Cadbury Creme Eggs are a racket
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    Thumbs down Cadbury Creme Eggs are a racket

    They've obviously been reducing the size every year, but today I bought a couple and they were both only half full They're up to .99c apiece when they're not on sale, for about as much candy as a single reeses peanut butter cup. I wouldn't mind the price increase so much if they weren't cutting corners on the eggs themselves.

    On a similar note, Girl Scout cookies are also getting smaller, but at least they're for a good cause.

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    Sure, but they're nasty. Cutting the size and/or fill levels should be considered a public service.

    By way of contrast, Cadbury Mini Eggs are little ovoids of heaven itself. And still the same size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danl1
    Sure, but they're nasty. Cutting the size and/or fill levels should be considered a public service.

    By way of contrast, Cadbury Mini Eggs are little ovoids of heaven itself. And still the same size.

    I agree. They should be stuffed with Peeps and shot out to space.


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    Please send me all of your unwanted cadbury eggs.
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    at least our government doesn't think we're too stupid to eat them, like they do with the Kinder Surprise egg.
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    Girl Scout cookies don't actually make that much money for the girl scounts themselves. I think that "administrative" costs eat up a large chunk of it.

    Love them creme eggs. Usually allow myself one/season. But if they're not BIG, kinda doesn't seem like the same candy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine
    Girl Scout cookies don't actually make that much money for the girl scounts themselves. I think that "administrative" costs eat up a large chunk of it.

    Love them creme eggs. Usually allow myself one/season. But if they're not BIG, kinda doesn't seem like the same candy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine
    ................Love them creme eggs. Usually allow myself one/season. But if they're not BIG, kinda doesn't seem like the same candy.
    I usually allow myself a "few" per season.

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    People eat that stuff on purpose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argentius
    People eat that stuff on purpose?
    Have you ever tried one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerlinAma
    Have you ever tried one?
    Yeah, I loved them when I was, you know, 8, and anything with sugar in it was good.

    Now they're just... kind of slimy? And syrupy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argentius
    Yeah, I loved them when I was, you know, 8, and anything with sugar in it was good.

    Now they're just... kind of slimy? And syrupy.
    You say that like it's a bad thing.
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    Cadbury eggs are disgusting.
    It's all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeDaddio
    I agree. They should be stuffed with Peeps and shot out to space.


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    That would be a waste. We can reuse the Peeps to ship bike parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine
    Girl Scout cookies don't actually make that much money for the girl scounts themselves. I think that "administrative" costs eat up a large chunk of it.

    Love them creme eggs. Usually allow myself one/season. But if they're not BIG, kinda doesn't seem like the same candy.
    I believe that there's actually a substantial percentage that stays in the council level and below, counci has costs that derive from overhead on programs and facilites (along with payroll etc), from there the service unit gets some, then the troop does. I'd actually asked this of my wife not too long ago. She's pretty buried into the service unit end of things, along with the troop level.

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    That's why one/season works for me- even with an extreme sweet tooth, they are shockingly sweet as I get older.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapdragen
    Cadbury eggs are disgusting.
    Snap is correct. Also, Mini Eggs are phenomenal.

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    Homemade Cadbury Eggs

    They're actually fairly easy to make yourself & are amazing!
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Home...ry-Creme-Eggs/

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    I love creme eggs and peeps....but I haven't had any sugar or caffeine for over a month and ingesting either at this point would wire my azz for a week.
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    candy should all be caffeinated..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray
    candy should all be caffeinated..........
    +eleventy...

    Cadbury needs an espresso egg....
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    Nice. I'm counting calories and watching what I eat, and I can't even think about stuff like Easter candy and I get all owly and growly. I do love them, normally.
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    piggy backing on that, all vitamin pills should be caffeinated so they FEEL like they are effective IMMEDIATELY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeDaddio
    I agree. They should be stuffed with Peeps and shot out to space.


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    You don't like peeps?
    I like my peeps, there better if a little stale I find also they are amazing in the microwave
    It's a good way to make a giant peep monster yum.

    I get 2 packs a year 1 Easter peeps and 1 Holloween peeps.

    What the hay a truck bus or car will finally take me out long before a few peeps a year does

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