March 15th: Cadbury Dairy Milk with Caramel Egg

Kcal 190 Fat 9.8g Fat(sat) 5.7g Carbs 23.3g

The Easter Extravaganza 2008 continues and today I indulged in Chocolate Missions current leader the Cadburys Dairy Milk with Caramel ... this time though in egg form.

The Caramel egg is exactly the same build as yesterdays Creme egg but obviously with the Creme Fondant centre replaced with a massive (and I mean massive) helping of Cadburys Caramel. The outer shell was equally as thick as the Creme egg and it looked exactly the same in appearance and size.

Again I let this egg chill for a good few hours in the fridge before I indulged; this made sure the caramel was lovely and firm when it came to eating and avoided any sticky mess that would probably occur if the centre was less viscous.

Upon opening the egg I got that same delightful sweet caramel smell that I got when opening the bar form...I cant tell you how much I was looking forward to this. I ate this egg in a similar method to how I ate yesterdays creme egg. I removed top of the egg and then ate away some of the centre - leaving a thin coating round the the rest of the chocolate before eating away at the shell. Taste wise no surprise this was simply amazing. The caramel was thick, gooey and ever so sweet - of course the chocolate was delightful as ever and its chilled nature gave it that extra cracking sensation which complimented the soft smooth caramel so well. Both of the flavours combined meant it was a truly indulgent experience that left me with a big smile on my face :D truly delicious.

Overall I can safely say this is going to be one of the better Easter products on the market - it was divine in both it's flavours and textures. The only thing that I was left pondering after eating it though was whether it benefited from being in the egg format - personally I think not. When eating the bar the sheer beauty of it was the proportion of chocolate and caramel were so brilliantly proportioned each bite that you got the correct amount of each time. This isn't quite the case here as the caramel is obviously just placed in the centre meaning that its nearly impossible to eat it at the same rate as the chocolate shell. Another slight issue with the egg format in comparison to the bar is that you obviously get less - 38g vs 50g!! booooo! I would rate this egg slightly less than the Creme egg for the sole reason that I believe the Creme egg filling flavour works better in this format (egg). Still if your a caramel lover you can go little wrong with this splendid helping from Cadburys. Bravo again Cadbury!

8.6 out of 10