31 Mar
Six Amazing Facts About Cadbury Mini Eggs

Cadbury Mini Eggs are available to buy for a limited period each year in the run-up to Easter. Cadbury first introduced them in 1967, although the packaging looked quite different back then. 

They're extremely popular for a number of reasons. Firstly, the fact that they are egg-shaped is always going to help pre-Easter sales. However, it's the mouthwatering aroma of the candy shells that hits you when you first open the bag that many find irresistible - this makes it hard to resist devouring the whole packet in one sitting! 

The texture of the crisp shell against the creamy milk chocolate centre is divine, and the Cadbury's chocolate in the centre makes the taste even more delightful. 

Here are six amazing facts about Cadbury Mini Eggs, which may suprise or even shock you!

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12 Cadbury Mini Egg tubes, upright in a display box

1. Mini Eggs are NOT made in the United Kingdom. 

You may be disappointed to learn that the product is not British. Actually, that's only partially true because before 2010, they were made at the Keynsham factory in Somerset. Since 2010, they have been made in Poland.

2. There are green Mini Eggs

Yes, it's true. In Canada, the colours of Mini Eggs have been yellow, pink, turquoise, and green since 2010, but quite why Canadians prefer green eggs over white is anyone's guess! Pastel green is an attractive colour, and we think this would be a welcome addition to the British version.

3. Mini Eggs should NOT be given to young children. 

According to St. John's Ambulance, they could actually be a choking hazard to children under 4 years old, and they issued a warning about several brands in 2020. Cutting them in half or into small pieces is a simple solution, which will help avoid them lodging in your little one's throat.

4. Mini Eggs also come in a tin

Never seen one? Well, the tins launched in 2020, and you can buy a big 319g tin of Mini Eggs from Hungry Expats. The price is £9.99, and the tin has an attractive appearance, allowing it to be reused as a storage tin. Of course, it can also be refilled with more eggs or other chocolate products! 

Chocolate puffed rice cakes with mini eggs topping

5. The original product included blue eggs

I remember the blue ones from my 1970s childhood, but these days, they are purple with speckles. The other three colours remain the same: white, yellow, and pink. However, the U.S. is the only country where you can still buy the original colours.

There is a good reason why blue is not included. Blue food is not common in nature, and is, therefore, viewed as unnatural by many people and is associated with artificial, synthetic colouring. There has also been a lot of negativity in the media surrounding blue food dyes, linking them to hyperactivity and even cancer.

6. There are six variants of Mini Eggs

Although most of them have been discontinued. These are White Mini Eggs, Micro Mini Eggs, Dark Mini Eggs, Popping Mini Eggs (which had no speckles), Orange Mini Eggs and Shimmering Mini Eggs. 

Orange Mini Eggs launched in 2024 and are exclusive to Tesco.

Current Range (2024)

Rumours have been circulating online that Cadbury's are to stop manufacturing Mini Eggs. However, it is only the 38g Mini Egg cartons that are no longer available. The 80g, 270g, and 1kg bags were still available in the run-up to Easter 2024. The new Mini Eggs chocolate bar was also launched.

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