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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Nestle Double Cream Egg
Posted: 12:30 Tue 13-01-2004. Price: 39p. Location: Sainsburys, England. Nutritional unusualness: Emulsifier.
"Alex" reports: This new egg from Nestle contains "a lightly whipped creamy centre and roasted cocoa pieces". The whipped centre doesn't taste that different from a Walnut Whip centre, and tastes very nice when combined with Double Cream chocolate. The roasted cocoa pieces add nothing to the egg. They don't taste of anything, and you can barely see them. A very good effort overall, but a bit sickly by the end. Would buy again.

...Cheers "Alex" - the "roasted cocoa pieces" are actually "pieces of roasted cocoa nibs", implying it owes some inspiration to the apparently still available Cadbury Mye, with its "Whipped cream flavour mousse and roasted cocoa nib truffle centre". Otherwise, the most innovative thing about this is that it comes in a luxurious matt-plastic sachet - a big improvement on trying to separate a Cadbury Creme Egg from its sticky tinfoil. Other chocolate alerts (via this week's The Grocer): "Atkins approved" low carb cereal bars, shakes and chocolate are now in stock in branches of Asda and Boots; while Birds Eye/ Unilever have trialled microwaveable "hot" Magnum ice-cream tubs in Portugal, and Magnum Praline, Essence and Infinity chocolates in Italy.


Posted: 20:48 Tue 13-01-2004 by "Anna" # permalink comment
Comment: Excuse my ignorance, but why would you want to microwave ice-cream? Or does it just make the tub hot, but keep the ice-cream cold? If so, that sounds like the work of the devil and something to be very, very, very afraid of...
Posted: 21:10 Tue 13-01-2004 by "Peter" # permalink comment
Comment: Recently seen in the local newsagents (and presumbly released just in time for easter) is the Rolo egg. Like all other confectionary egg products, nice, but a bit sickly.
Posted: 22:33 Tue 13-01-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Not sure if Rolo eggs come round every Easter, but well spotted anyway.

You're right there Anna - here's what the mag says:

"Magnum Hot is a chocolate flavour ice cream in a 175g plastic cup, and is designed to be tipped into a mug and microwaved for 2 minutes, resulting in a rich, chocolatey drink... Unilever has experimented with hot ice cream in the past - in March 2003, in Portugal, the company introduced Ola Quente & Frio, an ice cream log with a microwaveable hot sauce to be poured over [it]."

Posted: 08:59 Wed 14-01-2004 by "moggy" # permalink comment
Comment: Ah the dreaded Rolo Egg. My now diabetic father's favourite choccy snack. Like a giant Rolo but in egg shaped harmony. What a delight.
Posted: 01:17 Thu 15-01-2004 by "Peter" # permalink comment
Comment: I agree Moggy, and a favourite of dentists everywhere.

I was being sarcastic SS. :) Next time I'll make it more obvious. ;)

Posted: 08:48 Thu 15-01-2004 by "moggy" # permalink comment
Comment: Peter - Ah, I wasn't commenting on your comment anyway :) On a related note though, computer text should have an included sarcastic font to make it more obvious. Written sarcasm is extremely hard to see. In other related comments my least favourite of the chocolate-chicken-layed snacks is the Cadbury's dream egg. Definately far, far, far too sickly. Like eating too much sugar mixed with lard.
Posted: 10:28 Thu 15-01-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Ah, maybe *all* my comments are sarcastic (including this one). Ah, do you see, etc?
Posted: 11:47 Thu 15-01-2004 by "moggy" # permalink comment
Comment: Oh that's so clever. You're the cleverest person I know! And the wittiest! This isn't sarcasm.
Posted: 19:52 Thu 15-01-2004 by "Peter" # permalink comment
Comment: Of course I understand what you mean SS, you made it so perfectly clear.

On a related note, I've yet to taste one of these confectionery that didn't taste hyper-sickly.

Posted: 00:07 Tue 20-01-2004 by "Mike Gray" # permalink comment
Comment: Just had one of these eggs. While the packaging is clearly a major step forward and has meant that I now have to look elsewhere for my RDA of little bits of silver foil, I'm not sure about the egg itself. A bit sickly, and I thought I was going to break a tooth on a particularly irksome and gritty piece of cocoa nib.
Posted: 12:55 Tue 20-01-2004 by "Flameproof" # permalink comment
Comment: Is it smaller than the standard choco-egg size, or was it just that the larger packaging (which I'm all for, by the way) got my hopes up?
Posted: 14:40 Tue 20-01-2004 by "Mike Gray" # permalink comment
Comment: Didn't seem too small to me. Certainly it was sickly enough for it not to need to be any bigger, although next week's debate could be "are chocolate bars shrinking". ;)
Posted: 16:02 Thu 22-01-2004 by "alleycat" # permalink comment
Comment: I like these. But I think they're 5% smaller than normal creme egg sizes. That can be forgiven.
Posted: 19:36 Fri 23-01-2004 by "Mike Gray" # permalink comment
Comment: I think that an extra 5% might bring the Double Cream Egg past what food scientists have termed the 'vomit horizon' - the point where sickly turns from it's adjective form to the more tangible noun incarnation.
Posted: 19:07 Sat 31-01-2004 by "Philip Thompson" # permalink comment
Comment: So Mike... you wouldn't be the first to purchase 'cream egg contents' if you could buy them in big 2 ltr containers and eat them with a spoon? Too sickly? Never!!! Besides... advantage of being sick is that it leaves plenty of room for more food.
Posted: 14:39 Fri 06-02-2004 by "Paul Blezard" # permalink comment
Comment: This comment brings to mind the packet of Marks & Sparks' Belgian Milk Chocolate coated Butter Toffee Popcorn that I consumed this very afternoon. (All part of a calorie controlled diet, you understand ;-))

On the one hand, the contents were deliciously 'melt in the mouth' and 'more-ish'; On the other hand, the bag itself (also used for several other M&S confections) combines the following twin annoyances:

1/ Extremely hard to open - teeth rather than nails will probably be required, if not a pair of scissors

2/ And this is the worst thing - once you've got it open, the bag is guaranteed to rip right down to the base so that the contents go all over the place. If you're lucky, they might merely fall into your jacket pocket; if you're unlucky, they'll be all over the ground before you can say Sacré Bleu!

Talking of outre-manche confectionery, am I the only person who thinks that we should start a campaign to import Nestlé's 'NUTS' bar to the UK, since it is so much more satisfying than the similar but inferior TOPIC made by Mars? (NUTS is available in all French Motorway service stations, tabacs and many cafés; never been seen on this side of the Channel; its packaging is mainly yellow in contrast to the mainly red TOPIC).

Posted: 09:05 Tue 30-03-2004 by "x,.dngoepskfv,x" # permalink comment
Comment: u smell like gibbons
Posted: 11:28 Tue 30-03-2004 by "Daveybaby" # permalink comment
Comment: Well done you.

Anyway, moving on... what with easter being just around the corner, it is the traditional time for me to feel cheated whenever i see a cadbury's creme egg easter egg in the shops. I just want so badly for cadbury's to grow some balls and just MAKE A PROPER EASTER EGG SIZED CREME EGG DAMMIT.

Okay, *yes* it would weigh a ton, and *yes* it would probably cost over 20 quid, and *yes* it would leave the 'vomit horizon' so far behind that it actually have to exist in some kind of 7-dimensional vomit hyperspace.... but fuck it, i'd buy one.

Posted: 11:36 Tue 30-03-2004 by "Mike Gray" # permalink comment
Comment: It's only a matter of time. Finally they've started making the Easter Egg interesting. I've spotted mini-egg, malteaser and other eggs which have little bits of the sweet in the main egg shell. This is clearly the first step on the path to the giant creme egg.... unless the Kaptain wants to give nature a hand...
Posted: 19:56 Tue 30-03-2004 by "Helen Ramjutton" # permalink comment
Comment: A giant creme egg? That is a childhood fantasy come true!! Pleeease Cadburys, make one! I'm sure it would contain my entire lifetime's calorie intake in one unit but who cares?
Posted: 04:49 Fri 02-04-2004 by "Nicole K (Can, NB)"
(apparently posting from fctn1-4086.nb.aliant.net) # permalink comment
Comment: MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ............... I love Cream Eggs..... I eat one every day during the week before easter, And I wouldn't change a thing about them. :)
Posted: 12:40 Fri 02-04-2004 by "Nibus" # permalink comment
Comment: They'll never do it - they haven't got big enough hens.
Posted: 22:30 Fri 02-04-2004 by "laura"
(apparently posting from host217-44-170-251.range217-44.btcentralplus.com) # permalink comment
Comment: I love nestle double eggs soooooo much, they taste so damn good and look sexy
Posted: 07:13 Sat 03-04-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Unlike normal easter egss, where, once you have finished you can wrap up the pieces for later, with a giant Creme egg, you'll have to eat it at once because of the fondant filling.

Vomiting is probably guaranteed- doesn't put me off though!

Posted: 08:24 Sat 03-04-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: you could perform a cool hand luke with regular creme eggs to get you in preparation for the day the giant creme egg arrives.

and is my memory deceiving me or did caramac used to make an egg where the shell was pure caramac? i could eat those 'til i barf and still make a bikini top from another one afterwards. the finest product on earth.

Posted: 13:37 Sat 03-04-2004 by "isabel" # permalink comment
Comment: Perhaps an Edinburgh reader could verify this for me? In Edinburgh there is/was a sweet shop somewhere off the Royal Mile which made its own chocolate novelties - including creme eggs and walnut whips, however these were giant size - the creme egg being 5 inches or so high...a friend sent me one in a jiffy bag one Easter, they don't travel well....
Posted: 14:20 Sat 03-04-2004 by "Matthew" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm very disappointed that my Tizer 'ItzRed but..' sighting isn't here yet. Out of protest I will therefore not be submitting my sightings of the Muller/McVities Corners, Virgin Sours or Sunny Delight Summer Fruits.

(well, maybe later...)

Posted: 17:34 Sat 03-04-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: those ne kelloggs snacks are in sainsburys, they are 30 odd pence for a 35 gram bag or you can buy a mulitpack for £1.99
Posted: 22:48 Sat 03-04-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: yeah sorry Matthew I've been overwhelmed with top-quality sightings this week - yours'll definitely appear on the site soon...
Posted: 11:56 Sun 04-04-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Isabel - the Edinburgh sweet shop is very probably Casey's on St Mary's St, which is indeed just off the Royal Mile. They make nearly all their own sweets, and fantastic they are too. 0131 556 6082, last I heard.
Posted: 17:08 Sun 04-04-2004 by "helen" # permalink comment
Comment: yeah i had a caramac easter egg one year - never touched the stuff since! I actually did throw up after eating it!
Posted: 18:02 Sun 04-04-2004 by "Matthew" # permalink comment
Comment: That's okay 'Snackspot' (if that IS your real name). I've just added to your backlog, by submitting those aforementioned three sightings over this weekend too. I look forward to 'Matthew's Sightings' week soon. :)
Posted: 16:11 Mon 05-04-2004 by "Gem Gem" # permalink comment
Comment: Unfortunatley, Nestle are an evil corporation, who have been responsible for the deaths of over a million babies through their underhand practices - http://www.babymilkaction.org/. Please take a look and learn more about this so-called family business.
Posted: 16:22 Mon 05-04-2004 by "Gem Gem" # permalink comment
Comment: Sooo sorry, btw, to get all serious on you all then!! but i'm having a chocolate withdrawal at the moment and so am not a happy bunny.

My boyfriend also wants to eat a huge creme egg, but he probably wouldnt be sick. AND he's diabetic, but doesnt want to see a diabetic version, coz diabetic chocolate gives him the squits. Is this true for ALL diabetics? or just him, coz he doesnt know the meaning of chocolate in moderation??? ;)

Posted: 16:29 Mon 05-04-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: That's OK, "Gem Gem" - I personally advocate "responsible snacking", and so babymilkaction appears on the permanent list of external sites (top left, beneath the "recent comments" bit) under the heading "Boycott Nestle"
Posted: 19:09 Thu 10-06-2004 by "Phil C" # permalink comment
Comment: While I was out shopping today I saw a Nestle Double Cream chocolate cake. I didn't even bother to look at the price, as "chocolate bar meets cake" is always overpriced. Note to Nestle: The chocolate bar was rubbish, so what makes you think people will buy the cake?

PS - Paul, the Nestle 'Nuts' bar you mentioned IS sold in the UK. I have seen it in a few shops, Woolworths being one of them.

Posted: 19:51 Sun 13-06-2004 by "Ladidia" # permalink comment
Comment: I love chocolate.
Posted: 00:59 Sat 03-Jul-2004 by "sarcastro" # permalink comment
Comment: In response to moggy's comment (1/15/2004) regarding a sarcastic font... you can download one now at http://www.glennmcanally.com/sarcastic
Posted: 03:00 Mon 22-Aug-2005 by "Dave" # permalink comment
Comment: Ive not had a walnut whip in years, then bought one the other day. Whats happened to them? The walnuts are smaller, the ripply chocolate cone has been smoothed out, and the whippy centre seems somewhat wetter and totally un-fluffy. I was looking forward to that walnut whip, and what i got was complete disappointment. Toffee crisps taste different too but at least they're still nice.
Posted: 09:34 Tue 18-Apr-2006 by "Nicola" # permalink comment
Comment: Has anyone seen the cadburys cream egg in a bar? iv not tried it coz i dont like em but my boyfriend says there nice xx 1749 8 81
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