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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Quacky Surprise Egg Confirmed sighting: Quacky Surprise Egg
Posted: 11:37 Sun 07-Mar-2010. Price: 79p per 28g egg. Location: Sainsburys, Bristol. Nutritional unusualness: Contains beef gelatine.
I'll put together another post this month on eggs (and possibly the increasing number of less traditional Easter icons), but just for now, "Yatton" reports on this pioneering synthesis of two rarely combined worlds: The "surprise" part of this Quacky Surprise Egg is not exactly on a par with Kinder Surprise, seeing as there is a cut-away photograph and a description ("mallow chick inside") on the packaging. Anyway with a thin chocolate shell harbouring a chewy marshmallow chick this is a certainly unusual and quite possibly educational Easter egg.

...Citrus flavours also seem to be big again this spring, as with these Cadbury Orange Creme Cake Bars (Sainsbury's, 1 for 5) - while, in less overtly Easter-related treats: Burton Foods have just launched a range of three Cadbury-themed biscuits (1/130g, in Crunchie, Caramel or Turkish Delight); Galaxy appear to be going after Gu with their new Chocolate Pots (in chocolate or caramel, 1 for 2 introductory offer); and "penguin42" paid 1.32 for 100g of Tesco Finest Organic Dominican Republic 70% Plain Chocolate in Tesco Metro, Manchester, noting: "A very nice bar of dark own-brand chocolate - as it says on the pack quite fruity tasting. IMHO this is nicer than the more expensive Green and Black's. It's kind of disappointing that it says in the allergy advice 'Plain chocolate may contain milk' when there is nothing in any of the ingredients to suggest it."


Posted: 22:39 Sun 14-Mar-2010 by "choccieman" # permalink comment
Comment: Tried the cadbury biscuits (caramel and crunchie varieties). The caramel is far superior imho, despite the crunchie having more chocolate. I'd really like to try the turkish delight variety but can't find it anywhere. Can anyone else report on whether this variety is any good?
Posted: 18:33 Mon 15-Mar-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Haven't tried the caramel ones, Choccieman, as I thought them like other biscuits on the market. I did try the Crunchie ones and really liked the flavour.
Posted: 11:50 Tue 16-Mar-2010 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: I had a Milky Bar this morning for the first time in ages, and I'm certain Nestlé have changed the recipe. Horribly grainy, over-sweet and coarse, like the cheap Woolworths chocolate you used to get. Hmph.
Posted: 10:20 Wed 17-Mar-2010 by "evildannee" # permalink comment
Comment: Awesome!! Sainsburys putting marshmallow peeps in their easter eggs!
Posted: 18:52 Wed 07-Apr-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Don't waste your time with the Turkish Delight ones. They are just biscuit with rose flavoured JAM. The Crunchie ones are the best.
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