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Post  ian1954 on Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:33 am

The Cadbury's Creme Egg was first launched 43 years ago in 1971.

Fans of the sickly-sweet fondant-filled snack may be shocked to learn, however, that the company’s US owner has quietly changed the recipe. It’s no yolk!!

The American food giant that owns Cadbury’s is facing strong criticism for “secretly” rolling out a new “cheap-tasting” Creme Egg.

Kraft Foods has replaced the hugely popular Cadbury’s Dairy Milk shell with one made from a standard cocoa mix chocolate. The new recipe makes the Creme Egg taste like ‘cheap chocolate’.

To add insult to injury, this year they are reducing the numbers in the multi-pack box from 6 to 5, however the price all remain unchanged!


And it gets worse

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31120182

Allen Roberts, who moved from Manchester to California in 1959, was furious at the news and stocking up on chocolates at the Ye Olde King's Head. He reminisced about the Cadbury bars he received as a boy in ration packs during World War II.

Chocolate in a basket Customers were eager to stock up

"Even though Hitler bombed the place up to heck we still got that Cadburys and here we are now, we're not going to get it? That doesn't make sense, does it? Isn't that terrible?"
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Post  crankbndr on Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:50 am

I saw that also, its the American way, trick em, dick em and dunk em. O wait thats an old law firm.
Nixon, John Kennedy, Ted Kennedy
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Post  KariFS on Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:59 am

crankbndr wrote:I saw that also, its the American way, trick em, dick em and dunk em. O wait thats an old law firm.
Nixon, John Kennedy, Ted Kennedy

I thought it was these guys:

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Post  Mark Boesen on Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:04 am

crankbndr wrote:I saw that also, its the American way, trick em, dick em and dunk em. O wait thats an old law firm.
Nixon, John Kennedy, Ted Kennedy

....lol, it took a couple seconds for it to sink in, i'm not big on mixing politics and toys, but thats funny!
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Post  microflitedude on Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:11 am

"...It is important for Hershey to protect its trademark rights and to prevent consumers from being confused or misled when they see a product name or product package that is confusingly similar to a Hershey name or trade dress."

God forbid they accidentally consume decent chocolate and develop a taste for it! Rolling Eyes
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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:44 am

crankbndr wrote:I saw that also, its the American way, trick em, dick em and dunk em. O wait thats an old law firm.
Nixon, John Kennedy, Ted Kennedy

The younger generation will never make the connection....

Tricky Dickie Nixon, John loves movie star (and many others) Kennedy, and brother Teddy drown ‘em if ya got ‘em

You just made my connective hall of fame. Smile
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Post  Mark Boesen on Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:59 am

As a kid i remember that the sad event with Teddy... A) a young girl lost her life. B) he was driving a Oldsmobile
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Post  duke.johnson on Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:43 pm

I think they said Teddy should have been driving a Volkswagon.
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Post  Marleysky on Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:16 pm

ian1954 wrote:The Cadbury's Creme Egg was first launched 43 years ago in 1971.

"Even though Hitler bombed the place up to heck we still got that Cadburys and here we are now, we're not going to get it? That doesn't make sense, does it? Isn't that terrible?"
Where is the on-line petition to boycott Hershey and or Kellogg's:devil:  or whoever else is shorting us??

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The Cadbury's Creme Egg was first launched 43 years ago in 1971.

[i][b]"Even though Hitler bombed the place up to heck we still got that Cadburys and here we are now, we're not going to get it? That doesn't make sense, does it? Isn't that terrible?"

A correct title for this post should be " american corporate greed ruins British Chocolate"
I can assure you it is not us , american citizens, that are ruining the chocolate, down sizing the quantity of product in the same sized package or placing bans on imported sweets. They've shrunk a gallon of ice cream to. 56oz or less. I'll be the first one in line to revolt if and when the gallon of milk or petrol is downsized, while the price is raised.
That's Unamerican and you're right it is ....corporate greed.
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Post  pkrankow on Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:28 pm

Changing the product size to meet a price point is old hat for candy companies. Hershey has been public about this aggressive tactic with the nickle candy bar.

Changing the ingredients at the loss of signature flavor is enough to drive a company or product line under. Coke learned this the hard way, and managed to recover.

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Post  ian1954 on Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:34 pm

The essence of Cadburys chocolate is "a glass and a half of dairy milk". The adverts for Cadburys chocolates are produced by "Glass and a half productions".

TV adverts in the UK take some beating. Especially the Cadburys ones - ever looked forward to commercial breaks?



Some have given rise to a song or group becoming popular again as they have been reintroduced by the advert, Baccara is a classic example. A song from 1977 that we had all forgotten.





Some are weird - What has this to do with chocolate?



Then there were some ............... the flake adverts!!!

This is an Americans description of the flake bar



This is what we see and think of








Then we have the James Bondesque Milk Tray










It is hard to imagine Cadburys chocolate being changed!
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Post  dckrsn on Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:10 pm

As you probably know, Ian, in India chocolate is refered to as Cadbury.
Thanks for the videos. The gorilla one slayed me.
Here in the states, Coca Cola has been corrupted with corn syrup.
When I can get it, I pick up a bottle of Mexican Coke made with cane sugar.
Quite a difference, takes me back. Mmmm.
Bob
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Post  Ken Cook on Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:36 am

I live an hour and a half from Hershey, PA. It was certainly one of my favorite places as a kid growing up. It really wasn't the amusement rides that captured my interest. The tour of the chocolate factory was a very memorable experience in itself. While automation was growing quickly, remembering all the people within the shop and seeing the final end result was most amazing. Today, all of that is gone. Other than memories, none of that exists in Hershey today. The factory relocated within the area but to a newer facility in which 2/3 of the workers were removed and no tours are available. The current factory tour is simulated to look like the real machines and is approx 10 min long. I recall going through the original factory and at the end of the tour you were presented with various Hershey chocolates. Now the Hershey area is nothing more than a tourist attraction of hotels and amusement rides, it becomes no surprise to me that they ruined yet another piece of Americana. Pretty much what seems to all big business, fix it until it's broke. Ken
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Post  ian1954 on Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:49 am

This makes dismal reading. Starts off as a people friendly company and then ..............

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hershey_Company

They lobbied for chocolate to be produced with no cocoa or milk and still be called chocolate!
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Post  Surfer_kris on Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:13 am

Ha ha, that's funny, I've lived in Birmingham (near Cadbury's World, the factory) but never liked the Cadbury chocolate. It just didn't taste like chocolate, and now I know why... Shocked

I think there are rules within EC about how much chocolate that is needed in something, order to be able to call something chocolate.
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Post  Admin on Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:33 pm

Hershey moved many of their operations to south of the border a few years ago. It could be just me but Hershey bars don't taste as good as they used to, I do believe they are still making them in the US though. Looks like they've been getting thinner each year. There's a hardware store that has a large variety of candies from around the world. Real Nestle Kit Kats, Nestle Aero Bars, Nestle Caramacs, Nestle Lion Bars, Galaxy Ripples, Cadbury Flake bars, Cadbury Dairy Milk bars...

I heard Cadbury was going to change the chocolate used to make their Creme Eggs but I thought because all the backlash from the public, they reversed that decision.


This story was posted not too long ago (its nothing new, we all knew it was going on). http://abcnews.go.com/Business/IndustryInfo/story?id=6867472

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Post  roddie on Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:12 pm

I used to buy these candy bars frequently as a kid.. and then they disappeared. A web-query just confirmed that they were made in Brockton, MA.. my home state. Have any of you heard of them?



They are comparable to a Peter-Paul "Mounds" bar... dark chocolate and creamed coconut (I love those too!!)

How about this one? (haven't seen it for 30 or more years..)



I liked these so much.. that an old girlfriend taped about 20 of them into a "brick".. and wrapped it up as a b-day present!!!
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