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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 12-Feb-13 15:24:41

This thread is for the 70 Mumsnetters who have been trying out the new Cadbury Egg n Spoon kid's Easter treat with their DCs. But we'd also like to hear from those of you who weren't part of the official MN product test but who have tried the Egg n Spoon chocolate treat.

Below are a few questions for you to answer but please feel free to add any other comments you may also have.

All 'official' testers who add their feedback to this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a £250 John Lewis voucher.

Everyone who wasn't part of the official product test but who adds their feedback will be entered into a separate prize draw to win a £100 John Lewis voucher.

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?


Thanks and good luck,

MNHQ

CMOTDibbler Tue 12-Feb-13 15:34:11

Mine came in the post today! Am sure that when ds gets back from school he'll be trying one, but I'm on a fast day so will have to wait.

But my first impression is that the packaging is very cute -I like the egg box presentation

Dotty342kids Tue 12-Feb-13 15:55:59

First impressions:
DCs (8 and 9)thought there might be ice cream inside it, or that you might be able to do egg and spoon races with it!
Like the pics on the side instructing how to eat it, also the golden topping on the wrapping of it.
Not sure what flavour we had - it was milk chocolate with a milky mousse centre.
Taste: I thought it was rather sickly - more sticky than a mousse. DCs say the chocolate itself was on the soft side. They liked the flavour of the mousse (they thought it was white chocolate - was it?!). Size wise they think it was either a bit too small or just right. No more than 2cm bigger was the request!
They bit off the top part and thought it was great fun using the spoons to scoop out the middle.
They particularly liked the wrapping of it, that it made it attractive. They also like the fact that once you've had the middle, the outside is still intact and can be eaten. DS didn't like the mousse, thought it was too sticky and didn't have quite enough flavour.
They felt it was an extra treat as was "two puddings in one" - the mousse and the chocolate. That the mousse made it unique.
DCs would definitely recommend it as all their friends like chocolate AND mousse. I wouldn't as think is too sickly for adult tastes.
They also said that children younger than 2 shouldn't have it as the spoon could get stuck in their throats.

NeatFreak Tue 12-Feb-13 15:56:19

Dc' first reaction was that they had seen them advertised and wanted to try them. They thought the packaging was fab. I thought it was a little excessive and not very environmentally fiend,y, although it is good that it can be recycled.

They liked the shape and taste of the egg ( I though they wre all the same?) and bit the top off before using the spoon. They said it tasted fluffy and yummy.

I think it is mo re of a treat and not sure I would buy it more than once around Easter time. I would definitely recommend it, if on,y for the novelty value but it would be nice if there were four spoons rather than 2 as I ate one along with 2 dc and had to use a teaspoon ( end of the world alert!)

wfrances Tue 12-Feb-13 15:57:14

we bought them from tescos yesterday,i love cadburys chocolate(usually)
the casing was lovely but the inner whippy mousse was too rich and sickly i didnt like it and wont be buying anymore,
lovely packaging though
the kids liked them and have kept the spoons and egg boxs.

fatzak Tue 12-Feb-13 16:03:01

DS was very excited with the box - it was very cute! He loved the spoon and thought it great fun digging into the egg.

Not sure about which flavour we had - it was a pale mousse. DS loved it and scoffed two in quick succession, but I didn't like it at all - like others have said it was very sickly and rich. I wouldn't buy them for myself.

I wouldn't buy this as a "regular" treat for DS, but may buy them for him at Easter time.

stealthsquiggle Tue 12-Feb-13 16:09:07

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

The packaging made me smile. I really liked it - DD (6) immediately seized on the Cadbury branding and wanted to try it. Is suppose they are overpackaged, really - but then so are most chocolate eggs, and at least it is all recyclable.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

There are different flavours confused? Does that mean that the 2 we have left are different? I am tempted to find out, now but DS would kill me. DD and I both had one for pudding after lunch and they seemed like standard Cadbury chocolate mousse inside an egg. DD liked eating it with a spoon (she worked out the bite the top off bit - I was trying to break it with the spoon - clearly neither of us stopped to read the instructions blush) and then munching the shell. No comment was made on either mousse or chocolate so I assume they both tasted as she expected - they certainly seemed like standard Cadbury product to me.

I put DD's in an egg cup, which she loved as an idea, but it is too small - for that to work it needs to be proper egg sized.

I may add more feedback when DS(10) has tried his one - he is away ATM.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

With a spoon, and then picking up and eating the shell. DD liked it. I think there should be 4 spoons though - if they are going to be sold as a pack of 4 then I might buy them instead of pudding, but in that case all 4 are going to be eaten at once and we would need 4 spoons. Even eating them in 2's it depends on my not losing the spoons in between times. I suspect the spoons will end up in DD's play kitchen.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

Possibly, as the spoon/mousse thing makes it more of a "pudding" rather than a "treat" such as a creme egg.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

Can't see it coming up, but if it did I would say that they were fun, and that DD liked them. One thing I won't be getting them for is Easter egg trails, etc though, as they only really "work" with their cute packaging and spoons, so they need to stay as a pack of 4.

SciFiFan Tue 12-Feb-13 16:45:45

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
We liked the packaging. Nice and bright, the egg box was fun and it was obviously Cadbury's which drew the kids in straight away. They both liked the look of the eggs and the spoon.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
Ours was just a plain chocolate mousse. My eldest (who is very fussy) bit the top off and immediately said 'Brilliant, can I have another one after?'. The youngest was a bit more dubious. He liked the outside chocolate but not the mousse inside so he didn't finish his.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
The eldest (age 10) loved it. He got the idea straight away biting off the top and using the spoon to scoop out the insides. He said it was much more fun having the spoon than just biting into the egg. The youngest (age 6) liked the idea but just didn't like the middle bit.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
I don't know that they saw it as an additional treat just another type of chocolate to pester me to buy. It's definately a novelty and my eldest is already asking for more now that this pack is finished.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?
Yes I'd recommend it. It's a fun idea especially around Easter and being Cadbury's it tastes good too.

childrenchildreneverywhere Tue 12-Feb-13 17:22:03

Got ours this morning

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

Very excited!

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

ohh - were there different flavours? I had no idea? They really enjoyed it, they disappeared in 5 seconds and they all said they wanted another, so I guess the size was too small!

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

First two ate with the spoon, 2nd two had to eat just biting into - a shame that the pack only came with 2 spoons, I have 4 kids so 2 were disappointed to not get a spoon.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

The novelty of the spoon (for the 2 that got one) definitely made it more special.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

Yes, probably.

theladylovescupcakes Tue 12-Feb-13 17:42:26

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon
I liked the novel packaging, quite different from other chocolate eggs on sale at the moment.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
We had the eggs with the vanilla mousse centre. Size was ample, as it was quite sweet, but the texture of the mousse was pleasant and nice to eat in small amounts.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
Eaten as per the instructions on the packaging. Yes it was fun to eat as it was new and different. There are three of us in the family but can see it may cause problems if you bought the pack for 4 children given there are only 2 spoons.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
Yes, more of a special treat, I thi k because of the packaging and the spoons!

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?
Would recommend, probably for the novelty factor as well as the taste.

CMOTDibbler Tue 12-Feb-13 18:27:03

Well, ds has demolished an egg and so has dh. Ours had choc mousse in the middle.

DS was absolutely enchanted with the whole thing, and says 'this child really, really, really likes your eggs, and can you make more so I can eat them. They were yummy, and my favourite part was the fluffy bit in the middle. It was really exciting because of the spoon and biting the top off. I didn't know what would be in the middle and it was a suprise. It felt like a big treat because of eating with a spoon'.

Dh says the middle was a bit sweet for him, and he seemed as entranced with the spoon hmm

I thought the size seemed about right.

theoriginalandbestrookie Tue 12-Feb-13 19:04:57

- I loved the packaging DS was less impressed.

- We had the eggs with vanilla mousse. DS isn't a fan of creme eggs and didn't like this either, he said the inside was too sweet and only ate a couple of bites. I tried what he had left and I found it very sickly

- DS tried to eat it with the spoon. He liked that bit. It needs 4 spoons though as if you were giving it to children as a treat they each need a spoon. Plus spoon dirty after use and a bit small to go through the dishwasher.

- No he didn't find it a special treat as he didn't like it and was a bit unimpressed by the packaging.

- Sorry I wouldn't recommend. Prefer the mini size creme eggs and everyone I know with more than one child would fight over the spoons and then lose them

Snoozie101 Tue 12-Feb-13 19:05:08

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon? We loved the little purple egg box, which shouted Cadbury to us from the start, so we knew we would get nice chocolate (we don't really like any other sort). The children thought the eggs looked yummy and couldn't wait to try out the spoons.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc? They tried the milky mousse centred eggs - we weren't aware there were other types, and that is what was sent to us.They thought the size was good and wouldn't have wanted it any bigger. Both kids DS(7) and DD(8) found it delicious and are keen to have the other two as soon as I allow! I found the filling rather sweet and probably wouldn't choose to eat it again myself.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?They bit the tops off and then held the egg in their hand and scooped out the inside with the spoon before polishing off the rest of the egg. I was concerned that the egg may melt in the hand holding it, but the process didn't last long enough for that to happen.... It would have been fun for them to fit into an egg cup, but the eggs are slightly too narrow to do that.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?They found it a fun novelty and would like to have it again, but it wouldn't be a regular occurence. I think the novelty would soon wear off if it was available year round. We talked about when they would want to have it and they said they would be happy to have a box of eggs each instead of a big easter egg. DS doesn't like to eat chocolate with a "face", so chocolate bunnies, chicks, etc are out of bounds for him at Easter, so this would be perfect for him.

Other points: We would not have it as a dessert at meal times - not nutritious enough for that.It should be clear on the packaging that there are only 2 spoons, as it may come as a disappointment to some, especially if they are eating it out of home. The packaging seems a bit excessive, but it can all be recycled and the purple box will be used for craft in the meantime, so not a major problem. Pricing would be key if we were to buy it other than as an Easter treat.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?Yes I would recommend it to a friend as an Easter treat.

BornToFolk Tue 12-Feb-13 19:14:33

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

Really good. I love the box, very cute. Why only two spoons though? hmm If you had more than two children, you'd have fights!
DS wanted to eat an egg straight away but we waited until after dinner.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

The vanilla one. DS couldn't tell it was vanilla and said it could do with a bit more flavour. He suggested jam!
The size was fine for my 5 year old. Plenty for me too actually, as I did find it quite sweet

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

Exactly as suggested on the box. He enjoyed it but actually not as much as I thought he would. He liked it as much as any other chocolate, probably.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

Not really! I thought he'd like the novelty of it but I think he just wasn't that bothered about the shape the chocolate was in, just that it was chocolate!

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

Maybe. I might buy them again, if I was visiting friends at Easter and wanted to take a small treat for example but I probably wouldn't buy for DS again. And for me, they are not a patch on Creme Eggs which I love!

WildThong Tue 12-Feb-13 19:31:13

First impressions? Really loved the dinky little egg box they are presented in.

Flavour? Not sure what flavour it was, it looked like a creamy mousse and the three of us liked it. Not as sweet as a cream egg which is a good thing. The size was just right for a treat. The chocolate shell was creamy and softer than the shell of a cream egg, more like kinder baby chocolate. I love Cadbury chocolate so was a little disappointed the flavour of the chocolate didn't come through as much as usual.

Special treat? Yes, because of the way it is presented it makes it like a petite pudding rather than a normal choc bar. DS started off with the spoon but once the middle was eaten he just picked it up and put it in his mouth.

Other comments? There should either be 4 spoons or no spoons, it's a bit daft supplying 2.

Recommend? Yes, for an Easter treat maybe instead of a big egg, would make a nice wee gift at that time of year.

SamanthaStormer Tue 12-Feb-13 19:43:57

Hi, we were "official testers" and ours arrived on Saturday. Both small people were most impressed and excited when they found out they were official chocolate testers and that the postman was delivering chocolate eggs! grin
We tried the Egg and Spoon Chocolate Mousse flavour.
To eat it, we decided we'd do it the proper egg and spoon way and sat the eggs in an eggcup and broke the top off the egg, dippy egg and soldiers style which they found funny.
The top broke off easily when tapped with the spoon, revealing all the chocolate mousse inside, which they declared lovely and soft.
The word "yummy!" was heard between mouthfuls as well.
The texture and size was just right for them, not too much to make it sickly.
The grown ups of the house are of the opinion that the chocolate was lovely, and the mousse inside was a "proper tasting chocolatey" mousse, unlike some that you can get that lack a distinct "proper" chocolate taste and can taste slightly artificial.
We all liked the fun element of the eggs as well, as it was definitely more fun and a treat to 'normal' chocolate sitting them in the egg cups!
So all in all, an all round winner and we'll definitely be buying again, and I'd recommend it to others. smile

steelev48 Tue 12-Feb-13 19:45:26

Ours arrived this morning feeling like it had just come from the fridge. They are attractively packaged but I expected the box to be bigger for some reason.

I tried one but did not like it as it was far too sweet and so I gave it to my husband who is a chocolate addict. He really liked it but commented that it was too fiddly to eat with the spoon. He would rather just bite it.

My children haven't tried it yet and I will try to remember to update this when they have. I can tell you that I would not buy this product for them as it is much too sweet.

lovealotbear Tue 12-Feb-13 20:02:16

What were your first impression of the Cadbury Egg and Spoon?

We loved the packaging in the egg box, which my dd called very cute. We had seen the advert on tv and so were keen to try them

What flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size?

We had the vanilla cream mousse. Everyone enjoyed the taste and ds said that he loved the mousse as the consistency was a lot lighter than a cream egg. The size was about right, although DS wanted more but I am not so keen on them having bigger treats.

How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

We ate as described on the packet by biting off the top and scooping out the centre. We found it fun to eat as it was new and different. The only thing that we particularly disliked about this was that there were only two spoons.

Would you say your child found Egg n spoon more of a special treat compared to other choclate that they eat? If so why is this? If not why not?

Yes my children found it to be a special treat as it was a real novelty with spoons and packaging.

If it came up in conversation would you recomend to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

I would recomend as it is a fun treat. Ideal for after a meal.

Melissakitkat Tue 12-Feb-13 20:23:38

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

Dd was very excited about them but thought they were real eggs and was surprised that they were chocolate. She was very excited by the little spoons, more so than the eggs.

For me, my first impression was surprise at how many calories were in one eggs, especially as they are rather small.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

She tried the milk chocolate eggs with fluffy milky mouse centre. She said they were really nice and actually ate two straight away (usually she is not keen on chocolate so I was surprised. )

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

She unwrapped the egg, bit the top off, ate the insides with the spoon, then asked me if she could eat the shell as it confused her a bit. She then spent ages playing with the spoon. She seemed to love it, for me though would prefer them in a pack of 2 or even 1 as at nearly 200 calories each it seemed a lot of calories in a box. Also dd asked why there were only 2 spoons for 4 eggs - good point.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

Yes, it was special as very unusual concept and she really liked the way of eating it - could see these with different flavours as a great treat.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

Yes I would recommend, but would highlight how many calories they have but would also say as a very occasional treat they are good - get the calories down to nearer 100 cals and these would be a better treat - highlight the great milk content then even better!

ChessieFL Tue 12-Feb-13 20:29:03

I have tried 2 flavours - the white mousse centre and the chocolate mousse centre. The one with the chocolate centre was a bit nsickly but I really liked the white mousse centre!
I like the packaging and the way they can be eaten - buit why only 2 spoons when there's 4 eggs?!

misscph1973 Tue 12-Feb-13 20:49:22

I got mine today in the post, thank you. Will be giving them to kids this weekend.

Got our eggs in the post today.

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
Packaging was cute, looks like a treat certainly. Although there were concerns in our house that the eggs weren't all the same size, so arguments about getting the bigger ones had already started, when I realised it was the way they sit in the packaging. Two have lumps making those eggs sit higher, the other two the eggs sit lower.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc? We were sent the vanilla one. We all thought the inside was a bit sickly sweet, much sweeter than a creme egg. I liked the top of the egg being soft enough to bite off. DS said the egg tasted like kinder chocolate.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it? DC thought it great fun with the spoon! Bit the top of and then spooned it out, leaving the egg intact to eat at the end. Needs 4 spoons though to avoid arguments. DC suggested 2 spoons meant he was supposed to eat two at once!

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not? Yes more of a treat, as it's mousse and chocolate both at once. And the special spoon.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?
Yes for an easter thingy, but would explain in advance about the 2 spoons for 4 eggs.

Picturesinthefirelight Tue 12-Feb-13 21:14:15

Ooh can I join in. Dh bought a box home last weekend.

Dh tried to kid out egg hating ds he was going to have to start Kearning to like eggs by disguising the box. I have to admit I wasn't that impressed at first but that's cause I don't overly like cadburys chocolate & I hate crime eggs.

I didn't know there were different flavours. This one was like a chocolate mousse inside. I liked the mousse but thought the choc itself was a bit soft. The children loved it.

I suppose it was a bit more of a treat as it was bigger than the amount if chic they usually have and seemed more of a dessert than a snack.

We just eat them normally. Not sure what happened to the spoon. Dh just gave us the eggs. I don't think there were enough spoons to go around.

Yes I'd rev contend them as a crime eggs alternative and maybe in a have you tried them type conversation but I wouldn't go out of my way as there is much nicer choc out there.

ClaraOswinOswald Wed 13-Feb-13 00:45:31

Not official testers but had to join in this one-
What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
Cute little egg box packaging, the children were really excited by it. I've saved it for chitting potatoes. smile

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
Didn't know there were different flavours- we had the ones in the purple packaging. They loved the look of them and the tiny spoons. 4 spoons would have been better than 2 though.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it? With spoons. we ate the inside first then the outer shell.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
Totally- it was new and eggsiting . We will be getting them again.

So I received the white chocolate version through the post on Saturday morning. Coincidently the same day my hubby and son bought the chocolate version the same day. So we've tested both.

First impressions: Loved the little egg box that they came in. It all looked very attractive and quite cute too. Although four eggs, two spoons? If there's four of you that could be problematic. I suppose two could scoop and two could lick the mousse out........

We unwrapped the egg and tried pulling the top off but it does sort of collapse under the pressure so biting it off is probably the way to go. Children especially loved the idea of scooping out the mousse filling with the little spoon. It's a great novelty. Whether that novelty will wear off remains to be seen but it was certainly one of the things they liked most about the product. Lots of giggles.

With regard to taste and texture. The chocolate is very soft but it doesn't lose shape or melt too quickly as it's being held. The mousse is a good firm texture, not too sloppy or full of air. The children loved the taste of both the white and the milk chocolate. Personally for me it was a little too sweet and by the time I'd finished it was starting to be a little sickly. That said I don't like creme eggs and this would be a handy occasional replacement for me. It's probably a child/adult thing but I think this would be a better product if the mousse could be less sickly sweet and I don't think that would put children off or make it more of an adult product.

Overall, this product was a hit in our household. I'd say the children would probably give it 9 out 10 and the adults would give it 7 out of 10.

Piggychunk Wed 13-Feb-13 12:38:18

- Loved the look thought it was a fantastic idea to use real egg boxes. Loved the little spoons and the detail on the wrapped eggs

- We got the Milk chocolate eggs.. My 5 year thought the idea ws really funny and love scooping out the filling. He wanted a 2nd straight away but we wouldn't let him smile

- My son loved the idea of scopping out the middle the only problem was he didn't want the outside when done it had melted in his hand slightly and didn't want to eat it.

- Yes a special treat it is very different and unlike any other chocolate egg on the market

- Yes would recommend thought it is a really clever idea.

slalomsuki Wed 13-Feb-13 12:38:52

We received ours yesterday and bought some last weekend.

I liked the outside packaging in the great purple colour but was very disappointed with how the eggs looked when I opened it. I had the chocolate ones and they just looked a sludgey brown with no branding visible. The Cadburys logo was too low on the brown wrapper that t has sunk in to the box and it just looked like a cheap egg. One of the distinctive things about Cadburys is the purple despite the mellowing of it after the Kraft takeover but this didn't feel like a Cadbury product. The ones we bought were the vanilla ones and they did look better in the box.

I did like the two spoons but like others I would have liked a spoon for each egg as I have 3 kids. Two used the spoons and two of us just ate the eggs as you would with a creme egg.

For me they were a bit sweet and not really what I expected. I had to check with the kids if the strange moulding on the top of the egg was common with the other ones they had eaten as I wasn't sure if this was to be broken off with the spoon as you would with a boiled egg or bitten in to. Maybe I am over analysing it too much. My kids enjoyed eating the eggs but have said they preferred the vanilla ones rather than the plain chocolate ones.

I would buy them again as a teat but not n a regular basis. Whether I would discuss these with a friend would depend upon the overall conversation although my kids thought it was great I was getting chocolate to test as they know it's my favourite thing.

notforthefainthearted Wed 13-Feb-13 14:37:49

I'm an official tester and received the milk chocolate version through the post yesterday.

We all thought the packaging was quite sweet in the little egg box and with the little spoons. Daughter, aged 11, was very excited about trying them. But only two spoons for four eggs was already a problem as we tried one each (DD, DH and me), so needed three spoons really. Can't see the point of putting spoons in but then not putting enough in.

Don't know if it was intentional but the wrapping for the top part seemed to come off easier than the rest of the foil, which was handy for holding it without getting chocolatey fingers.

The filling was quite nice, not as sickly as creme eggs, but could be more moussey. My daughter thought it should be lighter but liked the taste. We then fantasised for a while over the different flavours you could have - chocolate mousse, strawberry mousse, mango, caramel ... My favourite easter egg of all time used to be the ones filled with caramel and marshmallow, made by the competitor I think, what a pity you can't get them anymore!

We thought the eggs were just the right size, the chocolate was just a bit soft and thin to hold once scooped.

We all ate the egg by biting off the top and then scooping out the filling. DD thought this was great fun, I probably couldn't be bothered with a spoon usually and would in future eat it like a creme egg, my husband said the same.

My DD enjoyed the egg and thought it quite novel, not a special treat really but she doesn't eat creme eggs usually as they are too sickly for her so the only time she gets easter eggs is actually on Easter Sunday and afterwards until they've all gone, so maybe a special treat in that respect.

I would recommend the Cadbury Egg N Spoon to friends as it's not as sickly as creme eggs and tastes great but would love to see different flavour fillings.

notforthefainthearted Wed 13-Feb-13 14:40:05

Sorry, should add I meant that the chocolate was milk chocolate but the filling was white mousse.

I wasn't part of the product test but bought some of these (milk chocolate) to try anyway and loved them!

They are a bit rich and you definitely couldn't eat more than one but I think they are my new guilty pleasure. I can't wait to try the white chocolate ones.

I'm also going to try some kept in the fridge. The last ones I had were left on the bench with the heating on and were a bit gooey. I think they may be better refrigerated slightly but I'll eat them either way grin

Not sure what the RRP is for these but I paid £2 for a box of 4. I wouldn't pay any more for them, I actually think £2 is quite expensive.

Gracelo Wed 13-Feb-13 16:28:18

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

Ours arrived yesterday and the children were very excited to try it. We all liked the packaging, dd (8) thought it was very cute and she liked the explanation on how to eat it and ds (5) also liked it a lot, mostly because it really looks just like an egg box. I don't think it's too much packaging compared to other Easter eggs which are often wrapped in several layers of plastic. dp already claimed the egg box to use it for chitting his potatoes and afterwards it will go on the compost.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

We got the milky one. The children loved it, dp liked it and I thought it was too sweet. Dp and I put our eggs in the fridge before eating so ours were not as creamy as the children's. The spoons aren't quite up to scooping out the chilled filling and bent precariously. Dp would like the chocolate to be a little thicker. ds says he wishes there would be a caramel flavoured one.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

The dc followed the instructions pretty much. I had to bite off the top of ds egg because he didn't quite manage that. They did think it was a lot of fun. We would have liked a spoon each. If we had more than 2 children there would have been a fight over who could have a spoon first.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
Yes, I think they thought it was more special, mostly because of the packaging and the spoons.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

Yes, I would recommend it to others, mostly because it makes a nice change to the usual Easter eggs.

teddies Wed 13-Feb-13 17:52:48

We got ours today. Initial impressions, we liked the purple egg box. No real indication of what flavour it was that I could see but on inspection they were choc filling. Agree there should be either four spoons or none, we shared ours with two friends and they all wanted a purple spoon. Dc is six and I would not think more than one of these should be eaten at a time as the mousse bit was very sickly. The outer foil came off easily but little fingers got very sticky holding the egg to scoop out the mousse. The chocolate did taste a bit more sickly than the usual Cadbury but I didn't get much of a look in. It isn't something I would buy, too sickly and sweet. Ok for an Easter promotion though. Would probably not recommend to a friend except to try once for the same reason - bit too sickly. All packaging recyclable though which is good. The spoons popular for playing with afterwards. I liked the novelty value of cracking the top off which was easy but the egg was too small to fit in a standard egg cup which I would have liked to do as it was rather sticky to eat without. Not something I would buy as an adult. Prefer ordinary Cadburys for me, or buttons for children.

DragonPaws Wed 13-Feb-13 18:37:19

We received ours yesterday and I gave one to my 6 year old DD and her friend after tea.

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
DD and friend – “Yummy!”. We all liked the packaging.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
We had the chocolate mousse flavour. DD and friend loved the taste, but overall preferred the mousse to the chocolate outside. DD and friend thought it could have been a wee bit bigger. I preferred the chocolate to the mousse and couldn’t have eaten any more mousse than what was in the egg (although it was very tasty, it was quite rich!)

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
The girls wanted to break the top with the spoon but couldn’t manage it so had to bite into it. They loved using the spoons to eat the mousse, then munching the chocolate. They both really enjoyed it, loved the way it was so chocolaty and adored the mousse. They were totally silent for the 2 minutes it took them to eat them – always a good sign.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
Yes, the girls viewed it as more of a treat, as there was lots of chocolate in it compared to a usual pudding.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?
Yes, as it was very tasty.

A couple of other points:
There should be the right amount of spoons for the number of eggs – I thought only two had been put in by mistake!
I think that they are good as a treat for Easter, perhaps wouldn’t buy them at other times of the year.

NorbertDentressangle Wed 13-Feb-13 18:45:40

How on earth did I miss this?!

My ability to sniff out anything chocolate related has obviously failed me sad

<off to raid the 'treats' cupboard>

lirael Wed 13-Feb-13 20:39:35

Ds's first impression was that the egg box was clever and that the packaging was good as it was the original Cadburys colours. DH thought that the foil crack at the top of the egg should be more obvious, though he was very proud of himself for noticing it! DS liked the contrast between the hard shell and the mousse though he would have liked more of a difference between the two (may have been my fault as I put them in the fridge blush. He thought the shell should be harder as it cracked when he was digging out the mousse (again, see above). He said he liked the spoon because it was unusual and made it more special but in the end it is 'just chocolate with mousse inside' so not really any more special than a creme egg. He said the taste was 'excellent' - the mousse was not too heavy and so not sickly (not as sickly as a creme egg). He thought it would be good for people who don't like creme eggs. DH and I both liked the eggs but found them a bit sickly. I would probably buy them as a novelty gift for youngish children at Easter.

lirael Wed 13-Feb-13 20:40:09

Oh forgot - we had the chocolate mousse flavour.

MariusEarlobe Thu 14-Feb-13 11:13:28

Unofficial tester.
We tried the chocolate mousse ones.

Dd loved the egg box packing as she can keep it and make something from it, she thought they were a bit on the small side greedy although I think a bigger size would have been too much.

She really liked the mousse which surprised me as she doesn't usually like that kind of texture, she loves the mini spoons and has kept those.

I thought the packaging was excessive although ok for Easter if they sell these year round I would like to see them packaged less but maybe that would spoil the feel for them.

I would buy them again.

stickylittlefingers Thu 14-Feb-13 11:15:11

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

The DDs loved the fact it looked like a real egg box. I was a bit dubious about so much packaging. Why only 2 spoons though? Surely 4 eggs need 4 spoons (or in fact need no spoons, if you're worried about the packaging!)

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

We had milk chocolate. They loved it, they said the mousse was yummy. They might disagree but I think the size was about right, wouldn't want it any bigger because it was so sugary, but any smaller would have made it tricky to eat with the spoon.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

They used the spoons and did find it a novelty to eat it with the little spoons (which they wanted to keep). They did like the mousse in particular.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

Yes I think they did - they wouldn't normally have such a rich chocolate sweet as that.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

I think so, certainly it is quite convenient in comparison with a big chocolate egg - they tend to eat a bit of one and then it gets left around until I eventually cook with it. One advantage of the packaging might be to be able to use them for Easter Eggs hunts - one box per child and labelled! Though you'd have to make sure they didn't eat all four.

stickylittlefingers Thu 14-Feb-13 11:15:53

oh and thanks very much for picking us, the entire family were delighted (you didn't ask but DH really liked his too smile )

Love the idea love the look pity it doesn't taste like cadburys hmm

MmeLindor Thu 14-Feb-13 12:45:10

What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

We liked the egg box packaging - I thought that the foil could be a bit brighter. It was a copperybrown which didn't seem very festive. It would be good if the foil were perforated so that the top bit tore off, leaving the bottom of the egg covered, so saving sticky fingers smearing chocolate all over the couch. There should be 4 spoons in the box

Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

We had milk chocolate. They liked the taste of both the egg and the mousse - They were not too sickly, even for someone who normally prefers Lindor dark chocolate to milk chocolate. I very rarely eat milk chocolate, but would buy these again. We had tried something similar in Germany last year from Milka and they were horrible, so we were pleasantly surprised that these were so good.

How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

They twisted the top off and used the spoon. They found it fun to eat.

Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

It was certainly more of a ceremony, with the twisting off the top and the digging in with a spoon, so I would say more of a special treat. If it came with 4 spoons then it would be good for taking on picnics for the whole family.

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

Yes, as I found the packaging clever and the product tasty.

Not an official tester, but we've tested a couple of boxes (just to be sure).

We love the little egg box presentation and DD has adopted the empty boxes into her 'kitchen'.

I didn't realise there was more than one flavour. Is there?

We like the little spoons, but they seem a bit flimsy. They have a bit of novelty value, I suppose. We used them for the middle initially, but then resorted to just chomping away at the eggs.

The chocolate tastes a little different to usual, I thought. But maybe it's the filling that makes it taste different.

The middle is a little too sweet, but fairly pleasant. You couldn't eat a whole box to yourself very easily. We were disappointed not to find any yolk.

PuddingsAndPies Thu 14-Feb-13 13:04:36

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

We thought they were very cute, & originally bought them mostly because of the gimmicky look.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

Is there more than one flavour?! I just had to google to check! We had the chocolate one. DS liked it, but DP & I thought they tasted a bit synthetic, which was a big disappointment.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

We bit the tops off & scooped the middle out. DS thought it was really funny, & liked the little spoon.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

The Egg n Spoon is definitely more of a special treat for DS. It is more of an 'occasion' to have the special spoon, etc, than just chomping on a normal chocolate bar.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

I would recommend them as a treat for children, but not necessarily as an adult snack.

poachedeggs Thu 14-Feb-13 13:44:54

We tried this last week and although the DC were delighted DH and I were underwhelmed to be honest. I didn't know there were multiple varieties, the one we tried was ordinary milk chocolate.

The DCs loved the novelty value of eating it with a spoon. I thought the packaging was lovely but excessive. The chocolate was ok but the filling was sticky and sickly. It seemed expensive to me for what it was.

Fun for the DC but I think a Kinder Egg is more fun and much better value. Won't be buying it again I'm afraid.

WafflesandWhippedCream Thu 14-Feb-13 14:46:35

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
I thought the packaging was very attractive with the purple egg box. 4 eggs is a nice number as there are 4 people in our family, but would also make a good sized easter treat for one child - creme eggs come in six packs and I think that is too many. However our box only had 2 spoons in it, so we couldn't all try it together - I don't know if we had a duff box or if they are all like that.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
We had a vanilla mousse flavour. Both DH and I thought it was very nice - DH said it was as good as a creme egg, which is high praise. DD didn't like the mousse part, so we had to scrape hers out, and she just ate the chocolate hmm

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it? As said above, DD didn't like the mousse part, but she was very enthusiastic about using the spoon. Personally I would rather eat it without the spoon, as I don't like having mouthfulls of just mousse without chocolate, but I suppose that rather destroys the USP!

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not? As said before she didn't actually like it, so though she was excited about the idea, it wasn't really a treat for her. But the idea is good.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not? I would probably recommend they try it, just for the gimmick of it, but I probably wouldn't get them again myself.

CalamityKate Thu 14-Feb-13 15:04:01

First impressions - great fun! Attractive and different.

Not sure of flavour - vanilla? White chocolate? DS2 adored it. DS1 said it was "OK". I thought the filling and chocolate had a slightly greasy/oily mouthfeel. Although it tasted ok I'd prefer a slightly softer/lighter consistency to the mousse, more like a walnut whip. We all thought the size was just right.

How did we eat it - by biting the top off and using the spoon supplied.

Special treat - DS2 thought yes. DS1 and I thought not particularly. If it hadn't been greasy and the mousse was softer I'd have said yes. IMO you can't beat Cadburys choc!

I'd hesitate to recommend to other adults although I probably would for kids.

hermancakedestroyer Thu 14-Feb-13 16:31:37

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
There was much excitement when the postman delivered cadbury's chocolate to our house!The DCs thought the packaging looked good and couldn't wait to break into the eggbox.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
My DCs tried the Egg 'n' spoon with the milky mousse centre. One DC said they thought it was a bit small. The other said 'it was perfect size'. They said the egg felt a bit greasy on contact.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
They both chipped the tops off the eggs and were excited to find white fluffy mousse inside. They loved the concept of eating the egg with a tiny spoon and my youngest (7) said 'it was exciting'. They both thought the mousse was 'lovely' and 'tasty'.
My youngest thought the egg melted quite quickly whilst he was eating it. My eldest loved the flavour and the texture of the mousse.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
They both thought that this was more of a special treat than other chocolate and was 'a bit different' whilst a bar of chocolate is a bit boring. They thought that it was a different way to eat chocolate and still enjoy it.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not? They would both definately recommend this flavour of egg 'n' spoon to friends because it has two types of chocolate in it (the outer chocolate shell and the chocolate mousse) which makes it a very tasty combination. My eldest would recommend it to friends because she says 'they would enjoy it as well'.
They tried the chocolate mousse eggs unofficially as well before my official milky eggs had arrived in the post. I asked them which they preferred and they both said 'definately the milky mousse centre'.

My only gripe is, as others have also written, only 2 plastic spoons. If I were to buy this for our family of four it would be better to have 2 extra spoons in it. We will certainly be buying these again. Thanks for asking us to try them! grin

HecateWhoopass Thu 14-Feb-13 17:18:45

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
We all thought it looked fun. Although I thought it was an unnecessary amount of packaging, tbh.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
The choc one. They loved it. - I hated it. too sickly and a bit grainy. Not good quality at all, imo.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
my eldest used the spoon. my youngest shoved in it in one! It's chocolate so they loved it!

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
They liked the spoon idea. It made it seem different from other chocolate. In fact, they've kept the tiny spoons to eat proper boiled eggs with!

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?
I don't know. I'd probably just tell them that the kids loved it and it's fun but not to bother for themselves if it's a choc fix they're after because it really doesn't taste that great.

whattodoo Thu 14-Feb-13 17:36:37

We weren't 'proper' testers, but in the name of research thought we'd better give them a go.

Packaging was very enticing and the dinky spoons went down very well . have been saved for tea party use.

We had the milk choc variety, loved the taste and texture.

She bit the top off the egg, then spooned out the mousse, then attacked it with her tongue before devouring the egg shell.

She loved it as an extra special treat.

Would recommend as a special treat/easter gift but not an every day snack.

Jojobump1986 Thu 14-Feb-13 19:49:50

DH & I tried them.

First impressions: The packaging was quite fun & I loved the little spoons.

We tried the milk chocolate ones - I didn't know there were others. Neither of us were overwhelmed by them. I found the concept of warm mousse a bit strange & it was gritty in texture, rather than the smooth mousse I had expected. DH refrigerated his & said the mousse was like a truffle. They were quite sickly.

Eating the egg was quite fun - definitely a novel experience for us.

Creme eggs are nicer. I might be tempted to try them again if there was a creme egg version!

No, I wouldn't recommend it. For me the weird warm, gritty mousse really spoilt what was an interesting concept. I say this as a big Cadbury's fan in general.

BettySuarez Thu 14-Feb-13 20:52:59

We bought two boxes a few weeks ago. Our children are all teens with their own means to buy themselves sweets but I thought that these looked novel and a good idea for a Friday night treat.

I bought the milk Choc, didn't see any other varieties (in ASDA). Would be really interested to look at the other varieties.

Kids reaction was very positive, we had a job to make them wait until after dinner smile

The packaging was lovely and I went to great pains to open the box carefully as had some strange idea in my head that the box might be useful for something at a later date grin

We were a bit disappointed that there were only two spoons though meaning that we had to enjoy our eggs in shifts (we are a large family grin)

Only our eldest son thought that it was a bit too sickly, the rest of us enjoyed them. We had kept them in the fridge though, not sure I would want one at room temperature .

The little purple spoons have taken pride of place in the cutlery draw alongside the cake forks that I inherited from my Great Gran Ida grin

Would I buy them again? Probably yes, would like to look at the other varieties as would make nice Easter gifts for the children and friends.

HappySunflower Thu 14-Feb-13 21:10:07

Great fun to eat, we all really enjoyed them!
Packaging also great fun and made me smile smile
We had the normal chocolate flavour, keen to try others now I know they exist.....
This was a definite treat, but I'd definitely recommend them to others.
Bit too expensive to buy too often but I'd buy them again as a special treat.

kasbah72 Thu 14-Feb-13 21:10:41

What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
We loved it! The kids were excited that the packet looked like a proper egg box. They immediately identified them as Cadbury's from the colour and were excited to open them up.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
We had the milk chocolate ones. The taste, texture and size were all a huge success. We all loved the filling but hadn't expected to - it wasn't anywhere near as sweet as it looked!

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
The surprise was how easy it was to tap and remove the top and yet not get fingers covered in chocolate. They were great fun, really tasty and an upmarket novelty.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
Definitely. The spoon made it feel more luxurious funnily enough! We weren't sure about only having 2 spoons... as a family of 4 we wanted one each.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?
We definitely would although we might hide them from visitors so we can eat them ourselves...

GreatGooglyMoogly Thu 14-Feb-13 21:13:46

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

We were all very excited about it. DS1 (8) thought the pictures should be on the egg box rather than on a separate piece of packaging. All of us were puzzled as to why there were only 2 spoons instead of 4 to match the number of eggs. The DC thought there should have been (4) egg cups as well!

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

We had the white, milky mousse kind. Both DC and I loved it. DS1 didn't think he would like brown chocolate mousse kind as he doesn't usually like mousse while DS2 (7) wished we'd had the brown mousse kind! I thought the chocolate egg was disappointingly thin compared to a normal filled Easter egg of the same size though I was glad the top was thin for biting through.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

We all ate the eggs as directed on the packaging. It was lots of fun.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

The DC definitely found it more of treat than an ordinary small Easter egg as we had them for pudding and used spoons. They were disappointed that they wouldn't be for sale year-round!

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

I don't tend to recommend things but if asked I would say they were fun and tasted good.

tenlittlebuns Thu 14-Feb-13 21:38:29

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
Loved the neat little box, which as soon as the DC had eaten the eggs, was customised for a starring role in a game. The spoons were also carefully washed and are now being carefully guarded by youngest DD in case mum puts them in bin. Wobbly moment when the three DC found out there were only two spoons, but eldest nobly volunteered to use a regular teaspoon instead. But really - four eggs need four spoons.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
Chocolate, doesn't seem to say a flavour on the packaging (but not white choc). All thought it was yummy. Mousse was softer than imagined, but that made it much easier to eat like a real egg. Thought youngest DD might not finish hers as she can't take too much richness, but all three finished them rather easily! All DC thought they were yummy, and were eager to know who the lucky guy/gal was who was going to get the fourth (Daddy, when he comes home tonight after working away)

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
They unwrapped them then put them in egg cups. They bit the top off, ate the mousse with a spoon, then ate the empty shell. They all found this great fun.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
They say yes, 1) because of the novelty of eating them like a real egg, 2) because you get a double chocolate treat - both mousse and chocolate; two in one. Eldest DD thinks these are better than standard eggs because regular easter eggs are hollow and the shell is very thin; she feels you get more chocolate with an Egg n Spoon. DS says they are 'way better' than a Kinder egg. None of them mentioned the packaging, but it's entertainment value exceeded that of the eggs themselves.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?
Yes, definitely. These are fun, and might even make it onto the Easter breakfast table. Four in a box make them a good little present too for a family. Just a bit different, but not excessive.

Have to admit the 'trialler's in our household were me and DH.

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon? Packaging and inclusion of spoons is a nice touch.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
Was a plain white inside - I assume vanilla?

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
Used the spoon to knock off the top, bit like with a real egg.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
N/a

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?
No - I have a shockingly sweet tooth but also like to have some flavour with my treats - these didn't really have any. It was like eating a more saccharine version of marshmallow fluff. DH also has a sweet tooth, but didn't bother finishing the first one due to the aforementioned lack of flavour.

PersuedByPenguins Thu 14-Feb-13 22:34:01

Not an official tester but my thoughts...

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

Cute presentation, nice change from the norm

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

Just standard chocolate I think?

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

They loved scooping the mousse out with a spoon and biting the top off. Odd that theres only 2 spoons though

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

definitely more special- because it was unusual and fun

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

I would definitely recommend

I suggest a praline filling though that would be delish!

GreatGooglyMoogly Fri 15-Feb-13 07:25:39

Sorry, can I just add that I think the packaging should make which type of egg/ mousse it contains clearer smile.

custardcream1000 Fri 15-Feb-13 10:03:43

What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
I love the packaging, it is unique and something that can be reused during pretend play, or for a craft activity.
My four year old loves dinosaurs and chocolate so loved this as he could pretend he was going to eat dinosaur eggs.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
We purchased the chocolate ones from morrisons and all enjoyed the taste. However, you only have to look at the outer shell and it melts so it was quite messy.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
With the spoon. He loved the novelty of the product.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
I don't think it was more of a treat, but much more fun than a chocolate bar.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

Yes as it a great product and something different.

MrsHarford Fri 15-Feb-13 12:32:03

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
THey are a bit 'overpackaged' to me. Remind me of an Easter Egg which is fine once per year but wouldn't attract me to buy regulary. Generally not a big fan of extra packaging for its own sake.
DS (5) was very excited and loved the idea of chocolate eggs in an egg box. ALthough he does get excited and loves the idea of about any form of chocolate!

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
Chocolate mousse. Loved the taste and texture (but see also above!) I'm sure he would have eaten more but I think they are about the right size.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
Bit the top and used the spoon to eat the inside. This was a good novelty but I don't know if teh novelty will last.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
Yes it felt like a special treat because it came in the post (package to open) and also because of the packaging itself but again I don't know if this novelty value would last.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?
I would say kids would love it for a special treat but actually I think there are other sweets (think eggs with toys) that I think give slightly (only slightly) longer enjoyment.

Cornycabernet Fri 15-Feb-13 16:50:19

not a tester but my ds2 really, really wanted to try them. However these things are being advertised certainly works because ds must have asked for on every 5 mins!

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

ds really enjoyed it

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
chocolate one

He liked the taste and texture
It's just big enough. Any larger would have been too sickly and too many calories.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

He used a spoon and enjoyed the novelty

<I had a sneaky one without the spoon as well! I prefer creme eggs but still enjoyed it>

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

yes it was definitely a treat - the novelty appealed to him very much

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

I might recommend one as a special treat due to the novelty aspect

mumove Fri 15-Feb-13 17:03:04

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon
We liked the purple egg box and my little boy was excited when he saw the foil wrapped eggs & realised the box didn't contain ordinary eggs.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
We were sent the milk chocolate eggs with milk chocolate filling. My DS thought the size was just right, and he really enjoyed the taste. he can usually take or leave chocolate - fruit pastille s are his great of choice - but this disappeared in a jiffy!

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
My DS bit the top off. He said it came off easily. He really enjoyed using the spoon to eat it with. We all thought the pack should contain 4 spoons.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
it was definitely a special treat, due to the egg box presentation, the foil wrappers and the spoons, but most of all because we had never tried them before.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?
I would recommend Cadbury's egg n spoon as a treat- it'll be a nice change at Easter from cream eggs. Although my ideal treat would be all the packaging, spoons, bite off top etc but with Cadburys cream eggs in the box!

SarahStratton Fri 15-Feb-13 17:43:57

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon? Loved the fact that they came in a proper little egg box. Four, however, is not enough.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc? Milk chocolate, we all loved them, and could have eaten more. <greedy> We didn't know there were different flavours though, we've only seen milk chocolate.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it? With a proper spoon, the plastic ones were too flimsy, and a bit pointless tbh.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not? They were fun, but not as much fun as a Kinder Egg. Sorry Cadbury. smile

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not? Absolutely not. They are ALL mine.

Could I have a lifetime's supply please, as a reward for doing the survey. And please, please don't stop doing them when Easter is over.

ProfYaffle Fri 15-Feb-13 18:06:20

What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
DC saw an ad on TV and have been desperate to try these. They were very excited when I bought them, they loved the packaging and were thrilled with the spoons (weirdos!)

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
I didn't realise there was more than one flavour. They had a white milky mousse inside.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
Quickly! They were gone in seconds. Definitely fun to eat.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
Yes, much more of a special treat though this is probably due to the novelty. They seem like a bigger treat than a normal chocolate bar.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?
Yes, they're a great little treat, especially as they're on offer in Tesco.

turkeyboots Fri 15-Feb-13 18:19:03

Q1 DD saw then in a shop and begged for them. Was very excited. I thought of this thread and agreed!

Q2 didn't notice range of flavors, was chocolate moose in egg. But DD convinced it was orangey. Have recycled pack omso can't check.

Q3 eggs were gone fast. They bit off the top and loved the little spoons.

Q4 was seen as a special treat, the spoons seemed to make it for them.

Q5 would recommend if it came up.

glitch Fri 15-Feb-13 19:21:17

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
DS thought they were really good but not really bothered about the spoon, packaging etc. I thought they were a bit overpackaged but they were made of chocolate so obviously I was interested!

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
We had the ones with white goo inside. DS thought the taste was really good, the size was just right and the chocolate was really nice. I thought the chocolate was a bit soft and the inside a bit blurgh and sweet.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
He bit the top off and then used the spoon to eat the inside. He would happily eat it without the spoon, it was more that I gave it to him to use.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
Thought it was about the same sort of treat as other chocolate. He prefers caramel for a special treat.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?
I probably wouldn't recommend it. I didn't like it as much as other chocolate eggs and the packaging is a bit OTT. The cost of them is far too much too.

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
My two dc (age 7 & 5) were very excited when the box arrived in the post. The packaging is very enticing and attractive. They were really keen at the prospect of using the spoons.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
We received the chocolate mousse flavour. The DC both enjoyed the taste and texture, although the oldest (7) found it a little sweet and said they would prefer to have a non-chocolate flavour like caramel for the mousse. The youngest loved it and asked for another one. The size is perfect - they both ate the eggs easily. DH and I also tried one - the chocolate was good, but we both thought the mousse was incredibly sweet and would also have preferred a contrasting taste. I couldn't detect a chocolate taste in the mousse, it just had an overriding sweetness.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
They both ate the eggs as recommended - unwrapped them, bit off the top and spooned out the mousse. We were all very impressed by the way the top cracked off perfectly. It was an enjoyable process. I would also like to echo other peoples comments as to why there aren't four spoons?

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
I would definitely say they found it more of a treat than other types of chocolate. They enjoyed the ritual of unwrapping and slowly spooning out the centre, rather than rapidly scoffing the lot in 5 seconds as they normally do!

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?
I would recommend them for children, but I would maybe suggest trying the other flavours. I would not recommend the chocolate mousse one to chocolate-loving adults as I think the centre is far too sweet for older palates.

Flotsy Fri 15-Feb-13 20:32:49

What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

Myself and my DS thought they looked lovely. We especially liked the fact that they came in a little fake egg box.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

We were one of the product testers, and were sent the milk chocolate mousse variety.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

I bit the top off, my DS just ate the whole thing much like he would eat an ordinary cadbury's creme egg!

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

Yes ds definitely thought of it as a special treat. Especially because it came in a box of 4, and the box had an attractive cover, and it came with 2 spoons.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

I would definitely recommend the product. It's a little bit of indulgence. Children will love it, but also couples and friends sitting down on a Friday night, watching a movie, would probably love to eat these with a glass of wine.

cario Fri 15-Feb-13 21:36:34

Loved the packaging - so did DS
Didnt even realise there were different flavours! We have choc -DS loves it, too sweet for me though
DS loved it, especially the spoon, though the fact I'd stuck them in the fridge made this rather difficult!
DS thought it was a treat though maybe not more nor less than any other - in our house chocolate is always a treat rather than regular snack.
Whether I would recommend it would depend on rrp. That said, I've already mentioned it to my sister, who was curious and keen to try.

Beancounters Fri 15-Feb-13 21:59:23

First Impressions - We were very excited to get the parcel through the post as we are all big fans of Cadbury chocolate. Eggs looked good in the box, the packaging was definitely different, DC’s (boys 8 and 11) thought the box itself could be decorated with pictures like the ‘real’ egg boxes. DCs thought the spoons were a good idea, but were a bit hard for them to undo.
Version - We had the vanilla version, though this wasn’t written on the box, I only figured it out by checking on line which versions were available. These were filled with pale coloured mousse, less rich then crème eggs, lots of air in the mousse.
Eating the eggs - The eggs and spoons were smaller then expected, smaller then hens eggs. Eating it with the spoon was a nice novelty, DCs suggested having an edible spoon, though I’m not sure how feasible that would be, and a yellow centre like a yolk. They were gone really quickly. I ate the egg with the chocolate and the mousse together as I thought the mousse was a bit nothingy.
Treat - DCs had seen the adverts and were keen to find out what the eggs were like. They were interested in the novelty of the box and the spoon, but actually given a choice they would rather eat a crème egg, which although about the same size is so rich and has thicker chocolate so feels more of a treat and fills you up more.
Would I recommend - I think there is an issue that there are 4 eggs, it is easier to give each child their own gift, so there is no arguing as to who opens it etc. I think people who buy it for 4 children, will have a headache on their hands when they realise there is only 2 spoons, this could quite easily have been me and I would have been really unimpressed as what should have been a treat would turn into a battle as to who got the spoons first. I think it is the sort of thing you would give as a gift if you were visiting a family with children at Easter, but £3.99 is pretty steep for what you get, for that price I could buy a fairly large cadbury’s easter egg and the bottom line is that if I were stood in a supermarket looking at the chocolate shelves that is what I would go for.

ProPerformer Fri 15-Feb-13 22:02:00

Unofficial tester here as my DS is too young to be official being only 4!

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
A gimmick, but I liked that fact. Looked like a proper 'family' treat.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
Vanilla filled. He thought the taste was "mmmm yummy!" and said the middle tasted like white chocolate. He obviously thought they were too small as he asked for a second immediately! (IMO just right.)

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
He thought it was great fun to spoon out the middle with the special spoon, but told me off for not getting him an egg cup as 'the chocolate melts and gets everywhere when I hold it!' Once the mousse was all scooped out the chocolate all went in his mouth in one go! (I was same, DH took two spoons of mousse then gave up and shoved the whole egg in!)

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
I think he did, but mainly because we usually only get cheap 'own brand' chocolate or bars so this was something a bit different.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?
I would as they taste great, but I would be more likely to if they came individually as well as in 4 packs as they're relatively expensive. (Though not quite sure how the spoon would be provided in that case to be fair!)

clux73 Sat 16-Feb-13 08:26:43

We all really liked the little purple egg box packaging. The girls wanted to try one straight away.

We got the milky white centre. Eggs were a good size as I think they'd be a bit sickly if they were any bigger

They broke the top off the egg with the little spoons, which they really liked but instantly wanted to know why there were only two. I would expect 4 spoons as they're easy to lose.

They thought these eggs were a treat as they were a new concept and made eating chocolate a bit more exciting.

I would recommend them to friends as a treat but I'm not sure I would personally buy any more as I think they are a bit of a novelty item and the initial excitement would soon wear off .

Chippychop Sat 16-Feb-13 09:20:51

I can't find them in the shops and desperate to try them!

Snowballed Sat 16-Feb-13 10:43:25

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

The packaging was great! Loved the purple egg box, thats a great marketing gimmick which sets them apart from other chocolate eggs. As everyone else said though - 4 spoons would have been good

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

Not sure on flavour as couldnt see it marked anywhere. Taste & texture they loved. Size was spot on

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

They prised the top of the egg off with the end of the spoon, then ate that. They then scooped out the middle with the spoon before demolishing the rest of the chocolate. They loved the design of the egg and that it was clear where the top was. When they eat cream eggs its always a bit hit and miss about how much of the top you should bite off but the crack on this one was good.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

Yes - I think the combination of good packaging, the spoon, the cracked egg top etc just made it very different to other chocolate on the market.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

Yes - definately! They loved them far more than I thought they would - and I have no doubt they would recommend to friends too!

KittieCat Sat 16-Feb-13 13:22:36

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
They're really novel! Shame there were only two spoons, though for four eggs. We bought ours whilst out and about, which meant DH ate his like a creme egg.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
We had milk chocolate with the white mousse. Dint realise there were other flavours. DS loved it. The size is fine, definitely wouldn't want bigger as they are quite sweet and rich.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
Messily! The spoon was fun for him but he got very messy. Think that was part of the enjoyment though.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
Yes, this was more of a special treat. Mainly because it is much bigger than treats I'd usually let him have. He didn't eat it all at once... although I think he'd have liked too!

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

Definitely

VestaCurry Sat 16-Feb-13 14:24:44

I was sent a pack to test. I'm not sure which flavour mousse we had, it tasted chocolatey.

The dc's (aged 11 and 9) loved the packaging 'just like an egg box, that's clever' and they couldn't wait to try them because they had seen them in a supermarket the week before. They loved the little spoons. Because there were two, and four eggs, they said 'that's two each', but I reminded them I wanted to try one too and one of their friend's was visiting, so one each! The friend (age 10) said his Mum had bought some and he thought they were delicious. He was issuing instructions about how to eat them (break the top carefully, eat the top and use the spoon to scoop out the mousse) so there is a novelty factor attached to eating these eggs.

The children loved them, thought the mousse middle was delicious (better than a creme egg), and they liked the whole experience of carefully breaking the top of the egg after unwrapping it.

Because there were 4 of us eating at the same time, we had a bit of a problem having only 2 spoons. You need v small ones to scoop out the mousse centre. It didn't bother me (I just ate mine in a couple of mouthfuls) but three children and only 2 spoons caused a bit of a stir until I found an espresso teaspoon which was exactly the right size.

I enjoyed mine, although the mousse was a bit sickly sweet. The children said they would like more in the future, as much for the fun factor as the taste.

I'd recommend them to others as an Easter gift and I will buy a box for each of my dc's for Easter Sunday. I don't think I would buy them usually, I fleetingly remember the promotional stand in the supermarket and thought 'too expensive'.

Thanks for sending us some to trysmile

ohmeohmyforgotlogin Sat 16-Feb-13 16:49:38

I am an official tester as I am really Ohmeohmy but have forgotten my password and have wasted hours of my life trying to reset it to no avail. Anyway:
What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

LIked the packaging, good that it is recyclable.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

Thought it was all one flavour. DD and DH both really liked it and said they were better than creme eggs. Liked the lighter mousse texture and the size was fine. Personally I didn't really like it, too sweet and didn't particualry taste of vanilla

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

DD really enjoyed having the little spoon and scooping it out. and she wanted to keep the spoon afterwards.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

think it was a novelty but wouldn't say it was more of a treat. Think the novelty would wear off pretty quickly

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not
I am sure DD would enthusiastically but I wouldn't as think it is too sweet with little flavour.

girliechat2004 Sat 16-Feb-13 19:03:38

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
My DC absolutely loved the box that the eggs came in! So did my DH!

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
We received the milk chocolate variety. My DC thought they tasted really nice and asked me to buy them again.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
To eat the eggs, my DC first put them in an egg cup holder. They then tried breaking the chocolate with the mini spoons but when this didn't work, they bit the tops off. Using the spoons, they scooped out the middle mousse. They loved scooping out the mousse in the middle. I think they were a little disappointed that the egg didn't crack with the spoon. Also the fact there were only 2 spoons but 4 eggs wasn't great.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
I'd say they found this a special treat and something they would probably associate with this time of year leading up to Easter.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?
If it came up in conversation, I would recommend this product as it is a bit of fun for the kids. I'm sure that it would be quite expensive though.

RubyMurry Sat 16-Feb-13 19:26:33

Ds and dh loved the box the eggs came in, a good gimmick

Ds bit the top off and then used the spoon to eat the centre, he liked the taste at first but then thought it was too sweet. Dh thought the spoon was a good gimmick but he said it too small for him and ate the egg without it, also said that the centre could have been lighter like a walnut whip and would have preferred the egg to be thicker.

Ds thought it was a great treat.

I would reccommend it if it came up in conversation and would probably buy it as a gift for a friend at Easter

StrawberryGateaux Sat 16-Feb-13 20:31:25

Good points:
Lovely packaging, dc loved itsmile
They tasted lovely, especially the white centered one!
Lovely treatsize.
Spoons just the right size.
Good as an easter gift or occasional treat.
Look attractive & appealing to kids.

Bad points:
Price could be lower imo.
4 spoons should be provided, 2 isn't enough when you have 4dc!!!

CheeryCherry Sat 16-Feb-13 21:06:37

1. We all loved the real egg box, and the colour. We all liked the little spoons too! But we would have preferred 6 eggs and 6 spoons. There are 5 of us in the family, so one had to do without. I would recycle the boxes for my hens then!
2. We tried the chocolate why, didn't realise there were different flavours. I found it too rich, didn't like the gritty texture, but DCs preferred them to creme eggs.
3. Bit off the top, spooned out the egg. Loved the dinky spoons! Was fun. It was more an experience than just the usual choc.
4. Definately a treat, not a snack. Too rich for an everyday snack. But pricey for the size, compared with other choc bars.
5. Yes would probably recommend but with a 'possibly too rich' warning!

moomin87 Sun 17-Feb-13 09:28:17

Kid's first impressions were that they were cool, as were packaged like real eggs. I thought they were a bit of a novelty for kids but perhaps a bit too much packaging.

We tried the white chocolate mousse ones. Both kids and I liked the texture and taste. prob about the right amount as they are quite rich, but much lighter than a creme egg!

Both kids bit the top off and scooped the mousse out with one of the little spoons. I just scoffed mine without the spoon creme egg style! I think if you are going to provide 4 eggs, you need 4 spoons. If I had more than 2 children, one might have felt left out as they wouldnt get a spoon!

I think they did find it a bit more special than a normal chocolate bar because of the packaging, but think the novelty factor might soon wear off. But its a good gimmick to distinguish it from similar products on the market.

I would recommend them as they were yummy!

greengoose Sun 17-Feb-13 10:50:41

Not part of the test, but we went to the shops and got our own!

1 loved that it was a real egg box.. And the spoons made it special
2 chocolate...hmmm bit rich for me, but DCs liked it.
3 had a race first... Spoons a bit small for this, much cheating! Then bit off top and used spoon, then ate choc at end.
4 would have at Easter, but from my point of view doesn't beat creme eggs!
5 would probably say it was a bit expensive, and rich, but that the novelty made it worth while as seasonal treat. Like that the box could be reused or composted.

me and dp loooove them! we've tried far too many of the white centred ones .

and as for sharing with children this must be a joke... they're far too nice to share.

oh and i love the wee spoon I've been searching for a spoon small enough to eat the centre of a cream egg for yearsgrin

aristocat Sun 17-Feb-13 12:09:09

We have also tried these, with a mixed reaction from my DCs

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
Brilliant - loved the box and opening them.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
DD tried the chocolate and DS the milky one. DD ate all of hers but afterwards said she thought it was OK. DS only ate a little of his sad

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
We all bit off the top section, scooped out the inside and then ate the empty shell. I thought they were divine ........

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
Both of mine would prefer a bar of chocolate but such a brilliant idea.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?
Yes, beautiful chocolate and a lovely treat for Easter.

MrsKeithRichards Sun 17-Feb-13 12:50:07

I'm an official tester but haven't received mine yet. I have had a card saying there's something to collect from the sorting office that doesn't have enough postage on it and I've to pay £3.20 I've got a feeling it's these as I'm waiting for nothing else

darksideofthemooncup Sun 17-Feb-13 14:35:17

We got ours last week and I have just eaten the last one
What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
Loved the packaging which my Dd thought was very cute. There should be 4 spoons though

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
Ours were chocolate flavour, didn't know there were any other sort. My Dd wasn't keen on the mousse inside and found it quite sickly. She liked the outside shell though.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
She ate it with the spoon which was a novelty.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
Not especially if anything it is a bit more of a faff and the actual egg doesn't live up to the exterior packaging

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?
Yes but only for the novelty of the packaging, not the egg itself.

CombineBananaFister Sun 17-Feb-13 18:21:55

Non-official tester of all things chocolatey smile
1.Ds loved the packet, asked if i got it from the farm - so excellent novelty factor
2.It was the white mousse eggs we tried, everyone loved the spoon idea but as a treat for kids and due to the sweetness these definately could be smaller.
3.Ds made me put in an eggcup to eat (ate as a dessert) as he dosn't like melty chocolate in his hand.
4. due to size/sweetness/novelty would eat as a dessert not a treat.
5.would recommend to friends. My dad bloody loves them.

1978andallthat Sun 17-Feb-13 18:35:08

I am not an official tester but bought two packs in shop. Special offer of two for one. Got one vanilla flavour and one chocolate.

I liked the concept best of all. Thought the boxes would be fab to keep for craft projects for dd. dd is 2. She loved the spoon and eating it with the spoon, possibly more than the actual eating it. She's insisted in keeping the spoon for other things.

Dh not convince by them. I liked them. To nick a malteaser catchphrase, felt lighter than ordinary chocolate. But I just ate it like a creme egg and didn't use the spoon. Nevertheless I think there should be four spoons per pack so you could split a pack between four people.

I would recommend trying them but overall prefer a Creme egg, though would enjoy eating that with a spoon.

ohforfoxsake Sun 17-Feb-13 20:20:55

I thought they were over packaged. Liked the idea and has a good novelty value, but a lot of cardboard.

Had the white mousse. Actually I liked it, two of the children quite liked it (one ate just the inside and couldn't face the chocolate) two didn't want to try it. Bit the top off, kids scooped it out. I just scoffed it and was better than I expected. I agree there should be four spoons, or they should be in packs of two.

ohforfoxsake Sun 17-Feb-13 20:26:00

It was all about the novelty value for my children. If we were buying egg-treats we'd probably pick Cream Eggs off the shelf. In fact, we still have one of these left, which kind of says it all really as I love chocolate.

Hmm, might just go and review that last one in the box actually....

Stropzilla Sun 17-Feb-13 21:31:23

I'm an official tester smile

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
I thought it was fairly over packaged, but at least recyclable. Only 2 spoons for 4 eggs seemed a bit odd!

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
Milk chocolate. DD loved the "bubbly bit"!

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
DD ate 1 egg in the egg cup I put it in for fun the proper way, biting the top off then spooning the rest out. The second got eaten like a creame egg, licking and sucking the middle out before scoffing the egg.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
She thought it was a huge treat and in her words, favoritest chocolate ever. She thought having the small spoon was really special and the difference between the outer shell and inside was the best thing ever apparantly.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?
Yes for a treat. The packaging makes it a little special and like grown up eggs.

cather Sun 17-Feb-13 21:45:47

I wasn't part of the trial but we saw them in Tesco yesterday and my sons wanted to try them!

What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
I liked the purple egg box, it was perfect packaging as it was the purple you associate with Cadbury's and a proper egg box! We liked the spoons but it would have been better with 4 as we all wanted to eat them at the same time and so the boys ended up eating theirs first and we waited for the spoons.

Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
I only saw one flavour at Tesco and it was milk chocolate with a milk chocolate mousse in a purple box. The boys, who are 7 and 11 loved them. I liked the taste but thought the shell was a bit soft. Next time I would put it in the fridge first.

How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
They both liked using the little spoon and thought it was a novel idea

Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?
I think the spoon added to the fun and this made it different to other eggs

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?
I would recommend it to a friend

HannahLI Sun 17-Feb-13 21:47:08

We love the egg n spoon in our house. I gave my 2 year old both the white and milk version on different days, he loved the spoon and ate more with the spoon. He did find it all a bit much he one go and on the second time ate it in two goes. I personally prefer the white chocolate version as found the other one a bit too chocolatey but I am sure many would disagree with me.
I wouldn't say it was anymore of a treat than usual however my son was rather taken with the spoon!

Rhumba Sun 17-Feb-13 22:23:26

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?
They( DS 9 and DD7) were very excited although I think part of this was the excitement of being a tester and partly the novelty of the wrapping/presentation. They felt it was different to anything else on the chocolate egg market.They thought there should have been four spoons but for an environmental point of view I was glad there weren't. We are still using the spoons and they love them

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?
They tried milk chocolate. They likes the different choclate textures and the size. I thought it would have been better a bit smaller but they disagreed.I found it quite sickly but they didn't.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?Very fun to eat with lots of giggles. They loved the instructions and the whole way it was presented. They bit it off and then scooped out the chocolate mouse and then finally ate the chocolate with their hands. As they'd been in a warm kitchen I used the spoon to "crack" the egg and slice off the top which they also found funny.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?I think it felt much more of a treat due the the whole show and presentation and novelty of eating it in a different manner.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?Yes I would

Other than thatthe only other comments I would make is that no sure if I would buy for them again unless we had friends round as v chocholatey and felt very rich to be giving them. They thought the packaging should have been plainer to make more of the surprise element of opening it up but not sure this is a very good marketting stratagy!Also if I had an uneven no of kids I may not buy as one left over (but guess that would be mine)

I'm trying to convince then every time I go shopping that" They're not in the shops yet"but no sure how much longer I'll get away with it.

GoingGoingGoth Sun 17-Feb-13 23:06:45

Unofficial tester here, tried it as they were on offer in Morrisons for £2, not sure if I would pay any more than that

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

DD was very excited, had seen them in the shops, and was desperate to try them.

She loved that they came in an egg box, and the spoons are cute (have saved them, not sure what for grin )

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

Didn't know there were different flavours, we got a vanilla mousse. Size was nice.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

Dd love that she could bite the top off, but didn't like the mousse. So DH ate that, she did like the chocolate.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

Would probably say they are worth a try, personally I prefer a cream egg.

Skyebluesapphire Mon 18-Feb-13 00:40:11

Everyone who wasn't part of the official product test but who adds their feedback will be entered into a separate prize draw to win a £100 John Lewis voucher.

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon? they look cute, the spoon is very cute, look a bit smaller than expected

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc? We tried milk chocolate mousse one, delivered by Tesco, so had no choice in what was delivered.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it? My daughter aged 5 thought that the idea was fun, but was unsure how to tackle eating it to start with. loved the idea of digging the mousse out with the spoon

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not? It was different, I wouldnt say that it was a treat.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not? I wouldn't recommend it for a couple of reasons. The first being the price. £3 for four tiny chocolate eggs is too expensive. I only bought them because they were half price. Second - the mousse was just a bit too sickly for me. My daughter thought the same, a bit yucky she said!

Sorry I'm late to this party, though we got the eggs days ago we only ate them yesterday as we've been out all week!
DD (aged 8) loved the egg box and its colour, we liked that it was recyclable (except the spoons). Why only two spoons? We had to take turns.
Given the Eco argument, could you put in 4 wooden spoons, like ice cream vans have?
Lovely flavour, great texture, nice size. DD ate hers slowly (over 15 minutesshock) and savoured every single bit. she had a surprising amount of chocolate around her mouth and nose when she'd finished, but had clearly had a great time eating it. I liked that the GDAs were for 5-10 year olds.
The shape of the eggs was a bit odd, I don't think it needed to be so angular and weird around the top.
DH commented that the mousse didn't fill the egg, all ours were filled only about 3/4 of the way up.
I would recommend the eggs, probably if they were on offer. It would be good to see bigger packs for events or youth clubs etc.

We got the milk chocolate flavour by the way.

misscph1973 Mon 18-Feb-13 10:40:28

Sorry for the delay, but we didn't have them till Sunday.

My kids were very intrigued by the packaging and the spoons, very appealing to them. They asked to keep the spoons and egg box for playing!

I am not sure what flavour they were? I think vanilla. My kids loved taking off the top and eating the inside with a spoon, which they said was fluffy and yummy. They liked the taste and the idea of the whole product.

Definitely a special treat because of the themed packaging, good for Easter.

Personally I liked the idea (but why only 2 spoons?) but not the chocolate, I prefer dark chocolate and I really don't like Cadbury's. I don't think I will buy it and I won't recommend it either. I prefer the Lindt bunnies!

chubbleigh Mon 18-Feb-13 12:40:43

We tried the Egg n Spoon with my son (9), me (40's), my mum (60's) and my aunt (70's) so it was a generational cross section.

First impressions? We all loved the packaging, the look the feel, the colour and the size. We have kept the box to make something out of it or fill it something home made. It is can also be composted/fully recycled which is another plus (except the spoons which we have kept)

What flavour? We were sent the white chocolate version but it was not easy to tell from the outside of the box, perhaps it needs to be made clearer.

Was it fun to eat? We all like the way you could easily bit off the top as opposed to the cream egg experience. My son, liked the little spoon and used it to eat the whole of the centre, you could use a teaspoon if you liked, or a finger, it wasn't an essential inclusion. I don't think the product would really suffer without it. We ate the eggs at room temperature and all agreed they would probably be better cooler or from the fridge. Personally I was disappointed by the lack of contract between the shell and the filling, for me the filling needed to be less sweet than the shell. I do not like Creme Eggs for the same reason, too sickly for me. My son was not concerned by the sweetness but he was expecting a yolk as the filling was pretty much white.

Was it more of a treat? Not really more of a treat, I liked that it is something in portions and can be eaten one at a time. The calorie content makes it in the 'treat' category for me and also for what I would allow a child to eat in one go, 192 calories mostly from sugar is a lot. It isn't quite different enough from a Creme egg to reel me in. I think I may possibly buy it as an Easter gift based on the price point and the attractive packaging but overall not really for me. On that basis I would probably not recommend.

gazzalw Mon 18-Feb-13 13:55:21

We aren't official testers but curiosity got the better of us, so we promised the DCs we'd try them anyway. Have to say I was somewhat taken back by the cost of £4.00 for a box in Sainsbury's (yes, it was two for £5.00 but won't buy doubles of such things until I'm assured that they will be a hit!) - even the check-out lady did a double-take!

I think that they are a novel concept, but as one of the other posters pointed out the novelty would probably wear off quite quickly - certainly at £4.00 per box it would wear off after the first try from a budgeting adult's point of view! Loved the use of the traditional Cadbury's colours for the box but less keen on the unorthodox use of browns for the foil wrappings? Why would you? Anyway in their current first season they are something a bit different on Easter Egg Row and as such stand out!

We tried the ones with the cream-coloured mousse. Would have preferred the chocolate mousse ones but there were none left in stock.

DD (7) put hers in a standard egg cup but it was rather swamped. The 'eggs' are really quite diddy! She did like the idea that it was the same approach as eating a dippy egg, including slicing the top off with the little spoon, but she didn't find it very easy to do (partly because the egg scarcely peeped out over the op of the egg-cup) so had to be helped. She said she found it rather sugary tasting but it didn't stop her from tucking in and then announcing that it had been 'scrummy'.

DS (12) was presented with his in the same way but just unwrapped it and ate it in two bites...he couldn't be doing with all the 'let's pretend' novelty of it! He enjoyed it too and liked the mousse texture more than the more gloopy/sickly texture of Creme Eggs.

I'm afraid neither of the grown-ups in this house is a fan of creme eggs and for all that the mousse in these eggs looks different, can't get over the feeling that it would be just as sweet. A case of tarred by association if that makes sense. So we weren't tempted by them at all!

I think that the DCs found them a treat because they are a bit different. I can assure you that we wouldn't normally pay £4.00 for four diddy eggs (I note Creme Eggs which are the most comparable item, retail for 60p each so there is a significant mark up for a bit of additional packaging and two plastic spoons!), even as a treat. I think they would possibly make their way into part of an Easter pressie but I think there is better quality chocolate (Lindt or Milka) around for less, that they would prefer if given the choice.

I might recommend them as a fun Easter treat but only if the price came down to about £2.00 for a box! An offer of two boxes for £5.00 is just about acceptable but £4.00 most definitely isn't in these Recession-hit times.

Also, I think only providing two spoons is pretty mean. You have no idea, Cadbury's, about how fussy children can be about not sharing cutlery even with their siblings. If you had three or four children I could well envisage the treat factor being totally cancelled out by some major strop about sharing spoons!

gazzalw Mon 18-Feb-13 13:56:55

PS. Sorry, I forgot to say that there might be a place for doing different sized boxes, as with normal eggs!

aaaaagh Mon 18-Feb-13 20:01:06

First impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon - Me - much excitement occurred at it's delivery on Saturday followed by much moaning as I made them wait until today to try it! I loved the packaging and the fact it came with it's own spoons. Will keep the box to make things out of. Slightly odd that there were 2 spoons and 4 eggs. 2 people waited patiently while the other 2 used theirs first. I liked the cracked egg pattern around the top. DTD 1 (age 11)- looked delicious, liked that you had to bite it open. DS (age 7.5) He liked the spoons and the fact they matched the box.
Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc? milk chocolate with chocolate mousse centre. It was warm (un-refridgerated) when we started. I bit the top off and felt it would taste better cold and less melty. However it was possible to spoon the centre out un-refridgerated and wasn't when it was cold. I thought it would be more moussey but it was more the texture of praline.
DS - Nice and squidgy DTD2 - smooth
How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?
We all spooned it out following the instructions on the box. That was declared to be fun by all!
Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not? DTD 1 said yes because it was yummy and more fun than a bar of chocolate.
DS a good treat
If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not? DTD1 says yes - it was nice and creamy and it melted in your mouth. DS - says yes.
They have all asked for more! Would probably buy them at Easter as a treat but not all year round.

Puppypoppet Tue 19-Feb-13 07:56:24

I bought some from the supermarket after seeing the product trial thread on here. I thought they looked interesting and the novelty factor would appeal to DD. DD wanted to try them after seeing them in the shops and through they looked "yum".

DD tried the ones with the white filling. DD liked cracking open the egg and being able to eat it with a little spoon. The size and chocolate was perfect but we both found them too sickly. The filling seems to be the reason for this - if it wasn't quite so sweet they would be nice. I bought them on Saturday and DD and I have eaten 1 each - the remaining 2 are still untouched which is unusual - chocolate usually gets eaten quickly round here. DD is keen to try the chocolate filled ones as she feels they may not be as sickly. I think they will probably be sicklier though.
DD ate the egg with the spoon - thought it was a bit strange there are only 2 spoons with 4 eggs. DD enjoyed the novelty aspect of the egg box etc.

Had it not been so sickly it would be the perfect treat.

Sorry probably would not recommend to a friend just too sweet - however if this was sorted would definitely recommend, as would DD.

Lizzabadger Tue 19-Feb-13 10:15:38

I bought them for £3 in Waitrose. I thought they were very substandard for a Cadbury's product. The chocolate was thin and fairly tasteless. The vanilla filling was like very artificial buttercream, not mousse. The packaging was fun but it didn't make sensevtonhave 2 spoons for 4 eggs. I'll stick to creme eggs in future.

ShoutyHead Tue 19-Feb-13 13:35:04

What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

My daughter squealed with delight when she opened the package and said that it was the best surprise ever. We all thought the packaging looked great and all wanted to try the eggs.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

My children tried the milk chocolate flavour. They loved everything about the egg, especially using the spoon to scoop out the centre. They loved the texture and flavour. My son said it was like a boiled egg but chocolate.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

Both Dcs bit the top off the egg, then used the spoon to scoop ou the centre, before eating the shell.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

Yes, they see this as a special treat. It lasts much longer than a normal chocolate bar and is fun. They especially love using the spoons. We even put the eggs in an eggcup to make them easier to eat.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not

Yes, I have already bought some more egg n spoon for my children and for my niece and nephew in place of a normal Easter egg. I have also recommended to a few friends as a great treat for the children and mum too. I like the novelty value of this product and also the taste. If you could make one with a mint or praline flavour centre I think I would be in heaven.

67jules Tue 19-Feb-13 19:14:55

What a hit in our house!

First impressions - girls loved the concept and the packaging - wanted to keep the purple box to make something with it.

Which flavour - we tried the milky mousse, girls thought it tasted of cake, comments of 'fantastic', 'totally delicious', 'double thumbs up'

How did they eat them? - unwrapped them, bit the top off, ate the centre with the spoon. Bit messy for the youngest - should've maybe put it in an egg cup! However they went quick, and I didn't get offered any!! Eating with a spoon made them last a bit longer and more of a 'dessert'

More of a treat?
Probably, in our house, nice for a party, or Easter present instead of an egg.

Would I recommend it?
Yes, as a treat, much nicer than creme eggs (too sweet and sugary), but I've seen the price today, and not sure I'd pay full price for them. Lets face it, most of the cost is in the packaging not the chocolate, and I'm all for maximum chocolate!

Might have to try the chocolate mousse centres though.....!

CoffeeandDunkingBiscuits Tue 19-Feb-13 22:22:31

What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

We liked the egg box packaging - Love purple. smile There should be 4 spoons in the box though. V. Annoying!

Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

We had milk chocolate. They liked the taste of both the egg and the mousse and declared it to look like a Milky Way inside.

How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

They used the spoon. Then cracked the egg and licked the remaining mousse. Then ate the choc. They had a ball eating it!mespecially if the chocolate fingerprints everywhere are anything to go by!

Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

Yes! Not only be cause it was chocolate, because we don't eat much of it,, but because it was 'fancy' chocolate that came with stuff inside and 'accessories'!!

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

Yes, as it was so yummy!

iseenodust Tue 19-Feb-13 22:22:44

DS 8 was highly impressed with the concept (caveat most chocolate impresses him!). He liked the egg and spoon novelty of it and I served it up as dessert in an eggcup. He thought the chocolate was good and liked the fluffy middle. He gave a score of 9/10. Unprompted he said a creme egg gets a 10/10 for having the appearance of yolk.

I liked the packaging, it's clearly Cadbury's with that shade of purple. I also thought the sit down and eat it with a spoon idea fits with the movement towards 'mindful eating', putting aside the fact it's confectionary. I was not so keen on the cream filling and concluded the chocolate round the outside was not as thick as that on a creme egg.

To others I would say try an egg n spoon, they are certainly a bit of fun. However, in this house the creme eggs have it. <Admits to regular consumption over many years.>

Kanne Tue 19-Feb-13 23:02:15

Well this has been a huge adventure for us. I have 3 DC, DS 9, DD 8 and DD5.

My DS is autistic and got a bit teary when he seen the packaging as he loves eggs and thought I had bought the wrong kind! I had to explain that they were chocolate ones. He loves cadburys dairy milk bars so showed him how the packaging was like that. He then watched his sisters dive into theirs. DD 5 loved cracking the chocolate and said it tasted nice but said she didnt like the white mousse filling. DD8 loved hers and thought it was her lucky day as she got to finish off her little sisters. DS spent 3 days staring at his before deciding to unwrap it and then promptly wrap it up again. Eventually he bit into it. He doesnt manage cutlery well at the anytime. But he ate the whole thing. He said it tasted like the icing we put on his favourite cake. Its great that he tried something new as it is a rare occurance. However my biggest problem is going to be when it comes to later in the year and I wont be able to buy them. I think I may need to stock pile them.

RedBerryJoyTown Wed 20-Feb-13 17:03:10

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

I thought it looked interesting, the children were very excited at the idea of chocolate in an egg box.

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

They tried the milky mousse. They liked the taste, especially DS who said he could easily eat 100. DD found the middle a little sweet but both really enjoyed the chocolate. The texture and size were good.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

Both bit the top off and then ate the inside with a spoon, then the shell. They found it really fun.

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

I think they found it more of a special treat. This is due to the presentation - the box and the spoons.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

I would recommend it as something a bit different. It felt like a special treat. I might give them as Easter presents or take them if I was visiting someone with children...although my mum loves Cadbury's chocolate so I might give a box to her as a little present too.

janji Wed 20-Feb-13 22:19:45

Both my dd and ds and their friends lived these, especially the presentation in a 'proper egg box?' Biting off the lid and then scooping out the mousse inside was great fun for them and made the product stand out more than other eggs. They even insisted on keeping the spoons to use for other desserts! Each egg was very rich but that made them feel even more of a great. Prices tend to vary in the shops near us and they do work out expensive when retailers are selling them for £3.99 per box. But, my children loved them and their uniqueness so will definitely be buying again.

grumpalumpa Sun 24-Feb-13 21:51:01

When we first received the eggs the children and I thought that they looked exciting. My daughter wanted to keep the box and made something sparkly and sticky with it. I am not sure what flavour we tried but they had a cream coloured flavour inside. My daughter loved them but she does have a very sweet tooth whereas my son didn't like them at all - far too sickly and to much. They both bit the tops off and used the spoons for the insides as well as a few finger scoops.
I would buy these eggs as a special treat as found them a bit to big for kids to have a treat and too sickly, too much inside and not enough shell if that makes any sense. Mixed feelings in our house but then my two children always disagree with each other!!

MerryMingeWhingesAgain Mon 25-Feb-13 12:24:52

Unofficial testing here. Milk chocolate flavour. I paid 1.50 for the box of four - just looked them up and seen the RRP is 3.99? shock
I would probably pay up to £2 but no more.

DS tried his. He was very excited about the spoon and he said the filling was chocolately and yummy, and it was 'much more funner' to have a spoon to eat it with (he's 4). He is quite keen on sweets and chocolate generally.

Packaging is cute - too much wrapping but mainly recyclable and will be played with I think.

The spoons - No spoons or 4 spoons - fine.
2 spoons for 4 eggs is INSANE and a recipe for disaster/fighting/sharing slobber with unhygienic small beasts.

gazzalw Mon 25-Feb-13 13:49:22

Wow where did you get them for £1.50 MerryMinge...? I paid £4.00 in Sainsbury's!!!! I totally agree that £2.00 should be RRP.

MerryMingeWhingesAgain Mon 25-Feb-13 14:03:43

It was a tesco petrol station smile Last Thursday. There was no 'offer' sign, they were just 1.50 and that seemed reasonable so I thought we'd give them a try.

gazzalw Mon 25-Feb-13 14:53:41

Thanks - not that we go to petrol stations often as no car! My fleecing in search of these eggs bears out my long-held belief that Sainsbury's is very expensive!

MrsKeithRichards Mon 25-Feb-13 17:58:11

What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

Loved the packaging, instantly felt more special

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

Big hit taste wise, a lot of yum yum! Nephew was here and he was very impressed too.

How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it? Spoons were an issue, issue I did without but more than 2 kids and there'd be fights

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

Most definitely

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

Yes as an Easter treat that's a bit more interactive than eggs

Sorry I'm an official tester late to the game

Littlemousewithcloggson Tue 26-Feb-13 21:12:29

Saw these in Morrisons and bought for £2 which is the most I would pay for these.
Packaging was great and fun and stopped the eggs breaking. However only ended up as recycling so a brief novelty really.
Ended up with 2 different flavours but still can't work out how to tell from the packaging which flavour is which so think that needs to be clearer.
2 spoons for 4 eggs is ridiculous as we bought these for the whole family to enjoy and standard teaspoons are too big.
My kids 3 and 4 loved these. They bit off the top and ate the middle with the spoon before devouring the chocolate. However they did get very messy as the eggs would not fit into an egg cup and the heat of them holding them melted them quickly.
They keep asking for them again and I will buy as a treat but only if £2 or under.
I myself enjoyed but thought the middle was too sweet and sickly. Personally prefer a normal chocolate bar!

Lent1l Tue 26-Feb-13 23:06:14

Not read all feedback but am I the only person to remember that Milka had exactly this product several years ago? 4 eggs in a box with spoons, 2 of which had a light mousse centre and 2 a dark one.

Can't comment on what my dad thinks as she's too young to try.

gazzalw Wed 27-Feb-13 08:01:38

No, Lent1l, I don't remember them but they might have been more scrummy from an adult's point of view wink

Belo Wed 27-Feb-13 11:27:06

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

We liked the packaging - same as a real egg box

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

We tried the milk chocolate. We liked the light mousse flavour. As you ate it with a spoon, it felt more like a dessert. Didn't feel bloated afterwards.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

With a spoon - but, that caused problems. We took a box around to a friends house to have with their children. 4 children, 4 eggs, 2 spoons. Queue argument!

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

Yes, because of the spoons. But see above...

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

Yes, because of the lightness and the fact it felt like a treat

elizaco Thu 28-Feb-13 09:42:32

Although not one of your official testers, me and my family have tried this product. It was on offer at half-price in Booths supermarket when I bought it, so was £2. I thought this was an OK amount to pay - no way would I have paid the full price of almost £4. We enjoyed the product. Both the chocolate and the mousse filling were tasty and a good texture. We liked the quirky packaging/spoons and thought it was a great Easter treat, but not something I'd buy regularly.

Blu Fri 01-Mar-13 11:31:16

HELP!
Please, which shops still have these?
My Mum bought some for Easter for DS and I have accidentally eaten 2 of the eggs.
Now I can't find them in stock anywhere.
Anyone seen any?
S London sightings especially helpful.
Or mail order.

Jessje Tue 05-Mar-13 13:49:00

Just found ours last night by the front door.. Thank you Mr Postman!

- What were your and your DC's first impressions of Cadbury Egg n Spoon?

Very excited, couldn't wait to test!

- Which flavour did your children try? What did they think of the taste/texture/size etc?

We had the chocolate flavor. We had it as dessert last night. The children really enjoyed it and asked if we had more to test..:-)) Think for adults it might be a bit too sweet.

- How did your DC eat the egg? Did they find it fun to eat or not? Was there anything they particularly liked or disliked about it?

They both ate with the spoon. They liked it, much better than a boiled egg!
But we did wonder why four eggs and only two spoons? Because if you bring it as a treat to a picnic some people will have to eat with hands?

- Would you say your child found the Egg n Spoon more of a special treat compared to other chocolate they eat or not? If so why is this? If not, why not?

Because of the package, included spoons and the chocolate mousse inside the chocolate egg it makes definitely a more special treat.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Cadbury Egg n Spoon to a friend? If so why? If not why not?

Yes, it is a fun and special treat for children.

whitest4r Tue 05-Mar-13 14:07:02

My DD loved them and wrote her own review (as she ate all four of them!):

I really enjoy the packaging; it really shows of the Cadburys effect.

The spoons are nice but maybe you could have 4 spoons because there are 4 eggs.
Now, the eggs……. They were so good I personally ate them all!

The chocolate brand ‘Cadburys’ has fantastic chocolate so the eggs must be good…..

A perfect blend of Cadburys chocolate with the creamy centre, lovely (I wish they were in stores)!

Surprisingly (not) the eggs went rather quickly, so maybe in the future there could be 6 eggs , or even 8!

It is something I can not live without, plus I would NEVER give it up for lent because I like them so much!

Fillybuster Tue 05-Mar-13 14:52:23

I was We were a bit sad not to be picked for this trial, so I went out egg-hunting in order to conduct our own test session at home anyway.

All 3 dcs enjoyed their eggs, but we also had a problem with the 2:4 spoon:egg ratio. Please please please could you get Cadbury to change this, as the arguments were nearly severe enough to put me off buying the product again...?

Obviously I had to have the 4th egg, in the interests of quality control and for the avoidance of leftover chocolate hmm

Dcs reckon the eggs were "great" "really yummy" and "can we have them again please?" I thought mine was a bit sweet, but accept I'm probably not the target market.

I would definitely buy these again as a holiday treat smile

AlexMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Mar-13 14:38:26

Hello everyone, thank you for taking part and for all your feedback. I'm pleased to announce that the winner of the product test is Rhumba who gets a £250 John Lewis voucher. Congratulations!

Also congratulations to GoingGoingGoth who wins as an unofficial tester and gets a £100 John Lewis voucher!

Well done to you both.

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