“ Brand: Cadbury. Ice cream / Type: Ice Cream „
The Cadbury's Creme Egg Bar delicious. Cadbury's have understood that taking the cadbury's Creme Egg itself off the shelves after Easter leaves a gaping egg-shaped hole in the stomaches of the chocoholics in this country. So they've cleverly replaced egg shape with bar that can be purchased all year round.
Yes this kind of defeats the object of having an egg coloured filling, and why didn't they just create a similar tasting filling without having anything to do with eggs? Well the fact is they do provide the same well known great taste of the cadbury's egg, super sweet gooey inside, which, to be honest some may find too sweet, but made in an easier to hold and eat shape.
The shape of the chocolate bar is fairly slender, which cuts down the amount of the inside gooey but that you get in one bite to a more manageable size. This is definitely a positive thing as too much of the coloured insides will make you feel a little overdosed on sugar.
The bar is a good size taking into consideration the richness of filling, you will definitely feel satisfied, but be warned, you may want to have a cup of tea ready to wash down the sweetness!
First of all, I'm not a huge chocolate fan. I do however get the occasional sweet tooth that has been satisfied many a time by an original cadburys creme egg. This bar however does not quite hit the spot like the original.
The chocolate is identical in taste to the original egg, the classic dairy milk taste. But is substantially thinner in the bar form, and less satisfying.
The amount of creme in the centre is adequate but i feel that they contain quite a bit of an air pocket- similar to the caramel bars.
The main downside to the bar rather than the egg is the exact thing that they advertised so heavyly many years ago with the slogan 'how do you eat yours?'. With the bar you dont get a choice, you bite and get a mix of chocolate and creme... something that is a bit of a disappointment to people like me that like to eat the creme alone and the chocolate after.
Ok now I love Cadbury Cream Eggs, and when the Bar came out I thought I would try it, just to see whether it was as nice as the original. Therefore here is my feedback after my testing:
Now the taste of the Bar is the same as the creme egg. It still has the nice taste or outer chocolate with the creamy center, so loved and used to from the Egg. Therefore when you look at the taste of the Bar, it matches the egg as before and passes the taste test.
Now when considering the shape of the Bar I must admit that it is a little more handy then the old fashioned egg. It is easy to carry, does not roll off your desk when you put it down and allows you to eat some of it later if you want to. However being a conservative type of guy, I must admit that I do not like the Bar as much as the Egg.
The Egg is lovely, allowing you to eat it in so many different ways (my favourite being to bite off the head and then lick out the insides) which the Bar does not really allow you to do.
Yes it has benefits, but personally would buy the egg over the Bar anytime. Therefore when it comes to shape, it fails for me.
I did not notice much of a price difference between the bar or egg, however this does depend on the quantities you buy. Personally I recommend a 3 pack of the egg as your first choice. However by price it is square even.
The size of the bar is about right for a quick snack, same as the egg was, but still leaves you wanting much much more, as any snack should do. I am sure that true chocaholics will be wanting larger size bars at some point, but for me this was fine.
Again size makes it square even still between the egg and the bar.
All in all I would say that the Cadbury Cream Egg bar is OK and has its benefits when eating it in public (less of the hassle of getting into the egg) and has it uses. However personally I would stick with the egg every time.
When I was younger, I would love easter time, it was the only time of the year when cadbury's cream eggs were avaliable to buy in the shops. I always thought to myself wouldn't it be wonderful if they produced the eggs all throughout the year. I suppose the novelty would have worn off and profits would have eventually decreased if the eggs had been sold all year round. So I thought it was a wicked idea when they brought out the cadbury's cream egg bars, this meant that you could still have the novelty of having an egg at easter, but have the cream the rest of the year!
If you love cadbury's cream eggs and dairy milk, then I promise you'll love the cadbury's cream egg bars! ENJOY!
I can hear the carollers at the door singing "Christmas is coming, creme eggs are on their way" and you know its true. With only 51 shopping days left till The Big Day, you might be wondering what there is too look forward to once all the chrimbo decorations are down and the tinsel has stopped sparkling. Well the answer is creme eggs of course! No sooner have the shops cleared away their selection packs and chocolate christmas tree decorations, than out come the newly arrived boxes and boxes of jewel coloured creme eggs.
But what can we, who love the creme egg, and miss the creme egg for those 6 months of the year when we do not see it, what can we do to ease our sorrow and boost our sugar levels?
Well, Cadbury have come up with the answer. It looks like a caramel, but its not. Inside each of the 6 brick shaped segments, is the rich, sweet fondant that you would normally find inside a creme egg. White and yellow, and beautifully creamy, this is a treat that you will be able to enjoy all the year round! It is very distinctive, as the wrapping is the same blue, yellow and red of the foil wrapped creme eggs, though because they are segmented, you can eat it slowly and really savour the flavour!
They are a little bit sicklier than the egg version, and I don't think I could eat more than a couple of segments at a time (though I am off my chocolate at the moment). The only other possible downside is that if you enjoy eating a cadbury creme egg by biting off the top and scouping out the fondant from the middle, you'll probably find this quite hard to do with the bar version. I have to say if I had to choose between a proper creme egg, or this bar, the egg would win hands down, but as a good substitute, it passes muster!
A single bar contains 210 calories, and 5.9 grams of saturated fat. I just paid 45p at my local corner shop for one bar, though you probably will get them slightly cheaper at a supermarket, or in a multi pack.
So suprise the one you love, and wrap one of these little beauties up to put in their christmas stocking - you might make their day!
Thank you for reading, Kate x
Firstly, being a bit of a spelling pedant, I would like to point out that it is creme egg not cream egg as currently spelt by Dooyoo, maybe someone can get this changed? In fact it is not even called a creme egg bar; it is a Cadbury Dairy Milk with Creme Egg.
The Cadbury Dairy Milk with Creme Egg is the latest in the range of Cadbury bars based on the Dairy Milk but with various different fillings. It has six segments and each has a soft yellow and white fondant centre. This centre is sticky, creamy, sugary and exceedingly sweet. The chocolate itself is quite thin on the top, but has a chunkier underside that manages to swamp the taste of the fondant considerably more than in the old egg. The fondant makes up 30% of the bar which means you get a smaller fondant ratio than in the traditional creme egg. The Dairy Milk chocolate is very sweet, sugary and fairly soft. This is basically a Dairy Milk bar that tastes a bit like a Creme Egg, but it can't quite give you that full on sickly sweet sugar rush that comes with stuffing a whole creme egg in your gob, so if creme eggs are a bit too sickly for you, you'll probably prefer this bar.
The fact that it is a segmented bar makes for much tidier eating, you could eat it in the office without looking like the licking slurping fiend you were wont to do with the traditional egg. The fondant has also been tamed. It is smoother and thinner than in the egg.
I don't really think that the centre and chocolate are truly suited to each other. The bar seems to be neither one thing or the other. If it were human I would say it was someone with conflicting feelings about themself. Personally, I prefer the creme egg in it's traditional format; I like the different shape which adds variety to the selection of Cadburys chocolate available and I like the irregularities of the thickness of chocolate and in the texture of the centre. I feel like they have taken my fat messy little friend and squashed it into a neat and conservative suit.
Packaging - The usual deep shiny cadbury purple with red, white and a yellow splurge across the front. There is a picture on the wrapper of a piece of the bar and it is quite accurate.
Healthwise, it's about what you'd expect, it's not advisable to make these a staple part of your diet, just an occasional treat. The calorific value of this product is 210 calories per bar and 9.4 grams of fat (5.9g of which saturates), and you'll also find three E numbers in there. The wrapper states that it may contain traces of peanut, nuts and egg. It is widely available and priced at around 48p.
A convenient and portable reformatting of the Caburys Crème Egg. Cadbury Creme Egg in an ice cream bar. Gorgeous sweet vanilla ice cream with lots of added goo coated in a thick shell of Dairy Milk.