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Shops Gutted in Hunt for £2,000 Albino Creme Egg

We hate to say we told you so, but, on January 3 in a post titled 'There Are White Creme Eggs in Them There Supermarkets' we correctly hypothesised that the hiding of random white eggs within the foil Creme Egg packaging would lead to mass peeling away of foil and spoiling of normal eggs in the hunt for prize-winning white eggs. And it has. It's in the news. Read More >>

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There Are White Creme Eggs in Them There Supermarkets

Cadbury has done a great thing or a silly thing depending on your opinion of the sociopolitical importance of the Creme Egg recipe, with a white-shelled version of the classic January-through-April treat now on sale. Read More >>

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Cadbury’s Pulled Fudge From its Selection Boxes, and People are Outraged

Change happens but people will always resist it, being the dumb panicking apes that we are. Sometimes that resistance will be an obvious pre-planned stunt, like how Walkers claimed it might get rid of a classic flavour "forever". Sometimes it's just something that had to be done. Whatever the reason, though, Cadbury has pulled the Fudge bar from its selection boxes, and people are fuming. Read More >>

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Unsolicited Sainsbury’s Chocolate Delivery Sickens Dogs

Some people at Sainsbury's supermarket -- in association with posh chocolate brand Green & Black's -- thought it might be nice to jointly advertise both brands by sending out free chocolate to a random selection of homes. Everyone loves free chocolate, they thought. Nothing can go wrong. We'll be heroes. Read More >>

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The Poundland/Toblerone Legal Battle Rumbles On

Last month Poundland revealed that its Toblerone-like chocolate bar, dubbed 'Twin Peaks', had been delayed because Toblerone owner Mondelēz said threatened legal action as it felt Twin Peaks was too similar to its own triangular chocolate. Read More >>

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Poundland Toblerone Clone Delayed Over Legal Threat

Poundland had a noble idea that would capture the hearts of the nation; rebuilding the damaged and laughable Brexit Toblerone. Going under the name of Twin Peaks and with a double-top mountain shape and no wide glacial valleys of shame between its edible mountains, the bar was set to launch in early July -- for £1 -- but has been delayed due to a legal threat from Toblerone maker Mondelez. Read More >>

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Our Greatest Geological Discovery Is This Chocolate Boulder With Edible Geodes Inside

If you thought Cadbury Creme Eggs were humanity’s greatest confectionery creation, Alex O’Brien Yeatts, a baking and pastry student at the Culinary Institute of America, has come up with a dessert that looks straight out of a geology textbook—not a cookbook. Read More >>

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Maltesers are the Latest Victim of Exchange Rate Shortchanging

Mars Confectionery, the producer of nice things we buy in public and consume in bouts of intense private shame, is the latest manufacturer to reduce portion sizes in some of its treats. This isn't to save us from ourselves or stop the nation turning obese -- it's so it can charge the same amount of money for giving us less. Read More >>

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Nestlé Is About To Ruin The Kit Kat

Small changes to childhood favourites can make a huge change to how they taste – we all remember #CremeEggGate – so a lot of people are going to be upset by the news that Nestlé's cutting sugar in Kit Kats and other beloved bars by 10%. Read More >>

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Look What They’ve Done to Toblerone in the UK

Mondelez International is facing a mountain of fully deserved criticism after increasing the size of the gap between Toblerone’s famous peaks in order to reduce the weight of the chocolate bars. Read More >>

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Kinder Says Everything is as Cancerous as its Chocolate, so Not to Worry

The Ferrero company, maker of the little Kinder chocolate bars with the lovely potential choking hazards, has a new thing to worry about -- claims that some of its products contains high levels of carcinogenic substances and ought to be pulled from the shelves. Read More >>

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The Problem With the New Chocolate Substitute is the Problem With All Food Substitutes

There’s a new form of chocolate out there that wants to replace confectionary as we know it. The reason it’s not going to is the same reason all substitute foods keep failing to deliver on their promises: accurately replicating food is almost impossible. Read More >>

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German Techno Enthusiasts Now Snort Chocolate to Get High

According to some people who frequent the darker corners of the Berlin club scene in the hope of bumping into Steve Davis showing Ronnie O'Sullivan what it's all about, there's a hot new chemsex-techno drug on the streets -- chocolate. Read More >>

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Don’t Eat That Mars Bar! Massive Chocolate Recall Over Plastic Contamination

Stop! Don't do it! That Mars bar in your lunchbox may be mighty tempting, but it might not be safe; US chocolate giant Mars has ordered a massive, 55 country-wide product recall, after plastic was found in one of its chocolate bars. Read More >>

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Under a Powerful Microscope Chocolate Looks Like a Delicious Alien World

The only thing cooler than a being an astronaut who gets to explore nearby worlds would be one day landing on a planet completely made of delicious chocolate. Read More >>