Today is Easter! To some people, Easter symbolizes one thing or another but to me, it marks the end of the Cadbury Creme Egg season 😦
For those of you who don’t know what it is, the Cadbury Creme Egg is a chocolate shaped egg with a yellow and white fondant “creme” filling. They have been around since 1963, are sold globally and, in the US, there’s even a commercial I’m all too familiar with.
But that’s where my knowledge of the Cadbury Creme Egg ends. Prior to moving to London, I’d never had one (shocking, I know) but became very interested in them upon realizing just how popular they are here for Easter.
There was a lot of controversy this year over the UK version of the Cadbury Creme Egg because the chocolate was apparently changed. There have been many, many articles written to complain about the change from the traditional Dairy Milk chocolate to what’s now being called “disgusting” chocolate.
I jumped on the Cadbury Egg bandwagon post-change so I can’t really say which is better but the strong opinions of others created a curiosity in me which sparked this post. I decided to get my hands on some Cadbury Creme Eggs from the US, gather up some friends, and do a taste test comparison – US vs UK.
US Chocolate Cadbury Creme Egg
The chocolate Cadbury Creme Egg, introduced in 1999, has a distinct brown and beige foil wrapper. It is filled with a chocolate fondant filling instead of the traditional yellow and white. There was some disagreement amongst our group of four as to whether the shell was too thick or not, however we could all taste the Hershey’s chocolate in the outer shell. The filling was also more fudgey than gooey making it almost too chocolately for even a chocolate lover like me.
US Cadbury Creme Egg
The US Cadbury Egg has a four-color foil wrapper – blue, red, green and yellow, and is significantly smaller in size than the UK version.
The outer shell was again Hershey’s chocolate and some in our group found it to be very sticky. The creme was not as gooey and also not as sweet as the UK eggs. The creme was also more of a light yellow color that white and yellow.
UK Cadbury Creme Egg
The UK Cadbury Egg version is not only larger in size but also features a thicker chocolate outer shell in-cased behind a red, yellow and purple foil wrapper. Some in our group enjoyed the thicker shell while others didn’t. Personally, I prefer the thicker chocolate shell in the UK egg to the thinner shell of the US ones. The creme in the UK egg was also a lot more gooey, a lot sweeter and had the proper yellow and white color combination.
When it comes to the Cadbury Creme Egg, the UK does it right! All four of us agreed that the UK version beats out the other two with the US egg coming in second and the all-chocolate version last. If you ever find yourself in the US or the UK around Easter time, make sure to pick up some Creme Eggs to taste for yourself and find your favorite.
Have you tried Cadbury Creme Eggs from other countries? Still upset about the chocolate switch up? Share your thoughts with us below!
**UPDATE** If, like me, you have a ton of Creme Eggs hanging around and are looking for a cool way to use them, check out this recipe I found on Netmums.com for an amazing Creme Egg Cheesecake recipe.