Over the weekend me and my husband managed to work our way through another of our Easter Eggs, this time we tried the Cadbury Flake Easter Egg. As you will see from previous reviews I am definitely a chocolate lover so I knew that I was going to enjoy the Cadbury Flake Egg, whilst I'm sure I could have managed to consume the whole thing on my own, I thought it best to share it with my husband.
The Flake Easter Egg comes in a small rectangle bright yellow cardboard box, the colour of the really makes it stand out on the shelf. The box has the words "Cadbury Flake" written at the top in dark purple writing as though it has been written by hand, the word Cadbury is also repeated towards the bottom of the box as well. Right in the middle of the box are the words "Milk Chocolate egg " this is written in a gold coloured writing and is written next to a picture of 4 mini flake bars, this shows you what the box contains. There is also a small egg shaped hole in the centre of the box which allows you to see the large Easter Egg inside. On the back of the packaging is all of the product information including the ingredients, nutritional information, allergy advise and also the contact details for Cadbury. This is all clearly written and set out in tables making it very easy to read and follow.
Inside the packaging you received a large hollow chocolate egg and four mini Flake chocolate bars. The large Chocolate egg comes wrapped in purple foil with the word Cadbury written on it, the egg is basically a hollow egg shape made from Cadbury chocolate, the egg also has a pattern on the outside of it. The chocolate that the egg is made from is of a reasonable thickness, although I always feel that the chocolate these things are made from should be a bit thicker than what they are. When you taste the hollow egg it is clear that it is made from Cadbury chocolate, it has that lovely creamy taste that all Cadbury chocolate has. As well as the hollow chocolate egg inside the box you also received 4 small Flake chocolate bars, these come wrapped individually in small yellow foil wrappers, these are bright yellow with the word Flake written on them in dark purple, they are basically a mini version of the larger Flake bars that you can buy in the shops. The Flake bars are basically the same as the regular sized ones and are made up of crumbly, creamy milk Cadbury chocolate, I would say the mini bars you receive inside the box are about half the size of a regular Flake chocolate bar.
The nutritional information is listed on the back of the box separately for both the hollow milk chocolate egg and also the mini flake bars.
Milk Chocolate Egg Shell (per half egg)
* Calories - 265
* Protein - 3.8g
* Carbohydrate - 28.4g
* Fat - 15.0g
Flake Bar (Per Bar
* Calories - 75
* Protein - 1.1g
* Carbohydrates - 7.8g
* Fat - 4.3g
When I looked at the nutritional information I didn't think the calorie and fat content of the Flake bars was too bad, although you don't really get a massive amount of chocolate for the amount of calories and fat. However I did think that the Calorie and Fat content was quite high per half egg. As a treat I was happy to have half of the hollow egg however its not the sort of thing I would eat as a snack everyday, as for the mini Flake bars, these were slightly better being lower in calories and fat, however again for me this is more of a treat every so often rather than an every day snack.
All of the allergy advise is also listed on the back of the box, this appears in bright yellow boxes to make it stand out from the other information and is given separately for both the hollow egg shell and the Flake bars.
* Milk chocolate Shell - Contains milk and may contain nuts and soya
* Mini Flake Bars - Contains milk
Obviously I did not pay for the Cadbury Flake Easter Egg as it was purchased for me, however I do know that this egg is available in most supermarkets and I have seen it available in my local Tesco. The 153g Easter Egg costs approximately £3.50 and I do know that just before Easter this sized Easter Egg was on offer and were buy one get two eggs free. I would say that they are reasonably priced especially when on offer as they were. I would say that the Easter Egg is a fair price, although I did notice that the price went up just before Easter.
Overall I would definitely recommend the Cadbury Flake Easter Egg, all parts of it including the Milk Chocolate Egg Shell and the Flake bars are made from the same tasty creamy Cadbury chocolate, you can taste that the chocolate is Cadbury and it is of an excellent quality. For me the only disadvantage is the calorie and fat content, but as a treat I wasn't going to let it put me off. I really enjoyed the Cadbury Flake Easter Egg and would definitely recommend it, although it just consists of plain milk chocolate it really is tasty and makes a lovely treat.
Its that time of year again (well, just finishing now!) when everyone wants easter eggs. I read somewhere that Easter eggs had been seen on sale since January!! Unfortunately Easter, along with Christmas is very commercial and lets face it, in many cases it is about making more profits and often the real meaning of Easter is forgotten; but thats another story!
There have been absolutely loads of Easter eggs for sale; with many on special offer and i went into my local Sainsbury's today to see piles of easter eggs on sale at half price; Easter egg prices vary; from the smaller ones for about a £1.00 right up to the really expensive ones which could cost £20 or more.
I have been getting my kids Easter eggs for many years now and they would think something was wrong if, one year, they didn't get any! I often buy the Cadbury flake one. The one i got for them this year had a hollow Cadbury milk chocolate egg plus 3 Cadbury flakes. The contents of the whole box are 273g. I am sure some of you may have noticed that Flakes have become decidedly smaller than they once were and the flakes in this egg are no different. The egg itself is actually quite large (this makes up for the rather small size of the flakes). The taste, in my view is delicious, just as you would expect Cadbury milk chocolate to be. Despite the small flakes (they don't last long!) i love them; i have always liked flakes; they are so crumbly and i much prefer them to other similar types; even though its very easy to get the crumbles of chocolate all over the place; i eat them in a certain way. Firstly, i always keep them in the fridge; secondly, once i have got through about 3/4 of the flake itself, you just know there are lots of crumbly bits still left at the end of the wrapper; i have to lift the wrapper with the bits of flake left in it up to my mouth and pour the remainder in! I find its the only way to try to ensure you don't get covered in chocolaty crumbs and no waste either!
Hollow milk chocolate Egg; 265kcal per quarter of the egg; contains cocoa solids, cocoa mass, milk, sugar, vegetable fats and cocoa butter, emulsifiers (E442 & E476); flavourings
Flake; 135kcal; per flake; contains cocoa solids, cocoa mass, vegetable fat, cocoa butter, emulsifier (E442), flavourings
I gave my kids their eggs yesterday; my daughter has been good and still hasn't started on her cadbury egg ( i think she has eaten the flakes though!) and my son has nearly finished it all; perhaps i should have rationed them a bit more, but it is easter! They havn't ate their other egg yet though! I even have one left over for myself!
Yes, these easter eggs/flakes are fattening; there is no escaping that i am afraid; but they are truly delicious. Highly recommend. You might be able to get some great bargains on them if there are any left in the shops!
We received so many chocolate treats over Easter and are still receiving them from some family members. We've never made a big deal about Easter but everyone has spoilt my daughter.
The Cadburys flake Easter egg was priced around the £2.49 mark and comes with a lovely large hollow dairy milk egg and 2 regular sized flake bars.
Last night me and my partner sat there and ate the whole thing!! The egg is around 6 inches in height. It is hollow but does contain a large amount of chocolate.
The chocolate egg is a basic dairy milk chocolate which is rich and creamy. The texture of the chocolate is just divine and will leave you with a lovely after taste. It seems to have the Pringles effect of once you pop you can't stop. You really will manage to eat your way though this large egg within minutes if you a major chocoholic.
Included in the box are 2 flake chocolate bars. You can buy these from your local supermarket or corner shop for around the 50p mark.
The chocolate flake was the best part of this Easter egg, yet also the messiest. The bars are around the 5 inch mark in length and covered in an easy to open wrapper. The chocolate is very crumbly and I can guarantee you will get yourself into a nice mess. Giving these bars to children is a big no no in my books. When eating the bar you can taste the creamy chocolate which really does melt away in your mouth. Yet again it crumbles everywhere and like me I really don't like to waste good tasting chocolate so I'm there trying to eat it really carefully and not letting the flakes go to waste, and as my other half says making a fool out myself looking like an idiot.
Overall this chocolate Easter egg and flake bars are a great gift any chocoholic would love. You really can never go wrong with Cadburys.
Last night our next door neighbour popped round with an Easter egg for each of my sisters and she surprised me by giving me a Flake egg, I've never got on all that well with her and that was why it was such a surprise! lol
I'm glad she did though because I sat and scoffed it last night and it was delish! The box has changed and is a bit different from the one in the photo Dooyoo have got up, it's the same colour but a bit thinner because the egg is standing upright and the 2 Flake bars that come with it are packaged tighter to the egg. I reckon they've done it to save on packaging and I think it does make the egg look a lot better.
The egg is wrapped up in purple Cadburys foil and looks wicked when you unwrap it. It's made out of gorgeous Cadburys chocolate and even though it's not mega thick the chocolate is proper rich and creamy. It breaks into quite big pieces and for some reason it's quite hard to just break a small bit off..... not that that matters when you're greedy like me! lol The chocolate melts wicked in my mouth and is majorly creamy and sweet, just like Dairy Milk chocolate even though I don't think it actually is quite Dairy Milk.
The Flakes you get with the egg are 2 normal sized Flakes like you'd buy in the shop, there's nothing exciting about them apart from them being Flakes in the first place! lol They break into small bits as you're eating them and you can get into a bit of a mess if you don't eat them careful.
I think this Easter egg is perfect for anyone who loves Flakes, kids and adults would be happy with this egg and there's nothing to say younger children can't eat it as well. The same goes for adults, this looks like a grown up Easter egg and an adult wouldn't be embarressed or upset to get it.
These eggs cost about £3.00 but keep an eye out because you'll probably be able to get a bit of a bargain now Easter is over with.
I am sure most people know what an easter egg is for, and that it is currently that time of year again where easter eggs are all the rage.
One of the eggs I was given (and bought a few of) this year was the Cadburys Flake Easter Egg. I bought this in a large supermarket (cant remember which one) for 95p, and thought it was a total bargain as it is a decent sized egg, not a mini one, and it comes with 4 snack sized bars of Cadbury flake.
The egg itself comes wrapped in Cadbury branded purple foil, and is milk chocolate. The egg comes apart in two halves, which is handy as you don't have to smash the egg to pieces just to eat a bit of it. The chocolate egg is quite thick, and you get about 4 bites of flake from each mini bar.
The box is mainly yellow, and has some puzzles on it, as well as information about the nutrition of the egg and flake bars, and also some information about cadburys and how they are helping the environment by reucing packaging. For the price paid for this egg, it is a true bargain and I hope to get more of these for easter each year.
If you got one of these eggs this year, enjoy!
Me and my husband have received a lot of easter eggs this year, and I'm always curious as to what is going to actually be in there with them , which is why I have reviewed quite a few of them.
I love all the cadburys range so was very excited when we received this one. Then when I opened it, inside was a fairly big hollow chocolate eggs, and 4 small flake bars. They must be fun size, I have never seen them before and thought they were really cute and they are great for a little chocolate fix or even for lunchboxes.
The main disappointment with all the Cadbury's eggs I have found, is that they are still using the plastic packaging inside the box. Nestle seem to have made their packaging completely recyclable by removing all the plastic from their egg packaging.
Obviously this was a gift so I'm not sure how much it cost, I was quite pleased with the amount of chocolate though, as I find that some easter eggs don't have a lot of extras in them, and are really overpriced.
I find the quality of Cadburys chocolate to be the best, so I am slightly biased towards them, and obviously most people know what a flake is like so I'm not going to go into detail about that, but I think the mini flakes were a really nice touch.
A good egg, with 4 mini flakes. Shame about the plastic packaging though.
I have done the Easter shopping and lucky enough for me I have a couple spare ;) Of course these ones weren't purposley purchase I'll have you know!
One of these JUST happened to be one of my all time favourites, which was a Flake one. It is of course made by Cadburys which makes it all the more yummier!
It comes in a very simple yellow cardboard box (which can be recycled) and then also has a plastic clear tray which in it holds the Cadbury chocolate egg wrapped in deep purple foil and then accompied by not one, not two, not even three, BUT FOUR mini flakes - oh happy days!
The choclate egg itself is just cadburys milk chocolate that has been moulded into a shape off an egg. The chocolate itself is smooth, silky and an enjoyment to eat just as you would expect Cadbury's chocolate to be.
The 4 mini flake bars are also just as divine. These are a very sweet, crumbly treat and would be great for sharing ... or not! These are very small though at the size of less than half a normal size bar of Flake. They do taste simply delicious though - again just as you'd expect.
Overall this is a no brainer as to whether or not it is a good easter egg, it is not exceeding any expectations, it is simply just as you'd expect it to be. These are definitley going to be go down a treat this Easter and as they only cost 95 / 97p in most large supermarkets (if they have any left!) then it is a cheap way of buying chocolate!
I know its slightly wrong but with all the easter eggs being on offer at 95p/99p ive been buying the easter eggs to eat now as they are cheaper than buying bars of chocolate!
The flake easter egg comes in a bright yellow box inside is the cadburys easter egg which is covered with purple foil and there are 4 small flake chocolate bars. On the box i got there is a crossword on the back and on one side states the contents on the egg and the flakes.
When opening the easter egg i struggled to split the egg in half, i think normally the eggs are split into two halfs but mine was stuck together so i had a fight with it and it exploded into loads of pieces, not that i mind just makes it even easier for me to eat, the chocolate itsself cadburys is lovely, it really melts in your mouth. I much prefer the cadburys eggs to any other infact i couldn't eat a nestle one that i bought it was nowhere near as nice tasting as cadburys.
The easter egg can be quite sickly, i managed to eat about half.
Price wise they can normally be a bit expensive, but before easter all of the big supermarkets have them on offer at some point around 99p - which when you look at normally priced chocolate bars is not bad.
I know it's not Easter yet, but I have had this Flake Easter egg on my shelf looking at me for a week, and I gave in, and opened it.
~~ The Product & Packaging ~~
It comes in a medium sized Easter egg box. The box is bright yellow in colour, with a swirly Cadburys flake logo. On the front of the box is a cut out window, and you can see the egg behind it. Around the window is a lovely flower design.
The box design is quite grown up, and it looks quite special, and not very childish like Easter egg packaging can be!
The Easter egg and flake sit in a plastic inner part.
You get a full size Easter egg inside, wrapped in a deep purple foil, with the Cadburys logo all over it and four treat sized Flakes, which are about half the size of a usual Flake.
The Easter egg box weighs in at 153gs. On the back of the box is a word search and to the side is the ingredient list & usual bits.
~~ Taste ~~
When you unwrap the Easter egg, you are greated with the Easter chick design that has been used for years. I really like the design as it reminds me of being little and opening an easter egg as a child, as it is exactly the same.
The egg can be broken in half easily using the seam down the middle.
The chocolate is quite thin, and I much prefer that to thick chocolate as it can sometimes become to sickly to quickly.
The chocolate is the usual lovely cadburys chocolate. Sweet and creamy, but not overly sickly. Just right. The chocolate melts in your mouth easily, and it is nice to eat. Yum!
The Flake chocolate is in tiny bars, about 7cms long, and 1.5cms wide. They last for about two bites! But are nice as a quick chocolate snack, without feeling like too much.
The Flake basically consists of loads and loads of layers of Cadburys chocolate. It is very hard to eat, as they are so crumbly and messy. The chocolate is creamy and sweet. It doesn't feel as soild as other Cadburys chocolate bars, so it feels quite light to eat, which is good.
~~ Nutritional information & Ingredients ~~
Per half an Easter egg -
Calories - 265
Protein - 3.8g
Carbohydrate - 28.4g
Fat - 15g
Ingredients: Milk, sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, vegetable fat, emulsifier (E442), flavorings.
Milk solids 20% minimum. Cocoa solids 20% minimum.
Per treat sized Flake -
Calories - 75
Protein - 1.1g
Carbohydrate - 7.8g
Fat - 4.3g
Ingredients: Milk, sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, vegetable fat, emulsifier (E442), flavourings.
Milk solids 14% minimum. Cocoa solids 25% minimum.
Both are suitable for vegetarians.
~~ Price and where to buy ~~
Easter eggs are pretty much everywhere at the moment, it's that time of year. They can be found in most food shops or supermarkets and retail around the £2.50 mark, although the major supermarkets always have deals on them.