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to think cadburys are really taking the piss now (cream egg related)

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amispoilt Tue 13-Jan-15 08:49:06

So this year they won't come in a pack of 6 but instead 5! Wtf! And they say this is due to consumer demand...

youareallbonkers Tue 13-Jan-15 08:52:25

And are smaller...

highlighta Tue 13-Jan-15 08:52:48

That makes no sense at all! It has to be 6 eggs. Half a dozen. Where else do you go and buy 5 egg ffs!

It is more like you now get 5 eggs for the same price as last year 6 pack.....

highlighta Tue 13-Jan-15 08:54:08

And if they get any smaller you could shove it in whole, no need for biting the top off which is the best part wink

Don't mess with my crème eggs........... angry

CSIJanner Tue 13-Jan-15 08:54:31

Their multipack so chocolates like whispa's are down from 4 to 3. For the same price!

YANBU

mickeyfartpants Tue 13-Jan-15 08:54:32

Cadburys has tasted like turd since the take over. Be pleased you get to eat one less!

crazypenguin Tue 13-Jan-15 08:57:18

They have replaced the dairy milk she'll with a generic chocolate too. I have expressed my displeasure on their Facebook page. Twats.

Cooki3Monst3r Tue 13-Jan-15 09:03:50

They have replaced the dairy milk she'll with a generic chocolate too. I have expressed my displeasure on their Facebook page. Twats.

This.

Shocking behaviour. Bloody americans. (is that racist?)

AwakeCantSleep Tue 13-Jan-15 09:16:25

I think YABU because Cadburys chocolate has never tasted nice in the first place. Doesn't even come close to decent Swiss or Belgian chocolate. I honestly don't get the fuss about Cadburys. Their 'dark' chocolate (50% cocoa solids or so) is especially awful. Though the dairy variety is below average too. I'm a chocolate lover and won't be buying any of Cadburys products, hence don't care whether there are five or six in one pack.

Goingintohibernation Tue 13-Jan-15 09:20:24

I am a little bit gutted. I have been slowly eating my way through the remaining Christmas chocolates, while resisting the temptation to buy a creme egg, until its all gone, only to find out now they have changed the chocolate. I don't think I'll bother now!

grovel Tue 13-Jan-15 09:28:17

Kraft, not Cadburys, are to blame. Knobcheeses.

kelda Tue 13-Jan-15 09:28:22

I used to love Creme eggs. I bought a box of Heroes recently and was really disappointed in the quality, especially the creme twists. I suspect they had already changed the recipe, lowering the quality.

I will not bother buying any this year. I don't want to be disppointed.

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2015/jan/12/-sp-the-cadburys-creme-egg-scandal-how-to-stage-a-chocolate-revolution this is a rather good article. I don't get their comment:

"The Creme Egg has never been called the Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Creme Egg. We have never played on the fact Dairy Milk chocolate was used."

Do they really think the type of chocolate they use is not important?

alexpolistigers Tue 13-Jan-15 09:31:29

So, creme eggs are changing??

look what I found!!

BertieBotts Tue 13-Jan-15 09:36:55

It's probably because they want to promote the egg and spoon thing, which is nice, but not a patch on a creme egg. They own Milka in continental Europe too and they sell the egg and spoons here but not creme eggs, I reckon they're trying to reduce demand.

Eggs are sold in 10s rather than 12s here too, but still six rather than five. Five doesn't even make much sense as a packaging design? How are they fitting them in?

kelda Tue 13-Jan-15 09:39:55

I think the fact that they are selling five instead of six in a box is because they already know people won't want to eat so many of them.

Anyway I don't really care how many there are in a box, I won't be buying them.

26Point2Miles Tue 13-Jan-15 09:42:09

Good! This nation is fat and unhealthy enough

Buy a bag of carrot batons instead!

catsmother Tue 13-Jan-15 10:01:10

I'm not 'fat and unhealthy' thanks ! hmm grin

What I really really object to though, regardless of whether or not an individual product is considered 'healthy' or not is this perpetual fucking about with sizes/weights/recipe which is then 'excused' along the lines of customer 'demand' and/or as if somehow they (the manufacturer) are doing us a favour with the new variation of whatever it is - when we all KNOW it's about giving us less for the same money - be it literally less as in weight, or something of lesser quality (as with the crap new Cadbury recipe).

It actually feels quite contemptuous - as if 'we' (their customer base) are all thick and stupid and won't notice or care.

Sure, we can boycott said item but that's not really the point is it ?

kelda Tue 13-Jan-15 10:34:32

Yes this nation is fat and unhealthy enough, which is why when I eat a creme egg, it has to be worth it!

OurMiracle1106 Tue 13-Jan-15 10:42:31

Am I the only person who thinks when I want to eat junk n chocolate that'd what I want not some healthy smaller version disguised as junk! If I want a bar of chocolate or a creme egg let me have it. Everything in moderation. People have to take responsibility for their own diets

Grrrrrr. They are healthier. I didn't ask for healthier. I asked for an creme egg!!!

TrendStopper Tue 13-Jan-15 10:49:40

I agree. Who wants healthy chocolateconfused
When I eat chocolate it is as a treat and to me a treat should be unhealthy & that is why it is a treat. I eat healthily and sometimes I want a treat.

AwakeCantSleep Tue 13-Jan-15 10:54:12

I don't think they've made the changes to make creme eggs healthier? Looks like cost cutting to me. The cost of cocoa has shot up massively.

YANBU to want to see chocolate as a treat and not want it to be healthy. I would suggest you swap Cadburys for a delicious treat with higher quality ingredients which will give you more enjoyment and better value for the calories consumed.

LarrytheCucumber Tue 13-Jan-15 10:55:21

I heard a man on Radio 4 saying that they had replaced the chocolate with 20% cocoa solids (ordinary Cadbury's) with one that is only 14% cocoa solids. I am surprised they can even call it chocolate.

notnaice Tue 13-Jan-15 11:01:44

I tried to sign the petition above, but it got stuck. Will try again later.

morethanpotatoprints Tue 13-Jan-15 11:12:54

I've signed, how dare they mess with our great tradition.

OopsButItWasntMe Tue 13-Jan-15 11:25:50

I tried one of the new ones thinking "it can't be that bad". It is sad It just doesn't taste like anything. Is it just me or does Green and Blacks taste different as well?

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