Product Type: Cadbury Chocolate
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Cadbury's creme eggs - Grab em' before they're gooooone!
Cadbury Creme Egg
Member Name: geodougal
Cadbury Creme Egg
Advantages: The perfect mix of chocolate & fondant!
Disadvantages: They're not sold all year round :(
Easter brings a certain level of excitement for me because it gives me an excuse to eat lots of chocolate and especially on Easter Sunday when it's apparently acceptable to eat it for breakfast, lunch and tea! My favourite Easter treat by far has to be the Cadbury's crème egg and I can never wait for them to become widely available to buy during the Easter period!
~Cadbury's & their crème egg ~
Cadbury's was founded almost 200 years ago and their crème egg in its current form was introduced in 1963, initially sold as fry's. The Cadbury's crème egg is one of the best selling Easter confectionaries throughout the UK and the US with annual sales in excess of 200 million and a brand value of approximately 50 million. They are manufactured at a rate of 1.5 million per day during the Easter period!
~ Price & Availability ~
Cadbury's crème eggs are widely available to buy between the months of January and April, however you may be lucky and find some shops still stocking them after the Easter period. They are available to buy singularly (39g) for around 60p, in a box of six (6x39g) for around £2.95, in a100g bag filled with miniature crème eggs for around £1.30 or a 56g bag for around 60p. Other products produced under the brand name 'Cadbury's crème egg' include Cadbury's crème egg ice cream tubs, cones and lollies.
Cadbury's crème eggs come in a thin foil wrapping which is coloured red and the traditional Cadbury's purple. Around it are 'splats' of yellow with the words Cadbury and crème egg in the same purple. If you unwrap the foil carefully enough you will find the ingredients list and allergy information also, but this is quite difficult to do so you may find it more useful to take a look on one of the multipack boxes which will be much more clear and informative.
~Appearance, smell, taste & texture ~
Unwrapping the foil you will be left with a milk chocolate egg, which is about the size of an actual small chicken's egg. It doesn't smell very strongly but if you make the effort to actually sniff it (which I did for the purpose of this review even though I may have looked really strange) you notice a hint of cocoa, milk and sugar. The chocolate looks distinctly Cadbury-like with its pale, milky brown exterior and interior. The chocolate shell is actually of a very decent thickness to give you a good chocolate fix with a nice crack to it (baring in mind you've not let it melt) and tastes just like a bar of Cadbury dairy milk - smooth, creamy and sweet! Once you have bitten into the egg the interior looks very similar to a real egg with a white outer representing the egg 'white' and pale orange inner representing the 'yoke'. The filling is described as fondant and is very similar to cake or cookie icing just thicker. It's very sweet and sticky and is in just the right amount to not be overly sickly; the chocolate also helps with this because it breaks up the sweetness and gives you a different texture to the 'goo'.
Each Cadbury's crème egg (39g) contains; 180 calories, 25.9g of sugar, 6.3g of fat, 3.9g of saturates and 0.05g of salt. Can't really expect anything less from a chocolatey Easter treat filled with sugary fondant now can we? Such a shame they don't have the same benefits as an actual egg...ah well we can pretend they do just for Easter, right?
Cadbury's crème eggs are suitable for vegetarians.
Allergy information: Contains; milk, egg & soya.
~ Overall opinion ~
I am yet to find an Easter treat to better the Cadbury's crème egg, it's just full of nostalgia and gooey goodness! They usually go down very well as a treat for the children however if you don't have a strong sweet tooth then these may not be for you as I know a lot of people who can't handle the fondant filling. I definitely need to stock up on these before they leave supermarket shelves for another nine months!
Summary: I'm goooing mad for Cadbury's creme eggs!