Friday, March 2, 2007

Wonka Golden Creme Egg

In the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Veruca Salt is lured to her doom by her desire for the Golden Egg (after giving a grand performance with her musical number “I Want it Now!”). In her final flourish she stands on the educated Eggdicator and is judged to be a Bad Egg and sent to the incinerator. This particular scene was not in the book (which instead featured squirrels and their ability to detect bad nuts, which I find far scarier, having been attacked by a squirrel before. Well, I’ve also been attacked by geese, but that’s no really relevant here).

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The Wonka Golden Creme Egg is taking full advantage of that famous scene some thirty-six years later. But instead of the solid chocolate egg the size of the Elephant Man’s head, it’s a chocolate egg filled with a firm chocolate filling studded with graham cookie bits and then a slight reservoir of flowing caramel. I take issue with the caramel filling being called “creme” but this candy has bigger problems.

It’s only slightly smaller (1.1 ounces) than a Cadbury Creme Egg (1.2 ounces). The outside the egg has no Wonka branding on it, instead some squiggly lines and the Nestle logo on both sides. It makes me wonder if this is sold under different names in different places.

The chocolate creme inside isn’t very different than plain old milk chocolate, a little softer, kind of like a ganache only not as buttery smooth. The whole thing is very sweet - throat-burningly sweet. The chocolate itself isn’t particularly smooth or creamy. I have to admit that I’ve been very disappointed with Nestle chocolate lately and this Wonka sub-brand is no different. I’m not getting those CHOCOLATE flavors here. The crumbly crunches of the graham bits are nice (rather like the little Wonka bars) but the caramel is the only thing that saves these eggs - it’s smooth and salty, with just enough of it to cut through the rest of the sweet mess.

If you’re a Cadbury Creme Egg fan and used to very sweet egg-shaped chocolate products, you may do okay with this. But the chocolate is just substandard.

Rebecca at SugarHog.net also reviewed these and gave them a smidge higher rating that I did (but had them before the Cadbury Eggs).

Name: Golden 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: Wonka (Nestle)
Place Purchased: CVS (Silverlake)
Price: $.69
Size: 1.1 ounces
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Chocolate, Cookie, Caramel, United States, Nestle, Easter, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:56 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. I can only handle about one Cadbury egg per year.  The Milka Scoops I found a couple years ago were cool, but gone.  This doesn’t sound up my alley.

    Comment by Dave on 3/03/07 at 1:15 am #
  2. This sounds really good in theory. It’s too bad candy companies are getting so cheap and producing such low quality products.

    Comment by Samantha on 3/04/07 at 9:52 am #
  3. Ditto what Samantha said.  Could be a good concept if it had been executed properly. 

    That picture made me really want a hit of something with some nice, salty caramel. Unfortunately I don’t have anything caramel at my desk at the moment, which is quite shocking given how much candy I have at my desk.

    Comment by g on 3/05/07 at 5:04 am #
  4. I just saw Wonka caramel eggs in the supermarket. No mention of cookie bits or the chocolate cream but I’ll check again. I passed them up for the ‘Tripolicious’ raspberry eggs.

    Comment by leigh on 3/05/07 at 8:40 am #
  5. apparently you havent seen the new charlie and the chocolate factory movie…go see it now! loved it! but the squirrels are back…no eggs here.

    Comment by jess on 3/06/07 at 3:21 pm #
  6. I bought one of these and there was no filling inside. Just a hollow milk chocolate egg. Stick to Cadbury if you are a fan.

    Comment by Jordan on 3/15/08 at 10:56 am #

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