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Shell-shock as Creme Egg recipe is changed

By Helen William

Outraged chocolate fans have claimed that Cadbury's US owners are ruining Easter with a new "cheap chocolate imitation" Creme Egg.

It comes after brand owner Mondelez changed the recipe for the sweet fondant-filled snack so that the shell is made from a "standard, traditional Cadbury milk chocolate" instead of the popular Cadbury Dairy Milk. They were also unhappy after learning there would be five eggs in a pack instead of six.

US giant Kraft Foods bought Cadbury in 2010 and its global snacks business under the name of Mondelez International.

Caroline Ferris stated on Facebook "Cheers for ruining Easter!!", while Rachael McNally added "Nooooo cream eggs aren't back, krafts crap cheap chocolate imitation cream eggs have been released."

A Mondelez spokesman said: "Cadbury Creme Egg now uses a standard, traditional Cadbury milk chocolate for its shell."

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