Cadbury Cream Eggs – No Longer The Creme de la Creme of Easter Candy

Cadbury Creme Eggs are a popular treat made by the British confectionery company Cadbury that has been beloved by many for ages, but now they’ve changed their recipe.

They are made of a milk chocolate shell that encases a sweet white and yellow fondant filling meant to resemble a raw egg. I thought it was just me, but it turns out that many people have noticed a difference in the taste of Cadbury Creme Eggs in recent years. It turns out they quietly changed the recipe in 2015. Cadbury pulled a “New Coke” move and changed their formula. The Cadbury chocolate company is now on my shit list. 

This Cadbury Creme Egg is sad because it knows it’s not as good as the original.

Switching to a standard cocoa mix chocolate for the shell has resulted in a different taste than the original Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate shell. Some consumers have reported that the new chocolate shell is less creamy and has a slightly different flavor profile than the original. Taste is subjective, but I’m just going to say it-the new creme eggs suck. 

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Cadbury Creme Eggs were first introduced in the UK in 1971 and have since become a popular Easter treat worldwide. They are typically sold in stores from January until Easter and are often included in Easter baskets or used as decorations for Easter-themed cakes and desserts. Everyone loved them, and this company decided that the recipe should be changed after 42 years and that no one would notice. They also seem to think no one will see that the creme eggs are smaller and that you get one less in a pack. Give me a break, Cadbury.

Cadbury pulled a fast one and changed the recipe of their beloved Creme Eggs in 2015.

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The recipe change ensured that the eggs could withstand higher temperatures during transportation and storage without melting. The size of the eggs has also been reduced in some markets. These “reasons” seem like a BS way of saying that the new way of making these is cheaper. 

Cadbury Creme Eggs are now smaller and come in five to a pack. Jolt Editor at Large ate one in the name of research.

There is a difference in the recipe of Cadbury Creme Eggs between the UK and the US. The Cadbury Creme Egg is made with a similar milk chocolate shell in the US, but the filling is different. Instead of the fondant filling used in the UK, the US version contains a similar but slightly different filling made with corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, and modified food starch. The US version is also somewhat larger than the UK version.

In other words, the US version is more unhealthy than the UK version, but the only people who will be surprised to hear that are probably the same people who thought it would be a brilliant idea to change the recipe of Coca Cola. 

Heinz made mayo with Cadbury Creme Eggs. I bet the geniuses who thought this one up probably thought a new recipe for Coke was brilliant.

You cannot find the original Cadbury Creme Eggs with the same recipe used before 2015, but I still eat the new ones. They’re nostalgic for me, but they’re just not the same. I ordered a couple of packages from a company that gets them from the UK. I have no idea when they’ll arrive, but I can’t wait to see if it brings back my childhood memories of delicious creamy goodness.

This is a call to action. If you feel as strongly about this as I do, please contact Cadbury’s customer care at 800-468-1714 and demand that they bring back the original recipe.

In the meantime, Peeps haven’t changed at all, and they’re delicious. Happy Easter from your favorite chirping chick at Florida Jolt.  

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