Product Type: Cadbury Chocolate
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A good value Easter egg - yes, really!
Cadbury Wispa Easter Egg
Member Name: SusanLesley
Cadbury Wispa Easter Egg
Advantages: Cadury's milk chocolate, good value
Disadvantages: None for us
This year we had a couple of (adult) guests over the Easter holidays and, despite our somewhat strained finances, hubby came home with Easter eggs ready to be given on Easter Sunday.
The ones that he bought were Cadbury's Wispa eggs as he knows that Cadbury's milk chocolate is my favourite of all chocolates! I was initially a bit cross due to the lack of cash in our house as I assumed, being Easter eggs, they would be all packaging and poor value for money. However, once I knew all the facts, I was very impressed with hubby's purchase, especially as it was all Cadbury's milk chocolate!
The eggs had been £5 each when they were first being sold but, by the time we got ours, they had been reduced to just £2. Now the whole thing is looking better value altogether.
The cardboard packaging contained a good sized Easter egg made from thick Cadbury's milk chocolate and three (yes, three!) full sized Wispa bars! If you consider the fact that a Wispa bar costs 59p from Tesco's (and probably more from your local newsagents) this means that the three bars alone would be worth a minimum of £1.77. So, providing that the egg itself provided at least 23p worth of chocolate, the whole thing is good value! As I said earlier the egg was a fair size and the chocolate was thick so there was considerably more that 23p worth there!
The Wispa bars were, naturally, delicious and the nutritional content per bar is as follows:
Calories - 210
Sugars - 21.1g
Fat - 12.9g
Saturates - 8.1g
Salt - 0.09g
The egg was wrapped in foil displaying the Cadbury's colours and the egg had the Cadbury's logo on the side. It was pre split into two pieces and fell apart easily. As the chocolate was fairly thick it took a bit of pressure to break the egg into pieces and a young child would probably need a bit of help here.
The box was blue, red and purple - traditional Cadbury's colours and on the outside there were various puzzles and games for children to play but we didn't bother with these. There were also details of a website where you could find our more information about the Easter Egg Trail that Cadbury's were running in conjunction with the National Trust and the Make a Wish Campaign
In our case, even the packaging didn't go to waste - we recycled the foil which had covered the egg and the bits of plastic that had held the Wispa bars in place in the weekly recycling bag and the cardboard box provided fuel for our log burner. The only things thrown away were the three Wispa wrappers.
I have always thought that value for money and Easter eggs were mutually exclusive but now I know that, if you wait until just before Easter before you buy them you can get real value.
Of course the other big advantage is that we got lots of Cadbury's milk chocolate too!
Summary: Wait until near to Easter before you buy!
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