly... perfect!
Creme Egg Twisted bars are 45g so they are a decent size. If they were any bigger I would definitely be feeling a little queasy after it! The twisted shape of it also makes it very easy to share... Not that anyone gets a chance of sharing any of mine! Haha
Each 45g Twisted bar contains.....
Nutrition Information (per pack)
Calories - 210
Sugars - 27.9g
Fat - 9.4g
Saturates - 5.8g
Salt - 0.03g
That's quite a lot of Sugar in there. probably all from the sweet fondanty goodness. 27.9g is apparently 30.9% of your daily allowance! Ah well... I guess that just means I should only have 3 of these bars a day!
Cadbury Crème Egg Twisted bars are very easy to spot on the shelves. I think I've learnt how to scope them out with ease so I can get my fix quickly! The wrapper is Red and Blue in colour with Twisted in big yellow lettering.
The Co-op is currently selling Twisted bars at 3 for £1... needless to say I have stocked up with this offer!
One tip I can give you... don't keep these chocolate bars in the fridge! The cold makes at fondant go hard and that just isn't right! It needs to be room temperature so the middle is all gooey and delicious! Mmmmm...
Cadbury Crème Egg Twisted
Description: New Cadbury Crème Egg Twisted. It's no Crème Egg. It's Twisted.
These have been around for months now but you might not have gotten around to trying them yet, so I will just explain what they are. If you have eaten a Cadbury's Creme Egg, you will know what to expect. These are basically the fondant from the middle of the egg, contained in a twisted bar of milk chocolate. The overall flavour is the same as a Creme Egg of course, but the proportions of this bar make it different!
Each bar is 45g, which means there is plenty of it!
When you are eating this, you are likely to find it slightly easier to eat, simply because of the shape. I really like them though because of the fact that you seem to get more fondant than you do in the egg, it is slightly thinner and the chocolate is also really chunky - much more so than the egg.
If you have a sweet tooth then you should definitely try these, if not then you might find that a whole one is too sickly. I can easily eat a whole one though and wouldn't want to share!
Nutritional info is as follows;
It is a shame that chocolate bars are not good for you, so as with everything naughty, you do need to eat these in moderation. Having said that, they are a delicious sweet treat and almost certain to be loved by fans of the original Creme Egg.
If you haven't already, then I definitely recommend that you try these, they are easily recognisable by their shiny blue and red wrapper with "Twisted" written across the front with a picture of the bar. They cost around £0.55 and are available in most shops and supermarkets - get some soon!
My favourite topic.....sweets and chocolate. Now first off lets get the ingrediants and nutritional info out the way. Each 45 gram bar of Twisted contains the following:-
Nutrition Information (per pack)
Calories 210 (10.5% of your daily guideline amount)
Sugars 27.9g (a whopping 30.9% of your daily guideline amount)
Fat 9.4g (13.4% of your daily guideline amount)
Saturates 5.8g (29% of your daily guideline amount)
Salt 0.03g (0.45% of your daily guideline amount)
Now when I actually bother to stop and read the packets for the above info I tend to zone out. If I really worried that I was eating 30% of my daily sugar amount in one bar of chocolate then I would never eat it.
However when I first saw these bars I was VERY excited. I am a huge Creme Egg fan and though, how perfect a creme egg in a bar. Now Imust point out that this is a major pre-conception.
I opened the warpper to be met with a bar of what I can only describe as 'wavy' chocolate. Smooth on the underside with a bumpy top for which I was assuming to fill with yummy creme! I bit into the bar and was really surprised. First off there is a lot more chocolate in a bar than an egg. Secondly I think that the creme inside is very different from that of a creme egg. It seems to be a lot more runny. Now this will come down to preference but I prefer mine to be a thicker consistency much like an egg is. This didn't deter me (obviously) and I ate the whole bar in approximately 45 seconds. I have realised over time that the key to eating these bars is to put them in the fridge for some time before you eat them. This is of course I know is all down to personal choice but by doing this the creme inside seems to get a bit thicker. If I have to choose, I am going with the creme egg as opposed to the twisted bar. However having these on the shelves all year round is a bonu, especially after the overload around easter, and then the sudden panic when I realise they are no longer stocking the Creme Eggs.
All in all a nice chocolate bar but is pipped to the post by the Creme egg.
I have always loved Creme Eggs from Cadburys and often stack up with lots of them over the easter period. I freeze them and also crush them up with ice cream. However after easter there has always been a void in my chocolate life, as the eggs are withdrawn from the market. That is until recently. That recently was when Cadbury invented the Cadbury Creme Egg Twisted.
The Twisted was introduced on the 19th May 2008, as an all the year round chocolate bar, which replicates the taste of the Creme Egg. The bar itself is oblong, I'd say about 6" and is twisted in shape with a creme egg type fondant inside. It actually says on the front of the colourful wrapper that it is a Cadbury Creme Egg Twisted Bar and has a picture of the bar with the white and yellow fondant inside.
Because the bar itself is rippled it is very easy to break, and share with somebody. The only downside is that you can be left with the fondant spilling out. Another downside is that there are unlikely to be many people out there who would like to share it with you. They are absolutely delicious. I prefer mine cold or frozen as the Cadburys dairy milk chocolate tastes lovely this way. You can really feel the smooth chocolate. Plus the fondant isn't too messy. Both the chocolate and fondant compliment eachother very well.
Milk Chocolate (Milk, Sugar, Cocoa butter, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable fat, Emulsifier (E42, E476) Flavourings
Fondant (30%) (Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Invert Sugar, Humectant (Glycerol) Colours E17), Sunset Yellow, Flavouring)
May contain Peanuts, Nuts, Wheat, Egg, Soya
The bar contains the average number of calories you would expect from a chocolate bar. In this instance it is 210kcal.
A great bar of chocolate for young and old. Very tasty. The fondant can become quite sickly after a while though, so you won't be able to eat too much.
Cadbury crème eggs are a product that are made by Cadburys and although available most times throughout the year they are sometimes hard to get hold of when its not the Easter season. Which is why I was happy to see a Cadbury crème egg twisted bar come out.
The usual Cadbury crème egg is the shape of an egg with a really nice fondant mixture inside and then milk chocolate on the outside. This is similar in that its made out of the same ingredients however its no in the shape of the usual egg and instead its in a twisted kind of chocolate bar shape, hence the name Cadbury crème egg twisted.
The bars itself tastes really nice, the chocolate it quite thick but you do still get quite a lot of the fondant mixture inside, and like the Cadbury crème eggs they can be sickly if you eat too much of them, so I tend not to rush these bars and just enjoy them.
Although they taste very similar to the crème eggs, there just not the same, it may just be that there not shaped like an egg and so I don't like them as much, which sounds kind of strange, but they do taste nice but id never pick one over the original egg.
I am a huge fan of Cadburys, as anyone who has read a few of my reviews will know. I love almost all Cadburys products, but for me Cadburys cream egg is my least favourite product. That isn't to say I don't like it, I just don't love it as much as I do some of the others. The problem for me is that although the inside is very yummy, it is also very sickly. I was hoping this bar, with a different ratio of chocolate to insides would be less sickly and Id like it even more.
For those who aren't familiar with crème egg, the theory is straight forward. It is a fake egg! The other shell is made of thick Cadburys chocolate and the inside is a sugary creamy fondant that has a yellow inner part and a white outer part. The inside is the part I find sickly. The twisted bar follows the same principle. It is a long tine bar with inidiviual easy to break off chunks of chocolate about the size a large marble but longer and thiner. They are coated with glorious cadburys dairy milk, and contain the creme egg formula that has become so popular.
I find the bar nicer than the egg personally. I bet the sales of the egg still far outway the bar, but they always will as the egg is such a traditional thing. I think in the bar the balance of chocolate and inner filling is much better, and therefore I think it is much yummier. It is still not my most favorite cadburys bar, but it is nice. There are far too many to chose from!
New Cadbury Crème Egg Twisted. Its no Crème Egg. Its Twisted.