There are quite a few Cadbury biscuits out, with the range expanding well since I first tried them in 2010. It has been a little while since a new product was added though and what better way to start the new year than to combine the traditional Creme Egg with this biscuit format.
As I’d heard these biscuits would be getting an early release in 2014 I did have my eye out for them. Regular Creme Eggs invariably appear on the 1st January, so I thought these might too and put myself on full alert. We’ve searched everywhere for them, my mum even checked Waitrose for me, but it was all to no avail.
Over the weekend I had a browse in Poundland, for bargains more than Foodstuff Finds, but sitting on the shelf were the mythical Cadbury Creme Egg Biscuits. Fab! The last place I expected to see them first was Poundland. Yes the shop is famed for its value, but isn’t usually the best place for new products, even if it does get its fair share of import goodies.
Inside the box were six chocolate coated biscuits spaced into stacks of two in their plastic tray. I broke one in half and could immediately see the layer of Creme Egg fondant, with both its white and yolk looking pretty on top of the biscuit base. I thought that was quite clever, as I wasn’t sure how it was going to work.
I gave these biccies a munch and was impressed to find that the Creme Egg fondant did make its presence known in flavour too, not just visually. There was a nice chocolate taste from the thick coating, the biscuit was chocolatey too and had a nice baked flavour, but the sweetness from the fondant kicked in and gave these an extra burst of indulgence. It is sort of like a thick sugary syrup I guess, but it was specifically the Cadbury taste that worked so well. I like the oozing layer of fondant egg, and felt that it gave the biscuits a nice texture. Crunchy but gooey. My only disappointment with them was that they were fairly small and there was only six in the packet. It's such a shame - I’m going to have to go back to Poundland next weekend and stock up! ;-)