Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Cadbury Eggs: Creme & Caramel

One of the best things about the Cadbury Creme eggs is the commercial campaign they used to have. It was a white bunny that would cluck like a chicken and leave behind the eggs. The voice over, I believe, was done by Mason Adams who also did the Smuckers commercials. Of course, I loved bunnies (I even had two as a child) so it gave me a special fondness for the idea of the Cadbury Creme Eggs.

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For those of you who are new to Planet Earth, a Cadbury Creme Egg is a milk chocolate shell in the shape of an egg filled with a fondant creme of two different colors - the outer layer is white and the inner glob is yellow (so they say).

The reality of Cadbury Creme Eggs is radically different. First, they never look like the commercials or ads. I’ve pulled apart a lot of Cadbury Creme Eggs in my life, and I’ve never found a glossy yellow yolk in the center. What I find is a dark patch in the white fondant. So all nostalgia and effective advertising aside, I have never been pleased by eating one. They’re too sweet. I’ve tried eating just the chocolate, but what’s the point in that? It’s just really sticky, the fondant doesn’t have enough flavor to it, or fat to give it a buttery consistency that I might enjoy. I’m not saying that these aren’t spectacular candies, but I really detest them.

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While the Creme Egg has no non-Easter counterpart, the Caramel Egg does. This is a Caramello bar on steroids, a caramel mega-blister, a huge bubble of salty, flowing caramel inside a sweet, chocolate shell. Just as I discussed the aspects of ratio with the Reese’s Eggs, I don’t think that the Caramello bar can withstand so much tinkering with ratios. However, I liked this egg quite a bit more than the Creme Egg ... what I probably should have done is buy some of the mini-eggs, which might have a more satisfying ratio to them. (I’ll probably pick them up at the after-Easter sales.)

I think that these are great candies ... for people other than me. I’m not going to dish them the way I did with the Bunny Basket Eggs ... Cadbury Creme Eggs are a valid confectionery expression, just not one I’m capable of throwing my support towards. However, I would be very disappointed if they went away. I like seeing them, and I like the fact that they have so many fervent fans.

For more positive poetic waxings on the subject of Cadbury Creme Eggs, visit X-Entertainment or see the Writers and Artists Snacking at Work page devoted to the ovoids.

UPDATE: Cadbury has introduced the Cadbury Orange Creme Egg for Easter 2007.

UPDATED UPDATE: This review from 2006 documents the weight of the egg at 1.38 ounces. The 2007 eggs are 1.2 ounces.

Related Candies

  1. House Brand Creme Eggs
  2. Cadbury Canadian Creme Eggs
  3. Cadbury Royal Dark Mini Eggs
  4. Peeps
  5. Hershey Eggs
  6. Cadbury Mini Eggs
Name: Cadbury Eggs: Creme and Caramel
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Cadbury (mfd byHershey's)
Place Purchased: Walgreen's (Echo Park)
Price: $.39 each (on sale!)
Size: 1.38 ounces
Calories per ounce: 123 & 138
Categories: Chocolate, Caramel, United States, Cadbury, Easter

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Comments
  1. I should have guessed that they wouldn’t have enough flavor for you.  People either love or hate these sticky sugar globs.  I have ALWAYS loved them, and I become a child for the five minutes it takes me to eat one.  They are almost unnesessarily sweet, I admit, but they rock my world.  For two weeks before and after Easter I am riding the sugar high rollercoaster.  BTW, I have never liked the mini ones.  Not sure why, but I think it’s beacuse I miss all that filling.

    Comment by Jen on 3/15/06 at 11:04 am #
  2. As a child I LOVED these eggs.  But now I think I want one until I start eating it—then I remember that they just aren’t as good as they were in the early 90’s.

    I do like the caramel ones, though.

    Comment by MusicalMom on 3/15/06 at 11:33 am #
  3. Boo! The Caramel Eggs are my favorite. I could do without the chalky taste of the Creme Eggs, though.

    Comment by Carly on 3/15/06 at 11:45 am #
  4. I’ve had Cadbury eggs with the yellow yolk before. It was fascinating. I can relate to them being a little to sweet but when I do take the plunge they’re not too bad.

    Comment by Jenny on 3/15/06 at 12:15 pm #
  5. I LOVE Cadbury cream eggs! I saw your post and realized I had one that I bought this morning, but accidentally threw it away with my breakfast trash. Now I’m sad.

    Comment by Jodi on 3/15/06 at 12:21 pm #
  6. Cybele, the fact that you linked to X-E kicks you up another couple ranks in my internet heart.

    As for Cabury Eggs, I love ‘em.  Won’t even try and deny it.  Funny thing is, although I don’t find them too sweet (really sweet, but not too sweet), yet I find some dry fruits, like pineapple and mango, too sweet.

    Comment by Mad Cow on 3/15/06 at 1:00 pm #
  7. I wish I liked Cadbury Creme Eggs but I always thought they were too sweet, too.  I did, however, LOVE those chocolate fondant filled ones that they made a few years ago.  Why did they do away with those?

    Comment by Laura Kenyon on 3/15/06 at 2:49 pm #
  8. I’ve been thinking about your blog a bunch today. They are shooting a Snickers commercial on the stage next door to me, with the Black Eyed Peas, Bootsy Collins and a crazy cast oddly dressed people. Somehow hospital beds and fake news crews are involved. Crazy! They have been shooting this epic commercial for about two weeks now! Just thought you’d like to know.

    Comment by fightin mad mary on 3/15/06 at 6:20 pm #
  9. I love Creme Eggs. But I need to lose weight.

    I once worked out that if you could cool one to about -4000K, it would have no net calorific value, and you could eat as many as you liked. Sadly, it would require rewriting the laws of physics to achieve it.

    Comment by Andy on 3/16/06 at 4:27 am #
  10. I don’t know if they have it in the States but in Canada there is a mini creme egg and it is just the perfect size. (except when you eat a whole bag)

    Comment by Raul on 3/16/06 at 7:05 am #
  11. Mini ones aren’t as good.  I agree with you here mostly.  They are too sweet, but you’ve gotta have one.  I once tried to eat a caramel one while driving a stick-shift car…not good.

    FWIW, I bought one yesterday that was made in England.  I thought all of them here were made here.  Canada had a recall, so they make some, too.

    Comment by Dave on 3/17/06 at 2:50 pm #
  12. I always get at least *one* cadbury creme egg every year when Easter rolls around (I did so yesterday, along with whopper eggs and Sixlets).  But I agree with another reader’s comment - it’s never as good as I remember.  I really think our tastebuds do mature.  It’s SO SWEET!  And the middle is never creamy.  I don’t know just how many types of filled eggs are now out there… but I do like the caramel ones.  I think I got a Snickers one a couple years back and liked those.  How about the cordial cherry ones?  I love love love cordial cherries, and in fact tried the limited edition cordial cherry Hershey Kisses recently.  A few years back, I got this mini carton of filled eggs - I don’t recall the brand, but I think they came in packs of four.  There might have been more than one flavor (like chocolate and vanilla), but I remember *loving* the chocolate one.  You would think it would be too much chocolate, choloate filling inside a chocolate shell, but it was really quite satisfying.  They were different flavors and textures, and the carton came with a little scoop with which to eat the filling, if so desired.  If I remember correctly, I bought those at Walgreens.  Another different candy I tried recently and liked, is Fox’s Echo - I had never heard of them.  I found or five pack (I think) at Job Lot for $1.  They’re sticks of chocolate cookie, topped with an aerated white chocolate, covered in milk chocolate.  The packaging is cool - dark blue matte wrapper with glossy circles (for the “bubble,” I guess), and each on inside is individually wrapped.  Yum.

    Comment by Karla on 3/18/06 at 6:06 am #
  13. PS - Okay, I meant to say “Echo Bubbly,” which would explain my bubble comment.  Hehe.

    Comment by Karla on 3/18/06 at 6:08 am #
  14. Oh yes,heavenly eggs laid by the gods themselves.
    ( the chicken gods you dumbcluck)Too sweet? bite your tounge. Caramel? buy a Milky Way; try the Dark. Chocolate filling? What’s the point? I love the yellow yolk, although I can’t taste the difference. Always buy in the four pack. Each bite, make it a big one, is another rung on the altered conscienceness ladder to oral evolution.
    P.S. thats copywrited by the way, so don’t use it!

    Comment by Mr Man on 3/25/06 at 6:46 am #
  15. The eggs with the little scoop were Milka Scoops.  Havn’t seen them in a while.

    Comment by Dave on 3/25/06 at 6:56 am #
  16. Man, I used to LOVE these as a kid, so I bought one thinking it would an eggasmic experience (sorry, bad pun hehe), but it was not half as good as I remembered. I guess our tastebuds mature because I found it to be much too sweet and just not all that exciting (the filling, while being very sweet, is at the same time sort of bland). I’ve never tried the chocolate or caramel versions, but now I’m not all that tempted. And as a sidenote, mine definitely had a yolk, but it was orange - and not a yellowy orange, an orange orange.

    Comment by Samantha on 3/25/06 at 9:23 am #
  17. URGENT! DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE ROLO EASTER EGGS OR CADBURYS CARAMEL EASTER EGGS, I MEAN THE ONES WHERE THE ACTUAL EASTER EGG ITSELF IS FILLED WITH CARAMEL, A GIANT CARAMEL FILLED EGG!!! REPLY ASAP?! CHEERS DUDES!

    Comment by Mark Ford on 4/10/06 at 7:40 am #
  18. I HATE ALL YOU FAT [] COMING ON HERE TALKING ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU WANT TO SHOVEL INTO YOUR MOUTHS, GOING INTO SO MUCH DETAIL ABOUT THE SIZE, TASTE, SMELL, AND HOW GUD AN EGG FEELS UP YOUR ARSE! YOU MAKE ME SICK! GO AND JOIN WEIGHT WATCHERS AND A GYM AND GET OVER IT! [abusive language removed by admin]

    Comment by Fat Hater Joan on 4/10/06 at 7:45 am #
  19. Cybele's avatar

    Mark - I’ve had the best luck at the drug stores like Longs, RiteAid and SavOn with slightly less variety at the grocery chains. If you’re in the UK, I’m not sure what the state of Cadbury and Rolos are, since they’re made by different manufacturing facilities than we have here in the United States. Good luck!

    Comment by Cybele on 4/10/06 at 9:25 am #
  20. Cybele's avatar

    Joan - I’m not sure where your anger is coming from, nor do I know where you got the impression that I or any of my readers are fat.

    What I find especially odd is that your comment came from the same IP address as Mark Ford.

    Comment by Cybele on 4/10/06 at 9:27 am #
  21. Have you seen the Cadbury Egg Cake? 

    http://shmivejournal.livejournal.com/125746.html

    Comment by :: jozjozjoz :: on 4/12/06 at 12:33 am #
  22. I was in England in the fall of ‘06’and they have a candy bar that is a egg filled one. It was sold in the subway staion Cadbury vending machines. I can’t remember the exact name but I think it was called ‘egg filled’ or a cadbury egg bar. It was broken into little sections, 5 or 6, so you could have little bites of cadbury egg. Yumm

    Comment by Dianna on 1/04/07 at 9:52 am #
  23. I can say with complete certainty that the 80’s Cadbury creme eggs did indeed have a dark yellow center, and they are always best fresh, which can be hard to find sometimes.. great blog, wish I’d found it sooner.

    Comment by Scott on 2/08/07 at 4:09 pm #
  24. Yep, I was born in 1977, I have loved Cadbury Eggs my whole life, and I was a child of the 80’s.  They had the yellow yolk for as long as I can remember when I was a kid, that was the best part, eating a real looking chocolate egg!

    I still have one every year, I don’t remember exactly when it was, but I bit into one and saw the orange yolk and about nearly fainted.  A piece of my childhood just wiped out, they ruined it!!  Why????

    They still taste great, but the yellow yolk I miss.

    Comment by Adam Tracy on 3/05/07 at 4:23 am #
  25. They are smaller this year! Only 1.2 oz. I knew they felt lighter!

    Comment by rachel on 3/05/07 at 10:44 am #
  26. Eating this candy on Easter was a tradition with me since I was a little kid (that and because in my town no one sold them until Easter). I skipped eating them for around 3 Easters because I was to busy with school to go out and look for any, but I bought some last Easter, and for some reason I found them to sweet for me. I can now only eat one, when years ago I could eat 3 to 4. Still though, it’s a really good candy.

    Comment by Rekedda on 7/27/07 at 1:41 pm #
  27. I thought that Cadbury Eggs were the one Cadbury product that Hershey didn’t manufacture here in the good ol’ USA??!!

    Comment by Aaron Vehling on 9/24/08 at 3:45 pm #
  28. I love the caramel eggs, very yummy. The regular kind are too cloying for me…

    Comment by Sara Em on 10/28/08 at 4:07 pm #
  29. I LOVE CADBURY EGGS.  I HAVE ONLY TRIED THE REGULAR ONES AND THE CARMEL ONES BUT I WILL BE LOOKING FOR THE OTHERS.  I CAN ONLY FIND THEM AROUND EASTER AND CAN’T WAIT FOR THEM TO GET HERE.  TRY THEM AND YOU WILL LOVE THEM.  I BUY LOTS OF THEM WHEN THEY ARE FOUND.

    Comment by PAT BASYE on 2/22/09 at 8:24 am #
  30. I’m having a “discussion” with my wife.
    I say the eggs are the same size (not weight) and she says they are smaller.
    BTW I know the weight has decreased - does anyone know how much over the years? I’m sure Cadburys won’t tell.
    Bob
    PS I prefer the Caramel ones; my wife the normal ones.
    The chocolate is so good that it must be made in England; yes, there is a huge difference between Cadburys made in England & Cadburys made in the US.

    Comment by bobfrombellevue on 2/27/09 at 10:27 am #
  31. Does anybody know what happened to the Chocolate Creme ones? I haven’t seen them in a few years and I don’t know if they are discontinued or are just not being sold up my way. I miss them!

    Comment by James on 2/28/09 at 12:40 pm #
  32. The eggs changed at some point. I was born in ‘78 and ate them hand over fist as a child and for years after. In the 80’s and (up to I think) the early 90s, they were gooier with a white and yellow yolk.

    At some point, however, the yolk changed. It was less “liquidy” and often only white. Less messy, but less satisfying too.

    I don’t think I’m crazy, but I can’t find any info on this subject. Although, I am probably crazy, for caring this much.

    Comment by jay on 4/12/09 at 4:17 pm #
  33. Is it my imagination or are Cabury Eggs getting smaller????

    Comment by Robin Haskins on 4/30/09 at 3:05 am #
  34. well im a great fan of the cream egg woooo hoo look we shouldnt worry abou our weight hello its cadbury cream eggs hello haha

    i even have a big tattoo on my arm of a crem egg and saying bite me .. and how do you eat your’s haha the amount of people theat stop me is unreall..

    but as a fan i must say they are getting smaller and the goo in the middle is very farely soft boohhooo.. i like my very funny and gooey….


    why cant cadburys make a super sized egg thatl last for a while that can tear off bit by bit with the goo comming out hmm yum yum ok im ion the mood now for an egg… oo the thoughts of a super sized cadbury cram egg .. hmm GUYS ANY ONE AGREE.. WOULD YOU BE FIT FOR IT I NO I WOULD BE.

    BUT IF THEY DID NOT TO SELL THEM AT A HIGH PRICE HEAR TO BUY AN EGG IN IRELAND IS DIFFERENT SHOPS SOME COSAT 1 EIRO YES THAT MUCH ITS SILLY I LOVE MY EGGS BUTSAY U EAT 4 A DAY 7DAYS A WEEK HELLO THAT ADDS UP


    NE ONE AGGREE OR THINK IM MAD WRITE BACK PLEASE…

    EMMA XX

    Comment by emma on 7/10/09 at 4:25 am #
  35. And to the Fat hater…thank you I am 125 lbs 5’5” and I can resist these things! I have loved them ever since I was a kid. You either love them or hate them. And yes they have gotten smaller! Just like there is less cream in the oreo cookies and icecream sizes have gone down. Thank you George W. for screwing the economy! I tried the CVS brand one b/c they had marked up the price of the cadburry 4 pack and eww it was so gross. I also especially love the mini cadbury eggs (the hard candy coated ones) too bad they only come out at Easter. Cant wait for xmas now they bring the creme ones back!

    Comment by Caroline on 11/13/09 at 9:59 am #
  36. Almost as soon as I found this blog, I began looking for the review of Cadbury Creme Eggs. All of my friends have loved these their entire lives and can’t wait for stores to stock their shelves with Easter Candy (in mid-January these days as it were). Even as a child, I hated them, and every year, they inevitably turned up in my basket. I was excited when the caramel eggs came out because I’m a huge caramel fan, but while they’re edible, I’d just as soon get a Milky Way egg and get it over with. Cadbury could cease to exist, if it weren’t for mini eggs. In fact, if it weren’t for mini-eggs and reese’s peanut butter eggs, Easter would almost lose all credibility as a candy holiday. Glad to see I’m not the only lover of mini-eggs/hater of creme eggs. smile

    Comment by GWSTB on 11/29/09 at 11:43 pm #
  37. I loooooove Cream Eggs !!
    When I were in uk in 2004 my friend told me to taste it, I was against it though but I ate it for her, and when I had finished it, I wanted seriously another one!! I never get tired of them, very yummy!!

    Comment by Siara on 2/04/10 at 3:59 am #
  38. Just finished a yummy creme egg, these are best with a nice cup of tea takes away the sweetness!

    I have been eating these for 35 years used to buy them on the way home from school and make it last all the way home. Have always had a yellow center, I have never had a solid white one!

    They are definately smaller in the US, had one brought over from the UK last year which was slightly larger.  They are made in the UK (don’t think Hersheys has the equipment) not sure for how much longer now Kraft is taking over.

    Comment by Jeb on 2/04/10 at 6:14 pm #
  39. I don’t like the big creme eggs but the mini creme eggs have just the right balance of chocolate to the center.  They come in cute little egg cartons of 12 mini creme eggs.

    Comment by Corinne on 2/17/10 at 4:27 pm #
  40. I thought I was going crazy… I remember the eggs having a creamy center, but now they are more dry. No one else I’ve asked seemes to notice though, and are able to go on enjoying them. I went years without having any, and it was douring that time that they must have changed. Coke went Classic, why cant Cadbury Eggs? PS.Fat Hater: I’m a 125 lb. girl who enjoys having sweet treats. Nothing wrong with talking about something we enjoy!!

    Comment by Victoria on 3/02/10 at 1:25 pm #
  41. There is a non-Easter counterpart to the creme egg. Its a Cadbury Twist. Its a swirly dairy milk bar filled with fondant creme. Its sold in the UK and in some shops in Ireland. Tesco stocks them.

    Comment by Claire on 3/02/10 at 3:38 pm #
  42. I LOVE CREME EGGS!!
    THERE GREAT AND I COULD EAT LOTS AT ONE TIME!

    Comment by Harry on 4/03/10 at 10:05 am #
  43. Chalk me up as another child of the 70s-80s who remembers the creme eggs the way they used to be. I picked up a couple for Easter this year, and ended up having to throw them all out (including the one I half-ate); the yolk USED to be yellow and taste kind of buttery (delicious), and the white was creamy, a sort of half-liquid fudge that wasn’t overly sweet…the yolk was always very distinct from the white, even after you’d eaten the top off the egg. The chocolate, too, used to taste like real chocolate.

    The “creme eggs” they sell these days tastes so artificial and gross, it’s cringe-inducing. The centre is pure liquid corn syrup (Maybe they sell a different version in Canada? The eggs I’m getting are the opposite of dry in the centre.), and the yolk and the white of the egg is often mixed together, and so sweet, there’s no difference in the flavours (nor any flavour at all beyond sickeningly sweet), and the chocolate shell tastes like slightly greasy, mildly-chocolate-flavoured wax paper.

    TL;DR, bring back the Creme Eggs from the 70s and 80s plz!!

    Comment by EggEater on 8/17/10 at 4:23 pm #
  44. Sweet Sparkina's avatar

    Fat Hater Joan is an abusive troll who can’t even spell.
    And Creme Eggs are tasty, but I’ve had tastier spring candies. The Russell Stover cocunut creme eggs are fit for a Roman emperor

    Comment by Sweet Sparkina on 4/08/11 at 1:02 pm #
  45. Sweet Sparkina's avatar

    Had to fix a typo:

    Fat Hater Joan is an abusive troll who can’t even spell.
    And Creme Eggs are tasty, but I’ve had tastier spring candies. The Russell Stover coconut creme eggs are fit for a Roman emperor

    Comment by Sweet Sparkina on 4/08/11 at 1:06 pm #
  46. These have always been a treat each year for me—a guilty pleasure—until this year. I picked up CCE at Shopko and the chocolate wasn’t just bland (as others have said), it tasted like turned milk. Awful.

    How disappointing. :(

    Comment by Jen on 3/17/12 at 4:14 pm #
  47. I wish there was a caramel egg that was as large as a small watermelon. Without touching it with my hands I would spend an entire day eating into it, each time not stopping until I couldn’t eat any more. Then I would wash my face and head and wait until I could re-approach…and I want Joan the “fat hater” to watch…

    Comment by Ruprecht on 6/18/12 at 8:35 pm #
  48. I love the creme eggs, but find the caramel eggs almost inedible. Guess I’m not a caramel fan in general but yeah, i’m eating one now and its horrible. The creme eggs in new zealand have a dark orange centre, and are pretty delicious.

    Comment by Sarah on 4/11/13 at 6:43 am #

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