Having popped into Tesco post Christmas, but before New Years, I noticed that they were setting up a shelf with Easter stock! :-o It is a bit early, but I guess that’s just how the seasons work in shops and it is the next ‘event’. Obviously I had a nosey round the shelf and saw the usual suspects like regular Cadbury Creme Eggs and Chocolate Lambs, but there in the middle of the shelf sat this new product on offer as well. It is part of the Creme Egg branding, and consists of fried egg shaped chocolate splats all filled with a little bit of the white fondant, like you would find inside a regular Creme Egg. As I bit them in half I spotted that they had no yolk, (I’m not even yolking) just the white fondant. I realise it would have taken some impressive engineering to get that yellow yolk in the miniature Splat, but it still would have been really very cool!
The chocolate around each Splat is the usual Cadbury’s flavour, and is milky and sweet. It is fairly thick, and does take up a good proportion of each chocolate. The flavour worked well with the gooey fondant, but I would have preferred a little more filling in each one. The combination of tastes works though, and I can imagine that these will make a great sharing bag throughout the Easter season. I like the novelty of the shape, and any tie-in with Creme Eggs is a bonus, but it is still a tad early for Easter goodies! Having said that, I bought two bags, and I’d be lying if I tried to claim the other one would even make it to the New Year!