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A student says he was left feeling ‘utterly defeated’ after accidentally eating a special edition Creme Egg that could have been worth £10,000.
In case you missed it, Cadbury has launched a special competition releasing 146 half white, half milk chocolate Creme Eggs – worth between £50 and a whopping £10,000.
If you’re lucky enough to win one, you’ll have to resist the temptation to tuck in – as Cadbury may ask for photographic evidence of you not eating it.
And so, to international student James, who says he had absolutely no clue what a Creme Egg ought to look like so chomped away without giving it a second thought. Ouch.
He told LADbible: “As it was my first ever Creme Egg, I had no idea what the colour of the egg was supposed to be.
“The fact that it was my first egg has given me some consolation – I suppose it was far better than realising the difference in colour, being aware of the competition, and still eating it anyway.” Well, that’s a very zen way of looking at things, James.
It was only after spotting an advert for the competition on Instagram that the realisation of what he’d done kicked in.
He explained: “The first thing I did was to confirm my horror with my girlfriend, who was with me at the time I ate the egg.
“Once it was confirmed, it instantly occurred to me that my potential loss amounted to more than half my university tuition.”
He added: “I am aware that there are people who, rightfully so, do not believe my story – I, too, was also seriously hoping that my girlfriend would tell me otherwise so that I could just forget about it.” Hard lines, mate.
But he’s not given up on his hopes of getting his hands on a prize… even if it’s not £10,000.
James admits that he has no evidence for his claims, as both the ‘wrapper and egg are long gone’, but he is hoping Cadbury takes pity on him and sends some free chocolate his way.
Despite his initial devastation, James has managed to see the funny side of accidentally eating £10,000.
@CadburyUK got you guys some free publicity over my tragic story - reckon you can send me some chocolate (short of £10,000) to get over these trying times?👀— prollyprollyprolly (@prollyProbs) March 14, 2022
“I started telling my friends about it as a way of just getting it off my chest and having a laugh about it,” he said.
“It was definitely a great story to tell at a party and many found it hilarious.
“Honestly, It was great knowing that something positive came out of my tragic story; whether it be a laugh or as a way for people to feel better about their day in comparison.
“Ultimately, I have always seen chocolate as a pick-me-up treat and so I guess the Creme Egg has fulfilled its purpose in the end.”
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