Have you seen the Cadbury "Screme" Eggs? You probably have. They're nothing new, but I passed up on them last year and regretted it soon after the season ended. I remember seeing them on multiple blogs and, on every one, people wrote about how cool it was to have a chocolate candy with green slime. Why in the world I'd ever turn that down is beyond me, but I wasn't going to make the same mistake twice. For whatever reason, the Cadbury Screme Egg was among the first of Halloween candies found and has been sitting in my 'fridge for about 3-weeks.
I think everybody associates Cadbury with Easter which is why this variation on the traditional creme egg is so awesome. I love it when companies think outside the box and branch out into seasons that don't belong to them. Go on and claim your spot, Cadbury, and keep your rabbit on the box to prove you belong. I love that! Everything about their set-up is designed perfectly for Halloween. From the purple and green color scheme to the haunted woods in the background, it's a great contrast that creates an eye-popping display that quickly catches the eyes of customers. It lured me in right away and I immediately recognized their logo and brand thanks to that rabbit. Plus, they gave her a witchy hat.
If I'm being honest, I don't think I've ever had a Cadbury Creme Egg, let alone one that added an "S" to their title. I might have once or twice in the past, but cream-filled candy isn't usually my thing. I'm more inclined to stick with their chocolate rabbits and, because of them, I know Cadbury isn't some knock-off company producing gross candy. I knew this would be worth buying for various reasons, and their reputation is definitely one of them. Besides, I am crazy over the packaging. The green, purple, and silver wrapper makes it look like a Halloween-dyed Easter Egg. You can't say no, especially when the "Creme's Gone Green!"
Not gonna lie - that looks pretty gross. These tasted amazing, but refrigerating these babies doesn't make for much of a visual. The chocolate always gets that chalky, dusty, ashy look to it. It appears as though the candy has gone bad in a matter of weeks, and I've always hated that about cold chocolate, but the flavor is on point! As soon as I cracked this egg in half, the green creme made my day. After keeping this for so long, just waiting for the right time to unwrap and write, I felt like a proud farmer who had finally seen his ugly green chicken crack free. The bright color, almost neon green, is the perfect shade for Halloween.
Despite being kept cold, the filling was still creamy enough to live up to its name. As the box describes, it's really just fondant, but it's not the hard type you'd expect Buddy the Cake Boss to use. It's soft. I'm sure it would be even lighter had I opened this right away and, looking back, that's the only thing I'd have done differently with this post, but it's good enough for a Screme Egg in August.
The coolest part - much like any egg - is that a living being will eventually develop and emerge from his temporary shelter. I didn't know what to expect, but I assumed something would show itself and appear after some time. Naturally, that's what eggs are for, right? So, I sat there - waiting and waiting - for a new friendship to form. After some time, the gooey creme monster finally rose.
Now all he needs is a name. Any suggestions?