Creme Eggs are back, but the seasonal sweets haven’t quite relieved Britain from the January blues in the usual fashion.
And chocolate lovers of the UK aren’t best pleased.
But what are Creme Eggs all about? Surely there’s more to them then Easter and chocolate.
From changing in size to inspiring manicures and having a smidgen of healthy ingredients, here’s 17 things you may not have known about Cadbury Creme Eggs.
1) They can give Everest a run for its money
2) There have been 26 varieties of Creme Eggs over the years
From Caramel Eggs to Jaffa Eggs, Cadbury knows how to keep chocolate lovers on their toes.
3) A Cadbury’s creme egg made in 2015 is 1gramme heavier than those made in 1977
So you can’t complain that they’ve become smaller over the years.
4) In the US, they are actually getting smaller
We would stage a protest if Cadbury did that to us.
5) As of 2015, they are no longer coated with Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate.
6) Canadians refer to Creme Eggs as “Oef Fondant”
7) An obvious one, but, each egg has lots of calories
28.8% of your recommend daily allowance to be eggs-act (sorry!).
9) Cadbury make £200m a year in Creme Egg sales alone
Whoever invented them must be raking it in.
10) But now you can only buy five per box
Up until now, it was six.
The P&J online editor was outraged when he discovered this earlier today.
Who asks for a dozen eggs, minus one?
11) The timed UK record for eating one Creme Egg is 8.65 seconds
12) The US record is 50 eggs in 14.04 minutes
13) One Creme Egg contains 2% of your recommended daily allowance of calcium
14) There are lots of different ways to eat a Creme Egg
53% of people bite off the top, lick out the cream, then eat the chocolate, 20% just bite straight through and 6% use their finger to scoop out the cream.
15) 600,000 Creme Eggs are made in a 12-hour shift at Cadbury
16) They inspire a good manicure
17) And of course, you can have them deep-fried
We are in Scotland after all.