Sunday, February 24, 2008

Nostalgia Sunday: Brought to you by Cadbury

Thank you for joining us for our inaugural episode of NOSTALGIA SUNDAY!

This episode has been brought to you by Cadbury and their delicious, delicious Creme Eggs aka Bunny Eggs.
When I was a wee littl'n my parents never got me these creme eggs. This would probably be because a) I would throw up if I had too much sugar, and b) I thought I didn't like them.

The first bunny egg I remember having was when we did an Easter Egg hunt at Villa Italia Mall in Lakewood, Colorado. I had found the egg, and since I figured I probably didn't like it (and since it was chocolate) I decided to give it to my dad. Who promptly told me that he didn't like it because it was too sweet and I should try it, I just might like it.

So I unwrapped the 'top' of the egg (or the skinny part) and whined that the wrapper was all sticky. I took a tentative bite. I didn't like it. But I didn't hate it either. So I continued to eat it. Then I came to the creme part. I started licking the creme and decided that I really did like the creme.

Then, horror of horrors, I came to the 'yolk'. Now then, I don't eat egg yolks. Back then, it was because I didn't like the taste of the yolk (and that's mostly the reason why I don't eat them now as well), but furthermore, in my kindergarten class, I had learned that the yolk is what turned into the chick. Thus, by association, if I ate the yolk, I was eating an unhatched chick. So, since I had seen the 'bocking' rabbit commercials, I knew these were magical chocolate eggs that came from magical rabbits. I'm sure you can imagine my horror when I came to the 'yolk'. But the creme was so good! So I dutifully ate around the yolk as I did not, under any circumstance, want to eat an unhatched Cadbury Bunny. I remember eating the chocolate egg until the creme was just barely contained, and I had eaten as much of the white creme I could without eating the yellow creme. I don't remember if I decided I actually liked the eggs, or if I was more taken aback that they would use bunny eggs for some sort of crazy delicacy. Because, come on, a rabbit that comes from a chocolate egg and 'bocks'? Who wouldn't want one of those?

I don't remember actually getting Cadbury Creme Eggs in my Easter Basket until a few years later...But I do know I've been getting them ever since that Easter. When I was young, it was only 1 or 2, but as I got older it got to the point where I would get an entire 4-pack to myself. Now that I've moved out of the parents' home, I buy a 4-pack for Shawn and me to split. Too bad they only make these things around Easter.


Jon said...

Well, you can always mainline Karo Syrup, when the eggs aren't available.

Ross said...

Those things are pretty awesome, plus there are many fun and exciting ways to extract the yolk, mmmmmmm, yolk.

Jennifer said...

I haven't had one of those in a loooong time. I'm trying to walk real fast past the Easter candy aisle at husband has even less will power than I do when it comes to the individually wrapped chocolates!

Bond said...

Apparently we can add this to insanely long list of things Bond hasn't done. I have never had a cadbury creme egg. I will buy one next time I'm at the store and remedy the situation. Just don't tell Johnny and Pam. They mock my inexperience on a daily basis already.

Lon said...

While the creme eggs are always a delight, I am far more fond of the peanut butter eggs. Something about them is just better than a reeses cup. Is it more peanut butter? I may have to do a study.