Thursday, April 5, 2007

Cadbury Canadian Creme Eggs

DSC00043rThis is a great little assortment provided by Amber (via Bronwen) all the way from Toronto. I’m not sure why they don’t sell bags of these in the United States. Inside are four different items. There are little solid foil wrapped eggs of Dairy Milk chocolate, then there are mini Caramilk Eggs (Caramilk Oeuf) and mini Creme Eggs (Oeuf Fondant).

This way there’s something for everyone, and not too much of anything (because they’re the minis). The wrappings aren’t exactly Easter-ish, but maybe I’m locked into thinking that Easter is a pastel holiday.

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All of the items are slightly different in side. I’ll go from smallest to largest.

Dairy Milk eggs - smooth and creamy with a rather noticeable caramelized milk taste to it. It’s slightly different from the American Cadbury chocolate, just a little less crumbly, a little more fudgy.

Caramilk Eggs (Caramilk Oeuf) - these are wrapped in pretty little orange and brown foil. Under the wrapping is a texturized surface, kind of like crocodile. Inside the chocolate shell are two halves that have been pressed together to form the egg. They’re filled with the sticky Caramilk caramel, which again is like a cross between a syrupy flowing caramel and a dulce de leche. Not too sweet, just a really thick texture that just about sticks to the roof of my mouth, and definitely to my ribs.

Creme Eggs (Oeuf Fondant) - this is the largest of the three and cloaked in the gaudiest of purple, red and yellow foil. These do not have the septum of the Caramilk eggs, so biting into them is a pure fondant experience. The filling on these is a saffron yellow and much thicker than the flowing stuff I’m accustomed to with the larger eggs I’ve had from the States. This fondant has a slight crumbly look to it, but the same flavor ... sweet. The texture reminds me a little bit of Oreos and the larger ratio of chocolate helps me to keep from going completely batty on sugar overload.

None of them are particularly pretty after de-foiling (come on, that Caramilk one looks like the progeny of The Thing!), the surface of many of them doesn’t have that bright unspoiled sheen of, oh, the Godiva ones. But at about 80% of the price, I’m willing to just look at them fully clothed.

These aren’t bad but I’m not sure if they’re better than the American ones available, since I didn’t taste the mini ones that are available here (and it’s been a whole year). I certainly liked this set of ratios better than the large ones. Cadbury Canada does not use PGPR in their chocolate (but then again, neither do the American creme eggs).

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Name: Cadbury Eggs: Caramilk, Dairy Milk & Creme
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Cadbury (Canada)
Place Purchased: gift from Amber (thanks!)
Price: unknown
Size: 5.8 ounces
Calories per ounce: 139
Categories: Chocolate, Caramel, Canada, Cadbury, Easter

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:30 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. just a little quibble, but i think your Creme egg got stuck in the filling line.. normaly it’s the standard white with yellow dot in the middle. i’m sure it tastes nummy, but if i opened that, i’d be taken quite aback..

    Comment by Will on 4/05/07 at 9:45 am #
  2. Cybele's avatar

    You mean because the center is yellow? They were all like that (well, I opened five of them ... there’s still one left). So if it was a manufacturing error, it was rather consistent. I don’t think it changed the taste at all.

    Comment by Cybele on 4/05/07 at 9:50 am #
  3. Now I’m bummed that we can’t get these assortment bags here!  I want one!

    I just bought my annual Cadbury Creme Egg (yes, I’m a fan), but they seemed smaller than I remembered. Is the Cadbury company trying to sell us short, or is my memory playing tricks on me?

    Comment by good enough cook on 4/05/07 at 10:04 am #
  4. Cybele's avatar

    good enough cook - you are correct! Last year they were 1.38 ounces, this year they are 1.2 ounces.

    Often the candy companies will alter the sizes of the product instead of raising the price to keep their profits on track. (Sugar has become more expensive as have transportation costs.)

    You might want to keep your eye on eBay to pick up the assortment.

    Comment by Cybele on 4/05/07 at 10:16 am #
  5. I notice you’ve been giving out a lot of 6’s…

    Nothing to inspire me to buy anything. I’m not a fan of jellybeans, anyway. Wish I could find some that were enough to convert a jellybean hater.

    I’m also afraid of any chocolate that looks like as pictured. Looks like it will be waxy and have that Hershey’s yogurt taste. All while being too sweet.

    I need to stop with my biases.

    Comment by Kai on 4/05/07 at 11:07 am #
  6. Glad you enjoyed them.  I think they were about $2.50 Canadian for the whole bag.  Might have to go grab some more for myself smile

    Comment by Amber on 4/06/07 at 2:11 pm #
  7. I was about to say the same thing as will…those look very different from the creme eggs I’m used to…they almost look like a real egg yolk inside :S

    Comment by sophie on 6/26/08 at 6:20 pm #
  8. These are good for the price.. the middle in the Cadbury Creme egg is very sweet!! Try the Canadian Laura Secord creme eggs for Easter. They are much better and use a very good dark chocolate to contrast the creme in the middle.

    Comment by Elyssa Heller on 3/10/09 at 3:49 pm #

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