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Lucy-Jane Michel  Identity Verified
France
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Apr 13, 2007

Go on...spill the beans! How DID you eat your Creme Eggs? Now here's a question - (there may be PhD material here): do expats eat them differently to those living in the UK? Personally, I was never very keen on them when I was a kid, but since I've lived in France where they're difficult to get hold of (and expensive!!) I crave them at Easter time...
My favourite way to eat them, that is the summum of a God-I-miss-England treat, is dipping a Creme Egg in a cup of M and S tea, eating the melted chocolate until that gooey yolk and eggwhite shows through, delicately removing said yolky mess and repeating chocolate-melting procedure until it's all gone. Heaven...especially when work is on the boring side!


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Salam Alrawi  Identity Verified
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what did you do? Apr 13, 2007

I am so hungry now and I swear you made me feel worse, lol

Thank you for reminding me that I didn't have my lunch yet.

Best regards,
Salam


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Clare Barnes  Identity Verified
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Argh... I didn't have one! Apr 13, 2007

But if I did I would have eaten it in one of two ways.

The first way is to get a bit over-enthusiastic, bite the top off and dribble gooey sugary stuff down your chin. You then have to work out a way to eat the rest of it without dribbling more sugary stuff all over yourself, which often results in holding the head at odd angles and hands under the chin. Not elegant!

My preferred way as a child was to half unwrap it and then gnaw at the chocolate until it got thinner and thinner at the top and you could just see the inside. then you could repeat the process all the way down the egg, until the last of it was a wonderfully sugary chocolately mess in the last of the silver foil. Those were the days.

...and my table manners are normally much better than this, honest.


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Nicole Martin
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Can you believe it? Apr 13, 2007

I have never EVER had a creme egg! I don't know why, exactly. I think it's because my mom always hated them so she never gave them to us as kids. And I have to say, the idea of eating something that looks vaguely like a raw egg has never held much attraction for me. And now I'm supposed to avoid sugar for the most part for health reasons, so I've never bothered buying any to try.

I think I might see if there are any left in the stores this weekend though, just so I can try one. I am a little curious as to what they're like.


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Herminia Herrándiz Espuny  Identity Verified
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I didn't even know what it was... Apr 13, 2007

I've had to search the internet to find out what a creme egg was... it sounds a little bit nasty but at the same time, everything with chocolate deserves a try

[Editado a las 2007-04-13 15:32]


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Inga Jakobi  Identity Verified
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I also didn't know what it is :-( Apr 13, 2007

I also didn't know what a cream egg was and googled for some pictures. I think I could give it a try and I find it fascinating that sweets we eat from childhood on make up a part of our culture! Next year I will have my eyes open, mybe I find a cream egg here as well...
Cheers,
Inga


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Evi Wollinger  Identity Verified
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whole thing at once... Apr 13, 2007

no, I am not a bigmouth - I am talking miniature cream eggs, I prefer those, because they are not messy and taste the same! The only problem is stopping, because they come in a bag...

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Marsha Way  Identity Verified
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Are you talking about Apr 13, 2007

(something like) the Cadbury cream eggs? I never much cared for them while I lived in the States, now that I can't buy them in the store, I crave them!
Biting off the skinny top and licking the yellow and white goo off my fingers...
I wonder if I can order them on Amazon...?


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Melzie
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not yet Apr 13, 2007

I'll get one tomorrow (I hope, or two or three) when my dad comes over. I shall bite off the pointy end and then lick out the revolting sugary fondant.
I KNOW cadbury's isn't the best chocolate but I can't help but love it!


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Kathryn Strachecky  Identity Verified
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Ohhh, now I'm craving Apr 14, 2007

My Mum bought me 8 creme eggs for Easter and I ate half and gave away half (I nibble the chocolate at the top and then suck out that wonderfully sickly, gooey creme centre). But I have 8 others stocked away in my cupboard that are supposed to be a gift for my brother-in-law.
Now that you've started this thread, his chances of ever getting them have dropped dramatically…

What do you all say to a guzzling contest at my place?!?

[Edited at 2007-04-14 06:41]


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Lucy-Jane Michel  Identity Verified
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Box of 8 creme eggs - must be a mum thing Apr 14, 2007

My mum brought me a box of 8 over for Easter too, which are attempting survival next to my computer. They're not doing very well.
LOVE the idea of a creme egg pow-wow!

or

"1st proz.com Creme Egg conference to be held in..."


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Do you mean normal filled chocolate eggs? Apr 14, 2007

They must be sold in every Lidl or Aldi shop across Europe. The chocolate will be better than that of Cadbury of course. Or do you have a special variety in GB?
Cheers
Heinrich


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Clare Barnes  Identity Verified
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Special, veeeeery special Apr 14, 2007

Heinrich - these are special filled eggs!!!! (Not "normal" at all, unless you live in the UK that is).

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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
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Creme Egg croissant Apr 15, 2007

1. Carefully unwrap Creme Egg - try not to melt chocolate shell with fingers.
2. Take a croissant and cut it in half lengthwise.
3. Cut Creme Egg lengthwise (it is best to do this on the bottom half of the croissant, so you don't let any of the gooey stuff drip on the counter).
4. Put both Cream egg halves on bottom half of croissant.
5. Cover with top half of croissant.
6. Gently press top half of croissant down to seal in gooey goodness - don't press too hard, you don't want to waste heavenly gooey stuff to splurt on clothes, wall, etc.
7. Nuke at low heat for half a minute - make sure not to overcook, you don't want to waste molten chocolatey gooey stuff on dirtying inside of microwave.
8. Put on plate - you don't want to let any molten goodness drip on the floor.
9. Put in mouth and let melt.
10. When done eating, lick all around mouth - you don't want to waste half molten gooey sweetness on dirtying cheeks.



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Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
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Miniature eggs are better... Apr 15, 2007

Evi Wollinger wrote:

no, I am not a bigmouth - I am talking miniature cream eggs, I prefer those, because they are not messy and taste the same! The only problem is stopping, because they come in a bag...


...because you get more chocolate that way! I just wish they were DARK chocolate, though...I can't stand that wimpy milky stuff.

A true chocolate junkie...

Amy


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