The makers of Cadbury Creme Eggs are facing a backlash after changing the recipe for the beloved chocolate treats.
Kraft Foods, which acquired Cadbury in 2010, has stopped using Cadbury’s Dairy Milk for the shell of the Easter treats, and is instead using a “a standard, traditional Cadbury milk chocolate,” CNN
A spokesman for Mondelez International, a spinoff of Kraft, told The Sun: “It’s no longer Dairy Milk. It’s similar, but not exactly Dairy Milk. We tested the new one with consumers. It was found to be the best one for the Creme Egg, which is why we’ve used it this year.”
People expressed their outrage over the change on social media.
The news about Cadbury creme eggs has OUTRAGED me. How has this been allowed to happen?
— Ali Son (@alistron1) January 12, 2015
Thank God I was already sitting down when I heard about Cadbury’s Cream Eggs.
— Richard Sandling (@squat_betty) January 12, 2015
The changes will only affect Cadbury Creme Eggs sold in the UK, according to CNN.
We reached out to the company for comment and will update when we hear back.
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