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Posted: 20:55 Tue 04-Jan-2005. Price: 39p. Location: Woolworths, Leeds. Sub-flavours: Double Cream egg. Nutritional unusualness: Smarties egg probably contains crushed beetles.
"Phillerena" reports: Christmas had only just ended when I found these in Woolies on Boxing Day. I picked out these because they are, I think, new. First up, the "strawberry shake flavour" Milkybar egg contains what they call a "strawberry flavour fondant creme centre". It actually tasted like a very light tasteless strawberry mousse encased in Milkybar. Not bad but I would have preferred proper strawberry fondant like you get in Quality Street choccies. As for the Smarties egg, it was one of the worst eggs I have tasted. When I opened the plastic packet I found that the egg was cracked at the top and the Mini Smarties had spilled out. The egg is actually a hard chocolatey cream centre with Smarties around it, covered in chocolate. Not very pleasant tasting and I don't really understand the point of it.

..."Phillerena" kicks off 2005 with this double-helping of disappointment - meanwhile, my local Sainsbury's has the usual range of post-Christmas selection boxes from as little as 49p, and is resolutely still producing fresh mince pies for all you more dedicated revellers, possibly to persuade consumers that (like Hot Cross Buns) they can now be enjoyed all year round, or maybe because they have a machine (or source of ingredients?) that they can't work out how to switch off.


Posted: 14:18 Wed 05-Jan-2005 by "Zoe" # permalink comment
Comment: I liked the Milky Bar egg but I agree that the Smarties one is nasty tasting. They have also got a Nestle Double Cream one out. That was lovely!
Posted: 15:02 Wed 05-Jan-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Yes the Double Cream one is nice but a little sickly, hard to eat more than one. The Milkybar one is nice but not as nice as it could have been.
Posted: 15:05 Wed 05-Jan-2005 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: plus we had it last year :)


- still, great to see they've kept the innovative packaging

Posted: 16:18 Wed 05-Jan-2005 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: The shop at the Royal Berks hospital (Reading) was selling the new Mars eggs before xmas. I did purchase 1, but it got eaten before I could take a photo. Rather disappointing. The egg is half (vertically) caramel filled, and half 'that fluffy stuff' filled; but the caramel was way too runny, and the 'fluffy stuffy' completely different to what you get in a Mars bar.
Posted: 15:43 Thu 06-Jan-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Also the fluffy stuff has some sort of crispy stuff or something in it, which doesnt taste great.
Posted: 15:49 Thu 06-Jan-2005 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: hey DM are these proper "Creme Egg" size or the "Mars Mini Eggs" that we spotted last year? http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0401141609sbc
Posted: 16:19 Thu 06-Jan-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: They're cream egg size, sorry for butting in. Also there's a Terry's chocolate orange egg in cream egg size....
Posted: 16:43 Thu 06-Jan-2005 by "sandworm" # permalink comment
Comment: tried the milkybar egg today, melikes, the mousse is nice and light although it could've done with a bit more strawberry taste, a bit on the small side too but i guess any more would've been sickly
Posted: 22:23 Fri 07-Jan-2005 by "Mike Gray" # permalink comment
Comment: There was a load of point of sale stuff in my local Sainsbury's (Muswell Hill) for both the new Milkybar & Smartie eggs and the new Mars eggs - although they were available both in regular Creme Egg size and miniature size... the picture on the box for the Mars eggs made them look kinda half and half caramel and fluff. Weird.
Posted: 20:36 Sat 08-Jan-2005 by "Mike Gray" # permalink comment
Comment: Are the segsation mini eggs new this year or are they last year's news?
Posted: 14:13 Sun 09-Jan-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm sure I saw them last year
Posted: 14:16 Sun 09-Jan-2005 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: yup - same time as the Mars Mini Eggs, as it turns out: http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0401141609sbc
Posted: 18:29 Mon 17-Jan-2005 by "Daniel" # permalink comment
Comment: The Milkbar egg is really nice, and it really does have the texture of proper dairy mousse, so that's a lovely little bonus.

The problem with it is the smell - on opening the packaging I was reminded instantly of Durex.

Posted: 21:52 Mon 24-Jan-2005 by "Marc" # permalink comment
Comment: The Milkbar wasn't too bad and the milky white chocalte doesn't make the egg taste too sickly. The Liquidy stuff inside was too runny!
Posted: 19:07 Sun 30-Jan-2005 by "Daniel" # permalink comment
Comment: Me again. This seems to be the most appropriate place to dump my favourite find yet this year - Remaindered Creme Eggs. Five for a quid in a pre-packed bag at Cool Trader in Wrexham. (Think of a Poundland for freezer stuff and you're pretty much there. It's next door to Poundland in fact.)

Not sure if these are last year's stock, the expiry date is June 2005. Certainly the fondant has not set hard, which is often the best way to enjoy them.

Posted: 22:36 Sun 30-Jan-2005 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: The whole world's going humectant crazy! This reporter has never noticed the word cropping up on ingredients lists before, but it's suddenly everywhere. Apparently it means "a substance that promotes the retention of moisture", and here the job is performed by glycerol, though elsewhere I've recently seem Sorbitol performing humecting duties. Anyway, this white chocolate egg is filled with a gooey marshmallowey inside of very similar texture to the classic "snowball", rather than the foulness reminiscent of strawberry Milky Way that I was expecting. It's almost tasteless, but seems to have leaked out into the white chocolate surround, giving that a strawberry flavour like the old Pink Panther bars. Niceness Factor: quite nice.
Posted: 10:14 Mon 31-Jan-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: did you never use aussie 'hair humectant' shampoo?
Posted: 00:08 Wed 22-Feb-2006 by "Gemma C"
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Comment: ARE u mad!? The Mars eggs are a gift from god. I cannot get enough if them, they are quite amazing. I fear withdrawel symtons after easter. how will i cope? help?
Posted: 11:00 Wed 22-Feb-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Well they will sell them for ages after easter and you will probably find them in markets and cheap shops too.
Posted: 17:32 Sun 09-Apr-2006 by "Sally T"
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Comment: I have a neighbour and sh asked me whether the Milkybar eggs are halal or haram. Could someone please tell me the answer? 31196 5
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