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Breaking News ! The humble Cadbury Creme Egg is a British institution. Naturally, I thought this Easter chocolatey treat was faultless in every way - from its hard chocolatey shell right down to its gooey orange centre. Then I tried it on toast - and not just once! If you've been near a supermarket in recent weeks then it's likely you've spotted the multitude of Creme Eggs that have finally hit the shelves for Easter. This year Cadbury's is celebrating 50 years of the Creme Egg, so it seemed only reasonable that I crack one open over breakfast and dip my toast in it. At first, the idea of a Creme Egg on toast seemed like a rather appetising idea. In fact, it seemed like such a good idea that I couldn't decide which egg-eating technique to employ - dipping, mashing, spreading or the avant-garde 'runny and chopped' option. Naturally, I did them all, and this is how it went. I'm a huge fan of chocolate spread and thus I thought maybe this would be the stroke of genius that would set my world on fire and revolutionise breakfast. Alas, my hopes were dashed and those flames rapidly became embers of disappointment. Dippy (Creme) eggs and soldiers The skinny soldiers were no match for the thick, creamy centre (Image: Berkshire Live) First things first, if you're going for this option then it's worth noting that you'll need extraordinarily skinny soldiers. These tiny shreds of toast could barely fit in the minute opening, which is obviously substantially smaller than your usual real-life hen egg. This then creates a second issue - the creamy filling is not designed for dipping. The sheer thickness of the goo was too much for my tiny, skinny soldiers to handle. The carnage that ensued created more mess than it was worth. In terms of flavour and texture, I was pleasantly surprised! Despite being incredibly sweet, the combination was rather nice. I enjoyed the crunchy bread with the creamy innards of the egg. However, further disaster came when I neared the end of my egg. I suddenly became very aware that I was about to be left with a whole lot of chocolate with very little filling - and to make matters worse, a bottom of the egg had become a haven for soggy breadcrumbs. It was a sorry finish to an otherwise pleasant experience. Rated: 8/10 Smashed If you don't put it in the microwave first then you'll lose a fork - be warned! (Image: Berkshire Live) My next idea was inspired by avocado on toast. I whacked my Creme Egg in the microwave for seven seconds and then I plonked it on my toast and got mashing. Without softening the egg I think the fork would have come out of the situation more damaged than the actual Creme Egg, so the microwave is a vital step that you cannot forget if you try this technique at home. This is when I first learned that the middle of a Creme Egg doesn't cope well with heat. As I mashed the outer shell with it's inner counterpart it began to become dry and lumpy.
. I realised that the reason Creme Eggs are so delicious is because of the reward of the goo - the chocolate is decidedly average. When you mix them together it becomes dry, lumpy and incredibly disappointing. The remnants of that gooey flavour are barely there and you're just left with really sickly, lumpy chocolate on toast. That being said, I enjoyed the chocolate chunks: they added a nice twist, so I've given points for that. Rated: 5/10 Chopped and oozy
This was the best variation by far
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If you're looking for the easiest way to eat a Creme Egg on toast then this is it. It was also the most delicious option by far. I cracked the egg open on the hot toast and let that gooey goodness ooze out. It was egg-cellent. Finally that contract between the hard outer shell and the goo was coming through, and it was even better with the added crunchy-yet-soft combination of the toast. It reminds me of the kind of thing you'd ask for breakfast on a special occasion if you were about five years old, or if you were a uni student with a very bare cupboard and a skewed view of nutrition. Rated: 9/10
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This was the worst one by far!
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If you love yourself even a little bit, you won't put yourself through this. This was by far the worst interpretation, and the disasters started before I'd even put the ingredients together. If you've ever tried to melt a Creme Egg before then you'll already know exactly what happened. Those tiny Easter treats don't melt properly, no matter how hard you try. I went through six eggs in my attempts to melt them into a spread, but there was no hope, even on a low heat. The insides curdle and before you know it you've got a burnt mess. The first time I tried to melt the egg it exploded in the microwave. The second, it smelled so badly of burning that I thought I was going to be sick (although I had eaten three Creme Eggs by this point). Sure, I could have used the old bowl-and-hob technique but no one has time for that when they've just endured three slices of toast topped with Creme Eggs.
On my sixth attempt (30 seconds on the lowest heat possible) I was as close to the ideal consistency as I was going to get. I spread the melted Creme Egg over my toast and hoped for the best, but it was the worst mistake I've ever made in the kitchen. It was burned, curdled and dry. Do NOT try this at home! Rated: -10/10
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