Product Type: Cadbury Chocolate
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Cadbury's Mini Eggs
Member Name: stuleg
Cadbury's Mini Eggs
Date: 12/07/04, updated on 14/01/05 (1094 review reads)
Now I don?t know how I did it but I managed to get home without starting a bag, once I had settled down however I set about the task of devouring a bag with reckless abandon. The bag is predominantly yellow with the rather annoying Mr Cadburys Parrot taking up most of the space; ?mini eggs? is writ large in a zany purple font with the Cadbury brand name near the top of the bag. As with most food stuffs the back of the bag is given over to Nutritional information and Ingredients. One rather worrying statistic to be gleaned from here is that each egg contains a whopping 15 calories, with the whole 400g bag totalling just 60 short of 2000! A quick bit of maths tells me that a 400g bag therefore contains 129.33 Cadbury mini eggs, interesting. Ingredients wise there is very little surprise that sugar is high on the list, with milk solids and cocoa solids making up 14% and 25% of the sweets respectively. There are also five E num
bers, with most of these being the colouring for the crisp sugar shell and the manufacturers warn that traces of nut, egg and Soya may be present. Sadly those who are intolerant to such things will have to look else where for an Easter chocolate treat.
Enough of this bag studying and Ingredient analysing, lets get the bag open. Ripping the top of the bag releases an amazing sugary smell with the underlying scent of chocolate. My 129.33 mini eggs are nestled in the bag in various pastel colours from pinks and purples through to yellows and whites; each mini egg has a slightly dusty feel to it and is roughly the size of a marble, although obviously egg shaped. I decide to bite one of these treats in half in order to study its cross section more thoroughly; the shell is quite thin with the Cadbury chocolate looking glossy and enticing. Popping one of these little sweets into my mouth I am greeted with a pleasant and not too overpowering sweetness as the crisp sugar shell starts to disintegrate. The chocolate also softens and seeps between the shell to delight my taste buds, the combination of the sweet sugar shell and the milky Cadbury chocolate is a delight with each complementing the other to perfection, those bods at Cadbury certainly know how to make chocolate sweets. My second taster sees me throwing a couple of mini eggs into my mouth and crunching them up without mercy, because the crisp sugar shell and the chocolate have had no time to start melting the sensation is an all together different eating experience. The shell breaks easily under pressure and the chocolate is firm yet chewable, again melting starts to take place which is when the true flavours are really released.
I can give Cadburys Mini Eggs nothing other than five stars, I know that Cadburys do come under some criticism for the quality of their chocolate, but that chocolate is used to its very
best in the production of Mini Eggs, they really are a fine chocolate treat to have around at any time of the year. And with a reported 1.25 Billion produced every year even my unrelenting appetite for them should be sated.
Bag, tube and box sizes and prices:-
A 100g bag is 78p, a 230g bag is £1.98, a 264g treat size bag is £1.98, a 400g bag is £2.98, a 45g tube is 48p and a 120g tube is 98p.
Those nice Mini Egg making people at Cadbury can be reached at www.cadbury.co.uk or at:-
PO Box 7009,
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