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# 99706 26-Mar-2012 01:28
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Hi There!

Have the recipe for these changed in relatively recent times? They don't seem as amazing as I recall them being?

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  # 599988 26-Mar-2012 05:26
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This topic blew up a year or 3 ago. Short answer, yes.

Longer answer from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadbury_Creme_Egg


Manufacture in New Zealand
Creme Eggs were manufactured in New Zealand at the Cadbury factory in Dunedin from 1983 to 2009. Recently Cadbury in New Zealand and Australia has gone through a restructuring process which has seen production of most Cadbury products previously produced in New Zealand now produced at Cadbury factories in Australia. The Dunedin plant has had a $69 Million upgrade to become a specialist factory, specialising in boxed products such as Cadbury Roses. The result of the changes means that Creme Eggs are no longer manufactured in New Zealand or Australia but instead imported from the United Kingdom. The change has also seen the range of Creme Eggs available for sale decreased.[2] The size also dropped from 40g to 39g in this time. The response from New Zealanders has not been positive. Complaints have included the filling not being as runny as the New Zealand version.[10] The result has also seen various Facebook groups started in protest to the changes.[11]

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  # 600031 26-Mar-2012 09:08
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Much more "fondanty" than the old ones.. had one recently was definitly underawed.




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  # 600043 26-Mar-2012 09:18
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How unfortunate. Creme Eggs were one of the staples at Easter in my household. I think it's the actual chocolate I noticed. I don't know if I could properly describe it, but it's "off".

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  # 600044 26-Mar-2012 09:19
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i thought i just got a bung one from wendys with my baconator combo. filling was not runny at all



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  # 600052 26-Mar-2012 09:27
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Yah I have had a couple where the middle wasn't runny, perhaps they boiled the egg too long.

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  # 600071 26-Mar-2012 09:53
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The 'off' taste of the chocolate will be the same as when they moved the Dairy Milk blocks production to be Australia only - I always chose the packs that were made in NZ, but now there's no choice

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  # 600078 26-Mar-2012 10:02
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jonb: The 'off' taste of the chocolate will be the same as when they moved the Dairy Milk blocks production to be Australia only - I always chose the packs that were made in NZ, but now there's no choice


There is still a choice - Whittakers. 

 
 
 
 




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  # 600080 26-Mar-2012 10:04
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Whittakers don't do "creme eggs" and yes Whittakers have nicer chocolate now.

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  # 600129 26-Mar-2012 11:39
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networkn: Whittakers don't do "creme eggs" and yes Whittakers have nicer chocolate now.

+1

We gave up even buying Creme eggs following the change, they just aren't the same any more.

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  # 600794 27-Mar-2012 15:51
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mrdrifter:
networkn: Whittakers don't do "creme eggs" and yes Whittakers have nicer chocolate now.

+1

We gave up even buying Creme eggs following the change, they just aren't the same any more.


This. The "yolk" is rubbish nowadays

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  # 600823 27-Mar-2012 16:24
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networkn: Whittakers don't do "creme eggs" and yes Whittakers have nicer chocolate now.


Maybe they should Tongue Out

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  # 600827 27-Mar-2012 16:28
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networkn: Whittakers don't do "creme eggs" and yes Whittakers have nicer chocolate now.

I usually wait till after easter to buy creme eggs when they suddenly drop to about 1/2 price, however it is my wife that eats them.
We haven't bought Cadbury chocolate (slabs) since they decided to put palm oil in it, instead have stuck with Whittakers (esp the high % cocoa varieties). I'd love to see a graph of NZ Cadbury chocolate sales. Might make a nice example for a marketing text book.

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  # 600883 27-Mar-2012 18:29
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rphenix:
networkn: Whittakers don't do "creme eggs" and yes Whittakers have nicer chocolate now.


Maybe they should Tongue Out



I twittered them to ask, we'll see what they reckon...  

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  # 600927 27-Mar-2012 19:24
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BlueShift:
rphenix:
networkn: Whittakers don't do "creme eggs" and yes Whittakers have nicer chocolate now.


Maybe they should Tongue Out



I twittered them to ask, we'll see what they reckon...  


It would be great if they did. You can add me to the list of people who used to love creme eggs, but has stopped buying them. 

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  # 600953 27-Mar-2012 20:15
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IMHO Whittakers have always had nicer chocolate than Cadbury. I think the creme eggs have gotten smaller as well...and having just read the link posted by scottjpalmer those thoughts seem well founded.

It's likely Whittakers can't manufacture such an item due to marketing rights (including the shape/concept, not just the name), which would explain why they haven't done so despite the overwhelming popularity of them.

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