February 20th: Cadbury Creme Egg Splats

Kcal 200 Fat 9.2g Fat(sats) 5.7g Carbs 26.6g (per 1/4 bag)

We kicked off things last week with another new Cadbury product (Cadbury Bitsa Wispa), so I thought why break a habit of a lifetime :D Indeed today I give you my pearls of wisdom *ahem* on these new Cadbury Creme Egg Splats. These also just so happen to be the first Easter themed product to appear on the site this year. I think resisting the temptation to do otherwise until late February is a pretty good effort considering our supermarkets started stocking up as early as last Boxing day 2011!

As aforementioned these Cadbury Creme Egg Splats are new for 2012 and they come described as 'milk chocolates with a soft fondant centre'. Before you go asking yourself are these just squashed Cadbury Mini Creme Eggs I can indeed confirm they are exactly that. The packaging and presentation of the chocolates is highly consitent with most other Cadbury Creme Egg products you will find. The iconic red, blue and yellow colour scheme is prevalent once again, and the Cadbury milk chocolate scents that emanate from the packaging are as familiar and delightful as freshly cut grass in the spring.

At this time it would be all to easy to start ranting about 'what the actual point' of these is what with the existence of the normal Creme Egg, Mini Creme Eggs and Cadbury Twisted bar. Frankly I wouldn't like to be on the opposing end of that question as I would have hard time making a case to justify the effort required to get these to the point of being manufactured. Quite simply they do nothing more or less than the Cadbury Mini Creme Eggs do. The chocolate and fondant proportions are slightly more skewed to the chocolate but not so much so that I think there is a discrepancy of great note. The chocolate was still deliciously creamy with it's milky sweetness, and the fondant centers had the same vanilla noted charm. The pouch format opens up greater possibilities of shared consumption and less fiddly foil unwrapping, but personally I think that's half of the fun of Cadbury Creme Eggs. I've got no great issue with these Splats but for me I will stick to consuming my Creme Eggs in their traditional format.

8.6 out of 10