I am the first to admit that I am a chocoholic and I have the body to prove it! When someone was going around my office just before Easter with a large carrier bag, I was intrigued. When I was approached, I realised that I had a tough decision to make. It contained MaltEaster bunnies and Creme eggs, and as I could only pick one, I decided to go for the creme eggs, as I hadn't had any this year yet.
Creme eggs are a small egg shaped fondant filled confection. There are two colours of fondant inside, a white and a yellow fondant, which make up the 'egg' inside. These are sweet and sticky, but very moreish. Creme eggs are the best selling confectionery item in the UK between Christmas and Easter, and over 200 million are consumed every year.
I used to find Creme eggs very sweet, but maybe Cadbury's are making them 'healthier' as they don't taste as sweet to me now. Another observation is that the chocolate doesn't seem to be as thick as it used to be, as I used to nibble the chocolate before breaking through to the centre, but this year one bite and the fondant oozed out. While I wouldn't recommend too many of these, as they are a seasonal product, I don't get sick of them. I like the fondant inside the egg, although as it is probably pure sugar, this could be why. The chocolate is a nice combination as well, as it is quite sweet as well.
I am aware that I am a little late in writing this review, as it's now after Easter, but they will be back in the shops in December. In the 1980's Cadbury's did sell them year round, but sales fell, so they went back to being a seasonal item.
Prices are around 60p for a single egg, and a multipack of three eggs costs around 1.50. Packets of mini creme eggs are available in places like Poundland for 1.00 each.
I'm salivating just thinking about them right now and it's even worse knowing that I'm completely out of stock. Cadbury Crème Eggs are probably my favourite treat at Easter - surpassing mini eggs and yes, Easter eggs themselves. My friends and I buy these a lot, and I mean a lot, definitely a few times a week and I'm not just talking one each.
Would you guess, it does in fact come shaped as an egg. Surprising right? They are a pretty distinctive shape and come wrapped in a very, very annoying foil wrapper that I quite frequently have problems with. It's a real hit or miss to what will happen as sometimes it just comes away in small strips and in my experience, there is nothing worse than being in the middle of eating it and getting a bit or wrapper in your mouth.
So I bet you're wondering what's actually in this sugary sweet treat? Basically, it consists of an outer shell of significantly thinner than a chocolate bar layer of Cadbury chocolate. Inside, and surprisingly similar to an actual egg, is two different colours of fondant (pretty much just icing sugar) that represent the egg whites and yolk. The chocolate completely melts in your mouth and - yeah I'm definitely drooling just thinking about it.
As of yet, I haven't gotten sick of Crème Eggs yet but I'm pretty sure it will happen soon. Luckily as they are only on sale between January and April, I will have a whole 8 months of missing them. You can buy them pretty much anywhere I think though I usually buy mine from retailers such as Asda and Tesco. It's usually 6 for £2, I'm not exactly sure of the individual price but they're definitely not expensive. So yeah, what are you waiting for?
Every Good Friday or Easter Sunday and Monday as a child I usually get given a lot of chocolate eggs, to be honest I actually have never liked eating Easter eggs and just ate the chocolates that came in the boxes with the eggs. I don't know anyone that hasn't eaten a cadburys creme egg especially around Easter time, until recently I had never in tasted one it has never appealed to me. I went into my local Wilkisons and got some sweets and saw cadburys chocolate egg and decided to try it to see if I will like it just like all my friends do. The chocolate egg is an oval shape and has milk she'll with a liquid coloured just like an actual egg however the taste is very sweet like sugar. Overall I think the cadburys creme egg is a bit overrated it has an ok chocolate taste and a very sweet sugary inside I didn't like. I will not be eating it on a daily basis.
Forget birthdays, forget christmas, valentines new years. It's Cadbury Creme Egg day, er I mean Easter.
I love, love, love creme eggs and they seem like such a British thing to me, I don't know if they have them or anything like them in other countries and I don't really care!
I love everything about them, I love the silly adverts on TV to it being perfectly acceptable to ask anyone holding a creme egg: 'How do you eat yours?'. I love how my mood or my surroundings will determine how I will eat my creme egg. No true chocolate egg connoisseur should be confined to just one style! I even love that you can't get them all year round, it makes them even more special!
If I'm angry and my creme egg has been purchased to cheer myself up, the whole thing goes in my gob at once and its a gooey, sticky mess.
If I'm enjoying a girly film on TV I can make it last an hour and a half if I have to!
I mean, what is that stuff inside a creme egg? Is it icing? Whatever it is is, it is delicious in it's white a yellow perfection, covered in a very thick casing of unmistakably-cadbury chocolate. Divine!
Stock up while you can.
Obviously I should write the following, they should be eaten in moderation, they are a treat and very unhealthy, especially when eaten excessively, it is chocolate and sugar after all.
I love it when these little eggs come out after Christmas!
They are such an indulgent treat, but one is enough! I will take my hat off to anyone that is able to manage more than one in a single sitting!
The hard Cadbury's chocolate around the outside provides a lovely casing to the rich sugary fondant in the middle. The only downfall being that there is no dignified and clean way to eat one!
Although you always start off with good intentions the chocolate ends up melting in your fingers and then slowly starts to fall apart! I always eat these straight from the fridge for maximum taste and I have even heard that freezing them is nice...a bit like a choc-ice :).
I would recommend these to anyone with a sweet tooth! However, for lovers of plainer chocolates I would say that they might be a bit too much!
A few days ago I wrote about cadbury's mini eggs and how they were my favourite Easter treat, I still stand by this statement however thought I would write a review about another treat that is very popular during Easter time.
Cadbury's creme eggs are wrapped in foil and have a hard chocolate outer filled with a white and yellow icing center, to represent an egg yolk. They can come separately but do come in packs of 3 and 6 too.
My personal opinion and experience
Personally I do not really buy creme eggs that much, although I am a major chocolate love I only have it as an occasional treat. The reason for this is because it can be very sweet and taste quite sickly after just eating one. Also the sugar content is extremely high which cannot be good for my health at all.
Overall I think that cadbury's creme eggs are ok as a treat once in a while but too much will leave you feeling sick!
This is probably the most addictive food I've ever touched, I just love melting the chocolate on my tongue and letting the middle rub all over my taste buds. It is a bit weird how in love I am with this chocolate egg. I would highley recommend this if you are planning on buying someone a chocolate egg, you can't go wrong!
Cadbury's Creme Eggs are my guilty pleasure.
Easter has always been a nightmare for me as I love these little pockets of sticky-sweetness. Cadbury's chocolate is by far the best and the filling is just so good. My favourite way to eat one is to lick the egg until I wear a hole in it then bite the hole bigger and eat the inside.
The downside of the Creme Egg is it's moreishness. I eat it in that particular way as it takes me longer to eat one and then it is not such a pain on my waistline.
Because they are so sweet, it always seems like a good idea to have more than one and if not eaten slowly it can result in a tummy ache and a sickly feeling after the second or third egg.
My opinion is that they are best in moderation and whilst I dread Easter, I am also glad it only comes around once a year!
In regards to price - I find them a little overpriced for what they are, but I can live with it as it helps to control my consumption. ;)
My opinion on this type of chocolate is a highly recommended one!
I have loved creme eggs for as long as i can remember, well i mean who doesnt?!
Every easter i would always ask a couple of my family members to get me the creme egg chocolate egg as it was always my favourite.
I love the texture from the creme inside the egg and i love the cadbury chocolate on the outter shell aswell . . . . .
The only thing i do wish they would do is to keep the creme egg in shops all year round so that everyone could enjoy them whenever they feel like it . instead of having to wait until easter every year...
especially now they have galaxy versions of creme eggs which taste just as good as the normal creme eggs but obviously creme eggs original will never be beaten!
Ever since I can remember I've always loved Creme Eggs, all I ever wanted at Easter was Creme eggs! (or money to buy Creme Eggs). I love the thick chocolate shell with the gooey inside. I'm also one of those people that bite the top off and then lick the inside out! I love any Cadbury's chocolate, but the Creme eggs are definitely king! I like that you can get different packet sizes 3,6,12 and I think I may have even seen a 24!! These are great for special occasions such as valentines day, birthday, or just if your feeling kind!! However for the size of the Creme Egg I think they are quite over priced, I remember them being roughly 20-30p when I was younger and now I think they're closer to 60p. Another downsize to the Creme Egg is, as any chocolate is quite high in calories, again for the size, is quite a high number! But overall I quite like to indulge in a Creme Egg every now and then!
You always know christmas is over and easter is on its way when creme eggs are in stock. They are pretty much on our shelves for 6 months out of 12 now.
They are made by cadbury and in the months leading up to easter they are sold everywhere! Supermarkets, sweet shops, markets, newsagents etc so getting hold of them in what cadburys call 'creme egg season' isn't hard at all. In most places you are looking at paying 65p an egg although a large majority of places do 2 for £1. Aldi even had a box of 3 for 99p this year! So as chocolate goes now its about average priced.
The chocolate is, surprise surprise, in the shape of a small egg and unless you buy a box of 3, 6, 12 etc they are just simply packaged in foil. The foil is purple, red a yellow making it very distinctive. There is ingredients and nutritional information on the wrapper but seeing as this nearly always gets torn its not that easy to see. There is also the cadburys logo.
once you unwrap it there is a thick cadburys milk chocolate shell that cracks when you bite into it. In the centre is a white and yellow creamy sweet fondant made to look like egg white a yolk. Its by far the best part and the only way is to scoop it out with your finger to eat it yum!
Overall its a very sweet almost sickly ( in a good way) treat. I think most people would associate easter with creme eggs and I can't imagine anyone taking over that anytime soon!
The best chocolate available from my point of view but im sure theyre getting smaller each year, and more expensive! Wait until easter has passed before buying and they get reduced to ridiculous prices! I do wish theyd just sell them throughout the whole year at a sensible price instead if for just a few weeks at a sky high price! I imagine however theyd be no good in summer as theyd melt, but I think its worth the mess! Id pick a creme egg over any other chocolate bar every time. Smaller than a big chocolate bar so great for kids and dieters. You just cant go wrong with a creme egg but I guess part of the attraction is to do with the fact we have to wait 10 months until theyre available to buy again. To sum it up, best chocolate ever, just wish I could buy them all through the year.
Item: Cadbury Crème Egg
Price: 6 for £2
Bought in: Tesco
Chick Chick Chick Chick Chickennnnnnn, lay a little egg for me!
We bought sooooo many of these in February, probably somewhere in the region of 120 were bought! Sounds crazy right, but we were due to get married on the 31st March which just happened to be Easter Sunday so we debated whether to avoid Easter or embrace it and we chose to embrace it. We hadn't picked the date knowing it was going to be Easter Sunday (didn't think it would cover our date but it was really early this year) but once we realised we decided to get in a load of Easter theme sweets to sit out at the buffet and use in the wedding favours. However we went a little OTT and there was quite a few bits left over, including a load of Crème Eggs, so we have been eating Crème Eggs ever since!! haha luckily we like them.
Packaging and design:
These come in a distinctive egg shape. The wrapper is foil and is red, purple and yellow. As the foil is wrapped over the egg shape the sections you can see vary but on most you will at least be able to see the words "Cadbury" and "Crème Egg" and the sell by date which usually is around July or Aug on most I have seen. "Crème Egg Season" is from Jan to April so I guess Crème Eggs must last around 6-8 months (although a lot of people will tell you chocolate has no sell by date). The egg is 5cm high and 3cm wide. It weighs between 39 to 41g (well the ones we have in the house do haha). The colour of purple on the packaging is very distinctive, If you need to order anything like ribbons, retailers will actually refer to that colour as Cadbury Purple, so it is a very distinctive colour. The yellow and red are bright and eye catching so these will appeal to kids due to the brightness and shape and to adults as they know what's inside. The foil is really fiddly to get off the egg and often comes away in little bits. Nothing worse than if you get a bit in your mouth that you didn't notice was still on the egg, yuk! One star off for the foil wrapper. I think this has definitely become thinner and harder to take off over the past few years.
So what is a crème egg and is it any good for eating?
It is chocolate shell in the shape of an egg filed with 2 different colours of fondant. The chocolate that makes the outer egg is Cadbury milk chocolate. It is much softer than if you were to buy a bar of Cadbury chocolate, this makes sense though because if it was that hard, biting in to it with force would result in you ending up with (Crème) egg on your face ;-) The chocolate is smooth and melts on your tongue. The eggy part inside is made of fondant (think of thick icing sugar if you aren't sure what fondant is and you get the idea). The outer part is white with a yellow yolky part inside. Now I have had a few people say to me that they think that the yellow part tastes different from the white part, but I can't taste it. To me the fondant part tastes just like icing sugar no distinctive flavouring just really sweet and pleasant. That doesn't sound that appealing but when you need a sugar buzz a Crème egg hits the spot.
Overall, even though I have been on about 2 Crème Eggs a week for the past 3 months, I still love them. They are a great treat and what a good idea to only have them out for certain parts of the year, even if you get sick of them by the end of summer, because you cant get any for a few months you are delighted to see them back in the shops in Jan! This is a sugary, chocolaty, finger licking treat.