Product Type: Cadbury Chocolate
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Cadbury Creme Egg
Member Name: marymoose
Cadbury Creme Egg
Advantages: Most people love them, they're growing on me, a bargain if you get 8 for £1!
Disadvantages: A bit too sickly, I used to HATE them!
As a child my grandparents gave me, my brother, and sister 3 Cadbury's Creme Eggs each every Easter. We never had the heart to tell them that no one in our family could stand eating the things (and my friend Christopher certainly wasn't complaining as he got all 9), and after they had died in 1988 we did contemplate taking some to put on their graves.
When I worked in a shop from 1997-1999 I used to hate Cadbury's Creme Eggs as they never scanned at the till, so I had to manually type in 50201600, their barcode. It seems to impress people that I still recall the barcode hence including it in my review title!
Although I pretty much LOVE every Cadbury product (it's by far my favourite chocolate), I have never liked the sickly sweet Creme Eggs (in fact HATED them), although every few years I have tried one...just in case, after all taste buds do change over time...and the time has finally come where I actually quite like the things. I like to think that somewhere up there my grandparents are smiling and saying "Told you so"!
For those who don't know,the eggs are smaller than real eggs, egg shaped, and wrapped in foil. Which is a distinctive red, yellow and purple colour. They do say their ingredients on the wrapper, but like the barcode, it is obscured by the way the foil is creased.
Bite into the egg and you'll find it is nice thick Cadbury's chocolate. Inside there is a soft fondant centre which is white coloured with some yellow in it, symbolising the yolk of an egg. It is sticky and fairly thick in consistency (I remember it being thinner and messier), and is very sweet. This is what has put me off them in the past.
For those with allergies, the eggs contain milk, egg and soya.
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These are not good for you as each egg contains 180 calories which is a lot when you consider how small they are. They also contain 25.9g sugars (28.8% of your RDA). Personally I find that one is enough to satisfy me, so it's not that bad. However, my boyfriend can easily eat 8 at a time, and my ex was the same in that respect.
I loved Cadbury's New Egg and Spoons which were out this year, although the shops didn't seem to have many of them, and I only got to have a few. In the absence of these I find that Cadbury Creme Eggs are a reasonable substitute (although I don't love them yet), and I might try eating one with a little spoon - I remember the adverts a few years back - "How do you eat yours?" - there are numerous different ways to eat your crème eggs, and as a newbie I have many yet to try!
Before Easter Cadbury Creme Eggs were available in Home Bargains at the amazing price of 8 for £1 (they were 19p each otherwise which is still a good price) - I bought my boyfriend 24 of which I had one! For Easter I did get a big egg which came with 6 Cadbury Creme Eggs so am working my way through them one at a time,
They vary in price such a great deal, so it's definitely worth shopping around if you can, Since they are mostly only available around Easter time you might find some cheap ones now that Easter is over - but if you like them definitely look out for 8 for £1 offers next year!
Summary: I used to hate them, but I'm starting to like them!