to think cream eggs have shrunk?

(69 Posts)
WestieMamma Thu 27-Mar-14 11:26:46

DH says I'm imagining it but I couldn't fit a whole one in my gob before.

Anyone else noticed?

CorusKate Thu 27-Mar-14 11:27:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

all chocolate has shrunk so you get charged more for less chocolate

WestieMamma Thu 27-Mar-14 11:31:48

My gob hasn't got bigger but all my teeth have fallen out from eating too many cream eggs. grin

dolphinsandwhales Thu 27-Mar-14 11:32:54

Yanbu. I think they've shrunk too.

Feminine Thu 27-Mar-14 11:33:56

Wagon wheels and Jaffa cakes have too!

YANBU.

Bornin1984 Thu 27-Mar-14 11:34:37

All chocolate has shrunk!

A twix is now gone in two bites. hmm

themonsteratemyspacebar Thu 27-Mar-14 11:35:49

I think they have changed the filling this year!
Used to live off them but they just have an odd taste now. Had to test 3 or 4 just to check though grin

I swear they used to fit in my springy egg cup as a child. Now they are lost in a normal egg cup.

thepurplepenguin Thu 27-Mar-14 11:37:56

They have definitely shrunk!

All chocolate has shrunk. I was VERY disappointed last time I had a Curly Wurly.

UncleT Thu 27-Mar-14 11:48:10

Point of order - they're called creme eggs. While this might be dismissed as pedantry, it's important - somehow 'cream egg' just sounds absolutely gross, whereas somehow the correct spelling sounds and looks like the deliciousness it represents!

aworkingmummy Thu 27-Mar-14 11:49:52

Having this conversation the other day they are definitely smaller - but as others have said so is everything else like chocolate and crisps.

lunar1 Thu 27-Mar-14 11:52:12

Cant stand the bloody things now. Whatever they have done to them they are just hideous. I would love to have a selection of cadburys products from 10 years ago to compare to the crap the sell now. There is no way it is the same.

laregina Thu 27-Mar-14 11:52:25

Don't know if they've shrunk but I love that you tried to shove a whole one in your mouth to find out - top research method there grin

Although I have to say the best thing about a crème egg is carefully biting the top third off and licking out the insides, so your post has made me a little sad for you.

WestieMamma Thu 27-Mar-14 11:55:26

I did put 'creme' eggs first but it looked wrong. Second attempt with 'creame eggs' looked worse. So I gave in and put 'cream eggs' even though I knew it was wrong and blame it all on living abroad and no longer being fluent in my native language.blush

WestieMamma Thu 27-Mar-14 11:57:28

Don't worry laregina I had the other 5 to eat properly.

it also seems to depend on where you live as googling suggests they are smaller and lighter in the USA/Canada than they are in the UK. 34g in USA/Canada and 39g in the UK

WestieMamma Thu 27-Mar-14 12:18:05

They were bought in the UK in Asda so I've checked the box to see if they are dodgy foreign imports. 39.5g each. Quick check of a 10 year old WW shopping guide gives the weight as 40g. Half a g cannot possibly account for this shrinkage. I need someone to post me some more so I can conduct further weight analysis as the cat ate all the ones I had. Honest she did. Really.

Viviennemary Thu 27-Mar-14 12:22:04

They are tiny. In a few years they will be invisible. I have to have two now if I have one so I don't bother as trying to cut down on chocolate.

MrsDavidBowie Thu 27-Mar-14 12:26:34

I'm sure they have.
I ate 12 last week then suffered with toothache.

pinkdelight Thu 27-Mar-14 12:38:45

YANBU! The mini ones aren't that much smaller than a full-size one.

Wotsits have gone miniscule now too. Like Bobby's Snacks rip-off versions.

CorusKate Thu 27-Mar-14 12:51:33

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MrsDavidBowie Thu 27-Mar-14 12:52:57

Or 12sad

andsmile Thu 27-Mar-14 12:56:59

they so have, chocolate thinner too

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