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AIBU to wonder what the actual fuck they have done to creme eggs?

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M0reGinPlease Wed 27-Mar-19 21:50:13

I mean, first world problems and all that, but why have they ruined creme eggs? Just had one and the chocolate was rank (DH said this was a big thing a few years ago that Cadbury changed the chocolate to make it cheaper and it doesn't taste like dairy milk any more but this clearly passed me by) and the filling was... kinda chewy. I mean, is nothing sacred? Fucking Brexit fucking up our creme eggs.

12thofnever Wed 27-Mar-19 21:52:59

Never experienced a chewy filling... Maybe it was a bit old

Somerford Wed 27-Mar-19 21:53:19

We have this exact same thread every two or three days on here. Palm oil, artificial sweeteners. It isn't a new development

Xmasbaby11 Wed 27-Mar-19 21:54:49

I know, they are rubbish these days. I had one today against my better judgement .. so disappinting!

nutsfornutella Wed 27-Mar-19 21:59:48

It's not because of Brexit - it's because a US company (Kraft Foods?) owns Cadbury's.

nutsfornutella Wed 27-Mar-19 22:00:09

... and they use palm oil.

WrongKindOfFace Wed 27-Mar-19 22:02:18

Yep, they’re now horrible. I used to eat about thirty million and now just don’t bother to even eat one.

BillywigSting Wed 27-Mar-19 22:04:44

Yep they are really gross now.

Probably for the best for my waistline mind you. I don't have the metabolism for 20+ crème eggs over Easter

SosigDog Wed 27-Mar-19 22:05:31

They’re horrible. I don’t touch them any more. DM has bought some for DS for Easter and they’ll be going in the bin when she’s not looking.

LaurieMarlow Wed 27-Mar-19 22:06:06

They’ve cost engineered the shit out of it. They’re ruined and there’s no point in buying them any more.

Pumperthepumper Wed 27-Mar-19 22:09:38

They’re horrible now, greasy chocolate and horrible grainy, claggy insides 🤮

M0reGinPlease Wed 27-Mar-19 22:10:32

@nutsfornutella thanks, I am aware that of the many disastrous results of Brexit, the formulation of creme eggs is not actually one of them.

ScruffGin Wed 27-Mar-19 22:10:52

I used to love them as well, but haven't bothered in a couple of years, they're rank now!

M0reGinPlease Wed 27-Mar-19 22:11:21

They’re horrible now, greasy chocolate and horrible grainy, claggy insides

Yes! 'Claggy' is the perfect way to describe them.

Sonicknuckles Wed 27-Mar-19 22:14:30

Oh dear. Am I the only one who still eats them?

Alarae Wed 27-Mar-19 22:14:39

Basically when they were bought out they changed the recipe. I believe they don't use milk anymore, but milk powder, which is why it doesn't taste creamy anymore.

My OH works for Mondelez that owns Cadbury. He said the company culture has gone downhill like the chocolate.

WhiskersPete Wed 27-Mar-19 22:14:43

All Cadbury chocolate is rank now. Waxy, sickly and full of palm oil.

DropZoneOne Wed 27-Mar-19 22:16:48

The chocolate changed a few years back and Kraft claimed they'd never been labelled as dairy milk just generic Cadbury chocolate. Always tasted like dairy milk though. I used to eat loads of them, haven't bothered for about 3 years, and haven't had any Cadbury chocolate at all this year because it's all horrid.

Wrybread Wed 27-Mar-19 22:19:07

I have it from a Cadbury source that the recipe is back to the one from 5 years ago.

SileneOliveira Wed 27-Mar-19 22:22:10

Nothing to do with Brexit. It's all about the palm oil. I was very excited to win a big tub of Roses in a raffle last week, they were so disgustingly chewy, waxy and downright horrid that the kids got them.

Luckily the shops are full of Lindt chocolate bunnies, which are palm-oil free.

lillymunster Wed 27-Mar-19 22:26:45

I won't eat them any more and I used to love them. I don't like Dairy Milk any more and it used to be my favourite. I wish companies wouldn't change recipes like this. I thought it was a result of Cadbury having been bought by a US company who changed the kind of milk they put in the chocolate.

anniehm Wed 27-Mar-19 22:26:46

The chocolate now tastes like Hershey's, it's revolting

MoaningMinniee Wed 27-Mar-19 22:27:09

There are lots of things that have gone wrong recently and some of them are to do with Brexit, but Cadbury's Chocolate being disgusting really isn't one of them. An American corporation is the culprit for this particular bit of destruction of our heritage and has been for some years now.

Jamie Cadbury, great grandson of the original, and now nothing to do with the company as it got sold while he was still at school, does wonderful chocolate on line or via Waitrose under the tag Love Cocoa. Very expensive though.

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Meanwhile Lidl own brand is rather yummy and palm oil free. And much cheaper. Just saying...

AspergersMum Wed 27-Mar-19 22:30:28

The chocolate is so hard, a real tooth-breaker. No thank you.

M0reGinPlease Wed 27-Mar-19 22:31:22

I know it's not really to do with bloody Brexit!!!!

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