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NOW CLOSED Win a trip to Cadbury World and other choccy treats: can you find the hidden word in our Talk Topic Easter Egg (n Spoon) Hunt?

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Mar-13 12:07:41

To celebrate the launch of Cadbury's new kids' Easter treat, Egg n Spoon, we have a fun filled Easter Egg (n Spoon) Hunt for you to take part in...

We've hidden seven eggs around the site for you to find and the clues are posted below to help you find them.

Each egg is hidden on a specific (and different) MN Talk board (if you're not familiar with them all - and there are LOTS of them - you may want to click on the Topics A-Z link here). And the first letter of the name of that board is the letter you're after. So, if the clue leads you to the Weaning Talkboard, the letter you need is W.

Collect all 7 letters, unscramble them and you'll end up with a word. All you then have to do is submit the word on the competition form here to be in with a chance of winning a family trip to Cadbury World or one of twenty Cadbury Easter treats.

Oh, and you're welcome to help each other out with the clues but, if you guess the final word, please don't post it here. That would spoil the fun, eh?

Here are the clues:

Day 1: Hmmmm, Betty or Evie? How to choose...

Day 2: Where you chat about Tom's ready meals, and what Brine and Jenny Darling have been up to?

Day 3: The place to go when you have POAS and had a positive experience

Day 4: Slightly trickier one today: we're looking for the first letter of a likely acronym-only reply to any thread on our most famously straight-talking talk topic

Day 5: The place to find recommendations if your holiday plans are Old-Blighty-based

Day 6: Good tips for trips that'll have you back home by bedtime?

Day 7: Where to go for a cuppa, a biscuit and a _

Here's the link to the competition form again:

Thanks and good luck,


NB Due to tech ishoos we've had to move the position of all the eggs on the talk pages. They are all still there, if you can't see them look lower grin

NormaStanleyFletcher Mon 04-Mar-13 15:28:38

Katie that is hilarious.

Blatherskite Mon 04-Mar-13 15:57:19

Sounds like fun

whattodoo Mon 04-Mar-13 16:01:25

Ooh, what fun!

I never go on that board, but have just wasted spent 15 mins perusing a subject I never knew I had an opinion on!

loubielou31 Mon 04-Mar-13 16:11:57

It's an egg hunt for us, yay.

gazzalw Mon 04-Mar-13 16:12:50


loubielou31 Mon 04-Mar-13 16:14:25

It's an egg hunt for us, yay.
Am I looking for the Cadbury's egg and spoon at the top of the list of threads in that topic (in which case I found it) or is it more subtle?

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Mar-13 16:16:42

loubielou31 yes that's the egg you're looking for. We didn't want to make it too hard wink

Cheddars Mon 04-Mar-13 16:17:44

So is the 1st letter the 1st letter of the topic name? Or do we need to hunt through the topic threads themselves? easily confused blush

Cheddars Mon 04-Mar-13 16:21:28

Ah yes, I've got it now. Game on! grin

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Mar-13 16:26:12


So is the 1st letter the 1st letter of the topic name? Or do we need to hunt through the topic threads themselves? easily confused blush

1st letter of the topic name, Cheddars

AnAirOfHope Mon 04-Mar-13 16:39:22

Game on grin

Ooh I love it!

Chulita Mon 04-Mar-13 17:16:59

I just know I'll forget to check here again, looks like I fired up mn at the right time!

nenevomito Mon 04-Mar-13 17:32:27

Marking Place

Tee2072 Mon 04-Mar-13 17:34:20

Of course, some of us can't get to Cadbury World...but we'll take the chocolate!

Game on indeed...

There's no egg and spoon on the app. Do I need to turn on the "big computer"?

TaggieCampbellBlack Mon 04-Mar-13 18:17:14

Are there daily clues?

ok, we will enter too! first letter stuck on the fridge already!

Oh FUN, Marking my place so I don´t forget!

500internalerror Mon 04-Mar-13 18:40:31

I'm definitely going to forget to keep up with this.....<marks place anyway>

HugAndRoll Mon 04-Mar-13 18:41:18

Marking place for tomorrow's clue.

Jbck Mon 04-Mar-13 18:43:27

OK day one done and marked!

HobKnob Mon 04-Mar-13 19:08:34

Ooo ooo!! tres egg-citing (har har)

mychildrenarebarmy Mon 04-Mar-13 19:22:03

Marking place.

Marking place

giraffesCantDateDucks Mon 04-Mar-13 20:04:21

I nearly bought some today but the vanilla stuff looked there one with choc inside?

I love these

PenguinBear Mon 04-Mar-13 20:23:33

I don't think it works on the app!?

everydayaschoolday Mon 04-Mar-13 20:41:10

I'm in!

giraffes - yes, there's a chocolate mousse one. It's a bit sickly, but still nice.

I've got day 1 cracked. And all the other smashing yolks possible.

MerryCouthyMows Mon 04-Mar-13 20:45:18

Can you see the egg & spoon on the App? Because I'm pretty sure I know the answer, but I see nothing...

Rosa Mon 04-Mar-13 21:16:15

Merry I am with you....but can't access the big computer ...or maybe I am being thick...

I've only tried the vanilla one and they are yummy!

Definitely give the game a go smile

ohforfoxsake Mon 04-Mar-13 22:26:17

So do we have to trawl through the posts on this thread to find the clue or will it be obvious? Only this thread might get busy over 7 days and I'm lazy.

JengaBlock Mon 04-Mar-13 22:30:02

I can see the egg, but no letter?

JengaBlock Mon 04-Mar-13 22:30:49

Oh wait, I am being dim. It is the first letter of the board name. Duh!

TheFutureMrsB Tue 05-Mar-13 00:34:11

Ahhh I get it now!

INeverSaidThat Tue 05-Mar-13 01:22:04

Come on, I am waiting,

Where's the next clue?'s Tuesday already grin

We need the new clue, come on HQ smile

EduCated Tue 05-Mar-13 07:43:21

Ooh, marking me place.

EduCated Tue 05-Mar-13 07:43:41

Oh and I can see the egg on the mobile site.

I'm in too. I'll probably forget by day 3 though. grin

MTBMummy Tue 05-Mar-13 08:38:11

Is it sad that I'm quite eggcited by the prospect of this?

Isitme1 Tue 05-Mar-13 09:25:58

Marking place smile

Cheddars Tue 05-Mar-13 09:59:12

Stop marking places please. I might miss the next clue. [bossy face]

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 05-Mar-13 10:06:51

Hi all, unfortunately the eggs aren't visible on the app but you can see them on the mobile site.

Clues will be added at different times each day, they'll be added to the OP and we'll comment to let you know when the next one is up.

Good luck grin

mrs2cats Tue 05-Mar-13 10:21:59

But we're all excited and keen! grin

Caitycat Tue 05-Mar-13 11:18:29

Marking place, give me the chocolate (for my baby of course...)

Pascha Tue 05-Mar-13 11:28:26

I like this game smile Makes us look in places we would never normally venture.

SirBoobAlot Tue 05-Mar-13 11:29:59

How utterly ridiculous.


bigbadbarry Tue 05-Mar-13 15:03:06

Come on, clue 2! <over excited>

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 05-Mar-13 17:04:11

The second clue has been added in the OP, up there ^^^^ grin

Thank you, 2 found (I had to open the mobile site for that one!)

Blatherskite Tue 05-Mar-13 17:11:28

I didn't even know there was such a topic!!

BeCool Tue 05-Mar-13 17:15:35

I had to google Brine & jenny smile

BTW those Cadbury spoonyeggs are blimmin lovely (as opposed to spooney fuckers)!

2 down grin

DS guessed the word last night, on the basis of one letter. He is still on track with two!

Becool I did too blush

TaggieCampbellBlack Tue 05-Mar-13 17:47:29

Me too grin

Still, a frisson of excitement to find the egg.

500internalerror Tue 05-Mar-13 18:17:03

Yep, ha d guessed today... Unless they've been very clever & created a big red herring?!

Got it! I had to google too.

Pascha Tue 05-Mar-13 18:40:12

I don't get clue 2 at all hmm Even googling the references are too obscure for me.

Rosa Tue 05-Mar-13 19:43:10

I hope that the end answer is not going to be a really obvious one .

loubielou31 Tue 05-Mar-13 19:43:33

Pascha Google "Brine and Jenny Darling" You should get it then.
Tom's ready meals makes sense now.

I think I've guessed the word too and I'm also still on track with tonight's letter.

Cherrybright Tue 05-Mar-13 22:06:17

Thankyou loubielou!! I was so confused before i read your hint smile

Pascha Tue 05-Mar-13 22:26:00

smile you learn something new every day., Thanks loubielou.

iMe Tue 05-Mar-13 22:49:21

This has me craving chocolate now... So much for my healthy eating plangrin

mistlethrush Wed 06-Mar-13 04:46:39

I've worked out the letters from the topics - but I go to the topics and I can't seen anything - have I disabled something so that its not showing? (I'm on the computer, so not viewing via mobile)

mrs2cats Wed 06-Mar-13 08:47:20

mistlethrush, I'm on a computer too and I see the egg and spoon and the Cadbury logo once I've clicked on to the relevant topic and I view all the conversations. It's at the top of the page on the right hand side next to the Advanced Search box.

mistlethrush Wed 06-Mar-13 09:25:22

Mrs2cats, thanks for that... I'm not sure where I was thinking it was going to turn up, but it wasn't there blush

Ah christ

Can I see the egg on the Mobile site as I'm computer less today?

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Mar-13 10:26:12

mummywithnosleep you can see the eggs on the mobile site, just not on the app.

Thanks Katie that's a relife

Isitme1 Wed 06-Mar-13 12:55:16

Still dont get the 2nd 1. sad

iMe Wed 06-Mar-13 13:11:30

Where is day 3's clue? <clueless> blush

Chulita Wed 06-Mar-13 13:16:37

Where's the 3rd one? <bangs spoon on tabletop>

AngelWreakinHavoc Wed 06-Mar-13 13:22:27

how exciting!

Chulita Wed 06-Mar-13 13:26:20

<worries the 3rd one might pop up after her bedtime>

mrs2cats Wed 06-Mar-13 14:05:07

Isitme1 it's a tricky one. I just did what was suggested further up and used google to search for 'Brine and Jenny Darling'. You then get a clue to which forum it belongs. Just have to search for the forum then!

This is certainly sending us all round the mumsnet forums (or is it fora?)!grin

learnermummy Wed 06-Mar-13 15:06:16

Yes, I had to google it too! But could only see the egg on the mobile site.

CheeryCherry Wed 06-Mar-13 16:26:28

I must be thick as I haven't guessed the word yet! smile

BadBuddha Wed 06-Mar-13 17:18:44

Still no third clue? Or am I missing something obvious?

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Mar-13 17:26:23

BadBuddha the third clue will be up this evening so keep an eye on this thread smile

iMe Wed 06-Mar-13 19:35:31

<drums fingers impatiently>

BadBuddha Wed 06-Mar-13 19:37:03

Ok, thanks Katie <attempts to rein in impatience>

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Mar-13 20:03:11

Today's clue is in the OP, good luck! grin

steppemum Wed 06-Mar-13 20:26:50

umm - I can't find it. Thought clue was fairly obvious (day 3) but can't find an egg under anything related.

Am I missing the egg????

steppemum Wed 06-Mar-13 20:30:29

Oh I've found it! (I had missed one of the topics!)

Cheddars Wed 06-Mar-13 21:35:07

I'm confused. confused I think I must've got clue 1 wrong. sad

Got 3 now, mobile site was so slow last night I looked this morning instead.

Pascha Thu 07-Mar-13 09:11:17

I've got all three, no idea about the word yet though. What's confusing youCheddars? The names in the clue could be any really, boy or girl. Think about what board you would look on to talk about them.

FairyJen Thu 07-Mar-13 10:10:22

< drums fingers for today's clue > [need to get a life emoticon]

FairyJen Thu 07-Mar-13 10:13:24

mnhq I thought I had guessed word however quick search of the topics shows that there is one letter that none of the topics start with. Now I could be wrong about the answer... Or there could be a slight problem in a few days...grin

Cheddars Thu 07-Mar-13 10:44:13

Ooh I know where I went wrong- the egg stays on the topics for the week! I thought I had a repeated topic.

Now I just need to solve day 3.......wink

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Mar-13 11:33:16


mnhq I thought I had guessed word however quick search of the topics shows that there is one letter that none of the topics start with. Now I could be wrong about the answer... Or there could be a slight problem in a few days...grin

You'll just have to wait and see wink

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Mar-13 11:42:29


Ooh I know where I went wrong- the egg stays on the topics for the week! I thought I had a repeated topic.

Now I just need to solve day 3.......wink

Yes, the eggs stay in the topics, so folks who join the comp late can catch up.

Each clue/egg is about a different topic, though. No repetition.

FairyJen Thu 07-Mar-13 11:42:49

Oo cryptic! smile

your all panicking like mad now ain't ya

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Mar-13 12:04:06

Put your thinking caps on, today's clue is in the OP smile

FairyJen Thu 07-Mar-13 12:06:31

Pmsl MNHQ! Well done tho! grin

But that can't be right, today's clue has a different letter to the word I thought it was, are you sure you don't want to check again HQ?? grin

FairyJen Thu 07-Mar-13 12:09:21

kate I right in thinking you don't want topic title letter for this one do you but your response to topic iyswim???

jennywren123 Thu 07-Mar-13 12:12:32

I had to read it about 4 times, but I think I have it now!!!

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Mar-13 12:16:41

Spot on FairyJen grin

FairyJen Thu 07-Mar-13 12:23:30

<< awards self gold star >>

I was wondering how you were going to do that letter (having guessed the word on the second daygrin)

Oh!!!! I see [stupid] ok, as you were HQ, my guess is back on track grin

Completely confused about the word.

Can't think of a 5 letter word beginning with those 4 letters confused....or are we looking for an anagram of the letters we find

Off to find a dictionary...

Re reads op.

Slaps self on forehead

Ignore me.

Feel free to delete my posts so I don't look like a fool confuse others. ..

Blatherskite Thu 07-Mar-13 12:57:08

It'll be a 7 letter word Edwina

EduCated Thu 07-Mar-13 13:16:16

Wait, if there's more than one word in the forum name, are we to include both initials?

Cheddars Thu 07-Mar-13 13:43:33

No, just the first letter of the first word Educated.

I think I've guessed the word and if I'm right you should be ashamed of yourselves. grin

SirBoobAlot Thu 07-Mar-13 14:11:52

I can't work out day two... It must be the lack of chocolate in my life...

Tee2072 Thu 07-Mar-13 16:32:43

I can't work out day 2 either, but I don't think I'm going to need it.

thats a good clue today!
the word is soooo obvious.

steppemum Thu 07-Mar-13 17:03:23

day 2 - google Brine and Jenny Darling

Tee2072 Thu 07-Mar-13 17:22:57

Yeah, I found Day 2.

Still don't think I'm going to need it...

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 08-Mar-13 11:00:52

Clue 5 is now in the OP smile

Blatherskite Fri 08-Mar-13 11:12:42

confused <sob>

FairyJen Fri 08-Mar-13 11:45:52

That one was too easy! grin

Tee2072 Fri 08-Mar-13 12:46:19

Waaay too easy! grin

What's the matter, Blather?

Pascha Fri 08-Mar-13 12:49:20

I got that one, and the word now too.

Blatherskite Fri 08-Mar-13 13:34:52

I've found them all, I just can't see what word it's supposed to make and am now convinced I've got them all wrong!

MTBMummy Fri 08-Mar-13 14:49:50

I'm with Blather on this - I've got all the letters - but buggered if I know what the word is

2 more letters yet..

iMe Fri 08-Mar-13 15:51:14

yay smile

TaggieCampbellBlack Fri 08-Mar-13 17:23:00

I've missed the last 2 letters.

I think i can guess. Am i right?

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 08-Mar-13 17:29:06

Hi all, just letting you know that due to tech ishoos we've had to move the position of all the eggs on the talk pages. They are all still there, if you can't see them look lower grin

OliviaCMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 09-Mar-13 15:19:46

The sixth clue is now in the OP smile

Could someone please tell me why even though I guessed the word days ago must try harder next time HQ, I guessed the topic from the clue and got the letter, I STILL have to go to the topic and see the egg for myself confusedhmmblush

me too, everything grin

and me
we are v.sad
or v.happy grin

I have 6 letters, but I can't think of a word I'll be able to make with any other letter. confused

I don't think you'll find the word in a dictionary....could be wrong tho...

Tee2072 Sat 09-Mar-13 19:13:08

Because you want to make sure you're right. I do the same thing everything!!!

I am also waiting until tomorrow to enter even though I know the word!

We'll all be screwed if they create and throw in a board beginning with z tomorrow...

grin thanks ladies, I feel much more normal now I know it's not just me! I'm also not entering until the last letter is put up wink

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 10-Mar-13 18:06:27

The final clue is now in the OP. Once you know the word we're looking, for submit your answer here. Good luck thanks

Blatherskite Sun 10-Mar-13 18:14:43

I have all the letters but I have absolutely no clue what the word is. I even resorted to an anagram solver but it can't be a real word sad

Blatherskite Sun 10-Mar-13 18:16:06

Aha! Got it. I cannot believe I missed that!

Well I did it again, got the answer from the clue but still went to the topic to check grin DH says I just like to be proved right even when I know I am smile

All entered!

Entered, but this has made me feel really thick. I needed all the letters and another read of the competition page before it just clicked. Maybe it's because it's not a proper scrabble word. hmm

Rosa Sun 10-Mar-13 18:38:51

Quick q .. Are overseas entries allowed? There are no rules and regs posted ... It does say at the bottom Mumsnet makes sure laws and regs are respected. If not permitted ( grump) ignore my answer that is if I got it correct !

I've entered

It's been fun can we have Another treasure hunt please!!!


FairyJen Sun 10-Mar-13 20:07:07


EduCated Sun 10-Mar-13 20:47:50

Well I clearly went wrong, cos I've got 10 letters blush grin

But it's ok, I've worked it out wink

whattodoo Sun 10-Mar-13 21:42:51

I still can't get it?

whattodoo Sun 10-Mar-13 21:48:33

D'oh! I've got it now.

Cherrybright Sun 10-Mar-13 22:20:06

I thought I had it but one of the letters isn't what I thought it would be, I feel thick right now!

iMe Sun 10-Mar-13 22:52:03

Entered <hopeful of some chocolate for me the DCs>

I've entered too, was fun smile

gazzalw Mon 11-Mar-13 09:46:12

I am nothing if not quick off the mark and made a wild guess based on one letter :-). Time will tell if I'm right (or not). Do I get extra comp entries for being a chancer grin!???

BeCool Mon 11-Mar-13 11:21:50

<penny drops> grin

moonbells Mon 11-Mar-13 11:42:19

OK where have the eggs gone? I was away this weekend and want to get the last couple of letters!

moonbells Mon 11-Mar-13 11:45:15

OK ignore me, just read the very last line on the OP blush

gazzalw Mon 11-Mar-13 11:57:03

How long's this one running for, Katie? Hoping that this might be one case where the early bird (or should I say bunny in this case?) catches the worm!!! [Easter Egg emoticon!]

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Mar-13 12:35:58

Rosa unfortunately the competition is UK only. MN competition T&Cs can be found here

gazzalw the competition will be open for a while longer, we need to give everyone else a chance to catch up grin

No we don't want to wait for others to catch up...reduces our odds of winning grin

gazzalw Mon 11-Mar-13 13:33:02

Exactly EdwiniasRevenge - hence my extremely precipitous entry to the comp based on one letter wink. Now I will have to sit tapping my foot for days/weeks eating lots of chocolate

ShepherdsSpy Tue 12-Mar-13 21:07:29

I have guessed an answer based on knowing some answers and finding NO EGGS! However, I hope I am right!

blackeyedsusan Tue 12-Mar-13 23:17:46

oh dear. I spend too much time on mumsnet...

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Wed 13-Mar-13 07:05:23

ok. I have clearly done this wrong because I don't have a word! Yet I found all the eggs. [baffled]

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Wed 13-Mar-13 07:11:11

<wails> but it doesn't make a wooooooord !!

Don't forget the AIBU is the answer Y/N not A. Does that help?

Surely it is yabu or yanbu...

Blatherskite Wed 13-Mar-13 09:35:10

It's not a word you'd find in a dictionary Hec.

I found an anagram maker helped....

Suppose it is smile

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Wed 13-Mar-13 10:45:14

I've got all the letters, seen all the eggs.
Its just the collection of letters is meaningless to me!

ICBINEG Wed 13-Mar-13 12:23:36

woot just found this! Thanks for the 15 mins distraction from work MN...reliable as ever grin

ICBINEG Wed 13-Mar-13 12:25:26

Although it could have been a bit more cryptic....not up to the standard of the listener crossword at all... <thank god>

ChaoticisasChaoticdoes Wed 13-Mar-13 15:25:17

This will explain why I keep seeing eggs everywhere.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Wed 13-Mar-13 15:25:59


I am a dozy bloody wazzock.

I'm sitting there, looking at these random letters thinking what the hell. That's not a word. I even looked at the acronyms list to see if it meant anything.

Then I reread the OP.

You have to rearrange the bloody letters.

Oh. My. God.

If I had half a brain, I'd really be something.

ChaoticisasChaoticdoes Wed 13-Mar-13 15:44:32

grin Hecsy

I managed to get the word with 6 out of the 7 letters, cos I couldn't get number 2. I also managed to get the wrong letter for number 4 originally but realised what I'd done when rereading clue 4. What that says about my brain I have no idea.

Blatherskite Wed 13-Mar-13 16:01:55

Didn't you get my PM Hec?

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Wed 13-Mar-13 21:55:58

I did, thanks Blathers, I've replied. x

MissRee Fri 15-Mar-13 13:08:01

Noooooooooooooo I entered the wrong word and now I know the right word it won't let me add it again sad How can I enter with the right word, MNHQ????

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 15-Mar-13 14:28:12

MissRee PM me with the answer you think it is and I'll update your entry.

Emilythornesbff Sat 16-Mar-13 12:19:45

What is POAS?

Emilythornesbff Sat 16-Mar-13 12:57:33


Mouseface Sat 16-Mar-13 19:02:33

grin at Emily - I had to figure that out too!

Doubletroublemummy2 Sun 17-Mar-13 00:02:55

I'm having a bit of trouble avoiding getting sidetracked by the threads

Glitterfairys Mon 18-Mar-13 14:32:29

I've just spent ages trying to work out the answer . Feel pretty stupid now grin

iMe Tue 26-Mar-13 20:00:43

And the winner is.......................??? Not fair keeping us in suspense for so long! smile

justtired Tue 26-Mar-13 20:23:11

I agree iMe, dont keep us in suspense MNHQ smile

gazzalw Wed 27-Mar-13 06:45:45

I think the prizes have been drawn as I've won some chocolategrin...for once being quick off the mark worked!

Tigerbomb Fri 29-Mar-13 20:38:12

I also won the gorilla and a big chocolate egg . In fact Im scoffing some of it now grin

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