January 15th: Cadbury Creme Egg Biscuits

Kcal 80 Fat 3.6g Fat(sats) 1.9g Carbs 10.4g (per biscuit)

Just when you thought the Creme Egg brand could be extended no further the guys at Cadbury UK have defied the odds again and found yet another confectionery home for the Easter time favourite. It wasn't that many years ago that Cadbury Creme Eggs were special chocolate treats you could only get for a few months a year around Easter time. Now in 2014 we have Creme Egg ice creams, desserts, chocolate bars .... and now Cadbury Creme Egg Biscuits. Indeed the latest addition to the Cadbury Biscuits line-up are these delightful little fellas and they should be with you all in-store as you read this review - See HERE.

We were sent a few packs of these just after Christmas and have been trialling them out during our tea-breaks ever since. The packs we were sent included 6 biscuits weighing in at 106.0g. Judging by the press releases these carry the same RRP as the other Dairy Milk, Crunchie, Caramel and Bournville 130.0g varieties so it appears Cadbury are somewhat pulling a fast one when it comes to value for money here! Luckily we weren't footing the bill here :-) so we pursued the ChocolateMission testing with little more of a thought to it.

Described on the pack as 'biscuits with a white and yellow fondant filling covered in Cadbury Milk chocolate' we were pleased to see the biscuits illustrated on the front were very much true to reality. The cool aesthetic appeal of the white egg white and yellow yolk was clearly evident when the biscuits were broken apart and as you can see from our photo the filling still carried the famous 'gooey' consistency. Presentation got the full thumbs up and we are pleased to say so the did the taste test. For sweet biscuit aficionados these are the real deal! These Creme Egg Biscuits were sweet as sin but they ultimately delivered both the desired Cadbury chocolate flavour hit and Creme Egg experiences. The outer chocolate was thick and had that highly identifiable creamy, thick smooth melt. The biscuit bases established flavours of butter, wheat and mild saltiness - a perfect pairing for the sugary fondant centres that were intelligently proportioned to the other elements.

Overall the continual diversification of the Creme Egg brand into other parts of the confectionery market may be getting a little wearing but when the products are as good as these biscuits we will hold off complaining for a little longer. The idea seems simplistic in construct but could have easily gone wrong had the the Creme Egg influence not been as well implemented as it has here. As talked about above the fondant centre maintained both aesthetic and flavour appeal looking impressive on the eye and in the resulting taste test. Whilst we may take a little issue with the pricing and portioning model vs the rest of the range if you are looking to fill the biscuit barrel this Easter year with something a little special we can assure you that you can't go far wrong with these.

8.3 out of 10