Bloke Creates Giant Creme Egg Using 32 Normal-Sized Eggs
Most of us do some pretty daft things when we've had a few bevs, but one man in Glasgow managed to turn his inebriation into sheer genius when he set about creating a giant Creme Egg - meticulously scooping the fondant out from 32 normal-sized eggs and filling up the shell of a larger one.
That, friends, is the work of a true genius.
Brian Hargadon, 41, said the inspiration stems right back to when he had his first ever Cadbury Creme Egg around three decades ago, when he bit into it to find there was no sugary goo inside.
He told LADbible: "Since then I'd always hoped Cadbury's would bring it out one year, but if we're taxing sugary drinks then we've no chance with this!"
Brian, from Glasgow, explained he and his wife Ashley don't tend to splash out too much on Valentine's Day, but this year she had given him a massive box of Creme Eggs, knowing how much he loves them.
Having snaffled a few each day, stocks were dwindling fast - though not fast enough to escape Brian's creativity.
One evening, he sat down to his first drink since the beginning of the year, having stayed off the booze after hammering it a little to deal with the pain of a recent hip operation.
Realising he'd been prepared this year and got some Easter eggs in early, as Brian went to his stash, the lightbulb moment came.
He said: "I'd seen it done years ago on YouTube where they made their own fondant but I thought, 'Nah, that's no fun' - plus I like a challenge."
Despite the fact it was 11pm on a Saturday night, Brian got himself a drink and set to it, carefully scooping the goo from a total of 32 Creme Eggs.
Brian recalled: "I poured a large whisky and managed to halve the Easter egg perfectly, then I started to chop the top off the eggs and scoop the goo out with a measuring half-teaspoon.
"It took ages, but I was drunk so enjoying it. Fifteen filled up one half and I had 17 left so I got cracking on the other half."
Unsure on how to seal it back up, Brian took to Twitter for some advice and postponed the final stages until the next day.
He said: "On Sunday night I melted some Dairy Milk with the popping candy and brushed it around the edges then places them together and put more round the outside and put it back in the fridge to set.
"Then at about 11pm I took it out, wrapped it back up in the foil and put it back in the box.
"It was so heavy! I just looked at it and honestly, I felt nervous because I'd been dreaming of that moment for about 30 years.
"When I bit into it and the cold chocolate cracked open and I saw how it looked inside I was so f***ing happy, as you can tell from my expression in the video!
"It looked and tasted even better than I hoped it would. I had to get a spoon and tuck into it because of the mess it would've made of my beard."
Brian admitted he didn't manage to scoff the whole egg in one sitting, but did persevere with it over the course of a couple of days.
He said: "I'll be honest, there's absolutely no chance I could eat it in one go.
"Managed about a third the first night, then the same the next two nights.
"I'd never been so thirsty in my entire life!"
Brian said the monster creation cost him £15.90 altogether - £14.40 for the box of Creme Eggs and £1.50 for the Easter egg.
Unfortunately, the arithmetic involved in working out how many calories the oversized snack contained is a little less straight forward.
The LADbible office had a stab at it, and came to a value of 3190.08 calories for the entire thing - having taken the number of calories in a normal Creme Egg (177), worked out what 47 percent of that is to figure out what the fondant alone equated to (83.19), multiplied that by 32 (2,662.08) and added that to the number of calories in a generic Cadbury Easter egg (528).
While our ballpark figure is by no means exact (is fondant more calorific than solid chocolate? Who knows?) it does at least suggest that Brian's mega-egg is one calorific beast - and a tasty one at that.
Brian said: "It made a dream come true.
"The response on Twitter was amazing. I went to bed on Sunday with maybe a couple of thousands likes and by Monday night it was nearly 40k.
"We were p***ing ourselves laughing at all the replies, especially the ones slagging me - but it was really nice getting replies saying how happy they were for me because of how happy I looked!
"I made a joke about diabetes in the thread and a few people weren't happy about it but I meant no offence. I understand how serious a condition it is and how badly it can affect their lives.
"My mate suggested donating some money to a diabetes charity and I thought that was a great idea so that's exactly what I'll be doing."
True to his word, Brian has said he will donate LADbible's fee to a diabetes charity.
And don't worry, for anyone concerned about the fate of those 32 goo-less Creme Egg shells, Brian's made sure they'll be going to a good home: his tummy.
Well, eventually, anyway. Thankfully he's got a while until Easter, meaning he can enjoy them at a slightly more manageable pace this time.
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