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I was never a big fan of Cadbury's Creme Eggs because I thought they were just too sweet and sickly. But, with the reason controversy surrounding them, I felt obliged to test the water and see what all the fuss was about. I am not sure whether this was a real thing or a stroke of marketing genius to bring everyone's attention to the eggs which are only available in the run up until Easter.
The result of my dalliance into the Creme Egg world is that I am totally addicted to them now! Now whether or not that has something to do with the fact that I am nine weeks pregnant is yet to be seen, but for the time being, I can't seem to stop myself from eating them.
The eggs weigh 40 grams and are made up of a chocolate shell filled with yellow and white 'goo'. The controversy was that the chocolate shell is not actually Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate, but I don't think they are any worse for that. The filling is a sort of sugary fondant filling that is really quite tasty and I think this is where the difference is from its former incarnation. The whole combination is just not as sickly and sweet as it used to be.
The eggs are available for all manner of prices depending where you get them from. The cheapest seems to be 50 pence each or three for £1 from the main supermarkets. For that price I'd say they are definitely worth it and you should get yourself some before they stop selling them in April.
Allergy information – contains milk, egg and soya.
Manufacturer - Mondelez UK.
177 calories per egg.
Contains 26.5 grams of sugar.
Suitable for vegetarians.
50p each or three for 1 pound.
These crème eggs have been around since the 1960s and have always been a firm favourite of many. Over the years they have flooded the market and been most annoying by being on sale form the Christmas season onwards.
Other brands have copied the chocolate egg shape and style such as Galaxy, but the Cardbury's version is the most well known and iconic in its shape and packaging with the image being found on items of clothing and reproduced in jewellery and toy cars etc.
However there was a lot of publicity this year when it was announced that the egg would no longer be encased in Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate but in something called “standard cocoa mix chocolate. It’s no longer Dairy Milk. It is similar, but not exactly Dairy Milk,” said a spokesman for Cadbury, which was bought by the US giant Kraft in 2010. They also said that it had never been called 'Dairy Milk', though most people buying a Cadbury egg would have assumed that it was.
I am sure everyone is acquainted with a crème egg – being a fondant centre surrounded by chocolate. The middle is yellow to resemble the egg yolk and it is surrounded by soft white fondant.
The egg is a standard egg size and shape and has circular markings around the outside of the chocolate.
The chocolate surround is reasonably thick and seems pretty much like it always has been, though not having one of the other recipe eggs to compare it to it is difficult to be certain.
Inside in the usual soft and runny white filling with the runny yellow centre.
It is difficult to say if the chocolate actually tastes any different these days as with this product all you taste is sweet sickly sugar.
===Having 26.5 grams of sugar in each egg is the equivalent of over six and a half teaspoons of sugar – a crazy amount for such a small product.===
Attractive and cute, but way too sweet and sickly for me and the sweetness overrides any flavour that might be in the chocolate or fondant.
Not appetizing or at all pleasant ot eat – I just nibbled mine and threw the rest away.
Chocolate is pleasant to eat but not when this sweet.
I am sure the Galaxy eggs I had the other year were nto as tooth rottingly sweet as this.
If you want to view something interesting seach on Youtube for how these are made in auch a way as to encase the liquidy fondant – makes interesting viewing to see the eggs being snapped together in the factory.
These little eggs of goo are addictive - so it really is a good job that they are only available for part of the year. If they weren't, we wouldn't love them as much as we do! Our whole family go egg crazy for a couple of months a year - it is virtually the only chocolate consumed for that very small part of the year. It is virtually a season it it's own right - "cream egg time!" the children yell as soon as they appear in the shops. We even love the adverts!! Eggaholics anonymous.
I am the first to admit that I am a chocoholic and I have the body to prove it! When someone was going around my office just before Easter with a large carrier bag, I was intrigued. When I was approached, I realised that I had a tough decision to make. It contained MaltEaster bunnies and Creme eggs, and as I could only pick one, I decided to go for the creme eggs, as I hadn't had any this year yet.
Creme eggs are a small egg shaped fondant filled confection. There are two colours of fondant inside, a white and a yellow fondant, which make up the 'egg' inside. These are sweet and sticky, but very moreish. Creme eggs are the best selling confectionery item in the UK between Christmas and Easter, and over 200 million are consumed every year.
I used to find Creme eggs very sweet, but maybe Cadbury's are making them 'healthier' as they don't taste as sweet to me now. Another observation is that the chocolate doesn't seem to be as thick as it used to be, as I used to nibble the chocolate before breaking through to the centre, but this year one bite and the fondant oozed out. While I wouldn't recommend too many of these, as they are a seasonal product, I don't get sick of them. I like the fondant inside the egg, although as it is probably pure sugar, this could be why. The chocolate is a nice combination as well, as it is quite sweet as well.
I am aware that I am a little late in writing this review, as it's now after Easter, but they will be back in the shops in December. In the 1980's Cadbury's did sell them year round, but sales fell, so they went back to being a seasonal item.
Prices are around 60p for a single egg, and a multipack of three eggs costs around 1.50. Packets of mini creme eggs are available in places like Poundland for 1.00 each.
I'm salivating just thinking about them right now and it's even worse knowing that I'm completely out of stock. Cadbury Crème Eggs are probably my favourite treat at Easter - surpassing mini eggs and yes, Easter eggs themselves. My friends and I buy these a lot, and I mean a lot, definitely a few times a week and I'm not just talking one each.
Would you guess, it does in fact come shaped as an egg. Surprising right? They are a pretty distinctive shape and come wrapped in a very, very annoying foil wrapper that I quite frequently have problems with. It's a real hit or miss to what will happen as sometimes it just comes away in small strips and in my experience, there is nothing worse than being in the middle of eating it and getting a bit or wrapper in your mouth.
So I bet you're wondering what's actually in this sugary sweet treat? Basically, it consists of an outer shell of significantly thinner than a chocolate bar layer of Cadbury chocolate. Inside, and surprisingly similar to an actual egg, is two different colours of fondant (pretty much just icing sugar) that represent the egg whites and yolk. The chocolate completely melts in your mouth and - yeah I'm definitely drooling just thinking about it.
As of yet, I haven't gotten sick of Crème Eggs yet but I'm pretty sure it will happen soon. Luckily as they are only on sale between January and April, I will have a whole 8 months of missing them. You can buy them pretty much anywhere I think though I usually buy mine from retailers such as Asda and Tesco. It's usually 6 for £2, I'm not exactly sure of the individual price but they're definitely not expensive. So yeah, what are you waiting for?
Every Good Friday or Easter Sunday and Monday as a child I usually get given a lot of chocolate eggs, to be honest I actually have never liked eating Easter eggs and just ate the chocolates that came in the boxes with the eggs. I don't know anyone that hasn't eaten a cadburys creme egg especially around Easter time, until recently I had never in tasted one it has never appealed to me. I went into my local Wilkisons and got some sweets and saw cadburys chocolate egg and decided to try it to see if I will like it just like all my friends do. The chocolate egg is an oval shape and has milk she'll with a liquid coloured just like an actual egg however the taste is very sweet like sugar. Overall I think the cadburys creme egg is a bit overrated it has an ok chocolate taste and a very sweet sugary inside I didn't like. I will not be eating it on a daily basis.
Forget birthdays, forget christmas, valentines new years. It's Cadbury Creme Egg day, er I mean Easter.
I love, love, love creme eggs and they seem like such a British thing to me, I don't know if they have them or anything like them in other countries and I don't really care!
I love everything about them, I love the silly adverts on TV to it being perfectly acceptable to ask anyone holding a creme egg: 'How do you eat yours?'. I love how my mood or my surroundings will determine how I will eat my creme egg. No true chocolate egg connoisseur should be confined to just one style! I even love that you can't get them all year round, it makes them even more special!
If I'm angry and my creme egg has been purchased to cheer myself up, the whole thing goes in my gob at once and its a gooey, sticky mess.
If I'm enjoying a girly film on TV I can make it last an hour and a half if I have to!
I mean, what is that stuff inside a creme egg? Is it icing? Whatever it is is, it is delicious in it's white a yellow perfection, covered in a very thick casing of unmistakably-cadbury chocolate. Divine!
Stock up while you can.
Obviously I should write the following, they should be eaten in moderation, they are a treat and very unhealthy, especially when eaten excessively, it is chocolate and sugar after all.
I love it when these little eggs come out after Christmas!
They are such an indulgent treat, but one is enough! I will take my hat off to anyone that is able to manage more than one in a single sitting!
The hard Cadbury's chocolate around the outside provides a lovely casing to the rich sugary fondant in the middle. The only downfall being that there is no dignified and clean way to eat one!
Although you always start off with good intentions the chocolate ends up melting in your fingers and then slowly starts to fall apart! I always eat these straight from the fridge for maximum taste and I have even heard that freezing them is nice...a bit like a choc-ice :).
I would recommend these to anyone with a sweet tooth! However, for lovers of plainer chocolates I would say that they might be a bit too much!
A few days ago I wrote about cadbury's mini eggs and how they were my favourite Easter treat, I still stand by this statement however thought I would write a review about another treat that is very popular during Easter time.
Cadbury's creme eggs are wrapped in foil and have a hard chocolate outer filled with a white and yellow icing center, to represent an egg yolk. They can come separately but do come in packs of 3 and 6 too.
My personal opinion and experience
Personally I do not really buy creme eggs that much, although I am a major chocolate love I only have it as an occasional treat. The reason for this is because it can be very sweet and taste quite sickly after just eating one. Also the sugar content is extremely high which cannot be good for my health at all.
Overall I think that cadbury's creme eggs are ok as a treat once in a while but too much will leave you feeling sick!
This is probably the most addictive food I've ever touched, I just love melting the chocolate on my tongue and letting the middle rub all over my taste buds. It is a bit weird how in love I am with this chocolate egg. I would highley recommend this if you are planning on buying someone a chocolate egg, you can't go wrong!
Cadbury's Creme Eggs are my guilty pleasure.
Easter has always been a nightmare for me as I love these little pockets of sticky-sweetness. Cadbury's chocolate is by far the best and the filling is just so good. My favourite way to eat one is to lick the egg until I wear a hole in it then bite the hole bigger and eat the inside.
The downside of the Creme Egg is it's moreishness. I eat it in that particular way as it takes me longer to eat one and then it is not such a pain on my waistline.
Because they are so sweet, it always seems like a good idea to have more than one and if not eaten slowly it can result in a tummy ache and a sickly feeling after the second or third egg.
My opinion is that they are best in moderation and whilst I dread Easter, I am also glad it only comes around once a year!
In regards to price - I find them a little overpriced for what they are, but I can live with it as it helps to control my consumption. ;)
My opinion on this type of chocolate is a highly recommended one!
I have loved creme eggs for as long as i can remember, well i mean who doesnt?!
Every easter i would always ask a couple of my family members to get me the creme egg chocolate egg as it was always my favourite.
I love the texture from the creme inside the egg and i love the cadbury chocolate on the outter shell aswell . . . . .
The only thing i do wish they would do is to keep the creme egg in shops all year round so that everyone could enjoy them whenever they feel like it . instead of having to wait until easter every year...
especially now they have galaxy versions of creme eggs which taste just as good as the normal creme eggs but obviously creme eggs original will never be beaten!
Ever since I can remember I've always loved Creme Eggs, all I ever wanted at Easter was Creme eggs! (or money to buy Creme Eggs). I love the thick chocolate shell with the gooey inside. I'm also one of those people that bite the top off and then lick the inside out! I love any Cadbury's chocolate, but the Creme eggs are definitely king! I like that you can get different packet sizes 3,6,12 and I think I may have even seen a 24!! These are great for special occasions such as valentines day, birthday, or just if your feeling kind!! However for the size of the Creme Egg I think they are quite over priced, I remember them being roughly 20-30p when I was younger and now I think they're closer to 60p. Another downsize to the Creme Egg is, as any chocolate is quite high in calories, again for the size, is quite a high number! But overall I quite like to indulge in a Creme Egg every now and then!