Shell Game?

In advance of Easter, to cut costs, Cadbury has changed the chocolate it uses in its Creme Eggs, and there are now five eggs per box instead of six, prompting outrage. Andrew Baker investigates:

“The truth is that separating the contents of a Creme Egg from the shell is a tricky and messy business – part of the appeal of the things being the difficulty in eating them. But when the chocolate is consumed without the goo, it still tastes overwhelmingly sweet, with subsidiary flavours (and the texture) of vegetable fat and barely a hint of dairy. Is the lack of Dairy Milk a terrible loss? You would be hard-pressed to miss the flavour.”