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Easter almost ruined as 200,000 Cadbury Creme Eggs stolen in UK

Easter almost ruined as 200,000 Cadbury Creme Eggs stolen in UK

That's about £40,000 worth of Creme Eggs.

The people of Telford, Shropshire almost had a very different Easter this year after a reported 200,000 Cadbury's Creme Eggs were stolen.

Police were called to an industrial estate in Stafford Park when it was discovered that a huge chunk of chocolate treats had gone missing.

Overall, the bandit was estimated to have stolen a whopping £40,000 worth of chocolate, mostly made up of the mini chocolate eggs filled with gooey fondant.

Investigating officers set out to uncover who was pulling Twix and bring them to justice.

Around 200,000 eggs were stolen from the scene.
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Eventually, the Smarties at West Mercia police found the culprit after stopping a vehicle driving down the M42 motorway.

The driver, a 32-year-old man, was charged with criminal damage and two counts of theft, the BBC has reported.

A statement from police read: "West Mercia Police has helped save Easter for Creme Egg fans after almost 200,000 of the chocolate treats were stolen from a unit in Stafford Park in Telford.

"The eggs-travagent theft took place on Saturday 11 February with the chocolate collection box thought to be worth around £40,000.

"Along with the crème eggs a number of other chocolate varieties were also stolen.

"Shortly after the theft a vehicle, presumably purporting to be the Easter bunny, was stopped northbound on the M42 and a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft."

The loot was eventually recovered.
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If you're looking to get your hands on some Cadbury's Creme Eggs, you'll be pleased to know that there's no need to commit theft because they're officially back on shelves in time for Easter.

As you've probably noticed, supermarkets have been filling their shelves with exclusive chocolate products like Creme Eggs, Mini Eggs, Malteser Chocolate Bunnies, and Lindt Gold Bunnies ever since we rang in the new year.

It's so thrilling to see all these products back on shelves that some Cadbury fans are almost too distracted to question what they're actually eating.

Do you really know what's on the inside of a Creme Egg?

People have been taking to social media to try and get to the bottom of it before the Easter holidays roll around.

While Cadbury will tell you that it's 'goo' inside the chocolate shell, there has to be more to it than that, right?

Do you know what's inside a Creme Egg?
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Well, according to the chocolate company's fine print, the centre of a Creme Egg is actually made up of fondant, consisting of sugar, milk, glucose syrup, cocoa butter, inverted sugar syrup, dried whey, vegetable fats and dried egg white.

So, I guess there really is egg in there.

Again, if you're suddenly craving some deliciously gooey Creme Eggs, there's no need to resort to robbery.

In fact, Cadbury's produces a staggering 500 million eggs each year around the Easter holidays, so there's more than enough to go around.

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Topics: UK News, Food And Drink