REVIEW: Cadbury Creme Egg Cookies

Before we get to our review of these limited edition Cadbury Creme Egg cookies, I request the help of our readers.

Regardless of whether or not you celebrate Easter, you’re well-aware that the Cadbury Creme Egg appears in the months leading up to spring since the beginning of forever. I can remember this commercial like it was yesterday – my chunky self seated Indian-style 6 inches from the television screen and shoving Cadbury Creme Eggs into my face.

Cadbury Creme Eggs are made with a milk chocolate shell and a white/yellow fondant filling to mimic the unfertilized reproductive cycles we know as eggs. Let us all collectively overlook the fact that rabbits don’t lay eggs – the Cadbury Creme Egg is what Easter is all about.

But something has long bothered me and I need help from all of you reading this (Mom and Dad). Didn’t the the filling inside a Cadbury Creme Egg used to be much more runny like an actual egg yolk?

Today’s Cadbury Creme Egg seems to have a much thicker, pasty filling than I remember. I can’t find any information regarding a changes to the formula (outside of the unrelated #CremeEggGate that affected the UK Creme Eggs a couple years ago). I’ve lost many nights of sleep over this, so please… let me know if I’m crazy in the comments below.

Cadbury Creme Egg Cookies

Cadbury Creme Egg Cookies

Cadbury Creme Egg Cookies are somewhat of a fantasy product – traditional Cadbury Creme Eggs combined with the timeless cookie. The package describes them as cookies with a white and yellow fondant filling covered in milk chocolate. The formula is simple – it’s a Cadbury Creme Egg repurposed with a cookie layer in the middle.

The package also says if I find a white cookie, I will win $1,000.

Cadbury Creme Egg Cookies

I did not win the $1,000.

I first sampled some of the chocolate/cookie combo without the filling. The milk chocolate is no cause for excitement. It’s not rich or even all that sweet. The cookie layer is a little softer than I expected too; it almost felt a little stale. The cookie’s taste is eerily similar to a Chips Ahoy! cookie, which came as a total surprise.

Cadbury Creme Egg Cookies

The fondant filling to Cadbury Creme Egg Cookies tastes just as you’d expect – like the inside of a Cadbury Creme Egg. The texture is a lot softer and runnier, similar to what I THINK the creme used to be in Cadbury Creme Eggs.  The filling adds the sweetness that the outside lacked plus an ungodly amount more. I know we all love to endure this excessively sweet filling once a year to celebrate the holiday and the nostalgia of it all, but the two components just didn’t click together to create something magical as I had hoped. It really just tasted like a stale Chips Ahoy! Cookie covered in blah chocolate with a really sweet filling.

Cadbury Creme Egg Cookies aren’t the fantasy we all wanted them to be. They’re a fun novelty and I wouldn’t be upset if the Easter Bunny left me a pack in my Easter basket, but I would be kinda pissed if he left multiple.

Rabbits’ Ability to Lay Eggs Rating: 0 out of 10
Cadbury’s Ability To Lay Eggs With This Product Rating: 6.5 out of 10
Overall Rating: 5.5 out of 10

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