“ Brand: Cadbury / Type: Egg „
Every year around Easter Cadbury tend to release or put out limited edition (if you can call them that) products like the Creme Egg and Mini Eggs Nest Cakes. Last year was the first time I had ever tried this product, and I was very pleased when I saw them again in my local supermarket just before Easter this week.
There are five 'cakes' to a box. Each cake is delicious chocolate sponge, and is filled with layers of buttercream and covered in even more chocolate. The cakes are round chocolate shape, covered in flake and topped with a mini egg, much like how a cherry would sit on top of a sundae.
Ingredients include buttercream (27%), milk chocolate (24%), milk chocolate curls (13%), mini eggs (10%), and also contains wheat, egg, wilk, soya and warns it may contain nuts.Each cake is 160kcal and there are 480kcal in 100g worth. They're pretty small in size, which is perfect as you can eat one without feeling too guilty or unhealthy, and because of the vast amount of chocolate, you don't feel bloated or overwhelmed either. The fat content for each cake is 8.6g and per 100g there's 25.5g.
The taste is very satisfying, and very reminiscent of a Flake bar, in a smooth consistency (if that makes sense). It isn't too rich which is something I was pretty worried about before trying, especially because there are so many different things going on. The smoothness of the buttercream and outcoating are perfectly balanced by the crunchiness of the mini egg and the flakey curls on top. It is an eating experience that genuinely feels good as even in the mouth, you can feel each individual component and part of the cake, which makes it much easier to spot out the different flavours too.
The cheapest place to buy them is in Asdas where you can grab yourself a box for £1.75, which roughly translates as 35p a cake, which isn't too bad. Elsewhere they are a little more expensive, but many shops do deals like buy one get one three or two for £3, so look out for that.
The box and plastic holding for the cakes are all recyclable which is useful for someone like me who lives in a London suburb, where the bins are hardly reliable and a local nosey neighbour is prone to checking my bins to see if I'm correctly sorting my rubbish!
This is definitely a treat I would recommend and something you ought to buy more than one pack of just in case!
These cakes are the business, I get them from the shop by me and they cost £2.29 and that's majorly expensive for 5 cakes but they're worth it! They are made by Cadburys and when I saw them in the shop I knew they was going to be good but they're not just good...... these cakes are delish!
They are round cakes made with chocolate sponge that is layered with buttercream, the cake is covered in milk chocolate and they look all bumpy like nests because there are loads of little chocolate curls on the top and sides of the cake. There is a Cadburys Mini Egg on top of each cake, I had all different colour Mini Eggs but have had boxes where they are nearly all the same colour and that's a bit disappointing but it can't be helped! lol
The sponge cake is delish, it's got a proper nice cocoa flavour that goes wicked with the sweet creamy buttercream. The buttercream has got a yummy vanilla taste and there's quite a lot in the cake so the hole thing is lovely and creamy tasting.
The chocolate covering the chocolate is GORGEOUS. It's proper nice Cadbury milk chocolate and the curls make the chocolate seem thicker. It is quite thick anyway with a rich sweet flavour like Cadburys chocolate always has. The Mini Eggs are always stuck on good and don't come off the cakes into the box very often, it happens sometimes but doesn't matter much because you just pick the egg out of the box and eat it anyway! lol
I like keeping my egg on top and eating round it so that the last bite you get is sponge, buttercream, chocolate AND the Mini Egg! Yummy! The only problem with these cakes is you get 5 in a box and there are 5 of us in this house and we all love them..... so no leftover cakes for munching when everyone has gone to bed!
These aren't sickly at all and that's a bit of a surprise because of how sweet and chocolatey they are, that means I could easily eat a whole box of them in one go and I bet there are shedloads of calories in each cake so that's not a very good thing to do!
These chocolate cakes are 'nests' from heaven and it's a shame that they're only available around Easter time (and that they don't have a longer use by date so you could stock up!).
Arriving in packs of five, each 'nest' is a mini chocolate flavoured sponge cake with a layer of yellow butter cream running through the middle and about 2cm deep. This little cake is then coated in a think layer of chocolate and covered in chocolate curls (lighter than chocolate chips but to same effect) and topped off with a mini egg. These cakes not only then look the part, but they also taste it. If you're a fan of other chocolate cakes then this one is sure to be one of your favourites once you try them.
It is not all good with these cakes though with them being very messy to eat (the chocolate curls ending up everywhere, and then melting!) and I don't want to imagine what it would be like giving them to a young child to eat. Another small criticism would be that they come in packs of five, quite unusual for cakes to come in odd numbers but it doesn't really cause a problem (I would just prefer six!) although at less than £2 a pack I don't suppose there's much reason to complain.
*About the Product*
The product I am going to review has been a regular Easter treat in my family for many years. The product is Cadbury Mini Eggs Chocolate Nest Cakes and Cadbury describe them as being "chocolate flavoured sponge layered with buttercream, covered in milk chocolate, decorated with milk chocolate curls and a milk chocolate egg in a crisp sugar shell".
The nests come in a cardboard box which is mainly purple and yellow as in the picture above. The front has the name of the product, the Cadbury logo, a description of the nests, a picture of the nests and some pretty flower motifs. The rear of the packaging has company contact details, another nest picture, ingredients, another description of the nests, allergy information and nutritional details. It also states the box is recyclable. To open, your tear down the side of the box and slide out a plastic covered plastic tray with 5 individual compartments each housing a chocolate nest.
The chocolate covered nests are nothing spectacular to look at when you open the packaging. Once you bite into them though they look very tasty as the butter cream is visible making the nests more attractive as they have a colour to them. The chocolate curls easily fall off the side and top of the nest so best to use over a plate. There is a mini egg on the top of each nest.
Buttercream (27%) - unnsalted butter, sugar, glucose syrup, maize starch, salt, dried egg white, emulsifiers (E475 E471), colour (E161b)
Milk chocolate (24%) - sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, dried skimmed milk, milk fat, vegetable fat, dried whey, emulsifier (soya lecithin)
Milk chocolate curls (13%) - sugar, cocoa butter, dried whole milk, cocoa mass, dried whey, lactose, emulsifier (soya lecithin), flavouring
Mini Eggs (10%) - milk chocolate - sugar, milk cocoa butter, cocoa mass, dried whole milk, vegetable fat, dried whey, emulsifiers (E442 E476), flavouring. Shell - sugar, modified maize and tapioca starches, colours (anthocyanins, beta-carotene, E150c, E1222, E129), flavouring.
Wheat flour, glucose syrup, sugar, pasteurised whole egg, pasteurised egg white, humectant (glycerol), fat reduced cocoa, soya flour, vegetable oil, whey concentrate, emulsifiers (E471, soya lecthin, E475, E470a) raising agents (E450, sodium bicarbonate) dried whey.
Each nest cake contains
May contain traces of nuts.
Cadburys Cakes, Manor Bakeries, Fish Dam Lane, Carlton, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 3HQ
*Availability & Price*
Currently available for a limited time for Easter in major supermarkets. There are other types of cakes available in this range and the current offer in Asda is 2 packs for £3 on a mix and match basis. Each pack has 5 nest cakes.
I have been keeping an eye out for the Cadburys Easter cakes hitting the shelves and spotted them whilst in Asda this evening with my sister. I did not plan on buying anything chocolate related as I am supposed to be on a diet! I simply couldn't resist and picked up a box of these and a box of the flake cakes which are my favourite ones in the range! I bought 2 boxes for £3 and my sister popped 2 in the trolley for herself aswell..at least I share, she has ate a full box to herself and complains she feels ill..serves her right lol!
So the packaging is very attractive and I could easily distinguise that this was a Cadburys product as it is bright and colourful. Once I got home, hubby unpacked the bags and spotted these. He hovered about until I gave in and we opened the box up. The nests look ok but they make so much mess with the curls and I ended up with half of the curls down my bra! I bit in and to be honest I was certainly disappointed. Having bought these every year for the past few years and really enjoyed them, I just could not understand why! The chocolate was bland and did not taste of Cadburys chocolate, it tastes like cheap supermarket chocolate or the chocolate your get in the cheap kids advert calenders. The buttercream was sweet and tasty and the sponge moist but the chocolate just ruined it.
I managed to eat one and the rest were put in the box and put back in the cupboard. Nothing seems to taste the same nowadays, maybe its just me or maybe not as my sister was not keen on them either. They are ok but not worth the money you spend on them so buy at your own taste :)
I love these little cakes :) there a lovely wee treat for easter time but be warned you'll probably want to eat the whole box!
I bought these today for £1.99 in tescos (or they are 2 for £3) and they come in a box of 6. There easiest way to describe them is, if you imagine a swiss roll, sliced. So you take one of the slices, cover them in chocolate and put some chocolate flakes on them and finish with a cadburys mini egg!
Rather than the swiss roll having the white fondant,creme inside its the same but yellow, i never tasted any different i think it was to make them more eastery? They were really yummy, covered in little chocolate sprinkle like shavings (which was quite messy so a plate would be advised)
I noticed on the same shelf they had a couple of similar cadburys easter cakes so ill have to try these ones too :) Get them while you can!!
Yesterday I asked my partner to bring some groceries on his way home and he did, but he also bought a box of these Cadbury Mini Egg Chocolate Nest Cakes for me. Having never tried them before I wasn't sure I'd like them but then I got real and thought Cadbury's chocolate, cake and a female? Of course I'm going to like them!
Currently these are on offer, 2 boxes for £3 at Somerfield but normally they are £2.10 for a box of 5 cakes. The box is exactly as the picture above with a close up of the delicious little devils!
I briefly glanced at the calories and fat content, I already knew I was going to eat one of these cakes but I do like to know. Each cake has 160 calories and 8.6g of fat so they are really high in fat!! However, undeterred I opened the box.
There are 5 little cakes in the box, each one is like a slice of swiss roll and about 2cm deep. They all have a mini egg on top and are coated with Cadbury's chocolate with decorative little curls of Cadbury's chocolate on top of that coating. Inside they contain chocolate sponge cake and bright yellow buttercream icing.
First things first I removed the mini egg and ate it. Then onto the cake. The chocolate curls were falling off all over the place so you do need a plate with these! The fact the chocolate is Cadbury's is a big plus for me, it's my favourite brand of chocolate and you can really taste that it is in fact Cadbury's as you eat the cake. The chocolate sponge could have been vanilla sponge and I wouldn't have noticed, the coating of chocolate over-powers the taste of the sponge completely. The buttercream icing is very sweet and makes you think of fairy cakes. After 3 bites the cake had gone, they aren't very large but plenty sweet enough to leave your sweet tooth satisfied.
I'm not a big cake eater but these are lovely little cakes that give you a sugar and a chocolate hit in one go. They are of course Cadbury's offering for Easter, or one of them anyway so they won't be in the shops long! Anyone who likes Cadbury's chocolate and cake will love these.
Recommended as an occasional treat.