Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

17 things you may not have known about Cadbury Creme Eggs

Cadbury's Creme Egg fans are up in arms about recent changes to the much-loved Easter treat
Cadbury's Creme Egg fans are up in arms about recent changes to the much-loved Easter treat

Creme Eggs are back, but the seasonal sweets haven’t quite relieved Britain from the January blues in the usual fashion.

Today it was revealed that manufacturer Cadbury had cut the six pack of Easter treats to five, and changed the type of chocolate used in the classic recipe. 

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

creme egg 7The total amount of Creme Eggs made per year pile up to ten times the size of Mount Everest.

2) There have been 26 varieties of Creme Eggs over the years

creme egg 12

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

creme-egg-1.jpgIn 1977 the British version of the Easter treats weighed 34 grams and now they weigh 35 grams.

So you can’t complain that they’ve become smaller over the years.

4) In the US, they are actually getting smaller

creme-egg-2.jpgBy five grams to be precise.

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.

Dairy Milk They are now coated with Cadbury Milk Chocolate.

 

6) Canadians refer to Creme Eggs as “Oef Fondant”

creme egg
We don’t see that catching on over here.

 

7) An obvious one, but, each egg has lots of calories

creme-egg-3.jpg

28.8% of your recommend daily allowance to be eggs-act (sorry!).

 

9) Cadbury make £200m a year in Creme Egg sales alone

The British Pound
The British Pound

Whoever invented them must be raking it in.

10) But now you can only buy five per box

Cadbury's Creme Eggs are now being sold in boxes of five, rather than six
Cadbury’s Creme Eggs are now being sold in boxes of five, rather than six

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

UNION-JACK.jpgAs set by James Jiggs from of Lancashire.

 

12) The US record is 50 eggs in 14.04 minutes

US FLAGAs set by Jamie McDonald.

 

13) One Creme Egg contains 2% of your recommended daily allowance of calcium

There are now only three major milk buyers in the UKHooray, they are almost healthy!

 

14) There are lots of different ways to eat a Creme Egg

creme-egg-5.jpgAccording to a survey by Cadbury:

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

CREME EGG 13The weight of 600,000 creme eggs is three times heavier than an elephant. That’s heavy.

 

16) They inspire a good manicure

creme egg 6Although that’s a fact probably best left to opinion.

 

17) And of course, you can have them deep-fried

deep fried creme egg

We are in Scotland after all.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]

More from the Press and Journal News team

More from the Press and Journal