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I was listening to a cookery question and discussion programme on Radio 4 this morning and somebody asked what the panel thought about the new Creme Egg recipe. It was amazing that the BBC allowed it but it was wonderful. They opened the question to the audience as well,even throwing samples to audience members who asked for one and everybody hated it. I hope the folk responsible at the factory were listening to all the people who said they would never buy chocolate of that make again! I sat in the car cheering to myself – after all they did say at the takeover they weren’t going to change anything. And I never mentioned the name of the manufacturer – you all know who it is!

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HiSue, I think it's usually the case when some company gets taken over, '' nothing will change'', what they mean of course, is that nothing will change immediately, then some brainbox on the board decides that their idea will be better than a proven product, then it goes down the proverbial, Derek.

24 Jan, 2015

 

And that's where its gone...

24 Jan, 2015

 

Lol, Derek.

24 Jan, 2015

 

Change our favourite chocolate ...??
... a decision made by a CAD ... BURY the eggs I say ;o)

24 Jan, 2015

 

i think I prefer the new recipe for them and my daughter says she likes it but cant really remember what they tasted like last year anyway.

24 Jan, 2015

 

Congratulations, you are the first I've heard say that!

24 Jan, 2015

 

Quote from a newspaper ... 'In 2015, the conglomerate announced that it had changed the formula of the Creme Egg by replacing its Dairy Milk chocolate with "standard cocoa mix chocolate".'
'It had also reduced the packaging from 6 eggs to 5 with a less than proportionate decrease in price.'
'This resulted in a large number of complaints from consumers with calls to boycott the Creme Eggs and the company.'

25 Jan, 2015

 

Didn't they say someting about no staff losses too?.....hmmmm

but I do like their big buttons......

25 Jan, 2015

 

Yes. Pam ... I agree ... the big chocolate buttons taste wonderful ... let's hope they don't alter the recipe for making those !!!

25 Jan, 2015

 

Amazingly,I've never liked them.....probably in the minority.......my favourite is Lindt 70%......Lidl does the exact same at a quarter of the price......it's actually 74%.

25 Jan, 2015

 

Not amazing, J ... I've never liked the C. Creme Eggs either ... but I don't like the idea of their usual chocolate recipe being abandoned for cheaper alternatives ...

25 Jan, 2015

 

I haven't bought one of those for many years. I'm not really fond of them.

They've probably done it because it's cheaper for them :(

25 Jan, 2015

 

... or they've been mistakenly collecting their creme eggs from the wrong type of chocolate hens ;o)

25 Jan, 2015

 

LOLx

25 Jan, 2015

 

:D

25 Jan, 2015

 

Faulty market hen research then! Can't say I'm all that keen on them either - its the principle of the thing that bugs me.

25 Jan, 2015

 

Oh dear my youngest brother will be devastated, he absolutely loves them, has done since he was a toddler and he's now in his fifties and can eat them any time of the day even straight after a big meal, yuk, I've always found them to be too rich for my taste but haven't tried the new ones, in fact I didn't even know about the change of recipe, I've always preferred plain chocolate anyway...
I do love my goy pages for relaxation on a cold afternoon, always something new to learn,lol.....

25 Jan, 2015

amy
Amy
 

I prefer plain dark chocolate these Eggs are far to sweet for me I have to say I hadn't heard anything about any changes My OH likes them I'll wait to see if he has any and if he notices the difference ... probably not they go down the hatch to quickly !!

25 Jan, 2015

 

What annoys people though is that they promised not to change and now when they think we've forgotten they have. And replaced proper chocolate which a lot of folk did love with a cheap substitute.

25 Jan, 2015

 

😝 !

25 Jan, 2015

 

... and another rumour of chocolate economy ...
... in future, to cut corners ..
.. oval-shape Wagon Wheels ;o)

26 Jan, 2015

 

What are you like Terra??? Lol.

26 Jan, 2015

 

Latest news ...

available in stores from next week ...
... Marmite Easter eggs and Pot Noodle Easter eggs
... goodie goodie goodie ...

27 Jan, 2015

 

Marmite chocolate is very strange, believe me! It smells of Marmite. I like Marmite - my dad loved it, and I was brought up on toast and Marmite at breakfast, but I'm not too sure I think it is at its best combined with chocolate. But I'm not much of a chocolate lover anyway.

Pot Noodle Easter eggs??? 😨

27 Jan, 2015

 

On the Wright Stuff TV show today, several panellists tried the Marmite Easter eggs and everyone liked the taste ...
... but there was no mention of the Pot Noodle eggs ...

27 Jan, 2015

 

Im thinking oif trialling sardine egges - what do you think?

27 Jan, 2015

 

Truffle says he's ready to try ... ;o)

27 Jan, 2015

 

I will send him some as soon as they come on the market.
But make sure youremove the "chocolate" before he gets them.

27 Jan, 2015

 

Theobromine-free version for Truffle please, Sue.

How will the sardine Easter eggs be packaged ...?
... perhaps the traditional way ?
... in a can, with a metal key to unwind the lid to open ? ;o)

28 Jan, 2015

 

A knotty problem - I haven't researched that one yet. Or how to produce a theobromine free version. This may take some time...

28 Jan, 2015

 

Fishy eggs 🐔🐓......chickens not happy

😼 cat is though.....

28 Jan, 2015

 

Does your cat like chocolate Pam?

28 Jan, 2015

 

No cat Stera.....just fun icons 😉

and a bit stircrazy in the cold winds.......😲

29 Jan, 2015

 

Ah well, icons don't take much feeding -

29 Jan, 2015

 

An interesting piece from the Torygraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/11351308/Why-Cadburys-new-Creme-Egg-is-not-all-its-cracked-up-to-be.html

This was a big topic at work this week - world disasters, health crises ... nobody says a word, but a chocolate that none of us eat and every one had an opinion. The version in the Roses tins always get left to last. I can only remember them as teeth-achingly sweet but I will kill for a Jamesons Raspberry Ruffle Bar.

7 Feb, 2015

 

Never heard of those, I will look out for them. I will be interesting to see what happens to the sale figures of Cadburys in general if anything.

8 Feb, 2015

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