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It's evident that our beloved readers share our penchant for improbable and unorthodox units of measurement, because we've had a load of emails pointing us in the direction of XKCD, where the Cadbury Creme Egg has officially become the measure of how much sugar there is in a fizzy drink. Good stuff, although the idea of …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How much is that in

    Double Deckers?

    1. M Gale

      Re: How much is that in

      Or Curly Wurlies?

    2. Mycho Silver badge

      Re: How much is that in

      1.204 double deckers assuming the statistic of 32.4 g of sugar per bar is still correct.

  2. Big O
    Pint

    Creggs

    Good old XKCD, I'll drink to that....... but beer, instead of creme eggs. Happy Friday!

    1. Blitterbug
      Unhappy

      Re: Creggs

      Funny strip, yes - but what's with the medieval measurements? a 12oz can of 'soda'? a 20oz bottle - what are these in English? And 'Cadbury's Egg'?? Puh-lease...

      1. Homer 1 Silver badge
        Boffin

        "In English"?

        Surely the --> British <-- Imperial System of weights and measures is more English than the Flemish De Thiende, the subsequent French law of 18 Germinal and ultimately the French Convention du Mètre upon which the metric system is based?

        1. Greg J Preece

          Re: "In English"?

          Perhaps he should have said, as I do, "what's that in proper money?"

          Seriously, sod Imperial. It's a stupid system of measurements, and almost totally irrelevant today.

        2. Blitterbug
          Happy

          Re: "In English"?

          @Homer

          I fess up - it was pure trollism. Medieval measurement systems in the 21st century get my blood boiling... I'm fed up with having constantly to mentally convert stuff back into 'proper', and of particular anguish to me are temperatures given in ancient Sumerian. They make my rage boils bleed.

          1. Spanners Silver badge
            Flame

            Re: "In English"?

            I am sick and tired of people 30+ years younger than me (52) saying that they are too old to know about proper measurements. The last time I knew my weight in pounds+stone was about the time I did my O levels. I know exactly how many KG I weigh (and I'm not telling).

            I know my height in feet and inches because a police officer told me it a couple of years back. Very impressive. She was half an inch off.

            People managed to change to temperatures in C from Fahrenheit a while back. Ask anyone in the pub for the temperature that water boils at and you will find very few that say 212. Why can't we get rid of the other antiquated rubbish as easily?

            1. PJI
              Thumb Down

              Re: "In English"?

              Except the Telegraph - still preferring Fahrenheit, a good Scandinavian concoction.

              I agree. Even I, uncomfortably near pension age, learnt metric or SSI units before going to secondary school and 'O' levels. I was shocked, when accompanying a late thirties or early forties English woman to a skiing shop in Davos to rent kit: when asked her height and weight, she could say it only in feet and inches and in stones: she claimed to be a "remedial maths teacher" in Birmingham.

              That, to me, explains a lot about English educational problems. To me, she should not have even known the Imperial measures, let alone used them. What is she teaching those poor children?

            2. Anonymous Coward
              Anonymous Coward

              Re: "In English"?

              To be honest, considering the English Language is a bastardisation of many different languages I find it the British thing to do is use numerous different units for things. Height and Personal Weight in Imperial, Cooking/Item Weight in Metric. Temperature In Celsius, except Ovens.. which I do not acknowledge any temperature unit, only Gas Mark. Distance and speed in Miles.

              Though I don't know why you really care, because frankly I'm happy for someone to use what they want as long as they are capable of converting between those units. I think you'll find many people in the UK refer to units in the way I do.

          2. P. Lee Silver badge
            Angel

            Re: "In English"?

            That's the problem with kids today - they only learn how to multiply up to their ten-times tables.

            I don't get the obsession with base10. When I was young I used to think that it was based on the number of fingers people had, but of course it isn't. Otherwise we'd use base 11 - a symbol for zero (no fingers) and then a symbol for each finger&thumb. It's a bit weird that we need two significant places to count all the bits on our hands.

            Its even more weird for the french of course, who count to 60 like any good Sumerian and then start adding bits on like roman numerals. They seem to be the least metric of all. They remember themselves when they get to one hundred but I think its too late by then.

            So why do we still have 6*60 degrees in a circle, 2x12x60 minutes in a day, 60 seconds in a minute, 7 days per week, around 30 days per month? Oh yes, that's right. It works! Inches and feet are actually quite good measurements because they are distances which are quite useful. If we can through in a bit of interesting history with it, so much better for education.

            Metric is just so devoid of any soul, any sense of history or culture. Centimetres are just too small to be terribly useful. Meters are a bit large (you usually have to use fractions of them), decimal places are just ugly approximations (I'll have a third of that pi please...) and miles are just great, whereas kilometers work best as "kliks" in war films and sci-fi which never becomes reality.

            Centigrade rather makes sense, seeing as "can I go outside an slide on the ice on the pavement" seems like a rather useful baseline.

            1. John Sturdy

              Re: "In English"?

              Agreed --- the imperial units were devised because they were useful units, whereas metric is based on an inaccurate attempt at measuring the world's circumference, attached to one of the less useful number bases (OK, ten's a bit better than eleven, but not nearly as useful as twelve, which divides up much more conveniently).

              I'm glad the French Revolutionaries failed in imposing a decimal calendar and decimal clock, although I can't help suspecting that someone in the European Commission has a long-term plan to re-introduce them, as they seem so keen on forcing powers-of-ten based measures throughout their vassal domains.

        3. Drewc Gold badge

          Let's not forget the Mars Bar index

          When I was a child I argued for more pocket money because the price of Mars Bars had gone up.

          I may have been onto something.

          1. TeeCee Gold badge

            Re: Let's not forget the Mars Bar index

            I hung around for a while with a bloke on the expat circuit who worked for Mars and I can spill the beans here.

            I asked about the "New Bigger Bar" that turns up occasionally. The way this works is that they gradually reduce the size of the Mars Bar over time and preserve the price. Then, when the thing gets too small, you get the "New Bigger Bar" and a stonking price hike.

            Clever, huh?

            Incidently, he confirmed something else. Back in the day, Mars Bars really were harder and more chewy than they are now. The old paper wrapping didn't preserve them as well as the modern plastic/foil one, so they had to be a harder mix of ingredients to provide decent shelf life without forming that white surface of sugar that you used to find on them if they'd been sitting around too long.

            I pointed out that I rather preferred the old, chewy bar to the modern soft thing. That piqued his interest and he went back to raise a "Mars Bar Classic" suggestion with his peers.......I live in hope.

      2. Alan 6

        @Blitterbug

        The US still use imperial measures, and even worse, their pint is 16 fluid ounces instead of the rest of the world's 20 fluid ounces, so a gallon of "gas" is 6.4 UK pints rather than 8 UK pints, which makes comparing the prices of fuel in the US & UK rather more complicated than most people realise

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: @Blitterbug

          No they do not. As you yourself point out, they do not use Imperial liquid measures. Americans also can not work out how to write dates properly, knowing neither common sense nor ISO nor easy sorting in a computer programme i.e. they seem to like mm/dd/yyyy, to the immense confusion of myself and all my many current and former colleagues in Europe (including UK), Australasia and Hong Kong. They do not even have the manners to adjust to their foreign markets and, for that matter, too many of their foreign customers have not got the balls to demand the yanks sort it out. Still, they speak a germanised English with hispanic undertones, so what should we expect?

          Glad to see that, at least in weights and measures, the British show themselves to be more up to date, practical and adaptable than the oh-so-modern-and-with-it USA types. Note that the Imperial measures, even down to the naming, often come from Roman (ancient Italian) and other such alien sources, for you "keep it English" types, hence abbreviations such as "lb" and "£" and, not so long ago, "d" (penny for the youngsters reading this).

          Anyway, Hershey making these eggs? Ugh. So USA versions are as inedible as the rest of that firm's products, no wonder they make them smaller.

          Now, on to getting rid of pints and having litres and half litres of beer, a man's size.

          1. Qu Dawei
            Happy

            Re: @Blitterbug

            Long ago I realised that most of the ordinary USA citizens won't give an inch on metric measurements.

    2. Vortigern
      Pint

      Re: Creggs

      Alcoholic Creme Egg Smoothy ... now there's an idea.

      ...now where's that big bottle of Irish Knights gone? (ASDA fake baileys FTW!)

      1. edge_e

        Alcoholic Creme Egg Smoothy

        I'm sure that existed though a quick search didn't find it.

        Does anyone else recall seeing it?

  3. Dotter
    Unhappy

    Hershey produce Cadbury's Creme Eggs in the US? Poor America.

    1. Steve Evans

      Yee Gods, please say they don't make the chocolate too.

      First Hershey chocolate I tasted was also the last, it was vile.

      1. Naughtyhorse

        from the dysk

        chocolate made from (a glass and a half of?) milk, sugar, suet, hooves, lips, miscellaneous squeezings, rat droppings, plaster, flies, tallow, bits of tree, hair, lint, spiders, and powdered cocoa husks (ingredients listed in order of quantity - or at least, what may well go in to making it, depending on what's in the vats at the time).

        which was supposed to be a dig at crappy english chocolate, but having eaten merkin chocolate i'd say it's a better description.

        According to the food standards of the great chocolate producing centres in Quirm and Borogravia, Ankh-Morpork chocolate is formally classed as "cheese" and only just escapes being labelled as "tile grout" on grounds of colour.

        makes me chuckle every time i have chocolate, which is sadly not as often as i'd like

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        @Steve Evans

        >First Hershey chocolate I tasted was also the last, it was vile.

        I don't think Hershey Highway is used without reason.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: @Steve Evans

          This is weird. If I had to guess the topic of the most vicious flaming I've ever seen on the register comments, I would thought it would Apple vs Android or or something about Linux or VI and Emacs. But chocolate? Go figure.

          1. jake Silver badge

            @AC 08:27 (was: Re: @Steve Evans)

            That's "flaming" in your mind? Seriously?

            I was trying to have a conversation ...

            ::wanders off, muttering about kids these days::

    2. jake Silver badge

      For the record ...

      ... Hershey makes Cadbury Creme Eggs for Cadbury's parent company, Kraft Foods. With that said, the outer shell of these things is not now, and never has been, chocolate.

      If it ain't at least 80% Cocoa, it ain't worth eating.

      1. John 137
        Flame

        Re: For the record ...

        God I hate chocolate snobs. Why don't you just go shovel some cocoa beans in your mouth, you pretentious fuck?

        1. jake Silver badge

          @John 137 (was: Re: For the record ...)

          Voicing a personal opinion on one of the food groups warrants an ad hominem attack in your mind? Nice. I'd rather have a conversation with a milk chocolate lover than someone like you.

          As a side note, I should have added mine was in reference to the Creme Eggs that are sold in the USofA. Other countries mileage may vary.

          1. JDX Gold badge

            Re: @John 137 (was: For the record ...)

            >>Voicing a personal opinion on one of the food groups warrants an ad hominem attack in your mind?

            No, you stated as fact "With that said, the outer shell of these things is not now, and never has been, chocolate." That marks you as ignorant as well as a snob.

            And please, I know you think it's cool to throw around the phrase "ad hominem" because, as a pretentious nitwit, you want to look clever, but please learn what it means rather than parrot stuff you read on the internet.

            Thanks.

            1. jake Silver badge

              @JDX (was: Re: @John 137 (was: For the record ...))

              Multiple names, John? For shame ...

              My comment stands. So-called "Milk Chocolate" is a confection which includes chocolate as an ingredient. It is no more chocolate than bread is wheat flour, or beer is sprouted barley, or wine is grape juice, or bacon is dead pig.

              I realize that they no longer teach Latin and logic at the highschool level. I suggest you rediscover the meaning of ad hominem. Your current concept of the phrase appears awry.

            2. Drewc Gold badge

              Re: @John 137 (was: For the record ...)

              Telling people to fuck off because they don't like what they say about chocolate - if that's not an ad hom, I'm a banana.

        2. Omgwtfbbqtime Silver badge
          Gimp

          Re: For the record ... @John 137

          Done that.

          Not quite as good as dark chocolate coated coffee beans.

          NOM!

          Personal view: chocolate needs to be between 70% and 84% cocoa solids, below and its bland and too sweet, above and its too dry and ashy.

        3. Drewc Gold badge

          Re: For the record ...

          For the record John 137 - that was fucking rude. Behave yourself.

      2. J.G.Harston Silver badge

        Re: For the record ...

        I think the milk content qualifies it as cheese.

      3. Homer 1 Silver badge
        FAIL

        Re: For the record ...

        That "80% cocoa" shit is gross.

        1. Naughtyhorse

          Re: For the record ...

          update your records!

          that 80% shit is CHOCOLATE

          just so happens you dont like chocolate

          thasall

      4. bazza Silver badge

        Re: For the record ...

        It's an acquired taste, but I really like the 100% stuff Hotel Chocolat do. It's a shock to the system at first bite, but the after taste is phenomenally good. Trouble is that once you've tasted that, every other chocolate seems weak and pointless by comparison.

        Weirdly, I can't stand coffee at all in any concentration. Nor Creme Eggs in any size...

      5. Marty
        Trollface

        Re: For the record ...

        anyone have an opinion on White chocolate?

        1. ChrisM

          Re: For the record ...

          White chocolate is evil incarnate, it should be wiped from the planet and it's recipe and concept expunged from the historical record.

          My wife disagrees however

          1. Naughtyhorse
            Coffee/keyboard

            Re: For the record ...

            new kbd now!

      6. Steve Evans

        Re: For the record ...

        80% Jeeez. Are you a girl?

        We had some chocolate samples in the office with varying levels of chocolate, and only the girls could eat above 75%, all us guys were happy to stick with the <40% "crap".

        1. jake Silver badge

          @Steve Evins (was: Re: For the record ... )

          I wish Ms. Bee were still here to smack you down, you sexist prat ;-)

          No, I'm not a "girl", I'm a male of the species. I enjoy 80%+ ... I like cocoa flavo(u)r, and I'm not fond of sugar (or hazelnuts, or other common parings, except berries and/or vanilla). It might help that I'm over 50 years old, and tastebuds change with time. I'm also fond of ultra-hoppy beer ... and broccoli.

          Note that I never called <40% "crap". Rather, I clearly said it wasn't Chocolate. As I later clarified, I view so-called "Milk Chocolate" as a confection.

          All the downvotes crack me up ... It's a crying shame that so many commentards can't read for comprehension. This could have been a good sub-thread.

          1. Steve Evans

            Re: @Steve Evins (was: For the record ... )

            I wish Ms Bee was still here too :'(

            It wasn't really sexist, it was based on experimental data. No more sexist than saying men are taller than women, and women buy more shoes ;-)

            We were all under 40, so maybe we need to larger sample. If someone would like to send us another big(ger) box....

            1. jake Silver badge

              Re: @Steve Evins (was: For the record ... )

              I know it wasn't sexist. Thus the ;-) ... I wonder how many down-votes I'll collect over this innocuous comment :-)

              1. Steve Evans

                @Jake, was (Re: @Steve Evins (was: For the record ... ))

                Say something against Apple, that usually works for me. IIRC I collected over 20 down votes on one post with this tactic.

    3. ArkhamNative
      Big Brother

      Deprived...

      I *knew* it! I purchased a US "Cadbury Creme Egg" and found eating it a much lesser experience than in the UK. Damn Hershey to Hell.

      Of course Kraft now owns Cadbury, which moved its factory to Poland, so... I don't know why anyone bothers calling them "Cadbury" any more.

    4. paulf Silver badge
      Pint

      Re: Hershey

      Just back from a West Coast stateside visit. The US had several types of creme eggs: chocolate cream, caramel, and traditional. They even had Mini Eggs (Rayley's, Incline Village, Nv).

      I took some UK ones over and in scientific taste tests we all agreed the Hershey's ones were pretty close to the ones sold in the UK.

      But, yes, the usual Hershey's stuff is horrible.

      Pint - we had plenty of beers in the mountains to accompany than chocolate eggs during our visit

  4. Miek

    "Good stuff, although the idea of drinking two dissolved Creme Eggs is indeed "pretty gross". "

    Sounds like someone hasn't tried Moo Moo's Cadbury's Cream Egg milkshake!

    http://www.moo-moos.co.uk/

  5. Suricou Raven

    The contents

    I may be able to shed some light on the contents. A friend and I are constructing a grapesploder: A high-voltage capacitor bank intended for the entertaining elimination of fruit. During an earlier test at two kilovolts, 300j we found it exploded a 100w light bulb with ease - and yet the UK creme egg did nothing. After much testing we determined that the filling is a near-perfect insulator, even at two kilovolts. It barely conducted a few miliamps. This very high resistance would indicate it has a minimal water content, quite possibly in order to improve shelf life. In short, whatever that goo is, it's not water-based.

    1. graeme leggett

      Re: The contents

      Some water but it's the high level of dissolved sugar (gluc & fruc from sucrose + invertase) that reduces the availability of the water in the filling to such an extent that it is inimicable for bacteria and mould.

      Chocolate shell is virtually water free - add a drop or two of water to some melted chocolate if you want to see why.

      Personally I have always found creme eggs sickenly sweet and consume about 1 every couple of years and then remember why I've avoided them for the last 24 months.

    2. Lews

      Re: The contents

      Actually it is water based, but as pure water will not conduct electricity (it is the ions in solution that provide the free electrons that conduct) and sugar dissolved in water produces no ions, sugar water in any concentration will not conduct unless there is a ion source also in the mix

      1. Suricou Raven

        Re: The contents

        At least they are low-salt then.

    3. Mike Richards Silver badge

      I salute you

      Passing high voltages and currents through random stuff in the pursuit of knowledge.

      Have you tried a doughnut?

      1. Andy Miller
        FAIL

        Resistance is useless !!!!

        One bored afternoon I tested my resistance with an insulation tester. It certainly woke me up.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: I salute you

        Have you tried a doughnut?

        Good idea, may I suggest Jake the 'chocolate snob'?

      3. Suricou Raven

        Re: I salute you

        We're doing more tests at the weekend. I'll suggest it.

    4. Steven Roper
      Thumb Up

      Re: The contents

      Video Please! :D

      1. Suricou Raven

        Re: The contents

        Video? Of course.

        http://birds-are-nice.me/explodium/

        We didn't keep the video of the egg, for nothing of interest happened.

        Next test is scheduled for the weekend. Same power level, but more durable equipment that won't burn out after one shot. I'll suggest donut.

  6. Andrew Oakley
    FAIL

    It's worrying (for values of "worry" that include mild peeves) that the usually mathematically-strict XKCD should mix Old English with Metric measures, and worse, not clarify, in an article about British confection, whether the Old English units are British Imperial or American Customary Units. XKCD, hand back your maths-nerd credentials at once!

    1. tirk
      Coat

      Being pedantic....

      (Which of course is the only way to be in such discussions!) the references to "12oz can" and "20oz bottle" are strictly correct, as they are the "standard" sizes. You wouldn't really prefer "354.882355 ml can" and "591.470591 ml bottle" surely??

      1. Steve Evans

        Re: Being more pedantic....

        Is that a 12Fluid oz US or 12Fluid oz UK?

        1. Spanners Silver badge
          Pint

          Surely you mean

          Is that a 12Fluid oz US or 12Fluid oz Earth?

      2. Piro
        Pint

        Re: Being pedantic....

        Actually, yes, pretty much.

        I always remember a pint as being 568ml off the top of my head.

      3. Richard Gadsden

        Re: Being pedantic....

        330ml can and 500ml bottle, being what you get in metric countries.

    2. Jeebus

      Shut up you sugartit.

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      XKCD proberbly realises that the UK has no role in modern sociaty and thus did the only thing one can do with the UK. Ignore it.

  7. jai

    suddenly struck by a desire to nip out and buy a couple of Creme Eggs

    I'm sorry to say, Lester, but you are obviously something of an amateur when it comes to cream egg eating.

    Some of us have been eating the 2012 batch of cream eggs since they appeared in shops, at the start of the year. And during the last 30 days or so my consumption has only increased. If there's less than 6 eggs in the fridge, then I need to go and stock up - you can never tell when you might need to accompany a cuppa tea with a cream egg, and it's a terrible thing to be caught short unexpectedly.

    Cream eggs are for life, not just for Easter.....

    1. Jediben
      Alert

      Re: suddenly struck by a desire to nip out and buy a couple of Creme Eggs

      I have myself just exceeded the average annual consumption during the 2 minutes I spent reading the article. Do I have a problem?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: suddenly struck by a desire to nip out and buy a couple of Creme Eggs

        Only if you now have none left.

    2. GumboKing
      Boffin

      Re: suddenly struck by a desire to nip out and buy a couple of Creme Eggs

      Amateur indeed.

      Costco sells the 48 pack box, which I think I purchased sometime in February. I had 3 Eggs left from the 2011 box, but the goo gets a little hard after about 9 months and they are not as enjoyable. Frighteningly, I am almost halfway through the 2012 box already.

      Egghead icon of course.

    3. Steven Roper
      Go

      Re: suddenly struck by a desire to nip out and buy a couple of Creme Eggs

      In other news, Cadbury has been forced to ramp up production of its Creme Egg line after a well-known nerd comic strip triggered a worldwide rush on the product. Xkcd.com, a comic strip noted for nerd humour, recently posted a strip describing Cadbury's Creme Eggs as a measure of sugar content in drinks. A Cadbury spokeswoman described the spike in Creme Egg sales as "highly profitable" and thanked xkcd for the free advertising. She said the strip's publication, and its further reproduction in other media, may have resulted in more than $US20 million in Creme Egg sales, and noted that Cadbury shares rose by nearly 3 percent as a result of the increased revenue.

      Coming up after the break: Doctors in the UK and USA are reported to be "extremely concerned" after an unexplained dramatic increase in the number of diabetics diagnosed in the last 48 hours. Stay tuned for these important messages...

  8. Haku
    Coat

    I still like Kinder Eggs

    but the crunchy center is always tough to finish...

    1. perlcat
      Devil

      Re: I still like Kinder Eggs

      They're good, but only with real kinder.

  9. Irongut

    I fancy a

    deep fried creme egg, mmmmmmmmmm...

    1. Bush_rat
      Devil

      Re: I fancy a

      deep fried creme egg in coke oil

  10. Tom Melly
    Thumb Up

    More useful info from XKCD

    Nice, but, if you're going to start referencing XKCD, can we have something more useful?

    http://xkcd.com/936/

  11. Whitter
    Trollface

    Lord Sugar however is measured in .... other units.

  12. koolholio
    Thumb Up

    I've had my fair share

    I ate my 3 the other day!... By lord did the sugar hit kick in...

    Although lets not over-exaggerate!

    1. Neil 32
      Coat

      Re: I've had my fair share

      ITYM "egg-sagerate"

      1. ArmanX
        Thumb Up

        Re: I've had my fair share

        "egg-saturate"

  13. Chad H.

    Err

    Just for those of us on the old scale... How much sugar is there in Wales?

  14. Bill Cumming
    Flame

    fondant-smondant!!

    I liked the old runny filling!!

    only got half way through one of the fondant ones before giving up!

    I like my eggs runny!!!!

    flame icon - well everyone loves a flaming egg!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Flame

      Re: fondant-smondant!!

      So it is true!

      This is the most worrying aspect of this whole thing, to me --- learning that the cream-egg centre is no longer runny.

      I haven't been back to UK for nearly three years: I now have one less reason for looking forward to being there.

  15. Richard Cartledge
    Stop

    I used to love cream eggs, but the modern rendition is an abomination.

    Do Kraft-bury still used solidified palm fat and 'flavour' or did they go back to cocoa butter and a glass and a half of whole milk?

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    >"well, whatever it is"

    Congealed horse-spunk, I always thought. (inb4: How did you know?)

    But the real reason I hate Creme eggs most of all is not because they taste hideous, but because they also are responsible for the dullest ever episodes of Weebl and Bob.

    1. jake Silver badge

      @AC 17:25 (was: Re: >"well, whatever it is")

      Uh ... no.

      Speaking as someone who will happily sell you some, cryo-packed for your convenience. If you can afford it, that is.

  17. kneel_in_kanada

    Stale?

    From the Cadburys website "Creme Egg is made all year round on the Bournville plant; however we only sell the eggs to retailers between January and Easter each year"

    So, your average egg is not very fresh!

  18. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Wales?

    Are there more eggs in Wales or Whales?

  19. Bags
    FAIL

    Exploding Eggs Anyone?

    Maybe it's because I live 7,000 feet above sea level (less pressure, things expand) but every egg I've ever had has leaked. I can tell you that whatever the filling is made of it creates an almost inseparable bond between the egg and the foil wrapper. While the egg is tasty, the foil definitely is not.

  20. Eddy Ito Silver badge

    Dear me

    Here I always felt those eggs were perhaps the most disgustingly sweet and horrid tasting things ever devised. Now I find out these things made by Hershey are mere poseurs. Perhaps I can find one on the next trip across the pond.

  21. Cliff

    Hershey chocolate is like eating brown crayons

    1. PJI

      That good?

      They must have improved it!

  22. Richard Scratcher

    When I were a lad...

    ...we 'ad to make us own creme eggs.

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Cadbury-Creme-Eggs/

  23. g e

    How much money is that

    Measure in UK workers-sacked-by-Kraft wages?

  24. Steve Foster
    WTF?

    Astonishing

    The Hershey's version actually has less sugar than the Cadbury's version (proportionally). That's unAmerican!

    1. Spanners Silver badge
      Happy

      Re: Astonishing

      I understand that the reason for that is that they are considerably smaller. I would be interested in hearing the %weight of sugar for each.

      1. Steve Foster
        FAIL

        Re: Astonishing

        No, you muppet. I meant in %age terms (that's why I said proportionally!). 20/34 < 25/39.

  25. Martin Lyne

    Modern eggs are inferior, the gooey fondant filling was far less sickly and more enjoyable to eat than the stodge-filling in current production.

    1. JDX Gold badge

      No, you were just younger and had a sweeter tooth back then.

  26. MtK

    Creme egg cheesecake anyone?

    I came across this last week :

    http://www.icedjems.com/blog/2012/03/creme-egg-cheesecake/

  27. lesession
    Pint

    Egg roller

    The Coach House pub next to the Town Hall in Chester is currently selling the 'Egg Roller', which is a pint of beer with a creme egg smoothied into it.

    I like creme eggs, and I like beer, but the combination is revolting ...

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