Creme eggs are probably one of my all time favourite sweets. If you don't know what a creme egg is, its an egg shaped hollow chocolate shell (cadburys chocolate) filled with sweet sugary fondant which is white with an orange centre (like an egg).
The mini creme eggs are, well mini versions of a full sized creme egg. They are perfectly bite size so you can pop the whole thing in your mouth, very very moreish, you won't be able to stop at just one!
The mini eggs come in a plasticy bag and each individual egg is wrapped in foil. The weight of the bag is 100g and you get around 8 or 9 eggs per bag and each egg has 50 calories in it (not too bad actually). The bag and egg are decorated with a purpley red pattern and say "creme egg" on them. The decoration of the bag and the foil on the eggs are very eye catching and easily recognisable as being or containing creme eggs.
It will cost you around £1 for a bag of these mini eggs, you can get them in most supermarkets and shops but they are more readily available in the run up to Easter, which these days seems to start about 2 days after christmas?!
Overall I really like these mini creme eggs, I think I do prefer the full sized ones to the mini ones, but mini or full sized I definitely would scoff them both :)
Over Easter me and my husband both got several Easter Eggs each from both sides of our families and we have always bought each other one, Creme Eggs are my husbands favourites so I normally end up getting him a Creme Egg large Easter Egg, however this year when I visited my local Tesco they had totally sold out so I ended up opting for something else, however to keep the tradition of buying him a Creme Egg I decided to buy him a couple of bags of Cadbury Creme Egg Minis, not exactly what I was looking for but I thought they would do to go with what I had bought him, in fact I actually ended up helping him to eat them, chocolate is definitely a weakness of mine.
The Cadbury Creme Egg Minis come in a small plastic rectangle bag, which has a foil inside to help keep the contents fresh. You cannot fail to see that this is a Cadbury Creme Egg product by looking at the bag as the whole thing is made up of the Creme Eggs distinctive colours. The majority of the bag is half red down the left hand side and dark purple down the right hand side. Right in the middle of the bag is a large yellow splat, this has the Cadbury name inside a dark purple oval inside it with the words Creme Egg written underneath, again in the same dark purple colour. The word "Minis" is written at the bottom of the bag in red chucky letters outlined in yellow, next to this is a picture of one of the Mini Creme Eggs with the top take off. The front of the bag really does stand out with the combination of purple, red and yellow colours. The back of the packet is also split in two with half being dark purple and the other half red. The back of the bag contains all of the product information such as a sentence about what the eggs are like, the ingredients, nutritional information and also Cadbury's contact details should you have a problem with the product. All of the information is written within white squares in dark purple writing so it stands out and is clear and easy to read.
The Cadbury Creme Egg Minis are basically what the name suggest mini versions of the regular larger size Creme Eggs. Creme Eggs are basically milk chocolate egg shaped shells filled with a soft fondant centre, this is mainly white with a orangy yellow centre designed to look like the inside of an egg, the mini Creme Eggs are identical just a smaller version., the outside of the chocolate shell also has a slight pattern on it. As soon as you eat one of the eggs you can instantly tell that it is Cadbury chocolate that you are eating, each egg has that distinctive creamy taste to it. You get about 5 or 6 Mini Creme Eggs inside each bag, these are not individually wrapped but are kept very fresh by the foil bag.
Nutritional Information (per Mini Egg)
* Calories - 50
* Sugars - 7.8g
* Fat - 1.9g
* Saturates - 1.2g
* Salt - 0.03g
When I looked at the nutritional I was quite surprised at the amount of calories and fat per small egg, these are not the sort of thing I would eat on a regular basis due to the high calorie and fat content as each egg really is not very big at all, although for a treat I didn't mind, however me and my husband found that you cannot really just stop at one egg.
Price and Availability
I purchased my bags of Cadbury Mini Creme Eggs from my local Tesco, although I have seen them available in most other supermarkets. When I purchased the two 56g bags they were on offer for 2 bags for £1.00, purchased singularly they were about 60p a bag, however it made sense to buy two bags as it worked out cheaper especially as you only got a few eggs per bag.
Me and my husband have always liked Cadbury Creme Eggs and these were no different. The mini version of these eggs are just the same as the larger ones, the chocolate is lovely and creamy as is all Cadbury chocolate and each egg is filled with soft sweet fondant designed to look like the inside of an egg. I did wonder whether you would get much filling in each egg with them being small, however when I bit into one of the eggs I was pleased to see that whilst the chocolate was reasonably thick there was also a decent amount of the fondant filling inside each egg. The Mini Creme Eggs are reasonably priced at just £1.00 for 2 bags. For me I think the only down side is that you do not get many eggs in each bag, however on the other hand this could be seen as a good thing because it meant that I could eat too many at a time, the only other disadvantage is the amount of fat and calories per bag, but as a treat its not too bad. I would definitely recommend Cadbury Creme Egg Minis, they are extremely tasty and make a lovely treat for the whole family. Overall I was very impressed with the quality of this product and would definitely purchase them again.
Well Easter may be over for another year but the shops around me are all still selling creme eggs and creme egg minis, so the people who love them can enjoy them for another few weeks hopefully!
Creme Egg Minis are pretty much exactly what you'd expect. a smaller version of a cadbury's creme egg. While a full size Creme Egg is about the size of a medium hen's egg a mini is much smaller, about the size of a brazil nut. You can't buy these individually, just in packs of 58g, which seems to be about 12-15 mini eggs. If you were hoping that the mini version might be a way to enjoy a Creme Egg fix without consuming as many calories and sugar you might be a bit disappointed as these are a bit moreish and once you've had one its hard not to go back and get another!
I'm actually not a huge fan of the normal sized Creme Eggs, I think they're too sickly and there's too much of the fondant filling. Creme Egg Minis though are much nicer because they're so much smaller, there is just enough of the fondant filling that its a pleasant treat for a sweet tooth but not so much that its sickly and too much.
The chocolate 'shell' of these is classic Dairy Milk style chocolate, its not the best chocolate in the world but its nice enough, its best if left in the fridge though so that its nice and crisp and solid and not sticky or messy. There's nothing worse than trying to peel a foil wrapper from melting chocolate!
The packaging of these isn't particularly environmentally friendly, each Creme Egg Mini is individually wrapped in coloured tin foil and then they are all in a plastic bag.
I've found that Creme Egg Minis are always a popular 'share' item around Easter, more so than full sized Creme Eggs. If you take a bag of these into the office they'll disappear before you know it and you'll be popular for days!
Prices seem to vary from shop to shop but they are often on special offer around Easter, at the moment a bag is £1 from Tesco Express and no more than about £1.30 anywhere else.
I would not say I am Cadburys creme eggs biggest fan but I am quite partial to one, it must be something to do with them not being available all year so that when they are launched you seem to have to buy one to remind yourself of exactly how they taste. Last Easter was the first time I have come across the mini creme eggs in bags as apposed to the individually wrapped larger eggs.
A 56g bag of mini creme eggs retails at about 65p in most shops and supermarkets, but Superdrug are currently selling two bags for 99p. I got six mini creme eggs in my bag and I can imagine that this is about the standard amount you can expect to find.
The creme egg minis come in a small plastic coated foil wrapper, the front of the wrapper is a very bright purple, yellow and red colour with the Cadburys logo and a picture of an exploding mini egg. Also on the front you can find the treat wise logo stating that one mini egg contains 50 calories (2.5% of your guideline daily amount). On the back of the packet you can find more detailed product information including full ingredients listings, nutritional information and contact details for Cadbury.
These are not the best snack to have if you are trying to be good, one bag of these mini creme eggs contains a whopping 435 kcal and 15.5g of fat. And I can assure you that once you have your first one you will soon have an empty bag!
~~~~~Appearance / Taste~~~~~
Each little creme egg is an exact mini version of a normal creme egg. They have the same thick layer of chocolate and the distinctive white and yellow sweet fondant inside making them look just like a real egg when bitten into. I do prefer these mini creme eggs to the larger individual ones as they tend to not be quite as sweet as the chocolate mixes with the fondant better when you are eating them.
I will certainly be treating myself to a few more bags of these before Easter arrives. They are much easier to eat than the larger variety and do not seem to be as sickly and sweet. So if you are a creme egg fan and have not tried these yet then you certainly should!
When I was younger, the Creme Egg range, was just Creme Eggs itself, but now they seem to have branched out into bars and minitaure Creme Eggs. I was given some of these as part of an easter present, and I thought they would be perfect for me, as I like Creme Eggs, but a whole one usually makes me feel a bit sick as they can be very sweet to eat.
The Creme Egg Minis come in a red and purple bag and have a splattered Creme Egg logo on the front. The back contains some nutritional information and a bit about Cadburys, the company who make Creme Egg. Inside the bag, each small Creme Egg is indivdually wrapped in red and purple Creme Egg foil, which can be a little bit fiddly to remove, as I found it kept ripping off in small pieces whilst you try to take it off the egg.
Once you have mastered the unwrapping, you will find a cute, little milk chocolate egg, which inside holds a white and yellow fondant, which is thick and creamy and ever so sweet. These can easily be eaten whole, but I still enjoy breaking apart Creme Eggs, even when they are as tiny as this. About three or four of these little eggs amounts to a whole normal sized Creme Egg, so I can usually only eat 2 or 3 of them before the sick feeling kicks in again!
These are nice, but I can not eat a whole packet at once. You can buy these in most Supermarkets and Newsagents around the easter months, and they sell them in Boots too, so you should be able to find them quite easily. They usually cost anywhere between 50p and £1 for a packet, but you can get them in different size packets. I recommend these for those who love Creme Eggs.
It's strange, isn't it- I manage perfectly well all year without Creme Eggs, but when Easter rolls round, I can't get enough of them, and when it's all over, the prospect of doing without them for the rest of the year sends me scouring the shops for discounted Creme Eggs to stave off the impending drought. This year, there seems to have been a dirth of good Creme Egg offers- in the supermarket yesterday, the only deal I could find was 2 for 80p. That's 40p each!! Surely something so small shouldn't cost that much, even at full price! My inner Scrooge was rapildly overcoming my cravings, until I spied a deal that could (hopefully) satisfy both. Bags of Creme Egg Minis were reduced from a whopping £1.20 to a mere 30p! Wow. I had to have them- several bags of them, in fact.
I'm sure we all know what a Creme Egg is like- the thick casing of Cadburys chocolate enclosing the deliciously viscous sweet fondanty goodness. Mmmm. These little eggs are exactly the same in essence, but are much smaller, just a few centimetres tall, in fact- you could quite comfortably pop a whole one in your mouth and devour it with just a few chews. Each 100g bag contains 9 of these little eggs, each individually wrapped in the normal Creme Egg foil (on a much smaller scale, of course). It's all very cute, but not so good on the packaging front. Compared to a normal Creme Egg, where you're left with just 1 piece of foil, with the you get 9 small foil pieces, plus the non-recyclable plastic bag they come in.
The Creme Eggs inside the bag were a little sticky, despite their foil wrappers- I think at least one of them must have been oozing its fondant centre onto the others. So my fingers were sticky before I'd even unwrapped an egg! This rather defeated the object of having them wrapped up, I thought. Still, I went ahead and peeled the foil away- a rather harder task than usual, owing to their small size. It was a bit fiddly, but soon I was in. Biting off the top half of the egg, I was pleased to find that it tasted exactly the same as its big brother- the same Dairy Milk chocolate on the outside, and the same thick, sugary fondant filling. The only noticeable difference was that the chocolate casing wasn't filled to the brim with the fondant- there was quite a lot of air in there too.
I like to savour my chocolate, but in this case that meant eating the egg in two bites rather than all in one, it really is that small! Each egg contains about 49 kcal, so if you can restrict yourself to just one or two, this will be a healthier option than eating a large Creme Egg. I think it could go either way- the taste is all there, so a couple of these could well be enough to satisfy your chocolate cravings. On the other hand, you could easily feel like they're so small that one more won't hurt, and end up eating the whole bag, consuming a massive 440 kcal in one go! I wasn't feeling particularly restrained yesterday, so polished off six over the course of the day- probably more than the equivalent of one of the large eggs! Ah well, never mind!
All in all, I'm really happy with these little eggs- for 30p, they were definitely a bargain, although at full price, you'd be better off buying the larger eggs and saving money. They make a great little snack, and would look fab on an Easter cake, or to offer round to your friends and family over Easter. Or, if you're like me, to pig out on when it's all over!
Cadburys mini cream eggs are a great way for kids to enjoy the sweet chocolate treat without getting in a major mess.
The normal large sized Cadburys cream eggs are too large for a child to bit into and let alone the amount of mess created from these large treats. That's why I decided to purchase this small pack of mini cream eggs. Price at £1.20 per packet I managed to grab these while they were on offer at 2 packs for £2.
They are each around 1 inch from top to bottom and wrapped a colourful thin tin paper. On opening the wrapper the egg look eggactly like the larger versions. They had just been shrunk.
When you bite into the smooth Cadburys chocolate it makes a lovely cracking noise. They chocolate outer layer is creamy, smooth and has a lovely melting texture which will melt away in your mouth tasting just divine. Once you have cracked the chocolate layer you will come across a lovely sweet soft creamy fondant. This is white in colour with a yellow blob to make it look like an egg inside.
I actually prefer these to the normal sized cream eggs due to them being smaller and just the right size to satisfy my chocolate needs. They are also great for my 2 year old daughter as she can pop a whole on in her mouth without getting frustrated and in a very big mess.
Each packet contains 100grams which works out to be around 10 mini cream eggs, which is the perfect sized pack to do an Easter egg hunt around the house for your little ones.
Overall these are a great treat at Easter and I wish they sold them all year round.
I went into Londis while I was out shopping the day before Easter and they had got plain big plastic bags full of Mini Cream Eggs for £1.00. I counted and got a mega bargain because there was 30 eggs in the bag and you usually get about 10 for £1.19... I wasn't bothered about them not coming in the proper bag like in the photo Dooyoo have got up, they all had the right foil wrapper on so Londis must have had an accident with the bags or something! lol
I've had them before but not very often because I don't think they're worth the money so it was nice to be able to pig out on them on the cheap. I only had about 6 and gave the rest to my sister to share with her friends, they're majorly sickly even more than the proper sized Cream Eggs!
The chocolate is nice and thick, it's gorgeous Cadburys milk chocolate and is sweet and melts proper nice. The filling is the same as in a normal sized Cream Egg and is sooooooo sweet, it's got a wickedly sugary taste and is yummy for a bit but then gets a bit overboard for me! lol The thing that makes them so sickly I reckon is because of them being so small because you put the whole thing in your mouth at once and that means you're getting too much chocolate and filling in one go.... you can't pace yourself like you can with the big Cream Eggs.
They are delish but too sickly for me, I liked eating the ones I had but won't rush out and buy them again. I like the Twisted Cream Egg bars better but if I want a Cream Egg I reckon I'll go for a normal sized one instead of these little ones.
Recommended.... for the price I paid I was happy because I got to have a munch up on baby sized Cream Eggs and my sister is happy because she got what I couldn't manage!!! Everyone's happy!!!
Ah! You know Easter must be getting nearer when the Creme Egg range hits the shelves. For weeks now I have been avoiding the chocolate aisle in my local Sainsburys but yesterday I final succumbed. And here were these lovely little creme eggs on offer, so I couldn't resist popping them into my trolley (and afterwards into my mouth!)
The bag I bought is the 100g one, not the one shown in the picture, and at the moment Sainsburys are selling them at £1.20 per bag, or two bags for £2.
For those of you who don't know, a Cadburys Creme Egg is a chocolate egg filled with a soft fondant. The fondant is white with a splash in the middle which is yellow - so proper egg-like! Now I used to love the full sized eggs, but in recent year have found that, although still nice to eat, I can't stand all the sugery after taste and have to rush off to clean my teeth soon after eating one. These Mini eggs, however, are just about right. The chocolate is still nice, smells lovely and is quite thick and the fondant centre is sweet but not at all over-powering.
The egg is about 3cm long, so can be popped into the mouth whole, or bitten in half for eating in two chunks, thus allowing you to stick your tongue in to scoop out some of the fondant if you wish. There are about 15 eggs in a 100g bag. Each egg is individually wrapped in the typical red and purple creme egg foil. This can sometimes be tricky to get off, but on the whole I manage!
If you are watching your weight this might not be the chocolate for you. There are 440 calories per bag! Ouch!
Cadbury's Creme Eggs are one of the most delicious chocolate treats for me and I love it around this time of year when you can buy them absolutely everywhere. I usually just go for the bigger ones as bigger is always better right?! But I saw these Mini Creme Eggs on sale in Poundland and thought I'd give them a go.
They come in a small plastic bag and the bag contains around 10 mini eggs. The eggs are probably about a third of the size of the standard size Creme Eggs and they make a perfect sharing bag to eat at the cinema or just as a little tasty treat when out and about. Each egg is individually wrapped to save any messiness from melting or being squished.
The eggs are exactly the same as the larger version - a milk chocolate egg with a soft fondant centre. The centre is mainly white with a little speck of yellow fondant in the very centre just like you get with the yolk in real eggs. The fondant is very sweet and a little sickly but with these mini eggs you don't get as much fondant so the amount there is is too little to make them properly sickly.
Because they're smaller, this does mean there isn't as much mess as with the big eggs. I like to eat my eggs in a weird way by eating all the chocolate off first and saving all the fondant until the end which does, unsurprisingly, get very messy. With these ones though, they can fit in your mouth all at once so there's no mess at all but that does take away some of the fun of eating them though!
Despite these being very tasty, personally, there's not enough in the mini eggs to satisfy me properly. I love that there's a lot of sickly sweet fondant in the big eggs and this my favourite part of the treat so these mini ones just aren't as good for me I'm afraid. There's certainly nothing wrong with them though and they are still delicious little treats that I'll carry on buying for cinema trips, but in my case, bigger is most definitely better!
I like almost all of cadbury's products however this is one I could really do with out.
For those who do not know cream eggs consist of a thickish shell of cadbury's chocolate which is pleasant enough (as usual with cadbury) within this is found a synthetic white goo dyed in the centre orange to resemble the yolk and white of an egg.
It is with the internal goo that I have the problem with it is tremendously sweet and this combined with it's viscosity makes it sickly beyond belief.
It would be fair to describe me as fairly gluttonous but I find that eating a few of these not only quells my apetite for anything more but also makes me feel slightly sick. However they are less sickly than normal creme eggs due to the higher proportion of chocolate,
Overall I would say that these eggs are some fairly nice chocolate ruined by some extremely distasteful filling.
I really like the taste of Cadbury Creme Eggs but the flavouring means that one whole one is often too much for me, so it was great when I spotted these Creme Egg Minis in the shops.
The packaging is in the standard Creme Egg red and purple with a yellow 'yolk' splash, which really stands out on the supermarket shelves alongside the other chocolate packages. A bag costs £1.24 for 100g but there are often special offers which involve 2 bags for £2. One bag contains 440 calories - I think this is slightly more calories than your average 100g of chocolate, which is probably because of the creme egg middle!
Inside the package, these eggs are exactly the same as their larger counterparts, even down to the foil surrounding each egg and the pattern on the chocolate shell. I normally eat about three at a time, sometimes even one will do if I only want a tiny bit of chocolate. They are ideal for people who want a little taste, and I think one or two would be ideal to give to children as they are so small.
I also enjoy putting these on ice cream! They are small enough so that you can put a whole one in your mouth without making too much of a mess, which I always end up doing with the full sized ones!
These eggs are ideal when you don't want a full creme egg (the fondant centre is very rich and sweet) but want to enjoy the Creme Egg taste - this is important considering they are only around between Christmas and Easter, so it's important to make the most of them!
These Creme Eggs contain milk, and they may contain nuts and soya.
With Easter around the corner it is virtually impossible not to notice the shelves of the supermarkets becoming more and more egg like! and me being me finds it increasingly difficult to walk straight past without picking something up, so all in the name of research (yeah ok) I picked up a packet of Creme Egg Minis.
~~~ What are they? ~~~
These Cadbury's Creme Egg minis have been produced off the back of the huge success of the original Cadbury Creme Egg, that first hit the shelves in 1971 and has been a huge hit ever since with 1.5 million of them being made every day.
~~~ Fact ~~~
Did you know that there is a Cadbury Creme Egg season ?
It runs from the 1st of January until the 4th of April.
~~~ Whats in the bag ~~~
The bag is extremely eye catching and has been made to resemble the original Creme Egg with the familiar purple red and yellow splodges that they are wrapped in, there is also a picture of a Creme egg with the insides oozing out on the bag.
There is about 5 eggs per bag roughly about 2cm tall by 1.5cm wide, they even have the little star pattern printed into them.
~~~ Price and availability ~~~
I paid 59p for my 56g bag from Tesco, I have also seen them in my local newsagents so they seem readily available, you can also buy 100g bags and they will cost you approximately £1.19 which I think is fairly reasonable, the only difference with the 100g bag is that the eggs are individually foil wrapped inside.
~~~ Taste ~~~
These eggs are beautiful, much easier to eat than the larger ones and with them being smaller the amount of fondant inside is not too sickly while the Cadbury milk chocolate shell still 'cracks' nicely as you bite through. It is hard to describe the taste of the fondant to me it is just a sweet icing kind of taste, and obviously the chocolate taste is as always with Cadbury's a nice smooth creamy taste.
~~~ Ingredients ~~~
Milk chocolate - milk, sugar, Cocoa butter, Cocoa mass, vegetable fat, emulsifier (E442), flavourings)
Fondant (45%) - sugar, glucose syrup, invert sugar syrup.
Humectant - colours (E171), paprika extract, flavouring, vegetable oil
~~~ Nutritional Information ~~~
Best not read this bit if you are on a diet. Nutritional information per 56g bag.
Energy kj 1020
Energy Kcal 245
(of which sugars) 37.7g
Total fat 9.2g
(of which saturated) 5.8g
~~~Allergy advice ~~~
Contains milk, may contain nuts, soya.
~~~ My overall opinion ~~~
These are a perfect balance between cadbury's milk chocolate and gooey fondant so therefore not as sickly as the larger Creme Egg, the fondant is very sweet but with the milk chocolate shell it works fantastic, another good side is they are not as messy to eat as the larger ones either.
Bearing in mind that each bag contains 41.9% sugar of your guideline daily recommended amount, these really are not good for you, high in calories, sugar and fat, it's a good job they are only available for a few months each year else I might start to resemble an egg, by way of shape. But it is Easter after all and that is what they are here for a yearly treat.
Had to pick a bag of these up last night in Asda. They were at the checkout, which is always a handy place to grab something extra.
You get these in the 58g bag and the 100g bag, which I got the 100g for £1. You got 10 Mini Eggs in this bag. They are a decent enough size as well/ They are individually wrapped in a thin layer of foil and they look nice and bright and shiny.
These are just mini versions of the Large standard Creme Egg. The Chocolate doesn't seem quite as thick on these ones as the larger ones, but the inside gooey filling of the White fondant with the yellow bit inside seems a good filling.
I find these sweet and sort of sickly. I couldn't eat all 10 1 after the other, and ate half the bag last night and finished the rest off this morning.
These are nicer than the larger ones in a way as I think you can just eat a couple and then leave the rest, I would say it takes about 4 of these to make up a larger one.
Pick a few bags up to see you over Easter.
Includes Soya, egg and 20% milk solids. Other ingredients include: Glucose, Emulsifiers (E442, E476, Soya Lecithin) Inverted sugar syrup, flavouring and colouring.
210 calories from only 4 mini creme eggs!! OUCH!!!
And the packaging is non-recylcable.
We've all seen the TV commercials for Cadbury's Creme Eggs "Class of 2010 - Jan to April" is out now. And whilst I believe those ads to be highly controversial on multiple levels I can't stop eating the delicious evils.
I hate eggs. They're gooey and runny and full of salmonella...and well, they are an EGG. I'm no vegitarian but -ewww!!
So why would I love Cadbury's Creme Eggs? Well, their wrapping is just so - colourful and friendly. The funky imaging and such happy lettering just calls my name "eat meeee, eat meee" and I am a obedient soul...I always do as I'm told...!
The BEST thing about the Cadbury Creme Egg Minis....well simple. There's MORE of them! I don't feel so guilty about eating little ones...so I further jusitfy myself in eating say....a whole bag? Why not? Yummy pleasure, over and over again. Lose yourself in a swirl of heavenly chocolate, cream and orange!
Simply riveting and highly addictive.
I NEED some NOW! *Out to the shops I go*
After doing some online research I found that the cheapest place you can buy them is:
Pickandmixsweetshop.com: 79p (But you do have to pay for postage)