Cash-hunters ‘maul’ Cadbury Creme
those in Donegal have been urged to keep Cadbury
Creme Eggs out of reach of sticky little fingers as
people take a sneak peek under the wrappers for
white ones worth up to €1,000.
The popular Willy Wonka-style promotion has been
running for several weeks but some people think it
may pose a food safety issue.
The picked-at eggs have become a feature in
Inishowen shops selling the fondant-filled
Some customers have even taken to the Cadbury
Ireland Facebook page to give out about what they
perceive as a problem with the eggs-citing
“Sick of going into shops and seeing all the Creme
Eggs and the wrapper on most of them are pulled back
to see is there a white egg in it. It's so not fair
and very unhygienic,” said one disgruntled chocolate
Another said: “I love Creme Eggs – (they’re) 100% my
favourite but in our local shops every single one
has been tampered with looking for the white egg, so
I haven’t been buying them unless the multipack if I
go to a supermarket. It’s disgusting that (they) are
all being mauled by people.”
White Creme Eggs found
in Ireland. (Facebook Cadbury Ireland)
The Food Safety
Authority of Ireland (FSAI) told Inishowen News that it had received no complaints about the Cadbury
white Creme Egg promotion.
But it had some advice for retailers and Cadbury
saying the promotion had created “heightened
interest” in the product.
“From a food safety point of view, this is something
that should be addressed at shop level where
retailers feel that there is a risk of children
opening the eggs without the intention of purchasing
one,” an FSAI spokesperson said.
“The wrapping around the egg is the same as has
always been around the usual Cadbury Creme Egg.
Consideration could be given to placing these at
shop level where retailers feel open access is not
an option. This is something that Cadbury could
look at when they review this promotion,” the
Last week Cadbury told Facebook followers: “Loads of
White Creme Eggs have been found across Ireland but
there’s still some out there. Keep hunting for a
chance to find yours and win up to €1,000! #CremeEggHuntingSeason”.
Cadbury has been contacted for comment.