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Cadbury's Mini Creme Eggs
Member Name: chezza99
Cadbury's Mini Creme Eggs
Date: 15/05/09, updated on 15/05/09 (190 review reads)
Advantages: Less goo, more chocolatey, acceptable calorie level
Disadvantages: Those won't be advantages if you're addicted to the egg-sized version ...
There's something a little bit mystical about a creme egg, isn't there? Probably the first Easter eggs we bought for ourselves as children, they sit sweetly (very sweetly) in their self-created niche: the only Easter egg you can buy all the year round, for the same price as a Kit-Kat.
With brilliant marketing, Cadbury's have continued to build their creme egg's quirky individuality. Everybody can answer the question "How do you eat your creme egg?" - though not always in such detail as thedevilinme's entertaining Dooyoo review of the full-size product!
I am totally in love with the idea of a Cadbury's creme egg. For me, they hold that special childhood magic very well. I keep buying, and eating them, because I often think I want a creme egg.
There's a problem. I don't much like them. The sticky goo inside the egg is far too sweet for me; the texture's too gummy; there's just too darn much of it! Worse, there's 170 calories in just one egg ... and that's 70 cals above my personal threshold per "irrational treat". All in all, I've developed a very strange love/hate relationship with the Cadbury's creme egg.
Earlier this year, bags of mini creme eggs appeared in my local shop. This looked like the answer to my eggy problem! Much smaller than a full-sized egg, they're still reassuringly plump - larger than a Cadbury's Mini-egg, for example - and each one is 'properly' wrapped in creme egg foil, so they look the part. The back of the pack told me there are only 50 calories per egg. Bonus!
As it turns out, I much prefer these to the full-size version. There are two decent bites to each mini creme egg - which is about as much of the sticky stuff as I can stand - and the chocolate's proportionally thicker, giving a more satisfying crunch to the bite. Plus, of course, it tastes more chocolatey.
Cadbury's creme egg minis come in a red-and-yellow bag with the logo in Cadbury's purple. The 100g bag contains eight eggs, each in its own foil.
Interestingly, the mini version is actually less fattening than the full size! A full-size creme egg boasts 525 calories per 100 grams (about 3 eggs) but the mini ones have 445 calories per 100g. I guess that must be because of the higher proportion of chocolate, relative to sugary goo.
For anyone who wants to know the nutritional value of this product (why??), here's a comparison:-
* VALUES PER 100 GRAMS
* Full-size creme eggs:
Calories - 525 cals
Carbohydrate - 57g
Protein - 7.5g
Fat - 30.0g
* Mini creme eggs:
Calories - 445 cals
Carbohydrate - 68g
Protein - 4.1g
Fat - 16.4g
* VALUES PER CREME EGG MINI
Calories - 50 cals
Carbohydrate - 7.8g
Protein - 0.5g
Fat - 1.9g
I don't know why the individual values aren't exactly one-eighth of the 100g values; perhaps the eggs come out in slightly different sizes. I hope so! It kind of adds to their charm ;)
Summary: Mini-guilt creme eggs!
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