Product Type: Cadbury Dessert / Yoghurts
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Cadbury's Creme Egg Cone
Author Name: nathaninnit
Cadbury's Creme Egg Cone
Advantages: Quite filling and pretty good quality
Disadvantages: Doesn't live up to the brand
Well a pretty simple way, as it comes in an easy to open plastic wrapper like any ice cream you buy either singular or in a bulk pack. My mum actually bought the pack of 3 that you can get them in, with an easy to open box although somehow it has been opened at the end opposide to the one saying 'OPEN HERE' as per usual. When opening the wrapper if you get your nose in you will notice that there is quite a strong smell of chocolate being contained in there, always a good sign but you wouldn't expect anything less from the quality chocolate of Cadbury's.
It's the worst if you open the packet at the wrong end on ice creams, that's why I always check for what side the stick is on before I open the packet. Still though, I receive chocolate fingers even after my troubles because some how on a lot of occassions they seem to have got chocolate down the stick! Clumsey machines or just storing somewhere not cool enough so it's started to melt? Well everything else in my freezer is fine so it must be Cadbury's fault. The stick is a very typical ice cream stick, wooden with Cadbury written on it and if you bite it in your mouth you are likely to get splinters.
The ice cream itself I wouldn't say is as big as you may expect. I mean products always exaggarate their size by putting them in massive packaging that only gets 50% filled, but the Creme Egg ice cream isn't even as big as the Dairy Milk ice cream. The shape also comes in very rounded up the top, giving it a sort of ace of spades type shape. You will notice as well for the most part the chocolate is smoothed out around the sides, although there is the odd excess and also the chocolate covering seems to come out in the middle - that's where the 'yolk' part of the ice cream is.
I didn't follow Cadbury's ice cream at all, but when I experienced their Dairy Milk ice cream I was surprised. The ice cream included genuinely tasted as though you'd just got it from a professional parlour, although I'm not sure if it's just the way ASDA keep their ice creams compared to Tesco, or if I'd just started to get bored of it, but when my mum brought a box back from ASDA the ice cream felt less personal and more just the typical stuff you could eat out of a tub. Luckily for me so far I've only had Creme Egg ice creams from Tesco and the ice cream is just as creamy as you would hope it to be. The chocolate hasn't been spared either and it tastes like Cadbury's have covered it with their grade A stuff, and I'm not a big chocolate eater. One of my favourite chocolates is Nestle's Double Cream, now if they made an ice cream - MMMM!
The first bite is easy to get into, and unlike other ice creams like Magnum, it won't send shockwaves through the product causing all the rest of the chocolate to fall apart and crumble off the stick. When you get your first glimpse of the 'yolk' (well it's orange) you don't really know what to expect. You know it's nice in normal Creme Egg's, but it's never been easy to put your finger on what it actually tastes like - so what is a frozen version going to taste like? Well the yolk has always been the best part of an egg for me, lets hope Cadbury's doesn't let the side down here.
Honestly, I couldn't tell you what it tastes like, but an attempt to recreate the taste of a non-frozen Creme Egg doesn't work here on me. You have to use your imagination to think you're eating one, other than that it's just a chocolate covered ice cream with something that's orange and then slightly more orange in places in the middle. The middle yolky part is also more icey on occassions, so it can be harder to sink your teeth into than the rest of the products. I suppose this depends on how your freezers set, and you would expect the middle of something frozen to be colder than the rest, but whatever the yolk is made of seems to be thicker and harder to defrost.
The slogan for Creme Egg has always been to the subject of how will you eat it, and the lolly is no different. Will you take bites with all three layers of chocolate, ice cream and yolk? That's how I tend to do it, but I'm sure there's people that will eat away the chocolate around the sides and then have the centre parts, maybe eating layer by layer. The actual packaging of the ice cream doesn't carry any of these slogans, although on the box it does say 'Real Cadbury Pleasure'. Like anyones going to forget who makes Creme Egg.
It won't take long for you to hit the stick and you will know your experience is nearly over. The product isn't at all messy although it's yet to be judged on a boiling hot Summers day by the seaside, where perhaps all three layers of that dripping down could be a bit much. It's not really intended for Summer though, more Easter, although who knows what the Easter holidays weather is going to be like. It's been almost beautiful this week, although next week there's rumours of snow?? Oh dear. Everything in the product does go down smoothly, and I haven't experienced or heard any horror stories of people chomping on pieces of metal.
As I said that there was a nice smell of chocolate upon opening the product, that seems to have faded away by this point in the consumption and it doesn't really smell of anything. It's all a bit plain. But I'm not a big chocolate smelling judge. Cadbury's have been quite generous with the amount of 'yolk', although I'm not entirely sure that it's not just ice cream with colour dye on it. The centre will see you right until the end, because as you eat the colour seems to be coming down with the rest of the ice cream making for a grand finale of most of the layers.
The chocolate that folds round at the bottom of the ice cream was always going to be difficult to eat, and this can perhaps be the messiest part of eating it. You can either try and bite away at each side, hoping you'll get it all and none will fall on the white carpet, or you could do a 'swab' technique and put the stick down your throat to try and get all the remaining chocolate off. I think it's pretty much mission impossible to get all the chocolate off though, as some will remain, if only faintly.
Overall Cadbury's have created a product that looks as Creme Egg-esque as they could, and there is a chocolate after taste but it's no Creme Egg on after taste or as an overall product. I know which I'd rather receive as a chocolately Easter present. There was no drippage in my situation, although I'm a 17 year old so I would hope there wouldn't be, children may find it more difficult to eat it over a bowl. The product is for anyone who likes Creme Egg's or chocolate of any age however.
How much damage is it going to do to you nutritionally wise? Well per stick...
Energy 840 kJ/200 kcal
(of which sugars) 19.1g
(of which saturates) 6.8g
And the ingrediants are; Partially reconstituted dried skimmed milk, Milk chocolate (31%) (Milk, Sugar, Cocoa butter, Cocoa mass, Vegetable fat, Emulsifiers (E442, E476, Flavourings), Sugar, Fondant sauce (5%) (Sugar, Glucose syrup, Invert sugar, Dextrose, Flavouring, Colour (E160a), Stabilisers (Pectin, E410, E412)), Vegetable oil, Dextrose, Dried milk protein, Emulsifier (E471), Flavouring, Colours (Curcumin, E160b), Stabilisers (E410, E412, E407), Dried buttermilk.
The best before date reads January 2010, so that's what, nearly 3 years? Although under the storage header it says you should consume within 3 months, and there it also says the obvious about keeping it frozen at -18C. It would be harder to miss this product if you were looking for it, because it's so in your face with the colours and the 'Creme Egg' title splattered on and there is a picture of a half eaten ice cream that seems to have some sort of glow behind it. I'm not quite sure what that's about! Although whilst this product would be easy to notice in the shops, I would only recommend it as something different, not a way of life.
Summary: They were right to dump the cone for a stick.
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