When news broke that the Cadbury Creme Egg recipe that many Brits know and love was “secretly changed” under its new US ownership, many Brits saw this as a clear case of shots fired. The Telegraph simply called it “outrage,” while the Independent talked of a “nation in shock” and called the move “a bilateral attack on the glory of Easter.”
The Sun learned from a Kraft spokesperson that the chocolate egg shell had indeed become something else.
The Independent was not impressed, and responded,
Unsurprisingly, UK Twitter users were outraged—the hashtag #CremeEggGate was spawned to to vent displeasure.
At least one Twitter user just shrugged it off and saw it as an opportunity:
Another Twitter user drew a reasonable conclusion about the change:
Still another user did a taste test between the two and declared that she didn’t taste a difference:
One thing’s for sure: Creme Eggs are serious business, and evidently not to be fucked with on pain of severe side-eye.