Product Type: Cadbury Sweets
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Cadbury Creme Egg Minis
Member Name: herumi
Cadbury Creme Egg Minis
Advantages: Size makes them an ideal bitesized treat, taste great, look cute
Disadvantages: Lots of packaging, expensive at full price, sticky
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!
Summary: A good alternative to the original
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