Cadbury Creme Eggs make an annual appearance at Easter, inspiring many people to get into the holiday atmosphere when they see the confection on supermarket shelves.
The egg consists of a milk chocolate exterior encasing a delicious, gooey center.
But have you ever wondered what makes up the Creme Egg goo?
One individual who contemplated the query took to Twitter to inquire: “What’s inside a Creme Egg?” Why is the whipped topping orange and white?
Others were astonished to discover that the gooey filling is actually fondant, which is made from confectioners’ sugar and a touch of food coloring.
One Twitter user responded
According to Cadbury, the iconic center of the Egg is comprised of sugar, milk, glucose syrup, cocoa butter, invert sugar syrup, dried whey, vegetable lipids, and dried egg white.
One person wrote, “Life will never be the same once you realize that the substance inside a Cadbury Creme Egg is frosting sugar.”
However, while this Twitter user was dismayed by the response, others did not appear perturbed.
One user stated, “I would consume quantities of the Cadbury Creme Egg filling if I could.”
If I knew how to prepare the filling for Cadbury Creme Eggs, I would consume it by the bowlful.
A third wrote, “Who else finds the gelatinous interior of a Cadbury Creme Egg to be both utterly repulsive and inexplicably delicious?”
Only British citizens ingest two-thirds of the total number of Creme Eggs produced annually.
Cadbury asserts that more than 500 million Creme Eggs are produced throughout the year, not just during Easter, or an average of 1,369,000 per day.
However, they are not one of your five-a-day. Each egg contains 26.5g of sugar, 6.1g of fat, and 3.7g of saturated fat per 40g serving.
This week, Subway announced the release of a limited-edition Creme Egg sub consisting of two smashed and melted Creme Eggs on their substantial Italian bread.
On Good Friday, April 7, they will distribute the delicacy for free at four locations: Tottenham Court Road in central London, Central Shopping Centre in Liverpool, Llansamlet Service Station in Swansea, and Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow.