The famous Creme Egg is a staple every time Easter rolls around.
Arriving on the British chocolate scene almost 60 years ago, the small chocolate egg wrapped in foil with a delicious sweet white filling which Cadbury’s marketed as “how do you eat yours?”.
But a more pressing question is on people’s minds – what is the ‘goo’ in the middle of a Creme Egg?
Throughout the existence of social media, people have aired their confusion about what the mouth-watering substance concealed in the chocolate shell is.
One baffled Twitter user wrote: “I have a huge problem weighing on my mind: what is the substance in the middle of a Creme Egg called? What is it? A goo?”
“I have a question. What is the goo made from in a Creme Egg?”, another confused chocolate lover asked.
Despite Brits devouring around 333 million Creme Eggs a year, like those on Twitter, many people do not know what the ‘goo’ is.
Well, if you are one of those people scoffing your face with the chocolates and wondering what the ‘goo’ is – fear not.
We have delved into the ‘goo’ related mystery to find out what is inside the nation’s much loved springtime treat.
Creme Eggs are quite rightly a favourite among those with a sweet tooth thanks to their unique taste.
And what makes them so special is that the two chocolate shell halves are filled with a soft fondant.
The fondant is supposed to mimic the yolk and egg white of an actual egg, hence why the ‘goo’ is both white and yellow.
Makes sense now, right?
Just like the name would suggest, the ingredients actually contain dried egg whites believe it or not!
According to Cadbury’s official website, over 500 million Creme Eggs are made each year – with Brits enjoying the most.
“Cadbury Creme Egg is the most popular and over 500 million Creme Eggs are made every year with about two thirds of that number being enjoyed in the UK.
“That is 3.5 Cadbury Creme Eggs for every person in this country to enjoy.”
And, apparently Brits like to put their money where their mouth is – quite literally.
The huge chocolate company has revealed that annually, £70 million is spent on creme filled eggs.
But, back in 2020 Creme Egg fans were left startled after they found out how much sugar was inside the sweet treat.
According to the website, each 40g egg contains 177kcal, 6.1g of fat, 3.7g saturates, 0.06g salt and 26.5g of sugar.
The NHS advises anyone over the age of 11 to limit their daily intake of sugar to 30g.
For more information about sugar and how much you should have, you can access the NHS website here.
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