Outrage as Cadbury's owner changes Creme Egg recipe
Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate is no longer used for Creme Eggs' shell
For many Brits, Easter wouldn't be the same without guzzling a few Cadbury’s Creme Eggs - often to the point of feeling just a little bit queasy.
Fans of the sickly-sweet fondant-filled snack may be shocked to learn, however, that the company's US owner has quietly changed the recipe.
Kraft Foods has stopped using Cadbury’s Dairy Milk for the shell, and instead is using a “standard cocoa mix chocolate,” according to [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
A spokesman for Kraft told the paper: "It's no longer Dairy Milk. It's similar, but not exactly Dairy Milk. We tested the new one with consumers. It was found to be the best one for the Creme Egg, which is why we've used it this year.
"The Creme Egg has never been called the Cadbury's Dairy Milk Creme Egg. We have never played on the fact that Dairy Milk chocolate was used.”
It is not proving a good year for fans of the chocolate treat: many people have already voiced anger that the old multi-packs of six have been replaced with boxes of five, despite the fact that many retailers have kept the price the same.
In October Cadbury caused controversy when it announced it would no longer be making chocolate coins, a favourite Christmas treat in many households.
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