As the axis of the Earth increases its tilt toward the Sun and the length of daylight rapidly increases here in North America, we trudge forward into next season with this weekend’s spring forward (here in the United States, but not in Arizona, anyway), and our Easter egg theme continues with today’s entry from Cadbury, the Chocolate Crème Egg.
Unlike the regular Cadbury Crème Egg, this inside of this chocolate egg was a solid mass that makes their production process fairly clear. The inner crème is very thick, really more of a fondant than a smooth, creamy dollop of sugary jelly. It was only with considerable effort (and the assistance of a fork) that I managed to swirl the chocolate crème into something a bit more food-like. The chocolate is actually so thick that the flavor was lost unless I let the ‘crème’ melt for a bit.
The chocolate egg itself is the same as every other Cadbury chocolate I’ve had. It’s a smooth melt with a whole lot of sweetness, that I can only really handle in small amounts, such as a once-a-year Crème Egg or the three squares of Fruit and Nut bar I ate a couple of weeks ago (thanks, coworker).
Here in the US, we get our Cadbury products via Hersheys, and I didn’t find any nutritional information on their website for the chocolate crème egg. Your standard crème egg has 150 calories and the caramel variety 170, so I imagine it’s something thereabouts. Not the worst thing you could put into your body, but not a lot of bang for your candy buck size-wise.
I would have enjoyed this egg better if the chocolate crème center had a lighter taste and feel. I’m not saying it has to be gooey or runny, but a bit more fluff would have been to my liking – maybe even a mousse-like concoction. It seemed very dry and perhaps I got a bad one, since candyblog.net’s chocolate egg looked much creamier. I thought this was okay, but I don’t think I’d go for it again as my yearly egg. It was a little rich for my blood sugar. I have a couple more varieties of chocolate creme egg, so I’m looking forward to the comparison. Eggs ho!