Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Cadbury Ornament Creme Egg

I’ve talked a lot over the years about Candy Season and the accompanying seasonal candies that go with each. Slowly the candy companies are seeing that those seasonal favorites can be re-purposed into other seasons. Just like M&Ms are found in color combos for every time of the year and Russell Stover is making a marshmallow-filled pumpkin, Santa and egg, it seems that Cadbury doesn’t want anyone to miss out on incorporating their egg-shaped candies into the major holidays.

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This is where the Cadbury Ornament Creme Egg comes in. It’s just a Cadbury Creme Egg with a red foil wrapper.

It seems silly, but I’m going to re-review these, even though they’re no different than the Easter version. However, the last time I ate one was back in ‘06 when they were 1.38 ounces. This made for a very large reservoir of fondant ... which is not my favorite part of the Cadbury Creme Egg. (My favorite part of the Cadbury Creme Egg, for the record, was the clucking bunny commercial.) The more recent version is 1.2 ounces.

The egg has a wonderful sweet dairy chocolate smell to it that reminded me of powdered milk. Both of mine had a small sticky problem around the seam (and I tried to hard to pick good ones).

The nose cone of both seemed extremely thick, which gave a good dose of chocolate to the otherwise too-sweet fondant density.

The fondant creme center is sweet, it’s nice and smooth indicating its freshness (an old Creme Egg will have a slight grain to the fondant). But really, it’s just a big hunk of sugar, and while I often enjoy big hunks of sugar (rock candy anyone?), I still felt a little too much of a sugar rush aftewards.

I think I prefer the smaller one. I’d love it if they made a mint one (and I did find the orange one a bit better). That said, it’s still not a favorite of mine. But I’m sure fans of the Creme Egg will be happy to see it now as their stockpiles from Easter are probably long gone.

While I can fault them for doing nothing more than slapping a different color wrapper on it and the word “ornament” to make it a Christmas product, I did find that making the Mini Eggs into little spheres for their new Christmas thingies  did actually muck with perfection.

Related Candies

  1. Cadbury Ornament Creme Egg
  2. Cadbury Canadian Creme Eggs
  3. Cadbury Christmas Candy Thingies
  4. Cadbury Eggs: Creme & Caramel
Name: Ornament Creme Egg
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Cadbury (dist. by Hershey)
Place Purchased: Walgreen's (Hollywood)
Price: $.50 (on sale)
Size: 1.2 ounces
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Chocolate, Fondant, United Kingdom, Cadbury, Christmas

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Comments
  1. The main thing that bothers me about these (other than that they are noticeably and annoyingly smaller) is that they are called “ornaments” yet they didn’t include a darn string or hook so one might actually be able to hang it on a tree. Duh!

    Comment by Jenn on 11/14/07 at 12:25 pm #
  2. I saw these last week and had to buy one, even though I don’t eat them.  At first I thought it was just called the Creme Ornament, and thought that the center might be colored red or green.  When I saw that it really was just the repackaged egg, I thought, ‘What cheaters!’  But my brother was happy to eat it.

    I agree with Jenn, they could have at least have attached a string.  Although it would probably fall off!

    Comment by Alicia on 11/14/07 at 3:42 pm #
  3. I am so excited about this.  I’ll be out scouring the Wal-Marts and Walgreens in town to find them.

    Comment by Crystal on 11/14/07 at 4:38 pm #
  4. Yay!!  As soon as I saw this…my agenda today has is going to include looking for these!  I don’t care if it is repackaged creme eggs, at least we don’t have to wait until after Valentines!  Thanks for including these in your review!

    Comment by Amy on 11/15/07 at 3:57 am #
  5. Picked a few up at our Walgreens the other day (along with some marshmallow/caramel santas!) and let’s just say had a stomach ache from indulging in them before I even got home. So delicious!

    Comment by Ryan on 11/18/07 at 2:18 pm #
  6. Just looking at the picture of these makes my teeth hurt - I love creme eggs but I can only eat them once a year, they are so sweet (and I LOVE sweet!)

    Comment by Carrie on 12/28/07 at 8:46 am #
  7. How do you eat yours? Ah, how I used to hate those adverts. XD

    I used to play with my food a lot, though. I liked to demolish everything with my sweet, ready to munch anything, teeth.

    I always wanted to make chocolate nests and put mini eggs inside each of them.

    Comment by Grace Saunders on 7/11/08 at 11:25 am #
  8. you mentioned that you wish they came smaller… I have had mini cream eggs and they are great! I love the big ones but feel guilty eating them daily when they are avalible but the small ones are about 1/4 the size and taste just as great!

    I don’t know if they are in the States but they have been in Canada for about 4-5 years

    Comment by Melissa on 1/29/09 at 2:39 pm #
  9. I Got a few creme ornaments at christmas but I could only find them at a walgreens in the boston area which 40 miles from where I live in massachusetts. I hope next year they will have them in more stores, because its a shame we have to wait until easter to get them. I hope the cadbury company puts orange pumpkin foil on the eggs and sells them around halloween too, that would be excellent.

    Comment by Diane on 2/24/09 at 9:25 am #
  10. Creme eggs are aweful! I get HUGE toothachs if i eat one!

    Comment by Riel on 4/26/09 at 3:53 pm #
  11. Okay so Cadbury Cream Eggs are my Favorite thing I am 30 years old and a mother of 4 girls and I have become in LOVE with these things over the past couple of years in October I went to the gas station in Utica and saw that on the counter when I went to pay that they had black and purple wrappers on a cadburry SCREAM EGG I bought the last 4 they had we even went back and checked a couple days later they where gone I went to CVS Pharmacy the other day and just happened to stumble across a almost full box of them in the discount isle of unsold Halloween decorations the sign said 75% off when I got to the counter they rang up at 59 cents I threw a fit and the nice man called the manager up to the counter and she could not even do simple math it took 3 employees to determine that 75% off of 1.00$ was .59 cents I argued with them for 20 minutes at least finally a nice women customer standing behind me said to the manager that she needed to subtract the .59 from .79 and I got the whole box for .20 cents so spend 6.20 something cents and have over 30 It was like Christmas had come early! I am so excited to hear they have them for Christmas to! I like to bite one end off towards the top as like a lid and then I like out the cream inside until its all gone and the Chocolate starts to melt at the opening so you get a perfect mix of melted chocolate and gooey cream!!!! YUM YUM I hope they make Snow Balls for Christmas and make them rounder and for Valentines day they could make filled hearts They could even make an all year long edition They would not have to always be an egg anything shaped in that delicious Chocolate and filled just like they do with the Reese’s Peanut butter Tree and Pumpkin there are endless possibilities! I would be a HAPPY CAMPER if they took my ideas and had them all year round!

    Comment by Zarah Milburn on 11/15/13 at 6:50 pm #

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