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Cadbury Creme Egg Controversy


#1 kevzik   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2883 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2007 - 08:20 AM

If anyone watches Conan, they know whats going on here, but if not, read!

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"They're Not Getting Smaller, You've Just Grown Up!" Controversy

On the April 5th, 2007 episode of Late Night with Conan O' Brien, guest star B. J. Novak of NBC's The Office fame, was being interviewed. When Conan began to talk about the upcoming Easter holiday, B.J. stated how much of an avid fan he was of the Cadbury Cream Egg. He mentioned that since the cream egg is a seasonal candy, that he stocks up on Cadbury Cream Eggs right after Easter, since they go on sale and they would be scarce soon after. However, he said that when buying a few cream eggs so far this year, he claimed that they seemed to be a bit smaller. B.J. stated that his friend immediately jumped in and said, "They're not getting smaller, you've just grown up!" He told Conan that since he was such a big fan, he should know if something is a miss. B.J. claims to have gone to the official website of the Cadbury Cream Eggs and found the statement of, "They're Not Getting Smaller, You've Just Grown Up!" (Note: This wording can be found at the bottom of the Cadbury Cream Egg Fact Sheet page, http://www.cadburysc...et_cremeegg.htm)

His curiosity lead him to search his household for an older version of the cream egg from a previous year. Since he stored them in his freezer and pantry to eat over the year after the Easter season of each passing year, he figured he would have one left over. After stating this ides, B.J. Novak pulled from his pocket the 2007 Cadbury Cream Egg, then right after, brandished a cream egg from two years prior, he claims. Regardless, the 2007 egg was drastically smaller in a size comparison from the previous season's size. He outrightly stated he was not holding the mini-cadbury cream egg version with not even the wrapping having such wording. Conan and Novak seemed to want to get to the bottom of it, that is until Conan's producer stated that they sponsor his show. It will most likely get some response. However, until further notice, Novak has outrightly proven to the nation that Cadbury is creating smaller Cream Eggs this season.



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#2 Kapwanil   You: Harm / Us: Nuke CAGiversary!   1852 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2007 - 08:42 AM

On one hand I noticed the same thing yesterday when I was eating two of them, since they felt and looked drastically smaller than they had in the past few years. I just shrugged it off by me being stressed out from work but...well, there you go.

I bet if any statement comes out it won't be anything major, probably something about offering the same exact quality as always but it just ended up being smaller this season for whatever reason. Perhaps so you can fit more in Easter baskets? Maybe to get more health-conscious people to indulge in one since it has a few less calories since there's less of it. Who knows?

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 09:43 AM

I bet if any statement comes out it won't be anything major, probably something about offering the same exact quality as always but it just ended up being smaller this season for whatever reason.



"We at the the Cadbury (aka Hershey chocolate) company. Have had to reduce the size of the egg this year. Due to a lower then normal crop of chocolate which was destroyed be typhoons."

At least thats what I'm guessing. nowadays companies make the product smaller instead of raising prices. You can thank Kellogg's for starting the trend btw.

#4 M-10  

Posted 05 April 2007 - 10:19 AM

"We at the the Cadbury (aka Hershey chocolate) company. Have had to reduce the size of the egg this year. Due to a lower then normal crop of chocolate which was destroyed be typhoons."



Haha.

#5 shieryda   Opus Eponymous CAGiversary!   9251 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2007 - 01:07 PM

I love the Creme Egg. I'm going after work to get some (and the Hershey's Peanut Butter egg). My 2 favorites every Easter season. Fuck those Peeps.

Some worthy historical facts about the Egg:

http://www.cadbury.c...172D7173ADA.htm

#6 lokizz   Go $$$$ Yourself CAGiversary!   10104 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2007 - 01:28 PM

damn those thing are awesome. especially those caramel ones. thats one of the few things i miss about not eating sugar aside from receses cups.

#7 Snake2715   Gotta Have Your Toys... CAGiversary!   8551 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2007 - 01:35 PM

Everything has gotten smaller to keep the price the same...

Little Debbies, Cereal Boxes, Fast food, etc.
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 01:53 PM

It must be Bush's fault.
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#9 camoor   Jams on foot fires CAGiversary!   15222 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2007 - 01:54 PM

Everything has gotten smaller to keep the price the same...

Little Debbies, Cereal Boxes, Fast food, etc.


Not everything. Pants keep getting bigger.

#10 camoor   Jams on foot fires CAGiversary!   15222 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2007 - 01:58 PM

It must be Bush's fault.


Give me a few minutes - I was just trying to figure out how to spin this to blame him... ;)

#11 pimpinc333   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11381 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2007 - 02:16 PM

Not everything. Pants keep getting bigger.


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#12 munch   la tĂȘte de CAG CAGiversary!   19476 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2007 - 02:54 PM

The worst offender is Dubble Bubble (or Bubble Dubble I forget). Them shits are way smaller than what I had as a kid. There's hardly any gum to chew.

#13 kevzik   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2883 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:55 PM

Sure, they may have a reasonble excuse or explanation...BUT THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO LIE ABOUT IT!

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#14 nharmon91   Yummy CAGiversary!   1040 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:58 PM

Saw the interview, thought it was quite funny.
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 07:05 PM

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 08:18 PM

Damn corporate down-sizing, when Krang and I resurface the Technodrome there'll be hell to pay.
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#17 terribledeli   Zombiologist CAGiversary!   3099 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 08:20 PM

I have a solution.

Since my wife hates them, I usually buy one for me and one for her. When I give them to her, she just says "Why did you buy me another? I hate these things. Here, you eat it"

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#18 Zenithian Legend   Banned Banned   13122 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 09:04 PM

I have a solution.

Since my wife hates them, I usually buy one for me and one for her. When I give them to her, she just says "Why did you buy me another? I hate these things. Here, you eat it"

Wam. Double portion.


I like where your head is at, but I fail to see how this helps me...
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#19 Danro   Player 1 CAGiversary!   1476 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2007 - 09:14 PM

I thought the conspiracy was they weren't really laid by bunnies??

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#20 Negative   Leave my wallet alone CAGiversary!   1339 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2007 - 09:30 PM

lol, you're complaining about the size? Wait till you find out where the cream filling comes from.

#21 Kayden   Banned Banned   17673 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2007 - 11:33 PM

I like where your head is at, but I fail to see how this helps me...


He wants you to buy candy for his wife?

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#22 Zing   Witty Remark Here CAGiversary!   1779 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2007 - 06:01 PM

These things are absolutely disgusting.

#23 munch   la tĂȘte de CAG CAGiversary!   19476 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2007 - 06:06 PM

These things are absolutely disgusting.


Wrong! They are creamy and delicious.

#24 shieryda   Opus Eponymous CAGiversary!   9251 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2007 - 07:30 PM

These things are absolutely disgusting.


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#25 shieryda   Opus Eponymous CAGiversary!   9251 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 April 2007 - 02:40 PM

I bought a ton of half-price eggs today at Jewell Osco. They also had a 12-pack of mini-Creme eggs. Pretty neat, but I bought the original version (even though they are smaller than before).

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 03:13 PM

"We at the the Cadbury (aka Hershey chocolate) company. Have had to reduce the size of the egg this year. Due to a lower then normal crop of chocolate which was destroyed be typhoons."

At least thats what I'm guessing. nowadays companies make the product smaller instead of raising prices. You can thank Kellogg's for starting the trend btw.


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#27 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 April 2007 - 03:23 PM

Since hearing about this, somewhere I read that the official answer is that we are now getting UK-sized eggs, which apparently have always been this smaller size. I have no idea if that is accurate or not, as I do not live in the UK.

As for the eggs themselves, I used to love them, but I noticed that there was always this gross clear liquid in all of them, and after a while, I couldn't eat them anymore.

Oddly, I used to think that there was too much filling. If these smaller ones had a higher chocolate-to-filling ratio, I'd actually like it. Or even if they were smaller in the interest of saving on packaging materials, but had the same amount of stuff in them (since the ones I used to eat had a lot of dead space inside them).

I do think it's shitty that a company would change their stuff after a while. Sweettarts did a similar thing and changed the flavor of the pink/green candies, and now I don't buy them anymore (were my favorite candy). Twinkies taste different now too - like shit, I mean.

Oh well. Caramellos taste nearly identical to Cadbury eggs, so I can always eat one of those.


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Posted 09 April 2007 - 03:46 PM

Thanks for reminding me...gotta see if there are any left at walgreen's

#29 M-10  

Posted 09 April 2007 - 03:51 PM

Oh well. Caramellos taste nearly identical to Cadbury eggs, so I can always eat one of those.


Huh? I think youre thinking of the Cadbury Caramel eggs they came out with a few years ago. The creme eggs taste nothing like Caramellos=-|

I think anyone who doesnt like the creme eggs is obviously a commie bastard and more likely then not, a spy. If you know anyone who dislikes creme eggs you should do the right thing and report them to your local authorities. You will be doing us all a favor.

#30 shieryda   Opus Eponymous CAGiversary!   9251 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 April 2007 - 07:49 PM

I'm eating an egg now. It's like a creamy, chocolately piece of heaven in my mouth.:drool: :bouncy: