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    • The 3rd Zebu
    • By The 3rd Zebu 5th Jan 18, 12:18 AM
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    Supermarket staff and shoppers have been accused of unwrapping Cadbury's Creme Eggs
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    • 5th Jan 18, 12:18 AM
    Supermarket staff and shoppers have been accused of unwrapping Cadbury's Creme Eggs 5th Jan 18 at 12:18 AM
    Supermarket staff and shoppers have been accused of unwrapping Cadbury's Creme Eggs and putting them back on the shelf in an attempt to win £2,000.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5236715/Supermarket-STAFF-accused-unwrapping-Cadbury-Creme-Eggs.html

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    • dontone
    • By dontone 5th Jan 18, 9:14 AM
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    Well, that was a well thought out idea wasn't it?
    BTW, have they shrunk again? When we were kids, they were like duck eggs, they seem to have gotten smaller again this year.
    It's a bit like the sauce one a few years ago that had a dragon printed under the lid - a great idea, until people realised that folk were opening them up, looking and replacing them
    It ended up being changed to a code you typed in and seeing if you won instantly.
    These comps never work how they should. Back to the drawing board.......
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    • hamsterfan1
    • By hamsterfan1 5th Jan 18, 11:18 AM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 11:18 AM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 11:18 AM
    If they want to increase sales all they need to do is revert to the original recipe. They have only produced 350 of the special white egg and I've seen a comp to win one with a hundred prizes. Surely this is a n attempt to boost sales not to give out brilliant prizes. I guess 70k is a lot less than they have lost in sales
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    • gentleorange
    • By gentleorange 5th Jan 18, 11:34 AM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 11:34 AM
    What I wouldn't give for a "proper" Cadbury's Creme Egg... Though at the rate I used to get through them it's probably for the best that I find them inedible now!

    I just cannot understand though how sales stay brisk when the chocolate has a definite aftertaste of bile now, same as Hershey's (and apparently because the company that owns both literally uses a compound that's found in vomit, fun fact!)
    • 166million
    • By 166million 5th Jan 18, 12:18 PM
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    If they just sold them normally I'd buy one
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    • By Monkey Chinchilla 12th Jan 18, 9:09 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 9:09 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 9:09 PM
    First one has been found: https://www.joe.co.uk/food/first-white-cadbury-creme-egg-has-been-found-156556
    Most wanted: a lucky newt
    • xcxcsophiexcxc
    • By xcxcsophiexcxc 15th Jan 18, 10:44 AM
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    • 15th Jan 18, 10:44 AM
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    • 15th Jan 18, 10:44 AM
    I was in center parcs this week and clearly an array had been unwrapped , on one the foil hadn't even been wrapped back up so handed it to a memeber of staff. Actually put off buying them all together as I'm unsure if the eggs have been touched by others or not !
    • Midnighter
    • By Midnighter 15th Jan 18, 4:14 PM
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    • 15th Jan 18, 4:14 PM
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    • 15th Jan 18, 4:14 PM
    I was in center parcs this week and clearly an array had been unwrapped , on one the foil hadn't even been wrapped back up so handed it to a memeber of staff. Actually put off buying them all together as I'm unsure if the eggs have been touched by others or not !
    Originally posted by xcxcsophiexcxc
    Same in one of the Tesco branches in Hull, I was tempted to buy one until I noticed several empty wrappers.
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    • nelie
    • By nelie 15th Jan 18, 5:48 PM
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    • 15th Jan 18, 5:48 PM
    It's really sad that a nice promotion has turned into people just opening them..
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    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 15th Jan 18, 5:56 PM
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    It's really sad that a nice promotion has turned into people just opening them..
    Originally posted by nelie
    Yes but very badly thought out.

    Anyone could have told them this would happen.
    • sleepymans
    • By sleepymans 15th Jan 18, 6:00 PM
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    They have always been disgustingly sickly confections......dont even have nostalgic memories of enjoying them.........yuk yuk yuk
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 15th Jan 18, 6:03 PM
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    Never liked them, the chocolate always tasted fusty to me

    But I used to love Cadburys Border Eggs, oh my, they were heaven

    Shame they don't make them anymore
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