Friday 16 January 2015

Today's Review: The 2015 Cadbury Creme Egg

Take a look at that picture. What does that look like to you? You may think it looks like an ordinary Creme Egg, but you'd be wrong, damn wrong! What lies underneath that wrapper is an abomination to confectionery, a fondant filled testament to corporate greed, a childhood-destroying, boycott-worthy chocolate egg. Well, that's what the denizens of the internet would have me believe anyway.

The regular old complaint has been recycled this year, these Creme Eggs are smaller than last year's. Why yes, I remember when a Creme Egg was the size of my fist, but now they're barely bigger than my fingernail. But that's not all that's wrong with this Easter treat, oh no. The biggest travesty of all has occurred, as the Creme Egg no longer contains Dairy Milk chocolate. Zounds! Egads! Even a spokesman from Cadbury has admitted it, with those callous words, "It's not longer Dairy Milk. It is similar, but not exactly Dairy Milk". That's it, we're never eating Creme Eggs, nay, Cadbury products, ever again. There is no Easter anymore.

Dramatics aside, I do see where the internet uproar is coming from. Cadbury have brought out some absolutely stellar products in the last couple of years, wonderful new Dairy Milk varieties that have consistently impressed me. Dairy Milk doesn't seem to be in short supply, nor do people who want to buy it, so this cost cutting exercise doesn't really make sense. But are we really into Creme Eggs for the chocolate? I, for one, grab a Creme Egg when I fancy stuffing my face with an unhealthy amount of fondant, and these eggs are still full of the stuff. The innards are certainly the same recipe, a sickly, but indulgent, thick helping of sugary goo. It's tasty stuff, and it overwhelmed my senses enough that I really didn't notice a change in the shell. As the spokesman said, it's similar to Dairy Milk, so it didn't bother me all that much. One thing I did notice is that the shell seems slightly thinner on the top and bottom, whereas in previous years it's been pretty thick. But hey, the Creme Egg is still nice. I don't think all the uproar is necessary. If you want Dairy Milk so bad, there are plenty of Dairy Milk bars to choose from, many brought out under Kraft's reign. But there's certainly no need to boycott Cadbury over these altered eggs. Sure, they're not as great as they were a few years ago, but they still do the job well.

My rating: 4/5

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