There Could Be A Way To Tell If You've Got A White Creme Egg Without Unwrapping It
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Right, that's it. The Christmas season is over, 6 January is officially the last day of Christmas and it's now considered bad luck to have your decorations still up, not least because your tree is presumably so dry by now that it is even more of a fire risk.
All of this means that it is now time for another season selling frenzy to begin, and it won't be long until Easter Eggs and bunnies and all sorts of spring/Easter related crap will forced upon us from every shop window.
As it happens, it has already started. This year, Cadbury Creme Eggs come with an added joy - You could win up to £2,000 if you find a white chocolate egg.
There are about 350 - 400 white eggs out there, with 33 of them worth £1,000, one worth £2,000, and all of them are worth £100 or more.The one £2,000 egg is in a Co-op supermarket somewhere in the UK.
However, there have been a couple of problems with this prize-giving scheme. Lots of people have simply peeled back the wrapper to see the colour of the chocolate before buying it, which is disgusting.
It might not just be people off the street either. There is a good chance that some of the workers in the supermarkets that sell them are already dreaming of having the first go at winning the cash when the shipment arrives, and people have been tweeting pictures of boxes upon boxes of eggs that appear to have been tampered with.
This could have serious effects - especially at a time when hand sanitisation is so important to stop the spread of infection.
Just imagine being laid low for weeks with Australian Flu that you contracted from a filthy Creme Egg because some guy had been fiddling with it.
Help is at hand though. Well, maybe.
Given that the UK is pretty hardcore about product labelling, there is a likelihood that you might be able to tell if you've picked a winning egg without putting your grubby mitts all over it, reports the Mirror.
The normal eggs have ingredients on them that read 'Milk Chocolate' whereas you would presume that a white chocolate egg would read 'White Chocolate' instead.
This could be an clever way of checking for winning eggs in a non-repulsive way, and maintaining your dignity as well as your ability to use your local shop.
Cadbury has yet to confirm whether this packaging hack is worthwhile or not, but it has be better than manhandling a load of chocolate eggs.
Also, they only cost about 58p anyway, so don't be a stingy bastard.