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One of the things I like about Easter is the reappearance of Cadburys Mini Eggs. I picked a 100g bag up while shopping at the weekend costing a pocket friendly pound from my local supermarket.
The bag is easy to open just by tearing the corner off to reveal a bag full of cute pastel coloured little eggs. Each lovely powdery pastel coloured egg has a smattering of speckles on it making it look authentically egg like.
The crisp sugar shell is just the right thickness to be crunched through easily to reveal a chunk of creamy Cadbury milk chocolate. The combination of crispy sugar shell and dreamy creamy sweet chocolate is just right.
A recommended serving of mini eggs is a quarter of the packet, roughly ten mini eggs. I can easily eat a full packet over the course of the day as they are very moreish. A proper serving size will give you 120 kcal, 5.2g fat, 17g sugar and 0.05g salt.
Not only do I enjoy munching mini eggs straight from the packet, they are also great for decorating seasonal Easter cakes and buns. the eggs can be piled together on the top of a large cake, which looks quite effective or used on cup cakes which is quite effective.
I personally think mini eggs are good value as they will last me much longer than a 100g bar of Dairy Milk. The crisp shell stops the chocolate melting till it is in your mouth. some people may not feel mini eggs are suitable for younger children due to the hard nature of the sugar shell but I think they are ok as long as they are eaten under supervision.
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As you all may know Easter is coming up soon personally it is my favourite time of the year, that might have something to do with the yummy chocolate eggs I receive. Out of all the easter treats I have tried (trust me when I have tried a lot!) cadbury's mini eggs ave got to be my favourite.
General information about the product
Mini eggs are tiny chocolate eggs covered in a sugar shell. The sugar shell comes in different colours from white to pink.
My personal opinion and experience with the product
I have mentioned that cadbury mini eggs are my favourite easter treat, personally I think that I adore them mainly because of the sugar coated shell. I love biting the hard outer shell to reveal the chocolate inside that melts in my mouth creating an amazing taste, leaving me to want more.
I also love that they come in many colours, this is great for easter parties when you can lay out these sweets to give a vibrant pop of colour.
I cannot say many bad things about my favourite easter treat, however I can say that I wish they came in smaller packets instead of big ones as this means I will eat more, which is not so good for my health.
Overall I really enjoy eating mini eggs, they remind me of happy memories and are a personal favourite of mine.
It is certainly worth pointing out that I consider myself to be a chocoholic. I know that many will confess to be such but to define my love of all things chocolate it is safe to say that not a single day passes whereby I don't consume something in chocolate form. These little eggs make up one of my all time weaknesses and would rank in my top 5 favourite treats ever! Be warned though-if you open a packet you need to expect to finish them as they can become hard to resist.
The product-normally the product is seasonal and only stocked by retailers around the Easter period. Supplied in different packaging variations including treat size to full size packets, tubes and included with larger chocolate Easter eggs. Consisting of small bite sized, crunchy shell, solid chocolate eggs in different colours. The eggs are very indulgent and so it's sometimes worth considering the treat size portions as the calories can very quickly add up! It would be great if Cadbury's considering retailing these all year round but I can appreciate that the limited supply boosts sales near Easter. I have yet to come across anyone who actually dislikes the product, quite often in the office everyone will happily grab a handful if someone has a packet-they don't hang about long!
The price-as a seasonal product it can normally command a slightly higher price similar to a limited edition but you can often pick up the product on offer especially in the larger supermarkets. A standard full size packet will cost up to £1. As it is a seasonal item you may sometimes find bags or tubes on clearance offers after Easter even though product dates wouldn't be an issue.
It is worth noting that other confectioners have tried to replicate the 'mini eggs' product and even supermarkets are often found to offer their own brand. In my opinion these other brands will not match the unique taste of the Cadbury product and so it is worth paying slightly more for the real thing.
Cadburys Mini Eggs have never been a favourite of mine but for some reason I am bought them again every easter, even after I say I prefer other chocolates. This year I received a bag of mini eggs and a mini egg easter egg and my first thought was not these again.
I opened the Easter egg and gave the easter egg to my gran, as I don't like those either, and to be polite I ate the small bag of mini eggs. I found that for some reason I actually enjoyed them this time and opened the bag straight after.
Mini eggs come in a bright yellow bag with a picture of the mini eggs along the bottom. This packet has been a similar bag for as long as I can remember. The bag contains 100g of mini eggs and when I first opened the packet I was disappointed how many little eggs were actually in the bag. It wasn't even a quarter of the bag full.
The mini eggs themselves are little (or mini) solid milk chocolate eggs covered in a sugar shell. The eggs have a delicious Cadbury chocolate, which in my opinion is the best chocolate, and they tasted lovely when the chocolate melts in my mouth. The egg shell is as stated crispy and I really like how it's crispy but not too crispy.
The eggs look pretty in pastel coloured shells with little speckles making them look very cute. They come in white, pink, purple, yellow and more (I think, I've eaten all mine so I can't see the colours!)
There are 245 calories in half a bag. I presume this is a lot but I don't take notice of these things so I have no idea.
The eggs have milk and may contain nuts and soya in them for those who have allergies.
I always eat these eggs straight from the packet but a popular use for them is to make chocolate crispy cakes and put them on top of the nest. I do this a lot with children and they love it, especially the eating part (and sneakily eating an egg!)
I have definitely changed my mind about these eggs and would recommend them but they are still not my favourites.
Christmas has passed and before we can blink the Easter confectionary has hit the shops. One of my favourite Easter treats has to be Cadbury's mini eggs, these little speckled delights were launched by Cadburys way back in 1967 and reappear in the shops every year in the run up to Easter. They consist of Cadbury's milk chocolate in the shape of an egg which are covered in a pastel coloured, crisp sugar shell.
The mini eggs can be purchased in various different sized and style of packets. I opted to purchase the individual sized boxes which were priced at 60p each in my local Tesco Express store, there was also an offer on of 3 boxes for £1.20 which I took advantage off...it would have been rude not to!
The small box I had did not specify the weight of the contents on the side but I did count the eggs and found that it contained 14. The eggs are different pastel colours of yellow, pink, white, purple and blue and are decorated with brown speckles to make them look like real eggs.
I find these little eggs very moorish indeed, although they are all coloured differently they do still all taste the same. The sugar shel is quite thin so quickly breaks down when you begin to eat them to reveal the lovely creamy cadburys milk chocolate. It was safe to say that my little box of 14 eggs didn't last that long.
The eggs are also great for using as decorations on cakes at Easter time. You can place them on top of cupcakes or rice crispy cakes to make them look like a nest with the pastel colours making them look very cute indeed.
Overall these are lovely little Easter treats which I look forward to eating every year so grab some before they are gone again!
Cadburys mini eggs are by far the best thing ever. Putting to one side for one moment the huge downside that these have (which I will explain in a moment) I cannot fault the flavour, look, anything about them.
Let's talk about the packaging, the distinctive yellow package, brings these awesome sweets to your attention very quickly. Even the smaller purple cylindrical pots with the plastic yellow wrapper are immediately recognisable. Once you have popped open the lid or opened the packet of eggs, you are faced with small multi-coloured egg shaped morsels of chocolate, covered with a crisp chocolate shell.
Apart from the chocolate, which being Cadburys is always going to go down a treat, the crisp shell is also a delight. I like to crack the shell gently and then chew (again gently) the crisp shell away from the egg, leaving the grape sized chocolate oval to melt in my mouth. I like to see how long I can get the eggs to last bearing in mind in an average bag you get very few.
This is the downsize of these sweets, as much as I love them, the price just begs belief. I do not think these are worth the money at all, especially when you bear in mind the half a bag you actually receive. The plastic pots of these are no better, they may be full to the top with eggs, but they still cost you 80p for roughly 9/10 eggs...really?? I love them but that much, I am not convinced.
Where do they originate from?
Cadbury's Mini Eggs were first introduced in 1967, by Cadbury employees Zach Taylor and Ben Pugsley, the four main colours of the Mini Eggs are White, Yellow, Light Blue and Pink, these four colours make the out shell of the product more exciting and vibrant.
Although originally only sold at Easter and Christmas time, Mini Eggs are now available in certain stores all year round, which makes for happy Mini Eggs fans! (including myself)
-Cadbury's Milk Chocolate
Cadbury's Mini Egg's provide a melt in your mouth based chocolate that is very easy to eat, not messy and incredibly delicious!
As always Cadbury's Chocolate is known for providing a smooth rich tasting Milk Chocolate that never fails to meet the standards of the common chocolate lover, thanks to Cadbury's Mini Eggs we are able to enjoy this Chocolate in small doses while carefully biting through the sugar coated shell.
In an average serving of 12 there are 190 calories.
Value for Money?
Most bags of Mini Eggs are priced at £1.00 and are only half full, so like most packeted products this proves to be a rip-off slightly, though the smaller packets of Mini Eggs priced at 60p are almost always full to the brim providing you with a small Chocolate delight.
Personally although sounding biased, Cadbury's Mini Eggs are by far my favourite Cadbury's product, I am excited to gain various packets each Christmas and Easter and happy to find them throughout the year, they really are just delicious!
Other available products similar to this one?
-Cadbury's Mini Eggs Dark
-Cadbury's Mini Eggs Micro
-Cadbury's Mini Eggs Popping
(only available in certain retailers)
Once you each one, you won't want to stop!
Cadbury's Mini Eggs are really the only thing I ever get for Easter time as I'm not really a huge chocolate fan. Mini Eggs are a product made by Cadbury. The Mini Eggs are very small egg shaped chocolate with a hard shell which has brown spots that give the eggs a real animal eggs effect which I think is really creative of Cadbury.
When eating the Mini Eggs you bite through the coating which is hard/crispy and get to the chocolate. Together the crispy layer and the chocolate taste really nice together. They come in different colours such as yellow, a pinky red and white etc. The colour coatings don't represent flavours they all taste the same and taste quite similar to minstrels. The coating to me sometimes tastes really sweet. I always get given loads of Mini Eggs for Easter and do get quite sick of them after I've had a few.
Mini Eggs are available to buy in stores around Easter time and they come in all different package sizes. A 100g bag of them are about 1.50 in tesco but it varies around this price depending on the store. I think this is quite expensive as 100g is a bag that one person could easily eat quickly. I tend to only buy Mini Eggs when I see them on special offer.
The packaging for Mini Eggs are a yellow packet with a collecting of eggs on the front at the bottom. The eggs are layed out nicely arranged next to each other. The writing on the packaging is all purple and Mini Eggs logo is in the heart of a sun which beams over the eggs. There are also little purple butterflies on the packets. Cadbury have done a good job with this product as its attractive in every way and you can see the effort put in. The taste matches with a really nice taste.
I would recommend these as there really a nice buy. The packet does say they may contain nuts so if your elergic you may want to avoid them just in case.
Cadbury mini eggs are a very sweet treat, particularly for children. They come in a small treat-sized bag (which doesn't contain quite enough) or a larger bag which is apparently for sharing (like that ever happens). You can also get two of the small bags with an Easter egg at Easter-time.
Each sweet is an egg-shaped piece of chocolate coated with a sweet crunchy coloured shell. The shells come in a variety of pastelly colours, each mottled to look convincingly egg-like. I prefer to think of them as dinosaur eggs, myself. The shells are lightly sweet and crunch pleasingly.
The chocolate inside is good cadbury's chocolate, nothing cheap, but that does mean it's not a good idea to leave them in a warm room because the inside will melt and go all gooey. It's a solid egg too so you get a good amount of chocolate in each one. They're pretty moreish but I find that the sugary shell makes them a little too sweet for me to appreciate them.
My husband absolutely loves these eggs, and always gets lots of them at Easter time. They make a great treat for kids too, and are a staple part of Easter-egg hunts. I've also had them put into tiny little nests with those fluffy yellow chicks you get, as a little Easter decoration or gift. All that talk about Easter is just because it's round the corner; these are great for any time of year, and make for a nice treat or snack. I find that because of their sweetness they go particularly well with coffee!
Cadbury mini eggs make smarties not taste satisfying. Firstly with cadbury mini eggs you get far more chocolate in each mini egg and the coating around each mini egg makes it taste far more crunchy and chocolaty, leaving that ever lasting after taste that leaves you craving for more.
The value for money in Cadbury mini eggs is far greater than smarties. For example tesco currently have an offer where you can buy two packs of 'Cadbury Mini Eggs Treat Size 251G Bag' for just £4. If you buy a multipack (approx 152g) of 4 smarties tubes you can expect to pay about £1.73, which is simply a rip off for the lack of chocolate and poor satisfaction in taste you get. Whats more cadbury mini eggs packs come in all shapes and sizes, you can buy them in a tube form, carton form or as a general pack. So the packaging is more user friendly as well.
With easter coming up shortly cadbury mini eggs is the way to go to treat yourself to a feast of chocolate.
Mini eggs are what I look forward to most about Easter. I know it sounds sad but I really like them!
The crisp sugar shell comes in different colours, white, purple, pink and yellow. I think the pink and the yellow ones taste the best to me. They do taste different and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Try them for yourself if you don't believe me.
The chocolate inside the mini eggs does not taste like normal Cadbury chocolate but has its own taste. Eating the sugar shell and the chocolate separately does not have the same effect as when you eat them together so you should put the whole egg in your mouth and eat them like that. The eggs are small (hence the name 'mini eggs'), they are about the size of a thumb nail.
I am annoyed that these sweets are not sold the whole year round but the way shops stock up for seasons really early, it will soon be time to purchase them again.
Mini eggs come in different sizes from fun-size size bags and individual tubes to large tubes and sharing bags.
I know Easter is long gone but I have just finished my last pack of Cadbury Mini Eggs. They are my favourite of all the Easter chocolate that's for sale. They usually appear in the shops just after Christmas and to be honest that's when we buy our first packet.
Mini Eggs are sold in their distinctive yellow packaging, either a bag or tube usually, each year its slightly different but always basically yellow. The packaging has the Cadbury logo on it and Mini Eggs written in the Cadbury purple colour.
The GDA'S for Mini Eggs are given for 50g:-
That doesn't make brilliant reading but given the amount I had in my bag it works out approximately 15 calories per egg, now that sounds so much better, as long as you stick to a 2 or 3 eggs and not 3/4 of the bag like me!!
There cant be many people who don't know what Mini Eggs are but just in case there are 1 or 2 out there Mini Eggs are little solid chocolate eggs covered in a crispy sugar shell. The shells are different coloured, white, yellow, blue, pink and a purple colour. They are speckled too. I should say at this point that if you are worried about the colouring on the sugar shells don't be. I can always taste food colouring and I hate smarties because of it but with these I find there is no nasty colouring taste. Of course this is my personal opinion and others may disagree.
When you open a bag of mini eggs the smell is a sweet mix of chocolate and sugar. The crispy shell is sweet and smooth and the little solid chocolate egg inside is just delicious. Its obviously Cadbury chocolate but it does seem to taste different to the regular chocolate bars that Cadbury make. Its smooth and creamy and leaves no nasty after taste. Whether you crack the shell and eat it with the chocolate or suck the egg until the shell dissolves is entirely personal choice, either way Cadbury Mini Eggs are a real chocolate treat.
I love to use them in cooking too. They make simple cakes and buns something a little bit special although the colouring in the shells does seep out into any icing after a while. They also make nice a nice topping for ice cream.
It doesn't matter what age you are Mini Eggs are great!
These are absolute beauties. I could get through a family size pack in about an hour, and all i want is MORE!!!
They are so addictive and have a unique taste and feeling in the mouth. They come in many colours and each has a slightly different falvoured crunchy shell. The eggs are about the size of a medium sized grape. The shell is about 2mm thick and the inside is full of thick delicious chocolate.
I eat these in two ways, you can either shove them in your mouth and chew and chew which is a great chocolate rush, or let them melt slowely in your mouth allowing you to appreciate the chocolate floating over your tongue. You cannot eat only part of a packet, you have to finish them, it is impossible to stop yourself!
DO NOT EAT IF YOU WANT TO LOOSE WEIGHT, YOU WONT STOP EATING THEM ONE YOU HAVE STARTED!!
I recommend these for small gifts at easter and a great treat for anyone of any age. LOVE THEM!!
Around this time of year, there are absolutely stacks of offers with Cadburys mini eggs! I absolutely love this product, they are a great snack (although I tend to end up eating the whole packet!) and are quite filling.
The product --> This are in a plastic yellow bag, with quite attractive purple logo and the coloured chocolate eggs all over the bag. On the back has the nutritional information along with a bit about the company. The bag is a bit too big for how many you get in (which is about 1/4) of the bag itself! Each egg is coloured in like a pastel colouring, and is a hard shall, which covers a block of soft milk chocolate.
These are very moreish and I find that you only realise after eating about 20 just how full you are (and sometimes how sick you feel!!) however, despite this they really are of high quality and taste lovely.
They can be a bit too hard sometimes to chew down, but if you rub them in your fingers for a bit first to warm them up, they are softer and easier to chew.
Nutritional Information --> This is for 100g bag
Calories - 485
Sugar - 66g
Fat - 21g
Sats - 13.5g
Salt - 0.2
As you can tell they aren't the most healthiest snack out there but they taste fab!
The cost --> They usually retail for 2 packets for £1, which is great value.
A recommend product!
At certain times of the year you can find different chocolate items available in the stores and at Easter time you can purchase all types and brands of chocolate eggs. There is a massive choice now large and small but a variety that has been around for as long as I can remember is the Mini Eggs produced by Cadbury's. These mini eggs as their name suggests are rather small and are just a bit smaller than a sewing thimble. They are solid milk chocolate with a crisp sugar shell in a range of pale colours featuring a speckled effect to further imitate the look of a real egg. Due to the makeup and consistency of each egg they are quite hard and you need to be careful when eating them in order not to hurt your teeth.
These eggs can be purchased in different quantities either in bags and I saw some most recently in a small plastic tube containing 45g for 59 pence. You can always identify this brand by the yellow and purple bags and wrappers they are packaged in. Once you start eating these it can be easy to keep going as they are very tasty and one is never really enough but if you are being careful about what you eat or watching your diet please be aware that 100g of these contains 485 calories and 21.7g of fat, so although very nice they could be costly to a healthy eating plan or if you are looking after your figure.
These are lovely little eggs and very popular and as well as just being eaten straight from the bag they can often be used for decorating cakes for example.