Most people have barely managed to polish off leftover candy from the holidays, but some have noticed a change in Cadbury Creme Eggs, a favorite Easter treat.
Kraft Foods, which owns Cadbury, a chocolate maker, has surprised consumers by changing their recipe. According to Fox News, Cadbury is no longer using dairy milk for their Creme Eggs. The company has also reduced the number of eggs from six to five, without changing the price.
According to The Sun newspaper, unhappy snackers reported that the latest batch of Creme Eggs lacked their characteristic taste. Cadbury confirmed to the tabloid that it has switched out Dairy Milk for a "standard cocoa mix chocolate" in the shell.
“It's no longer Dairy Milk," a spokesperson told the Sun. "It's similar, but not exactly Dairy Milk."
Many consumers took to social media to voice their displeasure. Kd Kelly wrote on Cadbury Creme Egg’s Facebook page: “if I am buying a Cadbury's product then I expect it to be made with Cadbury's signature Dairy Milk chocolate, not some cheap knockoff rubbish. I will be joining the boycott of the Creme Egg this year (and all future years until the recipe returns), and as a fat git trust me, I ate a lot of them!”
Cadbury Creme Eggs are an Easter tradition in the United Kingdom. More than 300 million Creme Eggs are made every year and are made available from New Year’s Day until Easter.